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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 [...]

Rose Slowe Joins Chambers

2019-08-30T08:57:12+00:00July 18th, 2019|

We are delighted to announce that Rose Slowe has accepted an offer of tenancy in Chambers following the successful completion of her pupillage. We are very pleased to welcome Rose to chambers and wish her the very best in her future career with Chambers. Her website profile can be found here Rose Slowe

Rose Slowe * was interviewed on LBC Radio by Maajid Naawaz about wherther a no-deal Brexit is lawful without a further Act of Parliament authorising it

2019-08-30T09:12:49+00:00July 15th, 2019|

Rose Slowe  was interviewed again live on LBC Radio by Maajid Nawaz, on Sunday 14 July, about whether a no-deal Brexit was lawful without a further Act of Parliament authorising it. She was asked to explain the UK constitutional requirements which would have to be met for Brexit to take legal effect, and the interplay [...]

William Hughes QC secures murder acquittal

2019-07-03T08:49:14+00:00July 3rd, 2019|

William Hughes QC, representing John Junior Phillips, secured Mr Philips' acquittal of murder after a 4 week trial at Cardiff Crown Court before Mrs Justice Jefford and a jury. Mr Phillips was convicted of the lesser offence of manslaughter. Sentence will take place later this month. William, and his junior Heath Edwards of 9 Park [...]

Rose Slowe secures successful appeal in pro bono immigration case

2019-08-30T09:10:26+00:00June 24th, 2019|

Rose acted pro bono for an appellant in her appeal against the Secretary of State for the Home Department’s decision to refuse her leave to remain in the United Kingdom with her husband. The Appellant, a Sierra Leone national, had lived in the United Kingdom with her husband and their two young children as a [...]

Alastair Smith secures acquittal for client charged with conspiracy to keep brothels and money laundering

2019-06-20T08:33:06+00:00June 19th, 2019|

Alastair acted for a defendant acquitted of being instrumental in the running of 15 brothels around London and the South East and conspiring to launder the proceeds through mule accounts. The conspiracy involved the opening of bank accounts and the renting of property, often using false identities as employees of Huawei Following a five week [...]