Robert Newcombe delivers lecture on Cyber crime to solicitors and barristers as part of the Church Court Chambers’ CPD lecture series

Robert Newcombe
Robert Newcombe July 16, 2015

Robert Newcombe of Church Court Chambers together with Tom Fairfax of SRM Solutions gave a lecture entitled “Cyber Security and Cyber fraud: Trojan botnets, web-injects and mules” to solicitors and barristers (21 May 2015).

Tom Fairfax has over 20 years experience as a cyber- security expert, having been Head of Operations at the British Army’s cyber warfare unit. He is Managing Director of Security Risk Management- SRM Solutions. In addition to cyber security advice and planning and implementation, SRM provides a computer / cyber forensic expert witness service in civil and criminal cases.

Robert Newcombe gave a knowledgable lecture on the law, types of offending and practical case management in the context of cyber crime prosecutions. These included examples of cases he has been instructed in, of cyber fraud, manufacture of malware and denials of service attacks. These cases have included the use of Trojan botnets to access compromised personal data in order to perpetrate frauds and the common law offence of conspiracy to defraud. RIPA notices under section 49 and the Computer Misuse Act offences were also covered, with a summary of sentencing policy in this area.

All enquiries regarding cyber crime instructions should be directed to Daniel Bartlett, Senior Clerk in chambers on 020 7936 3637,

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