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 […]


Supreme Court Judgment – Guraj

Judgment was handed down by the Supreme Court today  in the case of R v Guraj. The case concerned the procedure for postponing confiscation proceedings under section 14 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 where the prosecution had allowed them to lapse for 540 days. The Court of Appeal had found in favour of […]


NHS Trust Fined Following Patient Death

The Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust was sentenced to a fine of £366,000 for health and safety failings following the death of an elderly patient found drowned in a bath of water. Saba Naqshbandi prosecuted on behalf of The Health & Safety Executive. Click here to read the article from the Health & Safety […]


“Grindr Serial Killer” convicted

Stephen Port has been convicted of the murder of four young men he met via gay dating apps; he lured them to his flat in Barking where he overdosed them with the ‘date rape’ drug, GHB, in order to satisfy his fetish for having sex with men whilst they were unconscious. William Emlyn Jones appeared for […]