29.09.17

Corruption and Misuse of Public Office Book released

The 3rd edition of Corruption and Misuse of Public Office by Oxford University Press was released 29th September 2017. Authors; Colin Nicholls QC, Tim Daniel, Alan Bacarese, James Maton and John Hatchard.

27.09.17

Peter Ferdinand acquitted of conspiracy to bribe

Hugo Keith QC and Rachel Kapila acted for Peter Ferdinand in the SFO’s latest case of overseas bribery. Mr Ferdinand was acquitted by a jury at Southwark Crown Court of conspiracy to bribe. The remaining defendants, and the company for which he worked, pleaded guilty Click here to read the article from the Daily Mail¬†

09.08.17

Double murderer and “PC Fantasist” convicted

Jason Marshall has been convicted of murder, after CCTV was discovered showing his torture and asphyxiation of a man he had met via a gay dating website. Bill Emlyn Jones appeared for the prosecution.  

03.08.17

“Three Musketeer” jihadi terrorists jailed for life

After a 96 day Old Bailey trial, four terrorists have been convicted and given life sentences for planning a bomb and knife attack to be carried out in the UK. William Emlyn Jones was junior prosecution counsel. Click here to read the article from the BBC

17.07.17

Officers cleared of ABH and misconduct

Four police officers have been cleared of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and misconduct in a public office¬†at Southwark Crown Court. One of the officers, who were all attached to the Gangs Unit operating in Tower Hamlets, was accused of punching a 14 year old gang member during his arrest in November 2015; his co-defendants […]

Detective Inspector cleared of gross misconduct

Allegations that a Detective Inspector ignored concerns raised by a Detective Sergeant that there was insufficient evidence to detain a member of the public, and that he directed she should be further arrested for another matter leading to her wrongly being deprived of her liberty were all found not proven. Ailsa Williamson represented Detective Inspector […]

10.07.17

Success in 14-year Extradition battle

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights today ruled a Scottish man should be tried for murder in the United States following a 14 year legal battle, the longest extradition case recorded. Philip Harkins, who has been incarcerated in the UK since 2003, shall now be tried in the United States for […]

09.06.17

South Yorkshire Chief Constable’s resignation-call ‘unlawful’

A police commissioner’s decision to suspend the chief constable of South Yorkshire and then ask him to resign was unlawful, the High Court has ruled. David Crompton was suspended following the Hillsborough inquests in April 2016 with Dr Alan Billings citing an erosion of public trust and confidence in the force. Click here to read […]