News

20 Apr 2021

Tesco fined £7.5 million for breaches of the “use by date” food legislation

Richard Barraclough QC instructed by Birmingham City Council has brought to an end the long running saga of the Tesco’s “use by date” prosecution concerning three stores in Birmingham.

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09 Mar 2021

Court of Appeal judgment in R v Rebelo

Richard Barraclough QC and Gordon Menzies appear for the prosecution in Court of Appeal case.

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07 Jul 2020

Richard Barraclough QC represents international haulage company in challenge against Essex Police and their powers of seizure

The Chief Constable of Essex has been refused permission to launch a second appeal in this action for negligence after an articulated lorry containing a valuable consignment was left unattended by police officers.

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06 Apr 2020

Judgment in important food law prosecution concerning “use by” dates and European regulations

Richard Barraclough QC appeared for the prosecuting authority Birmingham City Council.

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19 Mar 2020

Birmingham City Council v Tesco Stores Limited - prosecution for selling food after expiry of "use by" date"

Judgment has been reserved in the case of Birmingham City Council v Tesco Stores Limited concerning “use by” dates and the relationship of European Regulation 1169/2011 Article 24 and Article 14 of Regulation 178/2002.

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19 Mar 2020

Supply of drugs and toxic substances - liability for manslaughter

Richard Barraclough QC and Gordon Menzies have written a paper discussing the impact of this case and the Court of Appeal judgment on drug supply cases.

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09 Mar 2020

Gross negligence manslaughter conviction in toxic slimming capsule case

The jury today found the defendant guilty of gross negligence manslaughter.

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12 Feb 2020

Trial in the toxic slimming capsule case

Richard Barraclough QC, leading Gordon Menzies has today opened for the Crown in the prosecution of Bernard Rebelo in his retrial for the manslaughter of Eloise Parry.

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27 Jan 2020

Police liability case – High Court judgment

On 23 January Mrs Justice Elizabeth Laing handed down an important police liability judgement in the High Court in London.

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17 Jan 2020

Supply of DNP and manslaughter prosecutions: an update

Richard Barraclough QC has been asked to advise on a further prosecution following the death of a consumer who, having taken DNP died in distressing circumstances.

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15 Jan 2020

County lines drugs murder case concludes

Four county lines drug dealers have been convicted in a case prosecuted by Richard Barraclough QC and Danny Moore.

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08 Jan 2020

24 hours in Police Custody – Channel 4 series

A Channel 4 series called 24 Hours in Police Custody is running a two part special on a murder case in which one of the defendants was represented by Richard Barraclough QC

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22 Nov 2019

Richard Barraclough QC prosecuting in drugs related murder

Richard Barraclough QC is prosecuting four defendants accused of a pre-meditated murder following an ongoing conflict over the control of illegal drug supplies.

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25 Oct 2019

Richard Barraclough QC secures acquittal of youth charged with attempted murder

Richard Barraclough QC leading Kate Kelleher instructed by Messrs Levales of Aldershot have together secured the acquittal of a 17 year old youth charged with attempted murder.

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04 Oct 2019

Thoughts on Advocacy from the Coal Face – a paper

Richard Barraclough QC draws on his experience of advocacy and discusses his own principles and methods of effectively presenting a case.

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26 Jul 2019

Stealth or “spoof” phones and criminal gangs

In this article, Richard Barraclough QC and Denise Breen Lawton consider the legal treatment of mobile phones specifically designed to mask the location of the phone and the identity of the user.

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14 Jun 2019

Richard Barraclough QC acting in gangland murder trial

Richard Barraclough QC is currently engaged in this gang murder trial at Leeds Crown Court.

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20 May 2019

Alcohol and head injuries

Richard Barraclough QC writes on the dangers of a relatively minor assault to the head of an intoxicated victim and the possibility that just a small impact may cause death.

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25 Mar 2019

Sentencing in Post Office fraud case

Richard Barraclough QC, leading Simon Clarke represented the prosecution of a former director who had been defrauding the Post Office.

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18 Mar 2019

Richard Barraclough QC successfully prosecutes illegal money lending enterprise

Richard Barraclough QC prosecuted an unlicensed business to business money lending enterprise where over £4 million of mixed monies passed through the accounts.

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04 Feb 2019

Richard Barraclough QC acts in brain injury case involving multi-million pound damages

Richard Barraclough QC acted for the Defendant insurers in this "exceptionally complex" brain damage case.

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28 Jan 2019

Court of Appeal reduces sentences in case where serious physical harm to a newborn was caused or allowed by parents

The Court of Appeal last week allowed the appeal of two defendants represented by Richard Barraclough QC and Tanya Robinson for the one and Danny Moore for the other, against a sentence of 8 years imprisonment.

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26 Oct 2018

Six Pump Court wins Health & Safety Set of the Year at Chambers UK Bar Awards

Last night at the Chambers UK Bar Awards, Six Pump Court was delighted to be named as the Health & Safety Set of the Year.

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15 Aug 2018

Manslaughter prosecutions of those involved in supplying drugs and legal highs: an analysis

Richard Barraclough QC and Gordon Menzies recently prosecuted an individual who sold ‘DNP’ slimming pills over the internet for offences of manslaughter in what has been described as a ‘landmark case’.

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05 Jul 2018

Richard Barraclough QC and Gordon Menzies appear in 'deadly' slimming pills case

Richard Barraclough QC and Gordon Menzies instructed by Harrow Council successfully prosecuted an individual who sold ‘DNP’ slimming pills over the internet for offences of manslaughter in what has been described as a ‘landmark case’.

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