Denise Breen-Lawton has been instructed by Peter Minnikin from McCormicks solicitors in Harrogate to defend a man charged with Murder. The incident involved a violent altercation in a bedsit with the victim receiving multiple stab wounds. The case will be tried later in the year before the crown court at Leeds.
After a 2 day trial in which he cross-examined Julie Elliott MP for Sunderland in February 2021, Simon Myerson QC instructed by John Goodwin at Cohen Cramer, secured the acquittal of Mr Leonard Lowther, who had been charged with harassment of Ms Elliott. The written judgment of DJ Kate Meek (dated 19th March 2021 and available via the Judicial Office), determined that the conduct did not amount to harassment, because it could not properly and objectively be described as oppressive or criminal, and held that limiting Mr Lowther’s Art 10 right to free expression by criminal conviction would, in any event, not have been a necessary and proportionate step
John Harrison QC has been instructed to represent a man from Lincoln who is charged with Murder. The case will be heard at Lincoln Crown Court and will be listed in August for two weeks.
Denise Breen-Lawton instructed by the CPS Special Crime unit in a new case
The Lockdown restrictions have been hard on us all this year, especially with the shutting down of hairdressers. This burglar though got much more than he expected when he broke into a barbers amongst other places. 16 months more than was expected. In short he is back ‘in’sides. Thanks in no small part to being prosecuted by Kristina Goodwin of our chambers. You can read about the case in the following link. https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/crime/leeds-city-centre-burglar-broke-in-to-barbers-accountants-and-apartments-during-crime-spree-3170019%3famp
Emma Handley, instructed by the prosecution ensures that a convicted sex attacker is sent back to prison for breaching an order banning him from entering Leeds student areas – https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/crime/convicted-sex-attacker-sent-back-to-prison-for-breaching-order-banning-him-from-entering-leeds-student-areas-3160217
Helen Chapman has been instructed by Brian Nuttney from McCormicks Solicitors in Harrogate to represent a defendant charged with historic sexual offences against 3 individual family members. The oldest offences are said to have occurred almost 50 years ago and the allegations span several changes in the relevant legislation.
Emma Handley has this week prosecuted a dad who had been charged with assaulting the mother of their child, including kicking her whilst she was laying on the floor holding onto their child 14 month old child. You can read the news report here – https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/crime/a-thoroughly-nasty-assault-leeds-dad-repeatedly-kicked-his-partner-on-bedroom-floor-as-she-held-onto-their-baby-3151167
Jessica Heggie and Frances Pencheon at Bradford Crown Court this week saw their clients receive sentences of 3 years 4 months and 3 years respectively whilst other defendants received sentences of much more. They had previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply class A – 9kg of import purity cocaine. The case is reported in Bradford’s finest paper, the T&A https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/19171149.six-people-jailed-total-35-years-plot-bring-720-000-cocaine-bradford/
Temitayo Dasaolu has represented a defendant at Manchester crown court. He was being sentenced for 2 counts of multi-jurisdictional, sophisticated, money-laundering offences. The money laundering offences were against a background of ‘romance fraud’ schemes. He received a suspended sentence of 21 months, suspended for 18 months.
Emma Handley has been prosecuting in Leeds Crown Court a nursery nurse caught stealing tins of paint from Sainsburys (other supermarkets are available) Given two months to prove herself lets hope that she paints herself in a good light, facts don’t get glossed over or there is a good chance she ends up in the can – If you click the link you can read the story here https://www.wakefieldexpress.co.uk/news/crime/nursery-worker-thief-told-to-prove-herself-or-risk-going-to-jail-3170426
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Have a good weekend everyone.