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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.

Drill Music in the Dock

A look at the use of drill music in criminal trials and a practical guide for defence practitioners.
21 May 2021

The Impact of Brexit on extradition proceedings

Tom Cockroft and Emily Mattin consider the impact of Brexit on extradition proceedings.
2 March 2021

Deciphering crypto part 5 – the overseas story

By Will Glover and Angharad Hughes first published by Lexis PSL on 12th October 2020
26 October 2020

White paper launch - a smarter approach to sentencing

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
21 October 2020

The role of Companies House in the fight against economic crime

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
21 October 2020

Can a lie about fertility negate ostensible consent?

Letitia Eagan reviews the recent judgement of R v Jason Lawrance [2020] EWCA Crim 971.
18 August 2020

The Impact of Social Media on Identification Procedures

Simon Gledhill & Gemma Noble look at a number of cases considered in the recent judgment of Phillips and Phillips [2020] EWCA Crim 126
24 July 2020

Advocacy in the Time of Pandemic

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.
24 July 2020

Crypto assets as property under Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA 2002)

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.
24 July 2020

Children, Courts and Video-link: An Update on the Guidance on Video Enabled Remand Hearings for Children

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'.
24 July 2020

Criminal Liability and the Transmission of Covid-19

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.
24 July 2020

Deciphering crypto part 3 – taking aim at cryptoassets – the Fifth Money Laundering Directive of the EU and the UK AML Regulatio

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.
24 July 2020

Deciphering crypto part 2 – AA victory for common sense? (AA v Persons Unknown)

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.
24 July 2020

Is PGP still 'safe'?

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.
24 July 2020

Legal Update: The Release of Prisoners (Alteration of Relevant Proportion of Sentence) Order 2020

Samantha Ball explores the relevant provisions of The Release of Prisoners (Alternation of Relevant Proportion of Sentence) Order 2020 and their application.
24 July 2020

Applying for bail in the Youth Court in the current pandemic

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.
9 June 2020

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