30.07.18

Firm fined £145k over workers’ deaths

Two men killed in a factory explosion three years ago when the paint booth they were working in exploded and turned into a fireball had their employer, Harford Attachments Ltd, admit two breaches of health and safety practices, and were fined £145,000 at Norwich Crown Court. Jonathan Ashley-Norman, prosecuting, told the court the deaths had […]

Officer cleared after smashing through suspect’s windscreen

A police officer captured in a video that went viral was cleared at Southwark Crown Court of criminal damage, common assault and possession of a blade after sawing and smashing his way through a suspect’s windscreen using a multi-tool. Kevin Baumber represented the accused officer. Click here to read the article from the BBC

25.06.18

Sanctions: Challenging Designations

Rachel Barnes has authored a Practice Note for Practical Law (Thomson Reuters). Rachel looks at UN, EU and UK-autonomous sanctions. She addresses ways in which sanctions targets may challenge their designations and strategic considerations. Click here to read the article

18.06.18

Bupa fined £3M

Following the death of a pensioner at a nursing home in Essex after contracting Legionnaire’s disease, Bupa have been fined £3M. Jonathan Ashley-Norman QC represented the Health & Safety Executive Click here to read the article from the BBC

24.05.18

Couple found guilty of murdering French au pair

Following a trial at the Old Bailey, both Sabrina Kouider & Oussem Medouni have been found guilty of the murder of Sophie Lionnet, their au pair. Richard Horwell QC was lead Counsel for the Prosecution Click here to read the article from the BBC

21.05.18

Moped robbers guilty of murder

Two teenagers have been convicted of murder, wounding with intent and robbery after a vicious crime spree in Maida Vale, London, in February 2018. In the space of 3½ hours, the pair, each armed with at least one knife, committed a total of 11 robberies, stabbing 5 of their victims, one of them fatally. Bill […]

17.05.18

Man jailed for Finsbury Park murder

Kasim Lewis today pleaded guilty to the murder of Iuliana Tudos on Christmas Eve 2017; her body was found by friends in a burnt out shed in Finsbury Park, north London, three days later. Lewis was jailed for life with a minimum of 29 years, for a murder described by the Common Serjeant of London […]

16.05.18

3RB Awards the First Nicholls prize for Advocacy

Congratulations to Peter Savory, winner of the Gray’s Inn Moot Final on 14.5.18 and recipient of our inaugural prize in memory of Clive Nicholls QC, awarded at the event by his twin brother, Colin Nicholls QC. Clive’s widow Alison and daughter Jacqui were also honoured guests. Clive died in February 2017, aged 84. He had […]