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Latest News

Death by Careless Driving Acquittal

1 March 2024

Phoebe Bragg represented a young man of good character accused of causing death by careless driving.  He was acquitted following a four day trial...

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Chambers Welcome Paul Taylor KC

27 February 2024

We are delighted to announce that Paul Taylor KC has joined 5KBW. He will head our new Criminal Appeals Unit and build upon and develop the...

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Louise Oakley to be appointed Senior Treasury Counsel

20 February 2024

Chambers are delighted to announce that the Attorney General has appointed Louise Oakley as Senior Treasury Counsel as of 1 April 2024. Treasury...

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Jonathan Polnay to be appointed Senior Treasury Counsel

20 February 2024

Chambers are delighted to announce that the Attorney General has appointed Jonathan Polnay as Senior Treasury Counsel as of 1 April 2024....

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Former Met Officer Guilty of Rape & Kidnap

19 February 2024

Catherine Farrelly led Rebecca Foulkes of Foundry Chambers, in the prosecution of a former Met Police Officer charged with multiple counts of rape,...

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Acquitted for Firearms with Intent

19 February 2024

Defendant unanimously acquitted in less than two hours of aggravated burglary, GBH with intent, and possessing a firearm with intent after a 7-day...

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OCG who Acquired a Gun to Protect their Class A Drug Dealing Business Convicted

19 February 2024

Charlotte Hole, leading Anna Dutka, secured convictions against all 5 defendants in this conspiracy to supply Class A drugs. The defendants were...

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King’s Counsel Appointments

15 February 2024

We are delighted to announce that Catherine Farrelly and Jonathan Polnay are to be appointed as King’s Counsel (KC).  The 2024 Silk...

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The Law on Spiking

15 February 2024

As the law stands today, there is no specific legislation for the offence of spiking. Instead, the law surrounding the offence is a tapestry of...

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Unanimous Rape Acquittal

15 February 2024

Company Director unanimously acquitted of rape and another serious sexual offence in just 30 minutes after an eight day trial. Represented by Sarah...

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Ben Holt to be appointed Junior Treasury Counsel

15 February 2024

Chambers are delighted to announce that the Attorney General has appointed Ben Holt as Junior Treasury Counsel as of 1 April 2024.

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Murder Following Unprovoked Attack

9 February 2024

Anthony Orchard KC led Brett Weaver of 6KBW, in the prosecution of two individuals charged with murder. The attack took place in Staines Road,...

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