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SFO Ordered to Pay Costs of Failed Prosecution
The Serious Fraud Office has been ordered to pay the costs of five defendants arising out of the failed Celtric Energy prosecution. ...
15 February 2015

Ben Douglas-Jones secures conviction in “miracle baby” case
In R v Ediae, a woman who faked her own pregnancy after years of infertility was convicted of smuggling a child into Britain after buying it from a Nigerian “baby farm” and passing it off as her own.  The conviction followed two recent High...
07 February 2015

Former Stoke Mandeville Hospital Doctor Convicted of Sexual Offences
Michael Salmon, a Doctor who formerly worked at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, has been convicted of two counts of rape and nine counts of indecent assault, following a trial at Reading Crown Court in which Miranda...
06 February 2015

RIPA/DRIPA and Covert State Surveillance
Nicholas Griffin QC and Robert O’Sullivan QC on 3 February 2015 gave a presentation to Avon & Somerset Police on the state of the law surrounding...
03 February 2015

Strict Liability Offence Update by Robert O'Sullivan QC
The Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury announced in HMRC’s No Safe Havens 2014 report that a new criminal offence of failing to declare taxable offshore income and gains "will" be introduced. ...
01 February 2015