News

Tommy Adams convicted of money laundering
Tommy Adams and 9 other defendants have been found guilty of a series of money laundering offences, following two trials in July and October of this year. Michael Brompton QC and Denis...
28 November 2017

Game, Set, Smash!

Richard Padley prosecuted Doce Bakers, Sweet Mahall Ltd and their respective directors for multiple breaches of the Food Safety and Hygiene Regulations 2013 at their site in North...
21 November 2017

Company fined £100,000 for fatal breach of Section 6 HSAW
A company who designed and manufacture twin deck recovery vehicles was fined £100k at Southwark Crown Court. The Company, represented by Miles Bennett and Paul Davis of DWR in Bristol had pleaded guilty to...
06 November 2017

Client acquitted of Death by Dangerous Driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving in “Spotify killer” case
Client, represented by Miles Bennett acquitted after week long re-trial. The Crown’ allegation supported by the Defendant’s own passenger was that at the time of the fatal collision, with the defendant’s...
06 November 2017

Two businessmen found guilty after five week trial
Miranda Moore QC, leading Michael Attenborough, prosecuted two men for a series of frauds worth in excess of £1.5m. The wide ranging fraudulent activity included:...
16 October 2017

Legal 500 Recommendations 2017

5PB are very pleased to announce that Chambers is once again ranked band 2 in both Crime and Fraud and band 3 for Consumer Law in the latest edition of the Legal 500. ...
11 October 2017

5PB invites applications for 3rd six pupils to work in Chambers
5PB invites applications for 3rd six pupils to work in Chambers. ...
09 October 2017

Company fined £10,000 for Section 2 HSAW breach at Cardiff Magistrates Court
A company who provide Penny Press machines to museums and attractions was fined £10,000 having pleaded to a section 2 HSAW offence at Cardiff Magistrates Court. An unrestrained machine at Cardiff Museum had toppled and fallen onto a small child causing...
02 October 2017

Detective Constable acquitted of rape and sexual assault
Serving police officer, DC Mark Glover (represented by Jonathan Rees of chambers), acquitted of three counts of rape, two counts of assault by penetration and two counts of sexual touching by jury. ...
02 August 2017

Crossrail firm fined £1m over worker's death and other safety breaches
Deanna Heer instructed on behalf of the Health and Safety Executive secured the conviction of BFK Bam Ferrovial Kier for three offences committed on the Crossrail Construction project. The offences resulted in the...
31 July 2017

Reigate and Banstead Borough Council v Pawlowski [2017] EWHC 1764 (Admin).
Ben Douglas-Jones instructed by Gary Rubin of Blackfords LLP appeared for the Respondent in the appeal of Reigate and Banstead Borough Council v...
13 July 2017

Company Directors Sentenced in £2.7m Tax Fraud
Ben Douglas-Jones and Dominic Lewis appear for the prosecution in multimillion pound VAT, Corporation Tax and PAYE fraud. ...
07 July 2017

Acquittal In Fraud Trial
Jonathan Mann QC represented NR, the only defendant acquitted in London Borough of Southwark fraud prosecution. ...
09 May 2017

Joshua Normanton secures suspended sentence for juror who admitted contempt of court
Joshua Normanton secured a suspended sentence for a juror who admitted contempt of court by researching a defendant’s criminal history in the course of a trial and disclosing it to the jury. In this rare...
04 May 2017

Channel 5 documentary featuring the Kayleigh Haywood case.
Miranda Moore QC has been interviewed as part of a documentary featuring the Kayleigh Haywood case, which will air on Thursday 27th April at 10pm on Channel 5.   ...
18 April 2017

Refugee defence under s.31 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
Ben Douglas-Jones appeared in Kamanga, a case where the appellant had not been advised about the availability of a refugee defence under s.31 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 when...
30 March 2017

Social worker found fit to practise
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23 March 2017

BBC radio presenters accused of child sex offences
Miranda Moore QC instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service appeared at Warwick Crown Court yesterday on a case involving a veteran BBC radio broadcaster and his wife, who are...
17 March 2017

Successful defence in Norfolk trading standards fraud trial
Graham Trembath QC secures an acquittal for one of three defendants who were accused of defrauding customers of £9m as part of an enterprise involving a “web of companies” and allegations...
16 March 2017

Fraudulent Letting Agent Jailed
Andrew Johnson, prosecuting for the London Borough of Croydon, has secured the conviction of a letting agent who fraudulently obtained and retained holding deposits paid by tenants for properties...
08 March 2017

Ben Douglas-Jones appears in important case concerning the right to free speech
Ben Douglas-Jones, led by John McGuinness QC, represented the Director of Public Prosecutions in an important case concerning the right to free speech. ...
08 March 2017

Denis Barry Prosecutes Burglary at Home of Simon Cowell
Denis Barry appeared...
01 March 2017

Doctor cleared by MPTS of sexual assualts on female patient
On 16th February, the MPTS cleared a doctor of sexual assault on a 65 year old female patient. The Doctor was represented by Miles Bennett, instructed by Katherine Sheldrick of Hempsons and supported by the MDU. The...
16 February 2017

Court of Appeal Gives Landmark Trafficking Judgment
Ben Douglas-Jones appeared for the Crown, led by John McGuinness QC, in Joseph et al. [2017] EWCA Crim 36, where...
09 February 2017

Trio sentenced to more than 17 years imprisonment for armed robbery

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07 February 2017

Trader Convicted of Unfair Practices
Andrew Johnson, leading Carolina Bracken, prosecuted a businessman who pleaded guilty to three offences of unfair trading,...
24 February 2017

Alessandro Gherzi Acquitted
Tom Allen QC instructed by John Milner of IBB Solicitors secured the acquittal of Alessandro Gherzi, who was accused of two counts of conspiracy to defraud, two counts of conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation...
26 January 2017

Kayleigh’s Love Story
Kayleigh’s Love Story is a film about last 13 days of the life of 15-year-old Leicestershire schoolgirl Kayleigh Haywood, who was groomed online by Luke Harlow, a man she had never met, before...
26 January 2017

Extensions of Time and Changes in Law: The Need for Substantial Injustice

Ben Douglas-Jones appeared for the Crown and Andrew Johnson appeared for the applicant in Ordu, where the Court of Appeal (Criminal...
23 January 2017