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RLC Webinar: Disclosure: A legal and practical updater

RLC Webinar: Disclosure: A legal and practical updater

WEBINAR: Disclosure: A legal and practical updater
DATE: Tuesday 25 January 2022
TIME: 6-7pm
BOOK HERE: [Disclosure: A legal and practical updater] Join RLC in the New Year for the first of our webinars presented by RLC members Aneurin Brewer and Anita Clifford, chaired by Michael Goodwin QC. The topics covered in this webinar ...
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RLC now accepting applications for tenancies

RLC now accepting applications for tenancies

Red Lion Chambers, "Crime Set of the Year 2021" are pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for tenancies for 2022. RLC is a leading criminal set based in London and Chelmsford. We now house over 100 barristers, including 25 Queen’s Counsel and 16 Crown Court Recorders. In 2021 ...
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Anita Clifford writes for Building Magazine

Anita Clifford writes for Building Magazine

Anita Clifford has written a Comment piece for Building Magazine looking at ways in which the construction industry should be implementing more robust measures to combat fraud and bribery. She examines the process of tendering, whether sufficient resources are being applied to compliance, bounce back loans, movement in staff and ...
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Simon Spence QC comments on Magistrates being given power to sentence cases for up to a year

Simon Spence QC comments on Magistrates being given power to sentence cases for up to a year

The government has reported that Magistrates in England and Wales will have greater sentencing powers to enable them to take on more cases, under plans to clear court backlogs. Magistrates could sentence cases from the current maximum of six months to the maximum sentence of a year allowing magistrates to ...
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RLC shortlisted for "Chambers of the Year"

RLC shortlisted for “Chambers of the Year”

Chambers are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for "Chambers of the Year" at the upcoming LexisNexis Awards 2022. Winners will be announced at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House, Park Lane on 30 March. Launched in 2013, the Awards recognise and celebrate excellence and innovation across the legal ...
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Jenni Dempster QC leads defence in Rikki Neave murder case

Jenni Dempster QC leads defence in Rikki Neave murder case

Jury selection is due to begin today in the trial of James Watson for the 1994 murder in Peterborough of 6-year old Rikki Neave. Jenni Dempster QC leads Sally Hobson (The 36 Group) for the Defence. ...
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RLC's David Etherington QC reviews new book "Nothing Like The Truth: The Trials and Tribulations of a Criminal Judge" for Law Gazette

RLC’s David Etherington QC reviews new book “Nothing Like The Truth: The Trials and Tribulations of a Criminal Judge” for Law Gazette

RLC's David Etherington QC has reviewed 'Nothing Like the Truth: The Trials and Tribulations of a Criminal Judge' written by Nigel Lithman QC. In "Nothing Like the Truth", Nigel Lithman QC provides an insight into life in the criminal courts as a barrister, QC and Crown Court judge. Using his ...
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RLC welcomes Associate Tenant Jade Bucklow

RLC welcomes Associate Tenant Jade Bucklow

RLC is pleased to welcome Jade Bucklow as an Associate Tenant. Jade’s specialist interests are Medical and Healthcare Regulation and Professional Discipline. Jade joins RLC with 8 years experience as a Case Examiner at the General Medical Council, where she specialised in the fitness to practise of doctors on the U.K ...
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"Advocacy, Trial and Error” 2022 performances - Back at the Bailey (Court No. 1)"

“Advocacy, Trial and Error” 2022 performances – Back at the Bailey (Court No. 1)”

“Advocacy, Trial and Error” will take place at the Old Bailey in one of the world’s most famous court rooms, Court No 1, during the evenings of 14-17 March, 2022.  “Trial and Error” has been been devised by a former RLC Head of Chambers, HH Peter Rook QC. This year will be ...
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Simon Spence QC featured in The Times and Law Gazette

Simon Spence QC featured in The Times and Law Gazette

Simon Spence QC has been featured in The Times and the Law Gazette discussing the recent government proposals that will see an extension of the time limit for offences of common assault committed in a domestic context. The government has recently announced an amendment to the time limit for common ...
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Female Fraud Forum feature Allison Clare QC

Female Fraud Forum feature Allison Clare QC

Allison Clare QC, Head of the RLC Business Crime and Fraud Group has been featured in the Female Fraud Forum's latest newsletter. Allison specialises in complex fraud and corruption work, both acting in criminal cases and advising corporate clients. In the interview Allison talks about the importance of the Forum: ...
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Ed Vickers QC chairs CBA working group: CBA publishes his report examining the Criminal Justice System

Ed Vickers QC chairs CBA working group: CBA publishes his report examining the Criminal Justice System

The Criminal Bar Association has released its C-21 Report into day-to-day issues experienced by criminal barristers in 2021 across the Crown Courts of England and Wales. The working group behind the report, made up of practitioners from across the country, was chaired by RLC’s Ed Vickers QC. RLC members Professor ...
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Simon Spence QC features in The Guardian's front page lead story

Simon Spence QC features in The Guardian’s front page lead story

Simon Spence QC has been featured in The Guardian's front page lead story commenting on the recent Colston Four case acquittal and a potential referral to the Court of Appeal by the Attorney General. Under Section 36 of the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) 1972, when a defendant has been acquitted ...
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Letitia Egan secures acquittal for client tried in absence

Letitia Egan secures acquittal for client tried in absence

Letitia Egan has successfully defended a client charged with domestic ABH after a 3-day trial at the "Nightingale Court" at Aldersgate House. The complainant had alleged that she had been punched to the face, causing damage to her teeth. The acquittal followed an earlier trial which resulted in a hung ...
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