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Successful Prosecution in Gangland Shooting

Louise McCullough successfully prosecuted a member of the South London ABM(“All ‘Bout Money”) “Team Raw” gang following the conclusion of a three-week trial at Inner London yesterday on a charge of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. He and…

Life Imprisonment with a minimum term of 32 years for police officer who raped multiple victims

On the 7th of February 2022 Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb sentenced David Carrick at the conclusion of a two day sentencing hearing.  Carrick was prosecuted by Tom Little KC and Claire Harden-Frost of Deka Chambers.

In her sentencing remarks the Judge praised the…

Crime Briefing – February 2023

Welcome to the first edition of the Crime Briefing which focuses on the topical area of protest law and legislative changes as a result of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022, with articles from Francesca Kolar and Madeleine Miller.


Met Police Officer pleads guilty to 71 serious sexual offences

David Carrick, an officer of the Metropolitan Police has been convicted of committing 49 offences.  He was prosecuted by Tom Little KC and Claire Harden-Frost of Deka Chambers.  The convictions are for offences that span 17 years and encompasses offences of rape,…

Deka Chambers publishes pupillage application form and guidance

Deka Chambers will be inviting applications from candidates for pupillage in line with the Bar Council timetable. Applications will be accepted from 4 January to 8 February 2023.

We are advertising for up to three vacancies: one to commence in October 2023;…

Tom Little KC obtains double jeopardy conviction for murder and rape dating back to 1975

In 1976 Dennis McGrory was acquitted of the murder of his common-law niece who was 15 years old at the time of her murder in 1975. At that time there was no ability to conduct DNA comparisons. However, in 2019 following the…

Members of Chambers upgraded on the CPS Advocate Panel list

We are delighted to announce that several members of Chambers have been upgraded on the CPS Advocate Panel list.

Giles Bedloe and Jennifer Newcomb upgraded to Level 4 in the fraud specialist panel for the CPS.

Laura Hibberd upgraded to Level 3…

Stephanie Hayward appointed to CPS RASSO List

Stephanie Hayward has been appointed to the Rape and Serious Sexual Offences (RASSO) List.

This specialist list is reserved for advocates who demonstrate the experience and ability to undertake cases which exhibit the characteristics of this type of offending and who…

Jennie Oborne represents Appropriate Authority in police misconduct proceedings arising from the murder of Christie Frewin 

Jennie Oborne represented the Appropriate Authority in the two-week misconduct hearing arising from an IOPC investigation. Ms Frewin was tragically murdered by her former partner 12 hours after contact with police officers. 

On Thursday 3rd November, two officers were found to have committed…

Lord Chief Justice allows Attorney General’s Reference on a point of law relating to the Colston Statue Case

Tom Little KC was instructed to represent the Attorney General in Reference No 1 of 2022 on a point of law relating to the directions that were given to the jury in the high profile Colston statute case. The Lord Chief Justice…

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