Out of Hours:
07710 077 419 
London:
020 7520 6000  
East Anglia:
01245 280 880

LATEST NEWS

RLC shortlisted in 2 categories at Chambers UK Bar Awards 2021

RLC shortlisted in 2 categories at Chambers UK Bar Awards 2021

We are delighted to announce that Chambers have been shortlisted as finalists in the category of 'Crime Set of the Year' in this year's Chambers UK Bar Awards 2021. Valerie Charbit has been shortlisted for 'Outstanding Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion.' Based on the extensive research for the recent edition ...
Read More
Simon Spence QC comments on the Online Safety Bill

Simon Spence QC comments on the Online Safety Bill

Simon Spence QC was interviewed by human rights online magazine EachOther.org about the Online Safety Bill. The introduction of a Bill to keep people safe online was announced by government in 2019 with the Online Harms White Paper [https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/online-harms-white-paper]. The draft Online Safety Bill is due to be discussed in ...
Read More
Klentiana Mahmutaj attends UN Human Rights Council session under her UN mandate

Klentiana Mahmutaj attends UN Human Rights Council session under her UN mandate

Last week Klentiana Mahmutaj attended the 48th Regular Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. In her capacity as Chair of the Expert Mechanism on the Right to Development, Klentiana presented to the Human Rights Council the EMRTD’s Annual Report (A/HRC/48/62) and its first thematic study on ...
Read More
‘Virginity testing’, hymen surgery and misogyny: what should the law do?

‘Virginity testing’, hymen surgery and misogyny: what should the law do?

RLC member Riel Karmy-Jones QC with Alex Benn (Oxford University Law lecturer and RLC pupil barrister) examine the question of true consent and whether the law, criminal or otherwise, should allow anyone to perform or undergo hymen surgery if it is not a medical necessity. They write: "Evidently, these questions ...
Read More
Caroline Baker featured in Counsel Magazine's Bar Student Guide

Caroline Baker featured in Counsel Magazine’s Bar Student Guide

Caroline Baker has been featured in Counsel Magazine's new Bar student guide. She discusses her journey to the Bar working as a paralegal, her experience of the GDL, BPTC and pupillage. Recounting her time as a Police Station Representative she says: "Nothing you hear in the classroom prepares you fully ...
Read More
Sailesh Mehta appears on Get Legally Speaking podcast

Sailesh Mehta appears on Get Legally Speaking podcast

Sailesh Mehta has appeared on the Get Legally Speaking podcast interviewed by Hattie Suvari. He discusses some of the issues of the day relating to the environment and law, including the Paris Climate Accord, the Clean Air Act and the "right" to clean air, plastics recycling and the UK's increasing ...
Read More
Seven men sentenced to over 100 years total in Reading murder trial

Seven men sentenced to over 100 years total in Reading murder trial

Seven men have been sentenced to over 100 years in total for their part in the murder of Luke O'Connell following an eight-week trial at Reading Crown Court. The seven men had pleaded not guilty to various offences including murder, manslaughter, wounding and perverting the course of justice. Kate Bex ...
Read More
Georgia Lassoff : Condolences

Georgia Lassoff : Condolences

A Book of Condolence is open at Chambers and will be presented in due course to Georgia’s family. Please note that Chambers is located in temporary premises at 4th Floor, 15 New Bridge Street during the refurbishment of 18RLC. Those who are unable to attend may email their condolences to ...
Read More
Georgia Lassoff (1987 - 2021)

Georgia Lassoff (1987 – 2021)

It is with great sadness that Chambers learned on Friday 10 September that Georgia Lassoff had unexpectedly passed away. The news is a huge shock to all our members and staff. Our thoughts and condolences go out to Georgia’s family and friends ...
Read More
Chambers' Temporary Relocation

Chambers’ Temporary Relocation

Chambers are delighted to announce that we are renewing our lease at 18 Red Lion Court which is due to expire early next year. This has been our home for the past 25 years. We explored in detail whether to downsize or to move to smaller premises but as a ...
Read More
Sailesh Mehta writes opinion piece in Law Society Gazette

Sailesh Mehta writes opinion piece in Law Society Gazette

Writing for the Law Society Gazette, Sailesh Mehta has written an opinion piece looking at the recent humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. He comments: "The mass migration of people as a result of oppression, conflict, violence or serious public disorder is as ancient as human history. There are currently well over ...
Read More
Simon Spence QC writes for Solicitors Journal

Simon Spence QC writes for Solicitors Journal

Although a dog is often cited as a man’s best friend – it would seem they are not always that friendly with the Administrative Court. Simon Spence QC analyses the recent decision (Royal Mail Group Ltd v Richard Watson [2021] EWHC 2098 (Admin)). The case highlighted that potential criminal liability ...
Read More