In an inquest lasting almost 5 weeks, Neil Saunders and Heather Oliver represented 5 plain clothed officers who were involved in stopping a vehicle where 25 year old Edir Da Costa was a passenger. At some point, unbeknown to the officers, Mr Da Costa put multiple packets of crack cocaine and heroin into his mouth. […]
On 11 June, Westminster Magistrates’ Court discharged an AFO imposed on funds received from Iran and the Metropolitan Police Service withdrew its application for a further order. AFOs are a new law enforcement tool, introduced by the Criminal Finances Act 2017. Rachel Barnes acted for the account holder, instructed by Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP
A former owner of UK-based ALCA Fasteners has pleaded guilty at Walsall Magistrates Court to bribing a purchasing manager to secure £12 million in contracts for the company. Rachel Barnes represented the Serious Fraud Office Click here to read the article from the SFO
Our warmest congratulations go to Saba Naqshbandi on her appointment as Assistant Coroner for Inner North London, sitting at St Pancras and Poplar Coroner’s Courts.
John Hardy QC, leading John Greany, successfully secured the convictions of a gang for their part in the fraud of millions of pounds from businesses and individuals following a 6 month trial at Blackfriars Crown Court. Ten defendants, six of whom are family relations were found guilty and jailed for a total of nearly 50 […]
Our warmest congratulations go to Bill Emlyn Jones on his appointment as Senior Treasury Counsel.
Mr Nassim Saadi, a Tunisian national, has been removed the global ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida sanctions list by the United Nations Security Council. His international legal team was led by Rachel Barnes. Click here to read the article
Ailsa Williamson represented a MPS police officer who executed a blocking manoeuvre in an attempt to stop a moped rider who was suspected of criminal activity from filtering through stationary traffic. The moped crashed into the police vehicle and the rider suffered injury. The police officer faced dismissal for allegations relating to use of force […]
Turkey has failed in a final attempt to extradite a dispossessed media proprietor to Ankara to face financial charges allegedly related to the 2016 failed military coup. The High Court in London upheld a ruling that the case against Hamdi Akın İpek, whose newspapers and TV stations have been confiscated by Turkish officials for criticising […]
Genevieve Woods, together with Thomas Roe QC and Lord Carnwath of Notting Hill, addressed the conference today on the topic of R (Miller and Santos) v Secretary of State: Lessons in Constitutionalism.