Shearman Bowen instructed to act in Witshire PCC election investigation by Thames Valley Police


The firm has been instructed to act on behalf of our client who is being investigated by Thames Valley Police for electoral fraud at the May local election for the post of Police and Crime Commissioner in Wiltshire. Senior Partner Mark Bowen has been instructed on behalf of our client who denies any allegation of […]

Successful Acquittal in Drugs Supply Case at Winchester Crown Court


Arlene Mansoor was instructed to represent CC, charged with Possession with Intent to Supply Class A drugs in 2019. After a trial at Winchester Crown Court our client was acquitted of supply charges. Shearman Bowen prepared a robust defence on behalf of CC who had denied being involved in the supply of drugs. Rebecca Fairbairn […]

Significant Reduction in Confiscation Case & Novel Prosecution Undertaking


R v EM [2021] Southwark Crown Court Mark Bowen, Senior Partner, and Simon Kopik have secured a significant reduction in confiscation order sought against our client, EM. EM was being pursued by the Crown for an increase in the realisable amount that is payable under a confiscation order, pursuant to section 22 of the Proceeds of […]

Prosecution Offer No Evidence in s.18 GBH Conspiracy at Stafford Crown Court


Arlene Mansoor, Partner, was instructed to represent LJ who was a vulnerable defendant originally accused of conspiracy to murder. It was alleged that a male was purportedly subject to violence as part of a multi-handed conspiracy involving more than 9 defendants in 2020. Police and the Crown having investigated, and charged, the incident as a […]

Unanimous Acquittal for Former Gurkha in Death by Dangerous Driving Case at Maidstone Crown Court


Arlene Mansoor, Partner, secured a successful, and unanimous acquittal on behalf of our client at Maidstone Crown Court. Our 60 year old client, former serviceman of the Gurkha Rifles, was charged with Causing Death by Dangerous Driving and Causing Serious Injury by Dangerous Driving, with an alternative count of Causing Death by Careless Driving. Our […]

Vivien Cochrane joins the team at Shearman Bowen


Shearman Bowen are pleased to announce that Vivien Cochrane has rejoined the firm as Partner. Vivien will join our expanding serious and business crime departments. She brings great experience and knowledge from her time working at Kingsley Napley and will allow the firm to further enhance the service it offers its clients. Vivien has particular experience […]

Bail Secured in Extradition Proceedings


Mark Bowen and Ruxandra Murariu-Boatca, have secured bail on behalf of our client following a contested bail hearing in extradition proceedings at  Westminster Magistrate’s Court. The firm was instructed by our client following his first appearance when bail had been refused. He had been arrested at Heathrow airport upon his return to the UK from abroad […]

Senior Associate Arlene Mansoor promoted to Partner


Shearman Bowen are pleased to announce that Senior Associate Arlene Mansoor has now been promoted to Partner. The promotion recognizes the contribution that Arlene has made to the firm since she joined us in 2012 and follows a number of recent major successes in a variety of cases. Arlene will now assist Founding Partner, Mark […]