General News

An Overview of the April Reforms

Date: Thursday 17th April 2014 | Category: General News

With April bringing about significant changes for family lawyers in the shape of the new Practice Direction Amendments, Rhiannon Davies has kindly put together a summary article detailing the proposed changes and how best to familiarise yourself with them in advance of the 22nd of this month. Read more...

Hassan Mahmood murderer sentenced to a minimum of 16 years, Peter Cooper prosecutes

Date: Thursday 3rd April 2014 | Category: General News

Hassan died after being stabbed at Oaklands Recreation Ground, Yardley. He was just 15, two years younger than his murderer. Read more...

Joseph Giret QC and Scott Coughtrie defend Coventry man who allegedly murdered his wife

Date: Friday 21st March 2014 | Category: General News

On the second day of the trial it was revealed that a married Coventry councillor had been having an affair with the Mrs Parveen before her death. Read more...

Elizabeth Isaacs QC appointed to the Restricted Patients Panel

Date: Friday 14th March 2014 | Category: General News

The Panel has to deal with some of the most challenging decisions regarding the release of patients who may have been convicted of serious crimes. Read more...

Nicholas Cole secures return of 5-year-old child to mother’s care

Date: Thursday 13th March 2014 | Category: General News

Head of St Ives successfully argued that the care plan of adoption was not proportionate to the risks and the Judge at final hearing ordered the return to mother’s care under a supervision order. Read more...

Gwynn Price-Rowlands represents claimant involved in alleged Islamist takeover plot in Birmingham schools

Date: Wednesday 12th March 2014 | Category: General News

Acting on behalf of a teaching assistant who was dismissed from a Birmingham school linked to an alleged Islamist takeover plot Read more...

Mark Jones signs open letter condemning treatment of UAE Lawyers

Date: Tuesday 25th February 2014 | Category: General News

The letter, signed by some of the UK’s leading lawyers and published by the Law Society Gazette last week, is in response to the findings of Gabriela Knaul, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers. Read more...

Karamjit Singh to sit on FA Anti-Discrimination Panel

Date: Thursday 20th February 2014 | Category: General News

As chair, Karamjit will oversee the adjudication in all such cases as well as the appointments of local FA panel members. Read more...

Sarah Fahy secures compensation from CICA on behalf of two child victims

Date: Monday 17th February 2014 | Category: General News

Sarah Fahy represented a local authority acting on behalf of two children who had suffered both physical and psychological injuries as a result of being victims of crime. Read more...

Jeremy Weston QC and Mark Jones shortlisted in BLS Legal Awards

Date: Thursday 13th February 2014 | Category: General News

Two St Ives barristers are shortlisted in the 13th year of the awards. Read more...

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