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Third Six Pupils: Applications Invited

9 Gough Chambers is a leading common law set of chambers based in London, known for its core strengths in advocacy, drafting and advisory work. Clients include solicitors, local government, central government, corporate bodies and individuals. Tenants practise in all areas of…

Thom Dyke successfully prosecutes right-wing extremist who threatened politicians

Thom Dyke has successfully prosecuted a right-wing extremist who threatened politicians with “a white tsunami of hate and revenge”.

During 2019, Mr Thomas Thomas engaged in a sustained campaign of virulently racist, anti-Semitic, and violent abuse, in which he targeted a group of…

No horsing around in the care home sector

In ACL v Care Quality Commission [2021] UKUT HC/2729/2019 (ACC), the Upper Tribunal, Administrative Appeals Chamber, has provided helpful guidance on the interpretation of regulation 9 and regulation 15 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 (“the…

Esther Maclachlan appointed Circuit Judge for South Eastern Circuit

Chambers is delighted to announce the appointment of Esther Maclachlan to the Circuit Bench with effect from 1st November 2021. To read more about the appointment please click here.

Esther joined Chambers as a pupil and we are thrilled at her…

James Thacker and Laura Hibberd successfully prosecute OCG that flooded London market with substantial quantities of drugs and used EncroChat

An Organised Crime Group (OCG) operated across London to deliver over 90 different types of drugs during 2020 until their arrest on 22nd February 2021. Upon warrants being executed at various premises in London and a storage unit, almost £2 million of drug…

Eleanor Mawrey and William Dean speak at DEFRA Investigators’ Annual Conference

On 13th October 2021, Eleanor Mawrey and William Dean spoke on prosecutions for fraud and associated matters at a conference attended by investigators from DEFRA Investigation Services (DIS), who investigate suspected criminal offences on behalf of DEFRA’s executive agencies.

Eleanor spoke about…

William Dean speaks at Community Care Live 2021

On 12th October 2021, William Dean delivered a legal update lecture at Community Care Live, an annual conference event for social work professionals.

William’s lecture addressed the provision of accommodation by local authorities for vulnerable children under section 20 of the Children…

John Foy QC, Edwin Buckett and Max Melsa featured in this month’s edition of PI Focus

John Foy QC, Edwin Buckett and Max Melsa have been published in this month’s edition of PI Focus, APIL’s monthly newsletter, regarding amputation claims and claims under the Montreal Convention respectively.

Members of APIL are able to access the articles here:

Tom Little QC, who prosecuted Wayne Couzens for the murder of Sarah Everard is Lawyer of the Week in The Times

Tom Little QC, who prosecuted Wayne Couzens for the murder of Sarah Everard is Lawyer of the Week in the Times. The case attracted almost unprecedented publicity. To see the interview with Tom click here.

Stuart McKechnie QC achieves multi-million settlement on behalf of amputee previously offered £150,000

At a JSM in July 2021 Stuart McKechnie QC negotiated a substantial 7 figure settlement on behalf of a 55-year-old man who underwent an elective through-knee amputation 3 years post-accident.

In the early stages of his case, well before the decision to…

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