Anita Clifford writes for Building Magazine

20. Jan 2022

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 …

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Pupil Barrister Alex Benn cited in the Law Commission’s Report on Hate Crime Laws

20. Dec 2021

Pupil Barrister, Alex Benn, has been cited in the Law Commission’s final report into hate crime laws, which sees it make a number of recommendations for reform in this area of the law. Alex’s piece, ‘Classism as Hate Crime: Proposing Class as a Protected Ground …

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Professor Laura Hoyano writes for The Criminal Law Review

7. Dec 2021

Professor Laura Hoyano has written an article entitled “Postage Stamp Justice? Virtual Trials in the Crown Courts under the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill” [2021] Crim LR 1029-1050 for The Criminal Law Review. Examining The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, she observes that …

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Francesca Kirby attends the 2021 Annual Bar and Young Bar Conference

2. Dec 2021

Francesca Kirby attended the 2021 Annual Bar and Young Bar Conference – the theme of which this year was recovery, growth and transformation. Attending the sessions held over the 3 days, Francesca reviews the discussions, including the effects of Covid on the Bar, court backlogs, …

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Defending a Prosecution of a Fire Brigade

1. Dec 2021

As the Grenfell Inquiry slowly comes to an end, Government will soon begin the task of assessing the recommendations in the Inquiry reports. Fire and Rescue Services will be under pressure to carry out more inspections. Inevitably prosecution cases will rise in the Magistrates’ and …

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Pupil Barrister Joshua Ellis features in Autumn Edition of Circuiteer

15. Nov 2021

Pupil Barrister Joshua Ellis has been profiled in the Autumn edition of the Circuiteer which features news from the South Eastern Circuit. The Court Observation Scheme developed by HHJ Cooper at Cambridge CC provided the opportunity for pupils and junior tenants to watch proceedings online …

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Francesca Kirby writes Opinion piece considering recent reports of police misconduct

15. Nov 2021

Francesca Kirby has written an Opinion piece for Open Access Gov considering if there will be a shift in sentencing and UK police culture following reports of misconduct in the force. In a case that shocked the country, serving police officer Wayne Couzens kidnapped, raped …

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Fire 2021 Conference

11. Nov 2021

Michael Goodwin QC, Sailesh Mehta, Valerie Charbit and David Claxton attend FIRE 2021 at the QEII Conference Centre, London. On 9 November 2021 members of Red Lion Chambers’ Fire Law Team attended the Fire 2021 Conference organised in association with the National Fire Chiefs Council, …

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Sailesh Mehta reflects on COP26 writing in Law Gazette

10. Nov 2021

Sailesh Mehta has written an opinion piece for Law Gazette entitled: “COP26: Hyperbole or Hype”. In the piece he looks at whether the law can protect the planet analysing international and national law and marks the rise of environmental bodies in a number of countries …

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Klentiana Mahmutaj talks about her Journey to the Bar

12. Oct 2021

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 …

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