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 [...]
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
On Thursday 5th July at 17:30, Foundry Chambers will be hosting a Seminar titled "Sentencing: Policy and Practice" Speakers include: Master Egan QC - Former Registrar of Criminal Appeals HHJ Elizabeth Smaller - Circuit Judge Professor Nicola Padfield QC - Master of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
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.
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 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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]