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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…

Bruce Silvester represented the Claimant in SM v DHL Supply Chain UK Ltd – successful liability trial – April 2021

SM v DHL Supply Chain UK Ltd – successful liability trial – April 2021

Bruce Silvester represented the Claimant in the liability trial before HHJ Wall in Birmingham, instructed by Irwin Mitchell (Stephen Nye, Partner).  The trial was ‘in person’ not remote. …

Updated CFA terms and conditions

9 Gough Chambers has updated its standard terms and conditions to keep up to date with the latest case law in this area. They can be found here.

John Foy QC heads our costs team who provide cutting edge advice…

Nicolas Hillier to retire from practice at the Bar with effect from 30th April 2021

After almost 40 years as a valued and much loved Member of Chambers, Nicolas Hillier is to retire from practice at the Bar with effect from 30th April 2021.

Nick has decided that the time has come for him to pursue other interests,…

Lucy Lodewyke and Amelia Katz complete their pupillage

9 Gough Chambers congratulates Lucy Lodewyke and Amelia Katz on completing their pupillage and becoming new tenants from today.

View Lucy’s profile here.

View Amelia’s profile here.

Jake Richards represents the ambulance service in the James Manning Inquest

James Manning, a two year old boy, tragically died following a choking incident at a Butlin’s holiday park on 6th June 2018. An inquest investigating the causes of his death heard evidence from multiple medical experts to explore, amongst other things, issues…

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…

9 Gough Chambers is pleased to welcome Bruce Silvester

Bruce joins 9 Gough Chambers from Devereux.

Bruce practices in Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence with a particular emphasis on catastrophic claims.

He is ranked Band 1 by Chambers and Partners and has expertise in brain, spine and amputation cases.

Bruce is…

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