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New Law Journal - Malcolm Bishop QC

New Law Journal - Malcolm Bishop QC

August 17 2022

Malcolm Bishop QC 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 QC Lawyer of the Week

Caroline Rees QC 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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Christmas & New Year Opening Hours

Christmas & New Year Opening Hours

December 07 2021

Christmas & New Year Opening Hours

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

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

November 17 2021

Malcolm Bishop QC 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 QC successfully appeals findings of sexual abuse

Ruth Henke QC successfully appeals findings of sexual abuse

January 22 2021

Ruth Henke QC 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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COVID-19 Update 6th July

COVID-19 Update 6th July

July 06 2020

30 Park Place is pleased to announce that we will begin the process of reopening Chambers from 6th July 2020.

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Inquests and inquiries in the Covid-19 era

Inquests and inquiries in the Covid-19 era

June 12 2020

Inquests and inquiries in the Covid-19 era

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Fee Paid Judge Appointments

Fee Paid Judge Appointments

May 28 2020

We are delighted to announce that David Hughes has been appointed as a Fee Paid Judge of the Employment Tribunal of England and Wales sitting in the South West and as a Fee Paid Judge of the First Tier Tribunal in Wales. Gareth Duncan and Rhys Evans have both been appointed to sit as a Fee Paid Judge of the Employment Tribunal in Wales.

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Deputy District Judge Appointments

Deputy District Judge Appointments

May 19 2020

Deputy District Judge Appointments

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The President’s Guidance for the Family Courts: At A Glance

The President’s Guidance for the Family Courts: At A Glance

May 11 2020

The President’s Guidance for the Family Courts: At A Glance

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The old law on the Execution of Wills

The old law on the Execution of Wills

April 14 2020

At a time when it is more difficult than usual, perhaps, to arrange the execution of a will, it is interesting to consider what once would have sufficed.

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Emiliano Sala Inquest

Emiliano Sala Inquest

April 06 2020

Lloyd Williams QC and Christian J Howells have been instructed by Chris Nott of Capital Law on behalf of Cardiff City Football Club in the inquest into the death of footballer Emiliano Sala.  

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Amendments to Mental Health Act 1983 made under Coronavirus Act 2020

Amendments to Mental Health Act 1983 made under Coronavirus Act 2020

April 06 2020

Laura Shepherd has prepared a short note regarding the temporary amendments to Mental Health Act 1983 made under Coronavirus Act 2020.

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Free Webinar: The Coronavirus Act 2020 & Implications In Wales

Free Webinar: The Coronavirus Act 2020 & Implications In Wales

April 02 2020

On Friday 3rd April at 10:30am, Legal News Wales, 30 Park Place Chambers and Watkins & Gunn are hosting a FREE Legal News Exchange event to share an essential update on the Coronavirus Act 2020 and its implications in Wales

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Coronavirus and care and support in Wales

Coronavirus and care and support in Wales

April 01 2020

Christian J Howells has prepared a short note for those who are concerned about the change to the duties on Welsh local authorities to provide care and support to adults, which come into force today.

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COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

March 24 2020

In line with the latest Government Guidance, 30 Park Place is now operating remotely.

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COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

March 19 2020

30 Park Place is continually monitoring the current health crisis and receiving daily advice from Government organisations and professional bodies. We want to re-assure all our clients that we remain fully operational and we have the necessary infrastructure, systems and resources already in place to continue to provide the best service.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE – CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Update

IMPORTANT NOTICE – CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Update

March 17 2020

Following recent Government advice, 30 Park Place have implemented steps to protect the health and wellbeing of its staff, clients and members.

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Lecture for Lincoln’s Inn Students

Lecture for Lincoln’s Inn Students

March 05 2020

Eugene Egan provided a lecture to 30 Lincoln's Inn students, last week, on the Bar Finals Course 

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Two new appointments to the Attorney General’s Regional Panel

Two new appointments to the Attorney General’s Regional Panel

February 10 2020

Chambers is pleased to announce that two members, Christian J Howells and Peter Donnison, have been successful in their applications for the Attorney General’s Regional Panel competition. 

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Andrew Jones instructed to prosecute Operation Vermont

Andrew Jones instructed to prosecute Operation Vermont

January 21 2020

A series of arrests have taken place over the past 2 weeks by the Regional Organised Crime Unit

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Kirsten Heaven, 30 Park Place represents family of murdered teenager Conner Marshall at 10 day inquest

Kirsten Heaven, 30 Park Place represents family of murdered teenager Conner Marshall at 10 day inquest

January 09 2020

Kirsten Heaven is instructed by Birnberg Peirce and represents the family of murdered teenager Conner Marshall

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4 New Tenants join 30 Park Place

4 New Tenants join 30 Park Place

January 03 2020

We are delighted to start the New Year with the announcement of 4 new tenants

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Christmas & New Year Opening Times

Christmas & New Year Opening Times

December 12 2019

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Legal 500 Awards 2020

Legal 500 Awards 2020

December 04 2019

We are delighted to announce that we have been nominated in the Legal 500 Awards 2020

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Andrew Jones & Ffion Tomos prosecute Operation Tide

Andrew Jones & Ffion Tomos prosecute Operation Tide

November 21 2019

Operation Tide is a large scale cross-jurisdictional county lines drugs conspiracy involving organised crime groups in Scotland, Merseyside and North Wales.

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Andrew Jones successfully prosecutes drug dealer involved in £1m cocaine conspiracy

Andrew Jones successfully prosecutes drug dealer involved in £1m cocaine conspiracy

November 07 2019

Andrew Jones successfully prosecuted Christopher Wilkins, who was today sentenced to 9 years, 10 months imprisonment for his role in a Liverpool/Cardiff drugs conspiracy.

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Andrew Jones & Ffion Tomos conclude sentencing in £16.85 million drugs conspiracy

Andrew Jones & Ffion Tomos conclude sentencing in £16.85 million drugs conspiracy

November 04 2019

20 defendants were prosecuted by Andrew Jones and Ffion Tomos as part of a nationwide Class A drugs conspiracy involving 150kg of heroin.

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Ruth Henke QC successfully defends two respondents in matter involving 25 children

Ruth Henke QC successfully defends two respondents in matter involving 25 children

October 29 2019

Ruth Henke QC successfully defended two respondents both of whom were exonerated in a case concerning the welfare and future living arrangements for 25 children.

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Mark Cotter Q.C. secures manslaughter conviction following trial based on circumstantial evidence

Mark Cotter Q.C. secures manslaughter conviction following trial based on circumstantial evidence

October 17 2019

Mark Cotter Q.C. has secured the conviction of Andrew Tudor Jones, following an eight day trial in Swansea Crown Court.  

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Chambers’ Regulatory Group launches at an event next Thursday (17/10).

Chambers’ Regulatory Group launches at an event next Thursday (17/10).

October 10 2019

Chambers' Regulatory Group launches at an event next Thursday (17/10).

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Doctor tells inquest he ‘wishes he had ordered an x-ray’

Doctor tells inquest he ‘wishes he had ordered an x-ray’

September 20 2019

Doctor tells inquest he 'wishes he had ordered an x-ray' after death of Sarah-Jayne Roche

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Annette Hewins: No systemic failures before patient’s death

Annette Hewins: No systemic failures before patient’s death

September 20 2019

Annette Hewins: No systemic failures before patient's death

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Ffion Jones, 12, ‘would have lived if 999 call was escalated’

Ffion Jones, 12, ‘would have lived if 999 call was escalated’

September 20 2019

Ffion Jones, 12, 'would have lived if 999 call was escalated'

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30 Park Place Welcomes 4 New Tenants

30 Park Place Welcomes 4 New Tenants

September 06 2019

Following the successful completion of their pupillages, Mr William Bebb and Miss Lowri Patterson have accepted invitations to join 30 Park Place. We also welcome this month Miss Lisa McCormick and Mr Daniel Poole.

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3 New Recorders in 3 Jurisdictions for 30 Park Place

3 New Recorders in 3 Jurisdictions for 30 Park Place

September 06 2019

We are delighted to announce that 3 members of Chambers have been appointed as Recorders.

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Nathan Jones advises Welsh Boxing

Nathan Jones advises Welsh Boxing

August 12 2019

Change to Welsh Amateur Boxing Association (WABA) Domestic Rule

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Infected Blood Inquiry

Infected Blood Inquiry

July 23 2019

The Infected Blood Inquiry begins its week of sitting in Cardiff today, taking evidence from the infected and affected of Wales.

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Andrew Jones and Ffion Tomos secure convictions in Operation Jackdaw

Andrew Jones and Ffion Tomos secure convictions in Operation Jackdaw

June 18 2019

Five defendants were convicted at Newport Crown Court following a three week trial in Operation Jackdaw 2

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Mark Cotter Q.C. successfully defends JLS frontman Oritsé Williams

Mark Cotter Q.C. successfully defends JLS frontman Oritsé Williams

May 30 2019

Mark Cotter Q.C. represented the former JLS singer during his ten day trial at Wolverhampton Crown Court.

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Dafydd Enoch QC joins 30 Park Place

Dafydd Enoch QC joins 30 Park Place

May 29 2019

30 Park Place is delighted to announce that Dafydd Enoch QC has joined our Criminal Team as a Working Door Tenant.

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Christian Jowett chairs UK Environmental Law Association Seminar on Welsh Government’s Consultation on Environmental Principles and Governance in Wales

Christian Jowett chairs UK Environmental Law Association Seminar on Welsh Government’s Consultation on Environmental Principles and Governance in Wales

May 14 2019

Christian Jowett chaired UKELA Wales Working Party’s seminar on Environmental Principles and Governance in Wales, held at the Cardiff offices of Blake Morgan on 14th May.

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Sentencing concludes in Operation Finch

Sentencing concludes in Operation Finch

May 07 2019

Andrew Jones and Ffion Tomos prosecuted Operation Finch having been instructed by Cardiff Complex Casework Unit.

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