News

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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27 Jun 2018

Manslaughter conviction in slimming pills case

Bernard Rebelo was today convicted of placing unsafe food (Dinitrophenol) on the market and unlawful act and gross negligence manslaughter of Eloise Parry.

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15 May 2018

Richard Barraclough QC and Gordon Menzies prosecute case involving death of woman from slimming pills

On 14th May Richard Barraclough QC and Gordon Menzies began the prosecution of three individuals charged with manslaughter.

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06 Mar 2018

The legal dynamics of modern slavery cases

Today Richard Barraclough QC, Fellow of the University of Hull Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation, conducted a workshop for post graduate students at the Institute.

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05 Dec 2017

Richard Barraclough QC and John FitzGerald start murder trial

Richard Barraclough QC and John Fitzgerald are representing one of three men accused of beating a homeless Romanian man to death.

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15 Sep 2017

Richard Barraclough QC to speak at Wilberforce World Freedom Summit

Richard Barraclough QC has been invited to become a Fellow of the University of Hull Wilberforce Institute.

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06 Sep 2017

Police pay compensation to Lord Bramall after false child abuse allegations

Richard Barraclough QC has advised and represented Lord Bramall in his claim for damages against the Metropolitan Police following the collapse of Operation Midland.

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04 Sep 2017

Settlement in £9 million tetraplegia claim

Richard Barraclough QC instructed by Mr Joe McManus of Messrs Kennedys has advised and represented the defence in a £9 million tetraplegia claim.

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