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Members of 9 Gough Chambers deliver in-house seminars to Leigh Day Solicitors on inquests and fatal accidents claims

On 4 and 16 March 2022, members of 9 Gough Chambers delivered in-house lunchtime seminars to Leigh Day Solicitors on inquests and fatal accidents claims.

John Schmitt, William Dean, Christopher Stephenson, Cyrus Katrak, Laura Elfield and Abigail Stamp spoke on bringing claims…

Gareth Munday and Stephanie Hayward secure convictions for conspiracy to traffic women for sexual exploitation, and conspiracy to control prostitution for gain, following 9-week trial

At Isleworth Crown Court, the jury returned guilty verdicts in respect of 5 Defendants who conspired to traffic women both into the United Kingdom and across London and the Southeast, for prostitution.

Initially working together as part of a single enterprise, Sebastian…

Laura Hibberd and Thomas Jones give Court of Protection webinar on Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Care Act 2014

Laura Hibberd and Thomas Jones conducted a webinar for London Borough of Hackney on these two key pieces of legislation in the Court of Protection. The webinar included discussions on key provisions of these Acts and recent case law.

Laura and Tom…

Stuart McKechnie QC and Helen Pooley settle birth brain injury claim for capital equivalent of just under £33.2 million

Stuart McKechnie QC and Helen Pooley have settled a long running birth brain injury claim for £11.8 million plus PPOs of £315,000 rising to £345,000 across the Claimant’s lifetime. This case was viewed by all of experts involved as uniquely complex, with…

NICE publish important new Guidelines dealing with rehabilitation after traumatic injury

On the 18 January 2022, the first NICE Guidelines on Rehabilitation After Traumatic Injury were published. The Guidelines provide valuable guidance and support for specialist rehabilitation following major trauma, highlighting best practice in this field.

The Guidelines address complex rehabilitation needs after…

Claire Harden-Frost and Thom Dyke secure convictions in first ever modern slavery fraud case

After a three-week trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court, Claire Harden-Frost and Thom Dyke have secured convictions in the first ever prosecution brought under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 to involve trafficking victims for the purposes of carrying out fraud.

Nearly thirty vulnerable…

Coroner finds neglect contributed to suicide

Gaurang Naik represented the family before Asst Coroner Caroline Topping, at the Inquest touching on the death of Catherine Robinson, aged 32, a mother of 2.

The Asst Coroner found that Catherine, who suffered from depression and anxiety, sadly committed suicide contributed…

Edward Lamb secures an emphatic victory in an appeal against the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority’s refusal to award an appellant compensation on the basis of an outstanding civil Judgment for damages

The CICA had refused the appellant an award on the basis that it took into account, pursuant to paragraph 85 of the 2012 Scheme, a High Court Judgment in the sum of £1,875,112.84 against the perpetrator of an horrific crime of…

Claire Harden-Frost, James Thacker, and Tom Restall appointed Recorders

9 Gough Chambers is delighted to announce that the Queen has appointed Claire Harden-Frost, James Thacker, and Tom Restall as Recorders on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, The Right Honourable Dominic Raab MP, and the Lord Chief Justice of England and…

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