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Sailesh Mehta interviewed by BBC News

Sailesh Mehta interviewed by BBC News

Sailesh Mehta was interviewed by BBC News on 27 April discussing the recent High Court ruling that government had acted unlawfully by discharging untested hospital patients into care homes during the early stages of the pandemic. He commented: "It was well known that in the first few days of infection, ...
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RLC members participate in Bar Council/CBA joint Webinar: Opportunities in International Criminal Law

RLC members participate in Bar Council/CBA joint Webinar: Opportunities in International Criminal Law

David Young and Nina Tavakoli from RLC's International Team will be taking part in a Webinar on Opportunities in International Criminal Law on Wed 4 May from 5.30-6.30pm. The 1-hour webinar will seek to explore a whole new spectrum of possibilities for the Criminal Bar and will consider some of ...
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The Bar Council invites Allison Clare QC to Money Laundering Working Group

The Bar Council invites Allison Clare QC to Money Laundering Working Group

Allison Clare QC has been invited by The Bar Council to join its Money Laundering Working Group. Established under the Ethics Committee the Group publishes AML guidance for the Bar with the purpose of drawing barristers' attention to their obligations in relation to countering money laundering and terrorist financing, making ...
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BBC Look East interviews Simon Spence QC

BBC Look East interviews Simon Spence QC

BBC Look East has produced a special report into the judiciary looking at the effects of court backlogs and no returns in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex. The news programme interviewed Simon Spence QC for the 6.30pm and 10.30pm late night bulletin on 25 April. Simon spoke about the lack of ...
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The Telegraph interviews RL Consultant Sir Mark Rowley QPM

The Telegraph interviews RL Consultant Sir Mark Rowley QPM

RL Consultant Sir Mark Rowley QPM has held a highly successful 31-year career in policing including posts as Chief Constable of Surrey; Assistant Commissioner at the Metropolitan Police; and lastly head of UK Counter Terrorism Policing. Globally recognised for his leadership expertise in national security and policing, after retiring in ...
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Key Messages for Fraud Practitioners- Anita Clifford writes for Female Fraud Forum

Key Messages for Fraud Practitioners- Anita Clifford writes for Female Fraud Forum

Anita Clifford has been featured in the latest Spring Edition of the Female Fraud Forum's "In Focus" newsletter.
She has written an article looking at "CPS v Aquila Advisory- Key Messages for Fraud Practitioners" She comments: "The recent Supreme Court case of CPS v Aquila Advisory [2021] UKSC 49 holds ...
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RLC in Conversation with Actress Jodie Comer

RLC in Conversation with Actress Jodie Comer

BAFTA and EMMY winning actress Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) opens her one-woman theatre show "Prima Facie" this week at the Harold Pinter Theatre for a 9 week run. In the play Jodie plays Tessa, a criminal defence barrister whose life is turned upside down after a night out in London ...
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Jonathan Fisher QC writes Opinion piece for Law.com

Jonathan Fisher QC writes Opinion piece for Law.com

Jonathan Fisher QC has written an expert opinion piece for Law.com looking at the right of sanctioned people to obtain legal representation in light of recent criticism that they should not be legally represented. He comments: "There is a myriad of reasons why a sanctioned person may seek legal advice ...
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City AM interviews Simon Spence QC on court backlogs

City AM interviews Simon Spence QC on court backlogs

Simon Spence QC talks to CITY AM about the effects of court backlogs on trials and current state of the criminal bar. He comments "A democracy is seldom healthy without a fully functioning judicial system. It’s time that government realises the system is at a breaking point. It’s been under ...
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Klentiana Mahmutaj discusses legal professional privilege as an emerging norm in International Law

Klentiana Mahmutaj discusses legal professional privilege as an emerging norm in International Law

Klentiana Mahmutaj will be speaking at a conference entitled "Legal Professional Privilege: A Human Right or a barrier to Justice?" on 19th July 2022, hosted by The Northumbria Centre for Evidence and Criminal Justice Studies (NCECJS) of Northumbria Law School. In a session entitled "LPP as a fundamental human and/or ...
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Leo Seelig successful in prosecution of organised crime group involved in the importation and supply of drugs

Leo Seelig successful in prosecution of organised crime group involved in the importation and supply of drugs

Leo Seelig has successfully prosecuted an organised crime group (OCG) who have collectively received a total of 71 years for conspiracies to import and supply drugs. The OCG were sentenced at Wood Green Crown Court on 20 April. Darryl Tawiah, aged 42, of Southwark London was already serving an 18-year ...
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Rebecca Chalkley: The Times "Lawyer of the Week"

Rebecca Chalkley: The Times “Lawyer of the Week”

Congratulations to RLC member Rebecca Chalkley who has been awarded "Lawyer of the Week" by The Times Newspaper for the prosecution of Boris Becker. Boris Becker was found guilty at Southwark Crown Court in early April of four charges under the Insolvency Act relating to his bankruptcy. The six-time Grand ...
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