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LEADING BUSINESS AND REGULATORY CRIME KING’S COUNSEL JOINS 18 ST JOHN STREET CHAMBERS

18 St John Street is delighted to announce that Nicholas Rhodes KC has joined chambers as a door tenant. Nicholas is an experienced crime silk, specialising in serious commercial fraud, bribery and corruption, financial crime, homicide and serious organised crime. Known for his strong advocacy, Nicholas will bring a wealth of experience in advising and… Read more »

18 ST JOHN STREET’S RACHEL SHENTON AND CLAIRE BROCKLEBANK SUCCESSFULLY PROSECUTE MAN WHO MURDERED HIS OWN FATHER

Rachel Shenton, leading Claire Brocklebank, successfully prosecuted Austin Duckworth for murdering his father, following an attack at the victim’s home. The deceased was punched repeatedly in the head by the defendant. The case, which was heard in Preston Crown Court, resulted in Austin Duckworth receiving a life sentence. Duckworth will have to serve a minimum… Read more »

MEDICAL AGENCY FEES DISSECTED IN A FIXED COSTS CASE

18 St John Street Costs Law Specialist, James Miller, analyses an interesting case concerning medical agency fees in a fixed costs case. I recently acted for the Defendant in a fixed costs case concerning the contentious issue of medical agency fees. The court had to decide whether to prosecute the Defendant’s Part 18 request for… Read more »

RICHARD VARDON SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDS A HGV DRIVER FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING

An intelligence led search of the tractor unit and trailer the defendant was driving from N. Ireland to Liverpool was found to have hidden 110kgs of cocaine, with an estimated wholesale value of between £3 -£8 million. Richard Vardon was instructed by Amjid Jabbar from Stokoe Partnership Solicitors. Press coverage can be found here: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/lorry-stopped-68m-worth-cocaine-27787816… Read more »

SIOBHAN GREY KC REPRESENTS MAN FOUND ‘NOT GUILTY’ OF ALL CHARGES FOLLOWING TRIAL

Siobhan Grey KC represented a man charged with multiple rapes, assaults and controlling and coercive behaviour with some of the alleged behaviour recorded on camera. The Defendant was found Not Guilty of all charges after a trial. Siobhan Grey KC was instructed by David Charnley from Barrett Nelligan solicitors in Blackpool. For further details on Siobhan… Read more »

NICK HARRISON JOINS THE BUSINESS AND PROPERTY DEPARTMENT

18 St John Street Chambers is delighted to announce that Nick Harrison has become a member of the Business and Property Department in Chambers. Nick’s practice will focus on the following areas: – Business Energy mis-selling, BEC Claims– Car Finance mis-selling, PCP Claims– Mortgage and personal loan mis-selling– Breach of Fiduciary duties– Trusts of Land– Inheritance/Probate… Read more »

18 ST JOHN STREET CHAMBERS SECOND-SIX PUPILS NOW ACCEPTING INSTRUCTIONS

18 St John Street are delighted to announce that from today our second six pupils, Natalie O’Connell, Caitlin Corrigan and Tanya Elahi are on their feet and accepting instructions. Their profiles can be viewed below: Family Department –                          Natalie O’Connell (2021) Business & Property Department –   Caitlin Corrigan (2022) Crime & Regulatory Department –… Read more »

COGNITIVE ASSESSMENTS AND INTERMEDIARIES: ARE THEY NECESSARY?

In the first two months of the year, Lieven J has delivered two judgments that are closely linked and need to be considered together. They cover the recent trend we see of an increase in applications for cognitive assessments and the use of intermediaries. Danish Ameen analyses. The case of West Northamptonshire Council v The Mother (Psychological… Read more »