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27th Apr 2021News

Court of Appeal quashes Post Office convictions in historic judgment

In the landmark case of R v Hamilton and others [2021] 1 Cr. App. R. 17, the Court of Appeal has quashed the convictions of 39 sub-post masters and found their prosecution by the Post Office to be an “abuse of process” and an “affront to justice”. Background The main issue in this case was […]

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 […]

23rd Feb 2021News

Clean bowled – Eynsham Cricket Club’s appeal dismissed by the Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal has today handed down its judgment in Eynsham Cricket Club v The Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs [2021] EWCA Civ 225, a judgment that will be of great interest both to those in the charity sector, and to Community Amateur Sports Clubs (“CASCs”).  At the heart of the case […]