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Month: February 2021


23.02.21

Sexual assault convictions quashed in CCRC’s 750th case

The Court of Appeal has quashed Ahmed Mohammed’s two 2004 convictions for indecent assault. The case (Mohammed v R. [2021] EWCA Crim 201) had been referred to the Court of Appeal by the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC). At the time of the alleged offences the Appellant was just 18 years old and suffering from…

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When the public interest gets badly lost

Robyn Williams, a highly decorated superintendent with the Metropolitan police, is currently confined to desk duties pending an appeal against her conviction. She was found guilty by a 10-1 majority on 29 November 2019 for one offence of possession of an indecent image of a child. This is an offence under section 160 of the…

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4.02.21

Lexis Nexis interview: The Home Office’s pre-charge bail consultation— scrutinising the government’s response

Corporate Crime analysis: Nick Brett, partner at Brett Wilson, discusses the Home Office’s consultation on pre-charge bail and the government’s response. He concludes that the proposals do not represent a complete reversal of the changes brought about in 2017 but do reflect concerns that the current regime adds unnecessary bureaucracy and may have led to…

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3.02.21

How the pandemic has changed civil litigation for the better

In April 2020, we looked at how the civil justice system were adapting during the first national lockdown.  Nearly a year on, many of those changes have become commonplace.  Whilst there have been ample temporary restrictions and moratoriums put in place during the Covid-19 pandemic which have been somewhat frustrating for parties currently and/or wishing…

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Rebecca Ridsdale joins Brett Wilson LLP’s Civil and Family law department

Rebecca Ridsdale has joined Brett Wilson’s Civil and Family law department. Rebecca specialises in family law and civil litigation matters. Rebecca has extensive experience in high net worth divorce and family cases. For Rebecca’s full biography, please click here.

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