Latest News and Events from our Barristers and Chambers

  • Tim Banks secures Court-Martial acquittal

    Tim Banks secures Court-Martial acquittal, preserving his exemplary record as a defence  advocate. P, a member of the military was accused of sexual assault against a female soldier. The case is the ninth defence trial Tim has conducted in a Court Martial Centre; this matter having taken place in...

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  • Chloe Ashley speaking at the Association of Women Barristers Pupillage Advice Clinic

    Every year the AWB hosts its pupillage advice clinic just in time for aspiring barristers to submit their applications. This year Chloe Ashley – who is currently undertaking a 12 month pupillage under the supervision of Timothy Banks – has been invited to speak about her experiences as a pupil at the Criminal Bar....

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  • Congratulations to Brian St Louis

    Members of Chambers and the clerksroom would like to congratulate Brian St Louis on his appointment as Queens Counsel.

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  • John Waller starts 2017 as he means to go on with a unanimous acquittal

    John Waller secured the unanimous acquittal of a defendant who faced trial for the armed robbery of a dry cleaners in Acton.  It had been alleged that he had entered the commercial premises with a hand-held angle grinder and threatened to cut off the proprietors hands if he did...

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  • Kathy Hirst succeeds in Attorney General’s Reference

    Kathy Hirst succeeds in resisting Attorney General’s Reference in relation to an unduly lenient sentence. Kathy successfully persuaded the Court of Appeal that categorisation of a case of sexual assault by penetration could be in the lowest category of the sentencing guidelines where the basis of plea impacted on...

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  • John Waller argues against activation of Suspended Sentence for second time in 4 months

    John Waller secured the liberty of ‘H’ for the second time in 4 months.  ‘H’ was subject to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) which prohibited him from entering certain public toilets.  John successfully defended ‘H’ in June for breaching this order and for a new offence of Voyeurism,...

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  • But is it art…..? 

    Martin Rutherford QC and Ruth Zentler-Munro secure acquittal of the so-called ‘Train Banksy’ who the Crown alleged was an international ‘Graffiti King’, who had committed dozens of offences in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and mainland Europe causing hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of damage. The Jury took just...

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  • Siobhan Molloy successfully prosecutes predatory child sex offender

    Siobhan Molloy  has concluded the successful prosecution of a predatory child sex offender. The defendant was sentenced to 28 year prison sentence. The case is reported below: https://surrey.police.uk/news/predatory-man-sentenced-to-28-year-imprisonment-for-multiple-child-sex-offences/  

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