News

31 Oct 2016

Augmenting reality – avoiding criminal liability

In an article for Lexis PSL, Ian Whitehurst considers some of the potential criminal law issues surrounding the development of AR. He explains what it is and how it has been deployed through apps and technology, to track individual locations, record activity and modify versions of reality, recently

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25 Oct 2016

Murder Conviction in Wind in the Willows Trial

Michael Danaher was yesterday convicted of the murder of the rare book dealer Adrian Greenwood and sentenced to Life Imprisonment with a minimum term of 34 years. The case was prosecuted by a team led by Oliver Saxby QC. The jury in the 3-week trial had heard detailed evidence relating to the

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18 Oct 2016

Oliver Saxby QC instructed for Crown in complex inter-generational historical sexual abuse case

Oliver Saxby QC has been instructed to prosecute the case of A and others, a multi-defendant, multi-complainant historical sex abuse trial involving an indictment alleging 44 counts of Child Cruelty, Rape and Assault spanning a 24-year period. The trial is expected to take place in the Spring of

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12 Oct 2016

Oliver Saxby QC Instructed in Pokemon Killing

Oliver Saxby QC has been instructed to defend John Dickson, one of two men charged with the murder of a man called Carl Gregory. His trial has been fixed for 6th March 2017. Oliver Saxby QC is instructed by Bond Joseph Solicitors. Please use the links below for news coverage of the

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10 Oct 2016

'Wind in the Willows' Murder Trial Continues

The trial of Michael Danaher - charged with the murder of antiquarian book seller Adrian Greenwood - continues at Oxford Crown Court. On Friday, the jury was shown the book the defendant had taken from Adrian Greenwood’s house on Iffley Rd - a first edition of Kenneth Grahame’s 'The Wind in the

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05 Oct 2016

Oliver Saxby QC Opens for Crown in Oxford Rare-Bookseller Murder Trial

Oliver Saxby QC, instructed by Thames and Chiltern CPS, opened for the Crown yesterday in the trial of Michael Danaher, a 50-year old man charged with the murder of a rare book-seller called Adrian Greenwood, who lived on his own in Iffley Rd, Oxford. On 6th April 2016 Mr Danaher went to Mr

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03 Oct 2016

National Crime Agency Prosecution - Massive Drugs Conspiracy

Ian Whitehurst represented the main defendant in a National Crime Agency prosecution of an Organised Crime Group in the East Midlands which had links to Europe and South America. The defendant was involved in a conspiracy to supply 330 kilos of amphetamine and a conspiracy to launder in excess

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30 Sep 2016

Simon Taylor and Tom Dunn secure conviction of Mark Love on charges of murder and aggravated burglary

Simon Taylor and Tom Dunn, instructed by the South Eastern Complex Case Work Unit of the CPS, have secured the conviction of Mark Love on charges of murder and aggravated burglary. In relation to the aggravated burglary the prosecution’s case was that Mark Love was one of 4 masked men who

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29 Sep 2016

Oliver Saxby QC Secures Acquittals in Sex Abuse Trial

A 73 year old man has been found not guilty of a string of historical sexual offences, including rape. The man faced 13 counts in all, and was convicted on just 3 counts of 'touching'. The man’s defence involved the careful cross-examination of four vulnerable complainants - all now adults,

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15 Sep 2016

Six Pump Court moves up to Tier 3 in Crime in Legal 500 (2016) rankings

Six Pump Court is pleased to have moved up to Tier 3 in the Criminal UK Bar rankings published by the Legal 500 yesterday. This reflects the growing strength of our Criminal Law Team and the breadth of our practice and mix of senior and junior barristers in the Team. Furthermore, four additional

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14 Sep 2016

Six Pump Court ranked Tier 1 in Environmental Law in Legal 500 (2016)

Six Pump Court is pleased to be ranked a Tier 1 set in Environmental Law and to be ranked as a set in five areas of law in the Legal 500 (2016) which was published today. Overall, Six Pump Court’s barristers are now recommended in twelve areas of law in the Legal 500 (2016) overall with 60

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09 Sep 2016

Simon Taylor and Tom Dunn begin murder trial at Maidstone Crown Court

Simon Taylor and Tom Dunn, instructed on behalf of the prosecution by the South Eastern Complex Case Work Unit of the CPS, have begun the trial of Mark Love at Maidstone Crown Court in relation to charges of murder and aggravated burglary. The prosecution's case is that Mr Love was part of a

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15 Aug 2016

Richard Barraclough QC defends teacher against allegations of historic child sex offences from 1990’s

Richard Barraclough QC, leading Stephen Betts, has just finished the defence of a teacher before the National College for Teaching and Leadership, charged with matters of the nature of historic sex arising mainly from a school trip in 1998. The College, basing its decision on the civil standard

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09 Aug 2016

Clandestine entrants into the UK and the transportation industry - significant Appeal Court judgment

In a ruling handed down last month, the Court of Appeal made an important judgment on the law relating to civil penalties and clandestine entrants to the UK. Bolle Transport BV and Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWCA Civ 783 involved an appeal against a civil penalty imposed

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03 Aug 2016

Teenagers prosecuted for rape and sexual assault of 'comatose' victim

Nina Ellin has prosecuted a trial which resulted in the conviction of a young man for rape and another for sexual assault. The facts were significant because the actual incident was filmed on the victim's friend's phone, as her friend came into the room and caught them in the act. The victim

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01 Aug 2016

Nina Ellin prosecutes two men for smuggling 18 Albanians into UK

Nina Ellin has prosecuted two men in a case which concerned the smuggling of 18 Albanians into the UK. The two men attempted to smuggle the Albanians, including two children, into the UK on an inflatable boat in May this year. They had to be rescued when the boat began to take on water just off the

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25 Jul 2016

Nicholas Baldock secures significant damages for soldier wounded in Afghanistan

Nicholas Baldock has secured a six figure damages sum on behalf of a soldier who was wounded in Afghanistan in 2012. Nicholas Baldock negotiated a large settlement for the soldier who sustained injuries when he came under fire and took evading action; the soldier had been sent out on patrol

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14 Jul 2016

Craig Evans successfully defends man accused of wounding with intent

Craig Evans has successfully defended Haval Whab at Maidstone Crown Court who was acquitted yesterday after trial of wounding with intent and wounding in the alternative. The prosecution case was that at a Christmas celebration at the Tara Restaurant, Chatham, the defendant struck the

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13 Jul 2016

Oliver Saxby QC defends Anthony Ayres

The trial of Anthony Ayres started in front of Mrs Justice McGowan at Chelmsford Crown Court on Monday. Mr Ayres is alleged to have brutally attacked an acquaintance called Kelly Pearce at a friend’s address in Canvey Island in November 2015. The jury have been told that Mr Ayres was on life

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05 Jul 2016

Criminal Law Seminar - Making the Digital Case System Work

On Thursday 21st July, the Criminal Law Team at Six Pump Court Chambers will host a seminar entitled 'Making the Digital Case System Work' at which they will discuss the progress and use of the DCS for criminal law practitioners. The event is free to attend and will take place at our Annexe in

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04 Jul 2016

Wrestling Move Murder Trial Continues

The trial of three brothers charged with the murder of a vulnerable woman who they performed WWE wrestling manoeuvres on over an alleged 7-hour period continues. Oliver Saxby QC, instructed by Bond Joseph Solicitors and leading Sara Haroon, is representing the first defendant, Joshua Knight. The

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22 Jun 2016

Tom Dunn secures acquittals in Operation Silverton following a 5 week trial at Croydon Crown Court

Tom Dunn, instructed by Paul Lahiff & Co., has secured the acquittal of Raymond Duigan on charges of conspiracy to rob and false imprisonment following a 5 week trial at Croydon Crown Court. The prosecution case was that the defendants, dressed as police officers and equipped with fake

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20 Jun 2016

Richard Barraclough QC acting in two fraud cases

Richard Barraclough QC has acted in two separate fraud cases over the last few months, one involving the sale of drugged and dangerous horses; the other involving false claims relating to the recycling of electronic waste destined for the Nigerian market. In the first case he represented a

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07 Jun 2016

Oliver Saxby QC instructed to lead for Crown in Oxford killing

Oliver Saxby QC has been instructed to prosecute the man accused of having killed the Oxford historian, Adrian Greenwood. Mr Greenwood’s body was found at his home in Oxford on 6th April. The trial will take place later this year. Please use the links below for media coverage of the

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16 May 2016

Oliver Saxby QC begins Old Bailey defence

The trial of a 16 year old charged with the murder of another 16 year old begins on Monday at the Central Criminal Court. Aaron Gaiete is accused of stabbing Charlie Kutyauripo to death at a birthday party in Woodford, London. Oliver Saxby QC is defending, leading Sara Haroon and instructed

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