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Foundry Chambers is sad to report the death of John Greaves

2020-05-11T15:50:56+00:00May 11th, 2020|

Foundry Chambers is sad to report the death of John Greaves following a long period of ill-health. John was a stalwart and much-loved member of Chambers for over 30 years. Called to the Bar in 1973 John was active in politics in the early part of his career and stood, unsuccessfully, as a parliamentary candidate [...]

Court of Appeal ruling on registration of External Orders

2020-04-23T13:22:03+00:00April 23rd, 2020|

In a decision handed down on 23 April, the Court of Appeal upheld the decision of Southwark Crown Court to register as external orders three confiscation orders made by the Criminal Court of Rome concerning assets held in the UK. The orders were made following each of the three Appellants entering into a patteggiamento (a [...]

William Hughes QC appeared Sky Crime broadcast “Killer Lovers, ‘Murderous Millionaire’.” (Series 1 Episode 4) on 21st March 2020

2020-04-17T10:16:39+00:00April 17th, 2020|

On 21st March 2020, Sky Crime broadcast Killer Lovers, “Murderous Millionaire” (series 1 episode 4- Available to Sky subscribers here). William Hughes QC appeared in the programme giving first-hand insight into the case, having prosecuted to conviction the murderer Peter Morgan at Newport Crown Court in December 2016. This was a fascinating but ultimately tragic [...]

Benjamin Waidhofer successfully defeats HMRC’s application for an Account Freezing Order

2020-04-06T13:31:07+00:00April 6th, 2020|

Benjamin Waidhofer, instructed by Naureen Shariff (senior associate) at Blackfords LLP, successfully defeated an application by HMRC to freeze a bank account holding a credit balance of just under £250,000. The account holder was given 7 days’ notice of the application and significant preparation had been undertaken by HMRC ahead of the hearing with a [...]

Chris Harper Prosecutes Robber

2020-03-09T16:29:13+00:00March 6th, 2020|

Chris Harper successfully prosecuted a robbery of cash from a vulnerable victim at a cashpoint. The victim, who has learning difficulties and gave evidence with the assistance of an intermediary was attacked when alone at night. He was physically assaulted, including being jabbed with a screwdriver, and forced to a cash machine where he was [...]

Mark Seymour and Brinder Soora Successfully Prosecutes Large Drugs Operation

2020-02-28T15:52:23+00:00February 28th, 2020|

Foundry Chambers' members, Mark Seymour leading Brinder Soora, have just completed the successful prosecution of 8x Defendants for Being Concerned in the Supply of Cannabis.  The case involved a sophisticated drugs trafficking operation run from the home address of 4x of the Defendants, involving the drying, packaging of multi-kg cycles of Skunk Cannabis over an [...]

Tom Hoskins prevails before the Divisional Court and in “fearsomely complex” POCA case

2020-02-24T11:21:49+00:00February 24th, 2020|

Tom Hoskins succeeds in an appeal by way of case stated in a “fearsomely complex” POCA case before the Divisional Court who praised his “conspicuously thorough and well-researched written submissions”. The case of In the Matter of National Crime Agency [2020] EWHC 268 (Admin) Tom, instructed by the NCA, appealed the decision of Preston Crown [...]

Ivory Act Seminar

2020-03-06T15:15:34+00:00February 13th, 2020|

Alexandra Healy QC and Racheal Muldoon have been invited to speak at The Ivory Act Breakfast Seminar hosted by Mishcon de Reya on Friday 6th March 2020. Amanda Gray, Mishcon de Reya’s Art Law Partner, Alexander Rhodes, Mishcon Private Managing Associate, and Alan Roberts, Investigative Support Officer at the UK National Wildlife Crime Unit [...]