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Mark Ford successfully defends former Crewe Alexandra coach in 2 week trial

Mark Ford, instructed by Cunninghams Solicitors, successfully defended Paul McCann, a former coach at Crewe Alexandra FC during the 1980's when he was a contemporary of Barry Bennell. The case, heard at the Chester Crown Court, attracted national media attention. The jury returned unanimous verdicts of not guilty on all six charges. Case details can…Read more

Rachel Cooper defends nationally publicised transgender case

Miss Cooper was instructed in the well-publicised case of R v W, in which the defendant, a transgender woman, was convicted of multiple counts of sexual offences against women. This was a developing case in which an on-going police investigation resulted in three new cases being laid against the defendant…Read more

A mention for Ellen Shaw, Junior Counsel to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse and member of the Roman Catholic investigation team, in latest published report

Ellen Shaw was instructed as Junior Counsel to the Inquiry in July 2017 and is one of four barristers on the Roman Catholic investigation team, led by Riel Karmy-Jones QC. The team undertook a vast amount of preparation for the 3-week hearing into the institutions of Ampleforth and Downside, during which Ellen assisted…Read more