Kristina Goodwin, representing the prosecution in this case before the crown court at Sheffield. The circumstances involved assaults, theft of Aftershave and theft of £40 worth of meat from Marks and Spencer. He was sentenced to 10 months custodial sentence but perhaps it could be said that the biggest crime went unreported as the £40 of meat was for just two joints of beef! www.thestar.co.uk/
Richard Barraclough QC is into the third week of a “baby shaking “ case where not only the multitude of medical experts and clinicians have been giving evidence remotely, with one one from Western Australia and the others from various hospitals In the UK but the Defendant himself is appearing remotely until he gives evidence.
James Lake has been briefed to represent a soldier of significant rank at his trial at Catterick Courts Martial Centre. The Soldier has been charged with serious offences of a sexual nature. James is instructed by Watson Woodhouse solicitors in Middlesbrough.
In a ‘kiss and tell’ case about the threatened release of a sex tape, Sophie Mitchell successfully obtained an emergency interim injunction in harassment and privacy on behalf of the Claimant at the Leeds High Court.
Sam Green QC is into the fourth week of a murder trial at Leeds Crown Court, he represents the defendant who is accused of murdering a man in his own home who died from serious head and neck injuries after being seriously beaten.
Kristina Goodwin is to be led by Sam Green QC at Hull Crown Court. Instructed by the prosecution they are both to prosecute a woman after a man was found with multiple stab wounds at an address in Scunthorpe.
Alasdair Campbell has this week represented this year’s winner of the National Hide and Seek Championships. Instructed by Messrs Blackwells Solicitors of Keighley, he represented a man charged with lawful escape from custody after escaping from an open prison in 2002. Getting the client a sentence of 10 months is a fantastic result. Pretty sure he won’t be in open conditions anytime soon though. I am not sure if it has been reported but if you search the law reports for R v Scarlett Pimpernel, it may be there!
James Bourne-Arton has this week assisted a vulnerable defendant of good character who had been charged with serious drugs offences. Following an earlier, prompt plea of Guilty, he was sentenced to a non-custodial sentence which came as a welcome relief to him and his family who were with him throughout.
Appearing for the prosecution, Kristina Goodwin assisted the court in making sure a violent robber spends the near future nicely holed up in one of Her Majesty’s finest establishments for the next 6 years! There was a lot of local media coverage of this case as it was particularly nasty. You can read about it here www.hulldailymail.co.uk
Sophie Mitchell successfully struck out a defamation and human rights claim on behalf of the Ministry of Justice on the grounds it had no reasonable prospect of success as the Particulars of Claim was inadequate, the Claimant could not surmount s.1 of the Defamation Act 2013 and summary judgment was given in respect of the defences of truth (s.2) and honest opinion (s.3).
Kristina Goodwin has prosecuted a defendant charged with intimidating the witnesses in a burglary trial. She had previously prosecuted this same defendant in August so you think he would have known what was to come. Yes…….Guilty convictions and a sentence of 12 months imprisonment for perverting the course of justice.
We are delighted to welcome back Jane Brady to St Pauls Chambers after a number of years working out of chambers in Oxford. Jane is a Grade 4 Prosecutor and defends and prosecutes the most serious cases, often involving legally complex issues, expert evidence and vulnerable witnesses and defendants. Janes profile is on the website and can be viewed here https://www.stpaulschambers.com/barrister/jane-brady/
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