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Successful appeal clarifies the defence of insanity


Sam Thomas’ submissions were accepted by the Administrative Court (Irvin LJ; Knowles J), who indicated that the law, previously held as correct for twenty years, should no longer be followed…

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“Acquittal in historic sexual allegation


Jim Sturman QC (instructed by Mohammed Sajid Bismillah of Tuckers) acted for X, an elderly man charged with a sexual offence allegedly committed approximately 35 years ago. X was acquitted by…

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Austin Stoton prosecutes HSE breaches where £1,000,000 fine imposed


Austin Stoton prosecuted Sembcorp Utilities (UK) Ltd, Central Industrial (Northern) Limited (CIS) and R & A Kay Inspecting Services Limited (RAK). Sembcorp, a Singaporean utilities company are the main energy…

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Lavinia Woodward – Oxford Crown Court


Jim Sturman QC, instructed by Gary Bloxsome and Rachel Wilson of Blackfords, acted for Lavinia who was sentenced to a suspended sentence for unlawful wounding of her former boyfriend on…

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Richard Matthews QC secures acquittal of director of gross negligence manslaughter charge


Richard Matthews QC represented the director of a construction company who was tried at Luton Crown Court with gross negligence manslaughter who was acquitted at the judge’s direction at the…

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Tata Steel UK Ltd Prosecution


Austin Stoton prosecuted Tata Steel UK Ltd following the uncontrolled release of a carcinogenic, mutagenic, flammable toxin from a process plant at a facility in Scunthorpe in 2011 for offences…

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Inquest return verdict of lawful killing


Ian Stern QC, instructed by Scott Ingram of Slater & Gordon, represented the Authorised Firearms Officer who went under the cipher I7 at the coroner’s inquest in Peterborough into the…

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Optometrist’s gross negligence manslaughter conviction quashed by the Court of Appeal


Ian Stern QC leading Sandesh Singh (instructed by Stokoe Partnership) represented Honey Rose in her successful appeal against her conviction for gross negligence manslaughter. Mrs Rose was the first optometrist…

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Richard Whittam QC prosecuted Royal Marine Commando Ciaran Maxwell at the Central Criminal Court


Ciaran Maxwell was a serving marine when he was arrested in August 2015 at Norton Manor Camp in Taunton. Police searches revealed he had 43 hides of ammunition and explosives…

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Sandesh Singh successfully represents the General Dental Council in two High Court appeals


Sandesh Singh, instructed by the GDC’s in-house legal team, acted for the respondent regulatory body in relation to two statutory appeals to the High Court. The issue in both appeals…

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