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"For both sides, 12 strangers represent the best shot at fairness. Their amateurism is their strength"

“For both sides, 12 strangers represent the best shot at fairness. Their amateurism is their strength”

Joanna Hardy was quoted in the The Times “The Brief” today, from her article this month in the Law Gazette, arguing that calls to do away with juries in rape trials are misplaced. [To read the full article in the Law Gazzette click here] …
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Riel Karmy-Jones QC shortlisted Legal 500, Silk of the Year

Riel Karmy-Jones QC shortlisted Legal 500, Silk of the Year

Red Lion Chambers is delighted to announce that Riel Karmy-Jones QC has been shortlisted for Crime Silk of the Year for the Legal 500 2019 Awards.  This accolade is achieved by very few, and we are very proud to have her in our Chambers. She is cited in the Directories …
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Judging the jury: Why rape trials can still be in safe hands : [LAWGAZETTE.CO.UK]

Judging the jury: Why rape trials can still be in safe hands : [LAWGAZETTE.CO.UK]

There is only one job you can get today without asking for it. One you can be given whether you like it or not. Whether you want it or not.
A letter requesting an adult serve as a juror in England and Wales is not a polite invitation. It is …
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RLC Barrister and Professor Laura Hoyano has been invited to speak at 15th annual Criminal Law Review Conference

RLC Barrister and Professor Laura Hoyano has been invited to speak at 15th annual Criminal Law Review Conference

On 5th Dec, 2018- one of the stand-out events in the legal calendar for criminal law practitioners. She will be talking about her recent independent report into section 41 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 which was commissioned by the Criminal Bar Association in Oct 2017. The …
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Fraud Newsletter 25 - November 2018

Fraud Newsletter 25 – November 2018

These monthly Fraud Newsletters are a very succinct summary of fraud cases and matters which have occurred in the preceding four weeks. Their aim is let you check that you have missed nothing of importance. If you need more detail it can be obtained by using the hyperlinks. The newsletters …
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Gillian Jones QC and Max Baines successfully prosecuted David Noakes and four others in connection with the large-scale production and sale of an unlicensed medicine containing human blood.

Gillian Jones QC and Max Baines successfully prosecuted David Noakes and four others in connection with the large-scale production and sale of an unlicensed medicine containing human blood.

Noakes, formerly a UKIP politician with no medical background, set up a secret laboratory in Cambridgeshire in order to make a product called GcMAF. With the assistance of two scientists and his ex-wife he manufactured hundreds of thousands of bottles of the medicine, which was sold to doctors and patients …
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“There are a lot of myths pushed about section 41 YJCEA, which relates to evidence and cross-examination of a complainant’s sexual history. Today the largest and most detailed independent, peer-reviewed empirical study of its kind is published. It is worth reading.” the Secret Barrister

“There are a lot of myths pushed about section 41 YJCEA, which relates to evidence and cross-examination of a complainant’s sexual history. Today the largest and most detailed independent, peer-reviewed empirical study of its kind is published. It is worth reading.” the Secret Barrister

In October 2017 The Criminal Bar Association (CBA) commissioned an independent report into section 41 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999. This section prohibits questioning as to previous sexual behaviour in sexual offence cases unless certain tests of admissibility are met. Angela Rafferty QC, the then …
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