20 07 ‘17

Khuja v Times Newspapers Limited

Yesterday the Supreme Court declined to protect the privacy of a prominent businessman who was arrested but not charged in sexual exploitation operation and upholds the right of journalists to report matters mentioned in open court. Greg Stewart was asked to comment on the judgment by Lexisnexis, a leading legal publisher. The judgment reinforces the […]

13 07 ‘17

Fascinating History of our Croydon Office

The Past and Present of the London Road Blog has documented the fascinating history of our Croydon office at 158-162 London Road. Discover how the building has changed use over the years from its early life as a school all the way to the present day as the home of GT Stewart in Croydon. Follow […]

3 07 ‘17

Vulnerable Client Found Not Guilty of All Charges

JZ stood trial last week at Snaresbrook Crown Court, where he faced a charge of GBH with intent, and an alternative count of unlawful wounding. The charge against JZ arose following an incident outside a nightclub, where he was captured on CCTV punching the complainant once to the head causing a near-fatal  injury. The case put forward for […]

11 05 ‘17

Unexplained Wealth Orders

  The Criminal Finances Act 2017, which received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017, contains within it a number of measures aimed at enhancing powers under the existing Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) to extract ill-gotten wealth from suspicious individuals. The focus of this article is on the introduction of unexplained wealth orders (UWOs), […]

8 05 ‘17

Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS)

William Bache represented Carla Andrews in a recent and significant case about Shaken Baby Syndrome. Her baby had “a complex, inherited medical ailment that mimics the symptoms of what is called Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS)”. William said that the case highlighted the fact that if a baby shows symptoms which indicate SBS, then medical enquiries often […]

2 05 ‘17

Parents Not to Blame

We  represented the mother of Effie Stillwell, through our colleague, William Bache. Her case illustrates a dire state of affairs in our courts. The  causes of serious injury or  sudden death in very young babies remain insufficiently understood.  Yet outdated and ill researched mainstream medical opinion too readily concludes  they arise from  abuse. Ultimately clear […]

23 03 ‘17

Social Care and the Spring Budget 2017

The Autumn Budget was silent on social care. There has been much in the news about the immense pressure being put on the NHS due to beds being blocked as a consequence of a lack of community social care services. There was, therefore, much anticipation about what would be contained within what has been billed […]

14 03 ‘17

Appointment of new community care solicitor

GT Stewart has expanded the Community Care Team in Leeds with the appointment of solicitor, Tracey Ling. Tracey has a number of years experience working in public law and community care.  She qualified into this area of law in 2013 and had experience as a paralegal in the area prior to this.  She has experience […]