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Tim Kiely responds to Government's 'Beating Crime' plan

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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Allison Clare QC writes on Adequate Procedures for New Law Journal

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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Aneurin Brewer responds to the Nationality and Borders Bill

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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Barnaby Jameson QC examines new sentencing regime in Counter- Terrorism and Sentencing Act 2021

Barnaby Jameson QC examines new sentencing regime in Counter- Terrorism and Sentencing Act 2021

Barnaby Jameson QC has examined the new sentencing regime for terrorist offenders in an article for Archbold Review reviewing the Counter- Terrorism and Sentencing Act 2021. [ CTSA 2021]
Specialising in Counter-Terrorism, Barnaby Jameson QC has been involved in a wide range of terrorist cases from the 21 July 2005 ...
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UK guidelines around greenwashing

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

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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Local Justice for Local People?

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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Grenfell: lessons learnt

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 examines the role of expert witnesses

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 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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Jenni Dempster QC and Aneurin Brewer write for The Times

Jenni Dempster QC and Aneurin Brewer write for The Times

Jenni Dempster QC and Aneurin Brewer consider the potential impact on the Government’s recently announced asylum policy of the successful appeal against conviction and acquittal on retrial of an asylum seeker prosecuted for piloting a dingy across the Channel. The case calls into question a large number of previous convictions ...
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Laura Hoyano writes for Counsel Magazine

Laura Hoyano writes for Counsel Magazine

RLC member Professor Laura Hoyano with co-author John Riley (23 ES) propose s28 pretrial cross-exam reforms to make it a more flexible and effective prosecution tool for vulnerable witnesses. They comment in Counsel Magazine: "It is essential that system victimisation be minimised for these vulnerable witnesses by: solving the eligibility ...
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