Public sector and local authority

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 […]

Serjeants’ Inn Chambers appears for Appropriate Authority in case against former officer who smoked cannabis off duty

Anthony Searle has appeared on behalf of the Appropriate Authority in a police misconduct hearing concerning a former Avon and Somerset Constabulary police officer who has been found guilty of gross misconduct. Intelligence had been received by the Constabulary that the officer had been smoking cannabis whilst off duty, as a result of which she […]

No5 advises on a case involving challenge to Gypsy site

R (Marden PC) v Herefordshire Council, Soole J  issued his judgment in this case, which relates to a challenge by a parish council in respect of the grant of planning permission (“PP”) for expansion of a Gypsy site. MPC raised 4 grounds. Three are case-specific, but ground 3 may be of wider interest relating to the standard of […]

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