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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...

Michael Polak’s Article ‘The Jadhav Case & the Right to Consular Assistance: ‘Confessions’, Spies, and Remedies in International Law’ Published by the Indian Journal of International Law

Michael Polak’s article, , has been published by the Indian Journal of International Law. The article considers the Jadhav Case between India and Pakistan which is to be heard by the International Court of Justice which concerns the trial of an alleged Indian spy...

Sam Stockwell secures acquittal on s.18 GBH and Malicious Communications

Sam Stockwell, instructed by Ani Yeghikian of Criminal Defence Solicitors, represented a young woman of good character at Kingston Crown Court in respect of an allegations of s.18 Grievous Bodily Harm, s.20 Grievous Bodily Harm and Malicious Communications. The...

Success for Mike Fullerton and Chiara Maddocks following 8 week trial in Carbon Credit Fraud.

Carbon Credit acquittals; Mike Fullerton, leading Chiara Maddocks, obtained unanimous Acquittals on two counts alleging Conspiracy to Defraud and Conspiracy to Convert Criminal Property following an 8 week trial at Bristol Crown Court. The trial concerned the sale of...

Michael Polak Speaks on International Law in Parliamentary Launch of Myanmar Report

On Thursday 15 March 2018, Michael Polak from Church Court Chambers’ international team appeared on a panel in a House of Commons Committee room put together for the launch of a report on the situation regarding the Rohingya in Myanmar, They Ran For Their Lives....

Church Court Trio Spearhead Efforts to Bring Accountability for Situation in Myanmar

On Saturday evening, Lewis Power QC, Michael Polak, and Diana Constantinide of Church Court Chambers’ International Team were guests of honour at the Universal Peace Federation where they spoke about the situation in Myanmar and the Myanmar Inquiry, an independent...

Yasin Patel instructed in Multi handed murder at the Old Bailey

Yasin Patel is currently instructed to defend Nathan Charles in a multi-defendant murder case being tried at the Central Criminal Court in Operation Nunton.   Following the murder of a man in Essex last year, Charles and three other defendants are on trial for the...

Yasin Patel secures acquittal at the Old Bailey on high profile terrorism case

Yasin Patel’s client was acquitted at the Central Criminal Court on Friday 2nd March, as the jury in the high-profile terrorism case, Operation Osmoregulation, convicted all but one of the defendants of charges relating to preparatory acts of terrorism, dissemination...

Alex Balancy secures the acquittal of his professional celebrity cage fighter client after a 6-week trial.

Alex’s client was one of 10 defendants charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine in the High Wycombe area. Two other defendants were tried earlier and convicted of possession with intent to supply cocaine. Two of the 10 defendants pleaded guilty and the trial...

Chris Johnston secures acquittal at Old Bailey in GBH trial involving the use of a truck as a weapon.

Chris Johnston secures acquittal at Old Bailey in GBH trial involving the use of a truck as a weapon. His client was accused of pushing his brother out of a moving truck causing the victim to cling onto the door as he drove down a residential road in broad daylight....


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

Slavery in the corporate world : is your business complicit? An article by Kevin Molloy and Colin Witcher

The new Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015; it is clear that corporate compliance shall ... Read More

Shaken Baby Syndrome – the Development of Expert Evidence an Article by Jo Morris and Fiona McAddy

Until relatively recently a prosecution for murder arising from the death of an infant from suspected “shaken baby syndrome” rested ... Read More

The Court Martial and the HRA an Article by Jo Morris and Fiona McAddy

The military court martial is a quasi criminal court dispensing military discipline.  Few would argue with the need for a distinct ... Read More


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