Maizy Harman was in the reception class at the York primary school when she suffered an anaphylactic reaction. The reaction came as a result of having been given a pudding that contained eggs to which she is allergic.
This is the first in a series of articles considering the Human Rights Act 1998 (‘HRA’) and the Covid-19 pandemic. The first group is designed as a general reminder/ overview of claims under the Human Rights Act 1998, in particular claims arising from alleged breaches of Article 2 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).
Tom Gent has represented the interests of two care homes at two inquests (one held in Maidstone Coroner’s Court, the other in Ipswich). Each inquest was concluded within one day and neither involved a jury. Counsel and some witnesses attended remotely, with others attending the court room. Maidstone’s chosen platform was Skype for Business, whereas Ipswich used Microsoft Teams.
James Holding, instructed by South Yorkshire Police, was successful in an application to revoke the alcohol premises licences for the Pitsmoor Hotel and Staffordshire Arms public houses in Sheffield which had been ordered to close under the Coronavirus legislation.
Masked lockdown gunman spared extended jail sentence – Mark McKone defends A masked man who tried to fire a shotgun at a house in an attempt to scare his intended victim has been jailed at Bradford Crown Court. John Semeniuk had pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence in […]
Tom Gent has defended two drivers who faced serious charges before Bradford Crown Court.
The first had entered a guilty plea to causing death by dangerous driving following a collision between his car and a pedestrian in Halifax in 2018. The evidence established that he had been travelling at a speed at least 50% over the limit and had driven through traffic signals that were displaying a red light. The case had been delayed by lockdown, but an in-person hearing took place this week, at which the Defendant was sentenced to 32 months’ imprisonment and disqualified from driving for 3 years and 4 months.