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Red Lion Chambers’ International Practice Group held a Seminar last night on: “The ISIL trials in Iraq- Legal and Practical Challenges” for Specialist International lawyers and human rights experts.

Red Lion Chambers’ International Practice Group held a Seminar last night on: “The ISIL trials in Iraq- Legal and Practical Challenges” for Specialist International lawyers and human rights experts.

The Speaker was Mr. David Marshall, an Associate Tenant at Red Lion Chambers who was, until recently, the Team Leader of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq’s Accountability and Administration of Justice Section. Commenting on the event, the Red Lion Chambers Barrister, Mr David Young, who chaired the event …
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The Problem with Pupillage...

The Problem with Pupillage…

For the Bar to cast off its image of privilege, it must talk about how it selects barristers of the future…..What can Chambers do?” Edmund Vickers QC writes in May’s issue of ‘fivehundred’- Legal 500’s new magazine. Read more here: on page 40
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16th May,  David Young will be delivering a Presentation, and judging mock advocacy exercises...

16th May, David Young will be delivering a Presentation, and judging mock advocacy exercises…

International Advocacy Training
On the 16 May 2019 David Young will be delivering a Presentation, and judging mock advocacy exercises, for the International Criminal Court Bar Association at the International Criminal Court.
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Three men have been jailed after becoming the first drug dealers to be charged under modern slavery laws for using vulnerable youths to traffic drugs in a "county lines" operation.

Three men have been jailed after becoming the first drug dealers to be charged under modern slavery laws for using vulnerable youths to traffic drugs in a “county lines” operation.

Michael Karemera, Dean Alford and Glodi Wabelua, all aged 25, were jailed for a total of 12-and-a-half years. Kate Bex QC and Matthew Sorel-Cameron secured the historic convictions in landmark case. At an initial trial at Woolwich Crown Court in 2018, the trial judge allowed a submission of no case …
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Shane Collery QC instructed by the CPS in the largest fraud against the Welsh Government.

Shane Collery QC instructed by the CPS in the largest fraud against the Welsh Government.

A businessman was jailed on 10 May 2019 after defrauding the EU and Welsh Government of £5.19m by claiming EU and Welsh government to develop a fishmeal alternative. The frauds took place over a prolonged five year period and the pleas came after jury empanelment in what was to be …
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David Malone and Jamie Sawyer of Red Lion Chambers secure the conviction of the so-called ‘Peter Pan Nanny’ for the sexual abuse of children in his care.

David Malone and Jamie Sawyer of Red Lion Chambers secure the conviction of the so-called ‘Peter Pan Nanny’ for the sexual abuse of children in his care.

David Malone led Jamie Sawyer in this 7 week trial before HHJ Kent and a Jury at the Kingston Crown Court. Four of the child witnesses, who gave evidence at the trial, had their cross-examination by the defence pre-recorded under the pilot scheme to capture such evidence at the earliest …
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Gillian Jones QC, Andrew Marshall & David Walbank QC discuss private prosecutions in the third of 'The Red Lion Lectures 2019'

Gillian Jones QC, Andrew Marshall & David Walbank QC discuss private prosecutions in the third of ‘The Red Lion Lectures 2019’

On 30th April 2019, in the third of this year’s events to be held at the campus of Kings College London at Bush House on the Strand, there was a lively and informative discussion about the practicalities and the future of private prosecutions, with Gillian Jones QC and Andrew Marshall, …
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Rook and Ward Sexual Offences Supplement to the 5th Edition

Rook and Ward Sexual Offences Supplement to the 5th Edition

This leading work on sexual offences has now been supplemented to bring the 5th edition up to date with all developments since 2016. It also includes 3 new chapters by new expert contributors. • NEW CHAPTER on the assessment and treatment of sex offenders after sentencing
• NEW CHAPTER on the …
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Tom Forster QC instructed in MP Expenses Claim case

Tom Forster QC instructed in MP Expenses Claim case

Conservative MP for Brecon and Radnorshire Chris Davies pleaded guilty to providing false or misleading information for allowances claims and attempting to do so in March 2016. He has been ordered to complete 50 hours unpaid community work and fined £1,500, despite the case being found to reach the threshold …
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David Walbank QC and Allison Clare lecture at Paris economic-crime conference is live-streamed worldwide.

David Walbank QC and Allison Clare lecture at Paris economic-crime conference is live-streamed worldwide.

On Thursday 11th April 2019, David Walbank QC and Allison Clare travelled to Paris in order to address an economic crime conference hosted by the French International Banking Group, BNP Paribas. David and Allison spoke to a live audience at the worldwide headquarters of the French finance house and were …
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Andrew Thompson leads prosecution in trial of man accused of raping University of Essex student.

Andrew Thompson leads prosecution in trial of man accused of raping University of Essex student.

University of Essex rape accused says woman ‘started whole thing’ A man accused of raping a student told police “she started the whole thing from A to Z”, a court has heard. Sultan Mohammed, 25, denies raping the woman at the University of Essex accommodation block in October. In a …
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