Chambers are delighted to welcome Laura Herbert (2009) to chambers following completion of her 3rd 6.
Chambers are extremely pleased to welcome Ms Suzanne Crane (1995) formally of 1 Middle Temple Lane who has accepted an invitation to join chambers.
The cousin of R & B singer, Estelle, has been acquitted after a 4 week trial. Elizabeth Lambert secured the acquittal of Jude Lebaga, who stood trial for offences of kidnap, false imprisonment and blackmail. This case has attracted the attention of the national media. He was unanimously acquitted along with two others by the jury at Snaresbrook Crown Court.
Thom is also quoted in The Times article ’Call for Pryce’s ‘medieval defence’ of marital coercion to be scrapped’, The Times, 7 March 2013
“Thom Dyke, a criminal and human rights barrister, said that could see a rise in use — but one that would be matched by an increase in legal challenges. The defence, he said, harked back to the “darker days of gender equality” — it was “deeply anachronistic”.
Whilst chambers continue their consultation process on the NSCT we adhere to the Bar Councils suggestion.
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We are extremely pleased to confirm our membership and support of The Fraud Lawyers Association, established in 2012.
After stiff competition Anawar Miah has been elected as a Director of the British Bangladeshi Chamber of Commerce (www.bbcc.org.uk) and also selected as the President of the British Bangladeshi Practicing Barristers Association.
On 24th November 12 Rebecca Nieto attended a specialist CPS rape list accredited sexual offences training course hosted by the South Eastern Circuit. There were a variety of renowned speakers who concentrated on honing practitioners’ skills including how to to deal with hearsay and s.41 matters in respect of sexual offences. The course also explored the use of intermediaries and ‘extra special’ measures. Rebecca has a blossoming practice in the field of sexual offences and frequently undertakes training to keep up with the rapidly evolving landscape in the intricate area of law.
Her practice in respect of sexual offences has included defending in sensitive and difficult matters such as indecent images, child rape and grooming cases.
After extradition proceedings of 6 years, Alun Jones secured the release of Nosratollah Tajik, a former Iranian ambassador to Jordan, accused in the USA of conspiring to export night vision goggles from the USA to Iran. The High Court discharged him on 27 November 2012 on the ground of unreasonable delay by the USA and Home Office. Mr Tajik is the only Muslim to defeat a US extradition request for terrorist or political offences since the Extradition Act 2003 came into force.