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David Toal successfully prosecutes sex slave case
25 June 2015

David Toal from Exchange Chambers has successfully prosecuted a 'violent and evil' man who condemned a harem of lovers to an ordeal of control, rape and torture as part of a 14-year campaign to 'sleep with as many women as possible'. Iqbal Ali, 33, forced four women to become his personal sex slaves - subjecting ...

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Success for Gerard Martin QC in liability only trial
25 June 2015

Gerard Martin QC from Exchange Chambers has successfully acted for a badly injured cyclist in a liability only trial. In Sinclair -v- Joyner [2015] EWHC Civ 1800 (QB) the claimant was badly injured whilst riding a cycle....

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Steven Crossley successfully represents Lincolnshire officer in the first public Police Misconduct hearing to be attended by the press under new regulations
19 June 2015

Pc Woolerton, featured in the Channel 5 television series Police Interceptors, had been accused of using excessive force on two occasions in the course of an arrest and of making a homophobic comment to a detained person. The Hearing was only the second to be conducted in public under the Police (Conduct) (Amendment) Reg...

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Bill Braithwaite QC and Catherine Howells establish Northampton Council was negligent over boy's pool accident
16 June 2015

A judge in a multi-million pound compensation case has ruled Northampton Borough Council is liable for damages after a boy "nearly drowned’ unnoticed at a town swimming pool. The boy, aged six at time of the incident in February 2002, was represented by Bill Braithwaite QC and Catherine Howells from Exchang...

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Andrew Smith and Imran Shafi successfully argue for a stay of the indictment
16 June 2015

Andrew Smith, instructed by Tuckers Solicitors, and Imran Shafi, instructed by Middleweeks, have successfully argued for a stay of the indictment in a high profile case where their respective defendants, together with eight others, were charged with producing industrial quantities of adulterant for onward supply to major...

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John Wyn Williams has successfully defended Tex Evans in a trial in Chester Crown court.
12 June 2015

John Wyn Williams has successfully defended Tex Evans in a trial in Chester Crown court. Tex Evans who played as a professional Rugby League player for Salford was charged with GBH but had always maintained he was not involved and that he had been mistakenly identified as the person who attacked a man in a pub. He was cl...

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Louis Browne successfully defends claim against Sainsbury’s
12 June 2015

An employee who brought a £570,000 legal claim against Sainsbury’s following an accident at work has been awarded just £250 after a judge agreed with the defence argument and expert witness. The claimant, now 54, worked at Sainsbury’s in store bakery in Oldham.  On 21st Jul...

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Oliver Jarvis secures acquittal in harrowing death by careless driving trial
11 June 2015

Oliver Jarvis from Exchange Chambers has secured an acquittal for his client, Peter Scott, after a week-long death by careless driving trial. Please click on the link below to see the full press report. [...

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Benjamin Myers QC successfully defends music teacher charged with rape
10 June 2015

Benjamin Myers QC from Exchange Chambers defended ex-Head of Strings at the Royal Northern College of Music, Malcolm Layfield, who was tried at Crown Square, Manchester for an allegation of rape.   Mr. Layfield was a teacher at Chetham's School of Music and also at the Royal Northern College of Music before ...

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