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UK guidelines around greenwashing

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 and Markets Authorities (CMA) are ...
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The Right to a Fair Trial in International Law

Zoe Chapman has reviewed Amal Clooney and Philippa Webb's latest book entitled "The Right to a Fair Trial in International Law". Published by Oxford University Press the authors present an overview of international jurisprudence relating to the right to a fair trial focusing on factual scenarios that practitioners and judges ...
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Aneurin Brewer interviewed by the Independent

As a result of the recent successful appeal against conviction and subsequent acquittal of Mr Kakaei establishing the section 11 defence in Small Boats Cases (see news story here) the CPS have now been forced to offer no evidence against eleven further asylum seekers at Canterbury Crown Court on Friday ...
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Local Justice for Local People?

Simon Spence QC writing for Law Society Gazette considered Baroness Hale's recent comments that justice should be made available for those who lived remotely and in rural areas via the equivalent of "caravan courts". He comments that whilst it is a good idea, is it a new one...and how practical ...
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Max Baines addresses topic of pre-charge engagement

RLC member Max Baines will take part in a webinar on Wednesday 23rd June from 5-6pm. The webinar is in association with the London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association ( LCCSA) and Kingsley Napley. He will be joined by Matthew Hardcastle (Senior Associate of Kingsley Napley).
The speakers will address the ...
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David Malone appointed as Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor for London South

Congratulations to Red Lion Chambers member David Malone who has been appointed as the new Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS London South, one of the largest CPS Areas in the country. In doing so, he becomes the first ever member of the self-employed bar to be directly appointed as ...
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Grenfell: lessons learnt

On the fourth anniversary of the tragic Grenfell Tower fire that claimed 72 lives, Sailesh Mehta outlines four key lessons learnt. Writing for Counsel Magazine he says: "The Grenfell Tower Inquiry has already unearthed important facts about how the tragedy unfolded and is now engaged in the ‘why did it ...
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Sailesh Mehta interviewed by Sky News

Sailesh Mehta appeared on Sky News on the 4th anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire. Sailesh spoke to Nick Quraishi on the Early Rundown show about the cladding crisis facing local authorities, the safety issues surrounding high rise buildings, fire safety defects and the families and victims still awaiting a ...
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Radio 4 Desert Island Discs with RLConsultant Baroness Heather Hallett

RLConsultant Baroness Heather Hallett has appeared on Radio 4's Desert Island Discs interviewed by BBC presenter Lauren Laverne. A former judge and a cross-bench peer Baroness Heather Hallett was called to the Bar in 1972. She practised family, civil and criminal law, eventually specialising in criminal law. In 1989 she ...
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David Walbank QC lectures to the ‘Whitehall Prosecutors Group’

On 10 June 2021, David Walbank QC delivered a keynote lecture to the Whitehall Prosecutors Group, whose membership comprises senior members of all the governmental prosecuting authorities. The bodies represented included the Attorney General’s Office, the Crown Prosecution Service, the Environment Agency, the Insolvency Service, Marine Management, the Office of ...
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RLC Expert Analysis featured in Law 360

Andrew Herd and Helena Spector have offered expert analysis in Law 360 looking at what new UK money laundering legislation means for the fintech sector. Read more: [Law 360] ...
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A creative approach to criminal court recovery

Former RLC member, HHJ Noel Lucas QC (Resident Judge at Wood Green Crown Court) and RLC member Richard Beynon have helped facilitate an innovative solution in ensuring justice and trials can continue at Wood Green Crown Court. Both have worked with Hendon Magistrates Court to pilot judicial working practices and ...
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RLC featured in The Law Society Gazette

RLC featured in The Law Society Gazette for communicating its ethos and core values in an article about creative business development during Covid. RLC is the only Chambers to have been featured in the Law Gazette looking at how it communicating its ethos and core values whilst maintaining relationships and ...
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Sailesh Mehta examines the role of expert witnesses

Sailesh Mehta has written on the role of expert witnesses in miscarriages of justice for the PMFA Journal. The PMFA Journal is a bimonthly review for the plastic, maxillofacial, aesthetic medicine and dermatology professions, providing an informative resource and a platform for collaboration and discussion Sailesh Mehta comments that ‘Expert’ ...
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Nicholas Hall writes for Counsel Magazine

Nicholas Hall asks how do we correctly acknowledge victimhood in our criminal justice system? Nicholas recently worked on a pro bono case with Hogan Lovells which saw the successful application to remove the previous convictions of a victim of human trafficking from her record. The case raised the important question ...
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