Latest News and Events from our Barristers and Chambers

  • COVID-19

    15NBS is committed to keeping Chambers as normal as possible in these challenging times and would like you to know that our responsibility to legal representation is still at the forefront of our work and commitment. 15NBS takes the Health and Welfare of all its Members and staff very...

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  • Justin McClintock secures acquittal in Wetherspoons stabbing trial

    Justin McClintock has secured the acquittal of a defendant accused of a stabbing at a Wetherspoons Pub in south London. Justin successfully resisted a Res Gestae application from the Crown before making a successful submission of no case to answer on the stabbing charge at the conclusion of the...

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  • John Greenan v Mount Kilimanjaro

    John Greenan along with his partner Alessandra are taking on the challenge of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Africa’s highest mountain at 5,895 metres (19,341 feet) above sea level. They are doing this to raise money for the John King Brain Tumour Foundation (registered charity). The Foundation aims to raise much-needed...

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  • Sombre acquittal in Death by Dangerous Driving Case.

    Chambers has achieved a hard-fought but ultimately sombre victory with the acquittal of a Defendant charged with causing the death of an elderly couple by dangerous driving. The Defendant was accused of racing with a co-defendant (who pleaded guilty). As the co-defendant overtook the Defendant at excessive speed, he...

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  • Patrick Maggs led by David Spens QC secure acquittal of rapper ‘Unknown T’ facing Murder.

    After a 5 week trial at the Central Criminal Court Patrick Maggs led by David Spense QC secured the acquittal of rapper ‘Unknown T’ Daniel Lena who was allegedly involved in the killing of a young man at a New Years Eve party. Patrick was instructed by Ann Rushton...

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  • James Lofthouse secures suspended sentence for man who caused multiple wounds in “glassing” of his partner.

    James Lofthouse defended GO, a 24-year-old man who was initially charged with s18 wounding with intent, following a drunken attack in which he repeatedly struck his partner with a broken champagne flute, causing multiple slash and puncture wounds. At the PTPH, James persuaded the CPS to accept a plea...

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  • Martin Rutherford QC and Matthew Hardyman secure sole acquittal of defendant facing Murder charges.

    Martin Rutherford QC and Matthew Hardyman have successfully defended ‘JS’ after five weeks of trial at Chelmsford Crown Court, instructed by Rob Perkins of Football Law Associates. JS initially faced allegations of murder and aggravated burglary, but Mat Hardyman successfully applied to dismiss the murder allegation, highlighting an inherent...

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  • John Waller secures Court Martial acquittal for Rape

    John Waller successfully defended his client who was accused of Rape on a fellow RAF recruit. John’s client was the first defendant in an alleged joint enterprise. The Crown alleged that the complainant was too drunk to consent during the alleged rape by the two defendants. The case was...

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