Koestler Exhibition 2013


The annual Koestler Exhibition opened on 23rd September at the Royal Festival Hall and runs until 1st December. The Koestler Trust is the UK’s best-known prison arts charity and has been awarding, exhibiting and selling artworks by offenders, detainees and secure patients for over 50 years. The Trust’s annual awards receive over 8,000 entries a year – […]

Legal Aid: an end to client choice?


Legally aided clients will no longer be able to choose their solicitor if new Government proposals are brought in next year. Instead, the State will allocate you a lawyer – and tell you to lump it. Worse still, that lawyer will not be allocated  because he or she is any good, but because his/her firm offered […]

Ranked in Legal 500 2012


Shearman Bowen & Co is ranked amongst the top firms in London for both crime and white collar crime – 2012 edition, Legal 500   legal500

Chambers 2013: Top Ranked for Crime & Fraud


“The firm is praised for its client care and conscientious case preparation” – Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession 2013   The 2013 edition of Chambers Guide was published today and Shearman Bowen & Co have once again maintained their high rankings for crime and fraud work. In the ‘Crime – London’ category, the firm is once again ranked in […]

Legal aid lawyers fight to save justice


Today saw an historic protest outside Parliament by hundreds of lawyers against the MOJ’s Price-Competitive Tendering Proposals. Later some 1,200 attended a sold-out meeting at Friends Meeting House in Euston where a vote was carried for a series of days of action.

Confiscation update – R v Waya


The judgment of the UK Supreme Court in the case of R v Waya was published on 14th November. Many lawyers hoped that the Court might see fit to at last introduce an element of clarity if not sanity into the field of confiscation law. Sadly, the Court seems to have passed up that opportunity and […]

Recommended in Legal 500 2013


Shearman Bowen is once again ranked and recommended in the Legal 500 for 2013, published today . In “Crime: general” the firm is ranked in the top 20 firms in London for the fifth year in a row. The guide states: “Shearman Bowen & Co continues to attract a steady stream of high-quality work. Mark Bowen secured […]

Koestler Exhibition 2012 opens at Royal Festival Hall


Shearman Bowen are very pleased to sponsor an award once again in this year’s Koestler Trust Exhibition. The exhibition opens at the Royal Festival Hall on Wednesday 19th September and features art works by offenders, secure patients and detainees from around the UK’s penal institutions. This year is the Trust’s 50th anniversary and the exhibition […]