Our tenants combine busy criminal law practices with specialisms in areas as diverse as youth crime, immigration, family and other civil law.
Members of Chambers prosecute and defend at all levels.
Members of Chambers, Prosecute and Defend at all levels. We have experience in cases ranging from Road Traffic, serious Sexual Offences, to attempted Murder.
We usually have at least one pupil who can accept noting briefs.
Areas where members have particular experience include:
Prosecuting and defending drink-drive and other motoring offences, especially those where the reliability of equipment or questions of disclosure are at issue. Criminal offences related to immigration, such as document forgery or overstaying. Youth courts, including in-depth knowledge of youth sentencing. Criminal Behaviours Orders (CBO’S) and Football Banning Orders Please contact our clerks on 020 7242 3918 for more information.
R. v. Morrison  E. W. C. A. Crim. 2237, disapproved).
Wood and McGillicuddy v. D. P. P.  EWHC 2986 (when time starts to run for service of a defence statement, effect of defective defence statement on prosecution's duty to disclose, disclosure of material relating to type-approved devices, what constitutes a third party for the purposes of prosecution disclosure).
Fearnley v. D. P. P.  All E. R. (D) 80 (Jun.) (admissibility of evidence challenging the reliability of type-approved breath testing devices).
May v. D. P. P.  EWHC 1280 (Admin.), Divisional Court (whether a car park attached to commercial building is a "public place" for the purposes of S. 3 of the Road Traffic Act 1988).
Whitley v. D. P. P.  Crim. L. R. 585, Divisional Court (test to be applied in determining whether defendant was given the opportunity to consult with a solicitor "as soon as reasonably practicable" in drink/drive breath procedure; circumstances in which evidence thereof should be excluded).
R v. Danquah  EWCA Crim. 1248, Court of Appeal (appeal against conviction on a joint enterprise).
R v. Stone (Terence) (2001) (mandatory life sentence for second armed robbery).
R v. Taylor (Paul)  Cr. App. R. 37, Court of Appeal (E. C. H. R. and Rastafarian cannabis use);
R v. Roncoli (1997) Court of Appeal (judge's adverse remarks on character of accused during jury trial, conviction unsafe);
R v. Horne (1994) Crim. L. R. 584 (admissibility of psychiatric reports on a defendant running a duress defence).
Members of Chambers have experience in all aspects of Immigration Law, and are regularly briefed to appear before the first tribunal, the upper tribunal, the Administrative court, and the Court Of Appeal Civil Division.
We have expertise in entry clearance, deportation, removal, asylum, and the human rights issues that affect immigration, and have represented appellants from many countries, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, the Democratic Republic of Congo, India, Iran, Iraq, Kosovo, Liberia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, Somalia, Sudan, Turkey, and the Ukraine.
Members of a broad spectrum of seniority are available to deal with all levels of immigration cases before all levels of court or tribunal.
Additionally, because we also have strong expertise in criminal law, some members of chambers have particular experience of appearing in criminal cases where the defendant is charged with committing an offence relating to immigration, such as document forgery or overstaying.
Please contact our clerks on 020 7242 3918 for more information.
Members of Chambers have experience across a broad section of general common law work including housing (both public and private), civil actions against the police, consumer and contract law, personal injury and social security.
A number of members of Chambers practice in family law and act in Divorce proceedings, including contested ancillary proceedings and in Private and Public law children matters.