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Douglas Lloyd Successfully Defends Nurse Charged with Sexual Misconduct

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Douglas Lloyd has successfully defended a male nurse charged with sexual misconduct. The client was cleared of all 10 allegations of sexual misconduct, following an 8 day hearing at the Nursing and Midwifery Council, involving 13 prosecution witnesses. The NMC panel found no sexual motivation, and no malicious intent, also clearing the client of allegations […]

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Her Honour Judge Rachael Harrison

We are delighted to announce that the Queen has appointed Rachael Harrison to be a Circuit Judge on the advice of the Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Right Honourable The Lord Burnett of Maldon. The Lord Chief Justice has deployed her to the North Eastern Circuit, based at […]

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Manchester Legal Awards 2018

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For the fourth year in a row, SJB has been shortlisted in two categories of the prestigious Manchester Legal Awards. Having won the accolade in 2015 and 2016, our Head of Chambers, Sally Harrison QC, is once again shortlisted for Barrister of the Year. We are also hoping to reclaim the Chambers of the Year […]

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R v Lee Stoba

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Simon Parry was the leading prosecution counsel along with Kevin Jones for Mersey-Cheshire CPS Complex Casework Unit. The prosecution involved an Organised Crime Gang of 21 individuals who were responsible for the supply of multi-kilo quantities of Class A and B drugs from Liverpool into various towns in Cheshire. The ringleaders also had a supply route into […]

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In the Matter of M (Children)

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Frances Heaton QC and Jane Walker acted for the Children’s Guardian in the Matter of M (Children). An Orthodox Jewish father who left the Charedi community to start a new life as a woman has won the right to have her case reviewed in the high court after an earlier ruling that she should have no […]

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CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS

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Chambers will close at 1pm on Friday 22 December for the Christmas holidays. We will be closed 24-27 December. All sites will open on 28 and 29 December, please note our opening times will be 10am – 4pm on these days. If you require urgent assistance when we are closed, please contact: Manchester     Chris Ronan […]

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Re S (Child as parent: Adoption: Consent) [2017] EWHC 2729 (Fam)

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A decision of Mr Justice Cobb setting the relevant information that a child parent must understand to be competent to consent to the adoption of her child. The test is equally applicable to adults applying the Mental capacity Act 2005 principles. Read the full decision. Shaun Spencer (instructed by Ramsdens, Solicitors) for S (by a […]

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Lorraine Cavanagh shortlisted in The Legal 500 UK awards

Lorraine Cavanagh

We are proud to announce that Lorraine Cavanagh has been shortlisted for Junior of the Year – Regions/ Scotland in the Legal 500 UK awards. These awards are unique in the legal industry as they recognise each element of the profession equally, representing the very best law firms, chambers, skills, in-house lawyers, business leaders and general […]

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Runner-up in the Legal Technology Awards

We are delighted to have been named as Runner-Up in the first ever British Legal Technology Awards. Our entry, in the ‘Technology Venture of the Year’ category, was for our market leading solution to electronic document management for barristers, enabling cases to be presented in court without paper briefs. This software development has a wider […]

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Family Law Practice Updates

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Our Family law Practitioner, Neil Owen-Casey, has provided practice updates on: The Evidential Importance of a Permanence Report, and the Record of Decision and Consent to a Restriction of Liberty for a Child under the Age of 18. You can download the documents here. We hope you will find them useful. For more information, please contact […]

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