Great James Street Chambers would like to welcome our new Second Junior Clerk, Charlie Gardner. Charlie joins us with 4 years of clerking experience from another leading criminal set. We are delighted to have Charlie joining us to expand further the quality clerks room that we enjoy.
Kevin Metzger secures acquittal for lady accused of offences arising from allegations of child trafficking.
OO, having been convicted of one count of cruelty received a suspended sentence.
Kevin Metzger secures acquittal at Birmingham Crown Court in guns and ammunition conspiracy.
Instructed by Hartnells Solicitors, David secures an acquittal in a multi handed drugs conspiracy case on a half time submission on behalf of his client where he successfully argued that a miscarriage of justice would take place if the matter were left to the jury, given the danger of guilt by kinship and associational ties.
David secured an acquittal in the Old Bailey in a sexual allegation of exposure. The case involved assessments of credibility and detailed testing of the evidence of the complainant. There was no dispute as to presence or identification of the defendant.
In R v Jama and others David secured an acquittal in a GBH at Harrow crown court in a trial where counsel was discharged and he had to take over part heard after the prosecution case had effectively closed.
The case involved complex evaluation of DNA expert reports, identification evidence and complex fact management in a multi hander.
The client was convicted of the lesser charge of affray.
Shannon Revel has been appointed to the CPS Specialist Fraud Panel at Level 3. Shannon’s expertise in this field involves prosecuting and defending in complex and challenging Fraud cases in court, requiring the assimilation and reduction of evidence for clients and juries. Shannon advises the CPS, Solicitors and lay clients in Fraud matters from the early stages through to acquittal or sentence. Her appointment to the panel is effective immediately and runs for a duration of four years.
Peter Lange was instructed by the Finks Motorcycle Group to oppose the making of Serious Crime Prevention Orders under legislation not previously used in Australia against a number of its members.
Instructed by F.A Lee & Co, David secures an acquittal in Luton crown court for his client charged with smuggling prohibited items into a prison.
The case turned on the credibility of video evidence and whether, and to what extent, appropriate searches were conducted as he visited the prisoner.
The case involved complex client management skills and issues of credibility and DNA evidence.
Instructed by Wiseman Lee Solicitors, David Langwallner secured an acquittal in a blackmail case relying implicitly on such cases as R v. Clear 1968 and R. v. Astig 2015 on the ambit and definition of menaces and reasonable demands in the context of payment for drug monies owed.
David addressed the jury in detail on questions of corroboration and credibility and how proof is made out or not on whether evidence is significant or not or is subject to contradiction and un-believability.