Crime Team blog: this week in Chambers

In: Article Published: Friday 22 January 2021


Following articles published in the Sunday Mirror, Metro and Sunday Times Nigel Edwards QC and his team have received several enquiries from other women seeking to make complaint about the failure of the Met police to properly investigate their allegations of sexual assault. The team are looking into a concerning potential systemic failure.

Ravinder Saimbhi has been working hard this week preparing for a s28 ground rules hearing on a historic allegations case with cross examination being recorded next week at Guildford Crown Court. Exciting times working in new ways! Instructed by Jag Phull at Langfield Law

Ayesha Smart appeared at Leeds Crown Court representing a man due to be sentenced for a Category 1 dwelling house burglary. The offence was committed in the early hours of the morning, whilst the victim was at home, by the Defendant and two other men. Miss Smart was able to secure a suspended sentence for her client. 

Ylenia Rosso represented Uber driver who was speeding, already carrying 9 points on his license. She successfully argued that the usual 6-month totting up ban would cause her client and his family, including 7 children, exceptional hardship as he would lose his job. Seeking alternative employment during the pandemic would aggravate the matter causing exceptional hardship.

We are pleased to announce that Ylenia has qualified as a Direct Access Barrister