Chris Wood appointed to the CPS RASSO panel

Chris Wood has been appointed to the Rape and serious sexual offences (RASSO) panel as a grade 3 counsel. Chris was called to the Ba in 2008 and he is a busy and popular criminal advocate based at our Middlesbrough office. For further information about Chris Wood please contact one of his clerks: Dan Foulger on 01642 […]

PSQB completes biggest ever Christmas toy collection for Child Friendly Leeds

Despite the restrictions of the pandemic PSQB barristers, pupils and staff have completed their annual toy collection for Child Friendly Leeds. We are proud ambassadors for Child Friendly Leeds. This year 136 people participated collecting presents for 100 children and young children in 3 groups. The groups were Zarach (children and families living in poverty), […]

The conclusion is not the end of the matter

Mays v HM Senior Coroner for Kingston Upon Hull & The East Riding of Yorkshire, Divisional Court, 1st December 2021 On 1st December 2021 Janine Wolstenholme appeared on behalf of the Senior Coroner in the Divisional Court, before Lady Justice Simler, Mrs Justice May and HHJ Teague QC, the Chief Coroner for England & Wales, […]

Life Sentences

This article will shine a light on the use of the punitive features of sentencing, with particular focus on life sentence. It will conclude that there is a trend for legislation to be enacted to make greater use of the punishment inherent in life sentences, and that there may be a trend emerging to expand […]

Simon Clegg successful in contempt proceedings

Simon Clegg (instructed by Damien Rourke and Peter Smithson of Clyde & Co) represented Axa Insurance in High Court proceedings against Sean Batley, a window cleaner who sought to take advantage of a minor road traffic accident to advance a £500,000 claim. Mr Batley was involved in a collision which caused only moderate damage to […]

Teenager jailed for 16 years for the revenge killing of 16-year-old boy – Richard Wright QC prosecutes

Richard Wright QC prosecuted Ibrahim Khan, after the fatal attack on Humza Hussain carried out near Challney High School (where both had been pupils) on June 8th. During the trial at Luton Crown Court, Richard Wright QC said: “The dispute between them had been festering for some time. There was mutual animosity that developed. It is not easily identified and may […]

Simon Connolly in high profile inquest proceedings

Simon Connolly was instructed to represent the interests of an NHS Trust in connection with the death of Alex Theodossiadis, an internationally renowned, 25-year-old Leeds-based DJ who tragically died due to complications associated with meningitis, in January 2020.   Alex began to suffer with flu-like symptoms early January before registering with a GP practice to seek […]