We are delighted to announce that on the 28th November will be again hosting our Crime & Punishment Seminar with speakers: Forensic expert, David Tadd, who worked for the Metropolitan Police for 40 years and ended up heading Scotland Yard’s forensic investigations, in charge of over 900 officers. Ian Puddick, a businessman, who found himself at the centre of a multi-million pound police operation after his wife had an affair with a well connected executive, Harry Potter  a criminal defence barrister, author and presenter of a BBC series on the law and a documentary on capital punishment.  Click here to purchase your tickets for this fascinating insight into our criminal justice system.


Court 1 at 10am Asset confiscation hearing continues in the case of Michael Richard and two others, who were convicted of a £100m tax fraud. Investors believed they would receive significant tax benefits through the “green” investment scheme, which involved the reforestation of large areas of land in Brazil and China.

Court 2 at 10am New trial of Michael Weir accused of the  murder of 73-year-old Leonard Harris, on 16 June 1998, and also killing 83-year-old Rose Seferian on 9 April 1998

Court 3 at 10am New trial of Romaine Williams-Reid others accused of murder. Schoolboy, Tashaun Aird, 15, was stabbed to death in Stoke Newington, North London

Court 5 at 10am New trial of Mohammed Ahad and another accused of the dissemination of terrorist publications

Court 5 at 11am Pre-trial review in the case of alleged serial rapist Joseph McCann, who is charged with 21 offences against eight alleged victims, aged between 11 and 71, across five police force areas over a two-week period between April 21 and May 5

Court 6 at 10am trial continues of Romford, East London doctor Manish Shah, who allegedly groped 25 women at his Romford, east London surgery between 2009 and 2013.

Court 7 at 10am New trial of Hamza Ul-Haq accused of murder. Joseph Williams-Torres,20, was shot dead while sitting in a stationary car in Walthamstow, London NE

Court 8 at 10am trial continues of Manuel Petrovic and three other youths accused of murder. Girl Scout Jodie Chesney,17, was stabbed in the back as she sat listening to music with her boyfriend and others friends in a Romford, East London park. The court heard that the attackers were drug dealers, who were out to cause harm.

Court 9 at 10.30am trial continues of Tyrell Graham and others accused of stabbing to death Kamali Gabbidon-Lynck,19, in a hair salon. It was allegedly a gangland murder described as being “reminiscent of a Hollywood film”.

Court 10 at 10am trial of Mohammed Shakur accused of a triple murder. His estranged wife, Juli, 26, and their two children aged five and six, were beaten and strangled to death at their East London home.

Court 11 at 10am trial of Zion Chiata and another accused of murder. Gavin Garraway,40, was stabbed to death close to Clapham Common tube station.

Court 12 at 10am trial continues of Samuel Jolumi and three other Africans, who are alleged stowaways accused of threatening to kill sailors and attempting to hijack a cargo ship.

Court 13 at 10am trial of Abdul Hussain charged with owning information useful for preparing an act of terrorism.

 Court 15 at 10am trial of Kevin Lusala and four others including a 16 year old girl accused of the murder of Ayodeji Habeeb Azeez,22, who was stabbed to death.

Court 16 at 9.45am trial continues of Roger Jenkins and two other senior Barclays Bank executives accused of fraud. They allegedly lied to secure billions of pounds from Qatari investors and averted a taxpayer-funded bailout during the global financial crisis.

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