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.
CASES OF INTEREST AT THE OLD BAILEY ON FRIDAY
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 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 Preliminary hearing in the case of Safiyya Amira Shaikh, who is accused of terrorist offences, which included a plot to blow up St Paul’s Cathedral.
Court 3 at 10.30am Preliminary hearing in the case of Altaf Hussain, the founder of one of Pakistan’s biggest and most controversial political parties, the MQM, has been charged with a terrorism offence in the UK. It follows a speech he made in 2016
Court 4 at 10.15am trial of Abdul Hussain charged with owning information useful for preparing an act of terrorism.
Court 5 at 9.45am New trial of Mohammed Ahad and another accused of the dissemination of terrorist publications
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 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 9.30am 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 Sentence 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 10 at 10.30am New trial of Chief superintendent Novlett Robyn Williams, 54, who helped Grenfell fire victims. She is accused of possessing an indecent video image of a five year old child. It was allegedly shared in a group WhatsApp message by her sister, Jennifer Hodge, 55 and brother-in-law, Dido Massivi, 61, who also face trial.
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 9.30am Pre-trial review in the case of Dominic Calder and two others accuased of murder. Meshach Lee Mitchell Williams, 21, was stabbed to death in Harlesden, London NW in April
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 New trial of Romaine Williams-Reid others accused of murder. Schoolboy, Tashaun Aird, 15, was stabbed to death in Stoke Newington, North London
Court 14 at 10.30am Pre-trial review in the case of Wojciech Tadewicz, 26, who is said to have murdered 32-year-old Sandra Zmijan. The victim was beaten to death with a hammer.
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.