Washington Community Food Project

19th December 2019

As part of our commitment to helping those who are most vulnerable in our community, we decided to collect donations for Washington Community Food Project for those who need it the most this Christmas. The Importance of Food banks Christmas is less than one week away- a time for joy and celebration. However, for many […]

Police Officer charged with sexual touching

P.C. Amjad Ditta of West Yorkshire Police (also known as Amjad Hussain) aged 35 has been charged with a criminal offence of sexual touching and is due to appear in Court on 6 January 2020. P.C. Amjad Ditta is one of a group of males charged with various sex offences.  The allegations against the group […]

GP found guilty of sex offences against patients

11th December 2019

  A GP has been found guilty of committing 25 sex offences against six of his patients. Manish Shah persuaded victims to go through unnecessary intimate examinations for his own sexual gratification. He was accused of assaulting six patients at the Mawney Medical Centre from May 2009 to June 2013. He denied wrongdoing and said he was […]

Christmas nights out and the aftermath – Police Stations and Self Defence?

10th December 2019

Everyone will have seen the reports in the papers about the disorder which followed the boxing match this weekend both in Newcastle City Centre and in London but what can you do if you are caught up in this type of disorder? First let’s look at some of the possible offences committed; setting aside the […]

IICSA to no longer investigate abuse at Medomsley

5th December 2019

The Chair of IICSA has made a final decision that IICSA will no longer investigate the scandalous and significant level of child sexual abuse at the Detention Centre over more than two decades. On behalf of our clients we are disappointed with the Inquiry Chair’s Decision despite extensive representations that a different decision should be […]

Substandard care for mothers and babies leads to tragic consequences

4th December 2019

It was with sadness that I recently read that dozens of babies and 3 mothers have died on the wards of a single hospital within The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals Trust and that an investigation has revealed that dozens of deaths could have been avoided.  The report reveals that more than 50 children, in addition […]

Vinnie’s Cafe

3rd December 2019

As part of our commitment to helping those who are most vulnerable in our community, we attended Vinnie’s Café in Newcastle upon Tyne today to make a donation to help those in need this Christmas. Every week, the St.Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) feeds around 180 people at Vinnie’s drop in cafe located in Blackfriars Community […]