News

27 Feb 2019

Keeping International Travellers Healthy on Land and at Sea - meeting the public health challenges

David Travers QC will speak at a Conference hosted by the Royal Society for Public Health concerning welfare within the international travel industry.

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25 Feb 2019

Director and company convicted of toy safety offences

A company director of a toy importer has been convicted along with the company itself after a trial alleging offences under the Toy Safety Regulations and the REACH Regulations.

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25 Feb 2019

Reduction in fine for waste company

Stuart Jessop has successfully represented a waste company in its appeal against a sentenced imposed on it in respect of depositing waste without a permit.

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22 Feb 2019

Catherine Donnelly and Nina Ellin - Level 4 prosecutors on CPS serious crime list

Chambers congratulates Catherine Donnelly and Nina Ellin who have been successful in their applications to be on the CPS "serious crime" list at Level 4.

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22 Feb 2019

Comply first and fight later: the law relating to section 20 requests

Gordon Menzies and Mark Davies have written an article concerning the wide-ranging powers provided by section 20 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.

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22 Feb 2019

Farmer cleared of 22 allegations of animal cruelty and related offences

Stuart Jessop recently represented a farmer and his two partners charged with various animal welfare and animal by-product offences.

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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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13 Feb 2019

Black Taxis in High Court challenge to decision to grant Uber their licence

Robert Griffiths QC and Stuart Jessop will represent the United Cabbies Group on behalf of the United Taxi Action Group in the High Court today in the Claimant’s challenge to the decision to grant Uber London Limited a Private Hire Vehicle Operators licence.

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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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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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01 Feb 2019

Clean air strategy 2019—raising difficult expectations?

In an article for Lexis PSL, William Upton, considers the key features and future impact of the government’s clean air strategy 2019.

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01 Feb 2019

Thomas Stern secures acquittals in case of London taxi driver accused of Covent Garden driving incident

The trial of a London taxi driver, James Manley, has ended with the jury returning not guilty verdicts on two counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

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30 Jan 2019

Tom Dunn secures acquittal of lorry driver accused of £1.5 million cigarette importation following 4 day trial at Maidstone Crown Court.

Tom Dunn, instructed by Oliver Kirk of Old Bailey Solicitors, has secured the acquittal of a 27 year old Northern Irish male accused of attempting to smuggle more than 5 million cigarettes into the UK.

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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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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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22 Jan 2019

Maximising mitigation – steps a company can take to reduce penalties

In this two part series published in the Safety and Health Practitioner, Stephen Hockman QC along with other health and safety specialists, considers the actions which a duty-holder can take following a serious incident.

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22 Jan 2019

Sentence increased for defendant in latest Operation Pallial hearing

In the latest hearing into allegations of historical abuse in the north Wales care system, a man previously convicted of serious sexual abuse and indecent assault at a care home in Wrexham, has had his sentence increased.

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18 Jan 2019

Stuart Jessop successfully represents Wembley parking company at planning inquiry

Stuart Jessop has successfully represented Stadium Centre Management Ltd (SCM Ltd) in its appeal against two enforcement notices.

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18 Jan 2019

Court rules that premises was not an HMO

Stuart Jessop has successfully represented a landlord in a prosecution by the London Borough of Camden under section 72 of the Housing Act 2004.

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10 Jan 2019

William Upton to be appointed Queen’s Counsel

Chambers is delighted to announce that William Upton is to be appointed Queen’s Counsel.

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21 Dec 2018

Robert Griffiths QC appointed as adviser on Commonwealth Investment and Dispute Resolution by the Commonwealth Secretariat

Robert Griffiths QC has been appointed as high level adviser on Commonwealth Investment and Dispute Resolution to the Commonwealth Office of Civil and Criminal Justice Reform.

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19 Dec 2018

Verdicts in Grooming Trial

The trial of Mohammed Karrar, Bassam Karrar and Anjum Dogar concluded yesterday with all three defendants being convicted on all counts.

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17 Dec 2018

International law and governance of the Polar Regions

Jill Barrett is in Japan participating in an international symposium on International Law for Sustainability in Arctic Resource Development: Integrating Economic, Social, Environmental and Scientific Dimensions.

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04 Dec 2018

Megan Thomas nominated as Real Estate, Environment and Planning Junior of the Year

We are pleased to announce that Megan Thomas has been nominated as Real Estate, Environment and Planning Junior of the Year at the Legal 500 2019 UK Bar Awards.

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03 Dec 2018

Anne Williams represents London Borough in a National Planning Policy test case

Anne Williams appeared on behalf of the London Borough of Islington appealing against a refusal of planning permission for a key residential development in Tollington Park.

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