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Sailesh Mehta featured in The Guardian discussing landmark Air Pollution case

A landmark ruling in France is believed to be the first time environment has been cited by a court in an extradition hearing. The case involved a Bangladeshi man with asthma who avoided deportation from France after his lawyer argued that he risked a severe deterioration in his condition, and ...
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Gillian Jones QC leading Ed Renvoize secure acquittal for mother charged with causing or allowing death of her 12 week old baby.

Gillian Jones QC leading Ed Renvoize secured acquittals for Lucci Smith after on the serious charges of causing or allowing the death of her 12 week old baby baby in November 2019. The six week trial involved expert medical evidence from multiple leading experts as to injury, causation and presentation ...
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David Etherington QC appointed New Chancellor for the Diocese of London

David Etherington QC has been appointed as the new Chancellor for the Diocese of London. He succeeds The Worshipful Nigel Seed QC and will begin in post in February. His appointment was announced by The Bishop of London, The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally DBE. The Chancellor ...
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RASSO Prosecutors Noel Casey leading junior Dan Taylor secure convictions of Cambridgeshire paramedic

Noel Casey, leading junior, and Dan Taylor, both RASSO prosecutors, have secured convictions at Peterborough Crown Court following the four week trial of a Cambridgeshire paramedic who committed rapes and sexual assaults in both his professional and private life. The trial followed an extensive police investigation that commenced when the ...
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This week’s video case reviews by David Walbank QC on CrimeCast.Law mean that ‘The Top 50 Cases of 2020’ and ‘The Top 50 Cases of 2019’ will be complete by the end of this month.

In the first week of 2021, the following video reviews have been uploaded:

  • R (DPP) v Woolwich Crown Court [2020] EWHC 3243 (Admin) on Custody Time Limit applications during the COVID 19 pandemic.
  • R (C) v DPP [2020] 4 WLR 158 on the French authorities’ cracking ...
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Is Covid 19 Sowing the Seeds for a new Leadership Model?

RL Consultant Tracey Groves explores how the global pandemic is challenging leaders to go beyond what they should be doing to what they could be doing. She says: "As leaders we need to unlearn some of things we’ve done in the past and develop new leadership habits such as becoming ...
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Chambers welcomes 2021 pupils

Chambers extends a warm welcome to the 2021 cohort of pupils: Joshua Ellis, Alex Benn, Sarah Taylor-Wilmshurst and Lt. Nicholas Fryer who have started with Chambers this week. Pupils will work with leading practitioners across a full calendar of criminal and regulatory specialisms. They will observe both prosecution and defence ...
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Nicholas Hall expunges historic convictions of victim of modern slavery

Nicholas Hall, working alongside Hogan Lovells Pro-Bono, has successfully removed the previous convictions of a victim of human-trafficking (‘AB’) from her record. Read more about the case here: [RLC articles] ...
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David Ormerod QC (Hon) awarded CBE for services to Criminal Justice

Chambers are delighted to extend congratulations to David Ormerod QC (Hon) who was awarded a CBE in the New Year's Honours list. After teaching law at various UK universities, RLC door tenant David Ormerod QC (Hon) was called to the Bar in 2002 and continued his work as a university ...
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Cameron Brown QC prosecutes Anabolic Steroid Importation, Underground Manufacture and Distribution Network.

Cameron Brown QC, leading Ben Holt, was instructed by the Organised Crime Division of the CPS and the NCA in the prosecution of a global anabolic importation, manufacture and distribution case, which saw its final member jailed in December 2020. Sentences totalling in excess of 20 years were imposed. Confiscation ...
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Since mid-November, David Walbank QC has uploaded 28 further video case reviews to Crimecast.Law

The videos released since Monday 16 November 2020, in the order in which they were uploaded, include:

  • R v Black (Ludovic) [2020] EWCA Crim 915 on adverse inferences relating to police interviews and defence statements
  • R v Hepburn (Alex) [2020] EWCA Crim 820 on the bad character provisions, evidence ...
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Sailesh Mehta defends former British Army soldier charged with terrorism offences

Sailesh Mehta represented a former British Army soldier charged with collecting and publishing classified army documents which created a significant national security risk. The documents would have been useful to a person committing or preparing to commit an act of terrorism. The Recorder of Kingston passed a sentence of 3 ...
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Red Lion launches Mentoring Programme with East London Business Alliance

Chambers launched the 2020-2021 Mentoring programme in partnership with ELBA on 2nd December. The soft launch saw presentations from both Chambers and ELBA. A competitive sifting process meant students participating were all at different stages in their studies. 16 mentors, 6 of whom were Queen's Counsel, were placed with 16 ...
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RL Consultant Mark Guthrie talks to Get Legally Speaking

RL Consultant Mark Guthrie speaks to Hattie Suvari about Judicial Independence and Accountability in a podcast entitled 'Judges, Friends or Foe?' What's the relationship between the judges and the government? Mark Guthrie explains why it is so important that judges are independent and what that actually means, as well as ...
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Watch Tracey Groves and Hélène Smit, Red Lion Consultants, in conversation about ‘Creating a Safe Climate for Individual Voices in Organisations’.

During the video, Tracey and Hélène explore how organisations can create a culture where people feel safe to speak up and use their voices. Often the aspirations of many organisations to create a speak up culture, or a ‘climate of voice’, remain unfulfilled and a ‘climate of silence’ exists, where ...
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