2013: September: some of our new instructions (as of 13th September) this month: Murder, Conspiracy to Burgle, Conspiracy to Defraud (£1m+), Perverting the Course of Justice & Historic Sexual allegations.
2013: August. Client ACQUITTED of allegation of Rape. Case prepared by ANGIE MACKECHNIE involved the obtaining expert evidence which help cast doubt on Prosecution case.
2013: August: two of our clients ACQUITTED at Norwich Crown Court in a £1m 'boiler room' land fraud. This had been a three year investigation where it was alleged our Clients had purported to have sold land for development purposes. Our Clients denied involvement. The case was prepared by KERRY SPENCE. Two of our Higher Courts Advocates, CHRIS JUDSON and PAUL SHAW were briefed as Juniors for the Clients.
2013: July: JULIAN HARDY successfully represented a Client at the Court of Appeal on the basis that the trial Judge had wrongfully directed the jury in relation to Bad Character last year at Bournemouth Crown Court.
2013: June: TAI-ANN FADAYOMI successfully defended two Clients ACQUITTED of MURDER at the Central Criminal Court.
2013: June: JULIAN HARDY instructed in substantial MONEY LAUNDERING case involving 20+ Defendants at LEWES CROWN COURT.
2013: April: ANDY DART instructed in CONSPIRACY to EVADE Immigration Controls.
2013:March: ANGIE MACKECHNIE instructed to defend Client charged with MURDER.
2013: January: GREAT NEWS our FAMILY Department has been awarded FOUR Family Contracts by the Legal Services Commission and we will shortly applying for MEDIATION Contracts in line with our developing new MEDIATION Department.
2013: HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR CLIENTS OLD AND NEW.
Sept 2012: RESULT - 2nd Client this month ACQUITTED of MURDER. ANGIE MACKECHNIE finds EXPERT who contradicts prosecution case. After trial, Client acquitted of Murder BUT found guilty of manslaughter. Sentence 6 years NOT LIFE imprisonment.
Sept 2012: Surinder GOHLAN, one of our Higher Courts Advocates, secures ACQUITTALS for two seperate Clients on driving matters, one for SPEEDING and the other for DRIVING WITH EXCESS ALCOHOL.
Sept 2012: GREAT NEWS - PAUL CAMERON rejoins MACKESYS. Welcome back from 1st October, 2012.
Sept 2012: RESULT - Client ACQUITED of MURDER - well done Gary MONKS and Robert GIRLING ably assisted by CAROLINE LIGGINS- complicated case
Aug 2012: CONGRATULATIONS to Charana Sangeewa who has passed her POLICE STATION accreditation.
Aug 2012: MACKESYS is accepted as part of NATIONAL FIRM - CONNECT 2 LAW - this will enable us to benefit our Clients who
require legal help in areas not covered by us: personal injury, property law, commercial law, housing and many more....
Jul 2012: Mackesys have passed LEXCEL accreditation. Thank you to all the staff who have worked hard to help the Firm to achieve this
Quality Standard. We had a great party to celebrate on a specially hired party boat on the Thames.
FOUR Duty Solicitors join the firm: Christiana BRISCOE, John CONNOLLY (Barrister), Tatora MUKUSHI and Yinka OLADIMEJI.
Jun 2012: 15th June CONGRATULATIONS to Miss Caroline Liggins - she has qualified as a SOLICITOR. Special thanks to Gary Monks who has been an amazing mentor.
Jun 2012: Micheal Freeman instructs Robert Girling to represent Client in High Value Theft. As a result of Michael's persistence in challenging the Crown Prosecution Service, he enabled Robert to argue successfully about the real value of the assets involved resulting in the Client avoid a custodial sentence.
Jun 2012: Andy Dart instructed in potential multi-million fraud carried out in UK and Australia. Andy has attended lengthy interviews
since the beginning of 2011.
Jun 2012: instructions secured in relation to a 12 handed drug conspiracy in kent involving over £200,000 worth of drugs.
May 2012: Prison Law Department - Darren Cousins secures another succesful clarification in an IPP sentence case.
Apr 2012: Firm instructed in large drugs conspiracy in Bristol.
Mar 2012: Michael Freeman represents Client in High Profile Riot Case.
Feb 2012: Robert Girling secures acquittal for two clients on historic allegations.
Jan 2012: Andy Dart wins Extraditition Case: Client NOT deported to his relief.
Jan 2012: New members of the Team:
Robert GIRLING: Duty Solicitor and Higher Courts Advocate.
Daniel CUMMINS: Duty Solicitor and higher Courts Advocate.
Helgaardt STRYDOM: Duty Solicitor and Higher Courts Advocate
Karamjit 'K' SINGH: Duty Solicitor
Dec 11: RESULT: Client acquitted of alleged CRIMINAL DAMAGE to famous local monument. GHULAM HUMAYUN was trial advocate.
Dec 11: CONGRATULATIONS to Julian Hardy on his engagement to Sabrik Dhamu. Good Luck to the happy couple.
Dec 11: RESULT: Tai Ann Fadayomi represented client ACQUITTED of MURDER in gang related shooting.
Dec 11: NEW INSTRUCTION: Client arrested for POSSESSION of FIREARMS - Bailed to return.
Dec 11: NEW INSTRUCTION: Kerry Spence instructed in substantial CONSPIRACY TO DEFRAUD.
Dec 11: RESULT: Julian Hardy represents Client ACQUITTED of MURDER after Trial - CPS had refused to accept guilty plea to Manslaughter.
Dec 11: RESULT: Client charged with offence related to SUMMER RIOTS - Acquitted after trial: Gary Monks instructed.
Dec 11: NEW INSTRUCTION: Julian Hardy and Nadeem Afzal instructed in Conspiracy to Import Cocaine with a street value of £50m.
Nov 11: GREAT NEWS 'BUBS' (Balhar Dhamrait), has passed his Advocacy Tests and FINALLY qualified as a Duty Solicitor.
May 11: Mackesys instructed in conspiracy case involving 24 Defendants.
Kerry Spence successfully applies for VHCC contract. Andy Dart will deal with the case
Jan 11: Shirley Forbes qualifies as Higher Rights Advocate. Ewa Russell joins the Duty
Ewa Russell, Solicitor joins the firm, shortly to qualify as a Duty Solicitor.
Kerry Spence, Senior Solicitor, joins us. She is a VHCC Supervisor and Duty Solicitor.
Awarded fourth Criminal contracr. New Office in Bexley opened. Our switchboard remains
centrally at New Cross. Our Solicitors can be contacted via 0207 639 0888.
Shahnaz Sargent, Senior Solicitor joins us. She is a Supervisor and Duty Solicitor.
Nasreen Hussain, Solicitor, joins us. She will be 'fast tracked' to Duty Solicitor status.
Toni Nagalinan qualifies as Duty Solicitor.
Paul Shaw, Duty Solicitor and Higher Rights Advocate, joins the firm. He joins Toyin Calfos, Mary Connolly and Neil Dougall in or Higher Rights Dept.
Surinder Gohlan has passed his Duty Solicitor exams and has been duly appointed.
Nina Tempia, a senior Solicitor in our Crime Team, has been appointed a District Judge. She will leave the firm after her swearing in. All at the firm wish her all success for the future and thank her for all her sterling work over the years. She will be missed.
Fosia Jury, Solicitor, re-joins the firm as a Duty Solicitor and will deal with Adjudications in our Prison Law dept.
Charana Sanjeewa qualifies as a Solicitor. She is already a member of our Prison Law dept. and will be involved in general Crime and aims to qualify as a Duty Solicitor.
Clint Ambrose joins the firm. He is a Solicitor and joins our prison law department and will also be involved in general crime.
Toni Nagalinan joins the firm. She is a Solicitor who will establish our new APPEAL Department. She will also deal with prison law and crime.
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