Cell Site Evidence: Expert or Not? – St Philips Barristers

Posted November 10th, 2020 in conspiracy, drug trafficking, evidence, expert witnesses, news, telecommunications by sally

‘In R v Andrew Turner [2020] EWCA Crim 1241 the Court of Appeal considered the issue of when a professional witness crosses the line and gives expert evidence, in the context of mobile telephone analysis. The appeal concerned a conspiracy to supply class A drugs, the prosecution relied on mobile telephone and surveillance evidence. The appellant was said to be a driving force behind the conspiracy and that various incriminating mobile telephone numbers could be attributed to him.’

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St Philips Barristers, 5th November 2020

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‘County lines’ drug ringleader jailed for 21 years – BBC News

Posted September 10th, 2020 in conspiracy, drug trafficking, gangs, news, sentencing by sally

‘The leader of a sophisticated multi-million pound drug supply network has been sentenced to 21 years in prison.’

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BBC News, 9th September 2020

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What Conspiracy? Warnings and lessons for conspiracy cases – 4 King’s Bench Walk

Posted June 23rd, 2020 in conspiracy, drafting, indictments, news by sally

‘This article considers the recent case of R v Johnson [2020] EWCA Crim 482 and its implications for practitioners drafting conspiracy indictments and advising clients in relation to them.’

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4 King's Bench Walk, 17th June 2020

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Ricky Tomlinson’s criminal convictions to be re-examined – The Guardian

‘The criminal convictions of actor Ricky Tomlinson, who starred in the TV comedy the Royle Family, are to be re-examined by appeal court judges after an official body suggested he may have been unjustly jailed.’

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The Guardian, 26th May 2020

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Rights & Wrongs? Standard of proof in dishonesty cases considered by the Court of Appeal – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted May 12th, 2020 in banking, conspiracy, fraud, illegality, news, standard of proof by sally

‘The standard of proof in dishonesty cases: simple to state, difficult to apply. In Bank St Petersburg PJSC v Arkhangelsky [2020] EWCA Civ 408 the difficulty led the Court of Appeal to reverse an experienced High Court judge’s dismissal of a counterclaim. The matter was remitted after a 46 day trial spread over 6 months in 2016, 22 months waiting for a 388 page judgment and nearly 2 years waiting for the Court of Appeal decision on 18 March 2020. Jack Dillon and Amy Held consider the implications.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 10th May 2020

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Dishonesty: Barton & Booth v The Queen – Pump Court Chambers

Posted May 12th, 2020 in care homes, conspiracy, elderly, fraud, gifts, news by sally

‘Barton & Booth-v-The Queen [2020] EWCA Crim 575. The Court of Appeal considers whether the new definition of ‘dishonesty’ given by the Supreme Court in the case of Ivey v Genting Casinos (UK) (trading as Cockfords Club) [2017] UKSC 67 applies in criminal cases.’

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Pump Court Chambers, 30th April 2020

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What is Carbon Credit Fraud? – St Paul’s Chambers

‘Carbon credit VAT fraud has been the subject of an increased investigation by the government and prosecuting authorities, but the bodies generating carbon credits are usually based overseas and authorities in the UK have no control of the quality or validity of the carbon credit schemes.’

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St Paul's Chambers, 23rd April 2020

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Sports therapist found guilty of Anglesey crossbow murder – The Guardian

Posted February 25th, 2020 in conspiracy, murder, news, perverting the course of justice by sally

‘A sports therapist has been found guilty of murdering a retired lecturer by shooting him with a crossbow at his remote island home in what police described as a “barbaric, medieval-style execution”.’

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The Guardian, 24th February 2020

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BT account scammers jailed for £358k fraud – BBC News

Posted February 20th, 2020 in computer crime, conspiracy, electronic mail, fraud, news, sentencing by sally

‘Scammers who infiltrated BT customer accounts as part of a “sophisticated” £358,000 fraud have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 19th February 2020

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Fraudulent Non-Disclosure Claim in Property Joint Venture Case Fails – Littleton Chambers

Posted February 19th, 2020 in chambers articles, conspiracy, disclosure, fiduciary duty, fraud, joint ventures, news by sally

‘The claimant (Mr Russell) was one of four individuals involved in a joint venture property development business. The parties entered into a joint venture agreement which obliged them to act with good faith towards each other, in certain limited respects. Mr Russell departed the business pursuant to the terms of a settlement deed. Shortly after that deed was executed, the remaining parties entered into an attractive development project that Mr Russell claimed the other parties did not tell him about, or give him the opportunity to participate in. Mr Russell claimed he was wrongfully excluded by the dishonest actions of the other joint venturers. The claims alleged were: (a) breach of fiduciary duty; (b) breach of the express/implied terms of the joint venture agreement; (c) fraudulent non-disclosure; (d) unlawful means conspiracy. As a result of the terms of the settlement deed, Mr Russell needed to establish fraud or dishonesty to succeed.’

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Littleton Chambers, 13th February 2020

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Fraud charges possible over Grenfell Tower refit, says inquiry chair – The Guardian

Posted February 11th, 2020 in conspiracy, fire, fraud, health & safety, inquiries, news by sally

‘People involved in the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower are facing possible charges of fraud and conspiracy to defraud, according to the chairman of the public inquiry into the disaster that claimed 72 lives.’

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The Guardian, 10th February 2020

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Three teens jailed for robbery via the use of Grindr – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted December 12th, 2019 in burglary, conspiracy, homosexuality, internet, news, robbery, sentencing by tracey

‘Three teenagers have been jailed for numerous robberies and assault of men who had been enticed via one of the largest social media dating apps, Grindr.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 11th December 2019

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Torture charges against former Liberia leader’s ex-wife dismissed – BBC News

Posted December 6th, 2019 in conspiracy, evidence, news, rape, torture, war crimes by sally

‘Torture charges against the ex wife of former Liberian president Charles Taylor have been dismissed at the Old Bailey.’

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BBC News, 6th December 2019

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Court of Appeal Clarifies Proper Forum in Multi-Party Conspiracy Claims – Littleton Chambers

Posted December 4th, 2019 in choice of forum, conspiracy, jurisdiction, news by sally

‘On 26 November 2019, the Court of Appeal gave judgment in ED&F Man Capital Markets Ltd v Straits (Singapore) Pte Limited [2019] EWCA Civ 2073. It clarifies when England will be the proper forum in multi-party conspiracy claims against defendants based in different jurisdictions. It contains a useful analysis of the recent Supreme Court judgment in Vedanta Resources plc v Lungowe [2019] UKSC 20, [2019] 2 WLR 1051.’

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Littleton Chambers, 27th November 2019

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Lorry driver pleads guilty over role in Essex deaths – The Guardian

Posted November 25th, 2019 in conspiracy, guilty pleas, homicide, immigration, news, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘A lorry driver charged with the manslaughter of 39 Vietnamese migrants found dead in a refrigerated trailer has pleaded guilty to plotting to assist illegal immigration.’

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The Guardian, 25th November 2019

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More than 20 drug dealers prosecuted after complaints from residents – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted November 21st, 2019 in complaints, conspiracy, drug offences, drug trafficking, news, sentencing by tracey

‘More than 20 drug dealers have successfully been prosecuted as a result of a police investigation which followed complaints about drug dealing from local residents in Tower Hamlets and Hackney.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 18th November 2019

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Illegal steroid operation gang jailed over £65m distribution – BBC News

Posted November 15th, 2019 in conspiracy, drug offences, drug trafficking, gangs, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A group of men who ran an operation worth more than £65m distributing illegal steroids have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 14th November 2019

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Former minister’s son branded ‘manipulative’ as he is jailed for seven years for killing toddler with car seat – Daily Telegraph

‘A former minister’s son has been branded “manipulative and cunning” as he was jailed for seven years for killing a three-year-old with a car seat.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th November 2019

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Ex-footballer exploited teenagers to sell heroin and crack in ‘highly organised’ county lines drug ring – The Independent

Posted November 8th, 2019 in conspiracy, drug trafficking, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A former footballer who masterminded a “highly organised” county lines drugs operation, exploiting teenagers to deal heroin and crack cocaine, has been jailed for 10 years.’

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The Independent, 7th November 2019

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Carlisle man who poured boiling water on partner jailed – BBC News

‘A man who beat his partner with a mallet and poured boiling water over her head has been jailed for 15 years.’

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BBC News, 4th November 2019

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