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Jo Martin and Julia Cox prosecute in £1.3 million money laundering case

Jo Martin and Julia Cox recently prosecuted six defendants at Harrow Crown Court for money laundering as part of a nationwide investigation into phishing fraud, which originated in Devon and Cornwall in 2013. The overall value of the frauds was in the region of £3million. The case involved at least £1.3million being laundered through the defendants' bank accounts and through Post Offices where two of the defendants worked and where they converted over £1million of stolen money in to untraceable foreigh currency. The 6 defendants entered guilty pleas on day 4 of the trial after the case had been fully opened to the jury. Sentence pending on the 30th November.

The Annual Bar and Young Bar Conference

Pupils Emma Cross and Althea Brooks attended the Annual Bar and Young Bar Conference in London on 4th November 2017. They enjoyed a variety of sessions and found it to be an excellent opportunity to meet other barristers from around the country.

You can read their write-up of the highlights here.

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Chambers & Partners ranks Jason Beal

Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide 2018 has ranked Jason Beal stating that "he has over two decades of expertise which he extends to clients facing a broad range of criminal proceedings. He prosecutes and defends cases of fraud, financial crime, drug conspiracies and serious sexual offences." 

They list his strengths as being  "... very forward-thinking" and that "He has a good reputation and is well regarded byt the judiciary"

 

 

DNA evidence

Amy Edinborough considers the recent Court of Appeal decisions relating to DNA evidence found on moveable objects left at the scene of a crime. The full arcticle can be found here.

Legal 500 (2017) Recommends Devon Chambers

Devon Chambers continues to be recommended in Legal 500 as a leading Western Circuit set.

"Devon Chambers is notable for its crime practitioners, who have expertise in prosecuting a range of matters including murder, fraud and people trafficking. Expertise also spans civil, regulatory and family law, and the latter is an increasing area of practice for the set, with members acting across the spectrum of public and private law matters. Chambers manager Julie James leads the "very helpful" clerking team."

 Individual barristers listed in the "Leading Juniors" list, The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2017's guide to outstanding juniors nationwide are Jason Beal, Joanna Martin, Piers Norsworthy, Rupert Taylor, Victoria Hoyle and Stuart Frampton.