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David Hooper QC and Sam Blom-Cooper Instructed on Behalf of Hashim Thaci before the Kosovo Specialist Chambers in The Hague

David Hooper QC and Sam Blom-Cooper have been instructed to represent Hashim Thaçi before the Kosovo Specialist Chambers in The Hague. Mr Thaçi resigned as President of Kosovo last month following notification of the confirmed indictment...

Court of Appeal Rejects Appeal to impose Whole-Life Tariff for Serious Sex Offender

A five Judge Court of Appeal, which included the Lord Chief Justice, have today handed down their judgment on the Attorney General’s reference to the Court of Appeal on the life sentence imposed on Joseph McCann. McCann was convicted in December 2019...

Article: 'County Lines' Criminality and Modern Slavery

In her most recent article, "Going Country" , Emma Akuwudike explains the growing epidemic of ‘County Lines’ criminality and modern slavery. Read the full article here ....

John Cooper QC, Alex Jamieson and Alex di Francesco represent the principal group of bereaved families at the Manchester Arena Inquiry

They are instructed by Victoria Higgins and Shane Smith of Slater & Gordon Solicitors. The Manchester Arena Inquiry began on 7th September 2020 and is chaired by Sir John Saunders. The hearing will explore the circumstances leading up to and...

Significant CTL ruling to coincide with new legislation and consideration of Articles 6(1) and 5(3) of The European Convention on Human Rights

Paul Keleher QC and  Leon Lynch , instructed by Emma Sackville of Morrison Spowart Solicitors, successfully oppose the prosecution's application to extend custody time limits (CTL) on the basis of the Government’s...

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