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Statement of the family of Dalian Atkinson on the day before his funeral

From his earliest years, our beloved little brother had his heart set on becoming a professional football player.  He pursued his ambition with determination, and before he had left school, his abilities had been recognised by a talent scout working on...

A win for free speech in Europe as Portuguese court clears Dr Peter Boone

On 13 October 2016, a Portuguese Judge dismissed criminal proceedings against Dr Peter Boone clearing him of all wrongdoing.  Today’s decision is a victory for free speech in Portugal.  It gives financial experts reassurance that they may...

Kyrgyz Republic withdraws £20 million fraud claim against Maksim Bakiev

Two Kyrgyz Republic agencies have withdrawn a High Court civil fraud action they commenced in April this year against Maksim Bakiev, the son of the former President of the Kyrgyz Republic. “I came to the UK in 2010 after a military coup against my...

Ben Rose, Tulisa Contostavlos' defence lawyer, comments on Mazher Mahmood's conviction for conspiracy to pervert the course of justice during her trial.

The case and background: Mazher Mahmood, the ‘fake sheikh’, has been convicted of the serious offence of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice during the trial of Tulisa Contostavlos. Tulisa’s trial, for the supply of a class A...

Landmark international human rights proceedings conclude at the Old Bailey

Today, at the Old Bailey, Kumar Lama, a colonel in the Nepalese army, was told that proceedings were no longer being pursued against him on charges of torture of Mr Janak Raut. In 2005 Mr Lama allegedly participated in the torture of two detainees at an...

IPCC announces criminal investigation in connection with the death of Dalian Atkinson

Today, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) announced that they are conducting a criminal investigation into the death of Dalian Atkinson.  Two police officers have been notified they are under criminal investigation.  They have...

High Court dismisses personal injury claim against Maksim Bakiyev relating to attempted murder of Sean Daley

Today a personal injury claim brought against the son of the former President of the Kyrgyz Republic, Mr Maksim Bakiyev, by British businessman Mr Sean Daley was dismissed at the High Court of Justice in London. Mr Daley had alleged that his shooting and...

Hickman & Rose founding partner retires

Firm praises “exceptionally intelligent and strategic lawyer” at the core of Hickman & Rose success story

Jane Hickman, co-founder of leading white collar crime boutique firm Hickman & Rose, is retiring from...

Two nurses acquitted of manslaughter and regulatory offences after the death of a patient following a termination procedure

After six days of legal argument the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has offered no evidence against Margaret Miller and Gemma Pullen, bringing their trial at the Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey) to an end...

IPCC refers Duncan Tomlin investigation to the CPS

Response from Paul Tomlin, Duncan's father.  Today, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) announced it has concluded its investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death...

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