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Romana Canneti – Lachaux v Independent Print Limited and Another – Supreme Court

Romana Canneti was instructed (alongside Guy Vassall-Adams QC and Edward Craven of Matrix Chambers) by the Media Lawyers Association to intervene in the Supreme Court hearing of Lachaux v Independent Print Limited and Another [case ID UKSC 2017/0175]. The Appellants seek to overturn the Court of Appeal’s determination [[2017] EWCA Civ 1334] that the claimant’s […]

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Section 21 Notice Process

With effect from 1 October 2018, a number of changes have been introduced with respect to the section 21 notice process which landlords, tenants, and those acting on their behalf should be aware of: Gas Safety Documents. Prescribed Form “Use it or lose it” Changes to Section 21 Notice Read note prepared by junior tenant […]

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Father of 5 with no previous convictions acquitted of historic sexual allegations

Nadia Chbat successfully defended a 43 year old father of five, with no previous convictions, against historic sexual allegation going back over 20 years. Allegations made out of the blue to the police and the defence involved analysis of the evidence to demonstrate memory issues and expose the implausibility of the allegations ever taking place. […]

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Man sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment for rape of child

Kim Preston successfully prosecuted Christopher Griffiths, aged 30, of Vernon Street, Bolton, was found guilty on Thursday (26/4) of two counts of rape of a child under 13, a count of assault of a child under 13 by penetration and a count of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, following a […]

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Kim Preston successfully prosecutes Ex-Baptist minster Robert Dando jailed for sex abuse

Kim Preston successfully prosecuted Robert John Dando, 53, who was arrested in August 2017 after he was escorted to the UK from the United States by American immigration officials. He admitted 13 sexual offences which involved 10 victims and took place between 1985 and 2008 in Oxfordshire. More information: https://www.cps.gov.uk/thames-and-chiltern/news/former-church-minister-jailed-historical-sex-offences http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/16148073.Ex_church_minister_and_magistrate_jailed_for_abusing_boys_for_more_than_two_decades/ http://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/suttonnews/9158646.Baptist_minister_jailed_in_US_for_child_sex_abuse/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-43713681

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