‘Virginity testing’, hymen surgery and misogyny: what should the law do?

22. Sep 2021

RLC member Riel Karmy-Jones QC with Alex Benn (Oxford University Law lecturer and RLC pupil barrister) examine the question of true consent and whether the law, criminal or otherwise, should allow anyone to perform or undergo hymen surgery if it is not a medical necessity. …

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Caroline Baker featured in Counsel Magazine’s Bar Student Guide

20. Sep 2021

Caroline Baker has been featured in Counsel Magazine’s new Bar student guide. She discusses her journey to the Bar working as a paralegal, her experience of the GDL, BPTC and pupillage. Recounting her time as a Police Station Representative she says: “Nothing you hear in …

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Sailesh Mehta writes opinion piece in Law Society Gazette

9. Sep 2021

Writing for the Law Society Gazette, Sailesh Mehta has written an opinion piece looking at the recent humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. He comments: “The mass migration of people as a result of oppression, conflict, violence or serious public disorder is as ancient as human history. …

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Simon Spence QC writes for Solicitors Journal

7. Sep 2021

Although a dog is often cited as a man’s best friend – it would seem they are not always that friendly with the Administrative Court. Simon Spence QC analyses the recent decision (Royal Mail Group Ltd v Richard Watson [2021] EWHC 2098 (Admin)). The case …

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Michael Goodwin QC writes book review for Law Society Gazette

3. Aug 2021

Michael Goodwin QC has reviewed “Smith, Hogan, & Ormerod’s Text, Cases, & Materials on Criminal Law” 13th Edition by David Ormerod and Karl Laird for the Law Society Gazette. He commented that the “must have” criminal guide was a “polished text” and “easy to navigate …

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Tim Kiely responds to Government’s ‘Beating Crime’ plan

28. Jul 2021

Tim Kiely has written an opinion piece looking at Government’s recent ‘Beating Crime’ plan which features a range of measures, including proposals for people convicted of burglary and theft to wear position-monitoring tags and those convicted of drinking-related offences to wear tags monitoring their sweat …

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Allison Clare QC writes on Adequate Procedures for New Law Journal

23. Jul 2021

Allison Clare QC has written a feature piece for New Law Journal magazine marking the 10th anniversary of the Bribery Act. In a piece entitled “Individuals versus corporates: who shoulders the blame in bribery cases?” Allison examines the ‘adequate procedures’ defence, the relevance of individual …

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Aneurin Brewer responds to the Nationality and Borders Bill

22. Jul 2021

Aneurin Brewer has written an opinion piece examining Government’s proposed Nationality and Borders Bill which was introduced on the 6 July. On 20 July, MPs backed the second reading of the Nationality and Borders Bill, which makes arriving in the UK without permission a criminal …

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Barnaby Jameson QC examines new sentencing regime in Counter- Terrorism and Sentencing Act 2021

12. Jul 2021

Barnaby Jameson QC has examined the new sentencing regime for terrorist offenders in an article for Archbold Review reviewing the Counter- Terrorism and Sentencing Act 2021. [ CTSA 2021] Specialising in Counter-Terrorism, Barnaby Jameson QC has been involved in a wide range of terrorist cases …

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UK guidelines around greenwashing

22. Jun 2021

In the latest issue of Apparel Insider, Sailesh Mehta examines the legal implications of new UK guidelines around greenwashing. The UK has been looking at laws around environmental claims for several years yet there are several areas where the proposed new guidelines by the Competition …

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