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April 2015

Anthony Vines in successful Belfast regulatory prosecution arising from e. Coli outbreak

The passing of sentence today by HHJ Kerr QC in the food hygiene prosecution by Belfast City Council of Flicks Restaurant brings to a successful conclusion the criminal proceedings which arose from Northern Ireland's largest outbreak of e. Coli O157.  
The outbreak in 2012 in fact comprised 2 episodes in August and October that year.  Whilst there were 4 confirmed primary cases of e. Coli O157 in August and a further 141 in October, there were many more secondary and linked cases.  There were 19 primary cases admitted to hospital.

Review of pupillages underway

Chambers is currently reviewing whether to offer any funded pupillages starting this year and/or next year.

Full and up-to-date information will be available as soon as possible which we anticipate will be around 11 May.

Nicklaus Thomas-Symonds named "Chancery Disputes Specialist of the Year"

Nick Thomas-Symonds is celebrating after receiving a prestigious global award for his work as a barrister.  Acquisition International Magazine has announced the winners of their 2014 Dispute Resolution Awards, sponsored by V-Rooms. 

Nick Thomas-Symonds has won the award for Chancery Disputes Specialist of the Year 2014 for the United Kingdom, his specialist area of law.

Nick Thomas-Symonds, 33, is from Blaenavon and now lives in Abersychan with his wife Rebecca and his daughters Matilda, 4, and Florence, 2.