08.01.18

Record fines imposed following prosecution under Data Protection Act

A firm of loss adjusters and two senior officials have been fined under the Data Protection Act for tasking private investigators illegally to access bank records. £150,000 + fines (a record for the Information Commission) were imposed. Richard Horwell QC and Robert Morris were instructed by the Information Commissioner’s Office Click here to read the […]

04.01.18

New Falklands Chief Justice appointed

James Lewis QC was today sworn in as the Chief Justice of the Falkland Islands. Click here to read the article from the Government’s website

14.12.17

High Court judgment in Iraqi Civilians v Ministry of Defence

Mr Justice Leggatt today handed down judgment in the cases of four lead claimants, which were heard in two separate trials. Awarding damages to the claimants, the Court found that the Ministry of Defence breached both the Geneva Conventions and the Human Rights Act in the inhuman and degrading treatment and arbitrary detention of the […]

23.11.17

A 3RB tribute to Jeremy Hutchinson

So much has justifiably been written about Jeremy since his death that we felt it appropriate not simply to repeat the same material in a tribute here, but to ask some of those former members of our chambers who practised with him to put pen to paper. Their thoughts, in no particular order, appear below. […]

13.11.17

Nightclub Acid Attack

Following a 5-week trial, Arthur Collins was convicted by a jury at the Wood Green Crown Court of a number of offences of serious assault during the course of which 22 people were injured. Luke Ponte appeared for the prosecution.

03.11.17

Officers cleared after ‘unprecedented and unexplained’ delays by IPCC

Two Metropolitan Police Officers were cleared of gross misconduct after “unprecedented” delays of an investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission Hugh Davies QC and Kevin Baumber represented the Officers Click here to read the article from the Independent Click here to read the link from the BBC

20.10.17

Police officers cleared of misconduct following the death of Henry Hicks

Four police officers were cleared today of all misconduct charges relating to the death of Henry Hicks on 19.12.14. Henry Hicks died after losing control of his moped whilst two police units were following him with lights and sirens activated. The Misconduct Panel found that the officers were not involved in a pursuit as defined […]

16.10.17

Met Police officer cleared of rape and sexual assault

Metropolitan Police Officer, Carl Blood, was acquitted of charges of rape and sexual assault following a week-long trial at Luton Crown Court. Ailsa Williamson represented the Defendant. Click here to read the article from the BBC