‘eBay-style’ online courts could resolve smaller claims

16/11/2015 – A Civil Justice Council report says settling non-criminal cases of less than £25,000 online would reduce the expenses generated by a court. A Civil Justice Council report says settling non-criminal cases of less than £25,000 online would reduce the expenses generated by a court. Principal author Prof Richard Susskind said eBay disputes were…

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Emphatic Success for Coyle White Devine’s Private Crime Team

15/12/2015 – Success for Coyle White Devine’s Private Crime Team as ex-RBS Trader Cleared of Tax Fraud Coyle White Devine (“CWD”) have successfully represented Vincent Walsh at his trial in relation to an allegation of ‘Conspiracy to Cheat the Revenue’. Following a trial lasting several weeks, Mr Walsh was unanimously acquitted by the jury at…

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Private Crime Team Success Continues in 2016

03/02/2016 – Success Continues in 2016 as Five Cleared Over Libor Rate Rigging Following a four month trial, Mr Cryan and his co-accused have been acquitted of offences of conspiracy to defraud. The charges arose from allegations that they had conspired with Tom Hayes to fix Libor rates. Mr Hayes was convicted last year and…

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Private Crime Team’s Hard Work Pays Off Again

29/03/2016 – Judge Directs Jury to Acquit in the Face of A Glaring Lack of Prosecution Evidence R v F – Aylesbury Crown Court – Our client faced trial in relation to a serious allegation, arising from an incident on the sports field. Throughout the various stages of both the investigation and prosecution, the CWD…

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Recent Developments in Employment Law

18/04/2016 – (as at 11th April 2016) Monitoring emails, etc. Despite recent news reports, following the European Court of Human Rights’ decision in Barbulescu v. Romania, it is still advisable for employers to have a policy on monitoring, if it plans to monitor its employees. Additionally, if the reason for the monitoring is the enforcement…

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Licence and Liberty Saved

11/05/2016 – Private Crime Team has secured another victory over the Crown Prosecution Service for one of its clients From a potential driving ban and prison sentence, to a small fine and penalty points, the Private Crime Team has secured another victory over the Crown Prosecution Service for one of its clients. In the case…

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Putting the fun into fundraising in 2016

01/06/2016 – CWD sponsors a charity golf day for the Wiseman Trust On 20 May 2016, CWD sponsored a charity golf day for the Wiseman Trust, a charity very close to the heart of our founder, Peter Coyle. The Wiseman Trust funds the research of Professor Mark Kilby at the Birmingham Women’s Foundation Trust Hospital…

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