News and Events - Fiona Robertson


6th Mar 2020News

Acquittal of Spanish model in Ministry of Defence money laundering

Fiona Robertson secured the unanimous acquittal of a Spanish national accused of laundering the proceeds of a fraud committed on the Ministry of Defence. In 2015 a computer network linked to the Ministry of Defence’s payment system was manipulated by a corrupt RAF Clerk resulting in salaries for 55 personnel being diverted to mule accounts. […]

23rd Dec 2019News

Fiona Robertson secures acquittal in joint enterprise rape

After a trial lasting nearly 3 weeks Fiona Robertson’s client was acquitted in under 4 hours of joint enterprise rape and false imprisonment with intent to commit a sexual assault. The defendant and another were accused of taking the complainant to a secluded balcony after a night of drinking, pinning her down and raping her. […]

31st Oct 2019News

Business Crime & Financial Services Group Newsletter

Welcome to the Autumn 2019 edition of the Business Crime & Financial Services Group Newsletter. In this edition: • Fiona Robertson considers the Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) entered into by the SFO and Serco Geografix Ltd. This is the first time a parent company has given undertakings in relation to a DPA entered into by […]

6th Oct 2019News

Sexual misconduct: it’s worse if you’re a nurse

Sexual misconduct: it’s worse if you’re a nurse In 2009 the Professional Standards Authority published guidance for patients and professionals with the aim of helping them to avoid becoming a victim or perpetrator of sexual misconduct. Regrettably instances of sexual misconduct have continued and the PSA therefore, commissioned Professor Rosalind Searle, a chartered psychologist at […]

18th Jun 2019News

Fiona Robertson Challenges Murder Convictions Following Disruptions to Jury Deliberations

Fiona Robertson represented 4 appellants challenging their convictions for murder in the Court of Appeal Criminal Division (R v Woodward, Spencer, Lamzini and Stoute [2019] EWCA Crim 1002). The appellants faced an 8-10 week trial and jurors were selected partly on the basis that they did not have pre-booked holidays. The trial was blighted by […]

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