19 02 ‘18

Paragon v Neville

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GT Stewart act for the tenant Mr Neville. The landlord housing association has just been given permission to appeal in the Court of Appeal. The main argument raised by the Association in this appeal is directed at the correct approach in law in respect of the application of the Equality Act 2010 and in particular […]

14 02 ‘18

Sentence Quashed on Appeal

On Thursday 8 February, Thom Dyke, of 9 Gough Square Chambers successfully represented JO, a GT Stewart client, in an application for an appeal against sentence at the Court of Appeal. JO had pleaded guilty to breach of a ten year old restraining order and was sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment. JO’s trial solicitors and […]

6 12 ‘17

Client Unanimously Acquitted of GBH

Mr M recently stood trial at Northampton Crown Court charged with GBH with intent. He was alleged to have wounded the complainant with a machete and iron bar inside his own home address in July 2016. Mr M always maintained his innocence stating that he defended himself after returning home to find it had been […]

20 11 ‘17

Historic Sex Offences – Unanimous Acquittal at Croydon Crown Court

Our client, a father of 5 and no previous convictions, stood for trial last week at Croydon Crown Court having been charged with a number of serious historic sexual offences against his step-daughter. Our client’s asserted a factual denial. It was not disputed that the relationship between our client and his step daughter was, at […]

13 11 ‘17

Conviction quashed by Court of Appeal after judge inappropriately directs jury

Our client, a young man with no previous convictions, was charged with a number of serious historic sex offences against a member of his family. He was acquitted by the jury of all the most serious charges, but convicted of stroking her leg in a sexual way and conditionally discharged. Although he was not punished, […]

25 09 ‘17

Greg Stewart Contributes To Unreliable Evidence on Radio 4

Last week Greg Stewart took part in a Youth Justice discussion on Unreliable Evidence Radio 4 with Clive Anderson. Greg was asked to contribute to the show as he is the specialist lawyer on youth justice on the Law Society Criminal Law Committee. The programme discussed the developments since the Crime & Disorder Act 1998 […]

11 09 ‘17

GTS Successfully Argue Against Re-opening of Murder Trial

GT Stewart represented P, who was acquitted of murder in 1986. The prosecution lodged an appeal against P’s acquittal on the grounds there was new and compelling evidence and that it was in the interests of justice for the case to be re-opened. Strong representations were made on P’s behalf, arguing that it was not in […]