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Crime & Fraud

Thom Dyke prosecutes drug dealer caught with an “arsenal of lethal firearms”

Thom Dyke, led by William Emlyn-Jones (Treasury Counsel, Three Raymond Buildings), has successfully prosecuted a drug dealer caught in possession of five illegal firearms and more than 60 rounds of ammunition.

Officers from the Metropolitan Police’s Trident and Area Crime Command…

James Thacker and Jennifer Newcomb successfully prosecute evasion of over £1 million in customs duty

On 23 May 2018, Mariwan Fatah and Ali Jamal were unanimously convicted by a jury at Snaresbrook Crown Court of their leading role in an organised crime group. The group were involved in a complex operation to receive raw tobacco leaf from…

Tom Little QC appears today in the Supreme Court in an interlocutory appeal

Tom Little QC appears for the Prosecution in an interlocutory appeal in the Supreme Court in R v Mackinlay & Others. This is a criminal appeal relating to the meaning of ‘election expenses’ in an ongoing prosecution which remains the subject…

James Thacker and Thom Dyke: £7½ million fraudsters sentenced to 33 years’ imprisonment

Fraudsters at the heart of a sophisticated global conspiracy to defraud over £7½ million have been given sentences totalling 33 years’ imprisonment. The four co-conspirators were prosecuted by James Thacker and Thom Dyke, instructed by the CPS Complex Casework Unit….

Emily Verity successfully prosecutes case of devastating abuse

N was sentenced to 25 years for sexually abusing his step daughter when she was aged between 10 and 12, in a gross breach of trust. The trial judge paid tribute to the victim’s courage in describing how the abuse from her…

‘Evil’ scoutmaster sentenced to 11 years’ imprisonment for grooming and sexually abusing cubs and scouts

James Thacker prosecuted AA, a scoutmaster of 11 years, who groomed and sexually abused at least 7 young boys when aged between 9 and 13 years who were cubs and scouts. He carried out his ‘appalling and evil’ pattern of offences…

Emily Verity successfully prosecutes ‘Uber rapist’

Muhammed Durrani, an Uber driver, raped the customer in the back of his taxi. Durrani, 38, picked the customer up from outside a bar on the Northcote Road, Battersea and drove her home to Hammersmith. She was unaware that he had taken…

9 Gough Chambers supports the stance of The Criminal Bar

The underfunding of the Criminal Justice system has led to a system that is broken; we must act now.

Read the Announcement to CBA members here.

Jake Richards: Worboys’ release quashed

On 28th March 2018 a three-judge panel of the Divisional Court gave its decision in R (DSD & Ors) v The Parole Board of England and Wales [2018] EWHC 694 (Admin), ruling that the Parole Board’s decision to direct the release…

James Thacker secures Confiscation Order in excess of £3.3million in ‘Britain’s largest Educational fraud’

Between January 2006 and October 2012 SK, who had worked his way up to the Accounts Manager, defrauded Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation Trust of over £4million. SK was arrested and charged in 2015, he pleaded not guilty and gave evidence at his trial…

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