Latest News and Events from our Barristers and Chambers

  • High praise for 15NBS Chambers in Legal 500

    15NBS Legal 500 – Set Overview ’15 NBS are an excellent set with a cross section of very experienced counsel who are comfortable in dealing with general crime and complex crime.’ ‘15 NBS Chambers is a fantastic set. My first choice due to their expertise and general approach to...

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  • John Waller secures acquittal in double rape

    John Waller secured the acquittal of his client over the course of two trials. The defendant had been accused of an initial rape and then, whilst on bail, was accused of a second rape. The allegations had different complainants. John was able to successfully argue severance on the basis...

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  • Recorder Mathew Turner

    15NBS Chambers is delighted to announce that Mathew Turner has been appointed as a Recorder, sitting on the Western Circuit. The Queen has appointed 118 Recorders on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, The Right Honourable Robert Buckland QC MP, and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales,...

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  • Kathy Hirst secures unanimous acquittal of a man charged with prison rape of a fellow inmate.

    After a trial this week at Leicester Crown Court the Defendant was acquitted of oral rape of his cell mate in Gartree prison. Both were serving life imprisonment at the time. The jury took less than an hour to acquit the Defendant of the single count he faced. Kathy...

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  • 15NBS ranked in Legal 500 for 2021

    We are delighted to announce that we have been ranked as a Tier 4 Chambers within the 2021 Legal 500 publication with 2 silks and 12 juniors individually ranked.   Details can found below: 15 New Bridge Street is ‘an excellent set’ with ‘expertise in all areas of criminal...

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  • I “wouldn’t steal a car”, but is ‘illegal’ streaming really a crime? – Copyright infringement by Oliver Kavanagh

    Are you committing a crime if you watch TV shows or films through ‘illegal’ streams or download copyrighted music or films from dodgy torrenting sites? You’ve probably seen the anti-piracy advert: “You wouldn’t steal a car… you wouldn’t steal a movie. Downloading pirated films is stealing. Stealing is against...

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  • The first virtual Cayman Island High Court trial

    Martin Rutherford QC conducted the first ever Cayman Islands High Court trial virtually. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic all international flights in and out of the Cayman Islands had been suspended, meaning that a serious historic sex abuse trial could not take place with the benefit of...

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  • Annabel Gough joins 15NBS

    The members of 15NBS are delighted to announce that Annabel Gough will join Chambers as of Monday 14th September. Annabel joins from Charter Chambers and was called to the bar in 2015. She prosecutes and defends across all criminal matters. Annabel is also working with the Financial Conduct Authority,...

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