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6th Dec 2019Newsflash

Jonathan Laidlaw QC defends in case dismissed from the Central Criminal Court today.

Following a hearing before the Supreme Court, charges of torture, allegedly committed during the first Liberian civil war in 1990 by Dr Agnes Taylor, were dismissed by Mr Justice Sweeney at the Central Criminal Court this morning.  Jonathan Laidlaw QC acted for the defendant, along with Steven Powles QC. Read more here and here. Jonathan […]

2nd Dec 2019Newsflash

Christopher Coltart QC acts for Investment Fund Manager in Private Prosecution

Christopher Coltart QC (instructed by Gareth Minty, Mishcon de Reya) acted for an Investment Fund Manager in the recent private prosecution of a former employee of the company.  The defendant had, over a period of more than nine years, manipulated company records to disguise a significant foreign currency fraud, as well as misusing the company’s […]

26th Nov 2019News

Nneka Akudolu Defends Client Aquitted in Car Park Gang Rape Trial

Nneka represented the first of three defendants charged with the rape and sexual assault of a woman in broad daylight, who they had met 30 minutes earlier. An unusual feature of the case was that the entire incident had been filmed by a concerned member of the public from his flat which overlooked the scene. […]

15th Nov 2019Newsflash

Now who is lacking insight?

Independent report into NMC’s handling of Morecambe Bay cases finds significant failings At the end of October 2019 Verita published its “Independent audit to review the NMC’s handling of documentation relating to midwives at Furness General Hospital”. The audit exposes a series of record keeping failures, as well as a lack of candour in communication […]

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