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Hodge Jones & Allen boost civil liberties team with double hire

3rd May 2016

Law firm, Hodge Jones & Allen has grown its civil liberties team with the hire of new partner, Alice Hardy from Bhatt Murphy, and solicitor, Sarah Flanagan from Birnberg Peirce. Both Alice and Sarah specialise in actions against the police and have expertise representing clients at inquests. Their appointments grow the civil liberties team to…

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Prosecution appeals acquittals of arms fair protestors

3rd May 2016

The acquittals for eight people who protested at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2015 conference in London are being appealed by the prosecution, Hodge Jones & Allen has learned. The eight, who were acquitted on 15 April 2016 following a trial at Stratford Magistrates’ Court, had successfully claimed that they had blocked entry…

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Bullying at Shropshire prison creates risk of future deaths, coroner warns

28th April 2016

A culture of bullying at HMP Stoke Heath is putting prisoners at risk, according to the senior coroner for the region who has issued a report outlining his concerns. A Prevention of Future Deaths report by Senior Coroner for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, John Ellery, has been sent to the prison. In the report, the…

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17 year old woman with narcolepsy refused medication funding by NHS England

26th April 2016

On Wednesday 4th May 2016, the High Court will consider an application by the father of a child for judicial review of a decision by NHS England to refuse funding for a drug Sodium Oxybate (brand name Xyrem®) used to treat narcolepsy. The Court will be asked to intervene to require NHS England to fund…

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Arms fair protestors found not guilty

15th April 2016

Eight people charged with obstructing access to an arms fair held at the London EXceL Centre in September 2015, have today been found not guilty at Stratford Magistrates’ Court. The eight were arrested following their protest outside the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition in September 2015, in which they blocked exhibitors’ access to…

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