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28th Jun 2016News

Jonathan Laidlaw QC and Craig Ferguson represent first company to be sentenced for Corporate Manslaughter since the new Definitive Guideline came into force

Monavon Construction Limited pleaded guilty in May to two offences of corporate manslaughter and one offence contrary to section 3 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. The case arose out of the tragic deaths of two men who died when they pushed one another against hoarding, which surrounded a construction site operated […]

10th Jun 2016News

Rights of the Victim v the Defendant: Has the Pendulum Swung Too Far?

In recent years, a number of high-profile cases have led to campaigns for greater protection for witnesses. The impetus behind such campaigns is that witnesses are being badly let down by the criminal justice system and are often traumatised by the experience of giving evidence. Such criticisms are made particularly with regard to trials of […]

6th Jun 2016News

Richard Huckle Given 22 Life Sentences

Richard Huckle has been sentenced to 22 concurrent life sentences with a minimum term of 25 years following a 4 day sentencing hearing before HHJ Rook QC at the Central Criminal Court. Brian O’Neill QC led the prosecution team in this case which was vastly covered in the media. Click here to read the BBC, […]