Duggan Inquest Appeal Verdict

The Court of Appeal have rejected the appeal into the verdict following the Inquest into the death of Mark Duggan Hugo Keith QC and Sarah Le Fevre represented the Metropolitan Police Service Click here to read the article from the BBC


Businessman cleared of manslaughter

Aaron Brown, a prominent businessman, was today cleared of manslaughter by gross negligence. Trevor Burke QC represented Mr Brown. Click here to read the article from the BBC


Victoria Gayle sentenced

Victoria Gayle has been sentenced for preventing the lawful burial of her son, whose body she kept hidden in a spare bedroom, and later in a garden shed. It was not discovered until over ten years after the child’s death, by which time it was no longer possible to establish a cause of death. Bill […]


Thomas Orchard death in custody

Verdict returned in trial of custody sergeant for gross negligence manslaughter. Patrick Gibbs QC represented Sergeant Kingshott Click here to read the article from the Guardian


Southwark Council ordered to pay over £500,000

On 28th February 2017, the London Borough of Southwark was sentenced following guilty pleas to four fire safety offences which occured between 2006 and 2009 which were discovered after a serious fire at Lakanal House, a multi occupied tower block owned by the Council. LBS was sentenced to a fine of £270,000 and ordered to […]


Clive Nicholls QC

We are very sad to announce that Clive Nicholls QC died on Thursday 9th February 2017 following a fall at his home in Devon 3 weeks earlier. Clive has been a member of chambers since his call 60 years ago, and was Head of Chambers from 1994 until 2010.  He was hugely respected in his […]


Indefinite hospital Order for Russell Square killer

Zakaria Bulhan, who stabbed six people in Russell Square, central London, killing an American tourist, has pleaded guilty to manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility, and five counts of wounding with intent. He was suffering from paranoid scizophrenia. After a two day sentencing hearing, he has been made the subject of a Hospital Order under […]


Rachel Barnes appointed to Attorney General’s Public International Law ‘B’ Panel

Congratulations to Rachel Barnes on her appointment to the ‘B’ Panel of the Attorney General’s Public International Law Junior Counsel to the Crown. Members of the Attorney General’s Public International Law Panel advise the UK Government on matters of public international law and represent the UK Government in international and domestic litigation.


Cambridge graduate jailed after breaching court order concerning stolen trade secrets

James Lewis QC, James Hines QC and Rachel Scott acted for Trenchant Ltd as private prosecutors in this case brought against Mr Ke Xu. Southwark Crown Court passed a sentence of 18 months’ imprisonment on Mr Xu for twice breaching a Serious Crime Prevention Order passed eighteen months earlier. The defendant had originally pleaded guilty […]