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 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
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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 [...]
Sophie Murray appeared in the Court of Appeal last week for the appellant in a successful appeal against an extended sentence. It was argued that the Judge had failed to conduct the appropriate weighting exercise according to the sentencing guidelines and that the 4-year term which was passed was simply selected to enable the Judge [...]
David Harounoff secures acquittals for client alleged by the prosecution to have embarked on a ‘campaign of rape.’ A jury at Basildon Crown Court found Ryan Pethers Not Guilty on five counts of rape and two counts of assault after just 40 minutes of deliberation.
Jason Sugarman QC is a Durham University graduate. He has been instrumental in re-establishing links between his university and the Bar. In recent years he has given lectures to Durham undergraduates on criminal law, advocacy and the workings of the Bar and has encouraged students to consider a career as a barrister.
Daniel Sternberg successfully resists High Court challenge to extradition of man accused of double murder in Brazil
The Divisional Court dismissed an appeal brought by Alisson Pimenta against the order for his extradition to Brazil on 19 October 2017. Mr. Pimenta is wanted for a double murder committed on 17 August 2013 following a dispute between neighbours at a party. It is alleged that he shot two men, causing their deaths and [...]
On 29 September 2017 the Court of Appeal:Civil Division (the Master of the Rolls, The Chancellor of the High Court and Lady Justice Hallett DBE) handed down judgment in HMRC v E Buyer Uk Ltd and Citibank NA, a judgment that comprehensively dismissed the long running argument advanced on behalf of taxpayers, that in cases [...]
William Hughes QC successfully prosecutes Richard Wallis for murder. 3 other defendants to be re-tried.