Serjeants’ Inn Chambers

Serjeants’ Inn Chambers

Serjeants’ Inn Chambers

Serjeants’ Inn Chambers specialises in important, high profile medical, police, regulatory and public law cases, often involving political, ethical or social issues.

Adjourned: Deepcut Inquest into the death of Sean Benton

The ‘Deepcut Inquest’ into the death of Sean Benton has adjourned today until closing legal submissions are heard in May. The inquest has heard evidence from over 130 witnesses since it began in January 2018. Bridget Dolan QC and Jamie Mathieson are Counsel to the judge Coroner. John Beggs QC, Cecily White and Paul Spencer of Serjeants’ Inn represent interested persons.

Sarah Clarke QC prosecutes “Fake Forex Trader”

Sarah Clarke QC prosecutes in groundbreaking FCA case in which “Fake Forex Trader” Alex Hope was convicted and sentenced for Perverting the Course of Justice relating to breaches of his Restraint and Confiscation Order.  Sarah has already successfully prosecuted the same defendant for his original multimillion pound Ponzi fraud.  The case has received widespread media […]

James Berry appears ‘former officer’ police misconduct hearings

Since 15 December 2017, police forces have been able to bring or continue disciplinary proceedings against former police officers where certain conditions apply: (A) Where an officer resigns or retires after an allegation of gross misconduct comes to the force’s attention; (B) Where an allegation of gross misconduct comes to the force’s attention within 12 […]

Sarah Clarke QC acts for the Pensions Regulator in ground-breaking prosecution

This is the first time that the Pensions Regulator has exercised its power to prosecute for breaches of the workplace pensions regulations.  Sarah Clarke QC has advised and acted for the Regulator throughout the proceedings.  The case will have far-reaching implications for the reputation of the Regulator and demonstrates its willingness and ability to use its […]

Gerry Boyle QC defends crime commissioner against miscondust allegations

Gerry Boyle QC successfully defended a Police and Crime Commissioner against allegations of Misconduct in Public Office in an attempted private prosecution. The PCC was accused of misconduct in relation to an alleged failure to investigate a Chief Constable and collusion. The prosecution was dismissed following Gerry’s legal submissions at a preliminary hearing.

Second Deepcut inquest into the death of Sean Benton commences

Bridget Dolan QC and Jamie Mathieson are acting as ‘Counsel to the Inquest’ at the fresh inquest into the death of Private Sean Benton at Deepcut barracks in Surrey in 1995. The ‘Nominated Judge’ Coroner, HH Peter Rook QC, will hear evidence from over 150 witnesses in sittings that will run from January to Easter 2018. John Beggs […]

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