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Stansted 15 Protestors Launch Appeal Against Convictions

8th January 2019

A group of 15 protestors who were convicted under counter terrorism legislation after preventing a deportation flight leaving Stansted Airport have launched an appeal against their conviction. The activists, who have become known as the Stansted 15, were convicted of endangering safety an aerodrome under the 1990 Aviation and Maritime Security Act – a law…

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Stansted 15 Protestors Found Guilty

10th December 2018

A group of activists who stopped a deportation flight leaving Stansted Airport have been convicted under counter terrorism legislation. The defendants, who have become known as the Stansted 15, said they were “guilty of nothing more than intervening to prevent harm”. But a judge at Chelmsford Crown Court had told the jury that their intentions…

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Gin Family Heir Has Conviction For Assault Quashed

3rd December 2018

The heir to a famous gin family has had a conviction for attacking his 95-year-old mother quashed by appeal court judges. Sir Walter Gavin Gilbey, 69, has had his conviction for assault thrown out by judges who also lifted a restraining order banning him from seeing his mother. Sir Gavin was originally found guilty by…

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Retrial for former Barclays trader accused of Euribor rigging

19th July 2018

Former Barclays trader Carlo Palombo is to be retried for attempting to manipulate Euribor – the Euro Interbank Offer Rate. Speaking after a hearing today, financial crime solicitor John Hartley of London law firm Hodge Jones & Allen who represents 39-year-old Mr Palombo, said: “We are naturally disappointed that the Serious Fraud Office has sought…

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Government fails in bid to close Islamic faith school over safeguarding issues

22nd June 2018

The Secretary of State for Education has today failed in an application to close Darul Uloom School in Chislehurst over safeguarding issues. Following a hearing at City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court, the school has been told it will not be removed from the independent schools register after lawyers told the court of significant changes to…

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