News August 2015

27 Aug 2015

Oliver Saxby QC secures acquittals in ‘builder’ attempted murder trial

The jury yesterday acquitted Jenny Turrell of wounding with intent - she having earlier been cleared of attempted murder at the close of the Crown’s case. The Crown alleged that she and her co-defendant (and husband), Robert Symons, had attacked a man called Jeff King in the street, causing

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24 Aug 2015

Emmaline Lambert represents the London Borough of Hackney in confiscation order case

Emmaline Lambert has represented the London Borough of Hackney and secured a confiscation order in the amount of £700,000 against an individual following convictions for breach of an enforcement notice. The defendant had built a block of flats containing 34 flats. Planning permission had been

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24 Aug 2015

Tom Dunn secures convictions in torture case

Tom Dunn has secured the conviction of Alando McNeish following a trial at Maidstone Crown Court on a charge of inflicting GBH with intent. The prosecution’s case was that Mr McNeish, along with three others, walked into the victim’s house uninvited and accused him of stealing from them.

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13 Aug 2015

Ian Thomas to speak at the International Conference on Food Safety and Regulatory Measures

Ian Thomas will speak at the keynote forum of the International Conference on Food Safety and Regulatory Measures taking place between 17th and 19th August 2015 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel near the National Exhibition Centre. Ian will Chair sessions during the conference and will

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12 Aug 2015

Financial remedy proceedings and variation of undertakings in final orders

Stephen Hockman QC and Jane Campbell appeared for the appellate wife in a case concerning the variation of undertakings in final orders in financial remedy proceedings. The Court held that whilst undertakings can be varied they cannot be varied so as to revisit the primary territory of the

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10 Aug 2015

The Liability of Hotel Operators in child abuse and exploitation cases

Richard Barraclough QC has written a paper which deals with the liability of hotel operators in areas where high levels of sexual exploitation of young people can lead to their misuse and their involvement in crimes against vulnerable people. In the article Richard Barraclough QC discusses the

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07 Aug 2015

Enforcement against moorings

The Broads Authority’s enforcement action against the unlawful use of an old boatyard basin for private mooring has been upheld in the Planning Court, [2015] EWHC 2368 (Admin). The case emphasises the difficulty of interpreting old planning permissions, and considers the question of

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07 Aug 2015

Cold Calling - David Travers QC speaks to BBC Radio 4

David Travers QC was interviewed on Radio 4's 'You & Yours' programme yesterday on Cold Calling. In the interview he discussed the case for banning cold calling entirely, after the scandals involving both commercial organisations and charities. David raised the argument that consideration

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06 Aug 2015

Acquittal in Murder Trial of Drug Dealer

On 5th August the trial (which lasted almost two months) of Clive Mundoma came to an end with his acquittal for murder. The case involved a drugs deal which went wrong. The supplier was stabbed to death after he provided a smaller quantity of drugs than expected. The three defendants were

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05 Aug 2015

Latest Prosecution in Operation Pallial begins this week

Eleanor Laws QC and Catherine Donnelly will begin the latest prosecution for Operation Pallial this week. The case is listed for preliminary hearing on Friday. Gordon Anglesea is a retired detective superintendent who served with the North Wales Police. He is charged with the sexual abuse of

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05 Aug 2015

New Planning Enforcement book published

Six Pump Court are delighted to announce the publication by Wildy & Co on 31st July of a new book 'Planning Enforcement', written by David Travers QC, Ed Grant, and Emmaline Lambert. The book, which is part of Wildy’s Practice Guide series, is a comprehensive and practical guide to

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05 Aug 2015

Passport Office capitulates in face of imminent judicial review

Pascal Bates has successfully represented on a public access basis four siblings seeking British passports in the face of sustained prevarication and opposition from British passport authorities. (The account given below has been anonymised to protect the clients’ identities, as two of them still

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05 Aug 2015

Southern Water convicted of causing unauthorised water discharge activity

Southern Water were convicted yesterday of causing an unauthorised water discharge activity by allowing untreated sewage effluent to be pumped into the sea. Richard Banwell prosecuted the company on behalf of the Environment Agency at Chichester Crown Court in a trial that lasted 7 days. The

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03 Aug 2015

Pascal Bates prosecutes David Lloyd Leisure for exposing swimming pool users to noxious gas and hospitalising five

David Lloyd Leisure Limited, the well known national chain of over 90 health and leisure clubs was prosecuted by Ipswich Borough Council for an offence contrary to section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 following a release of noxious gas into the pool hall at its Ipswich branch

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