Cameron Brown QC, writing for The Times newspaper discusses how reform is vital after recent scandals in football and tennis showed how institutions have failed young people. This comes in the aftermath of the child sexual abuse scandal involving former Manchester City and Crewe Alexandra coach Barry Bennell, who was jailed for a combined 34 years in 2018 for 50 counts of child sex abuse between 1979 and 1991. To read the full article, click the following link https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/new-law-will-finally-give-sports-abuse-victims-protection-vgjddbtdv
Jane Brady successfully reduced a s.18 Wounding with intent Indictment to a plea to a s.47 Assault and argued that the sentence should run concurrently to the sentence the defendant was already serving. Following which, the new solicitor, who had been at court, said he would ‘definitely’ be sending more instructions.
Robert Smith represented an Applicant in his 30s at a CICA appeal hearing. The Applicant had been stabbed as a 16 year old and received relatively minor physical injury. His claim with the CICA had concluded with an award of £2,000. It later transpired that the Applicant had suffered serious psychological injury which affected the Applicant’s ability to hold down employment on a consistent basis, such that it was alleged that he had missed out on a career. The Applicant’s case was reopened by the CICA under the 2012 scheme. Robert Smith settled the schedule of loss with reference to the National Earnings statistics, gender and London weighting dating back to the mid -1990s and projecting forward. The Appeal was successful, with the Applicant being awarded a few hundred thousand pounds in loss of earnings, dating back to aged 18.
Hannah Lynch has been asked by Lexis Nexis to draft a case analysis of the Upper Tribunal’s recent decision in AA and BA v A Local Authority (SEN)  UKUT 54 (AAC) (2 March 2021). Hannah is frequently asked to provide her insight on Public Law/Education law cases. Keep an eye out for the analysis, which will be published in the next few days.
Jane Brady Instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service in a Death by Dangerous driving case which involved a vehicle tragically colliding with a pedestrian in South Yorkshire. The case will be heard at Sheffield Crown Court and will commence in November 2021.
Harry Crowson briefed by the prosecution assists the court in a case of dangerous driving and theft. The circumstances involved the theft of meat from the Coop in Gargrave. He received a 12 month custodial sentence suspended for 12 months and he was banned from driving for 12 months and until he takes an extended retest. The case is reported in the Telegraph and Argus here https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/19190448.danger-driver-abandoned-car-police-chase—left-wallet-inside/
Jane Brady instructed in a large child sexual exploitation case in Bradford. Instructed by RCM solicitors in Halifax. The case will be before the Crown Court in Bradford for a six week trial starting at the beginning of October 2021.
Harry Crowson, instructed to prosecute a prolific thief . Again, surprisingly, amongst other things his item of choice to steal was meat and as with Mr Crowsons other case in this blog, the victim of the meat theft was the Coop. The defendant, with a lot at “steak” and hoping for a “lean” sentence, received immediate custody for 8 months in the sl-ham-er and you can read the reported case here https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/19190723.prolific-thief-257-offences-record/
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