Gerald Matovu was convicted of murder at the Old Bailey; he and his partner Brandan Dunbar targeted their victims through gay dating apps, drugging them and stealing from them. Matovu met a businessman through the Gindr app and gave him a fatal dose of GHB at his home in Chessington. Matovu had also previously admitted […]
The Public inquiry into the death of Anthony Grainger has concluded that the Greater Manchester Police firearms officer, Q9, did not act unlawfully when he shot Mr Grainger. Hugh Davies QC & Emma Collins represented the firearms officer throughout the proceedings Click here to read the article from the BBC
Westminster Magistrates’ Court discharged five individuals today alleged to be part of a significant human trafficking gang, accused of smuggling migrants from Belgium into the UK in the cargo space of lorries. The court discharged the individuals under section 12A of the Extradition Act 2003. Rebecca Hadgett represented two of the Requested Persons in the […]
Carole Ann Hodson was sentenced to 2 years imprisonment and ordered to pay almost £4.5m in confiscation at the Wolverhapmton Crown Court Rachel Barnes represented the Serious Fraud Office throughout the case Click here to read the article from the SFO website
In an inquest lasting almost 5 weeks, Neil Saunders and Heather Oliver represented 5 plain clothed officers who were involved in stopping a vehicle where 25 year old Edir Da Costa was a passenger. At some point, unbeknown to the officers, Mr Da Costa put multiple packets of crack cocaine and heroin into his mouth. […]
On 11 June, Westminster Magistrates’ Court discharged an AFO imposed on funds received from Iran and the Metropolitan Police Service withdrew its application for a further order. AFOs are a new law enforcement tool, introduced by the Criminal Finances Act 2017. Rachel Barnes acted for the account holder, instructed by Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP
A former owner of UK-based ALCA Fasteners has pleaded guilty at Walsall Magistrates Court to bribing a purchasing manager to secure £12 million in contracts for the company. Rachel Barnes represented the Serious Fraud Office Click here to read the article from the SFO
Our warmest congratulations go to Saba Naqshbandi on her appointment as Assistant Coroner for Inner North London, sitting at St Pancras and Poplar Coroner’s Courts.
John Hardy QC, leading John Greany, successfully secured the convictions of a gang for their part in the fraud of millions of pounds from businesses and individuals following a 6 month trial at Blackfriars Crown Court. Ten defendants, six of whom are family relations were found guilty and jailed for a total of nearly 50 […]
Our warmest congratulations go to Bill Emlyn Jones on his appointment as Senior Treasury Counsel.