Our Success Stories

We provide our client’s with the best possible advice and representation that we possibly can in all areas of law that we specialise. We have dealt with a wide-range of clients, offences and disputes and as a snap-shot of the work that we do, please find below examples of the cases that we have been involved in which represents the vast range of knowledge and experience our team can offer you.

 

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  • Criminal Law

    Stephen Nunn

    Murder case of domestic violence, one of the first cases dealing with the new defence of “Loss of control”, to successful conclusion of manslaughter. The defence case was able to establish that the defendant had been the long term victim of serious domestic abuse and violence and had eventually snapped and in doing so killed their partner.

  • Criminal Law

    Katrina Byrne

    The Defendant stated that he had no contact with the person making the allegations of Rape. There was Legal Argument in relation to the complainant’s previous history and allegations she had made against other men. The Defendant was acquitted.

  • Criminal Law

    Stephen Nunn

    Nationally covered murder case, leading to CCRC referral, contested court of appeal hearing and national network media coverage relating to the notorious murder of an elderly lady who used to wave at the trains that passed her premises in deep rural Devon. The defendant always maintained his innocence, leading to a 20 year campaign against a miscarriage of justice

  • Criminal Law

    Stephen Nunn

    Major charity fraud conspiracy with national coverage culminating at Nottingham Crown Court. It was alleged that the defendants exploited child cancer in order to earn vast sums of money for their own benefit. The defence argued that the monies were in fact spent on treatment and support of children where more traditional methods were unsuccessful.

  • Regulatory Law

    Stephen Nunn

    Successful defence of farmer and contractors spraying insecticide which allegedly drifted onto residential property causing medical problems to the inhabitants, prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive. Defendants acquitted after a full trial casting doubt on all aspects of the prosecution case, both factually and scientifically.

  • Criminal Law

    Stephen Nunn

    Recent successful defence of two clients in part of a major police operation alleging care home abuse by staff of patients, possibly one of the largest investigations of its type culminating in a 14 week trial at Bristol. The defence were able to rebut the claims of systematic physical abuse and treatment, and establish that their conduct was not only innocent but showed a high level of care and conduct

  • Criminal Law

    Stephen Nunn

    Defending against Trading Standards in Newark where it was alleged that the braking system of an antique Rolls Royce was leaking and therefore defective and dangerous. Establishing the contrary by detailing the models braking system which was designed to leak and self-lubricate, so that leakage was a deliberate design feature. The expert used by the prosecution had no experience of the mechanics of a Rolls Royce, the expert used by the defence was the chief engineer of Rolls Royce braking systems.

  • Criminal Law

    Stephen Nunn

    Manslaughter case where one of two joy riders on forklift trucks when trespassing into a factory was crushed by a paper bale. I was also Junior Counsel to Leading Counsel, one of the most eminent QC’s in the Western Circuit in the Crown Court trial.

  • Criminal Law

    James Rickard

    Where a person was accused of causing death by careless driving in which he was the rider of a motorcycle and the deceased was his pillion passenger. There was a great deal of pressure put on the deceased’s family to prosecute this matter and indeed there had to be two trials because initially a jury could not come to a decision. At the second trial our client was found not guilty. This was a highly charged emotional case that was a tragic accident and wrongly prosecuted.

  • Regulatory Law

    James Rickard

    I have dealt with a corporate manslaughter case involving the manager of a transport company falsely accused of being involved in a fatal double killing by a lorry driver employee that, it was said, was driving when he was tired and having exceeded his driver’s hours. Purportedly scientific evidence had to be dispelled and given the number of drivers and extent of the evidence a great deal of investigation was required in order to dispel the myth created by the police of corporate responsibility for what was a traffic accident that was explained by the ill-advised driving of the deceased’s driver and the individual carelessness of the lorry driver involved rather than that carelessness spreading back to his employers. That was a lengthy case and a matter that I specialise in.

  • Criminal Law

    James Rickard

    A false allegation made of sexual assault, which potentially would ruin the life of a student falsely accused of this. I am involved in a lot of allegations which involve false suggestions of sexual impropriety which gives rise to the police investigating serious sexual offences. This young man has no previous convictions and no experience of criminal law and the best legal team had to be coordinated in order to deal with this matter in respect of which under cross-examination the jury were persuaded that this allegation had no merit and he was found not guilty.

  • Criminal Law

    James Rickard

    A murder allegation heard at the Old Bailey where it was alleged that my client had strangled the deceased and concealed his body. The jury found the defendant not guilty and the evidence that was challenged was whether the indication of strangulation could have been caused by a fall rather than strangulation. The jury found the defendant charged with murder not guilty.

  • Criminal Law

    James Rickard

    Client charged with a serious assault upon a child who had a history of severe mental illness who suffered auditory hallucinations relating to Prophet Mohammed’s sister.   The suggestion was that the baby which was in the house was injured as a result of my client dropping the baby. He was unfit to give instructions and unfit to plead and rather than receive a criminal conviction he was sectioned under the Mental Health Act following a trial rather than sent to prison.

  • Regulatory Law

    James Rickard

    I have acted for a company who were accused of not taking sufficient care of a sub-contractor who was electrocuted on the farm site when a ladder touched a high tension electric cable and caused the death of the sub-contractor. Whilst the company was convicted, the financial penalty was significantly reduced from what one would expect in the circumstances.

  • Criminal Law

    Katrina Byrne

    Supreme Court case which led to a change of law in relation to fault in driving offences where a death occurs.

  • Criminal Law

    Katrina Byrne

    A case of bigamy where the defendant failed to ensure that he was properly divorced before re-marrying. As there was no outright deception or fraud on his part he was sentenced to a community order.

  • Criminal Law

    Katrina Byrne

    Multi-handed Murder case based on Joint Enterprise. The Defendant was acquitted of Murder but convicted of Manslaughter

  • Criminal Law

    Katrina Byrne

    Defendant charged with Murder. He stabbed an elderly gentleman with a bayonet. The victim who was unknown to the defendant was sitting in his local pub having a pint. There was no apparent reason for the attack but upon investigations it became clear that the Defendant was suffering from severe mental health problems at the time of the offence. Psychiatric reports were obtained and he pleaded guilty to Manslaughter and a Hospital Order was made.

  • Regulatory Law

    Katrina Byrne

    Defendant faced allegations of Harassment. There were issues over the Crown’s failure to disclose relevant material. An application was made to dismiss the charges because of the failure to disclose. This application was successful and the case was dismissed.

  • Criminal Law

    Katrina Byrne

    Historic abuse allegations dating back to the 1970’s. The defendant was an elderly lady (in her 70’s and the complainant was her son.) There were significant issues with the evidence and tracing witnesses going back that far. The matter proceeded to trial but was dismissed by the Trial Judge having heard Legal Argument.

  • Civil Law

    Robert Scott

    Pursued wide range of personal injury claims  including those involving brain damage, spinal injuries, chronic pain, PTSD, serious physical and psychological harm including North and South Wales Children’s home abuse claims, Hepatits C and Anti-depressant group actions, asbestosis and mesothelioma. A member of the Law Society’s personal injury panel for 10 years. I have also advised and represented employers, acting through their insurance in defending compensation claims.

  • Civil Law

    Robert Scott

    Represented large numbers of claimant’s in actions against their solicitors, accountants, financial advisors, valuers and surveyors, including the majority of the claims arising from the intervention in to a solicitors practice where trusts and estates were being grossly overcharged and clients’ monies used to supplement the business’ trading and solicitor’s lifestyle. This included successfully pursuing the Solicitors Regulation by way of Judicial Review through the High Court for failing to compensate victims.

  • Civil Law

    Robert Scott

    Pursued contract and breach of warranty claims arising from a wide range of private and commercial contracts ranging from faulty plumbing to the acquisition of nursing homes, hotels, businesses, accountancy and medical practices.

  • Civil Law

    Robert Scott

    Represented the majority of tenants in a retirement development on a property disrepair claim, the Landlord proceeding with substantial works without consultation and without competitive tendering. The case was reported in the Times Law Reports, defining the Landlords specific responsibilities under the Landlord & Tenant legislation

  • Civil Law

    Robert Scott

    Represented founding partner in a horticultural business whose sons sought to take over and exclude the client, following unsuccessful negotiations pursued exhaustive enquiries before bringing the matter to trial and a successful outcome for the client, the sons paying a fair market price for the father’s interest including his costs.

  • Civil Law

    Robert Scott

    Represented Claimants who were victims of theft/fraud by their investment advisor, succeeding in recovering from the insurers for the adviser’s employer full compensation plus interest and costs totalling in excess of £1.5 million

  • Civil Law

    Robert Scott

    Acted for relatives of a deceased when a family member had succeeded in having a new will made shortly before the person’s death as a result of undue influence. The estate was redirected by the court to achieve a fair distribution to all concerned.

  • Civil Law

    Robert Scott

    Successfully pursued compensation claims for bullying and harassment in the work place, including racial and sexual discrimination. Recently concluded a claim of racial harassment and bullying arising from the client’s ethnic background and accent, recovering compensation and costs approaching £100,000.