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  • ‘Shopping trolley manslaughter’ - Acquittal in minutes

  • Jeremy Dein QC and Nicola Howard (instructed by Blackfords) represented Melanie Buck, who was acquitted following a 5 day trial at Croydon Crown Court.

  • BBC Radio 4 - A History of Ideas

  • Harry Potter is Melvyn Bragg’s guest discussing ‘What is Justice?’ on Easter Monday at Noon and will be presenting his own programme on ‘Deterrence’ on Tuesday 7 April at Noon. Click here for more information

  • 3rd Six Pupillages

  • We are looking for up to two 3rd six pupils to work in both the Magistrates' and Crown Court to start with immediate effect. Successful applicants will preferably have undertaken a pupillage specialising in crime. We are looking for ability, determination and the potential to make an outstanding barrister, advocate and ambassador for 25 Bedford Row and to create and sustain a successful practice. Applications should be made by e mail and include a CV and covering letter to our Head of Pupillage, Michael Neofytou ( mneofytou@25bedfordrow.com). Please mark the subject line of your email as "Third-Six". Applications should be received by 20 April 2015.

  • New Tenants - Tom Flavin, Zeenat Islam and Laura Vernon-Collier

  • Chambers is delighted to announce that Tom Flavin, Zeenat Islam and Laura Vernon-Collier have accepted invitations to join chambers upon successful completion of their pupillages.

  • Diamond fraud - Directors acquitted following voir dire

  • Adrian Eissa leading Kathryn Arnot Drummond and Colin Wells leading Duncan Jones represented the defendants, who were acquitted following a three day voir dire in which the prosecution’s ‘expert’ evidence was ruled inadmissible.

  • Landmark environmental waste case in Court of Appeal

  • Kim Hollis QC (leading David Pojour of SJB Chambers) was successful in arguing that a company director's conviction for depositing controlled waste without a permit should be quashed following submissions on the correct definition of waste. Click here for the judgment.

  • 25 Bedford Row response to consultation on draft CPS Guidance on Speaking to Witnesses at Court

  • To read our response, please click here

  • Acquittal in £20million money laundering case

  • Tyrone Smith QC and Priya Malhotra (instructed by Kangs Solicitors) secured the acquittal of Ganganjot Chana in HMRC Operation Airbrick at Chelmsford Crown Court. The money is believed to have originated from duty evasion.

  • Acquitted of Kidnap, False Imprisonment and Blackmail

  • Michael Neofytou (instructed by Anne-Marie Geraghty of Blackfords) successfully submitted that there was no case for his eighteen year-old client to answer following five weeks of prosecution evidence in a  seven-handed conspiracy. In allowing the submission HHJ Karu paid tribute to the way in which the case was handled by counsel. 

  • Cannabis accessories - Successful appeal for ‘head shop’

  • Rudi Fortson QC (instructed by Cohen Cramer) represented Hassan Abbas and Owen Allerton, the owner and shop assistant at ‘Fantasia’. Leeds Crown Court allowed their appeals in respect of charges under s.9A Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. Click here for more information.

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