Members of Chambers occasionally produce articles for legal publications or may feel there is a topic which is worth commenting upon. Here you can find a selection of those articles and comments.
A look at the use of drill music in criminal trials and a practical guide for defence
Tom Cockroft and Emily Mattin consider the impact of Brexit on extradition proceedings.
By Will Glover and Angharad Hughes first published by Lexis PSL on 12th October 2020
The new reforms proposed by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy amount to the biggest overhaul to the system since Companies House’s introduction in 1844. Angharad Hughes discusses the effects of the reforms and their impact on business owners and those fighting economic crime. First published by LexisPSL on 13.10.2020
The Lord Chancellor, Robert Buckland QC, has published a white paper proposing changes to sentencing law, Will Glover discusses the proposals. First published by LexisPSL on 13.10.2020
Letitia Eagan reviews the recent judgement of R v Jason Lawrance  EWCA Crim 971.
Simon Gledhill & Gemma Noble look at a number of cases considered in the recent judgment of Phillips and Phillips  EWCA Crim 126
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic there has been a stark rise in courts using remote technology to keep the justice system running, Sibby Salter and Samantha Ball consider the Inns of Court College of Advocacy (“ICCA”) eight principles of remote advocacy.
In this, the penultimate piece in the series, Will Glover and Angharad Hughes provide a practical aide memoire for the types of orders, both criminal and civil, that may be sought in respect of crypto assets in the courts of England and Wales.
Hannah Williams and Samantha Ball look at the Youth Justice Board and HM Courts and Tribunal Service new guidance on procedure for the use of video link in relation to proceedings involving children in police detention: 'Principles Paper: Court Solutions for video enabled remand hearings: Working Group for Children, YJB & HMCTS, June 2020'.
Hannah Williams and Samantha Ball look at the potential criminal offences that could be charged in respect of the deliberate or reckless transmission of the Covid-19 virus.
Corporate Crime analysis: In the third part in a legal series on cryptocurrencies, Will Glover and Angharad Hughes, barristers at 3 Temple Gardens, continue their series of articles in the developing area of cryptocurrency regulation. They highlight the key issues around privacy and the regulation of cryptoassets for money laundering purposes and provide some commentary for healthy debate on the issues arising from the Fifth Money Laundering Directive (MLD5) and UK anti-money laundering (AML) regulations.
Corporate Crime analysis: In the second part in a legal series on cryptocurrencies, Will Glover and Angharad Hughes, barristers, at 3 Temple Gardens, continue their series of articles in the developing area of cryptocurrency regulation by analysing the High Court decision in AA v Persons Unknown, the effect of the finding in that case that crypto assets are property, observations for exchange providers as well as the impact on the bigger picture.
Ahead of rumours that the software is about to be hacked, Tim Forte looks at the development of the encryption program Pretty Good Privacy software and how this can impact on the availability of data communication evidence.
Samantha Ball explores the relevant provisions of The Release of Prisoners (Alternation of Relevant Proportion of Sentence) Order 2020 and their application.
The Bail Act 1976 remains unamended by the latest coronavirus legislation. However, clearly the COVID-19 pandemic raises many issues in relation to children remanded into custody and applications for bail. Beverley Da Costa and Samantha Ball offer practical advice on applying for bail in the Youth Court in the current pandemic.
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