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Women's Forum - Celebrating Women at the Bar: Past, Present and Future




It is nearly 100 years since the Sex Disqualification (removal) Act enabled women to have careers at the bar and in 2023 it will be 100 years since the first women were called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn. On the 15 March 2017 Karen Shuman is chairing a lecture and forum celebrating what women have achieved and the support networks available so that we can make the future the present.  

 

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JAMES KNIGHTS v SECRETARY OF STATE FOR JUSTICE [2017] EWCA Civ 1053

26th July 2017

The Court of Appeal  has concluded, in an appeal from a decision on a judicial review, that the ECHR art.3 and art.5(1) rights of an offender serving a sentence of imprisonment for public protection had not been breached by the length of detention as compared to the gravity of his original...

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Four Seasons Holdings Incorporated v Brownlie.

25th July 2017

John Ross QC and Matthew Chapman QC have recently appeared before the Supreme Court to argue the Respondent’s case in Four Seasons Holdings Incorporated v. Brownlie.  The hearing took place over 3 days – 9 and 10 May and 20 July.  The primary issue was “Whether the Court of...

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