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Louise McCullough secures acquittal for her client charged with blackmailing a girl to commit sexual acts

Louise McCullough, instructed by Ola Yusuf at McMillan Williams Solicitors, secured the acquittal of her client today at Inner London Crown Court after an eight day trial. Her client was charged with two Counts of causing a child to engage in sexual activity. The Defence was based on the careful analysis of previous false complaints made by the complainant.  Media coverage can be found here -  Daily…

Tana Adkin QC appears as fourteen sentenced for running Britain's biggest 'skunk' operation

Tana Adkin QC, instructed by Lee Barton of Paul Martin & Co. Solicitors represented one of the defendants sentenced on Thursday 27th July for his involvement in the largest cannabis production case prosecuted in the U.K.   Media coverage below -  BBC Evening Standard The Mail

Charter Chambers Seminar on Professional Discipline - 26th July 2017

Charter hosted a summer seminar on Professional Discipline law last night -  The seminar covered the following topics (click on the title for a copy of the handout) -   Non Contentious Disposals - A talk on the growing practice before regulators of disposing of appropriate cases (or attempting to) without the need for a substantive hearing - by Claire Robinson Dishonesty and Integrity - An analysis…

Leila Gaskin's client acquitted following drugs and firearms trial at the Old Bailey

Leila Gaskin, instructed by Claire Kelly of Oracle Solicitors, secured the acquittal of her young client who suffered from Asperger Syndrome following his trial at the Old Bailey. The Defendants faced an Indictment alleging conspiracy to supply 11kgs of cannabis (skunk) and possession of a scorpion sub-machine gun with intent to endanger life. The jury acquitted Leila's client and one further Defendant,…

David Wood represents man charged with attempted murder of co-worker found in state of 'undress' with his partner

On Friday 7th July 2017 at the Old Bailey sentence was passed on Nicholas Cherpin for the offence of attempted murder. Charter's David Wood, instructed by Claire Kelly of Oracle Solicitors, represented him throughout the proceedings.   The case involved a furious assault with a knife in circumstances where Cherpin, a French national, encountered his partner and another man in a state of undress at…

Administrative Court upholds TPIMs against three alleged members/leaders of Al-Muhajiroun

The Administrative Court has handed down judgment in the section 9 review hearing of three individuals, referred to as LG, IM & JM, who had been made subject to Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures (TPIMs) pursuant to the 2011 Act on 14th June 2016. The review hearing took place over 3 weeks in March and April 2017. It was alleged that each of LG, IM & JM 'are members of, and are or were…

Charter Chambers Seminar - Changes in Criminal Law and How They Work in Practice

Charter hosted a summer seminar on criminal law last night - Changes in Criminal Law and How They Work in Practice. The seminar covered the following topics (click on the title for a copy of the handout) -   Special Measures for Vulnerable Witnesses - A brief look at the existing pilot of pre-recorded cross examination for young witnesses pursuant to s.28 YJCEA 1999, soon to be extended to vulnerable…

David Wood, instructed by Lee Barton of Paul Martin & Co Solicitors, appeared to represent Jack Taylor who has been charged with the murder of Kevin Malthouse

David Wood, instructed by Lee Barton of Paul Martin & Co Solicitors, appeared to represent Jack Taylor at Chelmsford Crown Court who has been charged with the murder of Kevin Malthouse and additional matters of causing grievous bodily harm with intent against three other individuals.  Media coverage can be found below –  Thurrock Gazette Guardian  BBC

Briony Molyneux appears in successful appeal against refusal to grant Private Hire Licence

Mr A was the subject of a sexual assault allegation in 2015 whilst working as an Uber driver. He was accused by a female passenger of kissing her. Briony Molyneux, instructed by Criminal Defence Solicitors, represented Mr A in 2016 at Wood Green Crown at his trial where he was unanimously acquitted by the jury. However, despite the acquittal Transport for London (TFL) refused to grant Mr A a Private…