Court of Appeal reduce sentence in sexual assault case from 8 years to 5 years

Ailsa Williamson represented the Appellant in this successful appeal against sentence which raised issues about the meaning of “forced/uninvited entry into victim’s home” and “victim is particularly vulnerable due to personal circumstances” for the purposes of factors indicating harm category 2 of the Sentencing Council Definitive Guideline for the offence of assault by penetration. Jose […]


Diamond Tycoon Extradition

The Government of India seeks the extradition of Nirav Modi, a diamond tycoon, in relation to an allegation that he defrauded the Punjab National Bank of a billion dollars. Hugo Keith QC represented Nirav Modi on his bail application; James Lewis QC represents the Crown Prosecution Service Click here to read the article from the […]


Zamira Hajiyeva

In extradition proceedings brought by the Government of Azerbaijan, Hugo Keith QC and Ben Watson successfully represented Zamira Hajiyeva, the lady accused of massive expenditure in Harrods and against whom an Unexplained Wealth Order was made. Helen Malcolm QC represented the Government of Azerbaijan. Click here to read the article from the Telegraph


£7M+ Confiscation ordered against former company executives

Former company executives of Saunders Electrical Wholesalers Ltd (SEWL) have been ordered to pay back over £7M of criminal proceeds following contested confiscation proceedings. They had previously been convicted of conspiracy to defraud. Rachel Barnes represented the Serious Fraud Office. Click here to read the article from the SFO Website


Rachel Barnes speaking on sanctions in Cyprus and Jersey

Rachel Barnes is speaking today on international sanctions and export controls at the English-Cypriot Law Day, Limassol, Cyprus. Click here for more details. On Tuesday 17 September, Rachel is speaking at the Jersey sanctions forum, St Helier. Click here for more details.


Ben Brandon

We are delighted to wish Ben Brandon well in his new role as a Partner at Mishcon de Reya and look forward to continuing to work closely together in our shared specialist fields.