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Acquittal secured in controlling or coercive behaviour trial
Thomas Quinton secures acquittal for a husband charged with controlling or coercive behaviour of his wife after a seven day trial at Ipswich Crown court, instructed by Graham Boutel at ...
15 March 2019

Conviction for a dishonest offence fills all professionals with a sense of dread
The thought of a conviction for a dishonest offence fills all professionals with a sense of dread. A moment of naughtiness, or a course of conduct which is so easy to justify in one’s mind as equivalent to a white lie can lead to the most devastating...
01 February 2019

Surgeon convicted of fraud following 4 month trial
Charlene Sumnall, leading Carolina Bracken instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service successfully secured convictions against Dr Anthony McGrath following a 4 month trial....
28 January 2019

Victims of human trafficking (VOTs) and slavery charged with criminal offences
Ben Douglas-Jones QC appeared in R v HHD (Court of Appeal: Gross LJ; Cutts J and His Honour Judge Lucraft QC (sitting as a Judge of the CACD) in which the court endorsed 4 issues to be highlighted in cases...
16 January 2019

Defendant sentenced in one of the most serious cases of stalking
Miranda Moore QC instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service, successfully secured the conviction of Sabine McNeil.  The defendant was sentenced to 9 years for harassment and for breaching a restraining...
11 January 2019

Jonathan Rees QC
5PB is delighted to congratulate Jonathan Rees on his appointment as Queen’s Counsel. He will formally take silk on 11th March 2019, in a ceremony at Westminster Hall....
10 January 2019

Worcestershire County Cricketer Accused of Rape
Miranda Moore QC instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service today started a trial at Worcester crown court. The case involves a 23 year old Worcester county cricketer, who is accused of raping a woman after...
07 January 2019

Serious offences committed by victims of trafficking
Ben Douglas-Jones QC appeared in R v Kolesnikova (CACD 18-12-18; Gross LJ; Cutts J and HHJ Lucraft QC) in which the Court held that: ...
04 January 2019