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Lord Chancellor thwarted

Lord Chancellor prevented from turning legal aid into "an instrument of discrimination", after three judges found his reforms over residency test requirements to be unlawful.

In a devastating judgment which could bring the residency test requirements to a halt, the judges found the Lord Chancellor had radically overstepped the proper limits of his powers and was trying to create a discriminatory legal system which was incompatible with equality under the law.

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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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