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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

Jermaine Baker Public Inquiry Commences

The public inquiry into the death of Jermaine Baker began yesterday at the International Dispute Resolution Centre on Fleet Street. Jermaine Baker was shot by a Metropolitan Police officer on 11 December 2015 during a police operation relating to an attempt by Mr Baker and others to free a prisoner…Read more

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

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