30.09.16

Military Equipment Corruption

Following a guilty plea, former financial director, Simon Davies, was sentenced to 11 months imprisonment at the Old Bailey for making a corrupt payment. His co-defendant Robert Gillam received a term of imprisonment of 2 years. Saba Naqshbandi represented Mr Davies Click here to read the article from the BBC

26.09.16

Lawful Killing conclusion in James Fox Inquest

On 23.09.16 and after a four week inquest a jury returned a conclusion of lawful killing in relation to the death of James Fox. Mr Fox was shot five times by armed police officers. The jury stated in a narrative conclusion that the  experienced police officers honestly believed that they needed to fire to defend […]

Network Rail fined £4m for death on level crossing

On 21st September 2016, Network Rail was fined £4m in respect of safety failings over a period 12 years at Gipsy Lane level crossing in Needham Market, Suffolk, which resulted in the death of Oliver McFarland. Sarah Le Fevre represented the prosecuting authority, the Office of Rail and Road. Click here to read the article […]

06.09.16

Colonel Kumar Lama Acquitted

Following an eight week trial at the Central Criminal Court, Colonel Kumar Lama was acquitted of a count of torture allegedly committed in Nepal during the civil war in 2005. The acquittal was covered by reporting restrictions whilst the Crown Prosecution Service reviewed the case. No evidence was offered on the remaining charge on the […]

04.08.16

Convictions in Gangland Murder

Remzi Akguc and Yilmaz Coskun have been convicted of the murder of Hidir Aksakal, known as Boxer Cetin. The victim, who had himself been prosecuted for a Turkish gangland murder in 1998 – of which he was acquitted – was shot dead in Tottenham in August 2015. His killers then buried his body in a […]

01.08.16

Racism case against three Met police officers collapses

A police misconduct case alleging the racially motivated use of a taser on a black firefighter was stopped following the IPCC admitting failures in its independent investigation in response to arguments concerning delay and non-disclosure. Kevin Baumber represented the accused taser officer. Click here to read the article from the BBC news

27.07.16

Fraudster who lived in a secret six bedroom mansion jailed

A fraudster who built a six-bedroom luxury mansion disguised within a farm shed has been jailed for drugs and money laundering offences. Alan Yeomans, of Yeaveley, Derbyshire, had been made bankrupt but went on to run three companies in part as a front to launder money he made from producing cannabis. Yeomans was jailed for […]