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Benjamin Waidhofer successful in Judicial Review proceedings against police refusal to delete information from PNC

2019-09-16T08:47:24+00:00September 16th, 2019|

AS had applied for a DBS certificate in the course of employment enquiries. The DSB certificate subsequently issued, on the basis of information contained within the Police National Computer (PNC), set out material relating to a previous conviction of AS at the magistrates court. A request was made on AS's behalf, inviting the police to [...]

Benjamin Waidhofer instructed to represent Vincent Fuller

2019-09-11T12:45:29+00:00September 11th, 2019|

Benjamin Waidhofer represented Vincent Fuller during the course of proceedings at the Central Criminal Court and Kingston Crown Court.  The Court was required to determine whether the offence of attempted murder had a ‘terrorist connection’ and whether to impose a sentence of imprisonment for life. Following a three-day hearing, The Court found the offence of [...]

£7.3m Money Laundering Confiscation Order

2019-09-04T08:43:57+00:00September 4th, 2019|

On 2nd September 2019, following a contested Proceeds of Crime Act hearing, Southwark Crown Court made a confiscation order requiring Ellias Preko to pay £7,324,268.41 within 3 months, with a term of 10 years imprisonment to be served in default. Mr Preko was convicted in 2013 of money laundering offences arising from his involvement with [...]

Nicholas Dunham and Szilvia Booker successfully prosecute robbery gang

2019-08-30T15:47:22+00:00August 30th, 2019|

Nicholas Dunham, leading Szilvia Booker: following a re-trial of the female defendant, this gang received over 100 years of custody for the armed robbery of a public house, which they invaded dressed in boilers suits, and brandishing a gun and knives, holding terrified staff hostage.  They were inspired by a rap video, immortalised by Cadet [...]

On Wednesday 28 August 2019, Rose Slowe * and Alexandra Phillips MEP (a leading figure in the Brexit Party) were interviewed by Susanne Courtney on BBC Radio 5 about Brexit and the Government’s prorogation of Parliament at a time of unprecedented constitutional importance.

2019-08-30T09:11:45+00:00August 29th, 2019|

It is Rose Slowe’s  contention that the prorogation is an attempt by the Government to curtail Parliament’s democratic and constitutional role in the Brexit process in accordance with the decision of the Supreme Court in Miller. The following is an extract from the BBC debate. Alexandra Phillips’ contributions have been italicised and Susanne Courtney’s questions [...]

Maidstone Acquittal

2019-08-15T14:42:45+00:00August 15th, 2019|

Following a 5 week trial, Anu Mohindru of Foundry Chambers secures an acquittal of one of the 4 Dutch Nationals prosecuted at Maidstone Crown Court, by the National Crime Agency, for Conspiracy to Import tonnes of Cannabis through legitimate lorry shipments.

On Sunday 11 August 2019, Rose Slowe * was interviewed by Richard Foster on BBC Radio 5 about Article 50 and the legality of a no-deal Brexit.

2019-08-30T09:12:22+00:00August 14th, 2019|

It is Rose Slowe’s   contention that, without a further Act of Parliament specifically authorising Brexit in one form or another, the United Kingdom cannot leave the European Union as a matter of law and the European Union will not be able to expel it. The following is an extract from Rose Slowe’s BBC interview. What [...]

Modern Slavery Convictions

2019-08-04T10:58:25+00:00August 4th, 2019|

After a three month trial at Canterbury Crown Court, prosecuted by Richard Jory QC leading Emma Smith of Furnival Chambers, Petr Makula and his son Mario Makula were convicted of various offences of modern slavery and people trafficking. They received sentences of 8 ½ years and 4 ½ years imprisonment respectively. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-49152418 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7306237/Czech-father-son-slavedrivers-flaunted-flash-cars-jewellery-holidays.html https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9626957/slave-gang-dad-son-jailed-luxury-holidays-workers/

Jason Sugarman QC elected as governing bencher of Inner Temple

2019-07-23T15:09:45+00:00July 23rd, 2019|

Jason Sugarman QC has been elected a Bencher of the Inner Temple following the Trinity Elections in July 2019.  Membership of the Inner Temple is divided into three categories: Students, Barristers and Masters of the Bench (Benchers). The Inn is governed by over 300 governing Benchers, who are responsible for managing the property, supervising the [...]