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Exchange Chambers barristers secure acquittals in complex fraud trial
17 December 2014

Barristers from Exchange Chambers have secured acquittals for their clients on a range of fraud related charges at Birmingham Crown Court. The charges were a combination of conspiracy to cheat Her Majesty the Queen and the Commissioners of Revenue and Customs, conspiracy to defraud Her Majesty the Queen and the C...

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Alex Menary successful prosecutes Crimewatch fraudster
12 December 2014

Alex Menary, prosecuting on behalf of the North Eastern Complex Crime Unit, has successfully secured a conviction of serial fraudster John Bond at Hull Crown Court for offences of Perverting the Course of Justice. Having previously appeared on BBC’s Crimewatch programme, Bond and his then-partner took out a...

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Steven Crossley, instructed by Thompsons solicitors, secures acquittal for a teacher jointly charged with child cruelty.
11 December 2014

Steven Crossley, instructed by Thompsons solicitors, secures acquittal for a teacher jointly charged with child cruelty. The case concerned allegations of bullying, including the sellotoping of a 7 year old pupil to a chair at a school in West Yorkshire. Deborah McDonald was acquitted following a 9 day trial at Bradford ...

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Doctor's Fitness To Practise (FTP) impaired by adverse health not misconduct
9 December 2014

Jason MacAdam, instructed by Marie Dancer of Richard Nelson Solicitors LLP, both representing this doctor for the first time, have  secured a finding from a GMC FTP panel that a doctor's fitness to practise medicine is impaired by reason of adverse health rather than his continued misconduct. The doctor, who...

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John Wyn Williams praised by judge in Environment Agency Prosecution
4 December 2014

John Wyn Williams appeared on behalf of Barry Patchett of B J Patchett(Demo) Ltd in proceedings brought by the Environment Agency in Lincoln Magistrates Court. He eventually pleaded guilty to operating a waste operation without being authorised by an Environmental Permit at Tetney Lock in Lincolnshire involving 9,000 ton...

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Michael Lavery acts for Tomkinson Heating Ltd at Inquest
4 December 2014

Michael Lavery from Exchange Chambers is acting for Tomkinson Heating Ltd at the Inquest into the death of heating engineer James Jackson. Mr Jackson died in hospital after a boiler fell on him as he was trying to unload it.  He had had been trying to unload the boiler outside Sacred Heart Church in ...

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