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Mark Newby

Compensation fight over Victor Nealon’s wrongful conviction

11 December 2014By

Mark Newby is acting for Victor Nealon, who was released from prison last year after his conviction for attempted rape was quashed.

Alan Andrews

European ruling on air pollution

1 December 2014By

Alan Andrews, acting for ClientEarth, won a ruling at the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Kevin Timms

Legal action over failed hip replacements

24 November 2014By

Kevin Timms is acting for patients with serious health problems following fitting of unregulated implants.

Leticia Jennings

Independence day for Warburg Institute

17 November 2014By

Leticia Jennings acted for London-based research centre in its battle with trustee the University of London over funding and independence.

Rebecca Stevens

Pro bono fight for child custody

10 November 2014By

Rebecca Stevens has acted for more than 100 hours pro bono for family without representation.

Karl Bamford

£15.75m Wedgwood collection saved

3 November 2014By

Karl Bamford fought to save the historic pottery collection from being sold at auction to pay off debts.

Ryan Mowat

Gambling Act test case win

27 October 2014By

Ryan Mowat acted for a Mayfair casino in legal battle with Phil Ivey over £7.8m poker ‘winnings’.

Peter Fehler

Judicial review over welfare cut

20 October 2014By

Councils intervened in review against government decision to cease safety-net local welfare provision.

Harminder Bains

High Court mesothelioma victory

13 October 2014By

Harminder Bains helped an asbestos victims group win a challenge to government plans to reduce payments to mesothelioma sufferers.

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Employment tribunal decision overturned

6 October 2014By

EAT found that the ET judge had not properly explained the basis upon which he had reached his decision.

Philip Leach

Challenge to Russian spying powers

29 September 2014By

Philip Leach is acting for a Russian journalist who is challenging the surveillance powers of that country’s security service.

Nicola Bailey-Gibbs

Council sued over playground safety

22 September 2014By

Nicola Bailey-Gibbs acted for mother of child who fell from playground slide and fractured her skull.

Kiran Daurka

Damages for victimised Met police officer

15 September 2014By

Kiran Daurka acted for a black woman police officer after a tribunal found the officer had been treated in a ‘vindictive and spiteful’ manner.

Monica Bhakri

Hospital failed over pensioner's death

8 September 2014By

Monica Bhakri acted for daughter of pensioner who bled to death in her hospital bed.

Tariq Khan

Drunk man boards empty plane

1 September 2014By

Tariq Khan acted for man who managed to board an empty plane at Birmingham airport via a baggage carousel.

Richard Buxton

Noise nuisance claim costs soar

4 August 2014By

Richard Buxton acted for residents of a private house in a claim against the owners of a speedway and motor racing stadium.

Ben Rose

Tulisa drugs trial collapses over evidence doubt

28 July 2014By

Ben Rose acted for the singer in her trial over drugs allegations, a trial which could not continue.

David Cooper

Challenge halts historic market demolition

21 July 2014By

David Cooper acted for conservation campaigning groups in a challenge to the demolition of parts of Smithfield General Market.

Sanjeev Sharma

Acted for Muslim woman in niqab ban appeal

14 July 2014By

Sanjeev Sharma acted at the European Court of Human Rights over French law making it illegal to wear niqabs.

Chris Corney

World Cup loss for property investors

7 July 2014By

Chris Corney is acting for some of the victims who were persuaded to buy land in Brazil on the assurance it would rise in value thanks to the World Cup.

Mike Pemberton

Supreme Court win over caution disclosure

30 June 2014By

Mike Pemberton acted for a young adult fighting to end obligatory disclosure of a minor offence on job applications.

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Trustee dispute over temples

23 June 2014By

Brian Addlestone acted in the Supreme Court for members of the Sikh community in Britain.

Phil Shiner

Solicitor receives death threats

16 June 2014By

Phil Shiner victim of death threats following his firm’s attempts to prosecute British soldiers for alleged war crimes in Iraq.

Alan Wetterhahn

Sports lawyer ties up Gareth Bale deals

9 June 2014By

Alan Wetterhahn acted for world’s most expensive footballer in his transfer to Real Madrid and during Adidas sponsorship deal.

Angela Jackman

Review challenge to NI abortion rule

2 June 2014By

Angela Jackman acted for a mother and daughter in a JR over policy that refuses NHS abortions to women in Northern Ireland.

John Kelly

Libel victory for Brand over tabloid ‘affair’ story

19 May 2014By

John Kelly acted for Russell Brand in the comedian’s libel claim over allegations about his private life.

Lee Adams

Acting for defendant in fraud trial that collapsed

12 May 2014By

Lee Adams represented one of the defendants in ‘Operation Cotton’ case, which was stayed after counsel could not be found.

Paul Doran

Men win discrimination case over pay

5 May 2014By

Paul Doran won pay rises and compensation for 18 workers at a Welsh university who sued for sex discrimination.

Rheian Davies

Unlawful detention appeal victory

28 April 2014By

Rheian Davies won an appeal ruling that her client could lodge a claim for unlawful detention and psychiatric injury.

Helen Rundle

‘Patient neglect’ fears prompt inquiry call

14 April 2014

Helen Rundle is providing advice and expertise in a national case involving allegations of patient neglect at a Welsh health board.

Oliver Walker

HMRC tax ‘loss’ over interest payment

7 April 2014By

Oliver Walker acted for Littlewoods in its dispute with HMRC over interest worth £1.2bn on overpaid VAT.

Jon Wakefield

High Court battle over legal aid

31 March 2014By

Jon Wakefield acted for his own firm in appeal over aid agency’s refusal to allow it funding for homelessness cases.

Anne Bellchambers

Liverpool accent misinterpreted

24 March 2014By

Anne Bellchambers acted for a Liverpool woman whose accent led the police to interpret her plea for help as a murder confession.

James Lawford Davies

Beth Warren’s late husband’s sperm saved

17 March 2014By

James Lawford Davies helped a widow stop her late husband’s frozen sperm from being destroyed.

Nitin Khandhia

Assets frozen in conveyancing case

10 March 2014By

Nitin Khandhia is acting for clients whose funds intended for buying a house never reached the vendors.

Anne McMurdie

Retreat over ‘stop and search’ appeal

3 March 2014By

Anne McMurdie acted for a man who challenged rules on terror suspects’ access to a solicitor.

Beth Wilkins

Unfair divorce settlement claim in Sharland

24 February 2014By

Beth Wilkins acted for millionaire Charles Sharland when his ex-wife claimed her original divorce settlement was unfair.

Simon Chapman

Lush victory over Amazon search

17 February 2014By

Simon Chapman acted for cosmetics firm Lush in a trademark battle against Amazon.

Lawrence Davies

Lib Dem harassment controversy

10 February 2014By

Lawrence Davies is acting for two women who claim that former Liberal Democrat chief executive Lord Rennard sexually harassed them.

Daniel Carey

GCHQ surveillance and article 8

3 February 2014By

Daniel Carey acted for four applicants who petitioned Strasbourg to determine whether surveillance programmes carried out at GCHQ are in breach of the law.

Joanna Blackburn

Whistleblower’s fight for protection

27 January 2014By

Joanna Blackburn is acting for a former partner at Clyde & Co, who claims she was unfairly dismissed for making whistleblowing allegations while at the firm.

Phil Shiner

ICC asked to investigate detainee ‘abuse’

20 January 2014By

Phil Shiner’s firm has submitted a complaint to the court based on analysis of alleged abuses of Iraqi detainees by UK military forces.

Alan Collins

Calls for overarching Jimmy Savile inquiry

13 January 2014By

Alan Collins is acting for victims of Jimmy Savile, who are calling for a single overarching inquiry into how Savile escaped prosecution over child abuse.

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