Training & Knowledge: Oliver Glasgow QC

28th Apr 2021Blog

The Court of Appeal restates a robust approach to secondary parties in homicide cases.

Two recent Court of Appeal cases demonstrate the robust approach taken by the Court to secondary parties in homicide cases involving group violence between young men in public using weapons. In the context of such offences, the Court has emphatically restated the limited circumstances in which the principle of ‘Overwhelming Supervening Act’ might assist a […]

8th Oct 2019Newsletters

Increasing Regulation of Private Prosecutions

We are currently living in an era where private prosecutions are fast becoming commonplace. The past few years have seen a significant rise in the number of prosecutions brought privately, particularly in cases involving fraud. Whether this is the result of police indifference to financial crime or whether the private prosecutor simply has more energy […]

7th Dec 2018Newsletters

Case Commentary: R v WINTERTON [2018] EWCA Crim 2435

Andrew Winterton was convicted of the gross negligence manslaughter of Shane Wilkinson. He was also convicted of three counts alleging breaches of ss7 and 37 of the HSWA. He was sentenced to a total of four years’ imprisonment. A co-defendant, Dean Wortley, was acquitted of manslaughter but convicted of health and safety offences. He received […]

17th Oct 2018Newsletters

Challenge To First Unexplained Wealth Order Fails In High Court

National Crime Agency v Mrs A [2018] EWHC 2534 (Admin) 3rd October 2018 Supperstone J Even given the prices it charges, running up a £16 million bill in Harrods over ten years takes some doing. But when it’s done by a woman who does not claim to have independent wealth of her own, and who […]

14th Sep 2018Newsletters

Private Investigations

While many private prosecutors will already have all of the evidence they need to commence proceedings some will need to supplement it through further investigatory measures. Whilst private prosecutors may not enjoy the plethora of powers available to their public counterparts, they still have access to an important armory which can be effective when properly […]