Investigations: unprecedented challenges and opportunities in a shifting world (Recording available)

September 8, 2020 13:00

Investigations: unprecedented challenges and opportunities in a shifting world

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“Investigations: unprecedented challenges and opportunities in a shifting world”
The launch of RLConsulting.

TUESDAY 8 SEPTEMBER, 13.00 – 14.00

RLConsulting is a new initiative led by Dame Linda Dobbs. It is a small group of senior and respected individuals including former senior judges, police officers, high level academics, experts in both national and international justice and legal systems and advisors to governments, corporations and other organisations. Services include judicial and legal training, law and order sector reform, mediation and facilitation, conducting inquests and investigations/inquiries, needs assessments, policy design and implementation, diplomacy skills and public affairs/media guidance.

Red Lion Consulting Brochure (download)


Baroness Heather Hallett DBE

Baroness Hallett was called to the Bar in 1972. In 1989 she was awarded silk. She was the first female Chairman of the Bar. In 1999, Baroness Hallett was appointed to the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court.

She was promoted to the Court of Appeal in 2005. In 2011 she was appointed Vice President of the Queen’s Bench Division and in 2013 she was elevated to the position of Vice President of the Court of Appeal Criminal Division until her retirement in 2019.

Christopher Stone OBE (Hon)

Chris Stone is Professor of Practice of Public Integrity at Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government. He is an expert in institutional strategy and public-sector reform globally, with a special focus on systems of justice. He is the recipient of an honorary OBE for his contributions to criminal justice reform in the UK.


Sir Mark Rowley QPM

Sir Mark was a former Deputy Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police and led UK Counter Terrorism Policing for four years whilst the ISIS, neo-nazi and other terror threats accelerated dramatically. He built
globally recognised leadership expertise in national security, policing, crisis management and transformation, whilst leading thousands of people in multi-hundred-million-pound organisation.

Tom Stocker

Tom is a partner in Pinsent Masons’ White Collar Crime, Investigations & Compliance team. His specialism is corporate criminal risk mitigation.Tom has both prosecuted and defended companies and individuals for business and regulatory crimes, and he has guided companies through self-reporting bribery, money laundering, export control, and sanctions offences for the purpose of obtaining non-prosecutorial resolutions.

The Hon. Dame Linda Dobbs DBE

Following a successful career at the Bar, in October 2004, Dame Linda became the first non-white high court judge in the UK. She has been involved in the training of lawyers and judges both in the UK and internationally for over 25 years. She is a Judicial Commissioner to the Investigatory Powers Commission, the Independent Assessor for
Miscarriages of Justice Compensation and is presently conducting a review for Lloyds Banking Group.


Nina Tavakoli

Nina is a barrister at Red Lion Chambers. She has extensive experience in genocide and war crimes prosecutions having been instructed in cases before the ICC, the Special Court for Sierra Leone and the UN
International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Recently she has focused on the investigation and documentation of international crimes particularly sexual violence and torture and is a member of the UK FCO’s independent team of experts on preventing sexual violence in conflict (PSVI). She is currently a member of the core team of the Dobbs Review.

  • Baroness Heather Hallett DBE
    Sir Mark Rowley QPM
    Christopher Stone OBE (Hon)
    Tom Stocker
    The Hon. Dame Linda Dobbs DBE
  • Facilitator
  • Nina Tavakoli