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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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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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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

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

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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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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03 Dec 2018

Oliver Saxby QC, Simon Taylor, Thomas Stern and Lucy Luttman judge at Bar Mock Trial Competition

On Saturday 1st December 2018, Maidstone Crown Court hosted the regional final of the Bar Mock Trial Competition 2018/19.

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30 Nov 2018

Oxford Grooming Trial Underway

The case of Mohammed Karrar, Bassam Karrar and Anjum Dogar began at Oxford Crown Court last week. Oliver Saxby QC is prosecuting.

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13 Nov 2018

John O’Higgins, Nina Ellin and Daniel Stevenson – successful prosecution of a targeted attack on travellers’ site in Kent

The case involved a masked gang, armed with machetes, knives, crow-bars and cable ties, who launched an attack on dwellings in a travellers’ site in Lenham, Kent in 2016.

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