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Equality Statement

23rd June, 2020

As a Chambers involved in the administration of justice we denounce all discrimination including systemic and institutional racism and all racial violence.

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The new amendments to PD 22 and 32 considered by the court for the first time - David Calvert

19th June, 2020

In what is likely to be one of the very first decisions over the interpretation of the new PD22 and PD32 (the new statement of truth and the requirements as to the contents of a statement in a foreign language) David Calvert successfully argued on behalf of TUI UK (the Defendant) that the provisions should only apply to a witness statement signed after the new rules came into effect (April 2020), and should not apply to statements signed before that date but subsequently served after that date.

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9 St John Street's Hayley Bennett comments on the case of R v Paul Anthony Jones [2020] EWCA Crim 764

19th June, 2020

The case of Jones not only affirms the case of Manning, but goes further; the Court of Appeal have made it plain that the current prison conditions can and should be given weight not just when considering whether a defendant should be sent to custody, but also when deciding the length of any custodial sentence.

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New Approach to the Sentencing of "Paedophile Hunter" Cases

18th June, 2020

9 St John Street's Jonathan Savage looks at the impact of a recent Court of Appeal case which changes the approach to sentencing certain sexual offences.

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9 St John Street Criminal Team Bulletin - Issue 7

18th June, 2020

If you have stayed with us until issue seven then thank you and welcome! You may notice we have reduced our bulletin to once per fortnight as we all settle into our new way of working.

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Jaime Hamilton QC identifies gender brief gap

12th June, 2020

Jaime Hamilton QC gives his views to The Solicitors Journal on the disproportionate allocation of high profile cases amongst male and female lawyers.

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William Hamilton attends first in person fast track personal injury trial at Manchester Civil Justice Centre

10th June, 2020

On 9 June 2020 William Hamilton was instructed to attend one of the first personal injury trials to take place in person at the Manchester Civil Justice Centre following the easing of the lockdown...

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Chambers offers its congratulations to Kirsty McKinlay and Rachael Levene

9th June, 2020

Congratulations to Kirsty McKinlay for being appointed as a Deputy District Judge, and to Rachael Levene for being appointed a First Tier Tribunal Judge in the Health, Education and Social Care Chamber.

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9 St John Street Criminal Team Bulletin - Issue 6

3rd June, 2020

Issue 6 already?! Just as we start to get used to the new ways of working, the team find themselves focused on the tentative steps that the criminal justice system is taking towards re-opening its doors and resuming in-court work.

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Court Video Platform – 9 Tips from 9 St John Street

2nd June, 2020

Nigel Booth and Hayley Bennett have provided a useful document for consideration when using the new CVP application.

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