Latest News and Events from our Barristers and Chambers

  • New Senior Clerk and tenants join 15NBS

    Chambers are very pleased to announce that Glenn Matthews has now joined chambers as our new Senior Clerk. Glenn has over 22 years’ experience of working in the top criminal barristers’ chambers in London and he will head up chambers already established clerking team. Chambers are also delighted to...

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  • Defendants acquitted of Rape despite the offence being filmed.

    After an 8 day trial at Basildon Crown, Jeremy Lynn gained a somewhat improbable acquittal for his client, one of two young men charged with raping a drunk 15 year old girl. At the outset of the trial the auguries were not favourable: the co-defendant had filmed part of...

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  • James Lofthouse secures plea in high profile case at Old Bailey

    James Lofthouse successfully prosecuted ASAP Bari, the US fashion entrepreneur and co-founder of rap collective, the ASAP Mob. The Defendant had privately instructed a QC to defend him. This was a case sparked by mobile phone footage of his sexual assault of the complainant going viral when posted on...

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  • Holiday opening hours & contact details.

    Our opening hours over the holiday season will be: Friday 21st December: 9.00am – 3.00pm Monday 24th December: CLOSED (clerks are available to assist on out of hours numbers – see below) Tuesday 25th December: CLOSED Wednesday 26th December: CLOSED Thursday 27th December: CLOSED (clerks are available to assist...

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  • Jim Olphert Persuades Court to Impose Fine in Prison Case

    Jim was instructed on behalf of a young man found in possession of a mobile phone in prison. The phone had been used to contact others outside custody, but only on a limited basis. Recent authorities, including R v Douglas EWCA Crim 1764 set the starting point for...

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  • Michael Collis acts for the NMC in high-profile baby death case

    Michael Collis was instructed by the NMC to act as Case Presenter in a high profile case relating to (i) Ms Lort’s involvement in a baby death in 2009; and (ii) her involvement in baby being stillborn in 2013. This case arose from the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals Trust;...

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  • Sophie Shotton and Beth Crocker secure acquittal in £1m fraud

    Sophie Shotton and Beth Crocker have secured the acquittal of their client, JJ, following a 9 week trial at Wood Green Crown Court. JJ was one of four deaf defendants charged with defrauding the DWP by allegedly falsely claiming funding for the use of British Sign Language Interpreters and...

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  • Kyri Argyropoulos secures acquittal in armed robbery trial

    Kyri Argyropoulos secured the acquittal of KH in an armed robbery trial in which a young couple and their friend were tied-up and threatened with acid and firearms. Prior to KH’s trial 3 other men had already been convicted of the offence and received between 13 and 16 year...

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