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Criminal law: case for the defence

25th April 2016 - Law Society Gazette

Criminal Defence partner Raj Chada comments on legal aid and the scrapping of the legal aid contracts system in January this  year.

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Former colleagues come forward to help dying Barrow shipyard worker

22nd April 2016 - North West Evening Mail

Former colleagues have come forward to help a former Barrow shipyard joiner (Mr Newby) suffering from asbestos-related lung cancer in his hunt for answers about why his former employers allowed him to be exposed to deadly levels of the toxic dust.

Mr Newby is being represented by Isobel Lovett, Head of Industrial Disease at Hodge Jones and Allen solicitors.

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“We were not told that asbestos could be harmful “

21st April 2016 - North-West Evening Mail

A RETIRED Barrow shipyard joiner suffering from asbestos-related lung cancer has launched a hunt for answers about why his former employers allowed him to be exposed to deadly levels of the toxic dust.

Mr Newby is represented by Isobel Lovett, Head of Industrial Disease at Hodge Jones and Allen solicitors.

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Could the guilty plea write out the role of the defence?

19th April 2016 - Solicitors Journal

The tone set is that defendants who know they are guilty should plead guilty, writes Ruth Harris.

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Anti-arms trade protesters acquitted of obstructing highway

18th April 2016 - Solicitors Journal

Eight anti-arms trade protesters have been acquitted of wilful obstruction of the highway after a judge found that they blocked traffic to one of the world’s biggest arms fairs to prevent crime. 5 of the defendants were represented by HJA’s Raj Chada and Adeela Khan.

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