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Premium Bonds cannot be forfeited under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

December 2011

James Stansfeld and Melissa Rollins of Messrs Lewis Nedas & Co successfully challenge an application by The Commissioner of Police to forfeit £35,000 of Premium Bonds seized under s.294 Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. The Commissioner conceded the legal argument raised by James Stansfeld that Premium Bonds are not cash for the purposes of s.289(6) of the Act.

Anwar Ramzan joins chambers

December 2011

Chambers are delighted to welcome Anwar Ramzan, formally of Farringdon Chambers. Anwar is predominantly a criminal practitioner and as a senior junior brings a wealth of talent and experience to chambers.

Chambers are pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Bazeley

November 2011

Chambers are pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Bazeley who will join our clerking team, on 14 November 2011. Michael will combine with Joel Michaels as joint senior clerk.

Alun Jones QC secures acquittal for Robert Clark

October 2011

Alun Jones represented Robert Clark at a three-week abuse of process hearing before a High Court at the CCC this month, and secured his discharge. The case was the lead prosecution in 1999 in the Metropolitan Police investigation into alleged widespread police corruption. Having represented Clark at the original trial, at which he was convicted of two groups of corruption charges, Alun Jones appealed unsuccessfully to the Court of Appeal against conviction, and unsuccessfully petitioned the House of Lords and European Court on Human Rights.

After a seven-year investigation the Criminal Cases Review Commission referred the case to the Court of Appeal. Alun Jones represented both Robert Clark and Christopher Drury at the appeal, having advised them informally while serving their sentences. The appeal was allowed, on the ground of serious non-disclosure of material at the trial, but a limited retrial ordered. The appeal papers ran to 40,000 pages. Finally, on 19 October, the prosecution abandoned the attempt at a retrial and Clark and Drury were acquitted and vindicated after 12 years.

Alun Jones is now representing various other former officers convicted in the 1999-2000 series of trials.

Alun Jones Q.C represented Robert Clark

October 2011

Alun Jones Q.C represented Robert Clark, a former detective, finally cleared after proceedings that commenced in 1998. More

Chambers Announcement

October 2011

Our chambers remains committed to developing individual practices in various areas of work, and welcomes applications for membership from barristers who practise in criminal, public, extradition and immigration law.

Dr Heads acquitted of outraging public morals following legal argument

October 2011

Dr Heads acquitted of outraging public morals following legal argument.

Kofi Ossimeh acquitted of murder at the Bailey

October 2011

Kofi Ossimeh acquitted of murder at the Bailey.

Corinne Bramwell is standing for election for the 2012 Bar Council.

October 2011

Corinne Bramwell is standing for election for the 2012 Bar Council.

Please vote for Corinne (Self-Employed Junior Counsel under 7 years’ Call) by the 19th October 2011.

Shoplifting trial stayed for abuse of process

September 2011

Following legal argument at Isleworth Crown Court, Laura Bayley successfully applied to stay proceedings for a client charged with theft from Harrods, Knightsbridge.