Crime

No 5 Barristers’ Chambers represents teacher caught up in school SATs cheating case

Philip Dayle has successfully represented a teacher who made admissions of maladministration of SATs at a primary school in Rochdale. The teacher was one of four who admitted maladministration at a Teacher Regulation Authority (TRA) panel, at which the headteacher was found to have brought the profession into disrepute and banned from teaching. The panel […]

Jonas Hankin QC prosecutes mother accused of killing her newborn baby

Jonas Hankin QC has opened a case in which it is alleged that a woman murdered her newborn baby having concealed both the pregnancy and the birth. The prosecution say that Hannah Cobley, 29, of Stoney Stanton, Leicestershire, gave birth to a female baby in an outside toilet at her parents’ farm, silenced her by […]

Permission granted to judicially review the Secretary of State’s refusal of British nationality where a conviction is ‘spent’ at the date of application

Frances Shaw: Permission granted on the papers to challenge on grounds of irrationality, unlawfulness and unreasonableness, the Secretary of State’s refusal of an application to naturalise owing to the Claimant’s failure to disclose a conviction, such that he failed to satisfy the ‘good character’ requirement and in consequence, faces a 10 year impediment to any […]

Colin Banham successfully argues for Police Officer’s reinstatement

Counsel at No5 Barristers’ Chambers has successfully appealed against the dismissal of a Custody Sergeant. The officer was formally reinstated after a hearing before the Police Appeals’ Tribunal. Colin Banham represented Sgt Colin Travi at the Police Appeals’ Tribunal. The long-serving officer had previously been dismissed without notice in 2017 after admitting his use of  a […]

Barristers from No5 act for defendants in drug conspiracy trial

Three lawyers at No5 Barristers’ Chambers have been involved in a complex drugs case in which two women were involved in transporting thousands of pounds worth of heroin and crack cocaine from Birmingham to sell in Warwick and Leamington. Rebecca Manix and Deborah Walsh had both denied being involved in conspiracies to supply the two […]

Mother jailed over baby death prosecuted by Jonas Hankin QC

A mother has been found guilty of squeezing her two-month-old baby to death and jailed for 13 and a half years after a trial at Birmingham Crown Court. Two QCs from No5 Barristers’ Chambers were on opposite sides of the courtroom for the manslaughter trial. Jonas Hankin QC prosecuted Abigail Palmer, 33, who was found guilty […]

Murder trial prosecution success for No5 counsel Michael Duck QC and Martin Liddiard

Following a three-week trial at Birmingham Crown Court Michael Duck QC has seen murderer David Olczyk jailed for life for beating Kristof Zwolinski to death. Michael Duck QC, leading Martin Liddiard in the prosecution of the case, told the court that the 47-year-old victim was viciously assaulted and was kicked, punched and stamped on following […]

Jonathan Jones QC secures £26.5m settlement for child who suffered severe brain injury due to delayed diagnosis of hypoglycaemia

Jonathan Jones QC recently acted for a severely brain injured child who received in excess of £26.5 million pounds in settlement of his claim.  The child, who cannot be named for legal reasons, suffered a hypoglycaemic attack when only a few days old.  Unfortunately, there was a delay in diagnosing and treating his hypoglycaemia and […]

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