Crime News

3PB Silk duo Nigel Lickley QC and Adam Feest QC lead five 3PB junior barristers in high profile Dorset murder case

Murder of Guy Hedger. Two men were jailed for life today (23 January) following convictions for murder after an eight week trial at Winchester Crown Court.  Seven members of the 3PB Crime Team were involved in this case – Nigel Lickley QC leading Jodie Mittell and Gemma White for the Prosecution, Adam Feest QC leading […]

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3PB Crime Barristers Jodie Mittell and Berenice Mulvanny in case involving European Campaign of Terror

On Wednesday 24 January 2018 two defendants who had been extradited from The Netherlands were sentenced for their part in a blackmail conspiracy. The case stemmed from a campaign involving animal rights extremism. Amongst other tactics the activists used overnight attacks on homes in Europe including the use of incendiary explosive devices, paint stripper and graffiti. Evidence […]

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Nicholas Cotter in successful defence of care home client in health and safety case

3PB Barrister Nicholas Cotter has successfully demonstrated before Lincoln Crown Court that his client was not responsible for causing the actual deaths of three residents arising from a breach of Health and Safety (non-employees) in a care home. The Care Home had on advice admitted security and risk assessment failures linked to its care of […]

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3PB crime team welcomes Elisabeth Bussey-Jones

3PB's highly regarded crime practice has started the new year on a positive note by welcoming highly experienced criminal advocate Elisabeth Bussey-Jones to Chambers. Elisabeth undertakes cases which range from murder, large scale drug operations, multi-handed fraud and international money laundering cases, and cases of historic serious sexual offences, violence and gun crimes. She has been […]

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Read our December 2017 round up of criminal news in brief by our crime team

Criminal barristers Thomas Evans, Graham Gilbert and Thomas Acworth bring you the latest edition of Criminal News in Brief. The Supreme Court Assistance by Defendants: When considering whether to refer a sentence made under s.73 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 back to a court: the interests of justice do not automatically […]

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3PB crime barristers Gemma White and Jodie Mittell in multi-million pound cocaine conspiracy

Gemma White was instructed to prosecute in a multi-handed drugs conspiracy which arose from Operation Operative involving a complex investigation run by a major crime team. The conspiracy involved an estimated four million pounds worth of import grade cocaine . HHJ Rowland commented on Gemma’s “extremely helpful and and comprehensive sentencing note” when imposing a […]

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