Latest News and Events from our Barristers and Chambers

  • Brian St.Louis takes silk

    15 New Bridge Street warmly congratulate Brian St.Louis on being made Queen’s Counsel today. Brian defends in the most serious and high profile criminal matters. He offers a wealth of expertise having conducted more than 30 murder trials.

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  • David Aaronberg QC secures convictions of four in £160m financing fraud

      Following a five month trial, four defendants were sentenced to a total of 44 years’ imprisonment in respect of the obtaining of almost £160m from the asset financing divisions of KBC, a Belgian bank, and Barclays.  The frauds involved the inflation and fabrication of 45 separate bogus contracts...

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  • Stuart Dingle successfully appeals mandatory minimum sentence of three years before the Court of Appeal

    M, a serial burglar pleaded guilty to his third consecutive domestic burglary before Southwark Crown Court. In light of over twenty previous domestic and non-domestic burglary convictions he was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment. Stuart successfully argued both that the sentencing judge erred in his approaching to sentencing and...

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  • 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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