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Andrew Smith appears at patient death Inquest
22 May 2015

Andrew Smith appeared at the inquest into the death of a patient during a trip to Hollingworth Lake. The inquest jury decided that staff at Birch Hill hospital, Rochdale, where Mr Elahi was a patient, were at fault for allowing him to take part in the trip. Andrew represented the family at the inquest, which last...

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Exchange Chambers barristers appear at fatal shooting Inquest
22 May 2015

Exchange Chambers barristers Andrew Smith and Stephen Grattage appeared at the inquest into the fatal shooting of a G4S security contractor in Iraq. The area coroner for Manchester South, Joanne Kearsley, returned a verdict of unlawful killing in the case of a security contractor, Paul McGuigan, who was shot dead...

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Adrian Farrow acts for businessman in HSE prosecution
21 May 2015

Adrian Farrow from Exchange Chambers acted for businessman, Mohammed Shafi Karbhari, who was prosecuted by HSE following an incident in which a Lithuanian worker died while working at a building he owned. The worker, Ivars Bahmanis, a 55 year old Lithuanian national living and working in Blackburn, was involved i...

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Adrian Farrow and Michael Lavery successfully defend legal highs case
20 May 2015

Adrian Farrow and Michael Lavery successfully defend  legal highs case Adrian Farrow and Michael Lavery from Exchange Chambers have successfully defended their clients in a high profile legal highs case. Both Defendants were cleared unanimously by the jury at the end of a two week trial.   ...

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Mark Cawson QC addresses Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce
18 May 2015

Mark Cawson QC has addressed the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce on Claims to Enforce Business Sale and Share Warranties – Some Practical Lessons. It is increasingly common for warranties to be given on the sale of a business or a shareholding in a company.  This has res...

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Successful Appeal by Giles Maynard-Connor at Supreme Court of Gibraltar
15 May 2015

Giles Maynard-Connor from Exchange Chambers has appeared at the Supreme Court of Gibraltar in a successful appeal for his clients. On 24 January 2013, the Supreme Court of Gibraltar made an order, on a petition by Gibraltar's Financial Services Commission, winding up Lemma Europe and appointing Freddie White of G...

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Paul Hodgkinson defends in murder trial
14 May 2015

Paul Hodgkinson from Exchange Chambers has acted as defence junior for Keir Michael, a prisoner who fatally stabbed another inmate, Dean Ashcroft, in a murder trial at Liverpool Crown Court. Michael, 31, was cleared of Darren Ashcroft’s murder after the jury deliberated for 15 hours and 38 minutes.  He...

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Ashley Serr successfully acts for the Secretary of State
11 May 2015

In Raj and Knoll v SoS for the Home Office the High Court has today handed down the first Tier 2  Sponsorship license case decision. Ashley Serr from Exchange Chambers successfully acted for the Secretary of State – please click on the link for the full judgment. ...

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Exchange Chambers barristers secure acquittals after 6 day trial
11 May 2015

Exchange Chambers barristers, Imran Shafi and Andrew Petterson, have secured acquittals for their clients after a six day trial at Minshull Street Crown Court. Mr Ramzan, represented by Imran Shafi, faced allegations of s. 18 assault and perverting the course of justice. Mr Verbruggen, represented by Andr...

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