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Michael Polak Represents British Businessman Incarcerated in Belarus

Michael Polak has been instructed to represent the British businessman Alan Smith who is incarcerated in Belarus. This role has involved communicating with Alan’s family, his Belarussian Lawyer, and the British Embassy in Minsk and seeking to ensure that Alan is not...

Lewis Power QC Secures Acquittal In Youth Murder Case

Following a trial at the Hove Crown Court in which a young 16 year old youth had died as a result of a knife attack , Lewis' s client was the only Defendant acquitted on all charges. A key theme which was at the heart of this case and which is all too prevalent in...

Diana Constantinide speaks at University of Westminster on ‘How to become an international legal practitioner’

On the 4st May 2018, Diana Constantinide, a member of Church Court Chambers, who has experience in international law, was invited by International Law Students Association who has its headquarters in Chicago, to deliver a speech about ‘How to become an international...

Against the Odds Not Guilty Verdict in Blackmail Trial for Michael Polak at Luton Crown Court

Michael Polak’s client was accused of forcefully gaining entry to a house whilst armed with a knife and threatening that he would return to kill a member of the household if a sum of money was not paid to him. The prosecution called two witnesses who lived at the...


Lesley Manley represented a vulnerable Afghan Refugee accused of the attempted rape and sexual touching of a 13 year old school girl. The complainant was extremely vulnerable and required the assistance of an intermediary and extremely sensitive cross-examination. The...

Acquittal for Fiona McAddy in arson with intent to endanger life trial.

Fiona McAddy represented CM, a 19 year old man accused of arson with intent to endanger life. At trial CM accepted that he had sent a series of threatening text messages to his ex partner in the lead up to the alleged offence, and that in the hours before the fire...

Kerim Fuad QC leading Robert Newcombe secure another Acquittal for Murder and Manslaughter

The jury at the Old Bailey unanimously acquitted the client on charges of murder and also manslaughter as a lesser alternative. The incident arose over a £20 drug debt in Plashett Park in East Ham on 15th October 2017. The defendant’s case was that he threw one punch...

Yasin Patel to represent International Sports Star

Yasin Patel has been instructed by a high-profile International Sportsman in relation to matters brought by his Governing Body.    Yasin, who looks after many sports Internationals has been instructed directly by the player to deal with the allegations made by the...

Michael Polak Speaks on Expert Panel about Bangladesh Human Rights hosted at the House of Lords

On 24 April 2018, Michael Polak, a member of Church Court Chambers who has experience in human rights and international law, was part of a panel discussion arranged by Voice for Bangladesh and hosted by Lord Stunnel OBE at the House of Lords.   Michael spoke about his...

Success for Yasin Patel on Murder at the Old Bailey.

Nathan Charles, who was being represented by Yasin Patel was found Not Guilty of murder and acquitted of all charges at the Old Bailey on the 16th April 2018.  The trial, before Her Honour Judge Joseph, lasted for 31 days following a thorough investigation by officers...


Marine A – The Fog of Law – Article by Shaun Esprit and Jo Morris

The case of Acting Colour Sgt Alexander Blackman, commonly known as Marine A, is a controversial one. The actions of our servicemen are Read More

Military Justice – the Severity of Sentencing – An Article by Shaun Esprit and Jo Morris

Servicemen do not usually dwell upon their rights. Theirs is a life for those who can place duty before entitlements.  Servicemen are ... Read More

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



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