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Alun Jones QC
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- Public Law
- International Criminal Law
Alun Jones QC is a specialist in commercial crime, extradition, mutual legal assistance, crime, judicial review and asset confiscation. He has also appeared in the higher appellate courts in insolvency, planning and defamation cases when they have been connected with matters within his normal areas of practice. He spent the first ten years of his career before juries in London learning and developing advocacy skills, and then gradually specialised. In 2005, he founded and became Head of Great James Street Chambers.
Alun Jones values his professional independence. He is not a member of a political party or a part time judge. (He was a Recorder of the Crown Court from 1990-1997.)
He has been married since 1974 and has four adult children. He lives in London and the Weald of Kent. His private interests are rural conservation, gardening, local history, chess and cricket.
Tahir Khan QC
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A highly experienced criminal law specialist with an emphasis on complex casework. Strong advocacy skills, adaptable and comfortable in different environments. Consistently features in the Legal 500 for his excellent handling of criminal cases.
Tahir has defended and prosecuted many serious criminal trials, including offences of Murder, manslaughter, gang land shootings, terrorism, baby shaking cases, drugs importations, serious sex offences (including child grooming) and complex frauds.
Joe-Kyari Gadzama SAN
Call: 1986 (N)
Call: 2008 (E&W)
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Chief Joe-Kyari GADZAMA MFR, SAN, FCIArb. (UK) is a very high profile and succesful Commercial and Constitutional lawyer in Nigeria, who was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1986. He was appointed a Notary Public in June 1996 and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria(SAN) in 1998. Gadzama was subseqently called to the English Bar at Lincoln’s Inn in 2008. He is a CEDR Accredited Mediator, a Fellow and the Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK, Abuja and a Regulatory Consultant.
Prof. William M Rees
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- Public and Regulatory Law, especially Immigration
- Human Rights
- JRs & Education Law
- Employment & Discrimination Law
- Sports Law & Corporate Law
Bill specialises in all aspects of Immigration, Nationality and Asylum Law.
He regularly appears on behalf of Appellants against the Secretary of State and Entry Clearance Officers, in the First-Tier Tribunal, IAC at its various hearing centres all over England and Wales as well as before the Upper Tribunal, IAC. He often appears too in judicial review cases whether in the High Court or in the Upper Tribunal, IAC. He has also appeared before the Court of Appeal.
In suitable cases Bill will undertake direct access work for members of the public.
He has had recent successes in deportation and fast track cases as well as in PBS, asylum, EEA and bail cases. He has a strong interest in cases involving children and their protection. He also represents sportsmen and women.
In Employment matters Bill appears on behalf of clients in particular in the Employment Tribunals all over the country and before the EAT. He has recently successfully represented employees in Judicial Mediations too.
Dr Shaun Wallace
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Shaun is a senior criminal defence advocate of 25 years with experience in a wide range of serious criminal cases from Murder – in particular Operation Trident cases where he is highly regarded, manslaughter, serious sexual offences, fraud, money laundering, firearms and drug trafficking. He has lectured in Environmental Law, Health and Safety and Road Transport Law and Regulations. In addition he is familiar with all aspects of the Proceeds of Crime Act, including restraint, confiscation and enforcement. Shaun frequently leads in multi-handed cases.
Call: 1984 (E/W)
Call: 1986 (SL)
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- Criminal Law
- Human Rights and Civil Liberties
- Statutory and contract document interpretation
Kevin has always had an ardent interest in International Human Rights law and Civil Liberties. His practice, which spans over 30 years, comprises Serious Crime,Private International Law, Human Rights Law, Matrimonial & General Common law.
He has appeared as Lead Counsel in numerous serious criminal cases, trials involving juveniles and adult defendants, complex civil matters, immigration (with a particular focus on multifaceted matters of law), human rights violations, matrimonial and child custody.
He was part of a team that carried out a fact-finding mission in Lebanon in September 2006 under the direction of Oxfam following which a report was published.
His involvement with the training and instruction of pupil barristers as well as his extensive background have made him an excellent pupil supervisor. He is an advocacy trainer for the Middle Temple. His desire to increase his expertise as a Human Rights advocate led to his joining the Bar Human Rights Committee in 2001. In addition, he is registered as an expert on Human Rights for the United Nations. Kevin has contributed to seminars and conferences on youth crime and the effect of the Convention on Human Rights on the criminal justice system. He is particularly interested in the treatment of offenders and the effect of Article 6 (right to fair trial) on defendants in criminal proceedings.
Call: 1986 (N)
Call: 1991 (E&W)
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- Commercial law
- Property law
- Employment law
- Public law
- Divorce law
- Cross-border litigation
- Nigerian law
Until 2010 Chima practiced exclusively at the English Bar. He specialized in cross-border litigation, big money divorce cases, commercial law, property law and public law. Since 2010 he has been Head of Chambers of The Chambers of I.N. Umezuruike, SAN in Nigeria. He is a door tenant of Great James Street Chambers where he is available to provide high level advice and draft documents in commercial law, property law, divorce cases and Nigerian law.
Call: 1993 (E&W)
Call: 2013 (TCI)
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Stephen Akinsanya is a barrister with a modern approach to independent practice with over 20 year experience at the bar of England and Wales, who prides himself on offering efficient advice and committed and effective representation from start to finish on behalf of his professional and lay clients.
As an experienced advocate he has appeared in many complex and serious criminal cases including fraud and murder. He has been led in a number of high profile criminal cases from the Central Criminal court to the Supreme Court. His practice also includes acting for soldiers of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, advising on contractual disputes and regulatory work before professional bodies.
Stephen was previously a member of the Turks and Caicos Islands Bar and he appeared as lead counsel in a murder trial, coroner’s inquest and regularly defended in cases there. In addition he advises on some aspects of contractual and commercial disputes as well as providing a second opinion in appellate work. He is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Arbitrators.
Call: 1994 (E&W)
Call: 2013 (N)
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Jide Lanlehin was called to the English Bar at the Inner Temple in 1994 and admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 2013. He obtained his LLB Honours in Law at the University of East London 1992. He started his career at the English Bar training at Tooks Chambers (chambers of Michael Mansfield QC) where he did his first six months pupillage before proceeding to Cloisters, 1 Pump Court (David Turner-Samuels QC) for his second six months training.
He is a versatile and exceptionally gifted advocate who originally established himself at the English Bar as a specialist in very serious criminal cases, undertaking a variety of cases involving Mortgage Fraud, Money Laundering offences, Confiscation, Murder, and Rape. He appeared as a leading junior counsel in the Crown Court in a number of these cases. He also receives instructions in Employment Law cases i.e. Unfair Dismissal and Racial Discrimination, Immigration and the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.(SDT).
In 2011, JL was appointed an English Law Consultant for a leading Nigerian Firm. Upon his call to the Nigerian Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria he was elevated to the position of Partner at the Firm. He has since left that Firm to establish his own practice. He is able to receive instructions and advise on all aspects of Nigerian Law particularly Nigerian Commercial, Property, Probate, Family and Divorce Law.
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Languages: Urdu & Punjabi
Anwar has a well -established Criminal defence practice, with emphasis on sexual and violent offences. In addition he has many years of experience in large complex fraud cases and confiscation matters. His reputation as a fearless advocate has meant that he is instructed regularly in high profile and complex cases.
In recent years Anwar has represented clients accused of ritual killings, baby shaking and historic sexual offences.
He is valued by Solicitors for his client care and hands on approach to cases and is highly regarded for his sensitive approach to cases involving vulnerable defendants.
He has appeared at appellate level in a wide range of cases both in relation to conviction and sentence. ( reported cases).
Anwar accepts instructions under direct public access and recently represented clients in civil proceedings for disrepair (landlord and Tenant) and Forfeiture.
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I practise in the areas of Criminal Defence, Prosecution and Immigration. I am on the Advocate Panel Scheme at level 3. Prior to this I completed a nine month secondment with the CPS based in Hackney and Tower Hamlets. I have found this to be a challenging work environment and it has helped me build on the skills I have developed whilst in private practice.
Before working for the CPS I practised in the West Midlands for eleven years. During that time I developed a busy Crown Court practice, built upon the fundamental need to develop strong working relationships with my clients and delivering the highest standard of advocacy and service.
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Areas of law
- Immigration and asylum
- Criminal Law
- Civil Law
I have grown up in the inner city of Birmingham and have variously over the years worked in a number of community organisations. I have gained a wealth of experience of working with people from diverse backgrounds. I am deeply committed to helping those groups who might otherwise “get a raw deal out of the system.” I have always been passionate about pursuing a career in the law.
I have a wide range of criminal and civil experience and have been regularly instructed by both prosecution and defence. I am qualified to accept instructions direct from members of the public I have wide-ranging experience of all immigration matters up to including court of appeal work.
I have comprehensive experience of Human Rights, Immigration and Asylum Law. I appeared regularly in both the First tier and Upper Tribunal of the Asylum and Immigration Chamber, as well as the Administrative Court in Judicial Review matters. I have extensive experience of all areas in this field including asylum, family appeals, deportation appeals, work permits, student appeals and cases involving Rule 320 of the Immigration Rules.
I conduct work in the field of family law, including child care proceedings. I am currently instructed on an Ancillary relief matter where the total assets are in excess of £3 million pounds.
I have a deep commitment to social justice and in this regard have stood for parliament in 2005 and in the European elections in 2009.
Raj accepts instruction on a Direct Access Basis
Anawar Babul Miah
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A specialist in public law with considerable experience in a wide variety of actions. Anawar is regularly instructed on many different types of cases, he is widely regarded as a “safe pair of hands”, able to apply his knowledge and advocacy skills, to any scenario put to him.
Call: 1999 (E/W)
Call: 2003 (St. V/G)
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Call: 1999 – called to the Bar of England and Wales (Lincoln’s Inn)
2003 – Called to the Bar St Vincent & the Grenadines
Direct Access Qualified – Brereton accepts direct access work and provides advice in most areas law. He also accepts matters pertaining to law and practice in St Vincent and the Grenadines.
Brereton specialises in criminal defence and practises almost exclusively in that area of work. He has been involved is a wide range of cases and offences of varying degrees of complexity, including murder, fraud, offences against the person and sexual offences. He is a dedicated and committed practitioner who is not apprehensive to promote his clients’ case and to ensure the proper safeguard of their interests and human rights. His resolute approach has resulted in him taking many cases to the Court of Appeal. He is thorough in his consideration of matters of law and practice and his progressive approach is admired by colleagues, other professionals and lay clients alike.
Brereton has an ardent interest in human rights issues and social justice. Prior to practising at the bar, Brereton worked for various organisations including Social Security Department, Local Authority and the Citizens Advice Bureaux, all for whom he did advocacy. Brereton also lectured in law on the ILEX program and at the LLB undergraduate level.
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Terri’s background is City based. She worked for some ten years in the Financial Markets for a major global brokerage organisation where she was a Senior Manager in European Government and Emerging Market bond broking. Her duties included day to day risk management for her specific team as well as overall management of a number of government bond market teams.
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Areas of Expertise
- Public Law and Human Rights
Elizabeth’s practice covers crime, extradition and human rights work. She undertakes a wide range of criminal cases, exclusively defending. Her practice ranges from dealing with firearms cases, to armed robbery, child trafficking, murder/manslaughter, counterfeiting, and complex fraud. She has a specialist defence practice in extradition dealing with Part 1 and Part 2 cases in both the Magistrates’ Court and High Court. She also is instructed to represent prisoners at parole board hearings and conducts reviews of cases/ advises upon miscarriages of justice at appellate level. She has an international human rights background, and speaks fluent French.
R–v- E & Others – Croydon Crown Court (2012). Leading counsel. Multi- handed conspiracy to Defraud the Department of Works and Pensions (DWP) and the Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Acting for the first defendant, she represented a man accused of being at the centre of two national complex frauds valued at £1.7 million. The case attracted national media attention as it involved the use of insiders working for the DWP. The evidence required specialist analysis of audit trails and computer evidence.
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- Public Law
Amanda is a specialist in immigration, public law, criminal injuries compensation, and immigration-related crime. She has advised and appeared in numerous immigration matters in the Court of Appeal, and in the Administrative Court on appeals, judicial review and injunctions. Emergency judicial review grounds and out-of-hours injunction applications (including, if necessary, to the Court of Appeal) are a regular part of her practice.
She is instructed in asylum cases, particularly in relation to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Sri Lanka and Saudi Arabia. She also deals with entry clearance work, including the points-based system, visitors, and family reunion, deportation appeals in relation to criminal convictions or alleged terrorist connections, and cases in which a threat to national security is alleged.
Amanda frequently advises on and drafts fresh claims in relation to human rights and asylum, after an initial appeal has been exhausted, and has been instructed on a numbers of cases involving breaches of policy and legitimate expectation in immigration law.
She regularly appears at first and second stage reconsiderations at Field House, including several Country Guidance cases.
Amanda also deals with Immigration-related criminal work, including facilitating illegal entry, possession of false passports, and money laundering as well as Criminal Injuries Compensation claims.
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- Alternative Dispute Resolution
Peter maintains a truly international practice. In addition to practising from Great James Street Chambers, he maintains Chambers in Sydney. He also provides advice on all areas of the common law in Germany and, as of Counsel to the law firm Houri & Ghalayini, provides advice in the Middle East region.
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Area of Practice
Nick specialises in criminal defence and has a wide ranging Crown Court and Appellate Court practice. He is regularly instructed for his detailed case preparation and analysis of the evidence as well as clear, straightforward advice.
His attention to detail is regularly put to good use in defending fraud and other cases where there is a large amount of technical detail. He has built up considerable experience of cases involving the use of computers in crime, not least from defending numerous cases of making and possessing indecent images. He is well versed in cases involving the interrogation of computers, mobile phones and cell site analysis. He is equally at home defending cases of violence, drug supply and the like. He has been instructed as a junior in murder trials and has acted alone in numerous multi-handed serious violence and drugs cases, money laundering and confiscation cases as well as acting in the full gamut of drugs, violence, theft and sexual offences.
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Tim has a wide ranging criminal practice, split evenly between prosecution and defence work. As a level 3 prosecutor he has successfully prosecuted a number of high profile cases involving children being trafficked from West Africa into the United Kingdom. Tim is also on the CPS rape list and regularly prosecutes sexual offences including historic allegations and cases involving young children and the use of intermediaries.
In his defence work, experience of working as a police station representative has given Tim a keen understanding of the need for good client care from the start to finish of proceedings. Tim has developed particular expertise in dealing with clients with mental health problems and in relation to defences of insanity. Tim also has extensive experience of immigration offences and abuse of process arguments in relation to the prosecution of defendant’s who are themselves the victims of human trafficking (a subject on which he has given a CPD accredited seminar). Tim’s calm, persuasive manner has secured numerous acquittals, often very much against the odds!
Tim has a growing extradition practice with experience of cases involving arguments based on proportionality, passage of time, right to a re-trial, the requested person’s severe health problems and breaches of human rights in relation to prison conditions and family life.
Tim also frequently conducts taxi licence appeals and parole board hearings.
Call: 2002 (E&W)
Call: 2013 (N)
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Qualifications: LLB (Hons), LLM (Masters), PG Dip in Law (ICSL)
Inn: Gray’s Inn, Year of Call: 2002
Public Access Qualified: Femi is licensed to receive instructions directly from the public.
Prior to commencing practice, Femi worked in the Commercial Disputes Group of a major International Law Firm where he dealt with high value complex matters with a multi-jurisdictional element for many corporate client structures. This laid a foundation for handling high value commercial contracts. He was also responsible for Editing the firm’s Newsletter in the areas of Intellectual Property, Copyright, Defamation and Media law.
Additionally, he has been a legal adviser at Toynbee Hall Legal Advice Centre in the areas of Contract, Employment, Housing, and Immigration Law. He was also a Duty Advocate at Willesden County Court, representing clients in possession proceedings involving disputes between mortgagors and mortgagees, and multifarious disputes between tenants and private and social landlords.
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2010-2013 Crown Advocate, CPS, Grade 3
Head of Fraud and Confiscation for CPS in Cambridgeshire. Conducted or oversaw about £3.5 million of confiscation litigation and obtained around 140 asset restraint orders. Led Cambridgeshire’s POCA work to make it one of the best performing CPS areas in the country. Pioneered systematic use of POCA s. 22 by CPS to revisit available assets in old confiscation cases.
Prosecuted as advocate or reviewing lawyer large-scale fraud and other serious cases including:
Operation Pecan – organised thefts across England of highly endangered birds.
R v S and others – theft and fraud of £2 million
R v M and others – MOD corruption and bribery case following investigation by MOD Police and reporting directly to the Attorney General’s office on developments and decisions in the case.
R v A and others – 11-handed “crash for cash” insurance fraud case.
R v B and others – 3-handed fraud of a national criminal group arranging for driving tests to be taken by imposters generating six-digit criminal profits.
R v AS – six-digit figure money laundering case of funds between England and Africa and with victims in Canada, Scandinavia, Middle East, Africa.
R v NW – fraudulent furniture business with several dozen victims throughout UK and Eire.
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- Criminal litigation, primarily defence work including violent and drug related crime
- Courts Martial
My practice has focused predominately on defence work in all areas of crime as junior counsel alone, including attempted murder, s18 GBH, aggravated burglary, conspiracy to rob.
I have appeared as both leading junior and junior counsel in cases involving large-scale kidnap, robbery and gang related violence conspiracies.
I am experienced in the procedures of Courts Martial, defending members of the Armed Forces in Germany on charges ranging from frontline desertion to AWOL, with various sexual and offences against the person sandwiched in between.
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- Housing and General Civil
- Family (both public and private law)
- Children and Matrimonial Finance
- Criminal Defence
Martin has a solely defence practice in extradition and has developed unique arguments relating to the Extradition Act 2003. He has appeared at all levels from the Magistrates’ Court up to and including the House of Lords.
Martuzevicius v UK currently before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. This is a complex case involving a breach of the A3 rights of the Appellant by the UK authorities in that they failed to secure for him appropriate medical treatment in Broadmoor Hospital as a result of his category A status within the prison system. Also the UK courts should not have ordered extradition without seeking proper medical report on the Appellant’s mental health (led by Alun Jones QC).
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Areas of law
Paul defends in the Crown, Magistrates’ and Youth Courts. He has experience across a broad range of criminal offences, and is regularly instructed to represent defendants facing allegations of violence, public disorder, drugs-related offences, theft and dishonesty, and criminal damage.
Paul assists clients with confiscation and enforcement proceedings, restraint orders, cash forfeiture matters and acts for those charged with money laundering offences.
Paul is regularly instructed on a private basis. He has experience of all road traffic offences as well as licensing and insurance matters.
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- Immigration and Asylum
- Public law
- Civil litigation
Since qualifying in 2012, Amy has developed a thriving immigration, asylum and public law practice. She frequently appears in the First Tier and Upper Tribunals on a variety of matters including judicial review, asylum, deportation, human rights and appeals under the Immigration Rules. Amy has appeared on behalf of appellants and the Home Office.
Amy is regularly instructed to advise and draft grounds for judicial review proceedings and appeals. She has been instructed by the Treasury Solicitors to draft summary grounds of defence for judicial review proceedings.
Amy also has a busy criminal practice and appears regularly in the Crown Court, Youth Court and Magistrates Court. Amy has experience in a broad range of offences including fraud, offences against the person, drugs offences, robbery and road traffic matters.
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- Criminal and regulatory law
- Public law, judicial review and human rights law
- Civil law
Thom has a busy practice, both alone and as a led junior, prosecuting and defending in serious criminal cases. Thom has been appointed by the CPS as a Grade 3 Panel Advocate. He is regularly instructed on complex and multi-handed cases, as well as those involving issues of human rights and public law. Thom brings a robust style of advocacy to representing clients and has obtained successful outcomes both in court and in negotiated settlement at mediation.
He is described by his instructing solicitors as “an exceptionally talented young barrister” and “an excellent advocate whose personal approach to our clients is second to none”. He “has always achieved a desirable result for both the client and the firm, thanks to his expert knowledge in criminal law, his professionalism, and his integrity”. “He has also shown to have the ability to think strategically and back his approach with sound legal reasoning which sets him apart from other junior counsel.”
Thom has considerable experience in the field of public law and human rights, especially in prison law, claims against the police, inquests, and education law. He has experience of running discrimination and human rights claims and has advised in a number of judicial reviews concerning difficult questions of false imprisonment, breaches of Article 5 and Parole Board appeals.
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Jennie is regularly instructed alone and as a led junior in offences of serious violence, sexual offences, drugs, fraud and organised crime. She is described by her instructing solicitors as a “tenacious and talented advocate” who “brings a professional, friendly and straightforward approach to proceedings.”
Jennie has developed a practice in serious and complex fraud, having completed a secondment with the Serious Fraud Office in 2014. She was part of the disclosure team that lead to the first successful prosecution of a Hedge Fund manager in the UK for conspiracy to defraud.
Alongside her practice, Jennie teaches Criminal Litigation and Advocacy at BPP Law School. She is a co-author of “Criminal Litigation, Evidence and Sentencing” and supervises students undertaking the LLM in Professional Legal Practice.
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Jenny appears regularly in the Crown Court, Youth Court and Magistrates’ Court and has experience dealing in a broad range of offences including robbery, offences against the person, perverting the course of justice, witness intimidation and road traffic matters.
Jenny has been a led junior in a number of serious and complex cases including mortgage fraud, rape and sexual assault and conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.
Recently, Jenny has been seconded to the Serious Fraud Office to advise on disclosure in an on-going multi-jurisdictional fraud. Jenny also has experience as disclosure junior for a Local Authority advising on evidence and assisting in the case preparation of a large-scale conspiracy to fraudulently obtain homelessness property.
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- Prison law
Laura has a busy practice focussing on the above areas and has experience as an advocate in the High Court, Court of Appeal, Crown and Magistrates’ (including Extradition) Courts. She has recently made successful appeals in both the High Court (Extradition) and Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) demonstrating capability in advocacy and drafting well beyond her Call.
Laura has a reputation as a robust and persuasive advocate with an ability to understand her clients and give clear and cogent advice.
Laura has been instructed, and successfully defended a number of serious criminal matters including grievous bodily harm (s.18 and s.20), possession with intent to supply class ‘A’ drugs, and conspiracy to steal. Laura is also frequently instructed to defend Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) proceedings where her attention to detail has been noted to be of great assistance to both instructing solicitors and client.
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Adele has been instructed to prosecute and defend across a broad range of offences in the Crown Court. She has particular experience in fraud cases and has undertaken secondments concerning banking frauds.
Adele is also experienced in prosecuting and defending in confiscation proceedings. She has been instructed on behalf of local councils and private bodies to prosecute regulatory offences including health and safety and Trademark Act offences. She completed a Diploma in Art Profession Law and Ethics and has a particular interest in this field.
Adele has been instructed to represent requested persons subject to European Arrest Warrants both at first instance at Westminster Magistrates’ Court and on appeal. Adele is often instructed to advise in writing on grounds for appeal against extradition.
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Areas of law:
- Immigration and asylum
Lara has developed a busy practice in asylum, immigration and nationality law. She frequently represents appellants in the First-Tier and Upper Tribunal on all areas of immigration law including the Refugee Convention, family reunion, human rights, European Economic Area law, deportation, and appeals under the immigration rules. Lara has also undertaken a secondment with the Home Office representing the Secretary of State in the First-Tier Tribunal.
Lara is regularly instructed in judicial review proceedings, challenging decisions relating to immigration, removal and nationality.
Lara has developed an impressive criminal defence practice. Her work encompasses the full spectrum of criminal offences including drugs, violence, sexual offences, driving offences, fraud and the proceeds of crime. She is frequently instructed to represent clients in the Magistrates’, Youth and Crown Court, and regularly provides written advice on appeal against conviction and sentence.
Julius Nkafu MCIArb
Call: 2014 (E&W) 2006 (CAM)
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Julius Nkafu was called to the English Bar at the Inner Temple in 2014 and called to the Cameroon Bar in 2006. He was enrolled as a solicitor of the supreme court of E&W in 2002. He obtained his first degree in law (premier degre en droit public) in the University of Yaoundé Cameroon, CPE, LLM at the London Guildhall University, PGCE at the University of Greenwich and PGC in Transnational Oil & Gas and Energy Law, University of Derby.
He started his legal Career in 1995 at MHQ Solicitors in the Docklands. He set up Julius & Co solicitors in 2006 and in 2010 became a partner at Julliz Solicitors LLP.
Julius is extremely hard working and will always try to find a solution to any matter that he is instructed on. Having practised as a solicitor for many years Julius understands the pressures solicitors can be under at times. He is able to accept instructions at very short notice and attend solicitor’s offices for conferences.
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Shannon’s busy criminal practice includes prosecution and defence work in the Crown Court and Magistrates’ Court. She has extensive experience in trial advocacy including offences of ABH, sexual offences, fraud, breaches of restraining orders, benefit fraud, class A drugs, public order act offences, racially and religiously aggravated offences, burglary, bladed articles, drink driving and road traffic matters. Shannon regularly appears in the Youth Court, and prosecutes on behalf of the National Probation Service.
Shannon’s trial experience includes use of intermediaries, special measures, vulnerable witnesses and child witnesses. She is particularly perceptive to the needs of clients with mental health concerns and provides a friendly and professional approach to familiarising clients with the courtroom and trial process. Shannon has experience in cases regarding fitness to plead.
Shannon joined chambers from the Western Circuit, where she was instructed in over 150 cases in a 3-week period during the ‘Trial Blitz’ in Southampton. Prior to commencing pupillage, Shannon worked in a leading international law firm in Israel, with a client base spanning the UK, China, the USA and the Middle East.
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Robin is a senior advocate with a wide range of experience in crime and regulatory matters. In addition to his busy practice Robin is also a Senior Lecturer and CPD Consultant at the City University Law School.
R v W & Others. Largest cash for crash case in Britain – 83 Defendants, Operation Nacho. Counsel for main defendant. In excess of £3m revenue.
R v F & others. £1 million VAT fraud alleged against members of GB Paralympic team- acquitted, Recorder of Leeds.
R v W. Executive of the UKBA, fraudulent CV case, £1/2 Million value against West Midlands Economic Crime Unit. Birmingham Crown Court.
R v M. Misappropriation of corporate rebate funds.
Call: 1995 (N)
Call: 2011 (E&W)
Call: 1995 (N)
Call: 2011 (E&W)
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LLB (Hons), BL, Barrister (Inner Temple)
Although, relatively junior at the English Bar, Henry Michael-Ihunde, as a Registered Foreign lawyer with the Solicitors Regulation Authority, worked with several Solicitors firms for several years prior to transferring to the Bar.
Henry also qualified 17 years ago as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. He has substantial experience and is able to advise on all aspects of Nigerian law such as Family, Commercial law, communications law and Constitutional law. In Nigeria he has conducted heavy Commercial cases and was regularly instructed to represent the Nigerian government as external counsel in several matters concerning corporate contract on privatisation of parastatals involving Nigerian telecommunications company(NITEL) and Nigeria Airways. He has also acted as an external consultant to the Nigerian Communications Commission on several occasions. . In Nigeria he regularly advises on Labour matters.
Dr Gunnar Beck
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Barrister & Reader in EU Law (SOAS, University of London)
Dr. Beck is Reader in EU Law and Legal Theory in the University of London. He practices in most areas of EU law and has represented private clients in some of the milestone EU cases in Luxembourg, Germany and the United Kingdom. He is a sometime parliamentary adviser (EU Legislation) to the European Scrutiny Committee & Legal Services Office, House of Commons, where he advised the UK Parliament on the negotiation of the Lisbon Treaty and all aspects of its significant amendments to the EU treaty framework.
Dr. Beck is the author of the leading study of the legal reasoning of the Court of Justice of the EU:
The Legal Reasoning of the Court of Justice of the EU
By Gunnar Beck
Available from Hart Publishing and all good bookshops
Call: 2003 (E&W)
Call: 2004 (M, WI)
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Owen is an experienced practitioner, who couples strong advocacy ability with the talent to quickly assimilate facts. His high degree of interpersonal skills allows Owen to connect with clients of all backgrounds, putting them at ease in the most stressful situations.
He also practices in the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court jurisdiction, where he is regularly instructed in high profile cases. Owen undertook pupillage at 3-4 South Square Chambers, Grays Inn, London. He did so under the watchful eyes of David Alexander QC to whom he was a pupil.
He is presently a consultant to the commercial firm Richards & Co in Antigua, West Indies.
Owen has a broad civil and commercial practice with a particular interest in all types of property litigation and corporate insolvency. Owen regularly undertakes work in the County Court in fast and multi track cases and often appears in the High Court. Owen has also appeared in the Court of Appeal and the Privy Council.
Company, Commercial, Civil, Housing & Property.
Housing & Property
Owen is regularly instructed in commercial and residential landlord and tenant disputes. His practice covers possession proceedings for rent arrears, disrepair, unlawful eviction and applications for injunctions and relief from forfeiture.
Dr Nadine Sant
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- Criminal and Penal Law
- Civil and Commercial Law
- International and European Law
- Dispute Resolution and Arbitration
Nadine read undergraduate law at the Universities of Malta and of Western Ontario, Canada, becoming a Notary Public and receiving the IFSP Certificate in Trust Law and Administration in 2003.
She became Doctor of Laws (LL.D) in December 2005 after submitting a thesis entitled ‘A Study of the
Probation Act and a Comparative Analysis with Non-Custodial Alternatives to Imprisonment’. Nadine
was admitted to the Maltese Bar in 2006.
After being awarded a British Council Chevening Scholarship, Nadine read a Masters in Public International Law (LL.M) at The University of Kent. Nadine submitted her dissertation on “The
European Arrest Warrant and its Transposition into UK law” after doing field research at the
International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the International Criminal Court in The
Hague, The Netherlands. Nadine graduated in September 2006.