13.01.20

Woman found guilty of ‘Medieval duel’ murder of ex husband

Following a 4 week trial at Kingston Crown Court, Asta Juskauskiene was found guilty of murder after she arranged for her ex-husband and lover to meet in a ‘medieval duel’ and fight to the death. She will be sentenced on the 7th February. Hugh Davies QC represented the prosecution. Click here to read the article […]

13.12.19

Officer cleared of giving student protestor brain injury

A City of London police officer was cleared of all wrongdoing at a gross misconduct hearing concerning a brain injury sustained by student Alfie Meadows at protests 9 years ago. Kevin Baumber represented the officer. Click here to read the article from the BBC

09.12.19

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 […]

15.11.19

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 […]

27.09.19

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

18.09.19

£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