Monthly Archives: January 2016

Richard Whittam QC appointed as a Deputy High Court Judge


After an open competition run by the Judicial Appointments Commission Richard Whittam QC has been appointed as a Deputy High Court Judge. Having completed a successful term as First Senior…

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Jamas Hodivala is invited to speak at Law Commission symposium


The Law Commission is currently undertaking a project to reform the common-law offence of Misconduct in a Public Office. On 20 January 2016 it held a symposium at King’s College…

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Acquittal of Bristol Police Officer accused of misconduct


This was a high profile case in which the prosecution alleged that three police officers and one PCSO had misconducted themselves in a public office, in July 2013, in Bristol,…

Category: Cases |

The first word in Enforcement Notices


Sarah Jane Hague (One of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Health & Safety) v Rotary Yorkshire Limited [2015] EWCA Civ 696. Introduction Last June the Court of Appeal handed down judgment…

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Conviction quashed of journalist convicted in Operation Elveden Prosecution


The only journalist from The Sun Newspaper to be convicted as a result of the MPS Operation Elveden had his conviction quashed by the Court of Appeal following a renewed…

Category: Cases |

Operation Aquamarine


Represented a former solicitor alleged to have been at the heart of a very high value (over £40m) mortgage fraud on Barclays Private Clients International and Abbey Commercial Mortgages.

Category: Cases |

R v Rayner & Rayner


Successfully prosecuting a Ponzi fraud operated by husband and wife defendants in which they secured over £1.7 million of investment from investors based on a purported hedge-betting system with Betfair….

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R v Steven Adams & Adams Home Centre Ltd


Junior Counsel prosecuting Health & Safety offences arising from an oxygen leak at a company specializing in decanting explosive gasses into cylinders. As a consequence of the leak a catastrophic…

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R v Bhebe


Defending one of six defendants charged murdering a rival gang member in Southend. The case concerned members of two gangs based in London now supplying class A drugs in Southend…

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R v Christopher Bosworth


Leading counsel, prosecuting an Anglican Catholic priest for historic sexual offences committed on patients and mentally unwell individuals, whilst the defendant was a community psychiatric nurse in the 1980’s and…

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