David Smith has just successfully prosecuted three members of a group of individuals operating a 'drugs line' in the North London area between October 2018 and May 2019 in a police operation conducted by the Metropolitan Police's Specialist Crime, Proactive Team based at Wood Green. All three men were convicted of conspiracy to supply cocaine [...]
Foundry Chambers were delighted to host the representatives from the London Boroughs Legal Alliance on 5th November 2019. Alexandra Healy QC and Ellis Sareen delivered a seminar on recent developments in criminal law and members engaged in discussions on the potential ramifications of these developments for their areas of work.
The High Court has upheld the Ivory Act 2018 ruling against Friends of Antique Cultural Treasures, a company representing antiques dealers and collectors, who launched a judicial review challenge. This means that the Act is anticipated to come into force early next year. Alexandra Healy QC and Racheal Muldoon will be hosting a seminar at [...]
Richard Jory QC and Mary Poku represented Ethan Sterling in a five-handed murder trial at Northampton Crown Court. The prosecution case was that the armed assault within the victim’s home was carried out as a revenge attack against a rival drug dealer. Sterling was the only defendant acquitted of murder following trial. The four other [...]
On 17 October 2019, Racheal Muldoon was invited back to Christie’s Auction House’s academic institution, Christie’s Education London, to present her annual specialist lecture to students on the Art, Law and Business Masters course. Racheal addressed contractual, criminal and copyright issues arising in the art, antiquities and auction house sectors. The principal aim of the lecture [...]
Chambers has been recognised for its excellence by again being ranked in Chambers & Partners as a leading set in Crime Individuals ranked include : Crime Alexandra Healy QC Richard Jory QC William Hughes QC Mark Bryant-Heron QC Mary Poku Nicholas Dunham Henrietta Paget Claire Wardell Financial Crime Alexandra Healey QC Mark Bryant-Heron QC John McGuinness [...]
Jason Sugarman QC successfully leads defence team in case on behalf of Managing Director of major multi-national pharmaceutical company against the Information Commissioners Office (“ICO”).
Jason Sugarman QC leading Stephen Ferguson of 2 Bedford Row instructed by Gary Bloxsome, Co-Head of Dispute Resolution and Jennifer Richardson of Blackfords LLP were instructed to act for the former Managing Director of one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. The case was originally listed at Warwick Crown Court for two months but the prosecution offered no [...]
We are delighted to announce that James Gwatkin and Kate Hare have both accepted an offer of tenancy in Chambers following the successful completion of their pupillage. We wish both James and Kate the very best in their future career with Chambers.
Anu Mohindru, lead the defence team for the first defendant in an ICO prosecution for the unlawful obtaining and disclosure of data, contrary to the Data Protection Act. Anu Mohindru was instructed to represent an employee of a claims management company, who was alleged to have passed on unlawfully obtained data contained in a ‘lifestyle [...]
Benjamin Waidhofer successful in Judicial Review proceedings against police refusal to delete information from PNC
AS had applied for a DBS certificate in the course of employment enquiries. The DSB certificate subsequently issued, on the basis of information contained within the Police National Computer (PNC), set out material relating to a previous conviction of AS at the magistrates court. A request was made on AS's behalf, inviting the police to [...]