Crime News

25 Bedford Row retain Band 1 positioning in Legal 500 2020 for Crime

Successes include 1 new Silk entrants, 3 Silk position elevations, 3 new Leading Junior entrants and 2 elevations. 'An excellent set with high-calibre barristers', 25 Bedford Row is an entirely defence-only set that handles, alongside privately...

Osman Osman & Laurie-Anne Power secure acquittal in modern slavery case

Following the recent conclusion of the case of R v Bhandal & Others at Woolwich Crown Court, it can be reported that over the course of 2 trials, Osman Osman,  leading Laurie Anne-Power , secured the acquittal of co-defendant OA,  who was the...

Diana Ellis QC, Courtenay Griffiths QC, David Hooper QC and Sam Blom Cooper ranked in International Crime and Extradition in Legal 500 2020

Noted, Diana Ellis QC - ‘A highly impressive silk. Courtenay Griffiths QC - ‘His persuasiveness emanates around the whole courtroom. David Hooper QC - ‘He combines impressive advocacy with an incisive eye for the details of a...

Peter Doyle QC secures acquittal in murder trial

Peter Doyle QC ( leading  Michael Cogan instructed by Sharma Law) secures acquittal of murder at Sheffield Crown Court. The defendant (19) and his brother (17) drove onto a caravan site to take scrap. They were confronted and the brother having been...

Prosecuting Trafficked Defendants

Published in the recent edition of the Law Society Gazette, the article by Monica Stevenson  discusses  the principles which apply in the prosecution of defendants who were victims of modern slavery at the time of offending....

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