Andrew Haslam QC has been instructed to defend a man accused of Conspiracy to Murder. The case is to be heard at Newcastle Crown Court at the end of the year.
Alasdair Campbell instructed by Shazad Dad solicitors in Bradford has been briefed to represent a man charged with Murder in Allerton, Bradford.
Jeremy Barnett has been instructed by Alexander Carter-Silk of Keystone Law to advise on legal and regulatory issues in respect of an overseas crypto exchange who wish to operate in the UK. Both Jeremy and Alexander regularly speak on regulatory and compliance issues around ICOs [Initial Coin Offering], STOs [Security Token Offering], Stablecoins, DLTs [Distributed Legder Technology] and Blockchain.
Richard Barraclough QC and Denise Breen-Lawton have written a note on Stealth and Spoof phones used by gangs. This follows the evidence of an expert in an ongoing gangland execution, murder trial. You can read about it here.
Denise Breen-Lawton’s client was being prosecuted for money laundering over £65,000 after previously pleading guilty to drugs matters earlier in the year. Denise instructed a forensic accountant and then persuaded the prosecution to drop the money laundering completely when a report undermining their methodology, calculations and conclusions was served.
Ayesha Smart has successfully argued against the imposition of an immediate ban for a driver caught going 39mph OVER the speed limit, 109mph on the motorway!
Nigel Edwards QC instructed by, and in combination with, Stuart Wild of Conspiracysolicitor.co.uk (and Bird and Co Solicitors LLP of Grantham) achieve another outstanding result. Appearing before the Bristol Crown Court the hard work of Mr. Wild , upon the advice of Mr. Edwards QC, secured a suspended sentence for a man originally accused of commercial Production of Cannabis. The crown and latterly the Judge were persuaded that the operation was for personal use only, following the acquisition of expert reports. Mr. Edwards QC and Mr. Wild are particularly grateful for the assistance of Paul Attenborough Nottingham, a nationally renowned expert in the analysis of illegal narcotics and dealing in the same
Hannah Lynch represented a client in a complex ancillary relief case, involving conduct allegations and hidden assets. The court awarded Ms Lynch’s lay client an advantageous financial award that enabled her to re-house mortgage-free and the judge concluded that the husband had hidden assets available to him.”
On a lighter note, let’s not end with a “Melan-Collie story but on a “Paws-itive note!
Ayesha Smart instructed for the Appellant in a case involving Junior, a Pitbull type dog, who was the subject of an immediate destruction order imposed by the Magistrates’ Court as one of the 4 types of “dangerous dogs” described and banned in the dangerous dog act.
On appeal, expert evidence was advanced in respect of Junior’s behaviour and temperament. Submissions and evidence were also advanced as to the suitability of his owner. The Court granted the appeal and Junior was spared from immediate destruction, a contingent destruction order was imposed instead. It would seem “ruff” justice for junior has been avoided after it was shown that he wasn’t “fur-ocious” hopefully he can go on to “lead” a long life and not be “hounded” anymore.
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