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1st Apr 2019News

Update to the Criminal Practice Directions: 1 April 2019

The eighth amendment to the Criminal Practice Directions 2015 comes into force today, 1 April 2019. Headlines The updates fall into seven broad categories: It is made clear that the Criminal Procedure Rules and the Criminal Practice Directions are law that must be followed. Where “expert evidence” is adduced in a trial, there is an […]

25th Mar 2019News

Andrew Hurst Appointed Circuit Judge

Chambers is delighted to announce that Andrew Hurst has been appointed a Circuit Judge. He will take up sitting at Basildon Crown Court from 1st April. Andrew was an asset to our Professional Discipline Team, with a formidable reputation in the area and was shortlisted for Professional Junior of the Year in last years’ Chambers […]

22nd Mar 2019Events

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7th Feb 2019News

Jonathan Kinnear QC Acts for SFO in Petrofac Corruption Plea

On 6 February 2019 David Lufkin, previously Global Head of Sales for Petrofac International Limited, pleaded guilty to eleven counts of bribery, contrary to sections 1(1) and 1(2) of the Bribery Act 2010. These offences relate to the making of corrupt offers to influence the award of contracts to Petrofac worth in excess of USD […]

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