The suspension of prison visits for children during lockdown: was it lawful? Jake Richards writes for The Family Law Journal

Jake Richards was asked by the Family Law Journal to write an essay on the human rights implications of the suspension of prison visits for children during the pandemic.

The article argues that the suspension on prison visits during this period and…

Tom Little QC appears as Counsel to the Inquest in the M62 shooting by Police

Tom Little QC has been appointed as Counsel to the Inquest touching the death of Yassar Yaqub who was shot and killed by an armed Police Officer on 2nd January 2017. The incident took place on a slip road at junction 24…

9 Gough Chambers is pleased to welcome Patricia Londono to Chambers

Patricia joins 9 Gough Chambers from Red Lion Chambers.

Patricia practices in the areas of business and financial crime, regulatory work, inquests and inquiries, public law and professional discipline. She is currently a member of the counsel team instructed by the Metropolitan…

9 Gough Chambers is delighted to announce the appointments of Eleanor Mawrey, Jennifer Newcomb and James Thacker to the A list of the Serious Fraud Office Panel

Chambers is delighted to announce that Eleanor Mawrey and Jennifer Newcomb have been appointed to the A list of the Serious Fraud Office junior counsel panel.

James Thacker has been reappointed to the A list.

Barristers on this list lead investigations and…

Tom Little QC and James Thacker successfully prosecute serial rapist sentenced to life imprisonment

Following a 13-day trial that culminated on 10th December 2020 William Trotter (‘WT’) was unanimously convicted by a jury at Croydon Crown Court of the abduction and rape of a lone and vulnerable 17-year-old female.

WT followed the female as she alighted…

Season’s Greetings from all at 9 Gough Chambers

The Members and Staff of 9 Gough Chambers would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Chambers will be open during the following times over the holiday period:

  • Thursday 24 December 2020 –…

Jennifer Oborne gives online seminar to prosecutors in Tanzania on cryptoassets

Jennifer Oborne conducted an online webinar for Tanzanian prosecutors on cryptocurrency and law enforcement. Her presentation encompassed the definition of a crypto-asset, current trends in crypto crime and police powers for the seizure and retention of cryptoassets. Jennie also examined the effect…

9 Gough Chambers Congratulates Francesca Kolar on Tenancy

9 Gough Chambers is delighted to announce that Francesca Kolar has accepted an offer of tenancy.

Francesca was previously with us as a third six pupil and during that time she developed a busy practice in all our areas of work.


Andrew Ritchie QC successfully settles Cauda Equina clinical negligence claim for £2.75 million

Andrew Ritchie QC, representing the claimant (aged 51), settled this Cauda Equina clinical negligence claim for £2.75 million. The hospital admitted negligently failing to diagnose a lumbar prolapsed disc which put pressure on the Cauda Equina causing bladder, bowel, genital and leg…

Jamie McCracken successfully contests factual evidence of Whistleblowing in the Employment Tribunal

Jamie McCracken successfully defended his employer client against an allegation of a whistleblowing dismissal; establishing that there was no evidence of whistleblowing to safely rely upon.

The allegations arose in Case: 3335165/2018 Mrs O Ania  v  Respondent: Advanced Training Academy (UK) Ltd…

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