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Bribery, Corruption and International Arbitration meet again: The case of Alexander Brothers Limited (Hong Kong SAR) v (1) Alstom Transport SA; (2) Alstom Network UK Limited [2020] EWHC 1585 (Comm)

Bribery, Corruption and International Arbitration meet again: The case of Alexander Brothers Limited (Hong Kong SAR) v (1) Alstom Transport SA; (2) Alstom Network UK Limited [2020] EWHC 1585 (Comm)

by Klentiana Mahmutaj Introduction On 18 June 2020, Cockerill J refused an application by the Defendants – two members of the Alstom group – to set aside a without notice Order of Teare J enforcing an arbitration award (“the Award”) in favour of the Claimant (“ABL”) on the basis that ...
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RLC members Laura Jane Miller and Georgia Lassoff write Opinion piece for Law Society Gazette

RLC members Laura Jane Miller and Georgia Lassoff write Opinion piece for Law Society Gazette

“Ultimately, the reimplementation of the fast-track system risks overburdening an already fragile criminal justice system, and the further alienation of BAME communities. The problem with ‘speedy justice’ is that while it might achieve the former it rarely achieves the latter.” RLC members Laura Jane Miller and Georgia Lassoff write Opinion ...
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RLC member Adam Pacifico writes for CEO World

RLC member Adam Pacifico writes for CEO World

RLC Member Adam Pacifico’s latest article published in CEO World explores the issue of how a leader can multiply his or her own leadership. He chats to Chief Strategy Officer, Joe Fredericks about the critical components that any leader should consider when evaluating their own leadership style and ability to ...
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‘We wore our poverty like a badge and survival was the name of the game.’

‘We wore our poverty like a badge and survival was the name of the game.’

Sailesh Mehta recalls his journey to the Bar in the Bar Council's online magazine Bar Talk and talks about his fears around Social ‘Immobility’ in a Covid-19 era. Read more here: [Bar Talk] ...
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OPINION: Bristol Demonstrators who toppled statue should not be prosecuted ......

OPINION: Bristol Demonstrators who toppled statue should not be prosecuted ……

'The wider question provoked by these demonstrations — about how our society deals with systemic racism that continues to narrow the horizons of people in Britain even now — is not a legal question but a moral and a political one.' Ed Vickers QC and Timothy Kiely Comment piece in ...
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OPINION: Were prosecutions under the Coronavirus Act unlawful?

OPINION: Were prosecutions under the Coronavirus Act unlawful?

Laura Jane Miller examines the recent review by the Crown Prosecution Service which concluded that ordinary members of the public had been wrongly criminalised due to an inherent lack of understanding of the law by enforcement authorities. "The stark reality is that but for the press attention, these miscarriages of ...
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"Judge- alone trials can deliver justice- but only if defendants choose them"

“Judge- alone trials can deliver justice- but only if defendants choose them”

RLC member and Associate Professor of Law at Oxford University, Laura Hoyano argues that Judge-alone trials should not be immediately discarded as inevitably inimical to the interests of justice and have been operating uncontroversially in Canada as an expansion of defence rights for many decades.
Read opinion piece in Counsel Magazine ...
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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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'A Set back for Unexplained Wealth Orders?' Earlier this month, two prominent Kazakhstan citizens successfully persuaded the High Court to discharge three unexplained wealth  orders. Tom Forster QC analyses the case for Law Society Gazette and New Law Journal.

‘A Set back for Unexplained Wealth Orders?’ Earlier this month, two prominent Kazakhstan citizens successfully persuaded the High Court to discharge three unexplained wealth orders. Tom Forster QC analyses the case for Law Society Gazette and New Law Journal.

On 8 April, two prominent Kazakhstan citizens successfully persuaded the High Court to discharge three unexplained wealth orders (National Crime Agency v Baker and ors [2020] EWHC 822 (Admin)). The UWOs related to three London homes owned for the benefit of Nurali Aliyev and his Kazakh politician mother, Dariga Nazarbayeva ...
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