9 Feb 18
The second Pre-Inquest Review Hearing in the Inquests arising from the deaths in the London Bridge and Borough Market terror attack of 3 June 2017 were heard today at the Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey). The Chief Coroner, His Honour Judge Mark Lucraft QC, is hearing the Inquests and this was the first hearing in front of him.
8 Feb 18
Supreme Court finds that a duty of care was owed to a claimant bystander who was injured when police officers attempted to carry out an arrest.
6 Feb 18
The Legal Aid Authority climbs down and allows the victims of the Hyde Park bombing to bring a claim under the Fatal Accidents Act against the alleged bomber.
26 Jan 18
Four members of chambers successfully appeared for the Defendants in Coghlan v Chief Constable of Cheshire Police, Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police and Director General of the National Crime Agency.
24 Jan 18
A new inquest into the death of Sean Benton at Deepcut Barracks in 1995 starts today. Pte Benton was the first of four trainee soldiers who died of gunshot wounds at the barracks between 1995 and 2002.
15 Jan 18
The second Pre-Inquest Review Hearing in the Inquests arising from the deaths in the Westminster Terror Attack of 22 March 2017 will be heard today at the Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey).
12 Jan 18
Alex Ustych represented South Wales Police ('SWP') in a complex Article 2 jury inquest concerning the death of a young man, Alex Pavlou, following contact with three police officers while on a night out in Swansea city centre.
15 Dec 17
On 15 December 2017 a new raft of amendment regulations came into force in relation to police misconduct. These are accompanied and supported by the new version 5 of the Home Office Guidance that was published in November 2017.