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Christopher Martin secures acquittal in alleged “abuse” of recruits case


One of the biggest investigations into the alleged abuse of teenage Army recruits in Britain has collapsed after legal argument. Christopher Martin acted for Sergeant Anthony Owen, one of sixteen…

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Surgeon David Sellu cleared by Medical Practitioners Tribunal


Ian Stern QC represented Mr. David Sellu the Consultant surgeon before the Medical Practitioners Tribunal, with regard to allegations relating to the same patient that led to his conviction which…

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Swissport UK Ltd Prosecution


Austin Stoton prosecuted Swissport UK Ltd, the air freight logistics company which operates at the majority of UK airports, for breaches of general duties under the Health and Safety at…

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Charlotte Brewer appears in first ever Consumer Credit prosecution brought by the FCA


Charlotte Brewer was instructed by the Financial Conduct Authority as junior counsel in the first ever criminal prosecution brought by the FCA in relation to its consumer credit powers. The…

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Tata Steel fatality HSE proceedings


Austin Stoton prosecuted Tata Steel UK Ltd for offences contrary to ss. 2 & 3 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. A 26 year old electrician died…

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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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