Latest News and Events from our Barristers and Chambers

  • Michael Hillman secures acquittal in 7 day rape trial.

    The defendant faced a three count indictment alleging Rape, Assault by Penetration and Robbery.  He was accused of locking an escort in his house before forcing himself on her.  It was alleged that he was drunk, under the influence of class A drugs and had attempted to strangle the...

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  • Statement on CBA ballot

    Following the outcome of the CBA ballot 15 New Bridge Street Chambers will now accept instructions in all cases. We extend our thanks to our solicitor colleagues for their support throughout the period of action.    

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  • 15NBS is proud to support the 2018 London Legal Walk.

    Yesterday, barristers and clerks from 15NBS participated in the London Legal Walk with the Lord Chief Justice and thousands of lawyers to raise funds for the London Legal Support Trust. Thanks to our team: Tim Banks, Yvonne Kramo, Jim Olphert, Helen Dawson, Stuart Dingle, John Waller, Michael Hillman, Tom...

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  • Michael Hillman secures acquittal in s.18 hammer attack.

    The defendant was accused of entering his step-father’s property through an open window at about 6am. His step-father awoke and a violent altercation ensued. The defendant was accused of arming himself with a hammer and attempting to hit his step-father in the head. The blow from the tool broke...

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  • Ann Mulligan secures reduction in sentence in high profile Modern Slavery case.

    Ann Mulligan successfully persuaded the trial Judge to sentence Ruzena Rafaelova Jnr on the basis that although the long term partner of Marian Rafael she performed a limited role under direction. BBC news story.

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  • Michael Hillman secures acquittal in rape re-trial

    The defendant was charged with attempting to rape his then girlfriend. During the course of their relationship and spanning the date of the alleged rape the defendant had been convicted of assaulting the complainant on 5 separate occasions. Accordingly the bad character material in this case was both admissible and highly...

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  • Jim Olphert secures an unlikely suspended sentence for his client

    Jim Olphert secured an unlikely suspended sentence for a client convicted of possession of false identity documents with improper intention after trial. The client had been resident here on a false ‘indefinite leave to remain’ visa for over 10 years. Convicted in March, the client faced sentence for the...

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  • Beth Crocker secures only acquittal in immigration conspiracy.

    Beth Crocker secured the only acquittal in a conspiracy to evade immigration controls. Her client, TD, was acquitted by the jury following a 3 week trial at Caernarfon Crown Court. He was alleged to have been part of a London and Birmingham based gang who conspired to bring illegal...

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