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POCA Success: No Criminal Lifestyle Results in £32K Reduction

Leon Lynch was instructed by David Bloom & Eleanor Myers of Sonn Macmillan Walker in this matter. In 2019, our client pleaded guilty to producing cannabis. After a fact-finding hearing, the Court accepted that it could not be sure that he was...

Paul Lazarus Reviews Gradual Reopening of Courts During the Pandemic

During the pandemic, the courts have fallen into three categories, namely suspended (completely closed), staffed (staff and judges working from these buildings but closed to the public) and open (open to the public for essential face to face hearings). In...

A unique insight into defending in the age of Lockdown

Dominic Thomas shares with Simon Pentol QC , a must-read, unique insight into defending a criminal trial in the Lockdown age having successfully concluded the first new murder trial of the current regime. Read the full interview here ....

Response to Consultation Revising Attorney General's Guidelines and the CIPA Code of Practice

After a year of consultation and research the Attorney-General produced a review in November 2018 which bluntly said " no one who has regular professional involvement with the criminal courts can have avoided the conclusion, often from painful...

R v Zatoon Bibi: Lady Killers Documentary

The 10 part series, "The Lady Killers" , has included three programmes featuring different female clients Jo Sidhu QC has represented in murder trials over the years.  This third episode focuses on the case of Zatoon Bibi who was...

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