06.08.18

High Court hears the first ever Unexplained Wealth Order

The High Court today heard a challenge to the first ever Unexplained Wealth Order. The order had originally been sought and obtained by the National Crime Agency, and concerns a property in London said ultimately to be owned by a Politically-Exposed Person now in custody abroad. (There are reporting restrictions in place to protect the […]

01.08.18

Ex-HSBC FX Trader Wins Rare U.K. Order Blocking Extradition to U.S.

Stuart Scott, the former head of currency trading at HSBC Holdings Plc, won a last-ditch battle to block his extradition to the U.S., where he would face wire-fraud charges. Clair Dobbin was instructed as Junior Counsel for Mr Scott. Click here to read your article from the Telegraph

30.07.18

Firm fined £145k over workers’ deaths

Two men killed in a factory explosion three years ago when the paint booth they were working in exploded and turned into a fireball saw their employer, Harford Attachments Ltd, admit two breaches of health and safety practices, and were fined £145,000 at Norwich Crown Court. Jonathan Ashley-Norman, prosecuting, told the court the deaths had […]

Officer cleared after smashing through suspect’s windscreen

A police officer captured in a video that went viral was cleared at Southwark Crown Court of criminal damage, common assault and possession of a blade after sawing and smashing his way through a suspect’s windscreen using a multi-tool. Kevin Baumber represented the accused officer. Click here to read the article from the BBC

25.06.18

Sanctions: Challenging Designations

Rachel Barnes has authored a Practice Note for Practical Law (Thomson Reuters). Rachel looks at UN, EU and UK-autonomous sanctions. She addresses ways in which sanctions targets may challenge their designations and strategic considerations. Click here to read the article

18.06.18

Bupa fined £3M

Following the death of a pensioner at a nursing home in Essex after contracting Legionnaire’s disease, Bupa have been fined £3M. Jonathan Ashley-Norman QC represented the Health & Safety Executive Click here to read the article from the BBC

24.05.18

Couple found guilty of murdering French au pair

Following a trial at the Old Bailey, both Sabrina Kouider & Oussem Medouni have been found guilty of the murder of Sophie Lionnet, their au pair. Richard Horwell QC was lead Counsel for the Prosecution Click here to read the article from the BBC

21.05.18

Moped robbers guilty of murder

Two teenagers have been convicted of murder, wounding with intent and robbery after a vicious crime spree in Maida Vale, London, in February 2018. In the space of 3½ hours, the pair, each armed with at least one knife, committed a total of 11 robberies, stabbing 5 of their victims, one of them fatally. Bill […]