Frances Pencheon has successfully represented a respondent in a SEND appeal. The matter was listed in the First-Tier Tribunal for a disability discrimination appeal against an Academy. The appeal was dismissed after the Judge held that the appeal had been brought out of time by one day.
Following a Murder trial at Bradford Crown Court lasting 8 weeks, Nicholas Worsley has helped secure not guilty verdicts against his client. The case involved the victim being stripped naked, tortured, humiliated and beaten for entertainment. The victim was kicked, stamped on and had multiple blunt force blows inflicted to his head. The defendants that were convicted received life sentences of significant minimum terms. This case can be read about here.
Richard Barraclough QC, instructed for the prosecution, has this week secured guilty verdicts in a gross negligence manslaughter re-trial. The case has been widely reported in the media as it involved the sale of dinitrophenol (DNP) capsules and involved the death of a young lady who had a distorted body image. This re-trial follows the overturning of the original conviction after the defendant had previously been convicted of her manslaughter by gross negligence. The defendant was sentenced to seven years immediate custody and you can read about the case by pressing the following here.
Kristina Goodwin has this week managed to avoid a custodial sentence for her client who had entered pleas previously for assault and possessing a bladed article. The victim, in this case, was threatened with a black-handled, long-bladed knife. As well as receiving a suspended sentence, forfeiture and destruction of the knife and rather bizarrely a potato peeler was ordered. I am sure that he will very “spuddenly” find that sentence “apeeling” as the alternative was custody and they wont make a “hash” of the chance he has been given.
Charlie Greenwood has been instructed by a Police force to represent them against a litigant in person.
Success for Danielle Graham at York Crown court this week as her client has had no evidence offered against him in a case involving People trafficking.
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