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Howard Shaw

Year of call:
1999
Education:
1988
University of York - BSc Theoretical Physics (1st Class Honours)
1998
Leeds Metropolitan University - Postgraduate Diploma in Law (Commendation)
1999
Inns of Court School of Law - Bar Vocational Course (Very Competent)
Career:
1999
Commenced pupillage at the Chambers of Desmond de Silva QC, 2 Paper Buildings, London
2001
Commenced practice on the Northern Circuit
2004
Commenced practice from Chambers in Leeds
2015
Joined Park Square Barristers
2018
CPS Level 4 Prosecutor
Appointments:
Grade 4 Prosecutor
Memberships:
North Eastern Circuit Criminal Bar Association
Awards:
Middle Temple: Jules Thorn Scholarship, Blackstone Entrance Exhibition

Ranked Tier 1 for Regulatory, Health and Safety and Licensing – The Legal 500 (2018)

“Tenacious and extremely thorough.” – The Legal 500 (2018)

Howard has particular experience in cases involving food hygiene in slaughter houses, meat cutting plants and other food businesses, and the complex European Union regulations governing such matters.  The cases frequently involve technical scientific issues.

He is regularly instructed by the Food Standards Agency and various local authorities in such cases.

He is also regularly instructed in cases brought by DEFRA involving farming matters and animal welfare in slaughterhouses.

Recent and notable cases:-

  • R v Yusuf (2015) – Prosecution of a man for Breaching a Food Prohibition Order and food hygiene offences arising out of the operation of an illicit meat business, involving the use of multiple false identities;
  • R v Wainwright (2014) – Prosecution of a man for operating an unapproved sausage production facility in a dirty farm barn involving numerous serious hygiene offences;
  • R v Holmes (2013)  – Prosecution under the Cattle Identification Regulations of a man in connection with the illicit disposal of cattle into the food chain;
  • R v Karim & others (2012) – Prosecution of 3 men in connection with the unlawful operation of an unauthorised kebab production facility;
  • R v Direct Halal Meat & Poultry Limited, Yusuf, Yusuf & Allibou (2010) – Prosecution of 3 men in connection with the unlawful operation of an unapproved meat cutting plant in which numerous food hygiene offences were discovered  (Appears in ‘Banks on Sentence’).

Contact Howard’s clerk

Madeleine Gray on 0113 202 8603

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250