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31st May 2016News

Pre-Trial Disclosure Issues in Claim Subjected to Closed Material Procedure Direction

27.05.16R (K, A and B) v Secretary of State for Defence The court was asked to consider various issues relating to pre-trial disclosure in a claim that was subject to a closed material procedure direction under the Justice and Security Act 2013, s 6. The issues arose in relation to litigation brought by three individuals, […]

26th May 2016News

Chris Gillespie successfully challenges production order for medical records

Chris Gillespie, instructed by Ian Barker of the MDU, persuaded the CPS and Court to withdraw a PACE warrant requiring a GP to produce to the police the medical records of a patient whom the police were investigating on the basis that PACE does not give the police power to seize medical records and that […]

25th May 2016News

Jonathan Laidlaw QC secures rehearing before British Horseracing Authority

Jonathan Laidlaw QC represented the race horse trainer Jim Best in his appeal before the British Horseracing Authority. The Appeal Board quashed the findings of the Disciplinary Board, ordered a re-hearing before a fresh, independent panel and required the Authority to pay all of Mr Best’s costs to date. See the latest news article here. Jonathan […]

10th May 2016News

Craig Ferguson defends doctor cleared of manslaughter by gross negligence

The Crown Prosecution service has offered no evidence against Dr Adedayo Adedeji, who was accused of manslaughter by gross negligence following the death of a patient hours after he performed a late stage termination of pregnancy. In addition to the manslaughter charge, Dr Adedeji was the first doctor in the UK to be prosecuted under […]