18 Jun 21
After 7 great years with Chambers and a clerking career spanning 5 decades, Paul Read has made the decision that the time is right to retire.
16 Jun 21
On 19th May 2021 the Government announced that with effect from 1st June 2021 the Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry would be a statutory inquiry held under the provisions of the Inquiries Act 2005. The Chair of the Inquiry, Sir Wyn Williams, has appointed Jason Beer QC as Leading Counsel to the Inquiry, assisted by Julian Blake (of 11KBW), and Catriona Hodge.
14 Jun 21
The Chairman of the Jermaine Baker Inquiry, HH Clement Goldstone QC, will today commence evidence hearings which will last until August 2021.
Aaron Moss is instructed as junior counsel to the Inquiry and Claire Palmer is instructed by the Home Office.
11 Jun 21
The Divisional Court has considered whether there is a duty to hold an Article 2 compliant inquest following the death of a young woman, who was a voluntary in-patient of a psychiatric rehabilitation unit, when her death resulted from an accidental overdose of illicit drugs used at home in the community.
7 Jun 21
On 3 June 2021, Coroner Mary Hassell concluded the inquest into the death of Angela Best. Ms Best was murdered by Theodore Johnson in 2016 at his home address. Mr Johnson had killed 2 previous partners.
2 Jun 21
This is a new monthly newsletter from the Data Protection and Information Law Team at 5 Essex Court which is intended to be quickly and easily digestible.
11 May 21
Anne Studd QC acted for one of the soldiers in the parachute regiment involved in the operation where ten civilians were shot and fatally wounded by soldiers in the Ballymurphy area of west Belfast between August 9th-11th, 1971 at the commencement of internment.