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Barney Branston acts for Staffordshire Police in Adrian MacDonald Inquest.

On the 28th of November, a jury returned their conclusion in the Inquest of Mr Adrian MacDonald. They ruled Mr MacDonald’s death was caused by the effects of cocaine and stress of the incident. 

6 Dec 18

High Court dismisses “sexting” challenge

The High Court today handed down judgment in R (CL) v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police [2018] EWHC 3333 (admin), a case concerning the retention of data by the police in respect of “sexting” allegations against a minor.

Georgina Wolfe acts for the Labour Party in the Inquest into the Death of Welsh Assembly Member Carl Sargeant

The Inquest into the death of Welsh Assembly member Carl Sargeant has been adjourned following a week of evidence including that of the First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones.