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Grenfell: lessons learnt

Grenfell: lessons learnt

On the fourth anniversary of the tragic Grenfell Tower fire that claimed 72 lives, Sailesh Mehta outlines four key lessons learnt. Writing for Counsel Magazine he says: "The Grenfell Tower Inquiry has already unearthed important facts about how the tragedy unfolded and is now engaged in the ‘why did it ...
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Sailesh Mehta interviewed by Sky News

Sailesh Mehta interviewed by Sky News

Sailesh Mehta appeared on Sky News on the 4th anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire. Sailesh spoke to Nick Quraishi on the Early Rundown show about the cladding crisis facing local authorities, the safety issues surrounding high rise buildings, fire safety defects and the families and victims still awaiting a ...
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Radio 4 Desert Island Discs with RLConsultant Baroness Heather Hallett

Radio 4 Desert Island Discs with RLConsultant Baroness Heather Hallett

RLConsultant Baroness Heather Hallett has appeared on Radio 4's Desert Island Discs interviewed by BBC presenter Lauren Laverne. A former judge and a cross-bench peer Baroness Heather Hallett was called to the Bar in 1972. She practised family, civil and criminal law, eventually specialising in criminal law. In 1989 she ...
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David Walbank QC lectures to the ‘Whitehall Prosecutors Group’

David Walbank QC lectures to the ‘Whitehall Prosecutors Group’

On 10 June 2021, David Walbank QC delivered a keynote lecture to the Whitehall Prosecutors Group, whose membership comprises senior members of all the governmental prosecuting authorities. The bodies represented included the Attorney General’s Office, the Crown Prosecution Service, the Environment Agency, the Insolvency Service, Marine Management, the Office of ...
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RLC Expert Analysis featured in Law 360

RLC Expert Analysis featured in Law 360

Andrew Herd and Helena Spector have offered expert analysis in Law 360 looking at what new UK money laundering legislation means for the fintech sector. Read more: [Law 360] ...
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A creative approach to criminal court recovery

A creative approach to criminal court recovery

Former RLC member, HHJ Noel Lucas QC (Resident Judge at Wood Green Crown Court) and RLC member Richard Beynon have helped facilitate an innovative solution in ensuring justice and trials can continue at Wood Green Crown Court. Both have worked with Hendon Magistrates Court to pilot judicial working practices and ...
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RLC featured in The Law Society Gazette

RLC featured in The Law Society Gazette

RLC featured in The Law Society Gazette for communicating its ethos and core values in an article about creative business development during Covid. RLC is the only Chambers to have been featured in the Law Gazette looking at how it communicating its ethos and core values whilst maintaining relationships and ...
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Sailesh Mehta examines the role of expert witnesses

Sailesh Mehta examines the role of expert witnesses

Sailesh Mehta has written on the role of expert witnesses in miscarriages of justice for the PMFA Journal. The PMFA Journal is a bimonthly review for the plastic, maxillofacial, aesthetic medicine and dermatology professions, providing an informative resource and a platform for collaboration and discussion Sailesh Mehta comments that ‘Expert’ ...
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Nicholas Hall writes for Counsel Magazine

Nicholas Hall writes for Counsel Magazine

Nicholas Hall asks how do we correctly acknowledge victimhood in our criminal justice system? Nicholas recently worked on a pro bono case with Hogan Lovells which saw the successful application to remove the previous convictions of a victim of human trafficking from her record. The case raised the important question ...
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Jenni Dempster QC and Aneurin Brewer write for The Times

Jenni Dempster QC and Aneurin Brewer write for The Times

Jenni Dempster QC and Aneurin Brewer consider the potential impact on the Government’s recently announced asylum policy of the successful appeal against conviction and acquittal on retrial of an asylum seeker prosecuted for piloting a dingy across the Channel. The case calls into question a large number of previous convictions ...
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Laura Hoyano writes for Counsel Magazine

Laura Hoyano writes for Counsel Magazine

RLC member Professor Laura Hoyano with co-author John Riley (23 ES) propose s28 pretrial cross-exam reforms to make it a more flexible and effective prosecution tool for vulnerable witnesses. They comment in Counsel Magazine: "It is essential that system victimisation be minimised for these vulnerable witnesses by: solving the eligibility ...
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David Walbank QC now has a total of 125 video case reviews on his CrimeCast.Law updating website

David Walbank QC now has a total of 125 video case reviews on his CrimeCast.Law updating website

The latest review in the CrimeCast.Law mini-series, ‘10 Recent Cases on Criminal Appeals’ is R (Miller) v Prime Minister [2020] AC 373, which arose from Boris Johnson’s advice to the Queen to prorogue Parliament for 5 weeks, prompting the Supreme Court to discuss the circumstances in which the appeal courts ...
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