Criminal Defence

Unexplained Wealth Orders

11 May, 2017

  The Criminal Finances Act 2017, which received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017, contains within it a number of measures aimed at enhancing powers under the existing Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) to extract ill-gotten wealth from suspicious individuals. The focus of this article is on the introduction of unexplained wealth orders (UWOs), […]

Greg Stewart hosts Fiji delegation

26 September, 2016

On 19 September Greg Stewart hosted a delegation of Fijian lawyers at the Law Society. The group comprised senior members of the Fijian justice system who are implementing a new duty solicitor scheme in Fiji and have been on a research mission to the UK to look at arrangements here. Greg was asked to meet […]

Client of Good Character Keeps Career Intact

28 July, 2016

Our client AL is a young man with no previous convictions, cautions or warnings. In fact he had never even been arrested before. He is a successful scientist and has a wife and young child that live abroad. AL was charged with two offences, namely possession of a bladed article and importing a realistic imitation firearm […]

Grievous Bodily Harm With Intent – Unanimous Acquittal At The Old Bailey

24 April, 2016

GT Stewart’s client, 19 year old DB, stood trial this week at the Central Criminal Court accused of involvement in a ‘joint enterprise’ stabbing and possession of a knife. The prosecution case was that DB had targeted the victim, as the parties had been known to each other previously, when DB had been accused of […]