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JURISDICTIONS FAMILY LAW CONFERENCE 2024 COMES TO WALES FOR THE FIRST TIME

JURISDICTIONS FAMILY LAW CONFERENCE 2024 COMES TO WALES FOR THE FIRST TIME

February 29 2024

JURISDICTIONS FAMILY LAW CONFERENCE 2024 COMES TO WALES FOR THE FIRST TIME

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New Law Journal - Malcolm Bishop KC

New Law Journal - Malcolm Bishop KC

February 16 2024

It’s arguably the most important rule of international law, trumping all domestic legislation. Malcolm Bishop KC examines jus cogens in the context of the Rwanda Bill.

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David Hughes, Melissa Jones and Cat Jones instructed in Christopher Kapessa inquest

David Hughes, Melissa Jones and Cat Jones instructed in Christopher Kapessa inquest

January 23 2024

David Hughes, Melissa Jones and Cat Jones instructed in Christopher Kapessa inquest

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Andrew Jones to be appointed King’s Counsel

Andrew Jones to be appointed King’s Counsel

January 19 2024

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30 Park Place is delighted to announce that Fraud Specialist Emma Harris has joined Chambers

30 Park Place is delighted to announce that Fraud Specialist Emma Harris has joined Chambers

January 15 2024

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A health board has been fined £200,000 after a woman killed herself on one of its mental health wards.

A health board has been fined £200,000 after a woman killed herself on one of its mental health wards.

December 19 2023

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Covid Inquiry Updates

Covid Inquiry Updates

December 12 2023

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Christian J Howells in Ffos-y-fran mine challenge

Christian J Howells in Ffos-y-fran mine challenge

December 05 2023

Christian J Howells in Ffos-y-fran mine challenge 

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Christmas & New Year Opening Hours 2023

Christmas & New Year Opening Hours 2023

December 01 2023

Christmas & New Year Opening Hours

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Hospital made series of mistakes before premature baby’s death

Hospital made series of mistakes before premature baby’s death

November 13 2023

A coroner has pointed to missed opportunities in the case of a girl who was pronounced dead shortly after her birth, Ben Davies represented the family. 

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New Head of Chambers

New Head of Chambers

October 30 2023

Following the appointment of The Honourable Ms Justice Ruth Henke to the High Court, 30 Park Place is delighted to announce the appointment of Miss Catrin John as our new Head of Chambers.

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Defendants can also be dishonest in personal injury matters, resulting in the disapplication of fixed costs after trial

Defendants can also be dishonest in personal injury matters, resulting in the disapplication of fixed costs after trial

October 30 2023

Sam Aynsley, instructed by Admiral Law, recently appeared in fast track PI RTA liability dispute on behalf of a claimant (“C”) at the County Court at Bristol, where District Judge Ellery made a finding of dishonesty against the defendant (“D”), so that D was ordered to pay C’s costs on the indemnity basis, fixed costs being disapplied (Broadhurst v Tan), and D being ordered to pay C’s N260 costs schedule in full.

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Andrew Jones prosecutes nurse who killed 82 year old man by careless driving whilst unfit through drink

Andrew Jones prosecutes nurse who killed 82 year old man by careless driving whilst unfit through drink

October 09 2023

Andrew Jones prosecuted tragic case where 82 year old pedestrian was killed when hit by car crossing road.  

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New Circuit Judge

New Circuit Judge

September 29 2023

Chambers wishes to congratulate HHJ Eugene Egan on his appointment as a Circuit Judge based at Cardiff Crown Court with effect from 30th October 2023 

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Ruth Henke KC, Head of Chambers, who will be taking on the role of High Court Judge in the Family Division

Ruth Henke KC, Head of Chambers, who will be taking on the role of High Court Judge in the Family Division

September 21 2023

30 Park Place is delighted and proud at the announcement that our Head of Chambers, Ruth Henke KC, is to be appointed to the High Court Bench from 29th September

The Lord Chief Justice will assign The Honourable Ms Justice Henke to the Family Division

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New Circuit Judge

New Circuit Judge

September 06 2023

Chambers wishes to congratulate HHJ Carl Harrison on his appointment as a Circuit Judge based at Cardiff Crown Court with effect from 9th October 2023 

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Cyber Essentials Plus Certification 2023

Cyber Essentials Plus Certification 2023

August 14 2023

30 Park Place Chambers is proud to announce that we have once again secured Cyber Essentials Plus Certification for the second consecutive year. This accomplishment reaffirms our unwavering dedication to upholding the highest standards of cybersecurity and data protection.

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Catherine Heyworth KC elected as a Bencher of The Inner Temple

Catherine Heyworth KC elected as a Bencher of The Inner Temple

August 03 2023

We are delighted to congratulate Catherine Heyworth KC who has been elected as a Bencher of The Inner Temple 

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Judgment: Pembrokeshire v James

Judgment: Pembrokeshire v James

August 03 2023

Following the recent conclusion of the criminal proceedings arising from the death of Lola James in 2020, Mostyn J has published his judgment in the Family Proceedings in which a number of member of chambers appeared.

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30 Park Place and Lloyd Williams KC Shortlisted for Prestigious Legal 500 Awards 2023

30 Park Place and Lloyd Williams KC Shortlisted for Prestigious Legal 500 Awards 2023

July 13 2023

30 Park Place has been shortlisted for the "Set outside London of the Year" award, and Lloyd Williams KC, has been nominated for "Personal Injury Silk of the Year" at the Legal 500 Awards 2023.

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30 Park Place is delighted to announce the addition of five new members.

30 Park Place is delighted to announce the addition of five new members.

July 13 2023

30 Park Place is delighted to announce the addition of five new members.  Megan Jones, Solomon Hartley, and Daniel Jones have joined as full tenants, while Ignatius Hughes KC & Sian Reeves will be joining as a working door tenants.

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The COVID inquiry opening

The COVID inquiry opening

June 13 2023

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In memory of Meirion Davies

In memory of Meirion Davies

June 05 2023

In memory of Meirion Davies

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Attorney General & Solicitor General Visit

Attorney General & Solicitor General Visit

May 11 2023

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Carl Harrison successfully challenges the jurisdiction of the High Court

Carl Harrison successfully challenges the jurisdiction of the High Court

May 05 2023

Carl Harrison representing NHS England, successfully challenged the jurisdiction of the High Court to consider a civil claim where the General Dental Services Contract between the parties was an NHS Contract.

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Telephone Issues 18/4

Telephone Issues 18/4

April 18 2023

We are currently experiencing issues with our telephones

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First Televised Sentence

First Televised Sentence

March 01 2023

Caroline Rees KC and Carl Harrison prosecute the sentence of R v Sarah Lloyd Jones and Alun Titford, the first sentence to be televised in Wales.

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Cyber Secure

Cyber Secure

February 21 2023

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Caroline Rees KC and Carl Harrison successfully prosecute complex and high-profile gross negligence manslaughter

Caroline Rees KC and Carl Harrison successfully prosecute complex and high-profile gross negligence manslaughter

February 13 2023

Caroline Rees KC and Carl Harrison successfully prosecute complex and high-profile gross negligence manslaughter.

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Technical difficulties

Technical difficulties

January 24 2023

Chambers is experiencing technical difficulties. Please contact Chambers using 02920023920 until 10 am on the 25th January 2023.  

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Gleision: Families granted full inquest into men’s mining deaths

Gleision: Families granted full inquest into men’s mining deaths

December 22 2022

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Christmas & New Year Opening Hours

Christmas & New Year Opening Hours

December 19 2022

Christmas & New Year Opening Hours

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Andrew Jones successfully prosecutes in Operation Cruz

Andrew Jones successfully prosecutes in Operation Cruz

December 08 2022

Four men have been jailed after police busted a huge cocaine and heroin operation that saw drugs being trafficked from the West Midlands to various parts of Wales.

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Inquest into the Shoreham Airshow Disaster set to begin – seven years after the crash

Inquest into the Shoreham Airshow Disaster set to begin – seven years after the crash

November 30 2022

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London Borough of Croydon’s Decision on Direct Payments is unlawful

London Borough of Croydon’s Decision on Direct Payments is unlawful

November 16 2022

London Borough of Croydon's Decision on Direct Payments is unlawful - Laura Shepherd, instructed by Sinclairslaw, is successful in a Judicial Review against the LA. 

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30 Park Place wish to congratulate Caroline Rees KC as the next Leader of The Wales & Chester  Circuit from January 2023

30 Park Place wish to congratulate Caroline Rees KC as the next Leader of The Wales & Chester Circuit from January 2023

November 11 2022

30 Park Place wish to congratulate Caroline Rees KC as the next Leader of The Wales & Chester Circuit from January 2023

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3 New Tenants

3 New Tenants

November 07 2022

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Deputy District Judge

Deputy District Judge

October 24 2022

Appointment of Nia Gowman as Deputy District Judge

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In memoriam: Queen Elizabeth II

In memoriam: Queen Elizabeth II

September 12 2022

We are deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty The Queen

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New Law Journal - Malcolm Bishop KC

New Law Journal - Malcolm Bishop KC

August 17 2022

Malcolm Bishop KC looks back at the moral mores of 1960s Britain & questions the fairness of the trial of Stephen Ward. 

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Health Board fined £850,000

Health Board fined £850,000

July 19 2022

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Cyber Secure

Cyber Secure

July 07 2022

Cyber Essentials

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Legal 500 Awards 2022

Legal 500 Awards 2022

July 07 2022

Legal 500 Awards 2022

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Caroline Rees KC Lawyer of the Week

Caroline Rees KC Lawyer of the Week

July 07 2022

Lawyer of the Week 

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Gareth Jones in contentious probate claim in High Court

Gareth Jones in contentious probate claim in High Court

June 30 2022

Gareth Jones was for the Claimant in a contentious probate claim before Master Clark in the High Court in London. 

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David Hughes in tasering case.

David Hughes in tasering case.

June 27 2022

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UKELA Conference 2022

UKELA Conference 2022

June 15 2022

UKELA Conference 2022

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New tenants

New tenants

June 13 2022

We are delighted to announce that two new tenants have joined 30 Park Place and the return of Ffion Tomos 

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Administrative Court quashes Coroner’s decision on article 2 ECHR

Administrative Court quashes Coroner’s decision on article 2 ECHR

June 08 2022

Administrative Court quashes Coroner’s decision on article 2 ECHR

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30 Park Place win Chambers of the Year at Wales Legal Awards 2022

30 Park Place win Chambers of the Year at Wales Legal Awards 2022

May 26 2022

30 Park Place win Chambers of the Year at Wales Legal Awards 2022

 

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Cardiff City Council found in contempt of court

Cardiff City Council found in contempt of court

April 04 2022

Cardiff City Council found in contempt of court

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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

March 08 2022

International Women's day 

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Welsh Court Judgment protects Campaigners from Legal Costs in Environmental cases

Welsh Court Judgment protects Campaigners from Legal Costs in Environmental cases

March 04 2022

Christian Howells and Nia Gowman instructed by DPG in judicial review claim which confirms that Aarhus Convention cost protection applies.

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High Court says pilot’s video footage of Shoreham air crash cannot be used in coroner’s inquests

High Court says pilot’s video footage of Shoreham air crash cannot be used in coroner’s inquests

February 24 2022

High Court says pilot’s video footage of Shoreham air crash cannot be used in coroner’s inquests

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Recorder Appointments

Recorder Appointments

January 26 2022

We are absolutely delighted to announce that 5 members of 30 Park Place have been appointed as Recorders

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Deputy District Judge Appointment

Deputy District Judge Appointment

January 20 2022

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Kirsten Heaven appointed Assistant Coroner for Swansea, Neath and Port Talbot

Kirsten Heaven appointed Assistant Coroner for Swansea, Neath and Port Talbot

January 18 2022

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Congratulations to Catherine Heyworth

Congratulations to Catherine Heyworth

December 22 2021

We are delighted to welcome the news that Catherine Heyworth has been appointed Queen's Counsel. 

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Welsh Education Law Conference 2021 Recordings

Welsh Education Law Conference 2021 Recordings

December 03 2021

Welsh Education Law Conference 2021 Recordings

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Malcolm Bishop KC is delighted and excited to be a part of the GREAT Legal Services Trade Mission to the UAE.

Malcolm Bishop KC is delighted and excited to be a part of the GREAT Legal Services Trade Mission to the UAE.

November 17 2021

Malcolm Bishop KC is delighted and excited to be a part of the GREAT Legal Services Trade Mission to the UAE.

 

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Family Justice Council Debate

Family Justice Council Debate

November 11 2021

Ruth Henke QC will be speaking on the panel at The Family Justice Council's 14th Annual Debate.

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Andrew Jones successfully prosecutes Encrochat case Operation Firgrove

Andrew Jones successfully prosecutes Encrochat case Operation Firgrove

October 26 2021

Yusef Ali has been sentenced to 12 years imprisonment after the successful prosecution of Operation Firgrove.

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Christian J Howells in significant Supreme Court case on the Devolution Settlement

Christian J Howells in significant Supreme Court case on the Devolution Settlement

October 07 2021

Christian J Howells was instructed on behalf of the Counsel General for Wales by Welsh Government Legal Services.

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Freedom of religion: can protection against persecution justify the infringement of the right to equality?

Freedom of religion: can protection against persecution justify the infringement of the right to equality?

September 13 2021

Freedom of religion: can protection against persecution justify the infringement of the right to equality?

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#10000BlackInterns Scheme

#10000BlackInterns Scheme

September 13 2021

#10000BlackInterns Scheme

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Andrew Jones successfully prosecutes Encrochat case Operation Capote

Andrew Jones successfully prosecutes Encrochat case Operation Capote

September 10 2021

Andrew has secured the convictions of 4 defendants involved in supplying hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of cocaine from Liverpool to South Wales.

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Andrew Jones instructed to prosecute Operation Blue Deer

Andrew Jones instructed to prosecute Operation Blue Deer

September 10 2021

Andrew is instructed to prosecute Op Blue Deer, involving allegations of a conspiracy to supply cannabis in North Wales

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Andrew Jones leads Anna Pope in County Lines drugs prosecution

Andrew Jones leads Anna Pope in County Lines drugs prosecution

September 10 2021

Operation Blue Glacier involves allegations of widespread conspiracies to supply cocaine and cannabis from Liverpool into North Wales.

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Andrew Jones instructed to prosecute in 7 defendant murder investigation

Andrew Jones instructed to prosecute in 7 defendant murder investigation

September 10 2021

Operation Waterhen involves the prosecution of 7 individuals.

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Chambers UK Bar Awards 2021

Chambers UK Bar Awards 2021

August 26 2021

30 Park Place is delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2021 for Regional Set of the Year.

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Josh Scouller secures acquittal in historic sexual assault case

Josh Scouller secures acquittal in historic sexual assault case

August 26 2021

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Christian Jowett re-elected

Christian Jowett re-elected

July 05 2021

Christian Jowett has been re-elected to the National Council of the UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA). 

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David Hughes re-elected to Liberty’s Executive Committee

David Hughes re-elected to Liberty’s Executive Committee

July 02 2021

David Hughes re-elected to Liberty’s Executive Committee, and is now also the Vice Chair

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Supreme Court hears UNCRC (Scotland) Bill reference – Christian J Howells instructed on behalf of the Counsel General for Wales

Supreme Court hears UNCRC (Scotland) Bill reference – Christian J Howells instructed on behalf of the Counsel General for Wales

June 28 2021

Today the Supreme Court will hear argument on the UK Law Officers’ reference of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill.  

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Christian Howells & Nia Gowman instructed in Velindre legal challenge

Christian Howells & Nia Gowman instructed in Velindre legal challenge

June 23 2021

Christian Howells and Nia Gowman instructed by Deighton Pierce Glynn in Velindre legal challenge. 

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Operation Jasmine

Operation Jasmine

June 15 2021

The second inquest arising out of Operation Jasmine has recently concluded

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Christian Jowett has joined LexisNexis PSL’s panel of experts

Christian Jowett has joined LexisNexis PSL’s panel of experts

June 14 2021

Christian Jowett has joined LexisNexis PSL’s panel of experts

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Public Law Project - Wales Conference

Public Law Project - Wales Conference

April 29 2021

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New Tenant

New Tenant

April 13 2021

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Easter Hours

Easter Hours

April 01 2021

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Nathan Jones reappointed

Nathan Jones reappointed

March 19 2021

Nathan Jones has been reappointed to Sport Resolutions' Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators

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First Operation Jasmine inquests conclude

First Operation Jasmine inquests conclude

March 19 2021

Inquests touching the deaths of six residents have concluded, following their commencement in January 2021. The inquests were heard concurrently over 9 weeks.

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Jurisdiction in the family courts

Jurisdiction in the family courts

March 15 2021

An article on jurisdiction in the family courts by Sophie Keegan 

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Success for David Hughes in unlawful arrest case

Success for David Hughes in unlawful arrest case

March 09 2021

Last week, a jury in Newcastle-upon-Tyne found that David’s client had been unlawfully arrested by an officer of Northumbria Police

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Christian Jowett reappointed

Christian Jowett reappointed

February 26 2021

Christian Jowett has been reappointed to the Attorney General’s Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown (Wales Panel)

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David Hughes elected chair of the WCLA

David Hughes elected chair of the WCLA

February 26 2021

David Hughes has been elected chair of the Wales Commercial Law Association

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Welsh Government Panel Counsel

Welsh Government Panel Counsel

February 11 2021

Welsh Government Panel Counsel 

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Four Jurisdictions Family Law Conference

Four Jurisdictions Family Law Conference

February 01 2021

Ruth Henke QC took part in the Four Jurisdictions Family Law Online Conference - A Bridge over Troubled Waters

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Ruth Henke KC successfully appeals findings of sexual abuse

Ruth Henke KC successfully appeals findings of sexual abuse

January 22 2021

Ruth Henke KC successfully appeals findings of sexual abuse

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Judicial review of the UK Internal Market Act 2020

Judicial review of the UK Internal Market Act 2020

January 20 2021

Judicial review of the UK Internal Market Act 2020

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Melissa Jones and Sophie Kenny instructed in Brithdir Care Home inquests.

Melissa Jones and Sophie Kenny instructed in Brithdir Care Home inquests.

January 20 2021

Melissa Jones and Sophie Kenny instructed in Brithdir Care Home inquests.

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“Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life” – Dolly Parton

“Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life” – Dolly Parton

January 18 2021

"Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life" – Dolly Parton

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Success for man who lost part of his fingers in police station.

Success for man who lost part of his fingers in police station.

January 13 2021

Success for man who lost part of his fingers in police station.

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Elizabeth McGahey

Elizabeth McGahey

January 04 2021

Elizabeth McGahey 

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Christmas and New Year Opening Times

Christmas and New Year Opening Times

December 23 2020

Christmas and New Year Opening Times 

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CoP Day 2020 Donation & Recording

CoP Day 2020 Donation & Recording

December 14 2020

CoP Day 2020 recording

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Ruth Henke QC Podcast with Family Law Week

Ruth Henke QC Podcast with Family Law Week

October 06 2020

Ruth Henke QC joined Rachel Cooper to look at devolution/Wales and two children cases. 

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David Hughes is now a member of the Executive Committee of Liberty, the well-known human rights NGO.

David Hughes is now a member of the Executive Committee of Liberty, the well-known human rights NGO.

August 14 2020

David Hughes is now a member of the Executive Committee of Liberty, the well-known human rights NGO.

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Andrew Jones and Ffion Tomos successful in hitman prosecution.

Andrew Jones and Ffion Tomos successful in hitman prosecution.

August 11 2020

Andrew Jones and Ffion Tomos successful in hitman prosecution.

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Rhodri Williams QC and Nia Gowman successful in landmark Welsh-language judicial review case

Rhodri Williams QC and Nia Gowman successful in landmark Welsh-language judicial review case

July 30 2020

Rhodri Williams QC and Nia Gowman appear for successful Claimant in landmark High Court judicial review case on determination of school reorganisation proposals pursuant to the School Standard and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013 and the standing of the Welsh language as a language of the law for the purpose of statutory interpretation.

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