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Chambers of Oliver Blunt QC & Sally O'Neill QC

32 FURNIVAL STREET, LONDON, EC4A 1JQ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7405 3232
Fax:
Fax 020 7405 3322
DX:
72 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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Web:
www.furnivalchambers.co.uk

Jeremy Carter-manning QC

Tel:
Work 020 7405 7220
Furnival Chambers (Chambers of Oliver Blunt QC & Sally O'Neill QC)

Work Department

Serious crime, criminal/civil fraud, regulation/compliance, health and safety, police disciplinary, courts martial, inquests and public inquiries.

Position

Recent cases: The Iraq War Crimes Court Martial, advising a potential defendant in the ‘Cash for Honours’ investigation, seven figure restraint proceedings appearing for the Crown in the High Court, defending a company director in a seven figure revenue fraud. Large company health and safety/environmental law defences, a twenty-plus count indictment involving multiple rape and a judicial review (an additional specialist area) arising out of police discipline proceedings. Before those cases, two months at Worcester for the first defendant in a cigarette importation fraud worth over £1m. In Birmingham the defence of a director of another company involved in a fraud which was said to have resulted in the liquidation of Ciro Citterio plc. He appears in all types of case involving violent crime. Throughout his 15 years in silk, he has defended in murder, manslaughter terrorism and serial rape cases. More recent examples include (successfully) a murder defence based on medical causation, (unsuccessfully) the defence of a 15 year old in a revenge firearms killing and (successfully) a defence of diminished responsibility for a woman who killed a visitor to her home when she was drunk. In addition, the group killing of a man was successfully defended (manslaughter) on the basis of lack of knowledge and intent and 25 years of multiple rape was defended, albeit for the most part unsuccessfully. He has also appeared to argue unfitness to plead amongst many other issues which arise in such cases. Much previously he advised Lord Cullen on english firearms law following the Dunblane massacre, culminating in the public inquiry report into the shootings at Dunblane Primary School (1996). Jeremy has considerable experience in fraud which, in silk, this has been his main area of practice. He has concentrated on inland revenue and VAT fraud and within the practice money laundering is an inevitable part. More specifically, in recent years, he has defended money laundering counts involving Bureau de Change in the then largest cigarette importation trial – a case involving cross examination of a member of the board of customs and excise and has defended (successfully) a million-pound VAT fraud which had money laundering and false accounting as its centre. In the administrative court he has appeared (successfully) in a case involving almost solely the true construction of money laundering legislation as it related to the facts of the case. On paper he has advised jointly with a revenue silk on whether a cross-border proposed scheme to avoid text amounted under UK legislation to money laundering.

Career

Called 1975; Silk 1993.

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