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10th Jun 2024News

Appeal allowed in Health & Safety Case reducing fine by £800K for company represented by Alex Tampakopoulos

This case involved the prosecution of a leading national outdoor education provider who pleaded guilty to three health and safety offences following two serious incidents of finger entrapment involving children, against a background of numerous finger entrapment incidents across its adventure centres over a decade. The appeal sought to reduce the fine of £1M imposed […]

24th Jun 2024News

Seven men convicted of homicide

Seven men have been convicted of homicide, four of murder and three of manslaughter, following a five month trial at the Old Bailey which was prosecuted by Brian O’Neill KC and Sarah Przybylska. On the evening of Thursday 9th February 2023 a young man named Kai McGinley was shot to death in a residential road […]

9th Jul 2024News

2 Hare Court shortlisted in 12 Categories for The Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2024

Chambers is delighted to have been shortlisted in 12 categories at the Legal 500 Bar Awards 2024. Categories: Corporate Crime Junior of the year | Vivienne Tanchel Corporate Crime Silk of the year | Jonathan Laidlaw KC Corporate Crime Set of the year  Crime and Extradition Junior of the year | Sarah Przybylska Crime and […]

31st May 2024News

Chris Foulkes, Daniel Chadwick and Neelam Gomersall appear in complex duty evasion and money laundering trial at Birmingham Crown Court

Operation Clinical was a lengthy HMRC investigation into the illicit importation and distribution of millions of cigarettes into the UK by an Iraqi-Kurdish organised crime group. The cigarettes were smuggled into the UK by lorry amongst partially legitimate loads destined for British businesses. Once in the country, the cigarettes were ‘slaughtered’ at warehouses in the […]

8th May 2024News

Julia Faure Walker and Will Martin appear in highly complex, high-value, cryptocurrency fraud

On 3 May 2024, defendants were sentenced at Bristol Crown Court, having earlier pleaded guilty to three counts of conspiracy to defraud. The first defendant was sentenced to 4 years imprisonment; the second defendant 15 months. A co-conspirator faces proceedings in The Netherlands. Operation Jigsaw investigated a fraud perpetrated on thousands of cryptocurrency wallets held […]