Michael Stradling leads Stephen Cooke in third consecutive encrochat acquittal

Michael Stradling, leading Stephen Cooke, instructed by Miriam Altaf of Carson Kaye Solicitors represented the only defendant of three to be acquitted after a 5 week trial involving encrochat heard at Reading Crown Court.  All…

Matthew Keliris-Thomas secures acquittal at half-time for client accused of burglary and fraud by false representation.

Matthew Keliris-Thomas, instructed by Catherine Dormon of John Fuller & Partners, secures acquittal at half-time for client accused of burglary and fraud by false representation. Matthew Keliris-Thomas was instructed in a multi-handed burglary trial at…

Jodie Hitchcock, leading Oliver Kelham, successful in Encrochat cocaine conspiracy

Jodie Hitchcock and Oliver Kelham, instructed by Matthew de Maid of de Maids Solicitors, represented the only defendant acquitted in Operation Soros; a multi-handed cocaine conspiracy in which the Prosecution alleged over 12kg of cocaine…

Samantha Ball’s client acquitted of thirteen counts of fraud by false representation

Samantha Ball, instructed by Hazel Hannan of Pickwick Solicitors, represented a client at Wood Green Crown Court. Before the end of the prosecution case, Samantha made a successful early submission of no case to answer…

Adam Davis KC and Patrick Harte start Old Bailey murder trial

Adam Davis KC and Patrick Harte, instructed by Abbas Dhami at Newgate Solicitors, commence in a multi-handed murder trial at the Central Criminal Court. The deceased was shot at point blank range in an execution-style killing.  The…

Puneet Grewal successful in defending a client accused of assault by penetration 

Puneet Grewal instructed by Nike Otubusen of Cotisens Solicitors successfully represented a man charged with assault by penetration. It was alleged that he had taken a vulnerable female to a hotel room on their third…

Shanice Mahmud secures acquittal for client charged with intentional strangulation and battery

Shanice Mahmud was instructed by Katerina Iwai of MK Law to represent the Defendant, a father, charged with intentional strangulation and battery, of his daughter. The trial transferred from the Central Criminal Court to the…

Patrick Harte secures acquittal running s.45 MSA defence

Patrick Harte, instructed by Simon Harrison of Vienna Kang Advocates, today secured the acquittal of a man accused of playing a leading role in the management of Class A drug line operating in North London…

Puneet Grewal successful in defending a doctor by reason of insanity accused of exposure and outraging public decency

Puneet Grewal , instructed by Balbir Paul from Halo Solicitors, represented a client who was acquitted by a jury at Isleworth Crown Court of exposure and outraging public decency. The client, a medical doctor, was…

John Femi-Ola KC leads Neena Crinnion on behalf of Mark Gordon in a trial at the Central Criminal Court where the defendants are accused of manslaughter by gross negligence

 John  Femi-Ola KC leads Neena Crinnion, instructed by Henry Oghoetuoma of Taylor Rose MW for Mark Gordon in the trial of Constance Marten and Mark Gordon which has commenced at the Central Criminal Court. The…


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