15 06 ‘18

Transitional Planning – Appropriate Adult Placement

COMMUNITY CARE Article Transition Planning – Children Service to Adult Services Appropriate Adult Placement Secured for Disabled Young Man Successful challenge of a West Yorkshire council’s decision that it would not fund an identified appropriate placement   JD, aged 22 at the time, has Down’s syndrome, learning disabilities and other serious health issues.  He was reported […]

21 05 ‘18

Successful challenge of CPS’ decision

Successful challenge by Sophie Smith to the CPS’ decision to prosecute our client for a Public Order offence rather than caution him.  The CPS refused to reconsider their decision on at least two occasions and it was only after an application for permission to judicially review their decision was issued at the Administrative Court with […]

10 05 ‘18

HIGH COURT ORDERS LOCAL AUTHORITY TO ACCEPT CARE LEAVER DUTIES

The High Court has today ordered Brent Council to accept their duty to our client, KI, as a care leaver after criticising Brent’s flawed approach to proceedings. As a result of the criticism, Brent have agreed to undertake a review of their procedures. KI was represented by Eleanor Ronson of GT Stewart Solicitors & Advocates […]

30 04 ‘18

Client Unanimously Acquitted

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GT Stewart today successfully defended EB, who stood trial at Southwark Crown Court charged with conspiracy to commit fraud by false representations and money laundering. EB was alleged to have been part of a conspiracy to defraud the Department for Work & Pensions by allowing his bank account to be used to receive monies fraudulently […]

17 04 ‘18

Not guilty of conspiracy to import and supply cocaine

GT Stewart represented C at Southwark Crown Court, who was charged with one count of conspiracy to import cocaine and conspiracy to supply cocaine . C, an experienced helicopter pilot, was arrested in September 2017 following a police sting operation in Kent. 6 other persons were also charged on the indictment. C was charged on […]

17 04 ‘18

Video Link Justice

Greg Stewart was a signatory to a letter printed in today’s Times newspaper following the sentencing of a 17-year-old boy to ten years’ imprisonment by video link. VIDEO-LINK JUSTICE Sir, Recently a 17-year-old boy was sentenced to ten years’ imprisonment by video link, without consultation with his youth offending team officer. The boy will have […]