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21/07/15

36Crime’s Adrienne Lucking QC is prosecution counsel for sentencing of Melody Casson for the manslaughter of her baby son in 1963

36Crime’s Adrienne Lucking QC secures a two year suspended sentence for Melody Casson who admitted the manslaughter of her baby in 1963. Read the full story here.

15/07/15

36 Extradition’s Saoirse Townshend successfully applies for judicial review

36 Extradition’s Saoirse Townshend  has applied successfully for judicial review where the requested person is not removed within the statutory period. 

See the full judgment here.

14/07/15

36 Civil’s Sinead King is interviewed for the Global Legal Post

36 Civil’s Sinead King has talked to the Global Legal Post about the skills required to operate as a barrister in today’s fast–moving business environment. 

Read the full article here.

07/07/15

36 Crime’s Felicity Gerry QC instrumental in securing a temporary stay of execution for Mary Jane Veloso

Mary Jane Veloso was due to be executed today in Indonesia for allegedly trafficking drugs into the country. However, the Indonesian government has granted her a temporary stay of execution granted after 36 Crime’s Felicity Gerry worked on the case and highlighted Mary Jane’s plight as a victim of human traffickers. This offered her protection under Indonesian law. The fight continues to save Mary Jane from a further decision to execute her. 


Read the full story here & here

06/07/15

36 Civil’s Ben Amunwa writes a piece on how events at the UN Human Rights Council’s Intergovernmental Working Group in Geneva this month could re–define the future of business

From 6 to 10 July, government officials and a range of other participants will gather at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, to discuss a binding international treaty to regulate the human rights impact of corporations and other corporate entities. 

Read Ben’s full article here.

01/07/15

36 Civil’s Richard Roberts writes for the Nottinghamshire Law Society Bulletin

Richard has written an article for the Bulletin on R (Trail Riders Fellowship and another) v Dorset County Council [2015] UKSC 18 in which the Supreme Court considered whether maps accompanying applications to modify a definitive map and statement (‘DMS’) of public rights of way complied with the statutory requirements.

You can view the full article here.

22/06/15

36 Family’s Pranjal Shrotri writes for Family Law Week

36 Family’s Pranjal Shrotri has written for Family Law Week,  identifying the importance of the forthcoming judgment of the Court of Appeal in Horton v Henry, for any financial remedies practitioner with an ongoing case involving (a) an undischarged bankrupt and (b) a pension. 

To read full article, click here.

22/06/15

36 Family’s Malcolm McDonald successfully represents Appellant foster carer in theCourt of Appeal

36 Family’s Malcolm McDonald has successfully represented a local authority foster carer in an appeal against a decision to place two children with the paternal aunt over the foster carer who wished to adopt them. The case was remitted for a rehearing. 

Read the Family Law week Report here

18/06/15

36 Crime’s Georgina Gibbs successfully defends Defendant accused of sustained knife–point, multiple rapes and false imprisonment.

36 Crime’s Georgina Gibbs has successfully defended a man who was acquitted of sustained and violent rape in which it was alleged that he

  • broke in to female acquaintance’s house when she was asleep with her child in early hours;
  • held her at knife–point having tied her up with daughter’s school tie;
  • frogmarched her around house with a knife to check no one in house;
  • raped her multiple times and threatened to kill her and burn house down; and
  • tried to strangle her and declared he was going to kill her before he left. 

The defendant’s record for threatening people with knives was admitted in trial. Upon conviction, the defendant would likely have received Life sentence. The defendant’s defence was that it had been a ‘set–up’ over a grudge, although this defence had not been advanced in interview. The trial involved s.41 YJCEA, bad character and admissibility arguments. 

17/06/15

36 Family’s Andrzej Bojarski edits Halsbury’ Laws Matrimonial and Civil Partnership Law

36 Family’s Andrzej Bojarski is the Consulting Editor of the latest edition of Halsbury’s Laws Matrimonial and Civil Partnership Law. 

Halsbury’s Laws Matrimonial and Civil Partnership Law provides a solid overview of the landscape of the law, and provides a uniquely broad perspective on the law of marriage and civil partnership, including the formation, formalities and legal incidents of marriage.

View the publication details here

04/06/15

36 Family’s Pranjal Shortri wins Kent Law Society’s Great Magna Carta Moot

To mark the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta, Kent Law Society hosted a moot on whether the Magna Carta is still relevant today. 36 Family’s Pranjal Shrotri and Paul Infield participated as counsel and Pranjal was awarded first prize. 

To see the full news article click here

03/06/15

Piers von Berg lectures on judicial review at the University of Birmingham

On Wednesday 3rd June, Piers gave a talk on current issues and trends in criminal judicial review at Birmingham Law School. It was attended by academics, researchers and practitioners. The lecture focused on the scope of the High Court’s jurisdiction over decisions to prosecute and over interlocutory interventions in summary proceedings. It finished with a look at recent case law on children’s rights in police custody. 

Piers is currently researching the questioning of child suspects in police custody with Dr Kate Gooch at the Law School. 

02/06/15

36 Crime’s Adrienne Lucking Q.C. delivers seminar on the presentation of evidence for an ‘honour’ based double attempted murder

On Tuesday 2 June, Adrienne Lucking Q.C. delivered a seminar to senior police officers on the presentation of evidence at court during Operation Graph, an ‘honour’ based double attempted murder case.

Adrienne Lucking Q.C. presented a talk to 120 senior detectives from 5 Midlands Police forces, the Assistant Chief Constable of Leicestershire and staff. The seminar at the Leicestershire Constabulary Headquarters on the 2nd of June 2015  was organised by the investigation team of Operation Graph as training for effective investigation and trial outcomes. The trial in Operation Graph resulted in Leicestershire Constabulary’s first conviction in a so–called honour based violence case. A man was convicted of the double attempted murder of a young couple following a trial in late 2014 in which Adrienne was Leading Counsel for the prosecution. Adrienne’s talk was presented as the final part of the seminar. She explained to delegates why the early preparation and collegiate approach by the detectives, CPS and the barristers proved highly effective in this case. She demonstrated some of the presentation techniques used during the trial.

01/06/15

36 Civil’s Ben Amunwa writes for the Nottinghamshire Law Society Bulletin

 36 Civil’s Ben Amunwa has written for the Nottinghamshire Law Society Bulletin about the case of Nzolameso v City of Westminster [2015] UKSC 22

To view his article, please click here (pages 14 & 15). 

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