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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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11 Oct 2019

Six Pump Court ranked Band 1 Set and barristers ranked in eleven practice areas in 2020 Chambers UK Bar Guide

Six Pump Court Chambers is delighted to be ranked as a Band 1 Set with Set rankings in Crime, Consumer Law Environment, Health & Safety and Planning.

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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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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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27 Sep 2019

Six Pump Court barristers recommended in eleven areas of law in the Legal 500 2020

Six Pump Court has been recommended in eleven areas of law in the Legal 500 2020 with 59 individual recommendations.

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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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20 Sep 2019

Tom Dunn secures acquittal in attempted murder trial

Tom Dunn, instructed by Bond Joseph Solicitors, has secured the acquittal of Lewis Shaw on a charge of attempted murder following a 4 day trial at Maidstone Crown Court.

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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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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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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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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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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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16 Apr 2019

Nina Ellin prosecutes lorry driver convicted of causing death by dangerous driving

The lorry driver was convicted of causing death by dangerous driving. He had been watching a TV programme on his phone whilst driving an HGV.

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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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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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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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04 Mar 2019

Daniel Stevenson secures convictions in fake security van raid

Daniel Stevenson successfully prosecuted two accomplices who conspired to steal almost £320,000 from a cash-in-transit vehicle and to make a false report of a robbery.

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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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