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Do Police have power to seize evidence from a person not under arrest?

Paul Brennan successfully defended a man charged with obstructing a Constable. Police had taken the defendant’s mobile phone after he had used it to film his friend being restrained by police. They purportedly seized it under general powers of seizure - s.19 of Police & Criminal Evidence Act 1984. Paul convinced the Judge that s.19 only applied within ‘premises’. The upshot being that the Constable was not acting in the execution of his duty when he demanded surrender of the phone so that the defendant was not guilty of obstructing the Constable by refusing to comply.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Claire Stevenson successfully represents OFSTED in a six-day tribunal hearing before the First-tier Tribunal (Health, Education and Social Care Chamber)
The provider appealed after their registration to provide childcare at two nursery settings was cancelled. The appellant had a poor inspection history. Over eight years, there had been a number of inspections, resulting in numerous breaches of the Early Years Foundation Stage, and notices being issued, which were not complied with.

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Claire Stevenson successfully prosecutes a disqualified childminder, charged with two offences: 1) childminding whilst suspended (section 69 of the Childcare Act 2006); and 2) childminding whilst unre
Concerns were raised following an inspection which obtained an “Inadequate” judgment. Despite numerous visits, phone calls and letters, the Early Year Regulatory Inspector was unable to establish contact with the defendant and conduct monitoring visits.

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Charles Drinnan secures acquittals on all counts in drugs supply trial at Woolwich Crown Court
Charles Drinnan defended a week-long trial concerning the supply of class A and B drugs at Woolwich Crown Court.

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Maria Buckingham successfully defends in knife crime jury trial
Maria Buckingham, a pupil with 9 KBW, was successful in her defence of a man charged with three counts of: threatening with a bladed article, possession of a bladed article

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Chambers congratulates successful applicants for the CPS Advocate Panel and Specialist CPS Advocate Panels
9 KBW is delighted to announce more successful applications by members for both the General and Specialist CPS Panels

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