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COVID-19 UPDATE

Red Lion Chambers Update

We are committed to continuing to provide the very highest standards of service whilst minimising risk to clients, staff and barristers. Counsel remain available to accept work as normal.
At all times we operate in a manner consistent with Government and Judicial guidance which we continually monitor.
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Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries or if there is anything that we can assist you with. We look forward to continuing to work with you.
We wish you good health and thank you for your continued support.
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"Judge- alone trials can deliver justice- but only if defendants choose them"

“Judge- alone trials can deliver justice- but only if defendants choose them”

RLC member and Associate Professor of Law at Oxford University, Laura Hoyano argues that Judge-alone trials should not be immediately discarded as inevitably inimical to the interests of justice and have been operating uncontroversially in Canada as an expansion of defence rights for many decades.
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Noel Casey, in his role as an Officer of the South-Eastern Circuit Committee, has just completed drafting the Circuit’s Official Response to the Ministry of Justice Consultation on vital changes to the pre-charge bail regime.

Noel Casey, in his role as an Officer of the South-Eastern Circuit Committee, has just completed drafting the Circuit’s Official Response to the Ministry of Justice Consultation on vital changes to the pre-charge bail regime.

The current regime, generally known by its acronym ‘RUI’ (Released Under Investigation) has become associated with ever-increasing delays in cases coming to court. The Consultation Response not only analyses the problem but also explains that the cause of the unacceptable delays, and the proper remedies, go further than mere changes …
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Mental Health Awareness Week 18 – 24 May 2020

Mental Health Awareness Week 18 – 24 May 2020

“Covid 19 has made us all more aware of our mental health and how we are feeling. It has also made many of us think about how others feel. Even those who take pride in their resilience will have felt vulnerable for themselves or others at this time.” Wellbeing Director …
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PODCAST:  RLC member Joanna Hardy joined Sally Penni, for the Talking Law podcast in partnership with Women in the Law UK.

PODCAST: RLC member Joanna Hardy joined Sally Penni, for the Talking Law podcast in partnership with Women in the Law UK.

Joanna shared her concerns about the impact of Covid-19 on diversity within the legal profession as well as covering other topics such as her court work experience conducted in school uniform, finding her feet at the Bar, Twitter storms, live TV, jury trials, diversity and parking spaces! Listen here:Podcast
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WEBINAR:  DPAs in the Post-Airbus Landscape

WEBINAR: DPAs in the Post-Airbus Landscape

Red Lion Chambers presented a Webinar in conjunction with Dechert LLP’s White Collar, Compliance and Investigations Team on May 20th. RLC member Allison Clare QC who acted for the SFO discussed pertinent issues arising from the landmark Airbus DPA in RLC’s first webinar of the year. She explored the potential …
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The Red Lion Lectures presents a Webinar in conjunction with Dechert LLP:  20th May 12:30

The Red Lion Lectures presents a Webinar in conjunction with Dechert LLP: 20th May 12:30

The Red Lion Lectures presents a Webinar in conjunction with Dechert LLP White Collar, Compliance and Investigations Team on May 20th from 12.30pm RLC member Allison Clare QC (who acted for the SFO) and Partner  Timothy Bowden (who acted for Airbus) will discuss pertinent issues arising from the landmark Airbus deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) …
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Joanna Hardy writes a guest blog for The Secret Barrister examining how the effects of lockdown has affected the courtrooms.

Joanna Hardy writes a guest blog for The Secret Barrister examining how the effects of lockdown has affected the courtrooms.

“I haven’t met the defendant, Your Honour,” I tell a screen in my kitchen. Silence. “Can… can you hear me?” My words echo through the judge’s laptop in a courtroom three miles away. I hear them again in prosecution counsel’s dining room. My client, who has never set eyes on …
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'A Set back for Unexplained Wealth Orders?' Earlier this month, two prominent Kazakhstan citizens successfully persuaded the High Court to discharge three unexplained wealth  orders. Tom Forster QC analyses the case for Law Society Gazette and New Law Journal.

‘A Set back for Unexplained Wealth Orders?’ Earlier this month, two prominent Kazakhstan citizens successfully persuaded the High Court to discharge three unexplained wealth orders. Tom Forster QC analyses the case for Law Society Gazette and New Law Journal.

On 8 April, two prominent Kazakhstan citizens successfully persuaded the High Court to discharge three unexplained wealth orders (National Crime Agency v Baker and ors [2020] EWHC 822 (Admin)). The UWOs related to three London homes owned for the benefit of Nurali Aliyev and his Kazakh politician mother, Dariga Nazarbayeva …
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REVIEWS:  'With Violent Hands: Youths and Murder in 1945 Britain'  for Law Gazette.

REVIEWS: ‘With Violent Hands: Youths and Murder in 1945 Britain’ for Law Gazette.

This account of two parallel murder trials in 1945 – one at the Old Bailey and the other in the military courts at Kensington Palace Gardens, both involving 18-year-old defendants facing the possibility of death by hanging if convicted – ought to be a fascinating work of micro-history. Yet Conrad …
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Cameron Brown QC, along with Hugh Davies QC, presented the first ever Webinar for the Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL).

Cameron Brown QC, along with Hugh Davies QC, presented the first ever Webinar for the Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL).

The webinar was in relation to Police disciplinary proceedings and considered the recently introduced Police Conduct Regulations 2020. The new Regulations reflect a drive to ensure that Police disciplinary investigations are conducted effectively and quickly, that cases are only brought to a misconduct hearing when appropriate and proportionate to do …
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Shortly before the current lockdown, criminal practitioners were anticipating the publication of CPS guidance on the use of social media in prosecuting cases.

Shortly before the current lockdown, criminal practitioners were anticipating the publication of CPS guidance on the use of social media in prosecuting cases.

Sailesh Mehta and Mahesh Karu examine the contents of these guidelines, comments made by DPP Max Hill QC and recent case law to consider the safety of this type of evidence. Read piece in New Law Journal
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From Courtroom to Boardroom: "What QCs can teach CEO'S. Life at the Bar"

From Courtroom to Boardroom: “What QCs can teach CEO’S. Life at the Bar”

Co Head of Chambers Gillian Jones QC and Riel Karmy-Jones Q.C. talk to former RLC member and opinion columnist Adam Pacifico about effective leadership skills from the art of silence to communication that counts in CEO Magazine. Read full piece here: [CEO magazine] …
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