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16th Dec 2019News

Brian O’Neill QC, Julia Faure Walker and Merry van Woodenberg secure convictions in football bribery trial at Southwark Crown Court

Following a trial of two months’ duration, two football agents, Giuseppe ‘Pino’ Pagliara and Dax Price, and a former assistant head coach of Championship side Barnsley FC, Tommy Wright, have been convicted of four counts under the Bribery Act 2010. The case stemmed from an extensive undercover investigation into alleged corruption in football by The […]

6th Dec 2019News

Jonathan Laidlaw QC defends in case dismissed from the Central Criminal Court today.

Following a hearing before the Supreme Court, charges of torture, allegedly committed during the first Liberian civil war in 1990 by Dr Agnes Taylor, were dismissed by Mr Justice Sweeney at the Central Criminal Court this morning.  Jonathan Laidlaw QC acted for the defendant, along with Steven Powles QC. Read more here and here. Jonathan […]

2nd Dec 2019News

Christopher Coltart QC acts for Investment Fund Manager in Private Prosecution

Christopher Coltart QC (instructed by Gareth Minty, Mishcon de Reya) acted for an Investment Fund Manager in the recent private prosecution of a former employee of the company.  The defendant had, over a period of more than nine years, manipulated company records to disguise a significant foreign currency fraud, as well as misusing the company’s […]

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