Richard Barrett and Shannon Revel secure the acquittal of co-defendants accused of Fraud following a trial at Southwark Crown Court.
Shannon for the first defendant and Richard for the second defendant, both instructed by Stuart Lim of Hollingsworth Edwards Solicitors, successfully represented the two women who were accused of fraudulently collecting money from members of the public.
The crown’s case was that the two women were part of an organised joint enterprise to defraud members of the public into thinking they were registered charity collectors. The co-defendants advanced that following a death in their family, they registered to take part in the Race for Life. Following cross examination of the officers and evidence presented on behalf of the two defendants, the jury acquitted them both, finding that they were not dishonest in collecting funds on the street without a permit in the run up to the race.
Haseeb Yousaf, instructed by Hartnells Solicitors, secured the acquittal of a man charged with committing an offence of Actual Bodily Harm after a 3 day trial.
The Crown alleged that the complainant had gone to his house demanding that he pay money owed to her. He then allegedly slapped her in a fit of rage, the impact being so great that it caused the complainant serious injuries to her ear.
The defendant, the owner of a thriving business, was of previous good character and it was his case that the allegation was a complete fabrication.
Chambers are delighted to welcome new tenants, Richard Barrett 1990, Mohsin Malik 2011 and Chengetai Mupara 2010. Chambers continues to expand at a deliberate pace with barristers that compliment a talented and unified law firm. Congratulations one and all.
Chambers are recognised in the Bar Councils latest brochure on International Arbitration in the field of Energy.
Shaun Wallace aka The Dark Destroyer from hit TV show The Chase, in conjunction with Great James Street Chambers hosts a charity quiz night on behalf of local beneficiary Great Ormond Street Hospital. Full amount raised to be confirmed but at the time of this post approx. £1500 has been received. Chambers was well represented by clerks and counsel. We thank all involved and who attended with particular thanks going to Shaun for generously donating his time.
Peter Lange was part of the team which successfully obtained on behalf of Uber a permanent injunction against a so-called Anti-Uber activist, prohibiting him from carrying out any further “citizens’ arrests” of Uber drivers. Uber BV v. Howarth  NSWSC 54
On the 4th March 2017, Jennifer Oborne delivered the keynote address to an audience of Turkish Supreme Court judges at an international conference on cross examination in Ankara, Turkey. The speech was entitled “Cross Examination – does it have a role in the inquisitorial system?”
Shannon Revel has secured the acquittal of a man following a successful appeal against conviction.
The Defendant had previously been convicted of attempted theft, for which he received a 4 month immediate custodial sentence consecutive to an activated 20 month suspended sentence. Shannon, instructed by Deborah Hogg of Freemans Solicitors, advanced that there was no intention to commit theft.
Amanda Jones, instructed by Quality Orion Solicitors, represented Mr O-A and has been successful in a Judicial review.
Mr. O-A has held British Passports, renewed regularly, since 1977. On his most recent application for renewal, the Passport Office refused to issue a passport, saying that they were not satisfied that Mr O-A who has held passports for 40 years is the baby O-A born in London in the 1950s. Mr. O-A was granted permission to seek Judicial Review, and on the morning of the full hearing, a consent order was signed at the Royal Courts of Justice.
The Home Office agreed to issue a British passport within 4 weeks, and to pay the Claimant’s costs.
James Palfrey secures Not Guilty verdicts after a 3 day trial at Croydon Crown Court.
The defendant initially faced charges of GBH section 18 and possession of an offensive weapon. The alleged victim in this case was an off duty policeman.
Following negotiations with the prosecution, the assault charges were reduced to affray and possession of an offensive weapon. Following defence submissions, the offensive weapon charge was dismissed at the close of the prosecution case and the jury acquitted the defendant of affray.