12.11.18

Alisdair Williamson QC co-author to CBA report into the working of Section 41

Alisdair Williamson QC is a co-author of the shortly to be published CBA report into the working of section 41, which governs the sensitive and controversial area of cross-examination of complainants in sexual offence trials on their previous sexual history, particularly in light of the decision in R. v. Chedwyn Evans. The report is unprecedented […]

30.10.18

Privacy rights in the Commonwealth

Colin Nicholls has published an article with Genevieve Woods in The Parliamentarian journal which considers the impact of mutual legal assistance and information sharing arrangements between states upon the privacy rights of Commonwealth citizens. Click here to read the article online at pages 69-71. Commonwealth Article

27.09.18

New Tenant – Stuart Biggs

Chambers are delighted to announce that Stuart Biggs is now a tenant of Three Raymond Buildings.

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 had 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