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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…

Crown Court CTL rulings were unlawful

Tom Little KC representing the DPP succeeded in persuading the Divisional Court that Crown Court Judges were acting unlawfully in expressing a view as to the merits of the current industrial action by the Criminal Bar Association and had failed to take…

Violent Offender Orders – their underuse and the potential consequences of their underuse

Max Melsa was instructed to represent Bedfordshire Police as an Interested Party in the Inquest of Harper Denton and comments upon the role of Violent Offender Orders

If you have never come across Violent Offender Orders (‘VOOs’), then you can be forgiven….

Wayne Couzens’ whole life order upheld by the Court of Appeal

Tom Little QC appeared for the Attorney General, the Solicitor General and the Crown Prosecution Service in all four unrelated cases involving five notorious offenders including Wayne Couzens. The applications were heard by a five judge constitution of the Court of Appeal…

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