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Simon Spence QC comments on the Online Safety Bill

Simon Spence QC was interviewed by human rights online magazine EachOther.org about the Online Safety Bill. The introduction of a Bill to keep people safe online was announced by government in 2019 with the Online Harms White Paper [https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/online-harms-white-paper]. The draft Online Safety Bill is due to be discussed in ...
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Klentiana Mahmutaj attends UN Human Rights Council session under her UN mandate

Last week Klentiana Mahmutaj attended the 48th Regular Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. In her capacity as Chair of the Expert Mechanism on the Right to Development, Klentiana presented to the Human Rights Council the EMRTD’s Annual Report (A/HRC/48/62) and its first thematic study on ...
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‘Virginity testing’, hymen surgery and misogyny: what should the law do?

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. They write: "Evidently, these questions ...
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Caroline Baker featured in Counsel Magazine's Bar Student Guide

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 the classroom prepares you fully ...
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Sailesh Mehta appears on Get Legally Speaking podcast

Sailesh Mehta has appeared on the Get Legally Speaking podcast interviewed by Hattie Suvari. He discusses some of the issues of the day relating to the environment and law, including the Paris Climate Accord, the Clean Air Act and the "right" to clean air, plastics recycling and the UK's increasing ...
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Seven men sentenced to over 100 years total in Reading murder trial

Seven men have been sentenced to over 100 years in total for their part in the murder of Luke O'Connell following an eight-week trial at Reading Crown Court. The seven men had pleaded not guilty to various offences including murder, manslaughter, wounding and perverting the course of justice. Kate Bex ...
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Georgia Lassoff : Condolences

A Book of Condolence is open at Chambers and will be presented in due course to Georgia’s family. Please note that Chambers is located in temporary premises at 4th Floor, 15 New Bridge Street during the refurbishment of 18RLC. Those who are unable to attend may email their condolences to ...
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Georgia Lassoff (1987 - 2021)

It is with great sadness that Chambers learned on Friday 10 September that Georgia Lassoff had unexpectedly passed away. The news is a huge shock to all our members and staff. Our thoughts and condolences go out to Georgia’s family and friends ...
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Chambers' Temporary Relocation

Chambers are delighted to announce that we are renewing our lease at 18 Red Lion Court which is due to expire early next year. This has been our home for the past 25 years. We explored in detail whether to downsize or to move to smaller premises but as a ...
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Sailesh Mehta writes opinion piece in Law Society Gazette

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. There are currently well over ...
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Simon Spence QC writes for Solicitors Journal

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 highlighted that potential criminal liability ...
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Allison Clare QC participates in Young Fraud Lawyers Association panel discussion

Hosted by the Young Fraud Lawyers Association [YFLA], Allison Clare QC will take part in a panel discussion on Thursday 9 September from 6.30pm-7.30pm. The discussion will look at the Law Commission's consultation into corporate criminal liability and how the issue of reform can be approached and what this might ...
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The next Frontier in Fraud...with Jonathan Fisher QC

RLC member Jonathan Fisher QC joins the Chartered Banker Institute on 14th September for a virtual round table focus on Fraud. A significant rise in Impersonation fraud, Artificial Intelligence and Investment scams have led many to ask what measures are being taken to protect vulnerable customers? In this round-table session ...
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Sailesh Mehta interviewed on the right to Freedom of Expression

Sailesh Mehta was interviewed by Human Rights online magazine EachOther. He comments on the infringes on the right to free expression protected in the UK by Article 10 of the Human Rights Act. Read full article here: [Each Other] ...
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Nick Hall explores the admissibility of NRM decisions in criminal trial

Following the recent case of R v Brecani, Nicholas Hall outlines the law and explores what defence practitioners can do with regards to instructing experts to put the relevant and important evidence before the jury. Please see video below: ...
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