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7th Dec 2018News

Sarah Przybylska Secures Conviction of Jamie Acourt on Drug Trafficking Charge

Jamie Acourt was sentenced to nine years’ imprisonment for conspiracy to supply cannabis this morning at Kingston Crown Court. He had pleaded not guilty but changed his plea on day 2 of the trial. Sarah Przybylska was instructed to prosecute this 30-month conspiracy  on behalf of the CPS London Complex Casework Unit. Acourt’s brother, Neil […]

30th Nov 2018News

Angus Bunyan and Howard Watkinson Obtain 10 Convictions in £8m Vehicle Fraud

Angus Bunyan leading Howard Watkinson has successfully completed a series of long-running trials at Kingston Crown Court. The case, investigated by Counter Terrorism Command, involved the targeted theft of hundreds of high value vehicles in the UK and Europe and the subsequent disguising of their identities by exploiting a loophole in the DVLA registration process. […]

22nd Nov 2018Newsflash

R v Tas [2018] EWCA Crim 2603: manslaughter and joint enterprise post-Jogee

The Court of Appeal yesterday handed down a judgment dealing with the tricky issue of manslaughter following the Supreme Court’s decision in R v Jogee; Ruddock v The Queen [2016] UKSC 8. An appeal based on the concept of overwhelming supervening event was dismissed. Ali Tas had been acquitted of murder and convicted of manslaughter. […]

14th Nov 2018News

Head of White Collar Crime at Mishcon de Reya Joins 2 Hare Court

The Chambers of Jonathan Laidlaw QC, 2 Hare Court, are delighted to announce that they will be joined from 19th November by Alison Levitt QC. Alison was previously at Mishcon de Reya having founded their successful White Collar Crime and Investigations Group in March 2014. Alison said: “I am delighted to be joining 2 Hare […]