Monthly Archives: February 2020

The Outstanding Achievement Award: Legal 500


We are delighted that our former Head of Chambers, William Clegg QC, has received the Outstanding Achievement Award. Legal 500 describes him as a ‘jury-charmer extraordinaire’ and an ‘absolute maestro…

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Mental Health in the Criminal Justice System


Thank you to everyone that attended our seminar on Mental Health in the Criminal Justice System on Wednesday evening – and to our excellent panel of speakers (Louise Sweet QC,…

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Is the Presumption of Innocence Alive and Well?


Tracy Ayling QC and Baroness Hallett of Rye debate the Presumption of Innocence in the Inner Temple as part of The Social Context of the Law Lecture series. You can…

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Allan Compton and Charlotte Brewer secure acquittals for murder and aggravated burglary


Allan Compton and Charlotte Brewer, instructed by Derik Lamont of JSP Solicitors acted for D who had been charged with murder and aggravated burglary. In August 2019, D was acquitted…

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Louise Sweet QC “Safeguarding, chaperones, and sexual allegations”


In February 2020, the general practitioner Manesh Shah, received three life sentences for sexually assaulting his patients. The assaults involved carrying out “invasive examinations for his own gratification.” [1] Shah…

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Louise Sweet QC “Safeguarding, chaperones, and sexual allegations”


Louise Sweet QC and Dr Gerarda write on how medical practitioners can safeguard themselves against sexual allegation. For further details see the BMJ opinion.

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Hanna Llewelyn-Waters lectures prosecutors in the Turks and Caicos


Hanna Llewellyn-Waters is lecturing on 7th February in the Turk & Caicos Islands on the investigation and prosecution of offences involving children.  The lecture forms part of a two week…

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