George Hepburne Scott instructed as Leading Counsel in 6-week international arms dealing trial at Southwark Crown Court.
George is leading Daniella Waddoup of Doughty Street in an alleged multi-handed arms dealing conspiracy involving multiple corporate entities in a global supply chain that the Crown say orchestrated the supply of military equipment to Iran’s WMD...read more
Michael Polak of Church Court Chambers successfully privately prosecuted a landlord of a London property who had changed the locks to a rental property that was being rented to an Italian family who had travelled abroad for a short period with their...read more
Michael Polak acts for top precious metal company and successfully resists application for forfeiture of €42,000
Michael Polak was acting for one of the United Kingdom’s top precious metal merchants in a case which concerned a European antiques dealer who was stopped before entering the Eurotunnel and found to be in possession of €42,000. This amount was said to be a security...read more
George Hepburne-Scott reports on a sea-change in the British Court’s approach to extraditions to France
New Law Journal publishes article by George Hepburne Scott regarding the recent ground breaking High Court case regarding prison conditions. In the article George sets out how the High Court for the very first time has raised a question mark over whether...read more
Diana Constantinide, a member of Church Court Chambers, who has experience in international law, is a member of the International Law Association’s (ILA) study group titled as ‘use of domestic law principles for the development of international law’ and...read more
Church Court Chambers is delighted to announce that we are able to recruit two pupils for the 15th October 2018 and 3rd December 2018.
Church Court Chambers is delighted to announce that we are able to recruit two pupils. The first pupillage shall start on the 15th October 2018 and the second on 3rd December 2018. Applications must be received by Chambers by 11.59pm on Wednesday 29th...read more
Statement on the 2nd anniversary of the enforced disappearance of Mr Ahmad Bin Quasem. Michael Polak
It has been two years since Bangladeshi barrister Ahmad Bin Quasem, who has also been called to the Bar of England and Wales, was forcibly abducted from his home by Bangladeshi Government security forces. Ahmad’s abduction is just one incident in an increasingly...read more
Michael Polak, a member of Church Court Chambers Criminal team, successfully represented a Defendant at trial at St Albans Crown Court who was alleged to be a courier in a multi-handed courier fraud conspiracy. This conspiracy involved the defrauding of a number of...read more
The draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill sets out provisions to establish a new beneficial ownership register of overseas entities that own UK property. The release of the Draft Bill follows the Government’s commitment made at an Anti-Corruption...read more
Ciara McElvogue secures unanimous acquittal in major perverting the course of justice trial lasting 7 weeks.
This case revolved predominantly, though not exclusively around the activities of a former employee of EMS Limited, a Ministry of Justice appointed electronic monitoring company. A total of 30 Defendants were charged, including employees of EMS Limited. It...read more
Kerim Fuad QC and Kevin Molloy of Church Court Chambers conclude remarkable Old Bailey Murder trial, dubbed the “Snapchat Murder”
Kerim Fuad QC and Kevin Molloy of Church Court Chambers conclude remarkable Old Bailey Murder trial, dubbed the “Snapchat Murder” After a trial before HHJ Topolski QC and two juries (the first having to be discharged) that started in late May 2018 and...read more
Greeted warmly by Justices’ Clerk, Mr Randy Forbes Lewis was also visiting the Slavery Museum as part of the on-going changes in the modern law of slavery which many commonwealth countries have adopted and a subject which Lewis has had recent legal...read more
Chris Johnston secures acquittal in major drugs conspiracy involving one tonne of cannabis and 130,000 Class C tablets with a street value of £8m. Chris represented a mechanic who, along with others, was charged with an eighteen months' long conspiracy to...read more
Oliver Grimwood is instructed on behalf of the defendant in attempted murder case in George Town, Cayman Islands. https://www.caymancompass.com/2018/06/18/man-18-charged-with-attempted-murder/...read more
After eighteen months of hearings, the case of Ecuador v D C-V has finally come to a successful end. The client was overjoyed when she was discharged at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 22nd June 2018 following successive and co-ordinated contested legal...read more