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Health & Safety Seminar “An Individual’s Criminal Liability”

Health & Safety Solicitors are invited to attend a seminar on Thursday 19th September at BPP Professional Education, Oxford Street, Manchester from 5.30pm. To obtain full details and reserve a place please contact Elizabeth Reeves on 0161 832 5701 or Since the introduction of the Guideline for sentencing in health and safety offences in…Read more

Matthew Howarth and Gareth Martin of Markel Law provide Regulatory Update: Sentencing Very Large Commercial Organisations – The Trend

As the UK’s largest water and wastewater company with an annual turnover of around £20 billion, Thames Water Utilities Limited (Thames Water) is considered to be a very large commercial organization for the purposes of sentencing in accordance with the Definitive Guidelines for both environmental and health and safety…Read more

Teenager Who Stabbed His Best Friend Convicted of Manslaughter

A Wythenshawe man has been convicted of unlawfully killing his friend in the course of a row after a night of drink and drug abuse.. On Friday 2nd August 2019, a jury at Manchester Crown Court convicted, Denver Walton, 18, of 27 Covert Road, Wythenshawe, of manslaughter. He had…Read more

Anna Chestnutt secures No Case to Answer in long-running NMC case

Anna Chestnutt was instructed by the Royal College of Nursing to represent PL, a qualified nurse since 1985, in a Fitness to Practice hearing before the NMC. She successfully argued there was no case to answer for her client following fourteen weeks of evidence presented by the NMC. The case…Read more

Simon Gurney ensures Chartered Surveyor retains membership of RICS

Simon Gurney was instructed by Deepika Raino of Slater & Gordon Solicitors to represent TS, a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, who had been referred to a Disciplinary Panel over allegations of misconduct surrounding a residential property valuation. It was alleged by the RICS that TS,…Read more

Acquittals in the Yousef Makki trial

Alistair Webster Q.C. and Alex Leach have just completed the successful defence of Boy A in the Yousef Makki murder trial.  Yousef was a MGS pupil and the case has featured widely in the national press. Commenting on the acquittals, Alistair said: “ This was a very difficult and emotive…Read more