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Month: October 2019


10.10.19

Brett Wilson LLP and its lawyers recommended in Chambers and Partners 2020 directory

Brett Wilson LLP’s Defamation/Reputation Management and Criminal Defence teams have again been recommended by the prestigious Chambers and Partners directory. Partners Iain Wilson (noted for ‘finding solutions to problems that appear impenetrable’) and Max Campbell (described as ‘well regarded in the market for his notable expertise’) have been ranked as leading lawyers in Defamation/Reputation Management. …

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Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal to implement lower standard of proof

The Solicitors (Disciplinary Proceedings) Rules 2019 (“the New Rules”) are due to come in to force in November 2019. The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (“SDT”) is an independent tribunal that adjudicates on fitness to practice proceedings brought against solicitors by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (“SRA”). The SRA is the regulatory body that regulates solicitors’ conduct. Fitness…

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9.10.19

I have been served with a Freezing Order. What do I do?

This guide is intended to assist individuals who have been served with a freezing order (also known as a ‘freezing injunction’). It outlines the reasons the order was obtained; basic advice as to how to respond in the short term; the immediate steps that usually need to be taken to comply; and the consequences of…

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Discontinuance: A Prosecutor’s Get Out of Jail card?

Recent experience in London has shown that Crown Prosecutors are using discontinuance as a method of obtaining more time to prepare for trial. In practical terms, there are two ways the Prosecution can drop a charge which has run into difficulty pre-trial. Offering no evidence Firstly, the Prosecution can ‘offer no evidence’ in court. This…

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2.10.19

Strippers denied anonymity in privacy claim

In AAA -v- Rakoff [2019] EWHC 2525 (QB) Mr Justice Nicklin set out the importance of claimants (and their lawyers) setting out a clear and consistent basis for seeking anonymity in civil proceedings. Facts The First and Second Defendants Dr Sasha Rakoff and Not Buying it Limited (‘NBL’) campaign against sexual entertainment venues (SEVs), commonly…

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