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Quilter v Hodson Developments Ltd

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The Supreme Court have refused permission to appeal in the case of Quilter v Hodson Developments Ltd.  Pepin Aslett, who was led by Clive Freedman QC in the Supreme Court proceedings, originally successfully acted for Ms Quilter alone in the Court of Appeal in November 2016.  The decision is an important one for property purchasers […]

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R v Emily Watson

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Jane Dagnall defended Emily Watson, a personal assistant who pleaded guilty to stealing £46,466 from her employer. Manchester Crown Court heard that, over the course of a year, Ms Watson used three company credit cards to buy presents for her boyfriend including an Xbox, designer clothing and a personalised car number plate. She edited company […]

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R v Iain Theyers

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Gordon Stables has opened for the prosecution in an ongoing case which has already attracted significant press interest. Iain Theyers from Inverness is standing trial at Hull Crown Court on one count of bigamy. It is alleged that he married Louise Martin while still married to Marian Belahonia, the mother of his son. Mr Theyers […]

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R v Darboe

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Oliver King prosecuted a 37-year-old barber from Chester, who was convicted of being part of a conspiracy to import over 8kg of cannabis into the UK with a potential street value of over £50,000. The jury found that Jarry Darboe entered an agreement with another man from Birmingham to use Darboe’s rented flat in Chester to […]

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Mark Senior in Family Law Journal

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Mark Senior has written an article entitled “Behind Closed Doors: The CAFCASS/ADCS Agreement” for the April edition of Family Law Journal. If you are a subscriber, you can read the article online. Alternatively, download a PDF.  

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FIRST SETTLEMENT APPROVED USING LORD CHANCELLOR’S -0.75% DISCOUNT RATE

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The High Court has settled what is thought to be the first case following the change to the discount rate, awarding a 10-year-old girl an increase on her capitalised settlement of over £5.5m. Michael Redfern QC was counsel for the Claimant. In the case of LMS v East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, on 16 March 2017, the High […]

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Catastrophic Injury Seminar

Joseph O'Brien

Joseph O’Brien, Head of our Court of Protection Group, will be speaking at EMG Solicitors’ ‘Managing and Improving your Catastrophic Injury Caseload’ conference at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Leeds. The event takes place on Wednesday 26 April, 9am – 3.30pm and is tailored to the needs of catastrophic injury lawyers. Joseph will be speaking about […]

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LawInSport Seminar

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Steven Flynn, Head of our Sport, Media and Entertainment Group, will be moderating a panel discussion at an event organised by LawInSport and Mills & Reeve. Entitled ‘Comparing Man City and Man United business models’. The conference will take place at Mills & Reeve offices in Manchester. Steven will be moderating the discussion of ‘The […]

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Cyberbullying legislation

Abigail Hudson

Abigail Hudson has been featured in Lawyer Monthly, commenting on whether legislation needs to change in order to make cyberbulling illegal. Read the article here.

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