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Richard Bennett secures convictions of 4 sex offenders following 4 week trial.

June 3, 2019

Following a month-long trial at Newcastle Crown Court, Richard Bennett secured convictions on 37 counts against 4 men who abused a girl from the ages of [...]

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Paul Rooney successfully prosecutes two men for Aggravated Burglary

May 10, 2019

Christopher Sharp & Trenton Marlow were convicted after trial of an Aggravated Burglary that occurred in the early evening of 09.11.18 in [...]

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3rd Sixth Pupil

May 10, 2019

Fountain Chambers is pleased to announce that Hamish Hickey has accepted an invitation to join Chambers as a third sixth pupil and is now accepting work [...]

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Medomsley Trial Acquittal

March 14, 2019

Following the lifting of the publicity ban in the Medomsley series of trials, Fountain Chambers can now reveal that Robin Patton, leading Paul Rooney, who were [...]

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Deputy District Judge appointments

March 13, 2019

Chambers is delighted to announce that Richard Bennett and Helen Gamble have both been appointed to the position of Deputy District Judge (Civil) effective from 13th [...]

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Robin Patton & Paul Rooney successfully defend in Operation Optic, a high profile case involving allegations of historical sex abuse

March 8, 2019

Following the cross examination of the first complainant by Robin Patton the prosecution offered no evidence in respect of a number of counts and a fresh [...]

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Fountain Chambers would like to congratulate Miss Patricia Burke on her appointment to Fee Paid First Tier Tribunal Judge Social Entitlement Chamber.

February 28, 2019

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Chambers’ Ian West secures the acquittal of his Romanian lorry driver client on a charge of conspiracy to assist illegal immigration into the UK, after a six-day trial (prosecuted by @UKTopbrief!) at Teesside Crown Court, instructed by Max Reeves & Co, Ashford.

February 5, 2019

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Paul Rooney represented Jonathan Layzell at Newcastle Crown Court where he pleaded guilty to two counts of misconduct in public office. He received a sentence of 18 months imprisonment. Following a successful appeal against the length of sentence, the Court of Appeal reduced it to 8 months.

January 28, 2019

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Paul Rooney has a drink driving case stopped following legal argument

December 10, 2018

Paul Rooney was instructed on a direct access basis, to defend a gentleman charged with drink driving.

The alleged offence took place at a music festival in [...]

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