The correct procedure for the deprivation of liberty for those aged between 16 and 17 years’ old has long been a shifting landscape the Court of Protection. A specific facet of this issue – whether the streamlined procedure is appropriate for 16/17 year olds –– was considered in detail by SJ Hilder in Bolton Council […]
In R (Patton) v HM Assistant Coroner for Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire  EWHC 1377 (Admin), Mrs Justice Hill quashed a ruling that the Article 2 general (or systemic) duty was not engaged by the death of Kianna Patton. The issue has been remitted to the coroner for redetermination.
Ture concerned the application for leave for judicial review brought by the Family in the Inquest Touching on the Death of Shukri Yahye Abdi. 12-year-old Shukri died on 27 June 2019 by way of drowning in the River Irwell in Bury, Manchester. Shukri had been led by two children, Child 1 and Child 2, to the river. It was known that she could not swim. At the river, she was taken by Child 1 into deep water, was left there while in difficulties and she drowned. The case gave rise to allegations of bullying and unlawful killing.
Thank you to all the delegates that attended last night’s Criminal Team Seminar. 6 of our Barristers gave talks and legal updates on: Ms Holly Clegg – Recent Sentencing updates Mr Joseph Hudson – The importance of being punished; life sentences on the move Ms Eleanor Mitten – Reviewing the changes to achieving best evidence interviews Mr Matthew Stewart – S66 Courts Act […]
The first PSQB Criminal seminar of 2022 will be taking place via zoom from 5pm on Tuesday the 5th of April. Senior criminal clerk Andrew Thornton will host and junior members of the criminal team will be delivering talks on a range of topics. Current speakers and topics include: Ms Holly Clegg – Recent […]
Helena Spector was instructed by York City Council to prosecuted a well-known York-based restaurant, Ate O’ Clock, charged with of an offence under Section 34(1)(a) and (6)of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. The defendant company were represented by Queens Counsel.
The report, by the Health and Social Care Committee and the Science and Technology Committee, says the late lockdown in the early stages of the pandemic is “one of the most important public health failures the United Kingdom has ever experienced”. It also detailed problems with care homes, with the “slow, uncertain and often chaotic” Test and Trace system and with the preparedness of the NHS going into the pandemic.
We are delighted to announce Helena Spector will be joining our Criminal, Civil and Regulatory teams on 11 October 2021.