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Business Crime specialist, David Walbank QC, releases video case review of Meng v HSBC Plc [2021] 2 WLR 1153

The latest featured case on CrimeCastLaw.Law, David Walbank QC’s criminal law updating website, is Meng v HSBC Plc [2021] 2 WLR 1153. Fordham J, sitting in the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court, handed down a judgment which arises from one of the most high-profile international criminal prosecutions currently ...
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Tim Kiely responds to Government's 'Beating Crime' plan

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 for alcohol. Tim Kiely, writing ...
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RLC discuss “Endless Sentences” faced by Women in the Criminal Justice System

RLC presented ‘Endless Sentences’ in partnership with Clean Break Theatre earlier this year. Hosted by Gillian Jones QC, Joint Head of Red Lion Chambers, panel members (Harriet Wistrich, Founding Director at Centre for Women’s Justice; Ambreen Razia, Actress and Playwright; Róisín McBrinn, Joint Artistic Director at Clean Break; Amanda Richardson, ...
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David Walbank QC Launches New CrimeCast.Law Series of ‘Bite-Sized Reviews’

David Walbank QC continues to expand the range of series on his CrimeCast.Law criminal law updating service. The ‘Bite-Sized Reviews’ comprise abridged versions, re-filmed and re-edited for inclusion in this new series, of more in-depth reviews previously added to the website. The video case reviews uploaded since 6th July 2021 ...
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Allison Clare QC writes on Adequate Procedures for New Law Journal

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 fault to corporate blameworthiness and ...
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Francesca Kirby examines latest developments in the Police Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill (PCSC)

Francesca Kirby examines the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Democracy and the Constitution (APPGDC) inquiry into police conduct at the Clapham Vigil and during the Bristol Protests of 2021. The report, published on 1 July 2021, has only added to the criticism of the policing response and highlighted concerns about the ...
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Aneurin Brewer responds to the Nationality and Borders Bill

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 offence. Writing in Society Law ...
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Trevor Archer led by Robert O’Sullivan QC secures two DPAs for the SFO

On 19 July 2021, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) received approval by Mrs Justice May for separate Deferred Prosecution Agreements entered into with two UK-based companies for bribery offences. These are the eleventh and twelfth DPAs secured by the SFO. The two DPAs share a common Statement of Facts. The ...
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David Walbank QC and Cyrus Shroff Secure Acquittals in ‘Road Rage Murder’ Trial at the Old Bailey

David Walbank QC and Cyrus Shroff were instructed by Seth Collins of Paul Robinson Solicitors in the defence of a man accused of using his car as a weapon and murdering another road user, following a minor collision. Following the road traffic incident, which occurred mid-morning on 20 January 2020 ...
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Max Baines instructed by UK Athletics in investigation of Olympic runner

Max Baines, instructed by the sports law specialists Solesbury Gay, represented UK Athletics (UKA) in proceedings against the GB Olympic athlete Andrew Butchart. The British 5,000m runner, speaking on a now-deleted podcast, made comments about how athletes were faking the results of Covid tests in order to board international flights ...
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David Walbank QC featured in 'Compliance Week'

David Walbank QC speaks to ‘Compliance Week’ on the 10th Anniversary of the UK’s Bribery Act The Bribery Act 2010 marked its 10th anniversary this month, but views are mixed about how the legislation and its enforcement have fared in the decade since it came into force. ‘Compliance Week’, the ...
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In Conversation: Anthony Arlidge QC and Matthew Arlidge

Chambers are pleased to launch the first in a series of RLC "In Conversation" podcasts debuting with Anthony Arlidge QC (84 years) and his crime-writer son, Matthew Arlidge (46 years). In this podcast, Simon Spence QC of RLC, interviews the well-known Anthony Arlidge QC, a criminal barrister who has been ...
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Chambers welcomes new member Sophie Quinton-Carter

We are delighted to welcome Sophie Quinton-Carter to Red Lion Chambers. Sophie is a dedicated advocate with a busy criminal and regulatory practice with extensive experience across large scale investigations. She has assisted in disclosure reviews including the high-profile appeals of former Post Office sub postmasters, and investigations by HM ...
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Southern Water fined £90million - largest sentence issued after Environment Agency investigation

Southern Water has been fined a record £90m for deliberately dumping billions of litres of raw sewage into the sea. It is the largest sentence issued by a court after an Environment Agency investigation, exceeding a £20 million fine received by Thames Water in 2017. Southern Water admitted 6,971 illegal ...
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Aneurin Brewer interviewed by the Independent following new guidance by CPS in relation to Small Boat cases

The CPS has stated that migrants who steer small boats with the sole intention of claiming asylum in port will no longer be prosecuted. The CPS said it created the new guidance for clarity and transparency and took into account a successful appeal by an Iranian asylum seeker who was ...
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