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31st Jul 2018Newsflash

Newsflash: Sentencing Guidelines for Manslaughter Introduced

The Sentencing Council has published new guidelines for how offenders convicted of manslaughter should be sentenced in England and Wales. The guideline comes into force on 1 November 2018. Purpose This is the first time that comprehensive guidelines have been drawn up for these very serious and difficult cases, which often have great variation in […]

30th Jul 2018News

Tobacco and Personal Use: The Assessment and Penalty

Joshua Carey was instructed by HMRC against an Appellant who received an assessment and a penalty for holding excise duty goods which were not duty paid. The Appellant was travelling back into the United Kingdom from Bruges having stockpiled 5kg of hand-rolling tobacco said to be for personal use and gifts for his family.  He […]

26th Jul 2018News

Gavin Irwin successfully represents Emergency Medicine Registrar at the Inquest of a 33 year old woman who died from a rare form of infection

Gavin Irwin represented an Emergency Medicine Registrar at an Inquest before the Senior Coroner for the Black Country. The deceased presented at the A&E Department of Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley with a sore ankle and, sadly, died as a result of necrotising fasciitis less than 48 hours later. This rare condition spreads rapidly, for reasons […]

20th Jul 2018News

Paul Renteurs Acts for The FA in Regulatory Proceedings Brought Against Ex West Ham Recruitment Director Tony Henry Over Comments Regarding African Players

Paul Renteurs represented the Football Association in proceedings brought before the Regulatory Commission of the FA against former Head of Recruitment at West Ham United, Tony Henry. Mr Henry admitted charges that alleged using improper, insulting and/or abusive words which amounted to an ‘aggravated breach’ of FA Rules, including, as they did, references to ethnic […]

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