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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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Jenni Dempster QC secures acquittal for murder at the Old Bailey

Jenni Dempster QC has secured an acquittal for murder at the Old Bailey after a 6-day trial. Jurors cleared Ben Oliver of the murder of his 74-year-old grandfather. Ben Oliver suffered from a number of mental health problems and had been diagnosed with ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) and Depression. The ...
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Michael Goodwin QC and Tom Davies investigate Crypto Fraud writing for New Law Journal

Michael Goodwin QC and Tom Davies have investigated the growing problem of Crypto fraud and the evolving legal landscape. Writing for New Law Journal, the RLC members have co-authored a piece with Simon Davison, Director of Investigations at AnotherDay
examining regulatory and legal responses to the challenges provided in cryptocurrency ...
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Faras Baloch represents the SFO in major Bribery case

Glencore Energy UK Ltd has indicated that it will plead guilty to multiple counts of bribery in the UK. The SFO opened an investigation into Glencore Energy UK Ltd in 2019 working in parallel with US prosecutors and collaboratively with Dutch and Swiss authorities. Glencore Energy UK Ltd was charged ...
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Jonathan Fisher QC features in the FT

With the imposition of sanctions on Russians businesses and oligarchs following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the UK government has said UK lawyers will now require a special government licence to represent such clients. Jonathan Fisher QC commenting in the FT said that lawyers should act in the interests of ...
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Michael Goodwin QC and Sailesh Mehta presented Panel Discussion on ‘Fire Law and Building Safety’ at FIREX International Conference

Michael Goodwin QC and Sailesh Mehta took part in a panel discussion at the FIREX International Conference at the Excel Centre in London on 17 May, 2022. Joined by Fire Specialist Colin Todd (CS Todd and Associates) and Nick Gianferrari (BLM Solicitors) the group discussed Fire Law and Building Safety ...
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England and Tottenham player banned for 9 months; Max Baines represents Football Association

England and Tottenham Hotspur player Chioma Ubogagu has been banned from football for nine months after admitting an anti-doping violation. Ubogagu joined Tottenham Hotspur in July 2021 following her departure from Real Madrid. She returned a positive sample for the banned substance Canrenone in an Out-of-Competition test conducted by UK ...
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Jo Hardy-Susskind reviews new book by The Secret Barrister

Jo Hardy-Susskind has reviewed The Secret Barrister's new book "Nothing but the Truth: Stories of Crime, Guilt and the Loss of Innocence" awarding it a 5-star review. Writing for Law Society Gazette, Jo commented: " ...for every toe-curling story in this book, there is a beautiful one. For every ugly ...
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