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Laura Hoyano has published a commentary (co-authored by Nicholas Bamforth) in the January issue of the Law Quarterly Review

(available through Westlaw) on the implications of the 2019 judgments of the UK Supreme Court in Finucane and Jordan for human rights-compliant police investigations, so-called Middleton inquests, and prosecutorial decision-making. ...
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Shane Collery QC and Andrew Herd hold a workshop in Oman with Beyond Borders

In December, Shane Collery QC and Andrew Herd travelled to Oman to lead a workshop for members of the Omani Office of Public Prosecution. The workshop was part of Beyond Borders Scotland’s work on criminal justice and cultural exchange between the Oman and the UK ...
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Red Lion shortlisted for ‘Chambers of the Year’ by LexisNexis

Chambers are delighted to have been shortlisted for “Chambers of the Year” by LexisNexis Legal Awards 2020. The award will be presented to a set of barristers' chambers demonstrating outstanding performance in a particular area of practice in the UK. Winners will be announced on the 11th March at the ...
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RLC member Paul Evans successfully prosecutes Mr. Jamie Rogers who carried out sexual offences while his victims were unconscious.

Mr Rogers, 33, was convicted of 46 counts of rape and other serious sexual offences. Mr Rogers had taken more than 20,000 images of his victims whilst they had been rendered unconscious, the defendant having used sedating drugs upon his them before committing the acts. The crimes were committed over ...
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RLC door tenant Adam Pacifico has new book “The Leader’s Secret Code” shortlisted for Business Book of the Year Award

Adam Pacifico's new book asks ‘What makes a great leader?’ exploring which beliefs, attitudes and behaviours are linked to becoming a top performing and influential leader. Based on interviews and qualitative and quantitative analyses with some of the world’s best performing leaders, across a mix of industries, cultures and context, ...
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Chambers notes the passage of legislation through Parliament

paving the way for the broadcast of Judges’ sentencing remarks in select Crown Court hearings in England and Wales. The measure will deliver greater transparency and therefore public understanding of individual Judge’s sentencing decisions which is of paramount importance in maintaining public confidence in the criminal justice system. [READ MORE ...
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Congratulations to members Allison Clare and Cameron Brown who have been appointed Queen’s Counsel

Allison Clare and Cameron Brown have been appointed Queen's Counsel in today's announcements made by the Lord Chancellor. Allison Clare specialises in complex fraud and corruption work, both acting in criminal cases and advising major corporate clients with Cameron Brown principally instructed in serious fraud and corruption cases regularly acting ...
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David Walbank QC interviewed for podcast “The World’s Greatest Lawyer: What does it take?”

What does it take to get to the top? David Walbank QC spoke to Journalist Ben Wilson in an insightful and entertaining conversation looking at his journey in Law examining the daily life of a successful criminal barrister at the Bar. Journalist Ben Wilson commented: "Walbank is a force of ...
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“Trevor Archer led by Simon Mayo QC represented the Serious Fraud Office in relation to the sixth Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA), which was approved by Mr Justice William Davis on 22 Oct 2019.

The DPA was entered into by Guralp Systems Limited. It had been subject to reporting restrictions until the conclusion of a related trial, which ended on 20 December with acquittals of three individuals. Details of the case are available in the agreed Statement of Facts, which is available on the ...
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Chambers continues to expand in the work of Coroners' Inquests with the Regulatory Practice Group having completed the Coroners and Inquests course at Kings College, London.

RLC members Richard Beynon, Valerie Charbit, Tim Godfrey, Patricia Londono and Faye Rolfe successfully completed the course which was taught by former Chief Coroner of England and Wales, Sir Peter Thornton Q.C. Other RLC members will be taking part this month. Red Lion Chambers has outstanding expertise conducting hearings before ...
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Tim Kiely, Barrister at Red Lion Chambers, responds to the news that 44% of UK crime investigations are dropped without being fully explored

[Published - Dec 2019 - Open Access Goverment]
Figures recently published by the Metropolitan Police in response to a Freedom of Information Request by the Liberal Democrats show that 44% of crimes reported to the Metropolitan Police are dropped without a full investigation. Of course one would expect to find ...
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Kate Bex QC successfully prosecutes GP who molested female patients as young as 17 years old

Kate Bex QC has successfully prosecuted a Romford based GP who preyed on female patients as young as 17 years old to undergo unnecessary intimate examinations for his own sexual gratification. Over five years, between May 2009 and June 2013, Dr. Shah assaulted six patients of the Mawney Medical Centre ...
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Ed Vickers QC, leading Richard Beynon, acting for the Insolvency Service, has secured the convictions of four Company Directors in relation to fraud

Ed Vickers QC, leading Richard Beynon, acting for the Insolvency Service, has secured the convictions of four Company Directors in relation to fraudulent trading and money laundering involving almost a million pounds, at Southwark Crown Court. The offences occurred at three different companies over a period of four years. Two ...
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Joanna Hardy concludes death by dangerous driving trial with acquittal.

Joanna Hardy has concluded the trial of a man accused of death by dangerous driving at the Central Criminal Court. The case was unusual in that the defence case was one of lawful self-defence. It was agreed between all parties that, following a disagreement, the deceased had climbed or jumped ...
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RLC member and Barrister Serena Gates participated in a panel discussion at the 18th Assembly of State Parties at The Hague which looked at delivering tailored support to the Ugandan authorities to promote justice and accountability. As a member of the Justice Rapid Response/ UN Women roster of experts for ...
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