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12th May 2022News

Gavin Irwin successfully defends company director in £5million VAT evasion

Not guilty verdicts were recorded against Gavin’s client at Southwark Crown Court when the Crown Prosecution Service offered no evidence after considering an application to dismiss two charges of cheating the public revenue. The case focused on the proper deployment of an ‘option to tax’.  The sale of property is ordinarily exempt from VAT but […]

22nd Apr 2022News

Marios Lambis QC becomes first Professional Discipline barrister to be appointed QC

Chambers is delighted to see in a number of periodicals that it is believed Marios Lambis QC is the first barrister to specialise completely in Professional Discipline matters to be appointed Queen’s Counsel. This is a remarkable recognition not just of Marios’s ability and standing as an advocate but the expanding importance of Professional Discipline […]

20th Apr 2022News

Martin Heslop QC’s client aquitted of Murder at Manchester Crown Court

Martin S Heslop QC represented defendant XW who was acquitted of all charges, including murder and manslaughter, in a gangland murder trial at Manchester Crown Court. After a five week trial, all of the other three defendants were convicted of murder. The case involved a knife attack upon a 16 year old deceased who was […]

7th Apr 2022News

James Buchanan successfully defends director of roofing company

James Buchanan successfully defended the director of a roofing company, who was acquitted of gross negligence manslaughter today, following a four week trial at Brighton Crown Court, in front of Mr Justice Wall.   In July 2018, a subcontractor of Southern Asphalt Ltd sustained fatal injuries following a fall from a ladder whilst working on […]

7th Apr 2022News

HM Attorney General v British Broadcasting Corporation

Press Summary This summary is provided by the Court for the assistance of those reporting the Court’s judgment, which was handed down this morning (neutral citation [2022] EWHC 826 (QB)). It does not form part of that judgment. Introduction The BBC wants to broadcast a programme about an individual, “X”. The programme is to include […]