Regulatory Briefing – Dishonesty and professional discipline proceedings

24th Mar 2023

The latest edition of our Regulatory Briefing, written by Ryan Donoghue, is now available. Ryan covers dishonesty and professional discipline proceedings....

The way we live now? – Tackling unacceptable behaviour

27th Sep 2019

Sharon Beattie, along with Sam Mercer at  the Bar Council, are looking for ways to ensure the safety of practitioners in what appears to be an increasingly hostile world. Sharon’s article is...

New Park Court team prosecutes the single biggest event of multiple murders ever investigated by West Yorkshire Police

8th Aug 2019

Alistair MacDonald QC and James Gelsthorpe, assisted by Mark Robinson, have successfully prosecuted Shahid Mohammed for the murder of eight people in a Huddersfield house fire in 2002 in a case which...

Robert Smith QC and Sharon Beattie successfully prosecute pair over murder of 3 year old boy

14th Jun 2019

The trial of Kyle Campbell and Kayleigh Siswick was concluded at Leeds Crown Court on Thursday 13 June 2019. Robert Smith QC and Ms Sharon Beattie conducted the prosecution. The jury returned a...

Adam Birkby secures acquittal of police officer accused of sexual assault

31st Oct 2018

Adam Birkby, instructed by Darren Cook of Slater Gordon solicitors, represented a serving police officer at Derby Crown Court. The officer was accused of sexually assaulting a woman in a nightclub. He...

Cot death manslaughter allegation trial resolves with health and safety failing

29th Oct 2018

Jason Pitter QC, leading Geraldine Kelly, represented  the designer and manufacturer of a “cot bed” in which a 7 month baby tragically died of positional asphyxia having become trapped in one of...

Elyas Patel secures only acquittal on charges of rape in multi-handed trial at Leeds Crown Court

22nd Oct 2018

Following the lifting of reporting restrictions by the Recorder of Leeds, we are now able to report that Elyas Patel was instructed to represent one of 28 defendants involved in the recent...

Paul Greaney QC appears as Counsel to the Manchester arena bombing Inquests

18th Oct 2018

Paul Greaney QC is leading counsel to the Manchester Arena Bombing Inquests. A Pre-Inquest Review Hearing took place today, 18th October 2018, before the Coroner, Sir John Saunders, a retired High...

Jason Pitter QC appears for Bed Company Boss in alleged manslaughter of 7 month old

16th Oct 2018

Jason Pitter QC (leading Geraldine Kelly) represented the bed manufacturer and owner of Playtime Beds Ltd who manufactured a “cot bed” in which a 7 month old baby was tragically trapped in the bed...

Paul Greaney QC and Nicholas de la Poer in school shooting sentence

23rd Jul 2018

On Friday 20th July 2018, Tom Wyllie and Alex Bolland were sentenced for conspiring together to carry out a recreation of the Columbine School massacre at their North Yorkshire secondary school. The...

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