Following on from the other weeks inter-chambers match-up between Mr Philip Standfast and Miss Jessica Heggie. We now have a headline bout as Mr Simon Myerson KC has been instructed to prosecute in a Murder that Mr Bryan Cox KC is instructed to defend. The case has featured extensively in media reports both locally and nationally.
George Hazel-Owram, instructed by Ian Anderson at Ison Harrison solicitors has this week been defending a man at York Crown Court who was charged with Death by Dangerous Driving. After delivering a fantastic closing speech and following a very short deliberation, the jury returned unanimous not guilty verdicts. A great result for George in an extremely tragic and difficult case.
James Bourne-Arton & Kristina Goodwin succeeded in limiting the lengths of the custodial sentences for their clients to as short a term as possible. Both of their clients pleaded guilty to an offence of Affray following drunken late-night violence at Shipley Railway Station. The incident involved a railway conductor and passengers being targeted, bottles being thrown and kicking of the train. You can read about the case here
Samuel Green KC has recently been instructed to defend one of seven defendants charged with murder following an Incident in Hartlepool. Sam is instructed by David Harbron from Chivers Solictors.
Nigel Edwards KC is also instructed to represent one of the seven defendants charged with murder following an incident in Hartlepool. Nigel is instructed by Sean Grainger of Watson woodhouse Solicitors.
George Hazel-Owram has been instructed this week by Blackwell’s Solicitors to represent a defendant charged under modern day slavery laws.
Philip Standfast has been prosecuting a man this week in Grimsby charged with Rape, Assault and threats to kill. Guilty Verdicts returned and a long spell in custody received.
People of Bradford can sleep a little easier following Kristina Goodwin’s latest case. Acting on behalf of the prosecution and following guilty pleas, she opened the case against a serial burglar who had 47 convictions for 155 offences and when minimum terms were mentioned, the Judge replied “the defendant has had more minimum terms over the years than you’ve had breakfasts,” (he got another minimum term and then a bit more) You can read about the case here
Sophie Mitchell’s Defamation, Harassment and Privacy seminar in conjunction with the Leeds Law Society last week was a massive success with sell-out numbers. Due to the high demand Miss Mitchell will be hosting another seminar in the New Year. We will announce further details of how to attend in due course.
Kristina Goodwin has been instructed by Mark East at John Robinsons Solicitors Hull to represent a defendant charged with Administering poison with intent to endanger life/inflict grievous bodily harm.
The The Legal 500 rankings have just come out. There were mentions for a lot of our members including Robert Smith & Sophie Mitchell who are both Tier 1 in Personal injury and Hannah Lynch who is Tier 1 in Public Law. Hannah Specialises in special educational needs cases and is the only Junior ranked in Public Law on the North Eastern Circuit. You can see all the rankings here