Why defence lawyers must speak up for silent clients

Posted by - 28th October 2016

The announcement that lawyers for Paris terror suspect Salah Abdeslam would no longer act for him cast the media’s spotlight on a number of important issues faced by criminal practitioners, particularly those acting in controversial or difficult cases. Abdelsam’s lawyers, Franck Berton and Sven Mary, explained that they had withdrawn because he had chosen to

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How to stop your social media strategy going up in smoke

Posted by - 21st October 2016

With bonfire night around the corner, it seems a good time to look at how social media has caused fireworks in the legal profession over the last few years and how some firms have had their fingers burnt. (Image from Flickr under creative comms by Shawn Campbell)   I’ve worked with many and varied organisations, advising

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Energy Costs

Posted by - 6th October 2016

The London Legal Support Trust are always keen to help charities and our supporters to save money, and this opportunity has the potential to also help the environment and raise some funds as well. We have a new, easy way for any charity or office to make sure that they are not paying too much in energy costs. LLST’s new partnership

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Abused in the name of the state?

Posted by - 5th October 2016

As the Northern Ireland Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry considers its findings, Christopher Stanley describes the political backdrop to the shocking allegations. As the credibility of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) continues to be questioned by survivors, suspects and the media, in the North of Ireland an inquiry into similar allegations has finished taking

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My Justice First Fellowship: Ronagh Craddock

Posted by - 21st September 2016

Ronagh Craddock, 26, is a Justice First Fellow and trainee at North East firm Ben Hoare Bell. In June 2016, Ronagh was named trainee of the year at the Northern Law Awards and she is the national representative for the North East Junior Lawyers Division. This is the third in our series. You can read

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