Five men sentenced for Hatton Garden raid

Thursday 10 March 2016

Five men have been sentenced for their involvement in the Hatton Garden safety deposit box jewellery raid – said by Judge Christopher Kinch to be the “biggest burglary in English legal history”. Brian Reader was represented by James Scobie QC of Garden Court Chambers. Terry Perkins was represented by Peter Rowlands, also of Garden Court.

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The ringleaders had all pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit burglary over their roles in the £14 million raid of Hatton Garden last Easter. Brian Reader, who was too ill to attend court, will be sentenced at a later date. Terry Perkins was sentenced to seven years in prison. A Criminal Behaviour Order was successfully resisted.

The case has received extensive media coverage, including by the BBC, The Guardian and The Telegraph.

Both James Scobie QC and Peter Rowlands are members of the Garden Court Chambers Crime Team, winners of the Legal 500 Crime Set of the Year 2015 award. James was instructed by MK Law. Peter was instructed by Oya Suleyman of EBR Attridge.

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