Mon - Fri 09:00 - 18.00
Second Floor Goldsmith Building Temple London EC4Y 7BL
Tel: +44 020 7936 3637
Fax: +44 020 7583 2061
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.
Five members of a Newham gang who kidnapped and tortured a 16-year-old boy were sentenced to over 23 years’ imprisonment at Snaresbrook Crown Court.
Maria represented a 14 year old defendant who was unanimously acquitted of being in possession of three firearms after trial. He was convicted of conspiracy to blackmail together with four other defendants. He had previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to kidnap and conspiracy to falsely imprison. He was sentenced to a total sentence of 27 months detention in a Young Offenders Institution.
The trial and sentence drew on Maria’s expert knowledge of dealing with children and young offenders in the criminal justice system. For example, the rules and procedures on reporting restrictions, special measures, ‘gang’ bad character, definition of ‘persistent young offender,’ eligibility for a detention and training order and youth rehabilitation order, effect of time served on a s.91 PCC(s)A 2000 grave crimes sentence, the difference between remand to the care of the local authority and remand to youth detention accommodation.
Maria was instructed by Harriet Benson of Henscott Solicitors in Walthamstow
Michael Fullerton, Kevin Molloy and Michael Polak have all dusted the wig and gown off and returned to Crown Court for the first... more
On Friday 29 May 2020 Michael Polak spoke as part of a panel of experts on ‘Huawei’s Role in Mass Surveillance &... more
Church Court Chambers would like to thank all those who attended and took part in our first webinar, “Do you really want to... more
Kevin Molloy was instructed in a Firearms case at Woodgreen Crown Court. The defendant had ordered a blank firing gun and... more
Gregory Wedge of Chambers’ Crime and Regulatory Team, secured a successful appeal against sentence in respect to a £1.5... more
Church Court’s Michael Polak has been instructed to represent illustrator Greta Samuel. Greta published a political image... more
Chambers are hosting their first webinar on the past, present and future of jury trial on 21st May at... more
“Whilst I welcome the statement from the Lord Chancellor on proactive steps to be taken to resume Jury Trials, I wish to... more
Church Court Chambers’ international law and human rights barrister Michael Polak has been instructed by two British Uyghurs to... more
The British businessman Renwick Haddow represented by Yasin Patel has been informed that his bail application has been... more
Michael Mather-Lees QC and Colin Witcher, both of Chambers’ Crime and Regulatory Group, are instructed to defend in a... more
Church Court Chambers has currently suspended its Pupillage Application Process due to COVID-19. All recently submitted... more