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Racheal Muldoon delivers Art Law lecture for Christie’s

2018-10-19T08:05:58+00:00October 19th, 2018|

On 16th October 2018, Racheal Muldoon gave a specialist lecture to students on the Art, Law and Business Masters course at Christie’s Auction House’s academic institution, Christie’s Education London. Racheal addressed criminal, contractual and copyright issues arising in the art, antiquities and auction house sectors, with a particular focus on Money Laundering. The principal aim of [...]

Henrietta Paget prosecutes organised crime group for conspiracy involving people trafficking

2018-09-24T14:06:37+00:00September 24th, 2018|

The rescue of 18 Albanian migrants from a small boat off the Kent Coast in Summer 2016 led the National Crime Agency to uncover the activities of an international organised crime network involved in a substantial people trafficking operation. The two-year investigation brought together the NCA, UK Border Force, UK Immigration Enforcement, HMRC, French Law [...]

Foundry Chambers among Speakers at Economic Crime Symposium

2018-09-05T12:59:06+00:00September 5th, 2018|

Jason Sugarman Q.C. and Szilvia Booker were invited to deliver a plenary workshop on Human Trafficking and Slavery at the 36th International Symposium on Economic Crime.— at Jesus College, Cambridge. The event was attended by delegates from all over the globe, representing experts, legal professionals and businesses focusing this year on unexplained wealth, and how it is pursued, prosecuted [...]

Six convicted in solar panel installation fraud

2018-08-31T10:59:46+00:00August 31st, 2018|

James Jackson of Foundry Chambers along with Fiona Jackson and Alastair Webster QC successfully prosecuted six individuals for conspiracy to defraud by false representation. The six men were found guilty of running a £17m fraudulent scheme to install solar panels which defrauded 1,500 victims including elderly, retired and vulnerable people. LINK 

Ben Stokes Acquittal

2018-08-15T11:28:28+00:00August 15th, 2018|

Foundry Chambers’ Anu Mohindru, led by Gordon Cole QC, secured the unanimous acquittal of England Cricketer Ben Stokes in under 3 hours. The top cricketer’s case received worldwide media attention throughout his 6 day trial for affray at Bristol Crown Court. The jury at Bristol Crown Court heard the incident described as "a sustained episode [...]

Successful appeal of “truly shocking” GBH conviction

2018-08-13T11:43:22+00:00August 13th, 2018|

Racheal Muldoon has successfully appealed the conviction of a youth convicted of a serious section 18 GBH described as “truly shocking” by the presiding judge. Reporting restrictions are in place prohibiting the identification of the parties. Racheal was instructed by Ms Sital Bhojani of Tuckers Solicitors

Mark Seymour secures convictions in £¾m Coloured Diamonds Boiler Room Fraud.

2018-08-08T12:05:56+00:00August 8th, 2018|

Following a trial at Southwark Crown Court, two Defendants were convicted of Conspiracy to Defraud and Money Laundering.  Following an earlier guilty plea the three Defendants were between them sentenced to a total of 14 years’ imprisonment.   The case related to fraudulent activity of a purported alternative coloured diamond investment business.  For a total [...]

James Waddington QC appears for the Serious Fraud Office in a case involving manipulation of the EURIBOR

2018-08-03T08:42:10+00:00August 1st, 2018|

James Waddington QC (leading Emma Deacon QC and Dominic Lewis of 5 Paper Buildings), appeared for the Serious Fraud Office in a case involving manipulation of the Euro Interbank Offered Rate (EURIBOR), a global benchmark interest rate, to the advantage of the trading positions of derivatives traders employed by various banks. Christian Bittar, one of [...]

Benjamin Waidhofer recovers bail security following successful Judicial Review against an order for forfeiture

2018-07-25T13:57:24+00:00July 25th, 2018|

In R (on the application of Spencer) v City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court [2017] EWHC 3603 (Admin), [2018] A.C.D. 21 Benjamin Waidhofer, instructed by Fadi Daoud at Lawrence & Co CDS LLP, successfully applied to quash an order at Westminster Magistrates’ Court for the forfeiture of a security deposited at the magistrates’ court. Following that [...]

John McGuinness QC to take over as Head of Foundry Chambers

2018-07-18T16:36:09+00:00July 18th, 2018|

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 [...]