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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.
Chambers uses the latest IT solutions which ensure Counsel and our clerking / administration teams operate as usual. To minimise risk in the current situation alternatives to face-to-face conferences between clients and barristers are readily available. Please contact our clerking team who will be able to arrange audio and audio-visual conferences at your convenience [clerks@18rlc.co.uk].
Regrettably, we will no longer accept deliveries to our office buildings until further notice. If you need to deliver documents to Counsel and are unable to do so electronically, please contact our clerking team who will advise as to the most suitable address for delivery.
We would be grateful if you could make all payments to us by BACS using the bank details on the fee notes you have been sent. Please do not send cheques to our offices in the post.
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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"Domestic Violence Protection Orders were rolled out in 2014 and perhaps now six years on and with a lockdown in place they are needed more than ever."

“Domestic Violence Protection Orders were rolled out in 2014 and perhaps now six years on and with a lockdown in place they are needed more than ever.”

Christopher Paxton QC comments on Essex Police issuing five DVPOs on the 31st March, 8 days into lockdown. Read more here: [Express]
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From the Barre to the Bar

Co-Head of Chambers Gillian Jones QC talks to The Times in an ‘In Conversation’ piece discussing the emotional and economic impact of Covid19, the fluid strategy approach and calling up 109 members in one day. The interview also looks at the current Unaoil trial which was bought to a sudden …
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Former RLC member HHJ Mark Lucraft QC appointed lead judge at Central Criminal Court

Former RLC member HHJ Mark Lucraft QC appointed lead judge at Central Criminal Court

Congratulations to former RLC member, HHJ Mark Lucraft QC who has been appointed the next Recorder of London and the lead judge at the Central Criminal Court. He will take on some of the responsibilities of leadership at the Old Bailey with immediate effect as well as remain in post, …
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Following on from the Court of Appeal's first remote hearing, Andrew Thompson talks to The Times Law section about Norwich Crown Court's 'virtual robing room'

Following on from the Court of Appeal’s first remote hearing, Andrew Thompson talks to The Times Law section about Norwich Crown Court’s ‘virtual robing room’

Following on from the Court of Appeal’s first remote hearing, Andrew Thompson talks to The Times Law section about Norwich Crown Court’s ‘virtual robing room’, the take up of technology and his hopes that judges will be encouraged to let barristers, especially those who live outside London, to appear remotely …
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RLC member Andrew Thompson appears before Court of Appeal (from his dining table in Suffolk) in first ever hearing of its kind.

RLC member Andrew Thompson appears before Court of Appeal (from his dining table in Suffolk) in first ever hearing of its kind.

Following social distancing requirements required during the Covid-19 pandemic an Application for Leave to Appeal Against Conviction before the full Court of Appeal was heard this morning (Friday 27th March 2020) with all of the parties appearing from separate locations remotely. RLC member Andrew Thompson appeared before the Court of …
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RLC members Barnaby Jameson QC and Naomi Parsons prosecute members of neo-Nazi organisation where four are found guilty

RLC members Barnaby Jameson QC and Naomi Parsons prosecute members of neo-Nazi organisation where four are found guilty

Alice Cutter, 23, and Mark Jones, 25, were found guilty of being members of a neo-Nazi organisation after a retrial at Birmingham Crown Court.
The “Miss Hitler” contest entrant and her ex-partner were convicted of being members of the banned far-right terrorist group National Action.
National Action, founded in 2013, …
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Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update

We are committed to continuing to provide high standards of service whilst minimising risk to clients, staff and barristers. We are monitoring daily the developments in Government and Judicial guidance. Counsel remain available to accept work as normal. The clerks’ room will continue to operate as usual, with part of …
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Congratulations to RLC member David Young who has been appointed the new Director of International Affairs for the Criminal Bar Association.

Congratulations to RLC member David Young who has been appointed the new Director of International Affairs for the Criminal Bar Association.

Congratulations to RLC member David Young who has been appointed the new Director of International Affairs for the Criminal Bar Association. Co-Chair of the RLC International Practice Group, David Young has been recognized for his work as Lead Defence Counsel defending Assad Sabra before The Special Tribunal for Lebanon in …
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Congratulations to RLC member Klentiana Mahmutaj who has been appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council as one of five independent experts on the Expert Mechanism on the Right to Development.

Congratulations to RLC member Klentiana Mahmutaj who has been appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council as one of five independent experts on the Expert Mechanism on the Right to Development.

Klentiana’s mandate is three years and her role is to provide the Council with expertise on the right to development in searching for, identifying and sharing best practices with Member States and to promote the implementation of the right to development worldwide. Klentiana is also the first Albanian to be …
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On Wednesday 11 March 2020, the defendant, Victoria Breeden, was convicted at Chelmsford Crown Court, of three counts of soliciting murder, in a case, which has attracted national press coverage. Following the breakdown of her marriage in 2009, the defendant approached three men, over the course of a five year …
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Sailesh represented the main defendant out of a total of 7 defendants. He cross-examined the alleged victim and his mother over 6 days and showed that their evidence was not credible. As a result of the Jury’s verdicts in this case, the Prosecution “offered no evidence” in a follow-on trial …
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Gillian Jones QC explores UK Law Around Sexual Assault

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