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Chambers & Partners 2022 Crime

In  Chambers UK 2022 Crime , 28 practitioners including 15 Queen’s Counsel and 13 juniors are ranked. Chambers are delighted to have achieved seven elevations within the rankings....

Beth O'Reilly represented defendant acquitted of manslaughter which arose from an incident in 2003 when he was aged 15

CC had pleaded guilty to an offence of s20 GBH in 2004, following an assault committed when he was 15; the deceased was seen in hospital and despite unpleasant injuries including severe bruising and swelling to the head, had no injury to the brain. He was...

Carolina Guiloff secures acquittal in a complex multi-jurisdictional money laundering case

Instructed by JD Spicer Zeb, Carolina secured a unanimous acquittal at Southwark Crown Court for defendant accused  in a complex multi-jurisdictional money laundering case, involving  £1.25 million of money stolen from the Candy...

Jo Sidhu QC instructed in Court of Appeal Case concerning the Release of Prisoners (Alteration of Relevant Proportion of Sentence) Order 2020

Jo Sidhu QC took a leading role in a conjoined appeal with 14 appellants, in which the Court of Appeal handed judgment down last week. The appeal concerned the Release of Prisoners (Alteration of Relevant Proportion of Sentence) Order 2020 which...

Dominic Thomas succeeds in overturning historical convictions in the Court of Criminal Appeal in a reference from the CCRC

Instructed by Nick Brett and Sharron Boyce of Brett Wilson LLP on behalf of the appellant in a reference from the CCRC. Convictions for indecent assault dating back to 2004 were quashed on the presentation of fresh DNA evidence suggesting an alternative...

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