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News & Events: Timothy Akers

News 2nd February 2023
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Tim Akers Successfully Represents Prominent National Operator at Preliminary Hearing

At a Preliminary Hearing before the Traffic Commissioner for London and the South East, Tim represented a well-known operator who had been called up after receiving multiple Prohibition Notices and a concerning DVSA maintenance report. After considering the evidence at the hearing and the submissions made on behalf of the operator, the Commissioner decided there […]

News 26th January 2023
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Tim Akers obtains decision of No Further Action after Traffic Commissioner’s Insolvency Concerns

At a Public Inquiry before the Deputy Traffic Commissioner for the West of England, Tim represented the national arm of a global supply chain management company. The company was called to Inquiry after the Traffic Commissioner raised concerns over the fact that a director had been involved in numerous companies that had become insolvent. Tim […]

News 19th January 2023
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Tim Akers achieves Formal Warning for Operator with Systemic Failures to Comply with its Licence Undertakings

At a recent Public Inquiry before the Traffic Commissioner for London and the South East, Tim represented a multi-million pound resource and waste management company for a number of alleged regulatory failings, including a systemic failure to declare road traffic offences committed by company employees. Despite a real risk of revocation of the O-Licence, Tim […]

Blog 13th June 2022
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Loneliness and the Bar

A barrister’s working style can create prime field conditions for the fog of loneliness to descend, so here’s a look ahead to Loneliness Awareness Week (with the apt acronym LAW!) and how we can better support ourselves and each other. Loneliness at the Bar by Tim Akers was first featured in the June edition of […]

News 29th April 2022

Sarah Jones QC and Tim Akers defend as retired member of the Armed Forces is acquitted of historic offences

In a serious and sensitive case, Sarah Jones QC (leading Tim Akers) successfully represented a long-serving member of the British Army at Court Martial. The former Sergeant had been accused of a series of indecent assaults and a number of instances of child cruelty against his adopted daughter, and the case involved several hours’ worth […]

Webinar Archive 17th June 2020

Dishonesty in the Criminal Courts

In ‘Dishonesty in the Criminal Courts’ Tim Akers and Alejandra Llorente Tascon explore the evolution of the test for ‘dishonesty’, from R v Ghosh [1982] EWCA Crim 2, to the present-day test in Ivey v Genting Casinos [2017] UKSC 67. The webinar will also explore the applicability of the Ivey test for ‘dishonesty’ in criminal courts following the Court of Appeal’s […]

Past Events
17th Jun 2020, 15:00 to 16:00

Dishonesty in the Criminal Courts and Adjusting to ‘the New Normal’

Tim Akers and Alejandra Llorente Tascon explore the evolution of the test for ‘dishonesty’, from R v Ghosh [1982] EWCA Crim 2, to the present-day test in Ivey v Genting Casinos [2017] UKSC 67. The webinar will also explore the applicability of the Ivey test for ‘dishonesty’ in criminal courts following the Court of Appeal’s recent ruling in Barton & Booth v The […]

News 17th March 2020
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Tim Akers secures conviction following fatal crash

After a week long-trial at Winchester Crown Court involving the presentation of a variety of technical and scientific evidence, Tim Akers (Prosecuting), successfully secured the conviction of a Defendant for two offences of causing death by dangerous driving on the A34 at Bullington Cross. At the conclusion of the trial, the Defendant was sentenced to […]

News 8th March 2020
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Tim Akers successfully secures a reduction of sentence in the Court of Appeal

Tim Akers recently won an appeal at the Court of Appeal against the sentence imposed on a vulnerable client with a co-morbid diagnosis of Schizoid Personality Disorder and Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Notwithstanding that permission to appeal had been refused by the Single Judge on the basis that the appeal was “not arguable”, the application was […]

News 9th October 2019

Counsel representing Rifles Regiment at Inquest following fatal march

Four barristers from Pump Court Chambers (Tim Akers, Lucy Morell, Richard Tutt and Tom Wilkins) are currently appearing in an Article 2 inquest before Birmingham’s Senior Coroner, representing members of The Rifles Regiment. The inquest concerns the death of Cpl Joshua Hoole, who died on the hottest day of the year in 2016 on an […]

News 19th June 2019

Five members appointed to list of Specialist Regulatory Advocates in Health & Safety and Environmental Law

Pump Court are delighted to announce that five members of chambers have been appointed to the list of Specialist Regulatory Advocates in Health & Safety and Environmental Law. Richard Tutt has been promoted to the A list; Mark Ruffell, Tim Akers and Ellie Fargin have been appointed to the B list and Andrew Stone has […]

News 6th April 2019

Latest appointments to the HSE Panel

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that five members have been approved to the list of Specialist Regulatory Advocates in Health & Safety and Environmental Law in this latest round of appointments. Richard Tutt has been promoted to the A List; Mark Ruffell, Tim Akers and Eleanor Fargin have been appointed to the B […]

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