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FEB RLC WEBINAR: Back to the Future: The Past, Present and Future for Abuse of Process

WEBINAR: Back to the Future: The Past, Present and Future for Abuse of Process
DATE: Tuesday 22 February 2022
TIME: 6-7pm
BOOK HERE: [Back to the Future: The Past, Present and Future for Abuse of Process] Join RLC for the second webinar in the 2022 programme presented by Red Lion members ...
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RLC Webinar: Disclosure: A legal and practical updater (Recording available)

WEBINAR: Disclosure: A legal and practical updater
DATE: Tuesday 25 January 2022
TIME: 6-7pm
BOOK HERE: [Disclosure: A legal and practical updater] Registration now closed* Join RLC in the New Year for the first of our webinars presented by RLC members Aneurin Brewer and Anita Clifford, chaired by Michael Goodwin QC. The topics covered ...
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RLC now accepting applications for tenancies

Red Lion Chambers, "Crime Set of the Year 2021" are pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for tenancies for 2022. RLC is a leading criminal set based in London and Chelmsford. We now house over 100 barristers, including 25 Queen’s Counsel and 16 Crown Court Recorders. In 2021 ...
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Francesca Kirby writes for Legal Brief

Francesa Kirby has written an opinion piece for Legal Brief looking at the recent government news to increase ​sentencing powers of magistrates' courts as well as recruit another 4000 magistrates to help alleviate the current backlog issues in the Crown Courts. She comments: "It must also be remembered that the ...
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Leo Seelig appointed Recorder to the South Eastern Circuit

The Queen has appointed 163 Recorders on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, The Right Honourable Dominic Raab MP, and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, The Right Honourable The Lord Burnett of Maldon. Leo Seelig has been appointed Recorder to the South Eastern Circuit with his appointment ...
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Professor Susan Edwards features in Criminal Law Review

Door Tenant, Professor Susan Edwards has written a piece for the February edition of the Criminal Law Review. The piece entitled "Demasculinising" the Defences of Self-Defence, the "Householder" defence and Duress" explores the case for reform by extending the defence of duress (coercion and compulsion under the Modern Slavery Act ...
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Red Lion launches third consecutive year of Mentoring Programme with East London Business Alliance

Chambers has launched its third consecutive year of its Mentoring programme in partnership with East London Business Alliance [ELBA]. The programme sees RLC mentors working with aspiring law students from underrepresented backgrounds hailing from the University of East London and Queen Mary University of London.  ELBA has been supporting the ...
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Alex Benn acts for defendant who has conviction and sentence expunged from record

Alex Benn represented a person who had been convicted of assault by beating.  At the initial trial, the District Judge found that there was no physical contact and convicted him of common assault, even though that offence had never been charged.  This error in law was compounded when, at a later hearing, a legal advisor ...
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Anita Clifford writes for Building Magazine

Anita Clifford has written a Comment piece for Building Magazine looking at ways in which the construction industry should be implementing more robust measures to combat fraud and bribery. She examines the process of tendering, whether sufficient resources are being applied to compliance, bounce back loans, movement in staff and ...
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Simon Spence QC comments on Magistrates being given power to sentence cases for up to a year

The government has reported that Magistrates in England and Wales will have greater sentencing powers to enable them to take on more cases, under plans to clear court backlogs. Magistrates could sentence cases from the current maximum of six months to the maximum sentence of a year allowing magistrates to ...
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RLC shortlisted for "Chambers of the Year"

Chambers are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for "Chambers of the Year" at the upcoming LexisNexis Awards 2022. Winners will be announced at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House, Park Lane on 30 March. Launched in 2013, the Awards recognise and celebrate excellence and innovation across the legal ...
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Jenni Dempster QC leads defence in Rikki Neave murder case

Jury selection is due to begin today in the trial of James Watson for the 1994 murder in Peterborough of 6-year old Rikki Neave. Jenni Dempster QC leads Sally Hobson (The 36 Group) for the Defence. ...
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RLC's David Etherington QC reviews new book "Nothing Like The Truth: The Trials and Tribulations of a Criminal Judge" for Law Gazette

RLC's David Etherington QC has reviewed 'Nothing Like the Truth: The Trials and Tribulations of a Criminal Judge' written by Nigel Lithman QC. In "Nothing Like the Truth", Nigel Lithman QC provides an insight into life in the criminal courts as a barrister, QC and Crown Court judge. Using his ...
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RLC welcomes Associate Tenant Jade Bucklow

RLC is pleased to welcome Jade Bucklow as an Associate Tenant. Jade’s specialist interests are Medical and Healthcare Regulation and Professional Discipline. Jade joins RLC with 8 years experience as a Case Examiner at the General Medical Council, where she specialised in the fitness to practise of doctors on the U.K ...
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"Advocacy, Trial and Error” 2022 performances - Back at the Bailey (Court No. 1)"

“Advocacy, Trial and Error” will take place at the Old Bailey in one of the world’s most famous court rooms, Court No 1, during the evenings of 14-17 March, 2022.  “Trial and Error” has been been devised by a former RLC Head of Chambers, HH Peter Rook QC. This year will be ...
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Simon Spence QC featured in The Times and Law Gazette

Simon Spence QC has been featured in The Times and the Law Gazette discussing the recent government proposals that will see an extension of the time limit for offences of common assault committed in a domestic context. The government has recently announced an amendment to the time limit for common ...
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Female Fraud Forum feature Allison Clare QC

Allison Clare QC, Head of the RLC Business Crime and Fraud Group has been featured in the Female Fraud Forum's latest newsletter. Allison specialises in complex fraud and corruption work, both acting in criminal cases and advising corporate clients. In the interview Allison talks about the importance of the Forum: ...
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Ed Vickers QC chairs CBA working group: CBA publishes his report examining the Criminal Justice System

The Criminal Bar Association has released its C-21 Report into day-to-day issues experienced by criminal barristers in 2021 across the Crown Courts of England and Wales. The working group behind the report, made up of practitioners from across the country, was chaired by RLC’s Ed Vickers QC. RLC members Professor ...
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