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Chris Harper successful in “revenge porn” appeal against sentence

2018-03-13T10:38:33+00:00 March 13th, 2018|

Chris Harper appeared in the Court of Appeal on one of the first cases heard on sentencing for so-called “revenge porn”.   Chris was successful with two submissions. First that the sentence of four months’ imprisonment (six before full credit for a guilty plea) imposed on a young defendant was manifestly excessive. The defendant, who [...]

Alastair Smith secures acquittal for Heathrow baggage handler accused of 100kg conspiracy to import cocaine.

2018-03-01T10:47:04+00:00 March 1st, 2018|

Alastair Smith has successfully secured the acquittal of a baggage handler alleged to have played a significant role in the importation of over 100kg of cocaine through Heathrow airport. The prosecution by the National Crime Agency (operation Pulex) encompassed 12 defendants and involved surveillance, billing, probe and CCTV evidence over a 12 month period . [...]

Alexandra Healy QC & Natalie McNamee secure convictions in £5 million apprenticeships fraud

2018-02-07T13:37:00+00:00 February 6th, 2018|

Following a five-month trial at Southwark Crown Court, former Welsh international footballer Mark Aizlewood and two others were found guilty of a conspiracy to defraud arising out of an apprenticeship scheme that targeted colleges, football clubs and sports associations. These convictions follow guilty pleas by two other defendants before the start of the trial. A [...]

Mark Seymour leading Jonathan Underhill prosecute three men responsible for a series of robberies from cashpoint delivery drivers in north London

2018-02-07T13:37:32+00:00 February 6th, 2018|

Paul Sayer, and his son Reece, worked with Darren Irving to carry out five robberies during a three-month period from 14 April to 3 July 2017. The the three have been jailed for a total of 36 years. Paul Sayer, 48 was sentenced to 16 years’ imprisonment. Darren Irving, 43 was sentenced to 12 years’ [...]

William Hughes QC Prosecutes 2010 Stoke Shooting at Birmingham Crown Court

2018-01-25T13:55:18+00:00 January 25th, 2018|

William Hughes QC, leading Graham Russell of Citadel Chambers, Birmingham and Timothy Ashmole of St John's Chambers Manchester, prosecuted Yacub Younis for his involvement in the well publicised shooting of a Stoke man outside his home in 2010. After a protracted three-week hearing, Mr Justice Goose found Younis to be a 'lead protagonist' in the [...]

Paul Sharkey and James Jackson secure convictions in £2m VAT fraud

2017-12-13T11:08:46+00:00 December 13th, 2017|

Following a trial lasting 2 months at Southwark Crown Court, six defendants were convicted of conspiracy to cheat the public revenue and were sentenced a total of more than 24 years’ imprisonment. The defendant Susanne Green, described by the judge as the “linchpin” of the fraud, used her position as an employee in a HMRC [...]

Elizabeth Lowe successfully prosecutes conman

2017-12-11T12:19:28+00:00 December 10th, 2017|

Elizabeth Lowe successfully prosecuted Mr Peter Berry on seven counts of fraud by false representation and has been jailed for eight years. The convicted conman has swindled three women out of £70,000 in a romance scam.   To read the full article please click here

Richard Jory QC opens murder case in Maidstone

2017-11-21T09:25:39+00:00 November 21st, 2017|

Richard Jory QC opened the case against Paul Campbell, accused of murdering 59 year old Stephen Berry in July 2015. Mr Berry was found dead on the floor of his kitchen in Chatham in Kent having suffered a violent assault resulting in fatal injuries. The finger and palm print of the defendant were discovered on [...]