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


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


Bupa fined £3M

Following the death of a pensioner at a nursing home in Essex after contracting Legionnaire’s disease, Bupa have been fined £3M. Jonathan Ashley-Norman QC represented the Health & Safety Executive Click here to read the article from the BBC


Couple found guilty of murdering French au pair

Following a trial at the Old Bailey, both Sabrina Kouider & Oussem Medouni have been found guilty of the murder of Sophie Lionnet, their au pair. Richard Horwell QC was lead Counsel for the Prosecution Click here to read the article from the BBC


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 […]