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GPS Data Leads to Drugs Acquittal

Tana Adkin QC, instructed by Steve Law of EBR Attridge Solicitors, represented at trial in Canterbury a Lithuanian national, Ricardas Gudelis accused of importing 30kg of cocaine with an estimated street value of £3.2 million.  She secured Mr. Gudelis' acquittal yesterday by using GPS tracking data to challenge the interpretation of tachograph recordings.  Tachograph experts were called on behalf of…

Laura Herbert speaks at first English-Polish Law Day on the implications of Brexit on the European Arrest Warrant

    Laura Herbert yesterday addressed the first English-Polish Law Day, hosted by the Warsaw Bar Association, the Polish Bar Foundation and the Bar Council of England and Wales. This was an excellent opportunity for Polish and British barristers to discuss a number of cross-jurisdictional matters which are currently generating significant legal work between the two jurisdictions.  Laura presented…

Briony Molyneux appears in the Administrative Court to challenge order striking nurse from the register

Briony Molyneux, instructed by the Royal College of Nursing, appeared for Mrs Fariba Mirtorabi in her appeal -  Mirtorabi v Nursing and Midwifery Council [2017] EWHC 476 (Admin).  The appeal sought to challenge the decision of the Nursing and Midwifery Council's Conduct and Competence Committee to impose a strike off Order following a contested hearing. It was submitted in the appeal that the Panel,…

Tana Adkin QC Writes on Combining a Career and Family Life.

Tana Adkin QC has had an article published in Counsel magazine on the subject of combing a career at the Bar with family life. Please click on the link to read it (scroll down to second article on page). Counsel Magazine.  

Sardarov Theft Acquittal

Darren Snow, instructed by Mark Brown of Brysons Solicitors, represented Rowena Rosita in this high-profile trial at Southwark Crown Court. After Darren’s cross examination of the key prosecution witnesses, including Mr Timor Sardarov himself, the Crown were forced to abandon the prosecution of Rosita. The case involved the theft and pawning of over £300,000 of high value watches over a period of…

Acquittal After Trial in Absence for Malcolm

Tasmin Malcolm, instructed by Laura Lee of JSP Law, secured an acquittal of a 29 year old man following a trial in absence at Luton Crown Court on offences of Burglary (dwelling) and Going Equipped to Burgle. The Prosecution alleged he was acting as a look out whilst a burglary took place and that items in his possession were for use in burglary, which included a crow bar, screwdriver and disposable…

McCullough Judges Student Negotiating Competition

Louise McCullough was a judge at CEDR's Student Negotiating Competition. The winners, with entries from universities from all over England and Wales, were local team, the University of Law, Bloomsbury. As National Champions, they will now represent England and Wales at the International Final in Oslo, Norway in June 2017. Photos of the inners and runners-up can be found here.

Darren Snow mentors in National Final of the Citizenship Foundation Mock Trial Competition at the Royal Courts of Justice

Darren Snow attended the Citizenship Foundation National Mock Trial Final on Saturday 25th March at the Royal Courts of Justice with the team of sixth form advocates from Kings Edward VI Grammar School, Chelmsford. Darren has been their mentor and advocacy trainer for the last few months and despite this obvious handicap KEGS still managed to reach the national finals!!! They blazed through the regional…

Charter fundraising for Disaster Emergency Committee's East Africa Appeal

Since 2014 a number of members of Charter have travelled to Somaliland to work with the Horizon Institue in Hargeisa carrying out DFID funded justice sector reform supporting various institutions including the Ministry of Justice, the Attorney General’s Office, the Law Reform Commission, the Custodial Corps, the High Judicial Council and the National Human Rights Commission. Members who have travelled…