Foundry Chambers is delighted to announce that Anu Mohindru has been appointed Queen’s Counsel in the 2019 competition. Anu will receive his appointment on Monday 16th March 2020 at The Palace of Westminster.
Nadeem Afzal was convicted of exposure contrary to section 66 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 in what the sentencing Judge described as “one of the worst cases of exposure I have come across”. He was sentenced to 12 months’ custody suspended for two years and made subject to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order preventing [...]
Jason Sugarman QC was invited to the Seychelles for two weeks by Frank Ally, Attorney General of the Seychelles to advise and assist with setting up an advocacy training programme for the Attorney General's prosecution team. Whilst in the Seychelles, Jason met with many Judges and Counsel involved in the Criminal Justice System there. Jason [...]
Emma Magson was convicted of the murder of her partner at Leicester Crown Court in November 2016 and sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 17 years. On 10th December 2019, the Court of Appeal heard Miss Magson's Appeal against conviction on the basis that new evidence supporting the partial defence to murder [...]
Benjamin Waidhofer, instructed by Daniel Cundy (Partner) and Naureen Shariff (Senior Associate) of Blackfords LLP successfully resisted an application for an Account Freezing Order at Westminster Magistrates’ Court. The target of the application had been informed by cover of email timed at 3.30 pm that an ‘on notice’ application was being made and would be [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]