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11 Mar 2020

Disabled pensioner murdered and set on fire - Oliver Saxby QC and Nina Ellin prosecuting

The trial of Michael Bryant started last week at Maidstone Crown Court.

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13 Feb 2020

Air safety case - Oliver Saxby QC defending

A 26-year old woman was sentenced yesterday at Chelmsford Crown Court for offences of endangering the safety of persons on an aircraft.

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27 Jan 2020

Starvation murder - Oliver Saxby QC prosecuting

The trial of Lynda Rickard and others began this week at Reading Crown Court.

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15 Jan 2020

Terrorism Charge - Oliver Saxby QC instructed

Oliver Saxby QC has been instructed to represent one of three men charged with terrorism offences.

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13 Jan 2020

Maids Moreton Murder - Catch A Killer Documentary

The trial of Ben Field features in tonight’s episode of the Catch A Killer documentary on Channel 4.

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27 Nov 2019

Oliver Saxby QC nominated for Crime Silk of the Year at the Legal 500 UK Bar Awards

Oliver Saxby QC shortlisted as Crime Silk of the Year at the Legal 500 UK Bar Awards.

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26 Nov 2019

Old Bailey manslaughter plea accepted - Oliver Saxby QC prosecuting

A 74 year old man charged with murdering his wife yesterday pleaded guilty to her manslaughter on the basis of diminished responsibility.

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28 Oct 2019

Six Pump Court shortlisted for four awards in the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2019

The four nominations are - Crime Silk of the Year: Oliver Saxby QC; Health & Safety Silk of the Year: Stephen Hockman QC; Environment/Planning Set of the Year and Environment/Planning Junior of the Year: Christopher Badger

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21 Oct 2019

Sentence in Maids Moreton Murder

Sentence in the case of Ben Field was passed on Friday, following his conviction for the murder of the retired Stowe School teacher, Peter Farquhar.

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04 Oct 2019

Sheffield baby murder trial commences - Oliver Saxby QC defending

The trial of Jonathan Garner accused of murdering his ex-partner’s 23 month old daughter began yesterday at Sheffield Crown Court.

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20 Sep 2019

Manslaughter sentence appeal - Oliver Saxby QC and Danny Moore defending

The Court of Appeal allows appeal against sentence of a man who killed his brother. Oliver Saxby QC and Danny Moore acted for the defence. Richard Barraclough QC led the prosecution.

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09 Sep 2019

Oliver Saxby QC appointed a Recorder

Oliver Saxby QC has been appointed a Recorder in the latest Recorder Competition.

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13 Aug 2019

Murder Conviction in Maids Moreton Trial: Oliver Saxby QC and Mark Davies for the Crown

The trial of Field, Smith and Field finished last Friday with the conviction of the principal defendant, Ben Field, of the murder of the retired English teacher, Peter Farquhar.

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06 Aug 2019

Convictions and Sentence in Birmingham Baby Murders – Oliver Saxby QC and Nina Ellin Prosecuting

The trial of Louise Porton concluded on Thursday with sentence being passed on Friday.

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04 Jul 2019

Double murder trial underway - Oliver Saxby QC and Nina Ellin prosecuting

The trial of Louise Porton, charged with murdering her two children, began yesterday at Birmingham Crown Court.

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07 May 2019

Maids Moreton murder trial - Oliver Saxby QC leading for Crown

The trial of Field, Smyth and Field began last Tuesday at Oxford Crown Court. The three face allegations relating to five victims.

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01 May 2019

Catherine Donnelly secures conviction in Maidstone murder case

Catherine Donnelly, acting for the CPS has secured the murder conviction of Trevor Brazier who has been found guilty of strangling a homeless man.

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17 Apr 2019

Death by dangerous driving suspended sentence - Oliver Saxby QC defending

Last Friday at Chester Crown Court, 89-year old Albert Pentall was sentenced to a 16-month custodial sentence suspended for 2 years following the death in a road accident of a 48-year old wife and mother of two.

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10 Apr 2019

Murder acquittal - Oliver Saxby QC defending

A man charged with involvement in the Rochester Bridge killing has been acquitted of murder after a 3-week trial.

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01 Apr 2019

Rochester Bridge murder trial - Oliver Saxby QC defending

The trial of Levi Webb is entering its closing stages. Mr Webb is charged with the murder of Peter Beale, found stabbed to death under Rochester Bridge in Kent last year.

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13 Mar 2019

Mother convicted and sentenced over baby’s drowning, Oliver Saxby QC prosecuting

Sarah Morris was today convicted of the gross negligence manslaughter of her twin daughter. Miss Morris had left her twins unattended in a bath during a phone call with her partner.

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06 Mar 2019

Gross negligence manslaughter prosecution - Oliver Saxby QC leading for Crown

The trial of Sarah Morris begins today at Mold Crown Court. She is charged with the manslaughter by gross negligence of one of her twins.

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19 Feb 2019

Luton murder trial nearing conclusion - Oliver Saxby QC defending

The case of Lemonnier and Williams is nearing its conclusion. Zach Lemonnier, aged 19, is charged together with Robert Williams, aged 18 - with the murder of a man called Ronnie Wrighting.

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04 Feb 2019

Three Life Sentences for Oxford Groomers

The three men convicted before Christmas of various serious historic sexual offences committed against a vulnerable complainant have each been sentenced to Life Imprisonment.

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25 Jan 2019

Murder Acquittal - Oliver Saxby QC Defending

Following a two-week trial at Maidstone Crown Court, a 28-year old man from Gravesend has been found not guilty by a jury of the two counts he faced.

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