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Mark Seymour and Benjamin Waidhofer secure acquittals following a 5-year investigation into an alleged £9 million pension liberation fraud.

2018-05-18T09:03:27+00:00 May 18th, 2018|

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 [...]

Libyan extraordinary rendition case settles

2018-05-10T13:52:50+00:00 May 10th, 2018|

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 [...]

Richard Jory QC argues case regarding Attorney General’s consent in Court of Appeal

2018-05-01T15:55:31+00:00 May 1st, 2018|

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 [...]

James Partridge has joined Chambers

2018-04-12T13:40:21+00:00 April 12th, 2018|

We are delighted to announce that James Partridge has accepted an invitation to join Foundry Chambers. James specialises in criminal defence work of all types. While much of his work recently has been in relation to serious sexual offences, he practises across the entire spectrum of criminal cases. A full profile will be uploaded on [...]

Rose Slowe, a pupil at Foundry Chambers, has just co authored a new book on Human Rights… Congratulations!

2018-04-18T15:46:45+00:00 April 6th, 2018|

We are pleased to announce the publication of “a major, timely and welcome contribution to the literature on European human rights law”, co-authored by Rose Slowe, a pupil at Foundry Chambers: Greer, J. Gerards, and R. Slowe, Human Rights in the Council of Europe and the European Union: Achievements, Trends and Challenges (Cambridge University Press, 2018). [...]

Sex Lies and Videotape

2018-04-03T08:14:28+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|

It's easy to be critical now that its known that the current Director of Public Prosecutions Alison Saunders is stepping down later this year, but the much criticised policies of her tenure, marked by the concentration of resources on investigating historic sex allegations, and the CPS policy of automatically believing the testimony of rape complainants, [...]

Racheal Muldoon joins Chambers

2018-05-09T09:03:57+00:00 March 20th, 2018|

We are delighted to announce that Racheal Muldoon has accepted an offer of tenancy in Chambers following the successful completion of her pupillage. We wish Racheal the very best in her future career with Chambers. A profile for Racheal will be uploaded on our website shortly.

Chris Harper successful in “revenge porn” appeal against sentence

2018-04-03T13:39:13+00:00 March 13th, 2018|

Chris Harper appeared in the Court of Appeal for the appellant in one of the first cases heard on sentencing for so-called “revenge porn” (R v Amar Bostan [2018] EWCA Crim 494).   Chris was successful with two submissions. First that the sentence of four months’ imprisonment (six before full credit for a guilty plea) [...]