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13th Aug 2019News

Nneka Akudolu Secures Conviction of Accountant and Former Maths Tutor for Serious Sexual Assaults Against Former Students Spanning Period of 23 Years

Nneka Akudolu has secured the conviction of an accountant and former maths tutor for serious sexual assaults against two of his former students spanning a period of 23 years. The defendant had been tried and acquitted for offences of indecent assault against one of his 7 year old students in 1996. During the present trial the […]

4th Jul 2019News

Murder Convictions in Woolwich Fire case – Julia Faure Walker Prosecutes

Two men have been convicted of murder and causing grievous bodily harm with intent, after a 10-week trial at the Central Criminal Court. In summary, on 6th September 2018, a house in Centurion Square, Woolwich, was set alight with petrol. A woman, asleep on the first floor, died of smoke inhalation. The two other occupants […]

11th Jun 2019News

JUSTICE Publishes Report on Prosecuting Sexual Offences

On 10th June 2019, Justice published its report on prosecuting sexual offences.  The working party, chaired by HH Peter Rook QC, sought to identify areas where greater efficiency could be achieved without eroding the right to a fair trial. The report calls for important reforms to protect complainants and vulnerable individuals, and recommends stronger obligations […]

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 […]

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