News and Events - Will Martin


25th May 2022News

Acquittal of defendant accused of part-financing £30 million international cocaine importation

Represented by Will Martin (led by Andrew Campbell-Tiech QC of Drystone Chambers) the defendant was accused of part-financing a multi-million pound international cocaine importation operation. In May 2019, as part of Operation Wallace, Spanish police seized a consignment of 1 tonne of Colombian cocaine with an estimate value of £30 million. It was destined for […]

5th Apr 2022News

£1m confiscation order appeal – Will Martin and Grace Forbes

Lam v R. [2022] EWCA Crim 448 The Court of Appeal held that a judge had erred when imposing a confiscation order in determining that the defendant was the sole legal and beneficial owner of a property claimed to be the matrimonial home, and that the defendant’s wife’s “contribution to the family” was irrelevant. Notwithstanding […]

13th Apr 2021News

Homicide convictions upheld and limits of the principle of Overwhelming Supervening Act emphatically restated by the Court of Appeal

Tashan Daniel was a talented 20 year old athlete who was stabbed to death at Hillingdon Underground Station on 24 September 2019. In August 2020, following a trial at the Central Criminal Court, Alex Lanning and Jonathan Camille were convicted respectively of his murder and manslaughter. Last month, the Court of Appeal upheld those convictions. […]

6th Jan 2021News

Eight members of 2 Hare Court appointed to SFO panels of external counsel

Eight members of Chambers have been appointed to the Serious Fraud Office’s panels of external counsel, affirming Chambers’ expertise in complex financial crime. Chambers would like to congratulate Brian O’Neill QC (QC Panel), Jonathan Kinnear QC (QC Panel), Chris Foulkes (Panel A), Angus Bunyan (Panel A), Howard Watkinson (Panel B), Fiona Robertson (Panel B), Will […]

21st Aug 2020Newsflash

Hillingdon Underground Station killers sentenced at Old Bailey

At the conclusion of a four week trial at the Central Criminal Court, prosecuted by Jonathan Rees QC and Will Martin, the defendants Alex Lanning and Jonathan Camille were convicted, respectively, of the murder and manslaughter of Tashan Daniel. Yesterday, the two men were sentenced. Lanning was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term […]