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Lee Hughes and Burton Copeland Solicitors secure an acquittal for a defendant accused of a section 18 wounding after a neighbour dispute ended in the complainant suffering a bleed on the brain.

Lee Hughes, instructed by Damian Wall of Burton Copeland Solicitors, recently represented a defendant accused of section 18 wounding against a neighbour with whom he had a fight. It was alleged that the defendant kicked and stamped on the complainant after a disagreement. The complainant suffered a bleed on…Read more

Lee Hughes secures a community order for computer expert who amassed tens of thousands of private images over a period of 19 months by hacking into private social media profiles

Lee was instructed by Beth Wilson of Forbes Solicitors, to represent a defendant in the Crown Court. From February 2018 to September 2019 the defendant illegally gained access to social media profiles to obtain images and videos of his targets. The offence was only discovered following an investigation by the…Read more

Richard Dawson was instructed on behalf of the Care Quality Commission to resist appeal proceedings in the First-Tier Tribunal (Heath, Education and Social Care Chamber).

Richard was instructed by Rachael Hawkin at Hempsons. The appeal was brought by the Appellant company against a decision by the CQC to cancel the company’s registration as a service provider, providing the regulated activity of personal care. The decision to cancel followed an inspection at the single location which found…Read more

Richard Dawson and Brendan O’Leary are instructed to defend in a case instigated by the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

The case concerns the illegal sale and supply of a variety of controlled drugs and prescription only medicines; including hypnotics, narcotics and psychotropics. The Defendants, who are not healthcare professionals, were involved in selling these prescription only medicines over the internet, without any medical or healthcare authorisation. The websites…Read more

Richard Dawson represented both the Operator and driver of a skip hire company, who had been called to a combined Public Inquiry and Driver Conduct Hearing, following the loss of a skip while in transit.

The driver was transporting two empty skips, one nestled inside the other. The bottom skip had the lifting chains attached to it. For reasons unknown, the top skip was lost in transit. It came to rest on the road, blocking the carriageway. Initially, the Traffic Commissioner was firm in his…Read more