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Wayne Couzens receives whole life sentence

Wayne Couzens receives a whole life sentence for the murder, rape and kidnap of Sarah Everard. Tom Little QC appeared for the Prosecution. To view the sentencing remarks, please click here.

9 Gough Chambers shortlisted in Chambers UK Bar Awards 2021

9 Gough Chambers is delighted to announce that Tom Little QC has been shortlisted for Crime Silk of the Year, along with our Personal Injury Team being shortlisted for Personal Injury Set of Year.

Tom Little QC appointed a Deputy High Court Judge

Chambers is delighted to announce that Tom Little QC has been appointed a Deputy High Court Judge. His appointment will take effect on 1st October 2021. The appointment followed an open competition by the Judicial Appointments Commission. Tom has been allocated to…

Wayne Couzens pleads guilty to the murder of Sarah Everard

At the Old Bailey this morning Wayne Couzens pleaded guilty to the murder of Sarah Everard.

Last month he had pleaded guilty to the kidnap and rape of Sarah Everard. Tom Little QC is prosecuting this case. The sentencing hearing will…

Court of Appeal clarify how to set the minimum term for discretionary life sentences for violent and sexual offences

Tom Little QC appeared in the Court of Appeal on behalf of the Attorney General in a Reference on the correct approach to the calculation of the length of the minimum term imposed on an offender who over a period of 4…

Court of Appeal makes crystal clear when a guilty plea must be indicated in serious cases to get a full reduction in sentence.

Tom Little QC was instructed to represent the Prosecution and the Attorney General in three unrelated cases that were heard together. Two were appeals against sentence and one was an Attorney General’s Reference. The Court of Appeal has made clear, in accepting…

Court of Appeal accepts Tom Little QC’s submissions on whether a Defendant must be at their s51 sending hearing

The Court of Appeal have finally determined the question of whether a represented Defendant must also be personally present at his section 51 sending to the Crown Court in order for proceedings in the Crown Court to be lawful.

Tom Little QC…

Tom Little QC appointed by the Judicial College as a tutor for Criminal Law Training

Tom Little QC has been appointed for a four year term following an open competition of Circuit Judges and Recorders to train the judiciary as a Tutor for the Criminal Training Team with the Judicial College. Tom will play an active part…

Tom Little QC instructed to prosecute the Sarah Everard murder and kidnap case

Tom Little QC has been instructed to prosecute the Sarah Everard murder and kidnap case. Tom appeared today in front of the Recorder of London at Wayne Couzens’ first appearance at the Old Bailey. A provisional trial date of 25th October 2021…

Tom Little QC successfully defends DPP in the high profile EVAW judicial review challenge relating to rape prosecutions

The Court of Appeal (Civil Division) this morning handed down an important judgment in a long-running and high profile judicial review challenge brought by the End Violence against Women Coalition against the DPP.

Tom Little QC represented the DPP in this complex…

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