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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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Marilyn Vitte and Dan Robinson write for Shift25

Marilyn Vitte and Dan Robinson write for Shift25

Marilyn Vitte and Dan Robinson reflect a year on since the murder of George Floyd. Writing a blog post for Shift25, they examine the effects of the shocking murder of George Floyd, global reaction, issues faced within the UK criminal justice system, Black Lives Matter protests and the Policing Bill ...
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Riel Karmy-Jones QC and Nicholas Hall write for the Archbold Review Issue 4 2021

Riel Karmy-Jones QC and Nicholas Hall write for the Archbold Review Issue 4 2021

Cases in Depth DPP v M: what weight should be given to the decision of the SCA? By Riel Karmy-Jones QC and Nicholas Hall, Red Lion Chambers The recent case of DDP v M[1] has been welcomed by victims of modern slavery and their lawyers,[2] and hailed as representing a ...
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Cameron Brown QC writes for Law 360

Cameron Brown QC writes for Law 360

Cameron Brown QC co-authored an article exploring 'How Fraudsters have abused the UK's pandemic relief efforts'. With Kabir Sondhi ( 9 Bedford Row) he considered various types of fraud, frauds exploiting Coronavirus Assistance Measures such as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, Business Interruption Loan Scheme, Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan ...
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Aneurin Brewer writes for Crime Line and Free Movement online

Aneurin Brewer writes for Crime Line and Free Movement online

Aneurin Brewer examines prosecutions of small boat cases and the key to acquittal. This follows the acquittal on retrial following a successful appeal against the conviction of an Iranian asylum seeker on 13th May, 2021. [See more info here: Red Lion Chambers] Following the recent case Aneurin commented: "Those who ...
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Dan Robinson marks Mental Health Awareness Week for Law Society Gazette

Dan Robinson marks Mental Health Awareness Week for Law Society Gazette

Daniel Robinson, member of the RLC Wellbeing committee reflects on his time in lockdown, a temporary move from London to the Yorkshire Dales, this year's theme of nature and suggestions of ways to instill small moments of calm into the busy life of a criminal barrister. He commented: "We can’t ...
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Tim Kiely explores Wellbeing in prisons

Tim Kiely explores Wellbeing in prisons

Marking Mental Health Awareness Week and publication of the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance's latest guide for prison staff, Tim Kiely looks at access to creative activity and how essential it is to the wellbeing of people in prison. He says: "As a means to imagine the world other than ...
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Professor Laura Hoyano comments in The Times newspaper

Professor Laura Hoyano comments in The Times newspaper

RLC member, Professor Laura Hoyano (Oxford University) appeared in The Times for a piece exploring whether the right to trial by jury should soon be a thing of the past. With the Chair of the Criminal Cases Review Commission calling for juries to be required to give reasons for their ...
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