Criminal Barrister Thomas Acworth represents Asperger sufferer in Bournemouth Crown Court
19th January 2018
3PB Criminal barrister Thomas Acworth represented a defendant with a long history of mental instability, who threatened his father with a knife at the family home, caused over £25,000 worth of damage to his father’s property and threatened to carry out an acid attack on a friend’s sister.
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3PB’s specialist crime and regulatory law barrister Jonathan Underhill (pictured here) has secured acquittal for his client following a two week trial in a multi-handed VAT fraud matter. Jonathan's client was accused of being knowingly concerned in the fraudulent evasion of VAT. After two weeks of prosecution evidence, and following detailed written and oral submissions, Jonathan was successful in persuading the judge to withdraw the case from the jury and direct the acquittal of the Defendant....Continue reading
Thomas Evans and Thomas Acworth secure acquittal in Operation Powerboat
Two of 3PB’s specialist crime barristers Thomas Evans and Thomas Acworth have secured the acquittal of their client in ‘’Operation Powerboat’’. Their client was charged with assisting an offender in relation to an alleged murder and attempted murder by a then 16 year-old in June 2020. He was said to have helped the murderer to escape from Dorset and secreted bloodstained clothing in a neighbour's bin. The Defendant was unanimously acquitted following a 4-week trial at the Crown...Continue reading
Regulatory/disciplinary barrister Victoria Sheppard-Jones joins 3PB
Victoria Sheppard-Jones, a specialist in financial crime and regulatory investigations, prosecutions and enforcement in the financial services and healthcare sectors, has joined national chambers 3PB Barristers from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). She has been working at the FCA on an investigation into the Anti Money Laundering and Compliance framework of a large bank. This follows two years as a complex casework lawyer at the Court of Appeal's Criminal Division. Prior to this, Victoria was...Continue reading
Sunyana Sharma reviews the impact of Maughan in the Coroners Court
3PB’s specialist regulatory and criminal law barrister Sunyana Sharma (pictured here) has reviewed the case of R (on the application of Maughan) (AP) v. Her Majesty’s Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire  UKSC 46. The case related to James Maughan, who was a prisoner held in HMP Bullingdon. Sadly on 11 July 2016 he was found hanging in his cell from a ligature and he was pronounced dead. The jury, in its narrative had originally concluded...Continue reading