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Ed Vickers QC writes for Lawyer Monthly looking at the Effect of Coronavirus on Equality and Diversity at the Bar

Ed Vickers QC writes for Lawyer Monthly looking at the Effect of Coronavirus on Equality and Diversity at the Bar

"Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and state-educated barristers will be hit doubly hard – they are more likely to do publicly funded work and, by virtue of their socio-economic background, already face greater financial pressures" Read full piece in Lawyer Monthly ...
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OPINION: Juries in Isolation

OPINION: Juries in Isolation

‘However temporary the new measures are intended to be, there is always a risk that they could become permanent’ RLC member Sailesh Mehta and Mahesh Karul of 2 Harcourt Buildings write about the resumption of jury trials, but not as we know them.... and the perils of letting the genie ...
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Kate Bex QC and Timothy Kiely address Domestic Violence during the pandemic

Kate Bex QC and Timothy Kiely address Domestic Violence during the pandemic

"It should not have taken a pandemic to get the government to address domestic violence" Kate Bex QC and Timothy Kiely write for the Times Law looking at how cuts to legal aid and women’s refuges helped perpetuate abuse way before the lockdown Read article here: [The Times] ...
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Timothy Kiely cites the breadth of the Coronavirus Act 2020 in an analysis of the new Act by Law Gazette.

Timothy Kiely cites the breadth of the Coronavirus Act 2020 in an analysis of the new Act by Law Gazette.

Section 51 confers new powers relating to ‘potentially infectious persons’
‘Taken at its widest,’ Tim notes, ‘that includes everybody.’ Read full piece entitled 'Power Grab' written by Eduardo Reyes here: [Law Gazette] ...
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Managing lockdown......A perspective from the Criminal Bar

Managing lockdown……A perspective from the Criminal Bar

"On Friday 20 March a friend posts on WhatsApp: ‘Can you do barrister in lockdown?’ Yes, no, and up to a point, I reply" Tom Forster QC talks to 'fivehundred' detailing the actions taken by Chambers to stay one step ahead of the coronavirus, thereby protecting staff and clients, and ...
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Questionable justification for the killing of General Soleimani?

Questionable justification for the killing of General Soleimani?

Was the U.S. acting lawfully under the international laws governing the use of armed force? On 3 January 2020, Iranian major general Qassem Soleimani was killed in a targeted US drone strike leaving Baghdad International Airport. Other high-ranking soldiers with political connections were also killed in the strike. On 7 ...
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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

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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Sitting in a Primary School parent governor meeting last week I decided to write a list of 10 ways barristers could behave towards one another.

Sitting in a Primary School parent governor meeting last week I decided to write a list of 10 ways barristers could behave towards one another.

[First published in "THE CIRCUITEER" 47 edition Dec 2019] Certainly the surroundings prompted my thoughts. What could we do to make life better for one another – how could we set the standard? Since becoming Wellbeing Director for the Criminal Bar Association I am a little saddened by how hard ...
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State accountability for killings of civilians by soldiers in Northern Ireland: can the UK duck out? Laura Hoyano.

State accountability for killings of civilians by soldiers in Northern Ireland: can the UK duck out? Laura Hoyano.

On Nov 11, 2019, the Conservative Party announced rather unclear plans to take legal steps to ensure that inquest juries in Northern Ireland could not return verdicts of unlawful killing in relation to actions by UK soldiers (and presumably other state agents such as the RUC police) in operations during ...
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