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Simon Spence QC comments on high number of Criminal Barristers leaving the Bar

Simon Spence QC comments on high number of Criminal Barristers leaving the Bar

Simon Spence QC has commented on the high number of criminal barristers leaving the Bar. He commented that 'unprecedented funding cuts' and court delays have been exacerbated by Covid-19 and have led to many junior barristers quitting the profession. The Criminal Bar Association stated in The Times this week that ...
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Sophie Quinton-Carter secures win in Court of Appeal

Sophie Quinton-Carter secures win in Court of Appeal

Sophie Quinton-Carter successfully argued on Friday 15 October, 2021 that a total sentence of four years’ imprisonment in respect of nine counts of voyeurism was manifestly excessive.
The case was unusual in that videos of over 900 women had been retrieved by police. The Court of Appeal had to determine ...
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Allison Clare QC secures acquittal in TOWIE £3million diamond investment trial

Allison Clare QC secures acquittal in TOWIE £3million diamond investment trial

Allison Clare QC leading Rachel Wilson, in-house Counsel at Blackfords LLP, and instructed by Gary Bloxsome and Jennifer Richardson also of Blackfords LLP, secure not guilty verdict for their client former TV star Lewis Bloor in respect of an allegation of conspiracy to defraud. The case concerned a diamond investment ...
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Red Lion Consulting webinar: Foreign Investment and the Rule of Law [Register Here]

Red Lion Consulting webinar: Foreign Investment and the Rule of Law [Register Here]

Register to attend upcoming Red Lion Consulting webinar below Wednesday 20 October, 13:00-14:15 UK Time
[CLICK HERE TO REGISTER] Red Lion Consulting: Foreign Investment and the Rule of Law A webinar presented by RLConsulting members Sara Carnegie [CHAIR] and Mark Guthrie as well as panellists John F. Sherman, III ...
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Valerie Charbit hosts Kindness panel discussion with the CBA and South Eastern Circuit

Valerie Charbit hosts Kindness panel discussion with the CBA and South Eastern Circuit

Valerie Charbit, Director of Wellbeing at the CBA has invited Professor Robin Banerjee to speak at a panel discussion and interactive session on 22 November 2021 at Middle Temple looking at the kindness ethos in the workplace. Alongside Professor Robin Banerjee will be panellists RLC member Valerie Charbit, Christine Agnew ...
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Klentiana Mahmutaj talks about her Journey to the Bar

Klentiana Mahmutaj talks about her Journey to the Bar

Klentiana Mahmutaj has written about her journey to the Bar for a feature in The Middle Templar magazine. The piece entitled: "My Journey from Albania to the United Nations via the English Bar" looks at her growing up in Albania during the era of communism and political instability. Inspired by ...
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Kate Bex QC defends in tragic case where loving daughter killed her mother during a psychotic episode

Kate Bex QC defends in tragic case where loving daughter killed her mother during a psychotic episode

Ms Laura Van Marle, 41, who had been charged with murder, pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility. Laura has suffered from severe mental health issues since 2010, which doctors believed to be schizophrenia. On 26 September last year she travelled to her parents home, having listened ...
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RLConsulting welcomes new member Dr. Mathilda Twomey

RLConsulting welcomes new member Dr. Mathilda Twomey

Dr. Mathilda Twomey was called to the Bar in 1987, practising in her native Seychelles. A bencher of the Middle Temple she graduated with an LLM in Public Law and subsequently a PhD in comparative law from the National University of Ireland, Galway. She has tutored and lectured in tort ...
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Kate Bex QC speaks to LBC Radio and My London online about the Sarah Everard case

Kate Bex QC speaks to LBC Radio and My London online about the Sarah Everard case

Kate Bex QC has been interviewed by LBC's 'The Legal Hour' and MyLondon online about the Sarah Everard case and what measures the Metropolitan Police can take to reassure women that they are safe. She was asked by LBC's Daniel Barnett for 'The Legal Hour' whether, when someone is arrested, ...
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RLC members as Contributing Editors in Archbold 2022

RLC members as Contributing Editors in Archbold 2022

A number of current and former members of Red Lion Chambers appear in the latest edition of Archbold Criminal Pleading Evidence and Practice 2022, the leading criminal court book for the Crown Court. They are Tony Shaw QC, Rosina Cottage QC, Riel Karmy-Jones QC, Gillian Jones QC, Tom Forster QC, ...
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Klentiana Mahmutaj interviewed by The Banker

Klentiana Mahmutaj interviewed by The Banker

Klentiana Mahmutaj – current chair of the UN Expert Mechanism on the Right to Development – is interviewed by The Banker in its latest Sustainable Views Newsletter. Klentiana answers questions from The Banker on the Right to Development, Sustainable Development and International Investment Law, addressing whether investors will end up ...
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Tom Payne acts for the SFO in the prosecution and sentence of Petrofac Ltd

Tom Payne acts for the SFO in the prosecution and sentence of Petrofac Ltd

Tom Payne (with Jonathan Kinnear QC and Howard Watkinson of 2 Hare Court) acted for the SFO in the prosecution and sentence of Petrofac Limited.
On 1 October 2021 Petrofac entered guilty pleas to seven counts of failing to prevent bribery, contrary to s.7 of the Bribery Act 2010, in ...
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