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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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02 Nov 2018

Six Pump Court ranked Band 1 Set and barristers ranked in twelve practice areas in 2019 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 in the new 2019 Chambers UK Bar Guide.

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30 Oct 2018

Six Pump Court barristers recommended in twelve areas of law in the Legal 500 2019

Six Pump Court has been recommended in twelve areas of law in the Legal 500 2018 with 59 individual recommendations.

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26 Oct 2018

Conspiracy to murder trial underway - Simon Taylor and Ben Irwin prosecuting, Oliver Saxby QC defending

The trial of Glenn Pollard, Heather Pollard and Hayley Weatherall began last week at Maidstone Crown Court.

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10 Oct 2018

Sexual assault appeal succeeds - Oliver Saxby QC acting

The appeal of a young student against an immediate custodial sentence for an offence of sexual assault was yesterday upheld by the Court of Appeal, resulting in the appellant’s immediate release.

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08 Oct 2018

Presenting Sexual Abuse Cases

On Thursday, Oliver Saxby QC is to speak at a two-day conference on Child Sexual Exploitation being held for Senior Investigating Officers.

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04 Oct 2018

Murder Defence Underway

The trial of Auremas Vilius and Klaudijus Klimanskis, charged with the murder of a man called Edvardus Barsevicius, began last week. Oliver Saxby QC and John Fitzgerald are representing the first defendant.

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12 Sep 2018

Domestic Violence & Abuse - A Guide for Criminal Lawyers

On 15th November Nina Ellin will present a seminar on Domestic Violence and Abuse for both prosecutors and defence lawyers.

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10 Sep 2018

Acquittal in multi-million pound cocaine importation and supply case

Defendant accused of being the leading figure in an organised crime group has been acquitted on all charges.

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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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14 Aug 2018

Catherine Donnelly prosecutes owners of dangerous dog that attacked toddler

The owners of a dangerous dog that savaged an 18 month old toddler have pleaded guilty to ownership of the dog and allowing it to become out of control in a public place.

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06 Jul 2018

Gross Negligence Manslaughter - Oliver Saxby QC instructed to prosecute

Oliver Saxby QC has been instructed to prosecute a mother charged over the death of her 12-month old baby, A.

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29 Jun 2018

Defendant acquitted following attempt to set partner on fire

In a verdict given today, the defendant was unanimously acquitted following a 5 day trial at Woolwich Crown Court.

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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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13 Jun 2018

Sentence in Oxford sexual abuse trial - Oliver Saxby QC prosecuting

Sentence was passed yesterday following the five and a half month long sexual abuse trial which concluded in late March.

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05 Jun 2018

Manslaughter Plea Accepted in Baby Murder Prosecution - 8 Year Sentence Imposed

The Crown last week accepted a young defendant’s plea of guilty to manslaughter, offering no evidence on the alternative count of murder. Oliver Saxby QC was defending.

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21 May 2018

Nina Ellin prosecutes two men for the burglary of reality star’s home

Nina Ellin is currently prosecuting two men for the burglary of reality star’s home address.

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30 Apr 2018

Solicitor Sentenced following Neglect Conviction; and Multi-handed Murder Trial Underway

The solicitor convicted by a jury of the neglect of her elderly mother was sentenced on Friday to two and half years imprisonment. Oliver Saxby QC was prosecuting.

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