News and Events

30th Aug 2016News

David Howker QC 1959-2016

Chambers has heartbreaking news to announce. David Howker QC died suddenly whilst on holiday with his family in France last Thursday. The son of a Blackpool market porter, David came to the Bar via grammar school and Birmingham University. Called in 1982 he quickly found a tenancy in what was then Seddon Cripps’ chambers in […]

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 […]

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 […]