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  • Brixton Police Station stabbing - Acquitted of murder

    Tyrone Smith QC (instructed by Sheridan Joseph of Ledgisters) represented Rio Clarke who was convicted of the lesser alternative of manslaughter following a gang-related stabbing outside Brixton Police station in broad daylight. Further details

  • Former European heavyweight champion pleads guilty to public order offence

    Michael Neofytou (instructed by Phil Smith of Tuckers) represented Dereck Chisora, who became embroiled in an argument over car parking in North London. He was sentenced by way of a community order. Click here for further details

  • First case of UK national tried for serious sexual offences committed abroad

    Jeremy Dein QC (instructed by Kangs) represented former teacher Simon Harris. The jury acquitted on multiple counts of rape and attempted rape of children in Kenya but convicted on lesser allegations of indecent assault.

  • British woman sentenced for posting terrorist propaganda on Facebook

    Jo Sidhu QC represented Runa Khan, the British woman who admitted promoting violent jihad in Syria on Facebook. She was sentenced to 5 years 3 months imprisonment at Kingston-Upon-Thames Crown Court on 11th December 2014. For further details - click here

  • Acquittal in Swiss banker murder case (Grand Court, Cayman Islands)

    Courtenay Griffiths QC represented the defendant Leonard Ebanks who was alleged to have confessed to the killing to two separate witnesses, one of whom had given evidence against him in an earlier murder trial in which he had been convicted. Ebanks asserted that both witnesses had fabricated their alleged confessions, resulting in the jury hearing of his previous conviction for murder. He was acquitted after the jury had been in retirement for just over two hours.

  • First British woman sentenced for terror offences linked to Syria

    Natalie Sherborn (instructed by Carl Newman of Steel & Shamash and led by Mark Summers QC of Matrix Chambers) represented Amal El-Wahabi, who arranged for €20,000 to be transferred to her partner who travelled to

  • A History of Ideas - BBC Radio 4

    Harry Potter’s first two episodes in a series about the history of ideas are broadcast this month alongside a discussion with Melvyn Bragg. Listen live or catch up here
    12 November (Noon) Individual Freedom and the State 
    24 November (Noon) How can I tell right from wrong (with Melvyn Bragg
    27 November (Noon) Morality and the Law

  • Crime Chambers of the Year 2014 - Legal 500

    Chambers is delighted to have to have been awarded Crime Chambers of the Year at this year’s Legal 500 UK Awards.

  • Legal 500 - Ranked in the Top Tier for Fraud

  • Chambers is proud to have been placed in the top tier for fraud in this year's Legal 500

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