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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 […]

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 […]

5th Feb 2021News

Jonathan Kinnear QC acts in landmark EncroChat decision

The Court of Appeal delivered judgment today in respect of the admissibility of evidence obtained by the National Crime Agency from the French and Dutch authorities who had infiltrated EncroChat, a bespoke encrypted global communication service said to have been used exclusively by criminals. The provision of the evidence led to the UK’s largest ever law […]

4th Feb 2021News

When is an expert not an expert?

Angus Bunyan reviews this week’s judgment in Byrne and others concerning the safety of a number of fraud convictions which relied on the evidence of a now discredited expert witness. Angus was prosecution trial counsel in one of the cases (leading Julia Faure Walker) and appeared for the Respondent on appeal. Narita Bahra QC was […]

21st Aug 2020Newsflash

Hillingdon Underground Station killers sentenced at Old Bailey

At the conclusion of a four week trial at the Central Criminal Court, prosecuted by Jonathan Rees QC and Will Martin, the defendants Alex Lanning and Jonathan Camille were convicted, respectively, of the murder and manslaughter of Tashan Daniel. Yesterday, the two men were sentenced. Lanning was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term […]