News and Events - Criminal Defence

8th May 2024News

Julia Faure Walker and Will Martin appear in highly complex, high-value, cryptocurrency fraud

On 3 May 2024, defendants were sentenced at Bristol Crown Court, having earlier pleaded guilty to three counts of conspiracy to defraud. The first defendant was sentenced to 4 years imprisonment; the second defendant 15 months. A co-conspirator faces proceedings in The Netherlands. Operation Jigsaw investigated a fraud perpetrated on thousands of cryptocurrency wallets held […]

5th Apr 2024News

Peter Lownds represents a man acquitted of involvement in Grenfell Tower fraud

Peter Lownds represented a man accused of involvement in a fraud in which it was alleged that dishonest misrepresentations were made to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and various relief charities to obtain free accommodation and financial support that had been made available to those who had been resident at Grenfell Tower at […]

4th Mar 2024News

Sallie Bennett-Jenkins KC returns to Cayman to represent former Premier

Sallie Bennett-Jenkins KC acted for defendant, William McKeeva Bush, who faced allegations of indecent assault against 2 women at a state event. Following legal submissions by Sallie over 4 days, the proceedings were stayed as an abuse of process. The application centered on the failures in the manner in which the police and office of […]

12th Dec 2023News

Nneka Akudolu KC’s client found Not Guilty in Explosives case

In April 2020, the defendant, Andrew Curzon visited a Tesco Superstore in Woolwich and was seen by staff to be in possession of a folding knife. Officers present dealing with an unrelated incident approached the defendant and searched him. It was identified that the knife he was carrying was legal due to it’s length. They […]