The Northern Irish High Court has concluded that there are plausible allegations that there was a real prospect of preventing the Omagh bombing. As a consequence, Article 2 of the ECHR requires the investigation of those allegations. Hugh Southey QC led Eamon Foster of the Northern Irish Bar and was instructed by John Fox of […]
A judge at Westminster Magistrates’ Court has ruled that British businessman Mike Lynch, the former CEO of Autonomy plc, should be extradited to the US to face criminal fraud charges. Autonomy plc was acquired by Hewlett Packard, and Mr Lynch faces charges including securities fraud relating to the $11 billion acquisition. The judge refused Mr […]
The High Court has today ruled that Jamal Hijazi, a Syrian teenager who was filmed being attacked at school has succeeded in his libel action against Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, better known as Tommy Robinson. After the video of the assault on Hijazi went viral, Yaxley-Lennon claimed in two Facebook videos that Jamal was in fact the […]
The Court of Appeal has upheld the conviction of Sally Jones for conspiracy to defraud. In this private prosecution, Richard Whittam QC secured her conviction, along with two others, at the trial and responded in the Court of Appeal. Sally Jones contended that, amongst other things, documents produced because of a Norwich Pharmacal Order made […]
The Court of Appeal has given judgment in a case concerning the Pension Protection Fund. Please see here for the judgment. Zoe Leventhal was involved in this case, acting for the Secretary of State for Work & Pensions.