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Finalist in the Legal Technology Awards 2017

We are delighted to have been named as a finalist in the first ever British Legal Technology Awards. Our entry, in the ‘Legal 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 […]

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R v Perry Jones

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Oliver King represented Perry Jones, one of four men originally charged with conspiracy to murder. Jones was part of a gang who obtained a firearm and ammunition from Liverpool with the intention of taking revenge against a rival gang member. On the morning of trial, the Crown took a plea from Jones to assisting an […]

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Chambers of Year at the Yorkshire Legal Awards

We are delighted to announce that we were awarded Chambers of the Year 2017 at the Yorkshire Legal Awards. The ceremony took place at New Dock Hall in Leeds on 12 October. Organised by Barker Brooks Communications, publishers of Leeds & Yorkshire Lawyer magazine, The Yorkshire Legal Awards bring together the region’s legal community to recognise and […]

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sally harrison QC in one of UK’s biggest divorce cases

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Sally Harrison QC and Abigail Bennett are representing Tania Richardson-Ruhan in her divorce from Andy Ruhan at the Royal Courts of Justice. Mr Ruhan is a property investor, who once owned a portfolio of 37 Thistle Hotels and sat on the board of the Lotus Formula One team. He was estimated to be worth more […]

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Legal 500 rankings 2017

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St John’s Buildings is delighted that 49 barristers across nine practice areas have been ranked by the Legal 500 2017 – one of the highest for any set without a London presence. Our clerking teams also were also highly praised for providing ‘a first class service.’ The Set overview states: “St John’s Buildings is ‘a […]

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Alison Moss: Sentence appeal dismissed

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Laura Marshall represented the prosecution in Alison Moss’ appeal against sentence, having also prosecuted in the original trial, led by Andrew Robertson QC. Moss had received a life sentence following the murder of 47-year-old Craig Wild. She was found guilty by a jury at Sheffield Crown Court. The appeal was before LJ Hallett, Vice President of the Court […]

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R v Rhiannon Ferguson

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David James defended Rhiannon Ferguson (dubbed the “Selfie Queen” by tabloids), who was jailed for seven years at Preston Crown Court, having pleaded guilty to possession of a Class A drug with intent to supply. Ms Ferguson had been arrested with £350,000 worth of cocaine in her car after drugs officers received a tip-off. The […]

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Whistleblowing – is a perceived disclosure sufficient?

Diarmuid Bunting

Diarmuid Bunting has provided a practice note about whether a perceived disclosure is sufficient in whistleblowing cases. Click here to download the article. Diarmuid’s clerks can be contacted on 0161 214 1500 or email clerk@stjohnsbuildings.co.uk  

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Eleanor Keehan elected to CoPPA Executive

We are very pleased to announce that Family Law and Court of Protection barrister Eleanor Keehan has been voted onto the CoPPA executive committee. The election took place at  the CoPPA AGM in London. CoPPA is a multi-disciplinary organisation whose aims are to consolidate and develop good practice in the Court of Protection and in […]

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Settlement at Interim discount rate

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Yesterday Philip Grundy obtained Court approval for a settlement sum of £4.5m for a 37-year-old, high level functioning traumatic brain injury Claimant, using the new discount rate multipliers. The offer was made two days before the start of a trial which was estimated to last between five and seven days and involve four experts on […]

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