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Raft of firms kick off Cambridge Analytica and Facebook class action

One of the year’s biggest class action lawsuits looks set to begin as four firms have launched a case against Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, which could result in damages of more than $70bn. London-based McCue & Partners, Washington DC firm Fields Law, technology and competition firm RuyakCherian, and Delaware-based Cross & Simon have a launched […]

TLT advises in Supreme Court success for Iceland

TLT has helped to secure a landmark victory for the leading frozen food specialist, Iceland, reducing its liability for rates paid on its premises. The case comes as retailers face rapidly increasing business rates, and could have far-reaching implications for businesses in the retail and other sectors. The Supreme Court – the highest appellate court […]

Adjourned: Deepcut Inquest into the death of Sean Benton

The ‘Deepcut Inquest’ into the death of Sean Benton has adjourned today until closing legal submissions are heard in May. The inquest has heard evidence from over 130 witnesses since it began in January 2018. Bridget Dolan QC and Jamie Mathieson are Counsel to the judge Coroner. John Beggs QC, Cecily White and Paul Spencer of Serjeants’ Inn represent interested persons.

Sarah Clarke QC prosecutes “Fake Forex Trader”

Sarah Clarke QC prosecutes in groundbreaking FCA case in which “Fake Forex Trader” Alex Hope was convicted and sentenced for Perverting the Course of Justice relating to breaches of his Restraint and Confiscation Order.  Sarah has already successfully prosecuted the same defendant for his original multimillion pound Ponzi fraud.  The case has received widespread media […]

No5 barristers prosecute in Red Arrows ejection seat case

Rex Tedd QC and Bernard Thorogood, representing the Health and Safety Executive, conducted the prosecution of Martin Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd [Martin Baker].  This high-profile case was heard by the Senior Presiding Judge of the Midland Circuit.  Martin Baker pleaded guilty, admitting that it was in breach of safety law.  A fine of £1.1m was imposed. In addition, Martin Baker […]

No5’s Shakil Najib and Tim Harrington appointed as Recorders

No5 Chambers’ Shakil Najib and Tim Harrington have been appointed as Recorders. Shakil will sit in Crime on the North Eastern Circuit. Tim will sit in Crime on the Northern Circuit. Both are amongst 133 Recorders appointed by the Queen, on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable David Gauke MP, and the […]

No5’s John Butterfield QC prosecutes drugs gang

A ‘puppet master’ and his drugs lieutenants have been jailed for a total of 53 years for conspiracy to supply cocaine in bulk to be sold on the streets of Worcester. ‘Puppet master’ Mohammed Nasar, his son Aaqib Nasar, Robert Degaris and Steven Binning were all found guilty of the cocaine conspiracy following a four-week […]

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Chambers threaten to strike over 50% fee cut

In a move that will jeopardise the Ministry of Justice’s post-Brexit campaign to market London as the world’s leading legal centre, several criminal chambers are threatening to refuse work from 1 April, The Lawyer has learned.

 

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