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Barristers’ Strike Action Ends

  • 10th October 2022

Following a ballot of its membership, the Criminal Bar Association announced earlier this morning that the deal negotiated by  it, on behalf of the Criminal Bar,  has been accepted. The strike action that has been ongoing will cease today. We…

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Jamie Scott Successfully Prosecutes Nightclub Rapist

  • 2nd September 2022

Jamie Scott has successfully prosecuted a defendant accused of orally raping a woman too drunk to consent outside a nightclub in Stoke. The defendant was unanimously convicted after a four-day trial at Stoke-on-Trent and sentenced to eight years' imprisonment. The…

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89 year old Sentenced to Life for Murder

  • 21st July 2022

Retired Worcestershire farmer David Venables was sentenced yesterday, Wednesday 20th July to a life sentence and a minimum term of 18 years’ imprisonment following his conviction for murder. Timothy Hannam QC and Adam Western, instructed by Sarah Brady of Lister…

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Ilana Davis’s client acquitted of Attempted GBH

  • 18th July 2022

A man has been acquitted of Attempting to Inflict Grievous Bodily Harm at Wolverhampton Crown Court. Ilana Davis represented the defendant, who suffered more serious injuries during the incident than the complainant. Experts had advised on the cause of the…

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‘Septic Tank’ Murder Trial Begins

  • 14th June 2022

Timothy Hannam QC and Adam Western are defending an 89 year old accused of murdering his wife and hiding her body in septic tank. The prosecution say the defendant, David Venebles, murdered his wife, Brenda, and put her body in…

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Jamie Scott Wins Court of Appeal Case

  • 11th June 2022

Jamie Scott successfully appealed a sentence of twelve months’ imprisonment at the Court of Appeal. Jamie’s client had pleaded guilty at Warwick Crown Court to ABH, after strangling a man unconscious during a pub brawl. The Court of Appeal agreed…

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