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Tom Little KC successfully appears on behalf of the Attorney General in the Court of Appeal

Today the Court of Appeal (with the Lady Chief Justice presiding) handed down an important judgment following an Attorney General’s Reference on a point of law which concerned the scope and effect of the defence contained within section 5(2)(a) of the Criminal…

Thomas Jones appears for the Secretary of State for Justice in Cain v Secretary of State for Justice [2024] EWHC 426 (Admin)


Thomas successfully represented the Secretary of State for Justice in Cain v. Secretary of State for Justice [2024] EWHC 426 (Admin). The Claimant is a life sentence prisoner who was convicted of two murders. He sought to challenge the decision of…

Tom Little KC appointed as a Justice of the British Indian Ocean Territory Court of Appeal

Chambers is delighted to announce that Tom Little KC has been appointed as a Justice of the British Indian Ocean Territory Court of Appeal.

Following an open competition Tom Little KC has been appointed as a Justice of the British Indian Ocean…

Crime & Fraud Briefing – March 2024

Welcome to the latest edition of the Crime Briefing which focuses on private prosecutions with articles written by Louise McCullough and Amelia Katz. We hope that you find these articles informative and interesting.

There remains ongoing disbelief, outrage, and concern over the…

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…

Deka Briefing: Abuse

Deka Chambers is a pre-eminent common law Set. We have leading practitioners in civil, family and criminal law. We consider this diversity a real strength in the service we are able to offer our clients.  Legal problems often straddle more than one…

Tom Little KC successfully prosecutes quadruple murder trial

On 21st December 2023 following a three week trial before Bryan J and a jury at the Old Bailey Joshua Jacques was convicted of having murdered his girlfriend, her Mother, her Grandmother and her Step Grandfather. The case involved difficult issues of…

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.

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