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R v Yates [2012] MHLR 313; [2012] EWCA Crim 1657; Lawtel 31/7/2012

James Dick representing mentally ill Appellant subject to IPP whose minimum term is halved by the Court of Appeal – now a reported decision.

The Appellant having been represented by others in the Crown Court, James Dick’s initial involvement in this case was to advise in writing upon the prospects of an application for leave to appeal out of time. Whilst the Court rejected the submission that an IPP was an inappropriate sentence in the light of the Appellant’s psychiatric history, they did agree that the apparent starting point of 12 years’ imprisonment was manifestly excessive and therefore reduced the minimum term to be served from 4 years to 2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maria Buckingham appointed to the CPS London and South Eastern Advocates Panel.
9 KBW is delighted to announce that Maria Buckingham has been successful in her application to join the Crown Prosecution Service Advocates Panel at Level 1.

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9 KBW is delighted to announce success by four members in their applications to join the Regulatory Panel, Level C, for Health and Safety and Environmental Law.
It is with enormous pleasure that we announce that Counsel Ben Edwards, Sophie Quinton-Carter, Claire Stevenson and Charles Drinnan have been successful in their applications to join the Regulatory Panel for Health and Safety and Environmental Law.

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9KBW welcomes new tenant, Maria Buckingham
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Sophie Kay explores the landmark appeal by Sally Challen of her murder conviction in a two-part series of articles.
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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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