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4th Dec 2018Blog

Final Closing Speech

Jackie Samuel retired from Chambers after a successful career panning over 45 years at the Bar. Below is her ‘final closing speech’ delivered to members of chambers which includes interesting and amusing anecdotes from her life at the Bar as a female barrister.  Members of 2 Hare Court, I rise to my feet to make […]

4th Jul 2018Articles

Achieving Sea-Change: Criminal Disclosure Failures

Too little, too late? As the CPS publishes its disclosure review, Narita Bahra and Fiona Robertson assess whether its assurances and safeguards can possibly achieve the pledged sea change.  The recent admission by outgoing Director of Public Prosecutions Alison Saunders that the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has struggled to cope with the amount of digital evidence now available on […]

10th Nov 2017Blog

HMICFRS Report Criticises Response to Modern Day Slavery

This month Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (‘HMICFRS) released a highly critical report of the current response to modern slavery in the UK. Government estimates suggested there were up to 13,000 victims of modern slavery in the UK in 2013. However, the clandestine and highly mobile nature of the offending, […]

5th May 2017Blog

Representation in section 2 CJA 1987 interviews

The Law Society yesterday issued new guidance in relation to the presence of an interviewee’s legal adviser at a section 2 interview. The background Section 2 provides that the Director of the SFO may require a person under investigation or a person whom he has reason to believe has relevant information to answer questions or […]

4th May 2017Blog

Conclusion of the Hong Kong anti-money laundering consultation confirms commitment to extending enforcement 

A TEMPERATURE RISE IN ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATION In recent months there has been a steady temperature rise in the approach to combatting money laundering and terrorist financing in Hong Kong. Although Hong Kong already maintains strict anti-money laundering (‘AML’) compliance in line with other financial capitals, the scope and intensity of the approach to enforcement […]