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News 13th January 2015

Defendant cleared of drug charges

A woman from Salford, Manchester has been acquitted of conspiring to sell controlled drugs following a long-running trial at Bolton Crown Court. The defendant, who was successfully represented by Colin Banham, was cleared of any wrong doing at the trial. She was alleged to have played a vital role in a conspiracy to sell £3.6m […]

News 12th January 2015

Paediatrician goes on trial for alleged historical rapes

A Court has heard how a consultant paediatrician allegedly raped and indecently assaulted young girls in the 1970s and 80s thinking he was “bomb-proof” because no one would believe a child over him, a jury has been told. Former paediatrician Michael Salmon, 79, who worked at hospitals including Stoke Mandeville in Buckinghamshire, which have been […]

News 9th January 2015

Paul Mertens appointed to BSB CPD Expert Panel

Pump Court Chambers is pleased to annouce that Paul Mertens has been appointed to the Bar Standards Board’s CPD Expert Panel, which will consider and advise on the profession’s future CPD requirements. Working alongside the BSB executive with Michael Edenborough QC (Serle Court) and Matthew Nicklin QC (5RB), Paul is delighted to be be able […]

News 8th January 2015

Shell agrees £55m settlement with Bodo Community

Royal Dutch Shell has agreed a £55 million compensation package for the Bodo Community and its 15,600 fishermen following two oil spills in Niger Delta in 2008 and 2009. The oils spills destroyed thousands of hectares of mangrove in the Gokana River state which is the largest man made disaster of this kind. The compensation […]

News 6th January 2015

A celebration of the life of Gary Morton 1946-2014

Our Employment team suffered a tragic loss in December when our colleague and much loved employment law “encyclopedia”, Gary Morton died after a very short illness. Gary managed to fit in three careers in his life as a political activist (who even became involved with the ANC) a very effective trade unionist and then finally […]

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