Georgia Luscombe wins important appeal for the Care Quality Commission

6 July 2021

Georgia Luscombe successfully acted for the Respondent, the Care Quality Commission, at the First-Tier Tribunal (Health, Education and Social Care Chamber). The appeal concerned their decision to cancel…

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Jonathan Green secures dismissal of all charges against asylum seeker

3 July 2021

Jonathan Green, instructed by Jade Gambrill at Sperrin Law, represented an Iranian asylum seeker who was being prosecuted for facilitating illegal entry to the UK. He was observed by Border Agency officers…

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Drystone Sponsors Row Sentinel

1 May 2021

“Ian’s challenge is not merely one for our times, but for the ages..."

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Matthew Jewell QC

4 April 2021

We regret to announce that Matthew Jewell QC, our colleague and friend, died suddenly last night. He was just 54 years old. The members and staff of Drystone are deeply shocked and saddened by his death.…

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Michael Magarian, QC wins historic legal victory in specially constituted Court of Appeal

30 March 2021

Michael Magarian, leading Catherine Oborne, was instructed by Gavin Rose of Wells Burcombe for the purposes of an appeal on a highly technical point of law relating to the limits of a Crown Court judge's…

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Shekyena Marcelle-Brown wins prestigious CBA prize

24 March 2021

Drystone are delighted to announce that first-six pupil, Shekyena Marcelle-Brown has been awarded a coveted bursary/prize by the Criminal Bar Association. The judges were impressed by her essay on the…

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Hannah Edwards secures rare conditional discharge for a serious ABH

21 March 2021

Hannah Edwards, instructed by ACA Law, secured a conditional discharge for a defendant who had pleaded guilty to ABH and criminal damage at Woolwich Crown Court. The actual bodily harm comprised of a…

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Hannah Edwards secures lightning fast GBH acquittal

25 February 2021

Hannah Edwards, instructed by Evans Hayes Burnell Solicitors, successfully defends her client charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm.

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Jonathan Green wins Manslaughter acquittal

20 January 2021

After a 2 week trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court, Jonathan Green secured a not guilty verdict for a man charged with manslaughter. This was a highly dramatic trial, in which, during cross-examination,…

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Julian Norman appointed as a Family Court Recorder

7 October 2020

Drystone Chambers is delighted to announce that Julian Norman has been appointed as a Family Court Recorder, sitting in Central London.

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Recruiting Tenants

6 July 2020

Drystone Chambers is recruiting - having reduced our overheads and the rent to all our members, we are now investing in our future and are looking for talented barristers who want to work in strong teams…

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Hannah Edwards - COVID 19

4 June 2020

Hannah has written an article for the respected Crimeline legal website on the consequences of breaching bail conditions in light of the restrictions posed by COVID-19.

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Wayne Cleaver reverses terminating ruling in Court of Appeal

24 April 2020

R v A [2020] EWCA Crim 407 - the defendant was indicted with Causing Death by Dangerous Driving having parked her car on the hard shoulder of a motorway where it was struck by another vehicle with fatal…

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Change in working practices

23 March 2020

In these trying times our barristers are determined to honour their professional commitments, but please note that we cannot accept papers via DX or post.

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Zarif Khan gains acquittal for client in ‘Torture’ Murder case.

17 March 2020

Zarif Khan, led by John Ryder QC of 6KBW College Hill, successfully represented JH, a 28-year-old man who was charged with Murder and Manslaughter in a multi-defendant case at Bradford Crown Court. After…

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Allison Summers QC

16 March 2020

Huge congratulations to Allison Summers QC, officially sworn in as Queen's Counsel today. Allison is the first female member of Drystone Chambers to achieve this very well deserved accolade and was chosen…

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Allison Summers to be bearer of the "Lethbridge Gloves"

12 March 2020

Allison Summers will be sworn in as Queen's Counsel on Monday 16th March 2020 and she will be carrying the "Lethbridge gloves". In what has become a tradition at the bar, a new female criminal silk is…

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Kassia Pletscher successful in Court of Appeal

6 March 2020

Kassia Pletscher recently appeared in the Court of Appeal in an appeal against sentence, representing a man who had been convicted of handling stolen goods and sentenced to 3 years’ custody. The value…

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Robert Bryan and Unyime Davies appear in a ‘sophisticated’ BT diversion Fraud

25 February 2020

Robert Bryan and Unyime Davies have represented two defendants from a gang of seven, including the ring-leader, who infiltrated BT customer accounts in a sophisticated conspiracy to commit fraud. The…

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Drystone Chambers appointed to London Borough’s Legal Alliance panel

18 February 2020

Chambers is delighted to announce that following a successful tender we have been appointed to the barristers’ panel of the London Borough's Legal Alliance (LBLA), the membership of which comprises…

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Wayne Cleaver, leading Joanne Eley, secures final convictions in Operation Raptor

17 February 2020

Operation Raptor was the culmination of a large scale under-cover police investigation into ‘county lines’ Class A drug trafficking extending from London to Crewe, Bangor, and Norwich. The supply…

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Adele Akers in CBA essay competition success

11 February 2020

All at Drystone Chambers congratulate pupil barrister Adele Akers on her recent success in the Criminal Bar Association (CBA) competition. Adele entered the CBA essay competition which involved submitting…

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£800,000 Fine in Health & Safety Prosecution

4 February 2020

Richard Heller prosecuted the multi-national logistics giant, Kuehne+Nagel Drinks Logistics Limited (represented by Dominic Kay QC), for a single offence contrary to s.2 of the Health and Safety at Work…

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Charity Golf Day Food-Poisoning Prosecution Concludes

29 January 2020

Instructed by the Environmental Health Service at Brentwood Borough Council, Richard Heller concluded proceedings against Crown Golf Operations Limited for causing a major food-poisoning outbreak at a…

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Beheshteh Engineer on the impact of releasing suspects ‘under investigation’ (RUI)

22 January 2020

In the following article, Beheshteh Engineer discusses the recent surge in suspects being released under investigation by the Police. Following changes to the Policing and Crime Act 2017, police can either…

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Allison Summers appointed Queen’s Counsel

16 January 2020

We are delighted to announce that Allison Summers was successful in the 2019 competition and will be appointed in March this year. Allison, called in 2000, is a specialist criminal law advocate currently…

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Lynne Shirley, Ahmed Muen and Vaneeta Sharma join Drystone Chambers

16 January 2020

We are delighted to announce that Lynne Shirley, Ahmed Muen and Vaneeta Sharma recently joined Chambers further to our policy of expansion in key practice areas.

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Sharmistha Michaels appointed as Chair for the Police Misconduct Panel Eastern Region

10 January 2020

Sharmistha Michaels was recently appointed to the panel of Legally Qualified Chairs presiding over Police misconduct hearings for the Eastern Region. The Police Misconduct Panel (PMP) undertakes misconduct…

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Wayne Cleaver quoted in new book on People Trafficking

6 January 2020

A new book on the international trade in People Trafficking has been published. ‘The Crossing’ by Wensley Clarkson examines the growing issue of human trafficking across continents and how various…

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Tax evasion offences – where are we, a year on?

24 July 2018

As part of the numerous reforms introduced by the Criminal Finance Act (CFA) 2017, there were two new offences created; failure to prevent facilitation of domestic tax evasion and failure to prevent foreign…

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Charles Falk & Edward Renvoize successfully prosecute Paedophile following a 'campaign of rape'

24 July 2018

Charles Falk & Edward Renvoize recently concluded a successful prosecution which garnered national press interest. Paul Chisnall was arrested in May 2017 after police received information about the…

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30 September 2016

Stephen Spence, instructed by Clyde & Co, leading Eleanor Sanderson of 2 Bedford Row, recently appeared on behalf of retail giant Amazon in a dangerous goods prosecution brought by the Civil Aviation…

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Matthew Jewell QC Memorial Service

4 September 2021

There will be a memorial service for Matthew Jewell QC on Friday 17th September in The Great Hall, Winchester, to which all are invited. Doors will open just before 5pm, with tributes to Matthew’s life…

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