News and Events - Criminal Defence

22nd Jan 2021News

Sophia Dower successfully appeals sentence in Court of Appeal

Sophia represented Mr C before the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) in his appeal against sentence in respect of an 8 year 8 month custodial sentence imposed by the Crown Court for offences of dwelling burglary, criminal damage, and dangerous driving. In May 2019, having been released from prison for a dwelling burglary the month […]

13th Jan 2021News

Fiona Robertson appears in Reading terrorism case

Fiona Robertson represented Khairi Saadallah who pleaded guilty to three counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder before Sweeney J at the Central Criminal Court. The offences were committed in Reading in the early evening of Saturday 20 June 2020 as members of the public relaxed in Forbury Gardens following the relaxation of […]

2nd Dec 2020News

Narita Bahra QC instructed to defend in a Drill Rap Murder

Narita Bahra QC was instructed to defend in a murder trial where the prosecution sought to rely upon a Drill Rap which they alleged amounted to a factually accurate account of events which occurred before and after a fatal stabbing The prosecution sought to rely upon an expert to interpret the drill rap. Post cross […]

17th Nov 2020News

David Whittaker QC and Harry Bentley appear in final Operation Leopard trial

David Whittaker QC and Harry Bentley defended a man who was subsequently acquitted of conspiracy to murder in what is likely to be the last Operation Leopard trial. Operation Leopard was a Greater Manchester Police investigation into what was described as “Salford gang warfare”. Operation Leopard included the investigation into the murder of Mr. Paul […]