Monthly Archives: February 2021

Section 18 discontinued before trial


Rhys Rosser, instructed by Zoe Banfield of JSP Solicitors, has successfully had proceedings discontinued against his 16 year old client ‘T’. T was charged with Section 18 GBH whereby a…

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Jim Sturman QC in successful challenge to a POCA 2002 Moratorium Order


Jim Sturman QC, instructed by Matthew Bosworth of Russell-Cooke, successfully overturned a Moratorium Extension Order granted under section 336A of POCA 2002. The effect of the Order was that it…

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Defined benefit pension schemes new criminal offences and investigative powers


After a long wait the Pension Schemes Act 2021 (‘PSA’) received Royal Assent on 11th February. From the criminal practitioner’s viewpoint, the PSA will introduce new offences with greater penalties…

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Online racism in football: What more can the law do?


The last week has seen yet another disgusting spike in the abuse of professional footballers by those who purport to be football fans. Social media platforms often wring their hands…

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Firearms Live Webinar – 10th March


We are pleased to announce Angela Shaw and Mark Mastaglio of Forensic Firearms Consultancy will be discussing the forensic science of both Firearms and Gunshot Residue (GSR) cases. Angela and…

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Alex Davidson to speak at the W.G. Hart Legal Workshop 2021


Our current pupil, Alex Davidson, is due to speak at the W.G. Hart Legal Workshop 2021. The year’s workshop is titled ‘New Perspectives on Jurisdiction and the Criminal Law’ and…

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2 Bedford Row is recruiting


Chambers is recruiting exceptional candidates across all areas of Chambers’ practice and will consider applications in all call brackets including silk. Chambers is a long established and highly successful set…

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Sentencing guidelines for Drug Offences: Changes to determination of role, starting points and the approach to psychoactive substances


On 27th January 2021, following various consultations, the Sentencing Council issued new sentencing guidelines in respect of drug offences. These will apply to both the Misuse of Drugs Act and…

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Practical advice for secure home working by Sam Thomas


On 23rd March 2020, when the Prime Minister announced that “people will only be allowed to leave their home for very limited purposes”, there was a myriad of possibilities available…

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Anand Beharrylal QC leads in successful environmental claim in the High Court of Trinidad & Tobago


Anand was instructed by the preeminent environmental NGO in Trinidad and Tobago Fisherman and Friends of the Sea (‘FFOS’) in a claim concerning public access to environmental impact assessments (‘EIAs’)…

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