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29th January 2016

After a 15 week trial Charles Bott QC and Colin Aylott instructed by Sean Curran of GCR secured the acquittal of James Gilmour on SFO prosecuted Libor manipulation trial 

Mr Gilmour was a yen cash broker employed by Inter- dealer brokers R P Martin. The jury's verdict was unanimous. The investigation into Libor manipulation was the largest ever conducted by the SFO.You can read more about this case in the following links:-

Guardian reports the launch of an IPCC Investigation into the conduct of immigration officers in the trial of R v Ntege and Others


In October 2014, the GCR team of Sean Curran (Partner), and barristers    

John Carl Townsend (Leading junior) and Feryal Ertan (Junior counsel) stopped the prosecution of Galina Petkova in the largest sham marriages prosecution ever undertaken in the UK. The trial was halted as an abuse of process following a finding by HHJ Madge that officers had lied on oath. The confirmation of a formal IPCC investigation has been reported below.


James Weatherup represented by GCR's Sean Curran sentenced in phone hacking case.



GCR's Sean Curran represented James Weatherup who was sentenced in relation to the phone hacking case.


GCR successfully halts the case against place hacking defendant Luke Bishop in the trial of R v Garrett and Others


GCR successfully halts the case against palce hacking defendant Luke Bishop in the trial of R v Garrett and Other. Following submissions made by barrister John Carl Townsend the trial against Mr Bishop has been halted as an abuse of process.


April 2014 - GCR's Sean Curran Nominated for LALY Award


Sean Curran has been nominated for a prestigious Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year award in relaltion to work in legal aid criminal defence. 

GCR quoted in the Irish Times



Liam Dunne of GCR was quoted in the Irish Times in relation to the High
Court Claim being brought by GCR on behalf of blacklisted workers. Please see a link below to the article and the dedicated page on this site to the

GCR Case Referred to in the Times and Evening Standard


GCR act for the Claimants in a High Court case that has been dubbed by the press as the "fake Saudi princess case". Please see links for more details.




Sean Curran from Guney, Clark & Ryan was interviewed on the BBC 6 O'Clock News on Wednesday 23rd January in relation to the Construction Industry Blacklisting. Sean was interviewd as GCR recently submitted a High Court Claim on behalf of over 75 individuals who's names appeared on the Consulting Association Database. For more information please see our dedictaed page in relation to the the Construction Association Blacklisting.

GCR Quoted in the Financial Times

The Financial Times has published an article on blacklisting in the UK
construction industry and the current legal action taken by GCR. The article by
Sally Gainsbury and Jim Pickard contains a useful summary of the legal position
and GCR’s involvement. A link to the article can be found here.

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The Sun Cover Legal Action Against Construction Industry Blacklist

The Sun has recently joined the extensive national media coverage in respect
of GCR’s group action against blacklisting within the construction industry.

GCR partner Sean Curran’s involvement in this case began shortly after the
Information Commissioner’s Office uncovered the blacklist in 2009. It has been
as a result of the assistance of the Blacklist Support Group and the hard work
of all involved that this case has now reached an advanced stage.

Sean has instructed Hugh Tomlinson Q.C. of Matrix and barristers Richard
Roberts and JC Townsend.

A link to the Sun’s article can be found here.

Please click the links below for previous coverage in respect of this

The Independent

The Observer

The Guardian

The Irish Times

Sean Curran in "The Lawyer" for Phone Hacking Scandal

GCR’s Sean Curran is mentioned in the “The Lawyer” as he is representing 
former reporter James Weatherup in the “News of the World” phone hacking


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