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Eleanor Mawrey and William Dean speak at DEFRA Investigators’ Annual Conference

On 13th October 2021, Eleanor Mawrey and William Dean spoke on prosecutions for fraud and associated matters at a conference attended by investigators from DEFRA Investigation Services (DIS), who investigate suspected criminal offences on behalf of DEFRA’s executive agencies.

Eleanor spoke about…

William Dean speaks at Community Care Live 2021

On 12th October 2021, William Dean delivered a legal update lecture at Community Care Live, an annual conference event for social work professionals.

William’s lecture addressed the provision of accommodation by local authorities for vulnerable children under section 20 of the Children…

Criminal Injuries Compensation in Excess of £170,000 Secured on Appeal

On 15th September 2021, William Dean represented an injured person before the First-tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber) on his appeal against a decision of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.

The appellant had been injured in a serious unprovoked attack with a weapon….

£47,700 Fine for Breaches of Marketing Regulations

On 23rd June 2021, at the Oxford Magistrates’ Court, one of the UK’s leading egg packing companies pleaded guilty to nine charges under the Eggs and Chicks (England) Regulations 2009. The offences each concerned failure to comply with provisions relating to the…

Meat cutting plant fined for obstructing Food Safety Inspectors

On 10th May 2019 at Thames Magistrates’ Court, a meat cutting plant was fined for obstructing food safety inspectors acting in the execution of their duties, contrary to the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013.

On two occasions in 2018, inspectors…

William Dean represents family at inquest in which coroner noted ‘serious failings’ in medical care

On 13th September 2016, the Senior Coroner for Essex conducted an inquest into the death of Gary Page. Mr Page died of a myocardial infarction (a heart attack) at home in the early morning of 25th February 2016. On the evening of…

William Dean, Sarah Hunwick and Helen Pooley give training to Slater Gordon Solutions

William Dean, Sarah Hunwick and Helen Pooley attended the Fareham offices of Slater Gordon Solutions on 26th April 2016 to provide training on commonly-encountered issues in road traffic claims.

Sarah spoke about accidents arising out of low-velocity impact (LVI)…

William Dean successfully opposes non-restoration appeal in Tax Tribunal

UAB Transagma v Director of Border Revenue [2016] UKFTT 126 (TC) involved a decision by UK Border Force not to restore a vehicle in which 166,000 cigarettes were found. The cigarettes attracted duty of over £35,000. The vehicle was seized under the…

Costs budgeting to be disapplied in the QBD for three months

Costs budgeting will be disapplied in all clinical negligence cases listed in the Queen’s Bench Division from October 2015 to January 2016.

The disapplication was suggested by Lord Justice Jackson in his Harbour Lecture on 13th May 2015. He noted that in…

Appeal involving Denton guidelines resisted by William Dean

William Dean successfully resisted an appeal against a refusal to grant relief from sanctions in a case involving the guidance in Denton v. TH White Limited [2014] EWCA Civ 906.

The matter arose out of the Appellant’s failure to file an appeal…

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