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Life Sentence For Killer Who Desecrated His Victim’s Body

On 27th July 2021 Daniel Grant Smith, of Oldham, was jailed for life after admitting the murder of Imogen Bohajczuk, 29, of Bardsley Oldham. The Court heard that Smith, an alcoholic, had a history of violent and manipulative behaviour towards other women. In February 2021 his behaviour towards Miss Bohajcuk had…Read more


A 25 year old man has been acquitted of murder and manslaughter following a trial at Preston Crown Court. A jury heard that Connor Rumble, of Kayley House, Preston had killed Adam Le Roi by stabbing him repeatedly. Mr Rumble gave an account that he had acted out of necessity when…Read more

Richard English and Rachel Cooper, instructed by Mary Monson Solicitors, secure acquittal of young man accused of serious sexual offences

Following a trial at Bolton Crown Court that lasted over four weeks the jury unanimously acquitted H of nine very serious allegations. Three sample counts of rape, two offences of controlling and coercive behaviour, two offences of sexual assault and two offences of sexual activity with a child.  The…Read more

Sigourney achieves a 1st Class Degree

Members and Staff would like to congratulate Sigourney on achieving a 1st Class Degree in BA (Hons) in Business Management at Manchester Metropolitan University. This follows 4 years of very hard work and determination.  Sigourney has managed to have achieved this 1st Class Degree whilst maintaining her busy Chambers work and…Read more

Kate Blackwell QC featured as Times Lawyer of the Week

Kate Blackwell QC is featured in The Times today as the Lawyer of the Week. The recognition relates to Kate's role as Counsel to the Independent Panel in the Daniel Morgan Inquiry. The panel was set up in 2013 to examine the unsolved murder of Daniel Morgan, a private detective, in 1987.…Read more

Manchester Arena Inquiry Volume One Report Published Today

The Manchester Arena Inquiry has been established to investigate how and in what circumstances, 22 people tragically came to lose their lives in the attack at the Manchester Arena on 22 May 2017 and, to make any such recommendations as may seem appropriate. Following many months of evidence, Sir John…Read more

Daniel Morgan Independent Panel Report Published

“This is one of the most devastating episodes in the history of the Metropolitan Police” In Parliament today the Home Secretary Priti Patel so responded to the report of the Daniel Morgan Independent Panel’s conclusion of institutional corruption. Kate Blackwell QC has been Counsel to the Panel for the last 8…Read more