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Patrick Maggs secures Court of Appeal win

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Patrick Maggs secures 3 year reduction in sentence for a “premeditated, cynical, violent and cowardly” robbery on the home of two elderly men. In R v Smith (John Leonard William) & Ors [2013] EWCA Crim 2102 the Court of Appeal remarked upon “his very helpful grounds of appeal” in reducing…

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QICDRC announces new appointments

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The Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre (QICDRC) has announced the official new appointments of the Chairman of the Regulatory Tribunal, a Judge and Registrar. Christopher Grout is promoted from Acting Registrar to Registrar and performs a legal, judicial and managerial role for the QICDRC. As Registrar, Christopher reports…

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Brian St Louis Secures Murder Acquittal

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Brian St.Louis has secured the acquittal of defendant O in the Oceana murder case. Their client was alleged to have been party to a fatal stabbing in the nightclub in Kingston in October 2012 but he was acquitted unanimously by a jury after two days’ deliberations. The trial lasted six…

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Dominic Benthall secure acquittals in Oxford sex abuse case

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Dominic Benthall secured acquittals on the two most serious conspiracy counts out of the four matters faced by defendant ZA in the Oxford sex abuse case. To read press coverage of this case, please see the following links: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/oxford-child-sex-grooming-gang-1889867 http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-22438623 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/oxford-child-paedophile-gang-council-chief-joanna-simons-insists-shes-will-not-resign-as-seven-men-are-found-guilty-of-child-rape-trafficking-and-organising-prostitution-8616023.html http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/10423486.Cameron_warns__searching_questions__sparked_by_child_sex_grooming_case/

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