Criminal Defence

Extradition to Czech Republic successfully contested in family rights case

8 August, 2017

Our client was arrested on a European Arrest Warrant issued by the Czech Republic, and taken to Westminster Magistrates’ Court. She was released on bail and fought extradition on the basis that it would disproportionately infringe on her family rights and those of her children. She has six young dependant children living with her in […]

Vulnerable Client Found Not Guilty of All Charges

3 July, 2017

JZ stood trial last week at Snaresbrook Crown Court, where he faced a charge of GBH with intent, and an alternative count of unlawful wounding. The charge against JZ arose following an incident outside a nightclub, where he was captured on CCTV punching the complainant once to the head causing a near-fatal  injury. The case put forward for […]

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 […]