News

Carer guilty of murdering her father suffering from Multiple Sclerosis
Deanna Heer, led by Jonathan Rees QC, secured the conviction of a carer who claimed she suffocated her father because of his “intolerable” multiple sclerosis as part of a failed suicide pact. Her defence lawyer...
29 February 2016

Reconsideration of the exceptional procedure to refer cases to the Court of Appeal

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29 February 2016

Multi-million pound eBay scammers jailed for a total of 18 Years
Stephen Hopper and Andrew Johnson successfully prosecuted a London crime gang who pleaded guilty to a conspiracy to money laundering at the Old Bailey. ...
26 February 2016

Rotherham Child Sex Abuse Trial
Laura Brickman at Sheffield Crown Court, acting for Qurban Ali the uncle of the three Hussain brothers, secured three Not Guilty verdicts of Historic Rape, Indecent Assault and Procuring a girl under...
26 February 2016

Licence kept following 'expectional hardship' argument
Carolina Bracken represented a client who pleaded guilty to driving at 76mph in a 50mph zone. Her client had to come to court as he already had 9 penalty points on his licence, and therefore fell to be disqualified as a 'totter' (someone who has 12 or more...
01 March 2016

Speeder avoids disqualification
Carolina Bracken's client pleaded guilty to driving at 102mph in a 70mph zone. He had to come to court rather than accept his penalty administratively as there was a risk of disqualification due to his speed. Following mitigation, the magistrates decided that...
25 February 2016

Michael Brompton QC and Miranda Moore QC appear on opposite sides in bribery case
Sweett Group plc has been fined £1.4 million with a confiscation order of £851,000 after pleading guilty at Southwark Crown Court  to an offence of failing to prevent bribery. The case, which involved bribery in the UAE by a subsidiary of...
25 February 2016

Law Graduate Convicted Under Terrorism Acts
A jury trying charges under the Terrorism Acts at the Old Bailey has convicted Ayman Shaukat, a law graduate from Walsall, of assisting two men to travel to Syria to fight for “Islamic State”, having heard how he posed for a photograph in his bedroom...
24 February 2016

Consumer Rights Conference 2016
Miles Bennett is speaking at the Consumer Rights...
24 February 2016

Double killer Gary Vinter gets third life sentence
Denis Barry successfully prosecuted Gary Winter, a double murderer who has received another life sentence for trying to kill a fellow "lifer" at HMP Woodhill. He repeatedly kicked Lee Newell to the...
23 February 2016

The Launch of FreeBar

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18 February 2016

FreeBar Launch Event – Promoting LGBT+ equality and inclusion across the Bar
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17 February 2016

Mother acquitted of causing daughter's death

Denis Barry represented a mother accused of causing the death of her 23 month old daughter from a head injury. ...
03 February 2016