Latest News and Events from our Barristers and Chambers

  • Kathryn Hirst speaks to the BBC about the current state of the Criminal Justice System

    Kathryn Hirst speaks to the BBC about the ever-increasing number of empty Crown Courts and the impact it is having on the Criminal Justice System. Listen here: BBC – World at One

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  • 15 New Bridge Street recognised in Legal 500

    15NBS is pleased to announce that ten members have been recognised in this year’s Legal 500.   Martin Rutherford QC – ‘His ability to spot a point others might have missed and deploy it to maximum effect is compelling.’ Charles Evans – ‘His closing speeches are something to behold.’...

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  • Martin Rutherford QC and Simon Smith represent man accused of Kew Murder.

    Martin Rutherford QC leading Simon Smith are appearing in a trial at the Central Criminal Court in which they represent defendant accused of the Murder of his girlfriend before burying her in a flowerbed. The trial is expected to last 4 weeks. Martin and Simon are instructed by Gary...

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  • Rupert Hallowes successful in renewed application for leave to appeal sentence

    Rupert’s client who had pleaded guilty, aged 21, to three offences contrary to s.13 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 for sexual offending committed when he was aged 17, received a sentence of 12 months’ imprisonment suspended for 18 months in the Crown Court. In consequence, his client found...

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  • John Waller successfully argues abuse of process

    Following three days of legal argument John Waller secured a rare stay of prosecution at Inner London Crown Court. It had been alleged by the prosecution that the defendant was involved in a joint-enterprise ABH which resulted in the glassing of the complainant in the face. It was successfully...

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  • Recorder James Lofthouse

    We are delighted to announce that James Lofthouse has been appointed as a Recorder on the South Eastern, Family Division with effect from 16 September 2019. Everyone at 15NBS congratulates James on his appointment.

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  • John Waller secures unanimous acquittal in complex domestic trial

    John Waller secured the unanimous acquittal in a complex case of coercive and controlling behavior. It had been alleged by the prosecution that the defendant had abused the complainant over several years. This included violence, the control of finances, mobile phones, social media, clothing, friendship groups and sex. Through...

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  • Kyri Argyropoulos appointed Master of the Bench

    We are delighted to announce that Kyri Argyropoulos, a longstanding and senior member of 15NBS has received the prestigious accolade of becoming Master of the Bench at Inner Temple. Kyri joins Julie Whitby in receiving the honour following her appointed as a Master of Lincoln’s Inn in 2017.

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