News and Events - Leon Kazakos KC

13th Mar 2023News

Forensic Scientist Acquitted of Misconduct in Public Office

Ursula Collins was accused of misconduct in public office. She is a forensic scientist who had worked, in a long career, for the Forensic Science Service and then for the Metropolitan Police. After an internal review into her files an investigation concluded that there were failings in her work and she was prosecuted for misconduct […]

21st Feb 2022News

Privacy for suspects under investigation – Bloomberg LP v ZXC

Introduction: Last Wednesday, 16 February 2022, the Supreme Court ruled against Bloomberg LP in a landmark privacy case holding that, as a legitimate starting point, a person under a criminal investigation has a reasonable expectation of privacy in respect of information relating to that investigation. Facts: This was a long running claim, which arose as […]

2nd Feb 2021News

Leon Kazakos QC and Merry van Woodenberg’s client acquitted of murder and manslaughter

Leon Kazakos QC leading Merry van Woodenberg, instructed by Cameron Snodgrass of Murrays Partnership, represented X – a 16 year old boy with substantial developmental difficulties – at his trial for the murder of Clinton Evbota. X was accused of ‘joint enterprise’ participation in a gang attack by seven youths on an estate in South East London, and was 14 […]

2nd Nov 2020Newsletters

2 Hare Court Crime Group Autumn Newsletter

Welcome to the Autumn edition of the Crime Group Newsletter. Leon Kazakos QC Editor Editor’s Note Welcome to the Autumn edition of the 2 Hare Court Crime Group Newsletter. In an effort to distract us all from the pandemic and a second lockdown the contributors to this edition have tried not to focus on the […]