News and Events - Peter Lownds

27th Apr 2021News

Court of Appeal quashes Post Office convictions in historic judgment

In the landmark case of R v Hamilton and others [2021] 1 Cr. App. R. 17, the Court of Appeal has quashed the convictions of 39 sub-post masters and found their prosecution by the Post Office to be an “abuse of process” and an “affront to justice”. Background The main issue in this case was […]

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 […]