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Will Paynter and Catherine Mescall secure acquittal in £22m drug importation trial

Will Paynter and Catherine Mescall secure acquittal in 285kg – £22m importation of cocaine trial This prosecution resulted from a significant cross-border National Crime Agency investigation. YV was accused of being part of a plot to...

Successful Modern Slavery Act defence for an autistic youth

Our Mr Matthew Humphreys scored a notable victory in the Youth Court recently, successfully mounting a Modern Slavery Act defence for an autistic youth charged with being concerned in the supply of drugs. Introduced in 2015, section 45 of the Modern...

Four wins for the Extradition Team at Lansbury Worthington

Our team have been successful in securing the withdrawal of 4 European Arrest Warrants, and the discharge and immediate release from custody of four of our clients. Four of our clients were wanted on the European Arrest Warrants issued by the Polish...

Section 20 extradition success for Lansbury Worthington

Section 20 extradition success for Lansbury Worthington Our team have been successful in securing the discharge of a 33-year old man to Poland. He was discharged on two arrest warrants, conviction-type and accusation-type.   Background The Court...

It won't be easy this Christmas

It hasn't been easy for anyone this year but it's been noticeable that problems for some have got worse. We can't do much but this year we've tried to help a bit by making donations to four charities who deal with issues that we come across...

R v H

We have dealt with many murder cases over the years but this one was particularly unusual. Two people who knew each other well, who had partied and drank together over the years, and had fought before, fought in the privacy of their own home.  Not...

Another Extradition victory for LW - Article 3 and Assurances

On 30 October 2020, District Judge Hamilton discharged our client from a European arrest warrant issued by Romania, seeking his return to stand trial for two aggravated burglaries, carrying a maximum term of ten (10) years’ imprisonment. The...

A VICTORY FOR JUSTICE

Our team have been successful in resisting the extradition of a 40-year-old man to Poland. The EAW was accusatory in nature and sought surrender for offences concerning the allegations of fraud. On 24 September, District Judge Ezzat discharged our client, a...

COVID-19 and Settlement Agreements

During the COVID-19 pandemic we are still operating as usual and offering advice and assistance for employment issues. We are in a time where across the board businesses are in uncertainty, it is important to consider your position as an employer and/or an...

Making Representations to the DBS

Jo a health support worker had been accepted onto a University Course to train as a nurse. She had a conviction that was disclosed by her to the University before being accepted onto the course. DBS checks had been carried out at the time and the University...
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