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Monday, 1 February 2016

Fighting the IPP Why use a barrister and not solicitors?


""If you feel your solicitor is ill trained for the job  have your case notes to someone who will get things done.""

Expertise: Barristers are equivalent to consultants in healthcare. Barristers are experts in their chosen
areas of law. They will provide answers to your problems, letting you know where you stand and what your options are.

Efficiency of service: barristers are skilled at working out solutions to legal problems quickly and telling their clients. You won’t have to keep chasing them to deal with your issue.
Skilled advocates: using a barrister doesn't mean you have to go to Court.
However, if you do need to go to Court, they are skilled advocates, who will present your case better than anyone else.search for your barrister here.   0330 333 3791,contact@.mybarrister.co.uk/‎                                                                                  http://www.mybarrister.co.uk/barrister/find/135/0/ipp%2Bprisoner

   

Barrister Joel Bennathan QC 

2012 EWCA Crim 27 appeal against IPP sentence, arson, IPP quashed;  Led by Joel Bennathan QC.
His barrister Joel Bennathan QC told the court that open-ended sentences of imprisonment for public protection (IPP) are a 'draconian' punishment.

 Chambers and Partners 2015 commented "Joel is a first-class lawyer and ..Kathy Thorne Doughty Chambers
 Grand Chamber considers whole life sentences and Article 3 ECHR
 21.10.15 |Joel Bennathan QC, Katy Thorne, Martha Spurrier
Following Vinter v United Kingdom  decided in June 2013, whole life sentenced prisoners must be able to access a clear and foreseeable review mechanism so that their life sentence can be reviewed and its continuing penological justification scrutinised. If there is no such review mechanism then the life sentence will be "irreducible", which is a breach of Article 3 ECHR.  In Hutchinson the applicant is arguing that the UK government has failed to put in place an Article 3 compliant review mechanism because the only way that a whole life sentenced prisoner can be released is if there are exceptional, compassionate circumstances.  In fact there have been no releases of whole life prisoners.
http://www.echr.coe.int/Pages/home.aspx?p=hearings&c=#n1357300199863_pointer
Read more:
 http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/violent-sunderland-criminal-jailed-indefinitely-after-attempted-carjacking-launches-freedom-bid-1-7617761#ixzz3yumjrK4T

Tel: Work 020 7404 1313 Email j.bennathan@doughtystreet.co.uk.53-54 DOUGHTY STREET, LONDON, WC1N 2LS, ENGLAND.


Paul Taylor 

specialises in criminal appeals. expertise in cases involving fresh evidence, homicide and mentally disordered offenders. He regularly represents appellants before the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) (being instructed at the appellate stage), and has also appeared as junior counsel before the House of Lords (in Graham Coutts) and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (in capital cases from the Caribbean). He has extensive experience in drafting submissions to the Criminal Cases Review Commission, and representations in relation to the judicial setting of tariffs in murder cases under the Criminal Justice Act 2003.his cases  include:

  • Colborne [2014] EWCA Crim 286 [Sentence, IPP, substitution of hospital order, fresh psychiatric evidence]
  • Ahad [2011] EWCA Crim 2736 (Murder; joint enterprise; substitution of manslaughter; sentence)
  • H (K) [2011] EWCA Crim (Extended sentences)
  • Qerkini [2015] EWCA Crim (Sentence, industrial scale drug conspiracies, street values of £100's million.
  •  Gill and Eccles [2012] 1 W.L.R. 1441  [2012] 2 Cr. App. R. (S.) 26   (Murder; mandatory lifers; exceptional progress as a mitigating factor in setting the minimum term.)
  • Baker [2012] EWCA Crim 2843 (Murder, diminished responsibility; jury directions)
  • Petrolini [2012] EWCA Crim 2055; [2012] MHLR 308 (murder conviction; diminished responsibility)
  • Jones (aka Malik) [2012] (Murder, judge’s duty to leave self-defence.)

  • Lewis [2010] EWCA Crim 151 (Manslaughter; foreseeability; jury directions)
  • Hill [2008] EWCA Crim 76 (Murder, diminished responsibility, provocation, fresh psychiatric and neurological evidence.)
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Phillippa Ellis

Represented clients wanting to appeal conviction, sentence or ancillary orders, and assisted in applications to the Criminal Cases Review Commission. She also has experience of prison law matters including representing clients at parole and recall hearings.

Phillippa Ellis

Represented clients wanting to appeal conviction, sentence or ancillary orders, and assisted in applications to the Criminal Cases Review Commission. She also has experience of prison law matters including representing clients at parole and recall hearings.

Tahir Khan QC

He specialises in serious crime, including serious and complex drugs prosecutions, terrorism cases, complex frauds and the most serious cases of violence.


Barrister Joel Bennathan QC 

2012 EWCA Crim 27 appeal against IPP sentence, arson, IPP quashed;  Led by Joel Bennathan QC.
His barrister Joel Bennathan QC told the court that open-ended sentences of imprisonment for public protection (IPP) are a 'draconian' punishment.Read more:Tel: Work 020 7404 1313 Email j.bennathan@doughtystreet.co.uk.53-54 DOUGHTY STREET, LONDON, WC1N 2LS, ENGLAND.
 http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/violent-sunderland-criminal-jailed-indefinitely-after-attempted-carjacking-launches-freedom-bid-1-7617761#ixzz3yumjrK4T
 Chambers and Partners 2015 commented "Joel is a first-class lawyer and ..Kathy Thorne Doughty Chambers
 Grand Chamber considers whole life sentences and Article 3 ECHR
21.10.15 |Joel Bennathan QC, Katy Thorne, Martha Spurrier
Following Vinter v United Kingdom  decided in June 2013, whole life sentenced prisoners must be able to access a clear and foreseeable review mechanism so that their life sentence can be reviewed and its continuing penological justification scrutinised. If there is no such review mechanism then the life sentence will be "irreducible", which is a breach of Article 3 ECHR.  In Hutchinson the applicant is arguing that the UK government has failed to put in place an Article 3 compliant review mechanism because the only way that a whole life sentenced prisoner can be released is if there are exceptional, compassionate circumstances.  In fact there have been no releases of whole life prisoners.
http://www.echr.coe.int/Pages/home.aspx?p=hearings&c=#n1357300199863_pointer


Jennifer Oborne

Has  experience in the full spectrum of offences. Frequently instructed in case of serious violence, sexual offences, organised crime and drugs matters and large scale fraud. Experienced at representing defendants in post-conviction confiscation proceedings and contested applications for Anti-Social Behaviour Orders, Sexual Offences

Elizabeth Nartey

regularly provides written advice on appeals against conviction and/or sentence and as a result has a wealth of experience in arguing technical points of law in the Court of Appeal.


You may  not be aware 

IPP case,s are being heard by the nation’s top judge lord chief justice Lord Thomasthe lord chief justice Lord Thomas, alongside 12 others address there is know reason you cant write.

The Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd - the Head of the Judiciary of England and Wales and the President of the Courts of England and Wales.

Judicial Office
11th floor, Thomas More Building
Royal Courts of Justice
Strand
London WC2A 2LL

OR

Royal Courts of Justice
London
WC2A 2LL
Tel: 020 7947 6776
E-mail: thelordchiefjustice@judiciary.gsi.gov.uk


Michael Gove, Minister for Justice               
Parliamentary
House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 6804
Email: michael.gove.mp@parliament.uk
Website: www.michaelgove.com/in...     


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