Crime News

3PB criminal barrister Thomas Acworth secures the acquittal of a young man accused of sexual assault

3PB criminal barrister Thomas Acworth secured an acquittal for a young man who was accused of sexually assaulting teenage girl at a house party.  The case involved close analysis of physical injuries said to have been caused by the Defendant.  Presenting the case  required running the defence of fabrication in tandem with putting the crown […]

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Berenice Mulvanny secures acquittals for vulnerable defendant charged with rape of a child under 13

Berenice Mulvanny successfully defended a man of good character charged with rape of a 16 year old and rape of a 12 year old. Both allegations were non recent and involved young witnesses and extensive complaint evidence. The defendant had significant mental health vulnerabilities which required adaptations to the trial process. The Jury returned unanimous […]

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Legal Aid Action

Following the new AGFS coming into force on 1st April 2018, members of the crime group at 3PB have decided that they will not accept instructions in cases in which the representation order is dated from 1st April 2018.  We have taken this difficult decision in order to support our fellow professionals in the latest […]

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Successful prosecutions in attempted murder revenge shooting

Three London drug dealers were jailed for more than 30 years each today following unanimous convictions for attempted murder. 3PB Barristers Adam Feest QC, who heads its Crime Team, led Jodie Mittell for the Prosecution in the six-week trial at Winchester Crown Court. The case involved a revenge shooting by the three male defendants against a rival drug network […]

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The Fifth Edition of Millington and Sutherland Williams: The Proceeds of Crime is now available

3PB's public and regulatory and crime teams are proud to announce the publication of the fifth edition of 'Millington and Sutherland Williams on the Proceeds of Crime'. This major work, published by Oxford University Press, is available to 3PB's instructing solicitors with a 20% discount.  Please contact marketing@3pb.co.uk to benefit from this offer, valid until 31/1/2019. A leading […]

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3PB Barristers are proud to announce three Recorder appointments

3PB Barristers are delighted to announce that three of their barristers have been appointed as Recorders. Lawrence Messling, is assigned to sit on the North Eastern Circuit dealing with Family matters. William Hansen has been assigned to sit on the South Eastern Circuit dealing with Criminal matters. Mathew Gullick has also been assigned to sit […]

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Gemma White secures acquittal for youth defendant in multi-handed rape and indecent images case

Gemma White acted for the second defendant, aged 16 at the time of the alleged offences, who faced multiple charges of rape and possession of indecent images of a child along with three other co-accused. The trial lasted several weeks and involved complex matters of law as well as forensic evidence and young and vulnerable witnesses who required careful […]

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3PB barrister Tom Horder in Centre Parcs prosecution resulting in £250,000 fine after girl falls from tree

Tom Horder, instructed by Central Bedfordshire Council, successfully prosecuted CP Woburn (Operating Company) Ltd in respect of a fall from height. An 8 year old girl fell from a tree during a tree climbing activity at Center Parcs, Woburn. Luton Crown Court heard that whilst the Defendant Company clearly had systems in place to ensure […]

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Berenice Mulvanny represents prison teacher charged with conveying a mobile phone into HMP Albany for a "dangerous and manipulative" rapist

Paul Kent was sentenced at Winchester Crown Court in November 2013 to 19 years imprisonment for a string of sexual offences and was described as "a dangerous man who spent many years manipulating, controlling and abusing women in the Basingstoke area". He was represented by Ian Lawrie QC, 3PB's previous Head of Chambers (now His Honour […]

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