News and Events - Nikita McNeill

21st Jul 2022News

Attorney General publishes review into SFO Unaoil case

The Attorney General has today published in full the report of an Independent Review of the SFO’s handling of the Unaoil case led by Sir David Calvert-Smith. The Attorney General commissioned the Review following the critical judgement of the Court of Appeal in R v Akle & Ors. In three separate appeals the Court of […]

5th Jul 2022News

Jermaine Baker Inquiry report published

The report of the Jermaine Baker public inquiry has been published today. The Inquiry heard almost eight weeks of evidence about the shooting of Jermaine Baker during an armed operation by the Metropolitan Police Service in 2015. The Inquiry Chairman, His Honour Clement Goldstone QC, concluded that the MPS failed to plan and conduct the […]

7th Mar 2022News

Nikita McNeill appears in Inquest into the death of Corrie McKeague

The inquest into the death of Airman Corrie McKeague resumed today in Suffolk Coroner’s Court. Mr McKeague went missing during a night out in Bury St Edmunds on 24 September 2016. Following an extensive search and police investigation Mr McKeague was never found. The Coroner is holding a rare inquest in the absence of a […]

1st Mar 2022Newsletters

2 Hare Court Professional Discipline Newsletter

Welcome to the latest edition of the Professional Discipline Newsletter. Christopher Geering Editor Foreword I have set out a brief analysis of Sawati v GMC – a decision which should be required reading for any case where an allegation of contested dishonesty is found proved. It seeks to synthesis the flurry of recent decisions touching […]

15th Feb 2022News

Nikita McNeill instructed in Review into the SFO’s conduct of the Unaoil case

In December 2021 the Court of Appeal in R v Akle & Anor [2021] EWCA Crim 1879 quashed the conviction of Ziad Akle for conspiracy to bribe an Iraqi oil official. The Court of Appeal found that there had been disclosure failings in the case, in particular in relation to contact between SFO employees, including the Director […]