We are delighted to announce that Rose Slowe has accepted an offer of tenancy in Chambers following the successful completion of her pupillage. We are very pleased to welcome Rose to chambers and wish her the very best in her future career with Chambers. Her website profile can be found here Rose Slowe
The Ivory Act 2018: Legal Ramifications. Will the Next Finder of a Lewis Chess Piece discover it Worthless?
Alexandra Healy QC and Racheal Muldoon have written an article addressing the provisions of the Ivory Act 2018. The Act is due to come into force later this year. Please find the full article here. A seminar will follow on 3 October 2019 analysing the ban on ivory in further detail. To register your interest, [...]
Rose Slowe was interviewed on LBC Radio by Maajid Naawaz about wherther a no-deal Brexit is lawful without a further Act of Parliament authorising it
Rose Slowe was interviewed again live on LBC Radio by Maajid Nawaz, on Sunday 14 July, about whether a no-deal Brexit was lawful without a further Act of Parliament authorising it. She was asked to explain the UK constitutional requirements which would have to be met for Brexit to take legal effect, and the interplay [...]
On 9th July 2019, before Davis LJ, Warby J and HHJ Patton, William Hughes QC successfully argued that Liam Turner's sentence of Life Imprisonment with a minimum term of 16 years was manifestly excessive. In allowing the appeal, the minimum term was reduced to 15 years. In February 2019, Liam Turner was convicted of murder [...]
William Hughes QC, representing John Junior Phillips, secured Mr Philips' acquittal of murder after a 4 week trial at Cardiff Crown Court before Mrs Justice Jefford and a jury. Mr Phillips was convicted of the lesser offence of manslaughter. Sentence will take place later this month. William, and his junior Heath Edwards of 9 Park [...]
Rose acted pro bono for an appellant in her appeal against the Secretary of State for the Home Department’s decision to refuse her leave to remain in the United Kingdom with her husband. The Appellant, a Sierra Leone national, had lived in the United Kingdom with her husband and their two young children as a [...]
Alastair Smith secures acquittal for client charged with conspiracy to keep brothels and money laundering
Alastair acted for a defendant acquitted of being instrumental in the running of 15 brothels around London and the South East and conspiring to launder the proceeds through mule accounts. The conspiracy involved the opening of bank accounts and the renting of property, often using false identities as employees of Huawei Following a five week [...]
Two men who battered a man to death for complaining about drug dealing were today sentenced to life imprisonment in a case prosecuted by Alexandra Healy QC. News Story
David Harounoff and Benjamin Waidhofer secure acquittals for conspiracy to murder and conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm in a drive-by shooting
David Harounoff leading Benjamin Waidhofer, instructed by Khaleeq Zaman and Vijesh Saujani of SJ Law represented a defendant indicted with three offences of ‘conspiracy to murder’, ‘conspiracy to cause ‘grievous bodily harm’ and ‘causing grievous bodily harm’ in respect of a targeted shooting of the complainant and his pregnant girlfriend. Multiple gunmen were said to [...]
On Tuesday 14th May, Foundry Chambers hosted a Quiz Night at Jamie’s Wine bar on Ludgate Hill. The event was well attended. An entertaining night of quiz mastery was had by all.