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General Crime

‘A serious outfit with the ability to take on very high-level cases’ - Legal 500 2017
 

Containing ‘a wealth of high-end experience’ in criminal law, ‘chambers is providing the full package at a time when others fail or fall by the wayside’. - Legal 500 2016

Chambers is recognised nationally as a leading criminal set and our members are able to provide representation at all levels of seniority across the full spectrum of criminal offending. Our practitioners have an unwavering commitment to provide advice and representation of the highest calibre coupled with advocacy that is frequently recognised by the judiciary, solicitors and clients to be of the very highest quality.

News

26 May 2021

Hillsborough Disaster Acquittal

Senghin Kong today achieved complete vindication for...

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21 September 2020

Successful prosecution of 12 defendants in high value burglaries

Catherine Farrelly and Charlotte Hole successfully prosecute twelve defendants in...

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5 September 2019

5KBW shortlisted for Chambers UK 2019 Bar Awards

Chambers are delighted to have been shortlisted for the...

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Recent Cases

  • R v Cole [Reading Magistrates Court] 2021

    Burglary

    Olivia Haggar successfully prosecuted this individual for burglary of a quadbike. The offence was committed the day before the homicide of PC Andrew Harper, and came to light during the wider investigation.

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  • R v KR [Maidstone Crown Court] 2021

    Dwelling burglary and dangerous driving

    William was instructed to represent a client who had pleaded guilty to dwelling burglary and dangerous driving and not-guilty to two counts of attempted burglary. Following representations being made to the CPS, the Crown offered no evidence on the attempted burglary counts. Citing the case of R v Jessemey [2021] EWCA Crim 175, William successfully argued that the Crown Court’s sentencing powers were limited to those of the Magistrates’ Court and he was able to secure an eight-month suspended sentence for his client. Instructed by Thomas Boyd Whyte.

  • R v JC [Chelmsford Youth Court] 2021

    Conspiracy to supply Class A drugs x 2

    William was instructed to represent a youth client who was charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs. Following representations being made to the CPS’ reviewing lawyer regarding the positive NRM referral and the inherent weaknesses of the Crown’s case, the Crown discontinued the charges. Instructed by Paul Martin & Co

  • R v TB [Highbury Youth Court] 2021

    Conspiracy to commit robbery

    William was instructed to represent a youth client who was charged with conspiracy to commit robbery with two others. William drafted a Section 78 PACE argument seeking to exclude the entirety of Crown’s cell-site evidence, which resulted in the Crown discontinuing the proceedings against his client. Instructed by Edwards Duthie Shamash.

  • R v DN [Highbury Youth Court] 2021

    Conspiracy to commit robbery

    Olivia Haggar was instructed to represent a youth charged with conspiracy to commit robbery with two others. After consideration of the phone evidence, Olivia drafted a section 78 argument, which lead to the Crown discontinuing proceedings against her client. Instructed by Edwards Duthie Shamash.

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Articles

Credit for Guilty Plea at PTPH

Since the Sentencing Council updated the guideline on ‘Reduction in sentence for a guilty plea’ (effective from 1 June 2017), the importance of the plea indicated in the Magistrates’ Court has...

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