Mon - Fri 09:00 - 18.00
Central Court 25 Southampton Buildings London WC2A 1AL
Tel: +44 020 7936 3637
DX 458 London Chancery Lane
Chambers provides an out of hours service. If you call Chambers main number you will be diverted to the clerk on call who will be able to deal with your enquiry.
Deputy Senior ClerkemailEmail
First Junior ClerkemailEmail
Credit and Revenue Control ManageremailEmail
Mr Kerim Fuad QC’s client was a 16 year old defendant who was on trial both for the Murder of a 19 year old, and the S.18 attack of the deceased’s father.
On 14th January 2022, after a 10 week, 4 handed trial, which began in November 2021, Mr Fuad QC’s client was unanimously acquitted of Murder and S.18
Two defendants were convicted of Murder.
Mr Fuad QC’s client and one other were convicted of manslaughter/S.20.
The prosecution case was that his client had participated with 3 other defendants in 2 separate attacks on vans on successive days in February 2021. Both attacks involved tailing the target van for some distance into the same Close and then running out to use machetes and bats, to damage the vehicles and on the second occasion the front passenger was stabbed to death with a machete and the driver had his arm broken by a baseball bat. One defendant attempted to run a cutthroat defence against his client.
Mr Fuad’s client was alleged to have participated in wealding a large machete, which two independent eye witnesses saw, claiming that he sheathed and hid the machete as he ran away. He was captured on CCTV. He was wearing a mask, his DNA was found all over the series of weapons including machetes, knives and sheathes which were all later found. The blood of the deceased was found on his jacket. He had later got rid of his mobile telephone. He answered ‘no comment’ in interview and did not give evidence.
Mr Fuad QC’s incisive and sensitive cross examination, supreme mastery of both the CCTV and telephone material, combined with his trademark opening speech was something from which the prosecution case never recovered. His meticulous cross examination of the crown’s scientific expert shook the foundation of the crown’s case.
Mr Fuad QC led the extremely able Kim Preston of 4 KBW. He was instructed by Heather Howe and Adonis Daniel of “Andrew Storch Solicitors” who put in an equally hard and committed shift.
Our infrastructure provider, CTS, has suffered a service outage due to a cyber-incident, which has impacted a number of our... more
Yasin Patel comments in City A.M. on the legal implications of Everton FC’s breach of financial rules, and the legal... more
Robert Newcombe comments in City A.M. on the likelihood of further debanking claims following Nigel Farage’s announcement... more
Robert Newcombe has commented on the recent ruling in cum-ex tax case, Skatteforvaltningen (the Danish Customs and Tax... more
R v M, Luton Crown Court, Michael Mather-Lees KC, instructed by Attiq Malik of Liberty Law” defended in a case where it was... more
On 26 October 2023, Michael Polak successfully defended a strike-out application which was made by the Respondent, the... more
Maria Karaiskos KC prosecutes the alleged murder/manslaughter of a mother by her son whilst he was under the influence of illicit... more
Islam Khan successfully persuades Crown Court at Peterborough to dismiss charges of serious violence (GBH with intent) and... more
Church Court Chambers international barrister Michael Polak spoke at the China Forum in Washington DC on Wednesday 18 October... more
The Charity, Advocate celebrate barrister Yasin Patel’s pro bono work, efforts and dedication. An Advocate champion, he is... more
Court of Appeal: R -v- Hand Court of Appeal Quash a 4.5-year sentence to 2 year 3 months. LJ Edis states Mr Khan was succinct... more
In March 2023, a young man was stabbed to the neck whilst in the Colliseum nightclub in Walsall. Nobody witnessed the stabbing.... more