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Michael Goodwin QC has been instructed by the Serious Fraud Office in the prosecution of two individuals charged with fraud and false accounting in relation to its investigation into Serco’s electronic monitoring contract with the Ministry of Justice.

Michael Goodwin QC has been instructed by the Serious Fraud Office in the prosecution of two individuals charged with fraud and false accounting in relation to its investigation into Serco’s electronic monitoring contract with the Ministry of Justice.

This follows the SFO’s completion of a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) with Serco Group subsidiary Serco Geografix Ltd, which was approved by Mr Justice William Davis on 4th July 2019. [PRESS REPORTS [SFO][Acountancy Daily][Telegraph][BBC]] Michael Goodwin QC specialises in white collar crime and business crime cases …
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RLC member Sailesh Mehta talks to Eastern Eye newspaper about BAME prisoner 'bias' and unfair treatment with David Lammy MP

RLC member Sailesh Mehta talks to Eastern Eye newspaper about BAME prisoner ‘bias’ and unfair treatment with David Lammy MP

and Nazir Afzal OBE calling for radical overhaul to stop disproportionate number of BAME offenders in the criminal justice system. Read full article [here]:
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Ed Vickers QC secures acquittal in Nottingham murder case.

Ed Vickers QC secures acquittal in Nottingham murder case.

Ed Vickers QC, instructed by Matt Hayes of Bhatia Best, secured the acquittal of Shane Seymour after a murder trial at Nottingham Crown Court. Mr Seymour accepted killing his nephew by stabbing him a number of times in the chest with a kitchen knife, but denied murder, the defence being …
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Laura Hoyano has published a commentary (co-authored by Nicholas Bamforth) in the January issue of the Law Quarterly Review

Laura Hoyano has published a commentary (co-authored by Nicholas Bamforth) in the January issue of the Law Quarterly Review

(available through Westlaw) on the implications of the 2019 judgments of the UK Supreme Court in Finucane and Jordan for human rights-compliant police investigations, so-called Middleton inquests, and prosecutorial decision-making.
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Shane Collery QC and Andrew Herd hold a workshop in Oman with Beyond Borders

Shane Collery QC and Andrew Herd hold a workshop in Oman with Beyond Borders

In December, Shane Collery QC and Andrew Herd travelled to Oman to lead a workshop for members of the Omani Office of Public Prosecution. The workshop was part of Beyond Borders Scotland’s work on criminal justice and cultural exchange between the Oman and the UK …
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Red Lion shortlisted for ‘Chambers of the Year’ by LexisNexis

Red Lion shortlisted for ‘Chambers of the Year’ by LexisNexis

Chambers are delighted to have been shortlisted for “Chambers of the Year” by LexisNexis Legal Awards 2020. The award will be presented to a set of barristers’ chambers demonstrating outstanding performance in a particular area of practice in the UK. Winners will be announced on the 11th March at the …
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RLC member Paul Evans successfully prosecutes Mr. Jamie Rogers who carried out sexual offences while his victims were unconscious.

RLC member Paul Evans successfully prosecutes Mr. Jamie Rogers who carried out sexual offences while his victims were unconscious.

Mr Rogers, 33, was convicted of 46 counts of rape and other serious sexual offences. Mr Rogers had taken more than 20,000 images of his victims whilst they had been rendered unconscious, the defendant having used sedating drugs upon his them before committing the acts. The crimes were committed over …
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RLC door tenant Adam Pacifico has new book “The Leader’s Secret Code” shortlisted for Business Book of the Year Award

RLC door tenant Adam Pacifico has new book “The Leader’s Secret Code” shortlisted for Business Book of the Year Award

Adam Pacifico’s new book asks ‘What makes a great leader?’ exploring which beliefs, attitudes and behaviours are linked to becoming a top performing and influential leader. Based on interviews and qualitative and quantitative analyses with some of the world’s best performing leaders, across a mix of industries, cultures and context, …
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Chambers notes the passage of legislation through Parliament

Chambers notes the passage of legislation through Parliament

paving the way for the broadcast of Judges’ sentencing remarks in select Crown Court hearings in England and Wales. The measure will deliver greater transparency and therefore public understanding of individual Judge’s sentencing decisions which is of paramount importance in maintaining public confidence in the criminal justice system. [READ MORE …
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Congratulations to members Allison Clare and Cameron Brown who have been appointed Queen’s Counsel

Congratulations to members Allison Clare and Cameron Brown who have been appointed Queen’s Counsel

Allison Clare and Cameron Brown have been appointed Queen’s Counsel in today’s announcements made by the Lord Chancellor. Allison Clare specialises in complex fraud and corruption work, both acting in criminal cases and advising major corporate clients with Cameron Brown principally instructed in serious fraud and corruption cases regularly acting …
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David Walbank QC interviewed for podcast “The World’s Greatest Lawyer: What does it take?”

David Walbank QC interviewed for podcast “The World’s Greatest Lawyer: What does it take?”

What does it take to get to the top? David Walbank QC spoke to Journalist Ben Wilson in an insightful and entertaining conversation looking at his journey in Law examining the daily life of a successful criminal barrister at the Bar. Journalist Ben Wilson commented: “Walbank is a force of …
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“Trevor Archer led by Simon Mayo QC represented the Serious Fraud Office in relation to the sixth Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA), which was approved by Mr Justice William Davis on 22 Oct 2019.

“Trevor Archer led by Simon Mayo QC represented the Serious Fraud Office in relation to the sixth Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA), which was approved by Mr Justice William Davis on 22 Oct 2019.

The DPA was entered into by Guralp Systems Limited. It had been subject to reporting restrictions until the conclusion of a related trial, which ended on 20 December with acquittals of three individuals. Details of the case are available in the agreed Statement of Facts, which is available on the …
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