Children: Public Law Update (August 2018) – Family Law Week

‘John Tughan QC of 4 Paper Buildings reviews recent, important Children Public Law cases.’

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Family Law Week, 15th August 2018

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Fugitive speedboat owner who killed woman on first date launches appeal against conviction while still on run – The Independent

Posted August 31st, 2018 in appeals, fugitive offenders, homicide, news by tracey

‘A man convicted of killing a woman on their first date in a speedboat crash on the River Thames has launched an appeal – despite being on the run from police.’

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The Independent, 30th August 2018

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Guideline for manslaughter offences issued by Sentencing Council – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 24th, 2018 in homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘Those responsible for the most serious workplace fatalities can expect custodial sentences of up to 18 years, according to new guidelines issued by the Sentencing Council.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 23rd August 2018

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Manslaughter prosecutions of those involved in supplying drugs and legal highs: an analysis – Six Pump Court

Posted August 17th, 2018 in drug abuse, food, homicide, news, prosecutions by sally

‘The case of REBELO concerned a business run by the Defendant (D) which sold the highly toxic chemical DNP as a food supplement which promoted weight loss. On 4th April 2015, a 21 year old woman, called Eloise Aimee Parry (EP) purchased 250mg DNP tablets from him through the internet. She subsequently died on 12th April 2015 as a result of having taken them. She died of DNP toxicity. That was the verdict of HM Coroner and the finding of the jury. D was prosecuted by the Harrow Council within whose area D’s centre of distribution was located. RICHARD BARRACLOUGH QC and GORDON MENZIES were instructed to prosecute as homicide, regulatory and food law specialists.’

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Six Pump Court, 15th August 2018

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Man found guilty of killing great-niece, 11, in ‘frenzied attack’ – The Guardian

Posted August 17th, 2018 in diminished responsibility, homicide, mental health, news by sally

‘A man who battered his 11-year-old great-niece to death with a table leg has been found guilty of manslaughter.’

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The Guardian, 16th August 2018

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Laura Huteson death: Hull man killed woman in ‘bizarre’ sex game – BBC News

Posted August 13th, 2018 in homicide, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for six years for killing a woman he stabbed in the throat during a “bizarre and violent” sex game.’

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BBC News, 10th August 2018

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Manslaughter: Definitive guideline – Sentencing Council

Posted August 2nd, 2018 in diminished responsibility, homicide, negligence, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘The new guideline will come into effect on 1 November 2018.’

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Sentencing Council, 31st July 2018

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Father convicted over death of six-month-old Kayden Walker – The Guardian

Posted August 2nd, 2018 in child abuse, child cruelty, drug abuse, homicide, news by tracey

‘A man whose six-month-old son died from “catastrophic” injuries, including bleeding to his brain, has been convicted of manslaughter.’

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The Guardian, 1st August 2018

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UK teenager jailed for 17 years over fatal acid attack – The Guardian

Posted August 1st, 2018 in hazardous substances, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A teenager has been jailed for 17 years after what is believed to be the first conviction for an acid attack killing in the UK.’

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The Guardian, 1st August 2018

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Grenfell Tower: Sentences for gross negligence manslaughter could increase after investigation into deadly fire – The Independent

‘Sentences for gross negligence manslaughter, which is being considered by investigators looking into the Grenfell Tower fire, could be increased under new advice given to judges.’

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The Independent, 31st July 2018

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Charlotte Brown: Man guilty of first date speedboat death – BBC News

Posted July 27th, 2018 in homicide, negligence, news by sally

‘A man has been found guilty of killing a woman in a speedboat crash on the River Thames during their first date.’

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BBC News, 26th July 2018

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Inquest criticises police over London killing of Dutch academic – The Guardian

Posted July 18th, 2018 in diminished responsibility, homicide, inquests, mental health, news, police by tracey

‘An inquest jury has criticised police failings over the killing of the academic Dr Jeroen Ensink, who was stabbed by a stranger suffering from psychosis as he posted cards announcing the birth of his daughter.’

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The Guardian, 17th July 2018

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Women jailed for allowing teenage boy to ‘rot to death’ in Leeds – The Guardian

‘Photographs of a teenager who died at home were “hauntingly reminiscent of starving victims in the extermination camps of the second world war”, according to a judge who jailed his mother, grandmother and sister.’

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The Guardian, 12th July 2018

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Barbara Coombes sentenced to nine years for killing her father – The Guardian

‘A woman has been sentenced to nine years in prison after confessing to killing her father and burying his body in her back garden in Greater Manchester after a “lifetime of abuse” at his hands.’

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The Guardian, 11th July 2018

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Mother and grandmother found guilty of killing teenager ‘left to rot to death’ in bed – The Independent

‘The mother and grandmother of a teenager who died after being “left to rot to death” on an inflatable mattress at their house in Leeds have been convicted of manslaughter.’

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The Independent, 10th July 2018

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Michael Maguire death: Army captain guilty of manslaughter – BBC News

Posted July 5th, 2018 in armed forces, courts martial, firearms, homicide, negligence, news by tracey

‘An Army captain has been convicted of gross negligence manslaughter at a court martial after a soldier was killed during a live fire exercise.’

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BBC News, 4th July 2018

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Inquest into killing of London academic gets under way – The Guardian

Posted July 2nd, 2018 in diminished responsibility, homicide, inquests, news by sally

‘The widow of academic Dr Jeroen Ensink, 41, who was stabbed to death as he posted cards to friends announcing the birth of his daughter, hopes questions will be answered at his inquest which begins on Monday.’

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The Guardian, 2nd July 2018

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Dealer of toxic diet pills that killed student guilty of manslaughter – The Guardian

Posted June 28th, 2018 in drug offences, food, homicide, mental health, money laundering, news by sally

‘An online steroid dealer who sold toxic slimming pills that killed a bulimic student has been found guilty of manslaughter.’

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The Guardian, 27th June 2018

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Hampshire police hand investigation into Gosport hospital deaths to another force after admitting failings – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 22nd, 2018 in doctors, homicide, hospitals, news, police, professional conduct, prosecutions by tracey

‘Hundreds of deaths at Gosport War Memorial Hospital are to be investigated by a new force after Hampshire’s chief constable admitted its inquiries were not fit for purpose.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st June 2018

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Bouncy castle death pair jailed for three years – BBC News

Posted June 18th, 2018 in children, health & safety, homicide, negligence, news, sentencing by sally

‘Two fairground workers convicted of manslaughter by gross negligence after a bouncy castle blew away with a young girl inside have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 15th June 2018

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