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R v Karahassan and Others – National Crime Agency Drugs Case

February 12, 2015

In 2013, Mr. K was charged with conspiracy to supply a class A drug following an extensive undercover operation by the National Crime Agency in the UK and abroad. It was alleged that the drugs were being imported from Greece in the back of lorries that were bringing in fruit and vegetables destined for the… Read more »

R v S & Others – No Evidence Offered

January 7, 2015

Our client was charged with 3 others with Conspiracy to Commit Fraud by False Representation. The alleged fraud was valued at £700,000 between November 2008 and March 2011. Originally arrested on 11th May 2011 and today at the Old Bailey the Crown offered no evidence against our client. We instructed Kevin Toomey of 2 Bedford… Read more »

R v M & Others

December 18, 2014

Senior Solicitor Pat Wilson successfully represented Mrs M who was acquitted on both counts of conspiracy to facilitate a breach of immigration law and using unlicensed security operatives following a retrial at Blackfriars Crown Court. It was alleged that the defendant had conspired – together with five other defendants – in a £6 million-pound scam… Read more »

R v B

November 27, 2014

We represented a suspect who was arrested for the historical murder of Melanie Hall in 1996. Her remains were found next to a slip road at junction 14 of the M5 motorway in October 2009 and our client was arrested in November 2013. Following a series of representations to the CPS, the latter decided that… Read more »

Bark&co represents brokerage manager in relation to LIBOR

November 17, 2014

Bark&co now are now representing a client in relation to the SFO LIBOR criminal investigations (London Interbank Offered Rate). The SFO allege that a number of banks have colluded in the false reporting of the interest rates that they were actually paying, or that they expected to pay for borrowing from other banks. These inter-bank… Read more »

Former Charity Chief Executive Cleared of Two Counts of Fraud

August 29, 2014

Solicitor Aisha Qazi Shamsuddin represented Our client Mr. M has today been found not guilty at Swansea Crown Court of two counts of Fraud and the jury were discharged in relation to a third count, as they failed to reach a verdict. We instructed Peter Griffiths QC and Helen of from 2 Bedford Row. BBC Wales Online

Evening Standard Interview with our client Gregg Fryett

June 17, 2014

The Evening Standard interviews our client Mr. Fryett regarding his detention in a Cambodian Jail pending efforts to extradite him back to the UK. Giles Bark-Jones commentated: “Our client has been imprisoned for over a year in the most extreme conditions without sight of a fair trial. We have visited Cambodia to see Gregg and correspond with… Read more »

Attorney General’s application for increase in sentence of Lewes Gill fails

May 7, 2014

The Court of Appeal has upheld the original sentence of four years after this matter was referred by the Attorney General. It was accepted in the application by the Attorney General that the defendant expressed remorse, pled guilty at an early stage and that there was no pre-meditation or planning in the offence. Lord Justice… Read more »

Client cleared in connection with a £24m MTIC fraud

February 24, 2014

Our client, Mr Bensley, has been cleared of allegations of his involvement in a £24 million missing trader (MTIC) fraud in 2004/2005. Mr Bensley was a director of a company trading in mobile phones and computer equipment, The criminal prosecution followed a civil VAT tribunal investigation by HMRC some years previously. HM Revenue & Customs then… Read more »

R v W and Others

January 17, 2014

Solicitor Aisha Qazi Shamsuddin successfully represented Mr W. This case concerns the murder of Danny Gough of Croydon in December 2010. Mr Gough was hacked to death at home by 3 masked men in front of his pregnant wife. It is alleged that this was a revenge attack as part of a vicious feud and… Read more »

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