R -v- Brecani  EWCA Crim 731
A young defendant appealed his conviction following the court’s decision to exclude a positive conclusive grounds decision by the Single Competent Authority (SCA). The Court of Appeal agreed with the prosecution that SCA caseworkers are not experts and a Conclusive Grounds decision is not admissible at trial.
The court concluded that ‘on an objective view of the evidence the section 45 defence was comprehensively demolished by the prosecution. There is no question that this conviction is safe.
At trial, lead counsel for the prosecution was Rebecca Austin and Philip Allman her junior.
Verphy Kudi abandoned her baby for 6 days whilst she went to London, Coventry and Solihull to celebrate her 18th birthday.
We are delighted to welcome Daniel ShenSmith, Leigh Hart and Efstathios Divaris to Chambers; they will further strengthen our core practice areas and are the latest in a number of successful recruits since the turn of the year.
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Grace Ong was instructed to represent the Crown Prosecution Service in an historic sexual assault case dating back to 1986. The defendant was convicted in under an hour at Worcester Crown Court.
For more information, go to: https://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/18995471.vile-paedophile-jailed-14-years-worcester-court/
Richard Witcombe and Richard Hutchings band The Bar Mess is playing the first ever Law Rocks-Apalooza (a global “virtual” concert) on Thursday 10th December 2020 (8pm ET in the USA or 1am GMT), to be re-broadcast this Friday evening – Friday 11th December 2020 – at 8pm (GMT in the UK). They are playing to benefit Leukaemia UK.
You can “attend” the concert from the comfort of your couch on Friday evening. Their performance will feature John Thomson (BBC’s The Fast Show & Cold Feet) introducing us as Jazz Club’s Louis Balfour, and the event as a whole features appearances in support of other bands from the likes of Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop, Tommy Lee, and more. Tickets are $25 and the proceeds of sales in their name will go to Leukaemia UK. You can learn more and get tickets at www.lawrocks.org/lza, but just make sure that if you attend you select “The Bar Mess’ at the checkout.
During lockdown, Nadarajah Nithiyakumar killed his two young children whilst his wife was in the shower. The father admitted manslaughter by diminished responsibility and has been detained in hospital indefinitely.
Dad who slit throats of two children in lockdown sent to psychiatric hospital