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30th Nov 2018News

Gudrun Young Successfully Defends Leading Feminist & Anti-Racist Campaigner Linda Bellos OBE in Private Prosecution

Linda Bellos OBE, a leading feminist and anti-racist campaigner, represented by Gudrun Young, appeared today in Westminster Magistrates Court to be informed that the private prosecution against her had been taken over by the CPS and discontinued. Linda Bellos faced an offence of using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour contrary to section 5 […]

30th Nov 2018News

Jonathan Kinnear QC Successfully Defends in Malicious Prosecution Claim

The High Court (Lambert J) today handed down a 51 page judgment in Rudall v Crown Prosecution Service. The CPS were represented by Jonathan Kinnear QC and Claire Palmer of 5 Essex Court, instructed by Alistair Tidball of the Government Legal Department. Mr Rudall, formerly a solicitor in Swansea, had been prosecuted twice by the […]

30th Nov 2018News

Angus Bunyan and Howard Watkinson Obtain 10 Convictions in £8m Vehicle Fraud

Angus Bunyan leading Howard Watkinson has successfully completed a series of long-running trials at Kingston Crown Court. The case, investigated by Counter Terrorism Command, involved the targeted theft of hundreds of high value vehicles in the UK and Europe and the subsequent disguising of their identities by exploiting a loophole in the DVLA registration process. […]

27th Nov 2018News

Costs Order Successfully Secured Against Private Prosecutor for Improperly Commencing Criminal Proceedings

Will Martin has successfully secured a costs order against a private prosecutor for improperly commenced criminal proceedings against his clients, three businessmen. The private prosecutor, a solicitor, instigated proceedings alleging a conspiracy to blackmail. The allegations resulted from the private prosecutor’s acrimonious purchase of a London property owned by two of the businessmen. The prosecution […]