24.04.18

Inquiry on Protecting Children in Conflict presents its findings

The Inquiry is tasked with strengthening the legal framework for the protection of children in armed conflict and holding perpetrators of abuses to account. It is comprised of a legal panel and an advisory panel of globally influential policy-makers, thinkers and activists, chaired by Gordon Brown and backed by international charities, Theirworld and Save the […]

18.04.18

British Airways baggage handlers sentenced

Sentences have been passed in respect of a conspiracy to import over 200kg of cocaine into Heathrow Terminal 5, through the use of corrupt British Airways baggage handlers. Over the course of two trials, 12 of the 14 defendants were convicted and sentenced to a total of 139 years in custody. Luke Ponte acted for […]

13.04.18

Hugo Keith QC and Clair Dobbin in successful Article 2 judicial review

Hugo Keith QC and Clair Dobbin acted for the successful claimant in a judicial review of the decision by the Metropolitan Police Service not to permit him to resign during the currency of an investigation into the death of Sean Rigg. The police officer who had been involved in the restraint of Sean Rigg sought […]

12.04.18

Report into Cyril Smith and the sexual abuse of children in Rochdale

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse published its report into the investigation of Cambridge House Boys’ Hostel, Knowl View School, and Rochdale Borough Council on 12 April 2018. Clair Dobbin was counsel to the Rochdale inquiry and continues to be counsel to the investigation into children’s homes in Lambeth. Click on the links below […]

26.03.18

Civil Recovery Order in SFO Chadian Corruption case

Jonathan Ashley-Norman QC and Nicholas Yeo acted for the wife a senior Chadian diplomat accused of taking £4.4m of shares as a corrupt inducement in connection with the grant of oil exploration rights in Chad by a Canadian corporation, Griffiths Energy International. Click here to read the article from The Times

14.03.18

Hours cut for Juju

A nightclub in Chelsea, popular with celebrities has had its opening hours reduced and various other conditions imposed upon it following a successful application by the Metropolitan Police. The police argued that JuJu on King’s Road had been associated with seven incidents of crime or disorder in the last 18 months, including a serious incident […]

28.02.18

Northumbria officer cleared

A Northumbrian Police officer accused of assaults on CCTV upon a prisoner handcuffed to the rear by dragging feet first from a police van and dropping face first on a cell floor causing injuries was unanimously acquitted by a Teeside Crown Court jury. Kevin Baumber defended the accused officer Click here to read the article […]

20.02.18

3RB Launches the Nicholls Prize for Mooting

We are pleased to announce the launch of an advocacy prize in memory of Clive Nicholls QC, to be presented annually for the next ten years to the winner of the Gray’s Inn Mooting final. Clive Nicholls QC died in February 2017, aged 84. He had been a member of Chambers for 60 years and […]

15.02.18

The “body in the freezer” – uncle convicted of double rape and murder

Mujahid Arshid has been convicted of the kidnap, rape and brutal murder of his niece, and the rape and attempted murder of a second victim. He was also convicted of historic sexual offences. Bill Emlyn Jones was junior counsel for the prosecution. Click here to read the article from the BBC

09.02.18

London Bridge Terrorist Attacks PIR

A Pre Inquest Review took place today about the deaths following the London Bridge terror attacks on 3rd June 2017. The full inquests are due to commence in January 2019 at the Central Criminal Court. Hugo Keith QC and Matthew Butt represent the Metropolitan Police Service Saba Naqshbandi represents the London Fire & Emergency Planning […]