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New Sentencing Guidelines on Assault – Victoria Lewis Summary

The Sentencing Council has published a new guideline for common assault, racially / religiously aggravated common assault and assault of an emergency worker, to come into effect for all cases sentenced on or after 1 July 2021, along with five other new guidelines. The key structural changes are as follows: a) Assault…Read more

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Not Guilty Verdicts in Hillsborough Trial

Today, following submissions of no case to answer,  a jury at the Lowry theatre was directed by Mr Justice Davis to enter not guilty verdicts against three defendants alleged to have orchestrated a police cover up following the Hillsborough Stadium disaster in 1989.  Read more

Cole Kershaw Killers Jailed for Life

In August 2020 a teenager boxer named Cole Kershaw was shot dead in the Walmersley district of Bury. On 21st May 2021 three men were jailed for life his murder by Mrs Justice Yip following at trial at the Crown Court at Manchester. A fourth man was jailed for…Read more

Acquittal in Barrow Murder Trial

A Barrow man has been acquitted of the murder of a neighbour after a trial at the Crown Court at Preston. William Hughes, of Broad Close, Ormsgill, had been accused of the murder of David Greenall in June 2020. Prosecutors alleged that he had stabbed Mr Greenall during a fight between…Read more

Lincoln House Barristers, Richard Dawson and Sarah Magill, are instructed for separate Defendants in an allegation of carrying on an unlicensed business selling animals as pets.

Lincoln House Barristers, Richard Dawson and Sarah Magill, are instructed for separate Defendants in an allegation of carrying on an unlicensed business selling animals as pets (often referred to as puppy farming).  This is a private prosecution, brought by the Animal Protection Society. These prosecutions are expected to increase in…Read more

Following bridge strike, Public Inquiry avoided

Richard Dawson was instructed by DAC Beachcroft to represent a prominent logistics company before the Traffic Commissioner. The Operator had been called to a preliminary hearing after one of their vehicles was involved in a bridge strike incident. The TC was persuaded that lessons had been learnt following this incident…Read more