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 […]


Man jailed for Finsbury Park murder

Kasim Lewis today pleaded guilty to the murder of Iuliana Tudos on Christmas Eve 2017; her body was found by friends in a burnt out shed in Finsbury Park, north London, three days later. Lewis was jailed for life with a minimum of 29 years, for a murder described by the Common Serjeant of London […]


3RB Awards the First Nicholls prize for Advocacy

Congratulations to Peter Savory, winner of the Gray’s Inn Moot Final on 14.5.18 and recipient of our inaugural prize in memory of Clive Nicholls QC, awarded at the event by his twin brother, Colin Nicholls QC. Clive’s widow Alison and daughter Jacqui were also honoured guests. Clive died in February 2017, aged 84. He had […]


Inquiry on Protecting Children in Conflict presents its findings

The Inquiry is tasked with strengthening the legal framework for the protection of children in armed conflict and holding perpetrators of abuses to account. It is comprised of a legal panel and an advisory panel of globally influential policy-makers, thinkers and activists, chaired by Gordon Brown and backed by international charities, Theirworld and Save the […]


British Airways baggage handlers sentenced

Sentences have been passed in respect of a conspiracy to import over 200kg of cocaine into Heathrow Terminal 5, through the use of corrupt British Airways baggage handlers. Over the course of two trials, 12 of the 14 defendants were convicted and sentenced to a total of 139 years in custody. Luke Ponte acted for […]


Hugo Keith QC and Clair Dobbin in successful Article 2 judicial review

Hugo Keith QC and Clair Dobbin acted for the successful claimant in a judicial review of the decision by the Metropolitan Police Service not to permit him to resign during the currency of an investigation into the death of Sean Rigg. The police officer who had been involved in the restraint of Sean Rigg sought […]


Report into Cyril Smith and the sexual abuse of children in Rochdale

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse published its report into the investigation of Cambridge House Boys’ Hostel, Knowl View School, and Rochdale Borough Council on 12 April 2018. Clair Dobbin was counsel to the Rochdale inquiry and continues to be counsel to the investigation into children’s homes in Lambeth. Click on the links below […]


Civil Recovery Order in SFO Chadian Corruption case

Jonathan Ashley-Norman QC and Nicholas Yeo acted for the wife a senior Chadian diplomat accused of taking £4.4m of shares as a corrupt inducement in connection with the grant of oil exploration rights in Chad by a Canadian corporation, Griffiths Energy International. Click here to read the article from The Times