Crime

No5 Barristers’ Chambers helps in prosecution in a murder trial

Michael Duck QC, of No5 Barristers’ Chambers, is leading the prosecution in a murder trial following the death of a schoolboy. Ozell Pemberton, a former pupil at Greenwood Academy in Castle Vale, was fatally knifed outside McDonald’s in Sutton Coldfield in May this year following an earlier incident between two groups of youths. Two people […]

Serjeants’ Inn Chambers advises in Manchester City Council v P and R case

Conrad Hallin is currently representing Manchester City Council in the widely reported case of Manchester City Council v P and R in which a young autistic woman with an obsessional interest in Asian men has been found by the Court to have capacity to marry and engage in sexual relations, but to lack capacity to decide whether […]

No5 Barristers’ Chambers represents Ministry of Justice against unfair dismissal claim by former prison officer

Jack Feeny, of No5 Barristers’ Chambers, has successfully represented the Ministry of Justice against an unfair dismissal claim brought by a former prison officer. Diane Ward, 55, claimed she had been unfairly dismissed from HMP Nottingham because she had made 100 security information reports relating to large quantities of drugs being smuggled into the prison […]

No5 Barristers’ Chambers prosecutes midwife murder

Jonas Hankin QC is Leading Counsel for the Crown in the murder of midwife Samantha Eastwood. Michael Stirling, 32, the brother-in-law of Ms Eastwood’s former fiancé, pleaded guilty to murder yesterday when he appeared before The Honourable Mrs Justice Carr at Northampton Crown Court. He will be sentenced on December 3 at Stafford Crown Court.

No5 Barrister Chambers secures conviction for murder in toddler death case

Jonas Hankin QC has successfully prosecuted drug dealer Raphael Kennedy for the murder of his two-year-old son Dylan Tiffin-Brown. The prosecution case was that the defendant had lost his temper and had punched and kicked his son, fracturing several of his ribs and rupturing his liver. He had then denied him timely medical attention, in […]

No5 Barrister Chambers’ prosecute man in murder trial

Michael Duck QC is leading Matthew Brook in the prosecution against a man accused of murdering his friend – a 39-year-old mother of three. Terri Webb’s partially-clothed body was recovered from the River Wye near the Hampton Park area of Hereford weeks after she was reported missing in November 2016. Ian Palamountain denies her murder. […]

No5 Barristers’ Chambers helps in acquittal of motorist in an accident case

Counsel from No5 Barristers’ Chambers has seen a motorist acquitted in an unusual case, where a jogger was killed after a vehicle skidded on ice. Barrister Ian Bridge saw the jury unanimously acquit the defendant of an allegation that she caused death by careless driving following a four-day trial at Ipswich Crown Court. The pedestrian […]

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