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.  


“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


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


3RB Awards the Twentieth Du Cann Memorial Prize

Congratulations to Alexander (Zander) Goss, winner of this year’s Gray’s Inn Moot Competition, and of the Three Raymond Buildings Du Cann Prize for Excellence in Advocacy. Richard Du Cann QC was one of the foremost – and formidable – advocates of his generation, a student and later a Master of the Bench of Gray’s Inn, […]


Former Chief Secretary of Hong Kong appeal

Hugo Keith QC appeared in the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal representing one of the appellants in the corruption case concerning the former Chief Secretary of Hong Kong, Rafael Hui. Click here to read the article from Shanghai Daily


Officers cleared of misconduct and gross misconduct

Two officers have been cleared of wrongdoing after transporting a suspect to a police station with a pillow case on his head. Ailsa Williamson represented the officers. Click here to read the article from the Birmingham Mail


Rachel Barnes joins ‘children in conflict’ international inquiry panel

The new Inquiry on Protecting Children in Conflict – which will aim to halt the widespread violation of children’s rights in conflict zones – was unveiled by the UN Special Envoy for Global Education and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown in a speech at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 19 April […]