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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.


Anti-fascist protesters given demo ban

16 September 2013By

Acting for some of the estimated 280 anti-fascists arrested during a counter-demonstration against an English Defence League (EDL) march in East London.

Grant Gordon

Acted for Gareth Bale in £85m transfer

9 September 2013

Grant Gordon acted for former Tottenham Hotspur footballer Gareth Bale on his record £85m transfer deal to Real Madrid on the final day of the transfer window.

Matthew Howarth

Judicial review win for king's descendants

2 September 2013

Matthew Howarth Acted for the Plantagenet Alliance, which earlier this month won the right to judicially review decisions authorising the exhumation and reinterment of Richard III’s remains in Leicester – rather than in York, where it is claimed the king wanted to be buried.

Kath Nicholson

Victory in Lewisham Hospital challenge

12 August 2013By

Kath Nicholson acted for the London Borough of Lewisham in its successful challenge to health secretary Jeremy Hunt’s decision to downgrade accident and emergency and maternity services at Lewisham Hospital.

Keith Etherington of Slater & Gordon

Baby buried in unmarked mass grave

05 August 2013By

Keith Etherington, 42, solicitor-advocate at Slater & Gordon is acting for a bereaved couple who, 29 months after the death of their newborn baby daughter, discovered that her body had not been cremated as promised, but was in an overgrown and unmarked mass grave with 14 other stillbirths and foetuses.

Jenny Kennedy

Brazilian crash victim gets £7m damages

29 July 2013By

Jenny Kennedy won £7m in damages for a newly-wed Brazilian woman who, although wearing a crash helmet, suffered severe brain injuries when knocked off a motorbike in London by an uninsured driver.

Mike Pemberton

Mother loses Euro court compensation fight

22 July 2013By

Who? Mike Pemberton, 37, partner and head of civil liberties at north-west firm Stephensons.


Acted for Angolan man unlawfully killed

15 July 2013By

Who? Mark Scott, 47, partner at London firm Bhatt Murphy.

Psychic's libel battle ends in victory

01 July 2013By

Who? Graham Atkins, 46, founding partner of media specialists Atkins Thomson.Why is he in the news?

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