Crime

No5 Barristers Chambers’ Jonas Hankin secures murder conviction

No5 Barristers’ Chambers’ crime specialist Jonas Hankin QC has secured a murder conviction for the sexually-motivated killing of 33-year-old Charlotte Teeling. Richard Bailey, 41, was handed a life sentence with a minimum 29-year jail term for the murder of the mother-of-two. Unemployed Bailey, who was arrested in Coventry earlier this year, had denied charges of […]

No5 barrister secures conviction of mother who allowed manslaughter of her son

A mother, prosecuted by David Mason QC from No5 Barristers’ Chambers, for allowing the 2016 manslaughter of her six-month-old son Kayden has been jailed. Laura Davies, 25, of Walnut Close, Bilston, was convicted last month of allowing Kayden’s manslaughter at the hands of his father Ricky Walker, 27, of the same address. She was jailed […]

Liability for intentional torts by workers

By Mark Josselyn Earlier this year the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (“HRTO”) found that a corporate respondent was liable for the violations of the Ontario Human Rights Code perpetrated upon the applicant by the personal respondent in the course of his employment, relying upon the analysis of the Supreme Court of Canada in Robichaud v. […]

Two No5 Counsel see acquittal of manslaughter charge

Two No5 Counsel have secured an acquittal for a man facing a manslaughter charge over the death of a Nuneaton pensioner. Michael Duck QC led Simon Hunka for the defence in the case, which saw Adam Matthew Johnson, 29, of Tudor Road, Nuneaton, charged with unlawfully killing 72-year-old Michael Wood at the pensioner’s home in […]

Two No5 counsel act for the prosecution in prison drone drugs trial

Michelle Heeley QC and Antonie Muller, both of No5 Barristers’ Chambers, have opened the prosecution in a trial which sees five people accused of using drones to smuggle drugs and mobile phones to prisoners. Lee Anslow, 31, Shane Hadlington, 29, Stella Deakin, 40, Paul Ferguson, 27, and Stefan Rattray, 28, are all on trial at […]

Cayman Islands Court of Appeal successes for No5’s Philip Rule

Case No. 27 of 2017 The Court (Presided over by the Rt Hon Sir John Goldring, President, the Hon Sir Richard Field and the Hon Dennis Morrison, Justices of Appeal) announced that it was allowing the appeal in Mr Rule’s first case, in which he was privately instructed for the appeal, not having appeared at trial. […]

No5’s Michael Duck secures conviction in the murder of Mohammed Miah

Michael Duck QC, Leader of the Midland Circuit, has convicted Paul Emmerson of the murder of Mohammed Miah. Emmerson was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 21 years. Mr Duck QC, prosecuting, told Birmingham Crown Court that Emmerson, 38, held onto pedestrian Mr Miah by the strap of his shoulder bag as he […]

No5 Chambers’ Chelvan instructed by Giuliana Kendal on private prosecution of Linda Bellos and Venice Allan

No5 Barristers’ Chambers S Chelvan, leading Chris Snell, have been instructed by Giuliana Kendal in her private prosecution of Linda Bellos and Venice Allan. Summons were issued by Wimbledon Magistrates Court last month, with 26 September fixed for the next hearing at Westminster Magistrates Court.  Neither Ms. Kendal or her legal team will be making […]

No5 Barrister acting for prosecution in the murder of Mohammed Miah

Michael Duck QC, of No5 Barristers’ Chambers, is acting for the prosecution in the case of the murder of Mohammed Miah at Birmingham Crown Court. The court heard that defendant Paul Emmerson, held onto pedestrian Miah by the strap of his shoulder bag as he drove his Volkswagen Caddy through West Bromwich town centre. The […]

No5’s Harpreet Sandhu prosecutes coach driver for London cyclist death

No5 barrister Harpreet Sandhu has prosecuted a coach driver for causing the death of a London cyclist by careless driving. Mr Sandhu told Woolwich Crown Court that driver Barry Northcott, 40, was unaware he had hit the cyclist as he turned left across her path until a passenger raised the alert. Outlining the prosecution case […]

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