Approaches to Justice in the Global pandemic – A discussion, Thursday 2nd April

Approaches to Justice in the Global pandemic – Thursday 2nd April 2020 18.00 The Spanish and UK experience Please join Spanish criminal law expert Jaime Campaner  and Jonathan Black for a short discussion on the comparative approaches of our respective investigative and judicial systems to the challenges created by the Global Pandemic. Jaime has recently written … Continued

client acquitted of firearm and drugs charges

Our client charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition with Intent to endanger life and possession of class A drugs with intent to supply was today unanimously acquitted of all charges at Wood Green Crown Court. The Jury were told that his DNA was found on the firearm and of  his previous conviction for … Continued

Date rape drugs and the law

Reynhard Sinaga was sentenced to life imprisonment for the rape and sexual assault of 48 victims. The student is believed to have laced drinks with GHB to make his victims lose consciousness and have no recollection of what happened. He denied the offences saying that the acts were all consensual and the men would “act” … Continued

It’s Christmas Time! But Also, Business As Usual For Us The festive season is a time to kick back and enjoy a little rest and recuperation before 2020 hits us all like a brick and life carries on as usual. While we will be hoping to enjoy some well-earned rest, our team remains on standby … Continued

Criminal Law in 2020 – What Can We Expect

In legislative terms 2019 was a pretty quiet year with parliament being so heavily occupied with Brexit, there was little time for anything else. 2020 promises to be somewhat different, the government has a substantial parliamentary majority, and being ‘tough on crime’ seems once again to be a popular political topic. The recent Queen’s Speech … Continued

Appeal against Extradition to Poland successful

Our client who served 41 weeks of a 52 week sentence successfully appealed against a order by Westminster Magistrates court for his extradition to Poland to serve the remainder of his sentence. Our Solicitor Chloe Hingley, instructing Danielle Barden of 5 St Andrew’s Hill argued that the warrant was disproportionate and a breach of our client’s Article 8 (right … Continued

Team BSB raising funds for The London Legal Support Trust

The team at BSB are again looking forward to joining hundreds of other teams in participating  the London Legal Walk on 17th June, in aid of the London Legal Support Trust which every year raises hundreds of thousands of pounds for legal advice charities. We would encourage all of our friends, clients and suppliers to sponsor us … Continued

Mental Health and Criminal Law

Mental Health is a complicated business. Conditions are not easy to diagnose, doctors can disagree on which disorder a person is suffering from, or even if they have a mental health condition at all. Those with mental disorders might have a host of specific needs in court on top of those of the typical defendant. … Continued

Proposals to pre record cross examination of rape complainants

Hannah Wilson reports on the debate over the proposals to video record cross examination of complainant’s evidence. http://thejusticegap.com/2017/03/rape-victims-spared-ordeal-giving-evidence-court/ Related Services: Sexual Offences Solicitors

Partner Jim Skelsey runs The London Marathon

For a second year running , BSB Criminal Defence Partner Jim Skelsey will be running over 26 in record Temperatures raising funds for a local charity Last year Jim completed the Marathon in under four hours in aid of The Stroke Association. This year his chosen cause is the Woodcraft Folk,  the co-operative children and young people’s … Continued