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Untraced drivers and the MIB: case law update

On 20 February 2019, the Supreme Court gave judgment in Cameron (Respondent) v Liverpool Victoria Insurance Co Ltd (Appellant) UKSC 6. The Court of Appeal’s order was set aside and the first instance order granting summary judgment against Ms Cameron was reinstated. On 26 May 2013, Ms Cameron was…Read more

Neil Usher prosecutes BBC Editor for victim of rape being named on air

Neil Usher, instructed by the National Crime Agency, prosecuted Arif Ansari, Head of News for the BBC Asian Network. Mr Ansari was accused of allowing a reporter to name in his broadcast one of the victims of the Rotherham sex abuse cases. He is the first BBC editor to…Read more

Henry Blackshaw Secures Convictions in Aviation Prosecution

R v Murgatroyd has been a trial at Manchester Crown Court of breaches of the Air Navigation Order (ANO) 2016 and associated regulations, which is the legislative framework for civil aviation in the UK. This domestic law is now subject to a considerable overlay of European legislation, originating from…Read more

Henry Blackshaw and Anna Chestnutt secure conviction in kidnapping case.

After a 6-week trial before HHJ Manley at Crown Square, Adrian Cameron, Ricardo Bell, Michael Wright, Usman Rathore and Azhar Mohammed were convicted of kidnap. The defendants suspected that the victim, a mobile barber, had stolen a quantity of drugs and cash. The kidnap and detention of the victim…Read more

New “Bonnie & Clyde” sentenced for murder

A man and woman who brutally murdered a vulnerable friend before setting him on fire to dispose of the body will spend at least 28 years in jail. William Vaill and Deborah Andrews were handed life sentences for killing Eamon Brady from Skelmersdale in a “brutal and sustained” attack. Mr Brady…Read more