News and Events

30th Nov 2015News

Orlando Pownall QC and Jonathan Laidlaw QC successfully defend in Cairns Trial

Today, Monday 30th November, Chris Cairns and Andrew Fitch-Holland were found not guilty of perjury and perverting the course of justice after a 9 week trial at Southwark Crown Court. Chris Cairns, a former New Zealand national cricketer, was alleged to have lied in libel proceedings in the High Court when he claimed that he […]

17th Nov 2015News

Findings of misconduct in first Birmingham Schools Trojan Horse case

An NCTL panel has found proved allegations against two teachers at Park View Academy, a maintained non-faith school, that they agreed to introduce an undue amount of religious education into the education of the pupils by focusing almost exclusively on Islam. Among the allegations proved against Akeel Ahmed and Inam Ulhaq Anwar was an allegation […]