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SOS-Silence of Suicide:  Lorna Hackett joins Michael Mansfield Q.C. and Yvette Greenfield-Mansfield on the Silence Of Suicide board of trustees.

16th October 2020

In 2015 Michael tragically lost one of his daughters, Anna, to suicide and despite the terrible devastation, he was determined something positive should result.  This is when he decided, with his wife Yvette Greenway-Mansfield, to form SOS Silence of Suicide, in order that no one should have to suffer in silence from mental health issues and feelings of suicide.

Lorna is a long standing campaigner for prisoners serving imprisonment for public protection (IPP) who often suffer from serious mental health issues. She is passionate about removing the stigma attached to mental illness and seeks through her work with SOS to encourage people to share their experiences and to ask for help.

https://sossilenceofsuicide.org/our-trustees/

Brexit: Belfast solicitor firm hired by ‘concerned citizens’ to take legal action over Internal Market Bill

25th September 2020

A Belfast solicitor firm has been hired by “concerned citizens” considering taking legal action against the UK Government over its Internal Market Bill.

O Muirigh Solicitors will act alongside the Hampshire-based Hackett & Dabbs Solicitors and will be led by renowned QC Michael Mansfield in potential legal action at the High Court in Belfast and London.

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/brexit-belfast-solicitor-firm-hired-by-concerned-citizens-to-take-legal-action-over-internal-market-bill-39562725.html

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/michael-mansfield-to-lead-internal-markets-bill-challenge-39563374.html

 

 

Anti-5G group crowdfunds £100,000 to hire superstar lawyer to fight roll-out

14th August 2020

Renowned barrister Michael Mansfield QC is to take on the British government over its roll-out of 5G technology.

Action group Action Against 5G has so far crowdfunded an astonishing £105,000 to pay the legal brain to represent them.

They say UK scientists have failed to take enough notice of the potential health risks and public concern related to the fifth generation technology standard for phone networks.

https://metro.co.uk/2020/08/14/5g-conspiracy-theorists-crowdfund-100000-hire-superstar-lawyer-fight-government-13128394/

 

 

Hackett & Dabbs to Investigate Director of Public Prosecutions over failure to investigate Dominic Cummings

16th June 2020

A judicial review is being sought over the failure of the director of public prosecutions, Max Hill, to investigate Dominic Cummings for alleged breaches of the coronavirus lockdown rules.

The complaint has been lodged on behalf of a member of the public, Martin Redston, who is concerned the DPP has shown insufficient independence from the government.

A statement from Redston’s lawyers, Hackett & Dabbs, said: “The DPP has failed to exercise his discretion to refer the matter to the police on Mr Redston’s request. Consequently there has been a failure to engage with the need for public confidence to be restored: the law applies to everyone.”

https://www.theguardian.com/law/2020/jun/16/public-prosecutor-max-hill-faces-legal-action-over-dominic-cummings-trip-durham

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/judicial-review-proceedings-lodged-over-18432467

https://eastdevonwatch.org/2020/06/17/latest-news-on-public-prosecutor-faces-legal-action-over-cummings-durham-trip/

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/dominic-cummings-cps-judicial-review-durham-a4471256.html

Hackett & Dabbs to Investigate Director of Public Prosecutions over failure to investigate Dominic Cummings

10th June 2020

A legal team, headed by the barrister Michael Mansfield, has twice written to Hill, expressing concern that no action has yet been taken against Cummings after it was revealed that the prime minister’s chief adviser travelled with his family to Durham and Barnard Castle during the lockdown.

The letters were sent on 3 and 8 June on behalf of Martin Redston, a 70-year-old London engineer who is concerned that the lockdown laws should apply to everyone irrespective of their position in government.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/jun/10/uks-top-prosecutor-threatened-with-legal-action-if-dominic-cummings-not-investigated

https://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/news/politics/appeal-launched-to-investigate-dominic-cummings-covid-actions-1-6695418

 

 

David Reader joins Hackett & Dabbs

Hackett & Dabbs are delighted to welcome David Reader who joins the firm as an associate.   

Prior to joining Hackett & Dabbs, David gained substantial experience working in chambers on the south coast. 

David accepts instructions across the firm’s practice areas.