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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.

John Gaunt

Paperwork blunder adjourns hearing twice

16 December 2013By

John Gaunt acted for a client in two hearings - over alcohol licensing laws - that were adjourned.

Paul Ridge

Advice for ‘numbnuts’ squatting demonstrators

9 December 2013By

Paul Ridge advised demonstrators opposed to the criminalisation of squatting who had set up camp outside the office of a Conservative MP.

Dean Nicholls

David takes on RBS Goliath

2 December 2013By

Dean Nicholls acted for property developer John Morris, in a defended claim against Royal Bank of Scotland.

Sue Willman

Hunger striker loses detention bid

25 November 2013By

Sue Willman represented a Nigerian man on hunger strike who failed in his High Court bid to be released from an immigration detention.

Claire Collier

Victory over decision to close disability fund

18 November 2013By

Clare Collier helped several disabled claimants appeal against earlier High Court ruling.

Jennifer Harris

PI claim struck out as abuse of process

11 November 2013By

Jennifer Harris acted for Homes for Haringey in the first successful strike-out of a grossly exaggerated claim as an abuse of process.

Lucy Middleton

Big Brother winner settles copyright case

4 November 2013By

Lucy Middleton acted for Brian Belo, who claimed that ITV and Lime Pictures copied programme idea to create TOWIE.

Trevor Asserson

Madoff fraud suspect vindicated

28 October 2013By

Trevor Asserson successfully defended Sonja Kohn, the main defendant in Madoff Securities International Limited (MSIL) v Raven & Ors.

Philippa Dolan

Court rules that girls must have MMR jab

21 October 2013By

Philippa Dolan acted for mother of two girls after their father started court action over vaccination refusal.

Andrew Myers

Lawyer triumphs in rail ticket dispute

14 October 2013By

Andrew Myers brought case against First Capital Connect, which disputed the validity of a loophole allowing him to save £700.

Coral Williams

Bedroom tax victory for blind barrister

07 October 2013By

Coral Williams helped Surinder Lall win his appeal against paying the so-called ‘bedroom tax’ on his flat.

Shireen Smith

‘Golden Balls’ trademark victory

30 September 2013By

Shireen Smith successfully appealed to the Court of Justice of the European Union on behalf of clients seeking to register their ‘Golden Balls’ brand as trademark.

Nick Cambell

Teachers win whistleblowing claim

23 September 2013By

Nick Cambell acted for two unfairly dismissed teachers in a successful whistleblowing claim against former employer.

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