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April 2016

Supreme Court dismisses unlawful detention appeal

Robin Tam KC successfully resists an appeal to the Supreme Court by an individual who claimed that she had been unlawfully detained pending her deportation. Robin Tam KC represented the Home Secretary when successfully resisting an appeal to the Supreme…

Supreme Court dismisses unlawful detention appeal

The inquests into the deaths resulting from the Hillsborough Stadium Disaster have concluded

The jury decided that the 96 deceased had been unlawfully killed. The inquests were the longest in British legal history. Andrew O’Connor KC, Dominic Adamson KC, William Irwin, Anthony Lenanton, Piers Taylor and Matthew Waszak represented the Independent Police Complaints…


William Irwin represents the Ministry of Justice in death in custody

William Irwin appeared for the Ministry of Justice at the Swansea and Port Talbot coroner’s court in the inquest touching on the death of David Roberts. Mr Roberts was a prisoner at HMP Swansea when he died on 5 July…


Court of Appeal dismisses ESA / EU jobseeker appeal

In a judgment handed down today (Alhashem v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2016] EWCA Civ 395), the Court of Appeal has accepted that jobseekers from other Member States are not entitled to claim Employment and Support Allowance…


Central London Judge refers Claimants to the Director of Public Prosecution

Marcus Grant appeared for Tesco Insurance in two injury claims. Marcus Grant  (instructed by Hannah Lowe of Keoghs LLP) appeared for Tesco Insurance to defend two claims brought by a husband and wife from an alleged accident involving an accident management company (Accident…


Case against Deputy President of Kenya dismissed

Judges of the ICC held that the no reasonable Trial Chamber could convict H. E. William Ruto of charges alleging crimes against humanity arising out of the 2007-2008 post election violence in Kenya. On  5 April 2016, by majority, judges of…


Fraud ring claim dismissed

Another claim linked to Lincoln fraud ring dismissed Edward Hutchin, instructed by Katie Lomax of Keoghs, represented the successful Defendants in this major fraud ring case. After a trial in Mansfield County Court, involving oral evidence from witnesses but also…





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