Update: New burglary sentencing guidelines issued – Lachlan Stewart

Lachlan Stewart reviews the new sentencing guidelines for domestic, non-domestic and aggravated burglary which came into force on 1st July 2022 Revised sentencing guidelines for domestic, non-domestic and ... Continue Reading

Ben Douglas-Jones QC and William Douglas-Jones appear in the Supreme Court

Ben Douglas-Jones QC, Nathaniel Rudolf QC (25 Bedford Row) and William Douglas-Jones, instructed by Ben Henry of Jonas Roy Bloom Solicitors, appeared in the Supreme Court on 7th June 2022 on behalf of the ... Continue Reading

Justin Jarmola’s client acquitted of murder

Justin Jarmola represented an individual acquitted of murder, before the Crown Court at Leicester on 23rd May 2022. Justin’s client, together with four others, were alleged to have been jointly responsib... Continue Reading

St Ives CPG supports the CBA’s proposed action.

The St Ives CPG welcomes the CBA’s proposed action due to the Government’s wholly inadequate response to the Criminal Legal Aid Review. Upon reflection it is clear that the funds proposed by CLAR, reco... Continue Reading

Importance of vulnerability and imbalance of power in modern slavery cases and section 4, Fraud Act 2006

Ben Douglas-Jones QC, leading Chris Buttler QC and Katy Sheridan (both of Matrix) appeared for the claimant in R (on the application of L) v DPP [2022] EWHC 601 (Admin), a further successful JR of the DPP... Continue Reading

Ben Douglas-Jones QC appeared for the Crown in this important case on victims of human trafficking in which the Vice-President has given guidance on a number of topics

R v AAD, AAH and AAI [2022] EWCA Crim 106 Anonymity in appeals against convictions of alleged victims of trafficking who commit criminal acts is to be decided as per Hallett LJ’s approach in R v L; R v N... Continue Reading

New tenant, Sophie Murray, joins Criminal Practice Group

Chambers is delighted to announce that Sophie Murray has accepted an offer of tenancy and joins St Ives Chambers as a member of the Criminal Practice Group with immediate effect. Head of Chambers, Elizabet... Continue Reading

William Douglas-Jones appointed as Fee Paid Judge of the First-tier Tribunal, assigned to the Health, Education and Social Care Chamber

We are delighted to announce the appointment of William Douglas-Jones as a Fee Paid Judge of the First-tier Tribunal, assigned to Health, Education and Social Care. Head of Chambers, Elizabeth Isaacs QC co... Continue Reading

Which hat am I wearing? A tale of two jurisdictions by Alexander Pritchard-Jones

APJ considers the latest case on reporting restrictions in criminal proceedings. To view the article please click here. ... Continue Reading

Acquittal in Murder Trial for Justin Jarmola

Justin Jarmola has concluded representing an individual in the Crown Court at Birmingham, on trial for Murder. The individual was alleged to have murdered, by stabbing, a young man in the Washwood Heath ar... Continue Reading