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Thom Dyke secures convictions for multiple attempted murders following violent rampage at Central Middlesex Hospital

On 21 June 2023, a maintenance worker at Central Middlesex Hospital, named Matteo Bottarelli, carried out a spree of unprovoked and savage attacks against his colleagues.

The violence began when Bottarelli armed himself with a mattock – a tool similar to a…

Thom Dyke and Laura Hibberd: Firearms and drugs conspirators sentenced to 35 years’ imprisonment

Members of a sophisticated organised criminal gang, responsible for the large-scale supply of crack cocaine and heroin in North London whilst armed with a range of lethal firearms, have been given sentences totally 35 years’ imprisonment.

The gang was prosecuted by Thom…

Thom Dyke and Jennie Oborne give advocacy training at the International Criminal Court

Thom Dyke and Jennie Oborne have been invited to deliver advocacy training to the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (“ICC”) in The Hague.  Their training includes talks on best practice for conducting both examination-in-chief and cross-examination before international…

Thom Dyke successful in High Court appeal

AA was charged with multiple counts of rape and assault against the complainant.  He had previously been accused by two other complainants of similar sexual and violent offences and had gone on the run from police in 2021 for nearly four months.

Crime & Fraud Briefing – July 2023

Welcome to the latest edition of the Crime & Fraud Briefing which focuses on the topical areas of anonymity in criminal proceedings and the new fraud strategy ‘Stopping Scams and Protecting the Public’ published by HM Government in May 2023 with articles…

Thom Dyke and Laura Hibberd successfully prosecute firearms and drugs conspiracy

Following a four-week trial at Isleworth Crown Court, Thom Dyke and Laura Hibberd secured the convictions of five defendants for their roles in a conspiracy to supply drugs on the streets of London, whilst armed with a range of lethal firearms.


Claire Harden-Frost and Thom Dyke prosecute “truly dangerous” knifepoint rapist

Claire Harden-Frost and Thom Dyke successfully prosecuted a 37-year-old man for a prolonged and traumatic attack. 

Sentencing Karan Pullock to an extended sentence of 18 years, HHJ Aaronberg KC said:

“You armed yourself with a kitchen knife, put a chest of drawers…

Thom Dyke interviewed by the BBC on proposals to sack rogue police officers

Thom was interviewed by the BBC for Radio 4’s The World Tonight, on the request by Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley for increased powers to sack rogue police officers.

The interview can be heard here (starting at 10.53)

Thom Dyke elected Barrister Governing Bencher of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple

We are delighted to announce that Thom Dyke has been elected a Barrister Governing Bencher of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple. Benchers are senior members of the Inn responsible for the Inn’s governance and education and training activities.

Thom Dyke secures not guilty verdict in attempted murder

In September 2021, police attended a hotel in Surbiton following reports of an incident.  The complainant told officers her partner had beaten her and strangled her, telling her “now is your time to die”. She told police he licked the blood from her…

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