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Inquest touching the death of Sophie Bennett

Emma Northey, instructed by Pamela Clarke of South London Legal Partnership, acted for a local authority social services department in this Article 2 Inquest, which sought to establish how and in what circumstances Sophie came by her death. Sophie was…


Iqbal v (1) Harris (2) Nelson Insurance Company

Emma Northey, instructed by Ian Williams of Keoghs for the Second Defendant. Finding of fundamental dishonesty against the Claimant, whose evidence about the accident circumstances was rejected by the judge and whose damages claim “frankly collapsed” under cross-examination (by both…


Inquest touching the death of Ellie Butler

Instructed by Pamela Clarke of South London Legal Partnership, Emma acted for two primary schools in this Article 2 Inquest before Dame Linda Dobbs DBE. Ellie was only 6 years old when she was murdered by her father, less than…


Budrevicius v UK Insurance Limited

Instructed by Katie Watmough of  Keoghs for the Defendant. Finding of fundamental dishonesty against the Claimant. The Claimant was an intelligent man, who had reviewed the bundle carefully and anticipated many of the questions that would be put in cross-examination….


XY v Public Prosecutor’s Office, Oost Nederland

The Court allowed an appeal against extradition in relation to a UK citizen whose surrender was sought by a court in the Netherlands for an offence of armed robbery for which he had already served a sentence which was increased…


Konecny v District Court in Brno Venkov (Czech Republic)

The Supreme Court has given judgment in the case of Konecny v District Court in Brno Venkov, Czech Republic UKSC 2017/0200. The appeal considered whether or not an individual can properly be described as an accused person when he had…


Inquest into the death of Sean McCann

The deceased was a prisoner being held at a privately-run prison. He hanged himself whilst being held in the prison’s segregation unit. William Irwin, instructed by Kingsley Napley solicitors, represented a manager at the prison (equivalent to a governor-grade in…





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