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30th Mar 2021News

Towuaghantse v GMC [2021] EWHC 681 (Admin) Coroner’s findings, independence of experts and registrant denials: this case is not one to put on the “read later” pile

It is difficult to know where to start with Towuaghantse v GMC [2021] EWHC 681 (Admin). I will give you a briefest account of the facts in a moment, but potentially Mostyn J’s judgment in this case stands as authority for the following principles: The factual findings of a coroner, and any narrative conclusion, are […]

26th Mar 2021News

Acquittal for Sallie Bennett-Jenkins QC in historic manslaughter charge

Sallie Bennett-Jenkins QC, leading Beth O’Reilly of 25 Bedford Row, has represented a defendant acquitted of manslaughter which arose from an incident in 2003 when he was aged 15. CC had pleaded guilty to an offence of s20 GBH in 2004, following an assault committed when he was 15; the deceased was seen in hospital […]

24th Mar 2021News

North Yorkshire Police Sergeant acquitted, Michael Rawlinson defending

Michael Rawlinson has represented a serving North Yorkshire Police Sergeant acquitted following a jury trial. The officer faced trial at York Crown Court for allegedly sexually assaulting another police officer on two separate occasions. Following a four-day Crown Court trial, involving the extensive cross-examination of serving police officer witnesses, the jury took just 30 minutes […]