• Crime law newsletter

      Crime law newsletter out now!

      Welcome to 3PB's crime law newsletter, bringing you news and analysis from our team. Edited by Oliver Hirsch, with analysis from Jonathan Underhill on POCA applications; Olivia McGonigle on the case of ADG & BIJ v Rex [2023] EWCA Crim 1309; Jack Felvus on procedural errors in the transfer of proceedings and Paul Patterson on the case of R v Watson [2023] EWCA Crim 960.

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    • Jonathan Underhill

      Jonathan Underhill secures acquittal at trial of S.18 wounding following collapse of prosecution case

      3PB's crime and regulatory barrister Jonathan Underhill’s client CW was charged with a serious allegation of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm (GBH) following a violent incident inside his own home in 2021. CW raised, and maintained, self-defence at trial. Over the course of careful and decisive cross examination, the complainant admitted not having told the complete truth to the police; accepting that he had failed to mention his own consumption of Class...

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      3PB’s criminal barristers successful in applications for regrading with CPS

      3PB Barristers (3 Paper Buildings) is delighted to announce that four members of its criminal law team have been regraded on the CPS Advocate Panel List. Jonathan Underhill – Level 4 (General Criminal List) Thomas Evans – Level 3 (Serious Crime List) Oliver Hirsch – Level 2 (General Criminal List) Holly Fagan – Level 2 (General Criminal List) Jonathan Underhill was called to the Bar in 2008 and is a specialist criminal and regulatory barrister...

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      Jonathan Underhill secures acquittal of police officer charged with three counts of rape and sexual assault

      3PB specialist crime and regulatory barrister Jonathan Underhill's client, a serving police officer, was accused of raping and sexually assaulting his boyfriend during the period of their relationship; following their having met on Grindr in 2017. Jonathan's client denied that the sexual activity complained of ever took place; despite the complainant approaching the police several years later in 2022 and providing detailed and lengthy accounts of a controlling, coercive and sexually violent relationship. At the...

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      Jonathan Underhill and Benjamin Newton KC defend in £800k Forex Capital Markets and Crypto Currency fraud

      3PB Barristers’ specialist fraud practitioner Jonathan Underhill (pictured here), led by Benjamin Newton KC of Doughty Street Chambers were instructed to defend MB. The 7-count indictment involved 6 separate but personally connected victims. Over a 5-year period, MB purported to invest sums in excess of £800K into both the Forex Capital Markets and various Cryptocurrency platforms. Notwithstanding the initial sums invested, Benjamin, Jonathan and Sam’s careful financial analysis led to the court accepting a loss...

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    • Crime law newsletter

      Crime law newsletter - out now!

      Welcome to 3PB's crime law newsletter, bringing you news and analysis from our team. Oliver Hirsch analyses the case of R v AFU [2023] EWCA Crim 23; Holly Fagan reviews the latest sentencing guidelines; Rebecca McKnight considers the origins, injuries, and challenges of non-fatal strangulation; and Jonathan Underhill sets out a sentencing guide for intentional non-fatal strangulation cases.

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    • Jonathan Underhill

      Jonathan Underhill secures acquittal in rape case

      3PB's specialist criminal and regulatory barrister Jonathan Underhill’s 28 year-old client was acquitted of charges of rape and intentional strangulation less than a week before trial. Despite prolonged and protracted attempts to gain access to his client’s phone, which had been retained by police investigators; a comprehensive review of that telephone material was undertaken by his defence team following its provision being directed by the Court. Jonathan uncovered vital exculpatory evidence which fundamentally undermined the...

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      Jonathan Underhill secures suspended sentence in multi-million pound Conspiracy to Defraud

      "Operation Kijang" involved an investigation across multiple police areas of a national, organised crime group stealing high-specification cars to order. “Strikers” were used to present false documents to obtain bogus finance agreements with well known car dealerships around the country. The activity was widespread and carefully planned, with 17 defendants being indicted for conspiracy to defraud with a total value of over £2 million. 3PB's specialist criminal and regulatory barrister Jonathan Underhill, pictured here, acted...

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      Jonathan Underhill prosecutes man sentenced to 20 years for manslaughter

      Following a trial lasting some 19 days in May 2022 Draven Jewell was convicted of Manslaughter, Section 18 Wounding with intent and Section 20 Wounding resulting from a short, but violent, incident involving a large kitchen knife outside of the Royal British Legion in Lymington. Instructed for the prosecution throughout the case Jonathan Underhill (pictured here), initially led by Adam Feest KC, undertook a sentencing hearing complicated by a significant delay to allow for medical...

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      Open Day at Winchester Crown Court attracts 5,000 visitors

      This Saturday 18 March saw Winchester Crown Court open its doors to the public, attracting over 5,000 people to an event organised by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Criminal Justice Board and Her Majesty’s Court and Tribunal Service. Visitors were able to visit prison cells and vans, learn about career opportunities in criminal justice and see a mock trial staged by real judges, barristers, solicitors and police officers. 3PB's Winchester office had a starring...

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      Jonathan Underhill successful in resisting High Court challenge to Sexual Harm Prevention Order

      3PB specialist criminal and regulatory barrister Jonathan Underhill (pictured here), instructed on behalf of the respondent the Chief Constable of Dorset police, successfully resisted an application by way of case stated before Mr Justice Chamberlain at the Bristol Civil Justice Centre. The applicant was made the subject of an SHPO at Poole Magistrates Court. Having successfully defended the appeal to the Crown Court, Jonathan was called upon to refute the suggestion the order was based...

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      Jonathan Underhill secures acquittal in case concerning multiple allegations of same sex sexual assault

      3PB criminal barrister Jonathan Underhill (pictured here) has secured acquittal for his client in a case concerned with multiple allegations of same sex sexual assault. Jonathan’s client, a young woman of good character, was acquitted after a fully contested trial of four charges of Sexual assault. The offences were alleged to have taken place in a small bedroom in sight of an independent eyewitness. Further, the offences were said to have taken place against the...

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