5 Paper Buildings Fare Evasion Barristers

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Train company agree settlement out of court
Our client had trained and worked with children and young people since leaving university, including working in the USA. A criminal conviction would have prevented him from continuing in his chosen career, and potentially have impacted his ability to return...
01 September 2016

Fare Evasion Prosecution Dropped and Defence Costs Awarded
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11 August 2016

University employee escapes a fare evasion conviction
Our client worked in IT in a university. As he had direct contact with students, some of whom were under 18, he was subject to an enhanced DBS check. A criminal conviction would almost certainly have led to him losing his job. It also would have made it very...
19 July 2016

Further Client Acquitted and Recouped Legal Costs
TfL v E: TfL alleged that our client had used her father’s freedom pass over the course of several months. Using the prosecution’s own evidence, the defence barrister was able to show the magistrates that it was not possible for the client to have...
01 September 2015

Fare Evasion Client Found Not Guilty
TfL v S: Our client was acquitted after trial. TfL alleged that he had used his father’s freedom pass in order to evade the fare for his journey. His barrister prepared legal argument so that comments he made to the ticket inspector were excluded from...
01 September 2015

Investment Banker Avoids Losing Job Over Fare Evasion Allegation
TfL v Y: TfL alleged that the client had evaded the fare to and from work every day for several months. The client worked for a large investment bank, and his employment contract included a provision that he was likely to lose his job if he were convicted...
01 May 2015

Fare Evasion case discontinued by the CPS
LU v S: London Underground refused to discontinue the prosecution against our client. The 5 Paper Buildings barrister wrote to the Director of Public Prosecutions about the case, and the DPP agreed that the Crown Prosecution Service should take over the prosecution,...
01 July 2015

Fare Evasion Proceedings Discontinued Against Client in the Process of Immigrating
Southwest Trains v B: The client was worried about the implications of having a conviction on his immigration status. Following written representations prepared by the 5 Paper Buildings Barrister, the prosecution agreed to discontinue the proceedings against...
01 June 2015

DPP Intervenes to Stop Transport for London Prosecution
The Director of Public Prosecutions has intervened to end a prosecution for fare evasion brought by Transport for London, following representations drafted by Carolina Bracken. ...
01 November 2014