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Allison Clare QC participates in Young Fraud Lawyers Association panel discussion

Allison Clare QC participates in Young Fraud Lawyers Association panel discussion

Hosted by the Young Fraud Lawyers Association [YFLA], Allison Clare QC will take part in a panel discussion on Thursday 9 September from 6.30pm-7.30pm. The discussion will look at the Law Commission's consultation into corporate criminal liability and how the issue of reform can be approached and what this might ...
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The next Frontier in Fraud...with Jonathan Fisher QC

The next Frontier in Fraud…with Jonathan Fisher QC

RLC member Jonathan Fisher QC joins the Chartered Banker Institute on 14th September for a virtual round table focus on Fraud. A significant rise in Impersonation fraud, Artificial Intelligence and Investment scams have led many to ask what measures are being taken to protect vulnerable customers? In this round-table session ...
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Sailesh Mehta interviewed on the right to Freedom of Expression

Sailesh Mehta interviewed on the right to Freedom of Expression

Sailesh Mehta was interviewed by Human Rights online magazine EachOther. He comments on the infringes on the right to free expression protected in the UK by Article 10 of the Human Rights Act. Read full article here: [Each Other] ...
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Nick Hall explores the admissibility of NRM decisions in criminal trial

Nick Hall explores the admissibility of NRM decisions in criminal trial

Following the recent case of R v Brecani, Nicholas Hall outlines the law and explores what defence practitioners can do with regards to instructing experts to put the relevant and important evidence before the jury. Please see video below: ...
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Joanna Hardy-Susskind successful in Court of Appeal

Joanna Hardy-Susskind successful in Court of Appeal

Joanna Hardy-Susskind has successfully argued that a sentence imposed for historic sexual offending dating from the 1970’s was manifestly excessive. The appellant was sentenced for historic sexual offences and for a modern offence of possessing a weapon. He was sentenced to a determinate sentence of 1 year imprisonment for the ...
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Shane Collery QC and Noel Casey appointed as Circuit Judges

Shane Collery QC and Noel Casey appointed as Circuit Judges

The Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable Robert Buckland QC MP, has appointed RLC members Shane Collery QC and Noel Casey as Circuit Judges with effect from 20 August 2021. Both will sit on the South Eastern Circuit. Both shared a room in Chambers until their appointments and are looking forward ...
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Tim Kiely interviewed by the i paper

Tim Kiely interviewed by the i paper

Tim Kiely was interviewed by the i paper on the subject of the UK gun licence laws in the wake of Plymouth killings. 22 year old Jake Davidson obtained a firearms licence that allowed him to commit one of the largest mass shootings in the UK since 2010. The Home ...
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Simon Spence QC and Jamie Sawyer successful in Essex murder prosecution

Simon Spence QC and Jamie Sawyer successful in Essex murder prosecution

Following a two month trial at Ipswich Crown Court, Simon Spence QC leading Jamie Sawyer have successfully prosecuted a 16 year old boy, convicted of manslaughter and 28 year old Leighton Snook, convicted of the murder of 83 year old Donald Ralph. Donald Ralph died in his bungalow of 50 ...
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"Guilt or innocence, leniency or severity, is not decided by TikTok."

“Guilt or innocence, leniency or severity, is not decided by TikTok.”

Tim Kiely has been interviewed by Newsweek International commenting on a TikTok campaign following a high- profile criminal conviction in the States. 21 year old Cameron Herrin was sentenced in April to 24 years after pleading guilty to vehicular homicide. Jessica Reisinger-Raubenolt and her 21-month-old daughter Lillia were struck by ...
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RLC member Christopher Paxton QC secures acquittal in murder trial

RLC member Christopher Paxton QC secures acquittal in murder trial

Following a two month trial at Ipswich Crown Court, RLC member Christopher Paxton QC leading Shade Abiodun ( Partner at THB solicitors) represented a 16 year old boy who was jointly charged with an adult, Leighton Snook, in the murder of 83 year old Donald Ralph. The trial commenced on ...
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Sentencing Council publishes guidelines for Modern Slavery

Sentencing Council publishes guidelines for Modern Slavery

The Sentencing Council has published for the first time, sentencing guidelines for offences under the Modern Slavery Act. The Modern Slavery Act was passed in 2015 and guidelines have now been introduced to provide courts with clarity and help judges take a consistent approach when sentencing modern slavery offences. Modern ...
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Aneurin Brewer interviewed by BBC TV South East Today

Aneurin Brewer interviewed by BBC TV South East Today

Aneurin Brewer has been interviewed by BBC TV's South East Today news programme discussing the recent case of Iranian asylum seeker Fouad Kakaei. Kakaei had fled Iran because his "life was in danger" and commented on how the past five years in Europe had been "hell". Aneurin Brewer successfully appealed ...
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