Practice Group News Bernard Richmond QC and Clare Leslie secure acquittal at the Old Bailey
10/04/2019
Bernard Richmond QC and Clare Leslie secure acquittal at the Old Bailey for man accused of murdering his wife by setting her on fire in their family kitchen. Instructed by Andrew Golden at Golden Solicitors.
Practice Group News Not Guilty verdict returned in 'body in the loft' case
28/03/2019
Jury return verdicts of Not Guilty at the Old Bailey to murder and manslaughter against a woman accused of joint enterprise murder of a teenager who was selling drugs from her flat as part of a county lines gang operation. Her partner, Gary Hopkins was found guilty of murder. Bernard Richmond QC and Clare Leslie represented the female in what has been described in national press as the 'body in the loft' case. Instructed by Michael Range at ACA Law.
Practice Group News Turkish Ankara applicants had legitimate expectation but changes to ILR rules are proportionate
23/03/2019
A judicial review challenge was brought on behalf of all those affected by the changes to the ILR rules made from 16 March 2018 on the basis that they had a legitimate expectation that the 1973 rules would continue to apply to them through to settlement. In R (Alliance of Turkish Businesspeople Ltd) v SSHD [2019] EWHC 603 (Admin), it was accepted that the claimant had a legitimate expectation and they relied upon it to their detriment but ultimately the frustration of their legitimate expectation was a proportionate response in the public interest. The claimant is seeking to appeal the decision.

Our Emma Daykin appeared for the claimant led by Sarah Ford QC.
Practice Group News Mark Sahu secures acquittal for man in month long county lines drugs conspiracy trial
12/03/2019
Mark Sahu recently concluded a multi-handed month long drugs conspiracy involving multiple defendants. The trial focussed on two groups moving significant amounts of class A drugs between Cambridge and East London. Mark represented one of the East London group whose flat was used for the organised drugs operation. The trial involved police surveillance, expert DNA & forensics, multiple bad character applications as well as over 60,000 pages of telephonic, cell site and text message evidence which spanned over several months.
Practice Group News Advice surgeries are no substitute for legal aid funding
13/02/2019
Running clinics alongside GPs can be effective, but is not enough for the those in need of legal representation, June Venters QC writes for The Times.
Practice Group News June Venters QC writes about Parental Alienation in the Law Gazette
13/02/2019
A number of very useful articles have been written on the subject within the last two years. However, are we any further forward in understanding what this truly involves and are the courts and professionals able/willing to recognise it?

Read the full article at: https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/practice-points/parental-alienation/5068556.article
Practice Group News Court of Appeal considers the application of the Public Sector Equality Duty at the enforcement stage in possession proceedings
25/01/2019
On 24 January 2019, the Court of Appeal gave judgment in the case of Powell v Dacorum Borough Council [2019] EWCA Civ 23. McCombe LJ, giving the leading judgment, found that the application of the PSED will differ from case to case depending on the functions being exercised. The housing officer had approached the assessment in a focused manner in good faith and had not breached the PSED. The appeal was accordingly dismissed.

Matthew Lee appeared for the Appellant in the appeal.
Practice Group News James Kyle secures acquittal for former Alstom Director Terence Watson
03/01/2019
James Kyle appeared at Southwark Crown Court on behalf of Terence Watson (formerly Alstom's country president for the UK and managing director of Alstom Transport UK & Ireland) in Phase 3 of the Serious Fraud Office's investigation into the French transport company Alstom. Mr Watson, along with all other defendants, were acquitted.

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Practice Group News Paramjit Ahluwalia writes about County Lines Offending in Criminal Bar Quarterly
03/01/2019
Read more in the Winter 2018 issue: https://www.criminalbar.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/CBA_Winter_2018.pdf

Paramjit is a member of the Lamb Building Crime Team. She is regularly instructed in matters concerning the Modern Slavery Act and human trafficking. Paramjit is the contributing author of chapter B22 of Blackstones Criminal Practice 2019.
Practice Group News Lamb Building welcomes Paramjit Ahluwalia
02/07/2018
Chambers are delighted to announce that Paramjit Ahluwalia, formerly at Garden Court Chambers, has accepted an invitation to join chambers. Prem, who was called in 2002, has particular expertise in human trafficking, modern day slavery and immigration crime and will become a member of our Crime Team.
Practice Group News June Venters QC and Yasmeen Ul Haq succeed in the Court Of Appeal setting aside all findings made at the conclusion of a complex fact finding hearing in Care Proceedings where the Local Authority sought a finding of 'unlawful killing'.
05/03/2018
On 16th February the Court of Appeal handed down R (Children) [2018] EWCA Civ 198 a judgment arising out of an appeal hearing heard on 6th December 2017. The father appealed against numerous findings made against him at a fact finding hearing including that he had "used unreasonable force and unlawfully killed the mother".

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Practice Group News Bernard Richmond QC and Clare Leslie secure murder acquittal
21/02/2018
Murder acquittal: Bernard Richmond QC and Clare Leslie, instructed by Paul Mason of Lewis Nedas solicitors, secure acquittal for 16 year old boy charged as a joint participant in the widely reported murder of John Pordage at Baddow Road BP garage in Chelmsford. The incident was said to have been started after the shooter was called 'the milky bar kid' by a friend of the deceased.
Practice Group News Lamb Building welcomes Jane Elliott-Kelly
02/11/2017
Lamb Building is pleased to welcome Jane Elliott-Kelly (Call 2009), formerly of Doughty Street chambers. Jane joins Lamb Building's Immigration team.
Practice Group News Lamb Building Immigration Team maintains Band 4 ranking
16/10/2017
We are delighted that Lamb Building's highly-regarded Immigration Team has maintained its Band 4 ranking for immigration (including business migration) in the Legal 500 directory for 2017. Five members of the Immigration Team are also ranked individually as "leading juniors." Eric Fripp is ranked Band 2; Justine Fisher, Bojana Asanovic, Emma Daykin and Keelin McCarthy are ranked Band 4.
Practice Group News Anita Rawal returns to full time practice
19/05/2017
The Lamb Building Family Group are delighted to welcome back from maternity leave Anita Rawal who returns to full time practice. Anita continues to specialize in all aspects of family law including TOLATA proceedings.
Practice Group News Emma Daykin succeeds in lead Turkish appeal rights judicial review - abolition of the right of appeal for Turkish citizens found to be incompatible with the Ankara Agreement
24/02/2017
In the Administrative Court, Holman J held, in the lead case on this issue, that the abolition of the right of appeal for Turkish citizens seeking to exercise their freedom of establishment under the European Community Association Agreement (the Ankara Agreement) with Turkey is incompatible with the Agreement in that it breaches Article 41 (1) of the Additional Protocol (standstill clause) and that incompatibility is not avoided by Administrative Review. The individual decisions were also quashed on traditional public law grounds.

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Practice Group News Yasmeen Ul Haq speaks to students at BPP
22/02/2017
Yasmeen Ul Haq is attending the offices of BPP to speak to students on the subject of: "A Career in Family Law: A Barrister's Perspective", including a Q and A session.
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Practice Group News Lamb Building welcomes back Paula Rhone-Adrien
26/09/2016
Lamb Building are delighted to welcome back Paula Rhone-Adrien as a tenant to chambers. Paula brings a wealth of experience and joins our Family Team.
Practice Group News Immigration Group ranked in Legal 500
21/09/2016
The Lamb Building Immigration Group has been ranked again as a leading set in Immigration, including Business Immigration, in The Legal 500 directory. Eric Fripp, Bojana Asanovic, Justine Fisher, Emma Daykin and Keelin McCarthy are ranked as "leading juniors."
Practice Group News Mavis Amonoo-Acquah joins Family Team
18/02/2016
Lamb Building Family is delighted to welcome Mavis Amonoo-Acquah as our new Junior Tenant. Please contact our Clerks for more information.
Practice Group News Louise Desrosiers published in Family Law Week
11/02/2016
Louise Desrosiers has written in Family Law Week about the issues which need to be considered in child arrangement disputes involving children who are on the autism spectrum.
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Practice Group News Update: Lamb Building in CJEU reference regarding religious freedom and refugee law
03/12/2015
At the request of the International Human Rights Committee (IHRC), a Note Regarding The Law of International Protection as applied in the UK since Bundesrepublik Deutschland v Y (C-71/11) & Z (C-99/11) [2012] EUECJ C-71/11, was prepared to assist German lawyers on a reference to the CJEU, by the Higher Administrative Court, Saxony. The reference concerned protection of Ahmadi religious identity under international and European refugee law in relation to persons from Pakistan.
Practice Group News Update: 'The Law and Practice of Expulsion and Exclusion from the UK: Deportation, Removal, Exclusion, and Denial of Nationality' in Canada
03/12/2015
'The Law and Practice of Expulsion and Exclusion from the UK: Deportation, Removal, Exclusion, and Denial of Nationality', edited by Eric Fripp with Rowena Moffatt and Ellis Wilford (Deputy Editors) and published by Hart Publishing, has been entered into the Great Library of the Law Society of Upper Canada in Toronto

Other Lamb Building contributors to the work include Sandra Akinbolu, Bojana Asanovic, Emma Daykin, Jamil Dhanji, Stephanie Motz, and David Sellwood.
Practice Group News James Hay is a new member of the Crime Team
18/09/2015
Lamb Building is pleased to announce that James Hay has completed his Pupillage and been offered a tenancy in the crime team. He will be based in Brighton but works in London region as well. Welcome to the team!
Practice Group News Jamil Dhanji discusses immigration on BBC 2
04/09/2015
Lamb Building's Jamil Dhanji appeared on the Victoria Derbyshire show on BBC 2 to discuss recently released figures showing there has been a rise in net migration to the UK.
Click the title for the link to watch the debate.
Practice Group News Trafficking 'reasonable grounds' decision quashed; declaration of breach of Article 4 ECHR
09/07/2015
R (Hoang) v SSHD [2015] EWHC 1725, 18th June 2015, Helen Mountfield QC sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge

Mr Hoang, a Vietnamese national, sought judicial review of a decision of the Competent Authority that there were no "reasonable grounds" for concluding that he had been trafficked from Vietnam to Russia for labour exploitation, or onwards from Russia to the United Kingdom.
Practice Group News Bernard Richmond QC defends Nicholas Salvador, verdict: Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity
25/06/2015
On 22nd and 23rd June 2015 Bernard Richmond QC (instructed by Alison Marks of ITN Solicitors) represented Nicholas Salvador at the Central Criminal Court. This highly sensitive case raised complex issues of psychiatric evidence and the rarely used (and even more rarely successful) defence of Insanity.
Practice Group News Court of Appeal to consider the proper application of Decision 1/80 of the Turkish Association Agreement to an entry clearance case involving dual national Turkish/British sponsor
19/06/2015
The Court of Appeal have granted permission to appeal in HK (Turkey) and others v SSHD (CO/2015/0047) on the basis that the cases raises important points of principle and practice and there is compelling reasons why the appeal should be heard. LJ Vos found that the appeal raises a number of serious points, taking into account the CJEU decisions in Bozkurt, Birden and Kahveci.

The Appellant is represented by Emma Daykin, instructed by Yasar Dogan of Ozkutan & Co solicitors.
Practice Group News Laches, prejudice and the Village Green Preservation Society
17/04/2015
Seamus Kearney has had an article published in the most recent edition of Folio - The Northern Ireland Conveyancing and Land Law Journal (Issue 1 / 2014), titled 'Laches, prejudice and the Village Green Preservation Society'.

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Practice Group News Webinar on Domestic Abuse, 22nd April
09/04/2015
Chambers' family barristers Anna Walsh and Joanna Toch will be giving a Lexis webinar on Domestic Abuse on Wednesday 22nd April from 12.30 - 13.30.

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Practice Group News A New Magna Carta: House of Commons Select Committee publishes evidence by Lamb Building Members Kenneth Campbell QC (Scotland) and Eric Fripp
07/04/2015
The House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Select Committee has published evidence by two members of Lamb Building, Kenneth Campbell QC (Scotland) and Eric Fripp.

The Committee wished to hear about whether the United Kingdom should have some form of written constitution, and what any written constitution should look like

In his submission Kenneth Campbell QC (Scotland) argued that whatever the past virtues of the uncodified British constitution, codification had become essential given the increased complexity of the relationship between individual citizens and the State, the risk of excessive executive control of Parliament, the effects of the UK's international obligations, particularly, but not only, in Europe; and finally, in order to secure and enhance devolution within the UK.

Evidence from Eric Fripp focused upon the desirability and possible shape of protections for British nationality citizenship entrenched in a Bill of Rights, which would impose restraints upon deprivation of each of these or each of them. A sample draft of applicable provisions was published as an Annexe to his evidence.
Practice Group News Update: 'The Law and Practice of Expulsion and Exclusion from the UK: Deportation, Removal, Exclusion, and Denial of Nationality' entered in Library of International Court of Justice
01/04/2015
'The Law and Practice of Expulsion and Exclusion from the UK: Deportation, Removal, Exclusion, and Denial of Nationality', edited by Eric Fripp with Rowena Moffatt and Ellis Wilford (Deputy Editors) and published by Hart Publishing, has been listed in the catalogue of the Library of the International Court of Justice in the Hague.

Other Lamb Building contributors to the work include Sandra Akinbolu, Bojana Asanovic, Emma Daykin, Jamil Dhanji, Stephanie Motz, and David Sellwood.

The book focuses on the law and practice governing deportation, removal and exclusion from the UK, denial of British citizenship, and deprivation of that citizenship, examining UK law and practice in the context of international, regional, and European laws and domestic constitutional law.

Introductory remarks by Eric Fripp given at the launch of the book in January 2015 and summarised on the Free Movement blog have now been made more widely available by publication on the website of Hart Publishing. (click article to see link)
Practice Group News Justine Fisher in important decision on costs in First-tier Tribunal
12/03/2015
On 28 January McCloskey J as President of the Upper Tribunal (IAC), sitting with the President of the First-tier Tribunal (IAC), promulgated an important decision in Cancino (costs - First-tier Tribunal - new powers) [2015] UKFTT 59 (IAC) concerning the application of new powers to award costs under the Tribunal Procedure (First-tier Tribunal) (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) Rules 2014. The Tribunal was barred from making an award of costs because offending conduct by the Home Office predated the coming into force of the new provision, but indicated that without that barrier it would have held that the Home Office acted unreasonably in defending the appeal and would have ordered payment of the appellant's (substantial) costs.

Justine Fisher of Lamb Building acted for the appellant, instructed by Visa Legal Solicitors.
Practice Group News 'Immigration Removal: the New Law': Emma Daykin and Ellis Wilford to present webinar
12/03/2015
On 17 March 2015 at 1230 Emma Daykin and Ellis Wilford at the invitation of LexisNexis will present a webinar on 'Immigration Removal: the New Law'. This focuses on the effect of fundamental changes to immigration removal brought about by the coming into force of section 1 Immigration Act 2014. Both contributed with other members of Lamb Building to the recent book 'The Law and Practice of Expulsion and Exclusion from the United Kingdom', of which Ellis Wilford was a Deputy Editor.
Practice Group News Court of Appeal to rule on rights of returning British nationals
16/02/2015
The Court of Appeal has granted permission to appeal in AM (Russia) v SSHD (C5/2013/3307), which will clarify the extent of the Surinder Singh principle (under which a returning British national who had been exercising Treaty rights should not be put in a worse position than an EU citizen).

AM (represented by Raphael Jesurum) had been living with the Sponsor in France and accompanied him when he returned to live in the UK. They then married, but she was refused a residence card.

The Court of Appeal (Vos LJ) granted permission to appeal, ruling that the question of whether the marriage had to take place before return (as required by the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006) raises an important and new point of principle.
Practice Group News Immigration book launch
26/01/2015
On Tuesday, 20 January, The Law and Practice of Expulsion and Exclusion from the UK was launched. The book was edited by our Eric Fripp ably assisted by Rowena Moffat and Ellis Wilford with contributions from our members Sandra Akinbolu, Bojana Asanovic, Emma Daykin, Jamil Dhanji, Stephanie Motz and David Selwood and research by Raphael Jesurum.

The book identifies as a distinct area of practice what has been "hidden in plain sight" in the overlapping fields of immigration and nationality when dealing with people who due to their conduct no longer deserve to be present in the UK or to hold British nationality in the view of the Secretary of State for the Home Department.
Practice Group News Court of Appeal to clarify power to detain migrants
26/01/2015
The Court of Appeal has granted permission to appeal in R (Kajuga) v SSHD [2014] EWHC 426 (Admin) in order to clarify whether the Hardial Singh principles require subjective as well as objective justification for detention.

The Administrative Court ruled that despite the Secretary of State's conclusion that deportation was no longer possible within a reasonable time, detention was objectively justified. Underhill LJ agreed that the case raises an important point of principle. The appellant is represented by Raphael Jesurum, led by Anthony Metzer QC.
Practice Group News Lewis Power QC has been elected as an Officer to the War Crimes Committee of the International Bar Association and will attend the Annual Conference in International Criminal Law at the Peace Palace at the Hague, Netherlands at the end of January 2015.
19/01/2015
The IBA influences the development of International Law, Reform and shapes the future of the legal profession throughout the world.

The IBA's War Crimes Committee is the only IBA committee of its kind focused specifically on international criminal law. Over the past fifteen years there has been tremendous growth and development in this field of law. This new committee provides a forum for the very diverse group of practitioners and scholars involved in this area of law.

The committee endeavours to provide IBA members with comprehensive and reliable information and resources on international criminal law. It also provides lawyers, international agencies and tribunals with an unparalleled and easily accessible network of contacts and, in turn, is directly involved with the IBA's ongoing programme in support of international, ad hoc and domestic war crimes tribunals.

The committee works alongside the IBA Human Rights Institute to promote justice around the world, and uphold the principle of accountability.

The War Crimes Committee has the following statement of aims:
- To be the pre-eminent professional organisation for lawyers working in the area of international criminal law
- To provide a first class and easily accessed network of contacts in this field of law
- To provide a reliable and comprehensive source of information and resources on international criminal law
- To work together with the IBA Human Rights Institute to promote the rule of law around the world, and in particular to encourage adherence to the principles of international criminal law
- To inspire and encourage young lawyers in the field of international criminal law
Practice Group News Article 8 Private life and historic injustice
13/01/2015
The Administrative Court has granted permission in two Cart judicial review cases where the Upper Tribunal had refused permission to argue that historic injustice must be considered when assessing the proportionality of interference with Article 8 private life.

It has long been established that a historic injustice powerfully affects the proportionality of interference with Article 8 family life (see Patel v ECO Mumbai [2010] EWCA Civ 17; R (Gurung) v SSHD [2013] 1 WLR 2546).

Raphael Jesurum, representing the adult dependants of Gurkha veterans in R (PM) v UT (CO/4170/2014) and R (AK) v UT (CO/3856/2014) (instructed by Howe & Co) successfully argued that the issue of the relevance of the historic injustice to private life is an important point of principle or practice that has not yet been decided. Permission was granted by Hayden J and Popplewell J respectively.

A listing of the cases before the Upper Tribunal is expected shortly.
Practice Group News Major victory for campaign for Gurkha adult children
13/01/2015
The Home Office has published guidance which substantially concedes the historic injustice done to the adult children of Gurkha veterans. The guidance provides for the grant of settlement to those aged between 18-30, provided they are emotionally and financially dependent on their sponsor.
Practice Group News Louise Desrosiers (nee O'Callaghan) and Gloria St Matthew-Daniel (nee Ikwuakolam) have joined Lamb Building
08/01/2015
Lamb Building is pleased to announce that Louise Desrosiers (nee O'Callaghan) and Gloria St Matthew-Daniel (nee Ikwuakolam) have joined the Family group.
Practice Group News Release of The Law and Practice of Expulsion and Exclusion from the UK: Deportation, Removal, Exclusion, and Denial of Nationality
07/01/2015
Lamb Building congratulates Hart Publishing and members of Chambers associated with the new work 'The Law and Practice of Expulsion and Exclusion from the UK: Deportation, Removal, Exclusion, and Denial of Nationality'.
Practice Group News Rowena Moffatt speaks at Hart Judicial Review Conference 2014
15/12/2014
Rowena Moffatt of Lamb Building spoke on Friday at the 8th annual Hart Judicial Review Conference on Immigration, Citizenship and Deportation. The conference Chair Michael Beloff QC commented after her presentation that while this was the first time the subject matter had been addressed directly at the conference, it plainly would not be the last.

Rowena Moffatt is listed as an Up and Coming barrister in Immigration in the Chambers and Partners directory. She is a Deputy Editor, with Ellis Wilford, of 'The Law and Practice of Expulsion and Exclusion from the UK: Deportation, Removal, Exclusion, and Denial of Nationality', edited by Eric Fripp, which was released at the conference.

A number of members of Lamb Building are known for work at the nexus of immigration, asylum, and nationality laws, and general public law.
Practice Group News Iain Palmer re-joins Lamb Building Chambers
11/12/2014
Lamb Building Chambers is pleased to announce that Iain Palmer is returning to chambers, as part of the immigration team. He originally did his pupillage with us, so we are delighted that he is now going to practise here.
Practice Group News Dr John Fox has article published in Family Law Week
03/12/2014
"Non-accidental Injury and Re-balancing the Burden of Proof"

The article was published on 1st December and ties in with the recent seminar given by Dr Fox and Anna Walsh - both barristers in Lamb Chambers.

For the full text of the article, please follow the link http://www.familylawweek.co.uk/site.aspx?i=ed137123

Practice Group News Lewis Power QC and Jennifer Gray represent Dexter-fixated killer
10/10/2014
This week, news headlines have been dominated by stories on the Steven Miles case, due to the teenager's fascination with the TV show Dexter - about a vigilante serial killer. Lewis Power QC and Jennifer Gray represented the defendant, in this highly sensitive and convoluted case.

Miles, 17-years-old, pleaded guilty to the murder of his 17-year-old girlfriend, Elizabeth Thomas, and was sentenced to a minimum of 25 years. The killing mimicked the methodology used by the character of Dexter from the hit show.

Due to the headline-grabbing details of the crime, it was of paramount importance that it be kept out of the press until the last possible moment. This was successfully achieved.

A great deal of time also went into establishing whether or not Miles would qualify for a defence of diminished responsibility. Power and Gray enlisted the expert opinion of two psychiatrists and a psychologist, all of whom interviewed the defendant closely and delivered a professional verdict. Once mental health issues were of a sufficient severity to warrant a partial defence to murder were ruled out, Power and Gray then investigated the route of a possible brain disorder, and sought the consultation of two neurologists, who gave their scientific insight. Having collated all of these testimonies, it was determined that Miles could not afford himself of a medical or psychiatric defence to the charge of murder.

Other challenges faced included liaising with the families in a sensitive and appropriate manner, due to the horrific nature of the crime.

During the sentence hearing at Guildford Crown Court, judge Christopher Critchlow told the court, "This is a case of the utmost gravity, the horrific features of which are rarely heard in any court. Nothing this court can say or do, no sentence this court can impose can alleviate the pain suffered by Elizabeth Thomas's family for a death in such a terrible manner. There must be a life sentence."
Practice Group News Eric Fripp address on Deprivation of Nationality and Refugee Status in the Hague
03/10/2014
On 15 September Eric Fripp addressed a panel at the Global Statelessness Forum at the Peace Palace, home of the International Court of Justice, on 'The establishment of denationalisation as 'persecution', for purposes of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, in the United Kingdom: the extent of current recognition and subsisting questions.' The three-day event was co-hosted by UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the agency mandated by the General Assembly to help states to address statelessness, and the Statelessness Programme of Tilburg University. Other members of the panel were Professors Hélène Lambert (University of Westminster) and David C. Baluarte (Washington & Lee University School of Law).
Practice Group News Lamb Building and 'The Law and Practice of Expulsion and Exclusion from the UK: Deportation, Removal, Exclusion, and Denial of Nationality'
02/10/2014
Lamb Building congratulates Hart Publishing and members of Chambers associated with the forthcoming publication 'The Law and Practice of Expulsion and Exclusion from the UK: Deportation, Removal, Exclusion, and Denial of Nationality'. The book, which will focus on the law and practice governing deportation, removal and exclusion from the UK, the denial of British citizenship, and deprivation of that citizenship, represents the first attempt by practitioners to provide a cohesive assessment of UK law and practice in these areas. It has been edited by Eric Fripp (General Editor), Rowena Moffatt, and Ellis Wilford (Deputy Editors). Contributors include Sandra Akinbolu, Bojana Asanovic, Emma Daykin, Jamil Dhanji, Stephanie Motz, and David Sellwood. The book will be available as a hardback or ebook from early December 2014 and may be ordered in advance from Hart Publishing at http://www.hartpub.co.uk/books/details.asp?isbn=9781849465892.
Practice Group News Family Law Seminar
26/08/2014
Lamb Building Chambers will be holding a Family Law Seminar on Non-Accidental Injury on Thursday 18th September at 6pm in Middle Temple.

Please email courses@lambbuilding.co.uk if you wish to attend. Places are allocated on a strictly first come, first served basis and we will run a waiting list for cancellations once capacity has been reached.
Practice Group News Janice Brennan's Far Eastern tour
21/08/2014
Janice Brennan has been invited to give a series of 2 hour lectures on effective advocacy techniques and case preparation for criminal practitioners in Tokyo, Japan from 26 August-2 September 2014, two lectures at the United Nations Asia and Far East Institute and one at the Ministry of Justice.
Practice Group News Court of Appeal reference to Court of Justice of the European Union re rights of retained rights of residence after divorce
31/07/2014
In NA v SSHD and anor [2014] EWCA Civ 995 the Court of Appeal (Lord Dyson MR, Sullivan and Sharp LJJ) on 17 July 2014 decided to refer to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) the question 'Must a third country national ex-spouse of a Union citizen be able to show that their former spouse was exercising Treaty rights in the host Member state at the time of their divorce in order to retain a right of residence under Article 13(2) of Directive 2004/38/EC?'
Practice Group News Jamil Dhanji publishes article
31/07/2014
Lamb Building member Jamil Dhanji has published an article entitled, "An update on recent Article 8 cases", in the Journal of Immigration Asylum and Nationality Law, Volume 28, Number 2, 2014
Practice Group News Lewis Power QC and Ross Talbott represent father in "Assassins Creed Murder" case
11/07/2014
Lewis Power QC and Ross Talbott have today represented a father who admitted the Manslaughter of his five week old daughter before Mr Justice Sweeney at Hove Crown Court. The defendant had been charged with the Murder of his baby daughter who, the Crown alleged, he killed in a fit of temper as a result of his frustration caused by playing the violent computer game Assassins Creed 3.

This highly complex case involved reports from over thirty medical experts in respect of both the deceased child and the defendant who suffered from an extremely rare combination of neurological and psychological conditions.

Following consideration of the extensive medical and forensic evidence in this case, lengthy negotiations resulted in a plea of Manslaughter being accepted by the Crown and the Murder charge against the defendant not being pursued.
Practice Group News Katherine Kelleher successfully defends a woman charged with making a false rape claim
08/07/2014
The Court of Appeal has upheld the decision made in Basildon Crown Court where Katherine Kelleher successfully defended a woman charged with making a false rape claim.

Practice Group News 10th edition of "The Modern Law of Evidence"
11/06/2014
Lamb Building is delighted to congratulate Paul McKeown, a barrister, Academic Door Tenant at Lamb Building, and Senior Lecturer at the City Law School, and Adrian Keane, a barrister and Professor of Law in the City Law School, on the publication of the 10th edition of "The Modern Law of Evidence" by Oxford University Press.

Since the first edition was published more than 25 years ago, "The Modern Law of Evidence" has combined prominence as a leading work with popularity earned by its no-nonsense, direct approach, coupled to examination of the theory behind the law as well as its practical application.
Practice Group News Eric Fripp to speak at Global Statelessness Forum
05/06/2014
Lamb Building congratulates Eric Fripp, who has been invited to speak at the first Global Forum on Statelessness to be held at the Hague Academy for International Law, within the grounds of the Peace Palace in the Hague, Netherlands, on 15-17 September 2014.
Practice Group News Sandra Akinbolu in important case re entrepreneurs under Immigration Rules
05/06/2014
Sandra Akinbolu represented the entrepreneur in a significant case before the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) in Shebl (Entrepreneur: proof of contracts) [2014] UKUT 216 (IAC).
Practice Group News Lewis Power QC and Ross Talbott secure acquittal on two counts of Conspiracy to Murder
03/06/2014
Lewis Power QC and Ross Talbott have secured the acquittal of their client charged with two counts of Conspiracy to Murder at Luton Crown Court. Their client was alleged to have conspired to murder two individuals as part of a drug war between two rival gangs. Those convicted of Conspiracy to Murder were sentenced to life imprisonment.
Practice Group News Article by Arash Abzarian Published by Westlaw UK Insight
21/05/2014
An article by Arash Abzarian on the "procedural impropriety" ground of judicial review has been published by the online legal encyclopedia, Westlaw UK Insight.

Arash was invited to contribute the article as a "leading legal mind" and "market-leading lawyer" (their words).

The encyclopedia is available to all Westlaw UK subscribers, of which there are more than 70,000.
Practice Group News Lamb Building's newest published author - Juliet Chapman
02/05/2014
Just published: “Detection and Preservation of Assets in Financial Remedy Claims” by Nigel Dyer QC (1 Hare Court) and Juliet Chapman, a member of the Lamb Building Family Group.

The book is available to buy in legal bookshops, or on-line at www.lexisnexis.co.uk/detection2014.

Practice Group News Lord Kitchin rejects appeal bid by husband in "imposter" wedding case.
25/04/2014
An ex-UBS banker, who suggested it was another man who had married his wife in 2003 at a short ceremony prior to a more lavish one and the parties living as husband and wife for a further 8 years, failed in his bid to appeal the judgment of Mark Everall QC that the marriage was valid. Joanna Toch of the family team successfully represented the wife at trial. The case was widely reported in the national and international press and Lord Kitchin's judgment is given at [2014] EWCA Civ 523.
Practice Group News 22/4/2014 Family Court System is relaunched as the Children and Families Act 2014 comes into operation
24/04/2014
The court structure for dealing with all family cases has been overhauled with the creation of the new Single Family Court. Key changes in the way all family matters are dealt with have been implemented. Joanna Toch of the Lamb Building family team outlines the main provisions in a nutshell guide.
Practice Group News Lewis Power QC and Ross Talbott secure Manslaughter verdict for client charged with Murder
23/04/2014
Lewis Power QC and Ross Talbott have today secured the acquittal of their client charged with Murder following lengthy negotiations resulting in a guilty plea to Manslaughter being entered at Lewes Crown Court.
Practice Group News Dr John Fox - marriage and divorce among the Igbo tribes of Nigeria
17/04/2014
John Fox’s interesting case on the customs of marriage and divorce among the Igbo tribes of Nigeria has now been reported as GE v KE & Another [2013] EWHC 1938 (Fam), and also in Family Law Week 14.4.14.
Practice Group News Lamb Building Breaks Record for Shortest Crown Court Trial
17/04/2014
Is this the fastest ever Crown Court Trial? Indictment for burglary at Snaresbrook Crown Court before HHJ Korner QC - 21 minutes from the swearing in of the jury to the pronouncement of the verdict. Swift justice indeed!
Practice Group News Ross Talbott secures acquittal in historic familial rape trial
16/04/2014
Ross Talbott has today secured the acquittal of his client at Lewes Crown Court on multiple counts of Rape, Indecent Assault and Indecency with a Child dating back 40 years.

Ross' client, one of two brothers charged, faced allegations of repeatedly raping and sexually abusing his younger sister between the ages of 10 and 15.
Practice Group News Janice Brennan at the Court of Appeal
10/04/2014
In R v Claire Bowen (Counsel for the Appellant, Janice Brennan) heard on 10 April 2014, the Court of Appeal reiterated the importance of leaving the defence case to the jury notwithstanding the absence of the Defendant from the trial. A failure to do so will render the conviction unsafe.
Practice Group News Lewis Power QC and Ross Talbott secure acquittal in complex "Loss of Control" murder trial at the Old Bailey.
27/02/2014
Lewis Power QC and Ross Talbott have secured the acquittal of their client charged with murder at the Central Criminal Court.
Practice Group News Successful defence of murder charge for 14 year old boy
27/02/2014
Katherine Kelleher, led by Mark Wyeth QC, successfully defended the charge of murder in Guildford Crown Court.
Practice Group News Eric Fripp speaks on Deprivation of Nationality and Public International Law at Middlesex University
19/02/2014
Chambers congratulates Eric Fripp on the invitation to speak on Deprivation of Nationality and Public International Law and Public International Law at the seminar 'The Deprivation of Citizenship in the United Kingdom: History, Practice, Law and Ethics', held at Middlesex University on 14th February 2014.
Practice Group News Sandra Akinbolu and Eric Fripp join Bar Pro Bono Unit as Case Reviewers
19/02/2014
Chambers congratulates Sandra Akinbolu and Eric Fripp, who have been appointed as Case Reviewers for the Bar Pro Bono Unit.
Practice Group News "21st Century Slavery - Hidden in Plain Sight" - Lewis Power QC and Ross Talbott write lead article in February's Counsel Magazine
03/02/2014
Following on from their incredibly popular recent series of lectures focused on slavery, servitude and human trafficking, Lewis Power QC and Ross Talbott have today had their article "21st Century Slavery - Hidden in Plain Sight" published as the leading feature in February's edition of Counsel Magazine.
Practice Group News Bernard Richmond QC secures acquittal in murder case involving complex causation issues.
19/12/2013
In R v B-D at the Central Criminal Court the defence team, led by Bernard, spent a great deal of time advising on causation issues.
Practice Group News Lewis Power QC admitted as Defence Lead Counsel to Special Tribunal for Lebanon Counsel List
21/11/2013
Lewis Power QC has today been admitted by the Defence Office in the Hague as Lead Counsel to the List of Counsel of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL).

The STL is said to constitute in effect the World's First International Terrorism Court. Its primary mandate is to hold trials for the people accused of carrying out the Attack of the 14th February 2005 which killed 23 people, including the former Prime Minister, Rafiq Hariri, and the injury of countless others.
Practice Group News Lewis Power QC attends International Bar Association Conference in Boston, USA and participates in showcase lecture on Slavery and Human Trafficking
16/10/2013
Lewis Power QC and Ross Talbott are due to give a lecture on the new offences of Slavery, Servitude and Forced Labour as part of the Lamb Building Criminal Seminar Series on Tuesday 15th October 2013.
Practice Group News Eric Fripp paper on refugee status from Oxford expert conference to be published; Lamb Building cited again for Immigration (including Business Immigration) in UK Legal 500
15/10/2013
Chambers congratulates Eric Fripp and other participants in the high level conference "Refuge from Inhumanity: Enriching refugee protection standards through recourse to international humanitarian law" at All Souls, Oxford, in February 2013, on the news that the collected papers are to be published by Martinus Nijhoff Publishers in a volume edited by Dr David Cantor of the Refugee Law Initiative, University of London, and Jean-Francois Durieux, of the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford.
Practice Group News Bojana Asanovic becomes third member of Lamb Building's Immigration Asylum and Nationality Practice Group recognised by UK Legal 500
27/09/2013
The Lamb Building Immigration Asylum and Nationality Practice Group has once again been recognised as a leading Chambers by the UK Legal 500 directory in the Immigration (including Business Immigration) category.
Practice Group News Lewis Power QC and Ross Talbott secure only complete aquittal in eight handed Old Bailey murder trial.
05/09/2013
Lewis Power QC and Ross Talbott have today secured the acquittal of their client on charges of Murder and Violent Disorder following a lengthy trial at the Central Criminal Court.
Practice Group News Juliet Chapman - junior counsel in M v M v Barkov - a multi-million financial provision case
22/08/2013
Juliet acted as junior counsel representing the wife in the recently published case of M v M [2013] EWHC 2534 (Fam) in which, following a 17 year marriage and a divorce in Russia, the Judge ordered that the wife receive £53million.
Practice Group News Michelle Powell appears in Court of Appeal case on proportionality within care proceedings
22/08/2013
Re: G (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 965

Michelle appeared on behalf of the Guardian in the Court of Appeal where the court heard an appeal against a final care order. The appeal followed the case of Re B (A Child) [2013] UKSC 33 and was decided in light of the dicta of the Supreme Court on proportionality and the balancing exercise that falls to a judge hearing an appeal in care proceedings.
Practice Group News Establishment of an International Crimes Division in the High Court of Kenya
30/07/2013
Joe Holmes has been instructed to advise on, and prepare a response to, a 'Report of the Committee of the Judicial Services Commission on the Establishment of an International Crimes Division in the High Court of Kenya'.
Practice Group News Janice Brennan represents in Sexual Grooming Trial
30/07/2013
Janice Brennan represented the main Defendant out of 10, in a ten week trial at Oxford on allegations of rape and trafficking of girl aged 11-15.
Practice Group News Bernard Richmond QC represents family in Beachy Head Suicide Inquest
25/07/2013
At Manchester South Coroners' Court, Bernard represented the family of George Lloyd-Lewis who died, tragically, when he took his own life by driving from his home in Sale to Sussex, where he then deliberately drove his car over Beachy Head.
Practice Group News Lewis Power QC Appointed to Prestigious Rule 45 List of Counsel of ICTY
16/07/2013
Lewis Power QC has been appointed to represent any persons detained under the authority of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and has been added to the prestigious Rule 45 List of Counsel in which indigent suspects or accused can request representation by experienced International Counsel
Practice Group News Arash Abzarian in High Profile Court of Appeal Victory
19/06/2013
In R v ZN [2013] EWCA Crim 989, a specially-convened five-judge Court of Appeal (namely Sir John Thomas, the President of the Queen's Bench Division, Leveson and Rafferty LJJ, Foskett and Hickinbottom JJ) allowed an appeal by Arash Abzarian's client against his conviction for witness intimidation, judgment being handed down on 18 June 2013.
Practice Group News HM Courts & Tribunal Service Update
30/05/2013
HM Courts & Tribunal Service has announced that new fees for claims to the Employment Tribunals and appeals to the EAT will be implemented with effect from 29th July 2013.
Practice Group News Ahmadi Muslim asylum claimants and the Detained Fast Track
10/05/2013
On 8th May 2013 in the First Tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) at York House, a panel consisting of First Tier Tribunal Judges Woodcraft and Samimi dealt with two cases (references AA/04010/13 and AA/04016/13) in which asylum claimants accepted as being Ahmadi Muslims from Pakistan sought adjournment and transfer out of the Detained Fast Track ("DFT").
Practice Group News Successful taxation for the Criminal Bar
08/05/2013
Safora Syed successfully appeals against the decision of the Legal Services Commission not to pay her fees where there is a warrant outstanding for client's arrest.
Practice Group News Not guilty verdicts entered on Servitude and Forced Labour re-trial
07/05/2013
Formal not guilty verdicts were today recorded against all clients represented by members of Lamb Building in respect of their re-trial at Luton Crown Court on charges of Holding Persons in Servitude and Requiring Forced Labour.
Practice Group News Lewis Power QC and Joe Holmes published on behalf of International Bar Association
15/04/2013
"Call to Arms": Lewis Power QC and Joe Holmes published on behalf of International Bar Association dealing with issues of International Criminal Justice
Practice Group News Lewis Power QC in Landmark Court of Appeal Judgment regarding jury impropriety
03/04/2013
Judgment handed down by Lord Chief Justice in Slavery case : R -v- Connors [2013] EWCA Crim 368.
Practice Group News Pro Bono Service for Grieving Family
26/03/2013
Janice Brennan represents pro bono the family of 20 year old girl electrocuted in St Lucia when she went into the hotel swimming pool. Following her appearance at the Coroner's Court, the St Lucian Deputy Prime Minister announces first ever Commission of Inquiry.
Practice Group News Members defend in first Attorney General's Reference and Appeal on new Slavery, Servitude and Forced Labour offences
22/02/2013
On 14th February, Nicola Shannon appeared for the respondent James Connors, when his sentence on a conviction from Bristol Crown Court for the new offence of Forced Labour (he having been acquitted of Servitude) was referred by the Attorney General as being unduly lenient. A full court, chaired by the Lord Chief Justice heard argument from the Attorney General himself before reserving judgment. The case was the first consideration by the Court of Appeal of sentencing levels for these new offences, created by s71 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009.
Practice Group News R v Siewers and Brush, Attorney General's Reference No 73 and 74 of 2012 - [2013] EWCA Crim 23
20/02/2013
Rhodri James defended Yousef Brush who received a sentence of 4.5 years, following conviction at trial, for two armed robberies and one attempted robbery at Kingston Crown Court.

The Attorney-General referred the sentence to the Court of Appeal as being unduly lenient. That application was successfully opposed by Mr James on the 15th January 2013 and the sentence remains unchanged.
Practice Group News Kate Kelleher successfully prosecutes in recent benefit fraud
18/02/2013
London Borough of Brent v Fabiola Peixe Dantas

In a recent benefit fraud case, successfully prosecuted by Kate Kelleher on behalf of the London Borough of Brent, Fabiola Dantas received a sentence of 27 months imprisonment after committing a £192,000 benefit fraud.

This case will be featured as part of the Saints & Scoundrels BBC1 show on Monday 25th February 2013 at 11am.
Practice Group News Eric Fripp in important decision on article 8 ECHR rights
04/02/2013
In a very important new decision (Izuazu (Article 8 - new rules) [2013] UKUT 00045 (IAC)) a strong panel of the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) (Blake J sitting as Chamber President, Lord Bannatyne, and UTJ Storey) found that changes to the Immigration Rules incorporating standards which justified grant of leave to remain on the basis of article 8 European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms ("ECHR") did not impose any presumption that those standards would be conclusive of decisions by courts and tribunals or remove the requirement for a "fact sensitive" enquiry in which the conclusion under the Rules "may often" have little bearing on the judicial assessment of proportionality.
Practice Group News Historic Injustice and Art. 8 family life: Vindication for Gurkha veterans
22/01/2013
R (Sharmila Gurung) & ors v Secretary of State; NR & ors v Secretary of State; KR v Entry Clearance Officer, Delhi [2013] EWCA Civ 8.

The Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of adult dependants of Gurkha veterans who had argued that the Upper Tribunal had been wrong not to take into account that, but for the injustice done to their fathers they would already be in the United Kingdom.
Practice Group News Joe Holmes - Criminal Law and Justice Weekly Article
22/01/2013
The Criminal Law and Justice Weekly has published an article by Joe Holmes about the International Criminal Defence Conference, held in Montreal:
International Criminal Justice?, with Catriona Murdoch, Criminal Law and Justice Weekly, Vol 176, December 15/22 2012.
Practice Group News Clare Leslie in successful prosecution of benefit fraud recipient
09/01/2013
Leading Junior Counsel, Clare Leslie, successfully prosecutes fraudulent recipient of over £100,000 of Brent and Bedfordshire Council funds.
Practice Group News Lewis Power QC and Ross Talbott secure the only acquittal in Missing Body Murder trial
21/12/2012
After a two month trial at Hove Crown Court the jury unanimously acquitted Alan Topping, represented by Lewis Power QC and Ross Talbott.
Practice Group News Instructions at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
20/12/2012
Joe Holmes has accepted instructions to act for Colonel Alphonse Nteziryayo, a defendant before the ICTR.
Practice Group News Lamb Building Family Group hold specialist Brighton Seminar
13/12/2012
The Lamb Building Family Law group were pleased to host guest speaker consultant adult psychiatrist Dr Keating, specialising in the field of care proceedings, at our Brighton Annexe.
Practice Group News Members of Chambers in high profile smash and grab case.
05/12/2012
Jeremy Wainwright and Daniel Darnbrough were successful in having an alleged armed robbery thrown out during the trial of Dedman & others, at Southwark Crown Court.
Practice Group News Lamb Building Immigration Group Convener Eric Fripp to speak at Oxford expert conference 11th-12th February 2013
29/11/2012
Chambers congratulates Eric Fripp on his invitation to speak at the high level conference "Refuge from Inhumanity: Enriching refugee protection standards through recourse to international humanitarian law" organised by the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford and Refugee Law Initiative, University of London.
Practice Group News Home Office concession in Country Guidance case based on risk to women in Pakistan
29/11/2012
The Home Office has granted leave to remain to KA, a woman from Pakistan who had claimed asylum in the United Kingdom, in order to resolve her application to the European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg.
Practice Group News Ivan Krolick in successful Supreme Court result
14/11/2012
Chambers congratulates Ivan Krolick on the successful outcome of his Supreme Court appeal in the confiscation case of R v Waya, the judgment in which was handed down on 14th November 2012.

Following a full day hearing in May 2011 before 7 justices, Lord Philips directed that the appeal should be re-argued for 3 days in March 2012 before 9 justices (the maximum), and such was its complexity and importance that it took 8 months to arrive at a judgment.
Practice Group News The Third Annual International Criminal Defence Conference "International Criminal Justice: Justice for Whom?" - Montreal
23/10/2012
Joe Holmes won the International Legal and Professional Development Grant and represented the Criminal Bar Association at the conference.
Practice Group News Michael Rogers wins important Employment Appeal Tribunal case on re-engagement
15/10/2012
The EAT found that the Employment Tribunal erred in not assessing the practicability of re-engagement of the Appellant at the time when the order would take effect after taking account of the parties submissions.
Practice Group News Joy Dykers returns to practice
12/10/2012
Chambers are delighted to welcome back Joy Dykers from maternity leave to full time practice for the Criminal Law Group.
Practice Group News Safora Syed represents burglar who targeted Mayfair homes
10/10/2012
Safora Syed represents burglar who targeted Mayfair homes.
Practice Group News Update - First Slavery Trial for 200 years heads to retrial
28/08/2012
The first effective slavery, servitude and forced labour trial, brought under s71 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009, that this country has seen for over 200 years has ended with the jury largely being unable to reach verdicts.
Practice Group News Safora Syed defends in high profile case
31/07/2012
Safora Syed defends international male model in a high profile case involving the 'Killing Kittens' swingers' party
Practice Group News John Fox represents applicant in notable overseas divorce case
08/06/2012
Dukali v Lamrani, The Attorney General Intervening [2012] EWHC 1748 (Fam) (15 March 2012).

On 15 March 2012 Mr. Justice Holman delivered his judgement in the case of Dukali v Lamrani, Attorney General intervening. Lamb Building member, John Fox appeared for the applicant wife, Ms Dukali.

This case has wide implications for those who wish to marry in England, and should act as a cautionary tale for those who purport to do so.
Practice Group News Mark Sahu successfully argues complex five-figure quantum in age-discrimination employment case.
01/06/2012
Mark Sahu successfully argued before the Employment Tribunal sitting at Reading on behalf of a dismissed airline employee involved in an age discrimination case, Hadley v Continental Airlines.
Practice Group News Veronica Reeve in successful appeal against sentence
29/03/2012
Veronica Reeve successfully appealed against sentence in the Court of Appeal today.
Practice Group News Bernard Richmond QC - Northern Ireland Bar Conference May 2012
21/03/2012
Bernard Richmond QC has been invited to speak at the Northern Ireland Bar Conference on Saturday 12th May 2012. This will be on the subject of vulnerable witnesses, which follows on from his recent invitation to teach advocacy in the Isle of Man.
Practice Group News Andreas Pretzell - Migrant Health Conference 2012
21/03/2012
On 26th January 2012, Lamb Building member Andreas Pretzell, presented a seminar as part of the Migrant Health Conference held at Cumberland Lodge.
Practice Group News BBC3 to broadcast a Drama Documentary on the Shakilus Townsend Murder
16/03/2012
The BBC have produced a drama documentary on the Shakilus Townsend murder which will be broadcast on Monday 26th March at 9 pm. Louise McCullough acted for the First Defendant Danny McLean.

The case gained notoriety as the "Honey Trap" murder and is believed to have the largest number of Defendants convicted of murder on a joint enterprise basis (8).
Practice Group News Members of Lamb Building defend in first slavery prosecution for 200 years
15/03/2012
Six members of Chambers are instructed to represent defendants in the first slavery, servitude and forced labour trial this country has seen for over 200 years.

The "Bedfordshire Slavery" case has already attracted intense international media attention.

Lewis Power QC, Nicola Shannon and Paul Crampin are leading Andrew Selby, Ross Talbott and Alex Di Francesco respectively in the first effective proceedings brought under s71 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009.
Practice Group News Successful appeal by Arash Abzarian results in sentence reduction of 25%
15/03/2012
In R v Bayliss [2012] EWCA Crim 269, Arash Abzarian persuaded the Court of Appeal (Richards LJ, Openshaw and Wyn Williams JJ) that a sentence of 3 years' imprisonment for attempting to arrange to have sex with a child was manifestly excessive on the basis that although his client had fully intended to have sex with the child no actual harm could have been caused because the intended victim did not in fact exist, having been created as part of an undercover police operation.
Practice Group News London rioter avoids prison
15/03/2012
Veronica Reeve defends one the few rioters not to receive a sentence of immediate imprisonment.
Practice Group News Bernard Richmond QC represents Appellant in case where Lord Chief Justice comments on adequacy of courts sentencing powers in child abduction cases.
14/02/2012
In R v Kayani; R v Solliman [2011] EWCA Crim 2871, the Court of Appeal, in refusing to interfere with sentences, commented on the inadequacy on sentencing powers in relation to a father who removed his children from the jurisdiction, effectively frustrating any further relationship between mother and children.
Practice Group News Bernard Richmond QC successfully resists attempt by Attorney General to increase minimum term in murder sentence.
14/02/2012
The Court of Appeal handed down judgement on Friday 10th February in Attorney General's Reference number 103 of 2011 (GT).
Case [2012] EWCA Crim 135.

The Attorney General sought to increase the minimum term of 18 years set by the trial judge following the Offender's plea to murder.
Practice Group News Lamb Building members in Supreme Court case re 1951 Refugee Convention
13/02/2012
Lamb Building members, Eric Fripp and Emma Daykin, will be before the Supreme Court on Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th February in R on the application of ST (Eritrea) v SSHD (UKSC 2010/0149).
Practice Group News Gary Hodkinson - Article Published in Adviser Magazine
25/01/2012
Gary Hodkinson's article "To be or not to be" - Agency workers and the Swedish derogation, has recently been published and is available to read in the January/February 2012 edition of Adviser Magazine.
Practice Group News Lamb Building Welcomes New Member
19/12/2011
Chambers is delighted to welcome Ross Talbott as a new member.
Practice Group News Further appointment within Lamb Building
25/11/2011
Chambers congratulates Mark Blundell, who joined Lamb Building as a pupil in October 2011, on his appointment as a Fee-Paid Judge of the First Tier Tribunal.
Practice Group News Lamb Building Welcomes New Member
12/09/2011
Chambers is delighted to welcome Yasmeen Ul Haq as a new member.
Practice Group News Richard Mobbs - Article Published in Criminal Bar Quarterly.
08/09/2011
Richard Mobbs' work "Dealing with implied assertions and hearsay evidence" has recently been published and is available to read in the Autumn 2011 edition of Criminal Bar Quarterly.
Practice Group News Recent Acquittal in the Central Criminal Court
30/08/2011
Lengthy trial for a Conspiracy to Murder involving four defendants, ends in an acquittal for Lamb Building's client.
Practice Group News Lengthy fraud trial at Luton Crown Court ends in acquittals
25/08/2011
Six defendants faced a multiple count indictment alleging conspiracy to defraud at common law, statutory conspiracy to contravene regulation 8 of the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008, statutory conspiracy to commit fraud and various offences contrary to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.
Practice Group News Kate Kelleher Defending In Two Murder Cases
15/08/2011
Kate Kelleher has recently defended two women from Surrey who both faced separate murder charges.
Practice Group News Further appointment within Lamb Building
10/05/2011
Lamb Building is delighted to announce that David Cook has been appointed Master of the Queen's Bench Division.
Practice Group News New Queen's Counsel Appointment
01/03/2011
Lamb Building is delighted to announce that Lewis Power has been appointed Queen's Counsel.
Practice Group News June Venters QC and Michelle Powell in the Court of Appeal
15/11/2010
On 8 November 2010 June Venters QC and Michelle Powell were in the Court of Appeal representing a lesbian couple in a novel case regarding shared and joint residence
Practice Group News Lawrence McNulty leading Alexandra Pease defence result
12/11/2010
Recent acquittal verdict in tube driver terrorism charge.
Practice Group News Jeremy Wainwright joins Lamb Building
08/09/2009
Practice Group News "Fraud - stealing the advantage." Speakers Ami Feder and Nikolas Clarke
22/06/2009
A guide to effective preparation of Fraud cases to ensure maximum advantage to clients, in civil or crime.
Practice Group News Bernard Richmond QC joins the Trinidadian Bar
30/01/2009
Bernard Richmond QC presents a death row appeal in Trinidad. Please click on the above link for further information.