Ranked in Legal 500 2012

23.05.13

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

23.05.13

“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

22.05.13

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

02.01.13

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

25.09.12

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

18.09.12

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 […]

London Bikeathon Sunday 16th September

10.09.12

For the 4th year in a row a team from Shearman Bowen & Co successfully completed the 52-mile challenge of the annual London Bikeathon on Sunday 16th September in support of Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research. Our team, comprising team leader Ben Holden and a select number of domestiques, aims to raise £1,000 for the charity. If you would like […]

Settlement in Christian Littlewood case

20.08.12

Shearman Bowen acted for Christian Littlewood whose case concluded today at Southwark Crown Court. A negotiated settlement led to a confiscation order in the sum of £767,000. The FSA, who had described this as the most serious case of insider dealing to ever come before the UK criminal courts, had originally sought £2.8m. report