Crime

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Seven barristers leave Hull’s Wilberforce Chambers for new venture

A seven-strong team of barristers have left Wilberforce Barristers Chambers in Hull to set up a new family and criminal set in the city. Crown Chambers was launched this month, with Wilberforce’s Naomi Madderson heading up the set. She is joined by six other barristers in the Hull-headquartered family law chambers. Madderson is joined at […]

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CMS hires new white-collar chief from Reed Smith

CMS has hired a Reed Smith investigations partner to lead its white-collar practice, its third lateral hire since Covid-19 hit in March. Eoin O’Shea is leaving Reed Smith after seven years in its London office to become head of white-collar crime within the firm’s corporate crime practice in the UK alongside partner Omar Qureshi. A […]

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Hodge Jones & Allen lawyer slams Met Police for ignoring PPE guidance

A criminal defence solicitor at Hodge Jones & Allen has criticised the police over its lack of social distancing and PPE protection. An interview protocol agreed between the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), National Police Chiefs’ Council, Law Society, Criminal Law Solicitors’ Association and London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association was released earlier this month. The protocol […]

No5 barrister leads prosecution of drug dealers convicted after vicious attack

Phil Bradley QC (leading Mark Connor of St Johns Buildings) led for the prosecution in the conviction of three defendants charged with conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm in a vicious assault on a woman. The assault resulted in life-changing injuries after her face was repeatedly slashed with a knife after being lured to a […]

Prosecution counsel secures guilty verdict in attempted murder case

A jury has returned a guilty verdict at an attempted murder trial prosecuted by Talbir Singh of No5 Barristers’ Chambers. Adam Shaw of Furlong Road, Tunstall, who repeatedly stabbed a teenager in an attack at a house in Stoke-on-Trent has been found guilty of attempted murder by a jury at Stafford Crown Court. Shaw, 34, […]

No5 QC prosecutes pastor sentenced for serial rape of congregation members

In a case described by the Judge as “one of the worst cases involving sexual abuse of multiple children to ever come before the Courts”, a revered Pastor has been sentenced following a ten-week trial prosecuted by Phil Bradley QC from No5 Barristers’ Chambers, leading Jim Dunstan from St Philip’s Chambers. During the trial, Phil […]

Colin Banham successfully defends officer charged with five separate allegations

Counsel from No5 Barristers’ Chambers has successfully represented an officer who was alleged to have conducted an unauthorised pursuit before lying about his actions. Colin Banham represented an officer who was accused of conducting an unauthorised pursuit of mopeds which he was neither permitted nor trained to undertake, failing to report a collision that arose […]

No5 barrister leads prosecution in West Midlands terrorism trial

Counsel from No5 Barristers’ Chambers is leading the prosecution in the trial of a teenager who is accused of terrorism offences. Matthew Brook told Birmingham Crown Court that the 16-year-old from Rugby, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had become ‘radicalised so he fully believed in extreme right-wing ideology’. The teenager has denied a […]

No5 barristers face each other in court during extensive cross-county drugs case

Seven advocates from No5 Barristers’ Chambers were involved the case of a cross-county drugs plot that saw multiple convictions following a 12-month investigation. Michelle Heeley QC and Philip Vollans prosecuted the case in which 24 people, including a prison officer, were convicted of supplying Class A and B drugs. This was a complex nationwide investigation […]

No5 Barristers’ Chambers counsel prosecute football coach murder case

Adrian Keeling QC and Earl Pinnock have seen 19-year-old Joseph Trevor jailed after he admitted murder and two charges of rape on what was to have been the first day of his trial at Stafford Crown Court. Megan Newton, 18, was found dead in her bedsit in Fletcher Road, Stoke-on-Trent, on 20 April after she […]

No5 Barristers’ Chambers’ prosecution counsel see killer jailed for life

Adrian Keeling QC and Simon Hunka, of No5 Barristers’ Chambers, prosecuted Haseeb Mirza, 26, who denied the murder of Mailk Hussain in Sparkhill in July last year. Mr Keeling had told Birmingham Crown Court Malik Hussain, 35, was stabbed in the heart in a Volkswagen Golf, pushed to the ground and stamped on after he […]