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JULY RLC WEBINAR : Vulnerable Witnesses and Defendants Updater

WEBINAR: Vulnerable Witnesses and Defendants Updater
DATE: Monday 11 July
TIME: 6-7pm
MORE INFO HERE: [Vulnerable Witnesses and Defendants Updater] Red Lion Chambers presents the first of two webinars, providing criminal practitioners with an essential guide to the recent and forthcoming changes to legislation, guidance and procedure affecting vulnerable witnesses ...
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David Walbank QC publishes latest ‘Crime Brief’ for New Law Journal

David Walbank QC has published his latest column as the newly minted crime correspondent for the New Law Journal. His most recent ‘Crime Brief’ focuses on an issue which has vexed the appeal courts for some considerable time: to what extent does an individual who is under criminal investigation but ...
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Young people visit the Old Bailey to mark Justice Week 2022

As part of Justice Week RLC member Allison Clare QC hosted a week of state school work experience, including watching a case today [24 June] at the Old Bailey. A special thanks to Duncan Penny QC of 6KBW who took time to speak to the students when they watched his ...
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Sophie Quinton-Carter reflects on her Journey to the Bar marking Justice Week 2022

"Although times are challenging, I would certainly not deter those who are committed to a career at the criminal Bar. The profession, and those at its heart, need you, now more than ever." The Young Citizens Bar Mock Trial Competition put RLC member Sophie Quinton-Carter on her career path to ...
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Simon Spence QC responds to Barristers voting to take direct action

Simon Spence QC has been interviewed by the East Anglian Daily Times on today's [20 June] latest ballot results from the CBA confirming that Barristers will begin to take direct action starting on Monday 27 June. The CBA have concluded through its ballot that barristers feel government have been inconsistent ...
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Jamie Sharma appointed to Covid 19 Public Inquiry

Jamie Sharma has been appointed to the Junior Counsel legal team of the Covid-19 Public Inquiry. In January of this year, the Government announced that an Inquiry would be established to examine the UK’s pandemic response. The Inquiry will be chaired by Rt Hon Baroness Heather Hallett DBE. Lead Counsel ...
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Jack Talbot successfully prosecutes serial fraudster who committed £2 million fraud

Jack Talbot has successfully prosecuted Rajesh Ghedia, 42, who defrauded multiple insurance and pension companies of over £1.3 million by feigning that he had stage 4 pancreatic cancer and less than a year to live. Ghedia also exploited his role at a well-known investment bank to convince friends, family and ...
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Joanna Hardy-Susskind concludes loaded firearm trial

Joanna Hardy-Susskind has concluded the defence of a man accused of possessing a loaded handgun and a bayonet. Following a police chase, it was alleged a vehicle containing three men had been en route to criminal activity. Found in and around the car were items including a loaded firearm, a ...
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Valerie Charbit writing for The Circuiteer introduces new project on Kindness

Valerie Charbit has written a piece in The Circuiteer exploring how the Bar can spread and share Kindness. She says: "There is already a heritage of kindness at the bar. What we need to do is create more of it and hope that by spreading kindness in the courts where ...
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5 years on from Grenfell- Sailesh Mehta writes for The Independent

On the fifth anniversary of the worst residential fire in Britain since the Second World War, Sailesh Mehta writes an Opinion piece for The Independent. He comments: "The Grenfell tragedy should be a warning to us all. The most important lesson from this disaster: Corporations will put profit before people; ...
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Sophie Quinton-Carter participates in Young Citizens "From Mock Trials to...."

Sophie Quinton-Carter will be participating in an online Young Citizens Celebration Event on Thursday 16 June. Earlier this year she participated as a volunteer judge in regional heats of their annual Mock Trials programme. The event will also honour ‘Mock Trial alumni’ and their journeys since completing the programme with ...
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Ed Vickers QC successfully appeals Life Sentence in Court of Appeal

On 8 June 2022, Ed Vickers QC successfully represented W in The Court of Appeal, overturning a High Court Judge’s sentence imposed for murder at Cambridge Crown Court in December 2021. In a tragic case, V was violently attacked in 2006 by W (then aged 17) and another, receiving traumatic ...
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Barnaby Jameson QC and Naomi Parsons successfully prosecute Founder of neo-Nazi group National Action

Barnaby Jameson QC and Naomi Parsons have successfully prosecuted the Founder of neo-Nazi group, National Action [NA]. Alex Davies was found guilty at Winchester Crown Court in May 2022 of membership of a proscribed terrorist organisation. The former Warwick University student from Swindon founded NA straight after leaving school in ...
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Christopher Paxton QC and Richard Kelly secure murder conviction

Christopher Paxton QC and Richard Kelly have secured the murder convictions for both father and son accused of vigilante killing. Christopher Paxton QC led Richard Kelly for the prosecution in a 9 week trial at Ipswich Crown Court which resulted in the conviction of David King (aged 55) and his ...
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The FT interviews Jonathan Fisher QC

The FT has reported that many of the biggest UK-based law firms are refusing to act for Russian litigants in the wake of the invasion of Ukraine. Historically Russians litigants have respected the independence of the UK judiciary and its robust legal system but as the West increasingly severs its ...
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A perspective from the Junior Bar: Zoe Chapman and Francesca Kirby write opinion piece for The Circuiteer

Zoe Chapman and Francesca Kirby have written an opinion piece for The Circuiteer from the perspective of the Junior Bar. The piece entitled "Barking up the Wrong Tree" examines the state of the Criminal Bar following a tree planting ceremony by HMCTS at Snaresbrook Crown Court in December of 2021 ...
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