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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.

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

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

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. 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.

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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Christopher Paxton QC and Dan Taylor secure convictions of a defendant charged with soliciting the murder of her ex-husband

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 Mehta led Mahesh Karu in a kidnap, torture and blackmail case that lasted over 6 weeks at Harrow Crown Court before HHJ Bourne QC

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

In a latest compelling episode of Get Legally Speaking, podcaster Hatti Suvari speaks to Joint Head of Chambers Gillian Jones QC exploring the stages and processes involved in reporting a sexual crime. This episode is a frank and sensitive discussion containing relevant information including the help available to victims of ...
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RLC member Tim Godfrey appointed District Judge based at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court

The Queen has appointed Tim Godfrey to be a District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts) on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable Robert Buckland QC MP and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Right Honourable The Lord Burnett of Maldon. Tim will serve the South Eastern ...
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Joint Head of Chambers Gillian Jones QC awarded Criminal Silk of the Year 2020 by Legal 500

Gillian Jones QC, joint Head of Chambers has won the highly prestigious award Criminal Silk of the Year 2020 from Legal 500. She collected her Award last week alongside other winners at the Awards ceremony which included inspirational women such as Harriet Wistrich, Philippa Kaufman QC and Catherine Addy QC.The Legal 500 UK Awards conducting ...
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An interview in Counsel (the official Bar Council magazine) celebrates RLC tenant Laura Hoyano's work and career as a barrister and Oxford Law academic who 'advocates for change'

From Northern Alberta to Oxford: the pioneering contribution of a Canadian barrister to legal scholarship, practice and public policy in England and Wales. Interview by Lynne Townley [READ MORE [COUNSEL]] ...
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Congratulations to RLC member Cameron Brown who has been appointed Chair of the Safeguarding and Protection Committee by the Lawn Tennis Association [LTA]

Following a competitive selection exercise,  Cameron Brown has been appointed as one of three part time legally Qualified Chairs of the Safeguarding and Protection Committee by the LTA-the National Governing Body for tennis in Great Britain, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. The Safeguarding and Protection Committee (SPC) take decisions on ...
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Christopher Paxton QC and Marc Brown secure conviction in Norfolk domestic violence killing.

On Friday the 28th February, following an eight day trial,  Jeyamalar Kumarathas was convicted of the murder of her husband of 30 years, Mr Kumarathas Rajasingham. On the 16th March last year, following an argument between them, Mrs Kumarathas attacked her husband from behind with a kitchen knife,  in the kitchen ...
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Allison Clare featured in cover feature for The Lawyer Magazine 'New Silks of 2020'

As just one of seven female barristers to take silk at the Criminal Bar this year, Allison Clare immediately stands out as a new silk to celebrate... Her financial crime expertise has led her to provide counsel on two Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPA), while she is also involved in an ...
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Red Lion Chambers will be promoting the importance of the rule of law to young people during Justice Week 2020 which runs from Monday 24 to Friday 28 February, focusing on exploring the themes of freedom, rights and democracy. The Bar Council, Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) and the ...
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