Training & Knowledge: Gavin Irwin

6th Apr 2020Newsletters

Doping and Arbitration in the time of Covid

The global public health emergency has caused the cessation of ‘in-person’ hearings at courts and tribunals all over the world.  Until business as normal is resumed, or the new abnormal can be identified, here is a review of some covid developments and immediately pre-covid decisions. Athletics Integrity Unit (‘AIU’) The AIU conducts anti-doping testing in […]

23rd Jan 2020Newsflash

Anonymity Before Charge: Important Changes

Gavin Irwin outlines the key provisions of the new Anonymity (Arrested Persons) Bill On 21 January 2020, the Anonymity (Arrested Persons) Bill had its first reading in the House of Lords.  The short, draft Bill contains 9 clauses. It is stated to be a Bill to prohibit the publication of certain information regarding persons who […]

27th Nov 2019Articles

The New SRA Standards and Regulations: a StaR is Born

Gavin Irwin and Helen Lavery review the demise of the SRA Handbook On 25th November 2019, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (‘SRA’) Standards and Regulations (‘StaRs’) came into force and replaced the current SRA Handbook. This marked only the fourth change to the Solicitors Code of Conduct in 12 years. The latest changes are designed to […]

8th Oct 2019Newsletters

Thakrar and the Ramifications for Private Prosecutors

In Thakrar v Crown Prosecution Service [2019] EWCA Civ 874, the Court of Appeal (Civil Division) ended any hopes of resurrecting a private prosecution for the alleged theft of industrial quantities of plastics and gave guidance as to the limits of appellate jurisdiction in the context of judicial review in private prosecutions. The case had […]

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