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Brian Hegarty leads David Gray Solicitors LLP’s practice, which recently represented a defendant in a trial which sought to determine whether his mental illness afforded him a defence. Other recent cases include issues of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, a disability hate crime murder allegation, and gangland drug offences.

Key work for Hay & Kilner included a high-profile case involving a fatal stabbing and a case involving a vulnerable client alleged to be responsible for the death of his father by means of neglect. Mark Harrison leads the three-partner team.

Kenneth M Barrow & Co’s ‘top-class’ practice is headed by the highly regarded Ravi Khosla, who recently represented one of seven defendants accused of murder and attempted GBH. Clients single out the team for its ‘incredible effort and determination in preparing for and during trial’.

Ward Hadaway recently acted for the Care Quality Commission in a prosecution of a dentistry practice alleged to have been operating without correct registration. Stephen Graham led on that matter and heads the team with Richard Arnot and Karen Slack.

Slater and Gordon acted for a police officer accused of two criminal matters and for a nurse accused of fraudulently obtaining medication. The practice is also acting for one of several police officers under investigation following an RTA fatality. Tom Nutter and Alan Samuels are the key contacts.

At Tilly Bailey & IrvineJohn Ellwood is noted for his extensive experience in regulatory crime matters.

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