News

22nd March, 2021

Matthew Curtis led by David Elias KC secures an attempted murder conviction

On the 18th March 2021, at the Crown Court in Chester, a teenage drug dealer from Manchester was found guilty of trying to kill a man in Cheshire.

Matthew Curtis was instructed by CPS Mersey Cheshire from the outset and provided early advice on the evidence and representation.  As a result, the jury heard from a number of witnesses including drug users, a forensic scientist who dealt with bloodstain pattern analysis, and a forensic pathologist who presented a visual reconstruction of the victim's injuries.  The victim could not be a witness owing to the life-changing injuries he suffered.

At trial Mr Curtis was led by Mr David Elias KC, Leader of the Wales and Chester Circuit.  

The Defendant will be sentenced by Mr Justice Butcher next month.

Mr Curtis is presently instructed in the ongoing 'county line' drugs supply conspiracy connected to this investigation.

The CPS press release can be found here.



Latest News...

Six-Year Time Limit for Breach of Contract Claims in the Employment Tribunal

29th November, 2022
Elliott Stenson comments on his recent successful appearance in the Employment Tribunal considering an unsettled point of law.

Chambers Wintery Walk 2022

28th November, 2022
Chambers arranged a "Wintery Walk" on Sunday 27 November 2022 around Tegg's Nose Country Park. The walk was well supported by members, staff, partners, family, friends and a few "four legged" friends too.

Brian McCluggage is appointed Head of the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Group

21st November, 2022
9 St John Street are delighted to announce Brian McCluggage has been appointed Head of the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Group in Chambers.