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Fraud acquittal at Canterbury Crown Court R v G, September and October 2013

John Ojakovoh secures the acquittal of his client in a 7-week VAT fraud trial at Canterbury Crown Court on a single count of Cheating the Public Revenue which alleged that HMRC was defrauded of VAT amounting to approximately £ ¼ million through complicated inter-company transactions involving four companies the fruits of which were said to have been withdrawn by the client. The case involved forensic accounting, commercial and IT issues, extensive legal argument to exclude email and bad character evidence, persistence in pursuing disclosure and public interest immunity issues, and presentation to the jury of a large amount of very complicated information in a simple and persuasive way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Claire Stevenson successfully represents OFSTED in a six-day tribunal hearing before the First-tier Tribunal (Health, Education and Social Care Chamber)
The provider appealed after their registration to provide childcare at two nursery settings was cancelled. The appellant had a poor inspection history. Over eight years, there had been a number of inspections, resulting in numerous breaches of the Early Years Foundation Stage, and notices being issued, which were not complied with.

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Claire Stevenson successfully prosecutes a disqualified childminder, charged with two offences: 1) childminding whilst suspended (section 69 of the Childcare Act 2006); and 2) childminding whilst unre
Concerns were raised following an inspection which obtained an “Inadequate” judgment. Despite numerous visits, phone calls and letters, the Early Year Regulatory Inspector was unable to establish contact with the defendant and conduct monitoring visits.

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Charles Drinnan secures acquittals on all counts in drugs supply trial at Woolwich Crown Court
Charles Drinnan defended a week-long trial concerning the supply of class A and B drugs at Woolwich Crown Court.

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Maria Buckingham successfully defends in knife crime jury trial
Maria Buckingham, a pupil with 9 KBW, was successful in her defence of a man charged with three counts of: threatening with a bladed article, possession of a bladed article

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Chambers congratulates successful applicants for the CPS Advocate Panel and Specialist CPS Advocate Panels
9 KBW is delighted to announce more successful applications by members for both the General and Specialist CPS Panels

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