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Four Men Convicted of Fraud
Denis Barry and Richard Padley secured the conviction of four men in a complex banking fraud following a 6 week trial. The defendants...
09 September 2019

Convictions in duty evasion case
Anthony Hucklesby and Carolina Bracken, instructed by Kim Holden of the CPS Specialist Fraud Division, secured the conviction of nine defendants charged with the...
13 August 2019

Acquittal secured for a mother charged with GBH.
Thomas Quinton, instructed by Bennett & Co, secures unanimous acquittal after a 3-week trial at Iselworth Crown Court for a mother charged with s.18 GBH....
09 August 2019

Conviction Secured Against Construction Company
Following a five week trial, Deanna Heer, instructed by Jim Meyer of Tuckers Solicitors, secured the conviction of construction company, Clancy Docwra Limited, and their employee, Daniel Walsh, for Health and Safety offences...
23 July 2019

Successful Prosecution in Four Month Fraud Trial
Following a four-month trial, Michael Hick, leading Anthony Hucklesby and instructed by the CPS Specialist Fraud Division, secured the conviction of five Defendants involved...
18 July 2019

Worldwide Tickets Ltd & Others v North Yorkshire County Council [2019] UKFTT 2018 066 concerned appeals in relation to secondary
Ben Douglas-Jones QC instructed by Seamus Austin of Tuckers Solicitors acting for the appellants, who were served with a maximum penalty of £5,000 for their breach of the provisions as shown in test...
08 July 2019

Ex Deutsche Bank AG executive acquitted of fixing Euribor rate
Kate Parker led by Duncan Penny QC and instructed by Ian Ryan of Howard Kennedy secures acquittal for Mr Andreas Hauschild, a former Deutsche Bank AG executive, who was charged by the SFO with one count of conspiracy...
05 July 2019

GBH acquittal
Thomas Quinton and Anthony Harris of Cartwright King win an acquittal for a father charged with a single punch GBH at a Canary Wharf Christmas Party....
03 July 2019

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02 July 2019

Continued success of private prosecutions

On 13 June 2019 at Newcastle Magistrates’ Court, Richard...
19 June 2019

Success of private prosecutions

On 7 June 2019 at Westminster Magistrates’ Court Richard Padley instructed by Blake Morgan LLP, acting on behalf of...
07 June 2019

Successful prosecution in evasion of duty case
Following an extensive investigation, HMRC brought a successful prosecution against three defendants for evasion of duty on more than two million cigarettes. David Osborne, prosecuting, described to the court how each...
22 May 2019

Care Home Owner Sentenced Following Fatal Fire
Miles Bennett and Andrew Johnson acted for Hertfordshire County Council, who in its capacity as the fire authority prosecuted Newgrange...
20 May 2019

Two men sentenced following murder trial
Deanna Heer, led by Crispin Aylett QC, secured the conviction of two men accused of murdering a student who was shot while sitting in a car in west London. ...
14 May 2019

Moped gang convicted for attempted knife point robbery
Robin Shellard successfully prosecuted three members of the twelve strong moped gang recently sentenced at Kingston Crown Court. After a week long trial at Isleworth Crown Court last year a jury convicted Myers,...
14 May 2019

Josh Normanton exposes serious issues with disclosure training
Josh Normanton instructed by Keith Wood of Lewis Nedas Solicitors successfully defended a company and company director accused of Trading Standards safety offences. In the course of Josh’s cross-examination...
30 April 2019

Charlene Sumnall secures an acquittal for client charged with Perverting the Course of Public Justice
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11 April 2019

Regulatory List Appointments
Delighted to announce the following appointments to the Specialist Advocates’ List for Health & Safety and Environmental law. ...
03 April 2019

Convictions in latest Euribor trial
Emma Deacon QC and Dominic Lewis (led by James Waddington QC) were instructed by the Serious Fraud Office in the latest Euribor trial, a fraud involving manipulation...
02 April 2019

Successful defence of nanny accused of stalking ex partner
Richard Padley defended Timea Csomorova during a six day trial at the Central Criminal Court. Ms Csomorova was accused of stalking her ex partner over a period of over three years. She was alleged to have attended...
27 March 2019

Acquittal secured in controlling or coercive behaviour trial
Thomas Quinton secures acquittal for a husband charged with controlling or coercive behaviour of his wife after a seven day trial at Ipswich Crown court, instructed by Graham Boutel at ...
15 March 2019

Successful prosecution for the murder of David Gaut
Ben Douglas-Jones QC  leading Tim Evans, of Apex Chambers, successfully prosecuted Ieuan Harley for the vigilante murder of David Gaut. Mr Gaut had been convicted of murdering a 15-month old baby in 1985....
26 February 2019

Conviction for a dishonest offence fills all professionals with a sense of dread
The thought of a conviction for a dishonest offence fills all professionals with a sense of dread. A moment of naughtiness, or a course of conduct which is so easy to justify in one’s mind as equivalent to a white lie can lead to the most devastating...
01 February 2019

Surgeon convicted of fraud following 4 month trial
Charlene Sumnall, leading Carolina Bracken instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service successfully secured convictions against Dr Anthony McGrath following a 4 month trial....
28 January 2019

Victims of human trafficking (VOTs) and slavery charged with criminal offences
Ben Douglas-Jones QC appeared in R v HHD (Court of Appeal: Gross LJ; Cutts J and His Honour Judge Lucraft QC (sitting as a Judge of the CACD) in which the court endorsed 4 issues to be highlighted in cases...
16 January 2019

Defendant sentenced in one of the most serious cases of stalking
Miranda Moore QC instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service, successfully secured the conviction of Sabine McNeil.  The defendant was sentenced to 9 years for harassment and for breaching a restraining...
11 January 2019

Jonathan Rees QC
5PB is delighted to congratulate Jonathan Rees on his appointment as Queen’s Counsel. He will formally take silk on 11th March 2019, in a ceremony at Westminster Hall....
10 January 2019

Worcestershire County Cricketer Accused of Rape
Miranda Moore QC instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service today started a trial at Worcester crown court. The case involves a 23 year old Worcester county cricketer, who is accused of raping a woman after...
07 January 2019

Serious offences committed by victims of trafficking
Ben Douglas-Jones QC appeared in R v Kolesnikova (CACD 18-12-18; Gross LJ; Cutts J and HHJ Lucraft QC) in which the Court held that: ...
04 January 2019