News and Events - Peter Lownds

4th May 2017News

Peter Lownds in Successful Sentencing Appeal for ‘Cocaine Pilot’

Peter Lownds successfully appealed the 19 year sentence for his client Andrew Wright after he pleaded guilty in 2016 to conspiracy to import £33.5m of cocaine. Using his aerial photographer firm as a cover, Wright would collect the drugs at Kessel airport in Germany before flying back in his light-vessel plane to Breighton Airfield in Selby, North […]

3rd May 2017News

Peter Lownds Represents Senior Banker in $3.5M Banking Corruption Case

Peter Lownds started a 6 week banking corruption case at The Old Bailey this week. Peter acts for Andrey Ryjenko, a former senior banker with the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development. Ryjenko is charged with entering into a corrupt agreement with a US based consultant who was instructed by by six different oil and gas companies from the […]

17th Sep 2015News

2 Hare Court ranked top 5 for quasi-criminal Barrister rankings in the Legal 500 2015

Chambers is delighted with an increase of over 30% in ranked members from the Legal 500 2014. New entries include juniors Christopher Gillespie, Craig Ferguson and James Buchanan, who join leading silk Jonathan Laidlaw QC, ranking in the Health & Safety practice area. As well as leading silk Christopher Coltart QC and junior Vivienne Tanchel […]

21st Apr 2015News

Teenager Charged with Acts of Terrorism and ‘Terror Grooming’

Peter Lownds is acting for a teenager accused of grooming a fellow college student into buying ingredients to be used in a pipe bomb and to attack one or more British soldiers with a kitchen knife or meat cleaver. The individual he was alleged to have groomed has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and suffers […]