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2015

T’is the season to be techie ….!

This is the time of year for families …. and for gadgets. Lots of them! In particular, smartphones. An average 65% of children in the UK aged between 8 and 11 now have their own smartphone.

This figure rises to 90.5% in…

T’is the season to be techie ….!

 

This is the time of year for families …. and for gadgets. Lots of them! In particular, smartphones. An average 65% of children in the UK aged between 8 and 11 now have their own smartphone.
This figure rises to…

Hospital errors blamed for the death of baby Abigail Goodalll

A coroner has ruled that hospital errors were to blame for the death of Abigail Goodall who died in October 2014 at St Michael’s Hospital, Bristol.
Abigail was born with congenital heart disease and needed two catheter lines to be inserted…

Top personal injury decisions of the Court of Appeal in 2015

 
The Court of Appeal has made a number of important decisions in 2015 in the field of personal injury. As the year draws to a close, Ella Davis and I review some of the most important of them for the…

Laura Briggs appointed as a Recorder

We are delighted to annouce that Laura Briggs has been appointed as a Recorder.  Laura will be sitting on the South Eastern Circuit.
Full details of the appointments can be found

Robert Ekaireb’s appeal dismissed with heavy criticism of the defence QC by the Lord Chief Justice

Michael Wolkind QC, a criminal defence barrister, has been heavily criticised by Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, the Lord Chief Justice.  Lord Thomas criticised Wolkind’s behaviour during the murder trial of Robert Ekaireb and accused him of “patronising” and “ill-judged” behaviour before referring…

Gangster convicted of stealing £1.3m from cash machines facing jail sentence

A gang member who played a key role in a large scale theft from cash machines in England is facing jail after pleading guilty to conspiring to defraud ATM provider Cardtronics UK between 1 May 2014 and 28 May 2014.
Teofil…

Edwin Buckett appointed Chairman of Police Misconduct Hearings

Following a national competition Edwin Buckett has been appointed to the Panel of Part-Time Legally Qualified Chairs of Police Misconduct Hearings for a consortium of Constabularies in the North East.
Following public consultation and changes announced by the Home Secretary in…

Tara Vindis successfully represents mother in care proceedings

Tara represented a Latvian mother in care proceedings brought by a London local authority in relation to her young child removed to foster care at a few months old. Despite a positive pre-birth assessment of a second child the local authority indicated that…

Tom Restall secures over £200,000 for injured man after judge prefers Claimant’s pain expert

Tom acted for the Claimant who sustained potentially life-threatening chest injuries in a high speed motorway collision. The man developed two distinct chronic pain conditions as well as an ongoing psychiatric condition. At a two-day trial the court heard two experienced pain…

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