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We are a leading multi-disciplinary set with a proud reputation for being professional, approachable and modern. Our Members, including 3 Queen’s Counsel and 45 juniors, have an enviable back catalogue of high-profile and complex matters across a range of practice areas.

LATEST NEWS

George Hepburne Scott successfully prosecutes serial rapist.

A man who repeatedly raped his step-son over a two year period has been successfully prosecuted by George Hepburne Scott. The defendant (R.B.) was convicted by the jury on all counts and sentenced to 17 years' custody at Southwark Crown Court on 11th November 2016.
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Colin Witcher secures a clean sweep of acquittals in multi-count historic rape case

Colin Witcher of Chambers’ Crime and Regulatory Team represented a defendant who faced an indictment containing five counts of historical rape against his foster-brother. Counts One to Four concerned specific incidents of rape, both anal and oral. Count Five was a...
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Private Eye Reports on Michael Polak’s client Mr Ahmad Bin Quasem, Barrister Enforceable Disappeared in Bangladesh

In the last two editions, Private Eye, has reported on Michael Polak's client, Mr Bin Quasem, who was enforceably disappeared by the security forces in Bangladesh where he was defending his father at the International Crimes Tribunal. Since this time, Mr Polak has...
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SUCCESS IN LINCOLN CROWN COURT ON SEX TRAFFICKING AND SEX OFFENCES CASE FOR LESLEY MANLEY

Lesley Manley's client Mr H was tried at Lincoln Crown Court together with two co-defendants in relation to the trafficking of children in the United Kingdom in order that sexual offences would be committed. The case had resulted from a complex police investigation in...
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Kerim Fuad QC and Michael Polak of Church Court Chambers present at Scottish Criminal Bar Association Conference.

Kerim Fuad QC and Michael Polak were the only members of the English Bar invited to the Scottish CBA conference held at Ballathie Country House on the River Tay in Perthshire. The pair were first taken to visit the courts in Edinburgh and meet members of the Scottish...
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Kerim Fuad QC elected as Leader of the South Eastern Circuit

Chambers are delighted to announce that Kerim Fuad QC has been elected as Leader of the SEC to take effect from the 1st January 2017. Kerim has been an active member of the SEC and the CBA for many years and brings a wealth of experience coupled with infectious...
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Church Court Chambers are delighted to welcome Lewis Power QC.

Chambers welcome another exceptional silk, Lewis Power QC of 7 Bedford Row has joined Church Court Chambers. He was recently acknowledged as being in the top ten list of Barristers in the UK by Legal 500. He has been described as an “unrivaled cross-examiner…nothing...
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John Aspinall QC 1948 – 2016

Chambers are very sad to announce that John Aspinall QC died on Saturday 29th October.  He had been receiving wonderful care for some time and passed away peacefully with his loving wife by his side. Called to the Bar in 1971 he was appointed Silk in 1995. His...
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Kerim Fuad QC starts another high profile and absorbing trial at the Old Bailey before Mrs Justice McGowan.

He represents Jose Leonardo who is alleged to have murdered his wife in their home in Belsize Park. He leads Andy Mooney and is instructed by George Kampanella of EBR Attridge solicitors....
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Chambers are delighted to welcome Estelle Thornber as a tenant.

Church Court Chambers are delighted to welcome Estelle Thornber as a full tenant following successful completion of her pupillage. Estelle brings a further spark of energy and positivity to our criminal, family and personal injury teams. A full profile will be...
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LATEST ARTICLES

Camilla Whitehouse’s scholarship to attend the Florida Bar’s Association’s annual civil advocacy course

REPORT ON THE FLORIDA BAR’S CIVIL ADVOCACY COURSE In May 2016, four junior barristers were fortunate enough to be awarded a South ... Read More

The Jurisdiction of the Military Court Martial – An article by Jo Morris and Fiona McAddy

The reach of military justice is extensive; it stops at neither serviceman nor service offences.  The military Court Martial has ... Read More

Interpretation of Legislation under the Human Rights Act

The Situation before the Human Rights Act In the traditional doctrine of statutory interpretation, the courts looked at the ordinary ... Read More

Sexual offences – has one excess bred another? An article by Lesley Manley & Jo Morris

In the light of the recent discredited allegations of a paedophile ring at Westminster we must consider whether the pendulum has swung ... Read More

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