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Inquest Masterclass a Great Success

Thanks to all those who attended our Masterclass of the Coroners Court and Inquests on Wednesday at the county hall in Matlock.

Craig Hassall prosecutes Carlisle firm over partial hand amputation

Carlisle Crown Court heard how on the 21st of October 2015 an employee of a Cumbrian-based steel cladding company Sig Trading Ltd, trading as A Steadman and Son had been using an electrically-powered folding machine to bend metal, when his hand became trapped between the jaws of the machine.

Richard Wright QC & Craig Hassall successfully prosecute 50-year-old murderer

Richard Wright QC and Craig Hassall have obtained a conviction for murder in relation to the death of a baby on Teesside in 1968. David Dearlove, the stepfather of Paul Booth evaded prosecution in the 1960s by suggesting that the child had sustained the fatal head injury by falling out of bed.

Craig Hassall appears in committal for contempt proceedings against HM Solicitor General: Lord Chief Justice orders review of information provided to jurors

Craig Hassall today appeared against HM Solicitor General, Robert Buckland QC MP, in committal for contempt proceedings before the Lord Chief Justice. The proceedings were brought against a juror who had written to convicted defendants after a high profile sexual trafficking trial, disclosing details of the jury’s deliberations, contrary to the Contempt of Court Act 1981. […]