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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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