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Husband and wife sentenced for 34 offences in respect of the abuse of young girls

Claire Harden-Frost prosecuted the couple who were charged with offences against children. 

Dean Edmunds was convicted of 28 offences including offences of three offences of rape of a child under 13.  In total he sexually abused four children.  He also encouraged…

Reasons not to entertain mediation

For those with a taste for risk, drama and the elongated nature of the court process, mediation is not for you. If you have an inexhaustible pot of funds to expend on legal costs, including the other side’s – potentially even if…

The Aqeel H Noorali Essay Competition 2021

9 Gough Chambers are proud to announce the launch of the Aqeel H Noorali Essay Competition, in memory of our friend and colleague Aqeel Noorali Aqeel was a talented and dedicated barrister who particularly enjoyed arguing novel points of law.

We want…

Commercial Mediation Success

Giles Bedloe supported his client in winning a successful and hard-fought resolution to a construction dispute following mediation which concluded minutes before midnight.

Instructed by Rebecca Roberts of Dean Wilson LLP, the case was both unusual and challenging in that the…

Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Psychotherapist Dismissed

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) brought allegations against AB, an eminent Psychotherapist, alleging he had abused and exploited his relationship with Client A for his own sexual gain, had failed to act in the best interests of Client A, had entered…

Landmark Decision Confirms that Primary Care Providers Are Entitled to Interest at the Rate of 8% on Damages

In SSP Health Ltd v The National Health Service Litigation Authority (Primary Care Appeals Service) and others [2020] EWCA Civ 1574, [2021] P.T.S.R. 958, SSP challenged the lawfulness of a decision by the NHS Resolution adjudicator, Ms Lisa Hughes, to follow usual…

9 Gough Chambers launches new website

9 Gough Chambers launches new website to mark a year since having moved to fantastic new premises at 5 Norwich Street.

Edward Lamb has an article published by the Local Government Lawyer covering the duties on local authorities arising from the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.

The High Court has provided important guidance to local authorities on the extent of their notification duties under Article 37 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations 1963. Edward Lamb’s article may be read here.

Simon Butler succeeds in Civil Trial for Clinical Negligence against a Specsavers Optometrist

In Jonathan Bond v (1)  Specsavers International Healthcare Limited (2) Mr Mahmoud Moustafa [2021] EWHC (QB), Liverpool District Registry, the claimant brought a claim against the defendants alleging that Mr Moustafa, Optometrist, had failed to safely and effectively manage the claimant, in…

Court of Appeal clarify how to set the minimum term for discretionary life sentences for violent and sexual offences

Tom Little QC appeared in the Court of Appeal on behalf of the Attorney General in a Reference on the correct approach to the calculation of the length of the minimum term imposed on an offender who over a period of 4…

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