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18 Dec 19

Anne Studd QC successfully represents the family of Lance Corporal Young who was murdered by the IRA in the Hyde Park Bomb in 1982.

The litigation came about as a result of the Defendant being wrongly and according to Hallett LJ ‘catastrophically’ granted an “on the run” letter as part of the Northern Ireland peace process. 

19 Dec 19

Georgina Wolfe represented the Ministry of Justice in Max Clifford inquest

Georgina Wolfe this week represented the Ministry of Justice in the inquest into the death of Max Clifford.

6 Dec 19

Russell Fortt acts for Chief Constable of Northumbria in successful judicial review challenge to the PAT’s decision to reinstate an officer

The case, in which the PAT had reinstated a constable who had been dismissed by a misconduct panel for using racially offensive language in an Indian takeaway, attracted widespread adverse publicity.