The New South Wales Court of Appeal today decided to request an inquiry into one of the jurors who sat on the trial of a man convicted of terrorism offences. Peter appeared as leading counsel on behalf of the applicant.
Lodhi v. Attorney-General of New South Wales  NSWCA 433 (http://www.caselaw.nsw.gov.au/action/PJUDG?jgmtid=168852)
Peter Lange acted for actor and model Nathan Waring who was today acquitted in relation to a number of assault charges arising from an incident which occurred in July of last year. Read more here
Laura Herbert has successfully appealed against a sentence of imprisonment for public protection (IPP) before the Court of Appeal. She argued that the basis on which the original judge passed sentence erred in law in that he failed to consider an extended sentence (EPP) in light of the law post July 2008; and that an extended sentence would have adequately protected the public. The Court of Appeal quashed the original IPP sentence and substituted it for an extended sentence, which resulted in the Appellant’s immediate release from custody on license.
Peter Lange secures acquittal on murder charge in the Supreme Court in Sydney on the basis of provocation. Read the full story here
Alun Jones QC is appearing in the Supreme Court on 5th December 2013, watch here
Chambers would like to congratulate both Jide Lanlehin and Femi Awodele on being called to the Nigerian bar. Well done!
Chambers are delighted to announce the arrival of Amy Cooke (2006) from Temple Court Chambers.
Amy brings a wealth of experience in immigration and asylum law to chambers adding strength to our expanding team.
Martin Henley and Unnati Bhatt have secured the discharge of a Polish national, wanted for various offences in Poland. He had been an officer in the Polish army and a UN peace keeper in the former Yugoslavia. In 2001 he had become acutely unwell and was diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic, he may also have been suffering from PTSD as a result of his peace keeping role.
The Senior District Judge found that his extradition was oppressive by the passage of time. His strong reliance upon his partner for his immediate medical care and safeguarding his extradition would be a disproportionate interference with his right to family life. Finally the extradition would be unjust and oppressive by reason of his mental health.
October 2013 – Anwar Ramzan represents Christopher Philips charged with with stirring racial hatred.
Peter Lange has become a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Membership to the Chartered Institute is awarded to reflect a high level of achievement and experience in the law and practice of private dispute resolution. Peter accepts instructions both in the UK and internationally to act as a mediator or arbitrator.