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John McGuinness QC to take over as Head of Foundry Chambers

2018-07-18T16:36:09+00:00 July 18th, 2018|

Foundry Chambers wishes to congratulate Mukul Chawla QC on his invitation to join Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) as a partner in its Litigation and Corporate Risk Department.  Mukul has been with Chambers since pupillage, 35 years ago.  Over that time he has made an extraordinary contribution to the life and work of Chambers, particularly [...]

Congratulations HHJ Cutts QC

2018-07-11T08:59:57+00:00 July 11th, 2018|

Foundry Chambers would like to congratulate former member of Chambers  her Honour Johannah Cutts QC on her well deserved appointment to the High Court Bench. https://www.judicialappointments.gov.uk/high-court-judges-2018

Successful murder defence

2018-06-26T14:35:13+00:00 June 26th, 2018|

William Hughes QC, leading Dan Frier of 1 Crown Office Row, Brighton and Instructed by Tasha Dovey of Richardsons Solicitors, Worthing, successfully defend Daniel Onofeghare on a charge of murder after a 3 week trial at Hove Crown Court.

Foundry Chambers hosts Criminal Litigation Update for London Borough Legal Alliance

2018-06-14T11:12:49+00:00 June 14th, 2018|

Chambers was delighted to host and deliver its Criminal Litigation update to members of the LBLA. Jonathan Underhill Paul Sharkey and Natalie McNamee spoke on topics ranging from environmental prosecutions to a detailed analysis of external prosecution authorities approach to current disclosure issues. Members of Chambers are always happy to provide seminars and bespoke training [...]

Henrietta Paget prosecutes child rape

2018-06-01T11:27:48+00:00 June 1st, 2018|

Henrietta Paget prosecuted a 19-year-old man for the rape of a vulnerable fourteen year-old girl. The conviction marked the culmination of a difficult Child Sexual Exploitation investigation, on which Henrietta has been working closely with the police and CPS all year. The defendant received 7 years’ detention and a Sexual Harm Prevention Order was made, [...]

Mark Seymour and Benjamin Waidhofer secure acquittals following a 5-year investigation into an alleged £9 million pension liberation fraud.

2018-05-18T09:03:27+00:00 May 18th, 2018|

Mark Seymour and Benjamin Waidhofer, instructed by David Janes and Victoria Gregory of Janes Solicitors, represented the lead defendant at a trial which was due to last for 6 weeks at Swansea Crown Court. The case focussed upon allegations of dishonest and false tax advice said to have caused loss to over 800 victims. Following [...]

Libyan extraordinary rendition case settles

2018-05-10T13:52:50+00:00 May 10th, 2018|

The Attorney General today informed Parliament that a settlement has been reached in the civil damages claim brought by Abdul-Hakim Belhaj, former leader of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, a proscribed terrorist organisation linked to Al Qaeda, and his wife Fatima Boudchar against a number of British Government and individual defendants.  The Prime Minister, Theresa [...]

Richard Jory QC argues case regarding Attorney General’s consent in Court of Appeal

2018-05-01T15:55:31+00:00 May 1st, 2018|

Applications for leave to appeal convictions arising from a large scale drugs conspiracy and related money laundering offences were resisted successfully by Richard Jory QC, instructed by the CPS Organised Crime Division. The Applicants sought leave following their convictions at the Central Criminal Court, contending that consent was required from the Attorney General before prosecuting [...]