Holly Clegg appears on a high-profile Inquest

The inquest was held at Hull Coroner’s Court over a period of 6 days into the death of a 34 year old lady from Beverley. She was tragically found dead in her home by her family on the 2nd of February 2018. The Inquest heard that she had complex health needs arising out of domestic […]

The Cost of Potential Bias- Downey, Application for Judicial Review (Costs) [2022] NIQB 2

Holly Clegg considers the recent decision of Mr Justice Rooney in Downey, Application for Judicial Review (Costs) [2022] NIQB 2 (12 January 2022)).
A Judicial Review application was brought by the family following a decision taken at a Pre-Inquest Review (PIR) hearing relating to the Inquest touching upon the death of Michelle Downey. The Respondent in the Judicial Review was the Coroner who was assigned to hear the inquest and the issue arose when discussing/deciding upon the engagement of Article 2 ECHR.

PSQB Criminal Team delivers remote CPD seminar

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 […]

Park Square Barristers invites you to the first of this year’s Zoom CPD Seminars

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 […]

When is a waste operation considered to be an “exempt facility”?

Mustafa and Breslin -v- The Environmental Agency [2020] EWCA Crim 597 The Court of Appeal handed down a Judgment on 06 May 2020 dismissing an appeal brought against the Environment Agency about the interpretation of the meaning of an “exempt facility” under the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010.  At the time of the […]