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  • Gang Crime: Reality and Resolution - 25 Bedford Row Crime Group Symposium (10 September 2014)

    This interactive symposium will feature a diverse mix of expert speakers. Please click here for more details.

  • Disseminating terrorist publications via Facebook

    Jo Sidhu QC represented a Luton woman alleged to have disseminated terrorist publications via Facebook to encourage jihad in Syria. Following guilty pleas she is to be sentenced on 26 September 2014.

  • First British women tried for terror offences linked to Syria

    Natalie Sherborn (instructed by Carl Newman of Steel & Shamash) represented Amal El-Wahabi, who arranged for €20,000 to be transferred to her partner who was alleged to have travelled to Syria to join a jihadi group as a foreign fighter.
    The case was widely reported in the media; more details can be found in The Guardian and the BBC

  • Trial of former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos collapses

    Jeremy Dein QC makes the first ever successful application to stay in a case of non-state agent entrapment. Following cross-examination of under cover journalist Mazher Mahmood ("the fake sheikh"), the Recorder of Westminster concluded that "there were strong grounds for believing Mr Mahmood had told lies" and that he had been exposed manipulating evidence to the detriment of Tulisa Contostavlos. As a consquence Mr Mahmood has immediately been suspended from his job as undercover journalist with The Sunday Times.

  • Jeremy Dein QC speaks in Hong Kong: 'The Criminal Trial in 2014 - Identification Crisis?’

    Leading criminal, regulatory and corporate solicitors Tanner De Witt have invited Jeremy to speak to an audience of Hong Kong solicitors and other criminal justice system participants on 28 August 2014. Further details

     

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