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Latest News

Conspiracy to Possess Firearms Acquittal

17 May 2024

Following a nine-week trial at Southampton Crown Court, a man charged with two counts of conspiracy to possess firearms along with six co-defendants,...

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Sexual Assault Acquittal

15 May 2024

Following a three-day trial at Canterbury Crown Court, a man charged with three counts of sexual assault against two complainants, was unanimously...

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Former Met Police Officer Convicted of Multiple Rapes

3 May 2024

Following a three-week trial at Croydon Crown Court in February, a former Met Police Officer was convicted of multiple counts of rape, including six...

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Alleged Offences Under the Companies Act 2006

2 May 2024

Kathryn Arnot Drummond and Anna Dutka represented the directors of a residential property management company in proceedings brought by Companies House...

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Coercive Control, Child Cruelty and Assault

25 April 2024

Charlotte Newell KC represented a man charged with coercive control, child cruelty and assault. The case included pre-recorded cross-examination...

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Rape Acquittal

23 April 2024

Valeria Swift represented a man of good character accused of rape. Following a section 8 application for disclosure, Valeria Swift obtained material...

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Criminal Appeals Seminar

22 April 2024

5KBW Criminal Appeals Unit is delighted to present the first in a series of seminars on appellate matters: The Criminal Appeal Office and Court of...

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The Appeal Brief - Issue 1

22 April 2024

5KBW are delighted to announce the publication of the first edition of “The Appeal Brief”, the 5KBW Criminal Appeal Unit newsletter. In...

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Attempted Murder Conviction Following Frenzied Knife Attack

22 April 2024

Rupert Kent acted for the prosecution in a case involving the attempted murder of the defendants partner, who he had stabbed with a knife in a...

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Defendant Acquitted of Conspiracy to Kidnap and False imprisonment

18 April 2024

James Martin, leading Alejandra Tascon, represented the Defendant who was charged with conspiracy to kidnap and false imprisonment. The Defendant was...

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Series of Serious Domestic Violence Offences

16 April 2024

Sam Willis prosecuted a defendant for a series of serious domestic violence offences committed during the course of an 18-month relationship. The...

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Sexual Activity Acquittal

11 April 2024

Olivia Haggar represented a client charged with five counts of Sexual Activity with a Child. The case required pre-recorded cross-examination of a 14...

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