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Croydon Tram Crash

Following the inquest in the Croydon Tram crash where Andrew Ritchie QC, Giles Mooney QC and James Byrne acted for the 7 families of the deceased, the Coroner has made important Prevention of Future Death findings based on their submissions:

– Automatic…

Croydon tram crash inquest result

The Croydon tram crash has been an incident that has gripped the country and impacted the lives of so many. Today, the jury at the inquest delivered the result of accidental death. Osbornes Law have provided a press release on this decision…

Croydon Tram derailment inquest commences

Andrew Ritchie QC and James Byrne instructed by Osbornes Law, and Giles Mooney QC instructed by Furley Page, between them represent all seven families of those who died in the Croydon Tram derailment in 2016 in a 12 week inquest starting on 17…

James Byrne instructed by Northamptonshire Fire Services at Inquest regarding ammonia leak incident at Carlsberg Brewery

James Byrne has been instructed by Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service to represent their interest in the inquest touching on the death of David Chandler in the Carlsberg Brewery Fire. The incident received national press attention in November 2016 when a…

James Byrne to provide advice to the estates and dependents of those killed in the Tunisian terrorist attacks

On 26 June 2015, 38 people were murdered and 39 wounded by an Islamic extremist, Seifeddine Rezgui Yacoubi in a terrorist attack at the Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel at Port El Kantaoui, situated to the north of Sousse, Tunisia. 30 of the…

James Byrne successfully represents Norman Cook (aka Fatboy Slim)

James Byrne successfully represented Mr Cook at Brighton Magistrates Court in respect of an administrative offence. After hearing evidence at trial the court quickly returned a verdict of not guilty allowing Mr Cook to maintain his good character and excellent reputation…

James Byrne singled out for exceptional praise by the Serious Crime Unit

Ms Bufalo has pleaded guilty to two large-scale complex criminal cases of frauds against HMRC and thefts from clients. She is due to be sentenced on 20 June.

The lead investigator from the Serious Crime Unit was so impressed by the manner…

James Byrne hired by LexisNexis as their expert on spinal injuries

Congratulations to James Byrne who has recently been hired by LexisNexis as their expert on spinal injuries.

New s10A POCA guidance created in Libor case

James Byrne represented the SFO at a Confiscation of Assets hearing in relation to the jailed former trader Tom Hayes yesterday.

The court ruled that Mr Hayes wife Miss Tighe’s application to be heard at the confiscation stage failed, because the wording…

Psychological issues and surgery: The need for a second opinion

James Byrne looks at the recent judgment in XYZ v Warrington & Halton NHS Foundation Trust [2016] EWHC 331 (QB) (22 February 2016).

Click here for a link to the case report.


Though every case must be judged…

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