A few places left for Life, Liberty and Security this Monday

There are a few places remaining for 1 Crown Office Row’s high-level seminar this Monday 11 September. The event is aimed at solicitors and people associated with NGOs. We also have a limited number of student places which will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Email events@1cor.com to reserve your place.

Details:

11th September 2017, 5 – 8pm

Programme:

5 – 5.50pm Panel Discussion chaired by Mrs Justice Whipple.

Speakers will include: Marina Wheeler QC, Jeremy Hyam QC, Shaheen Rahman QC, Martin Downs and Adam Wagner.

6 – 6.40pm Breakout sessions – Law and Practice

(i) Public Powers and Private Lives in the Information Age – Amelia Walker

(ii) Inquests and Article 2 – Rachel MarcusCaroline CrossPeter Skelton

(iii) Unlawful detention – Suzanne LambertAlasdair HendersonDavid Manknell

6.45pm Concluding Session – Questions and Summing Up.

Chaired by Mrs Justice Whipple

7pm Drinks Reception

Hosted by the speakers and 1COR Members.

1 COR Breakfast Briefing – Vulnerable Asylum Seekers: Recent Developments

Event:

Join us for an Immigration law briefing over breakfast at 1 Crown Office Row, London.

Short talks by the barristers covering some of the latest developments will be followed by an interactive discussion.

When:

Tuesday July 18th 2017 8.15am for an 8.30 start – running til 9.30am

Speakers: 

Jeremy Hyam QC – Specialist in Public Law and Human Rights

Sarabjit Singh – Draws experience from a diverse practice, with a focus on Immigration.

Suzanne Lambert – Has particular experience in Immigration, Judicial Review and Appeals.

Paul Reynolds – Paul is building a strong practice in Public Law and Human Rights, including Immigration

Where:

1 Crown Office Row, Temple, EC4Y 7HH

RSVP:

Please RSVP events@1cor.com

 

 

Brexit and Fundamental Rights – Podcast Available

1 Crown Office Row recently collaborated with Leigh Day for a special event entitled:

‘Brexit and Fundamental Rights’

The discussion was chaired by Joshua Rozenberg QC.

Speaking from 1COR were Adam Wagner, Jeremy Hyam QC, Dominic Ruck Keene and Hannah Noyce.

Nigel Mackay, employment specialist at Leigh Day, also joined the panel and Sean Humber, partner and head of human rights, introduced the event.

You can download the podcast here.

 

Barbican brexit event – last-minute tickets

20 tickets have become available for tonight’s event at the Barbican, at which Leigh Day and 1 Crown Office Row will be collaborating to bring you a stimulating discussion of the potential impact of Brexit on human rights.

If you were previously unable to reserve a place and would like to attend, please email me at Rebecca.King@1cor.com to reserve a place.  The 20 remaining spaces will be allocated on a “first come, first served” basis.

If you would like to follow discussions online, please follow the #BREXITrights hashtag on twitter.  Please also get in touch by email if you would like to receive a podcast of the event.  Hope to see you there!

Brexit and Fundamental Rights

1 Crown Office Row are very pleased to be collaborating with Human Rights specialists Leigh Day on a special event to explore how Brexit will impact the fundamental rights of people based in the UK.

The event will be held at the Barbican on February 2nd 2017.

Joshua Rozenberg QC will chair the event.  The speakers are Adam Wagner (Founder of UK Human Rights Blog and the Human Rights media charity, Rights Info), Jeremy Hyam QC, Dominic Ruck Keene and Hannah Noyce.

Spaces are now fully taken up, however if you would like to follow discussions online please follow the #BREXITrights hashtag on twitter.

If you have questions you would like answered in the Q and A session after the talks, or would like to receive a podcast of the event, then please email Rebecca.king@1cor.com.

National Pro Bono Week at 1COR

Today, Friday 11th November, sees National Pro Bono Week drawing to a close.  At 1 Crown Office Row, our members, at their own and the clerks’ discretion, undertake a number and range of cases without charging or at reduced rates for their work.  As legal aid has been cut, this enables our barristers to take on cases that otherwise would not be heard.

Here’s a review of some of the most interesting cases that 1 COR members have taken pro bono over the past year.

Jim Duffy is a member of the Court of Appeal’s pro bono scheme, where barristers represent litigants in person before the Court of Appeal across a broad spectrum of practice areas.

This week Jim has been acting pro bono (instructed by AvMA) for the family of an elderly man whose dementia was apparently “unmasked” by general anaesthetic used during routine surgery.  He died six months later following a series of falls in care homes and at hospital.

New tenant Rhoderick Chalmers also undertook instruction from AvMA to represent a family pro bono in Scarborough in September.

Suzanne Lambert, who has a broad civil law practice with experience in both public and private law matters, has done a First Tier Tribunal (Immigration) appeal on behalf of a Bangladeshi single mother who has been in the UK for 10 years and has 2 children.  The appeal was brought on procedural and Article 8 grounds.  They succeeded and the Home Office is required to reconsider her application for discretionary leave.  This was a Bar Pro Bono case.

Suzanne has also taken on a pro bono case before the Privy Council in December. She will be led by James Badenoch QC in relation to an unlawful prosecution claim. The matter relates to the deemed possession of firearms under Trinidad & Tobago legislation.

Rachel Marcus, a barrister specialising in healthcare matters, has been acting on behalf of the family of James Phelan.  James was found dead in May 2016 outside the hospital where he been being treated.  The 42 year old man had decided to take his own detox from alcohol and was taken to A&E suffering from hallucinations.  There was a widely publicised police search and campaign to find him but sadly he was found by the dual carriageway near to the hospital a week later, deceased.

There have been three pre inquest reviews, but no inquest is in sight yet.  The family are still waiting for answers from the hospital and the police.  Rachel continues to support their inquiries and work towards some resolution for the family.

This shows some of the range and variety of pro bono work taken on by our members.

For pro bono enquiries for our London barristers please email mail@1cor.com.

For pro bono enquiries for our Brighton barristers please email clerks@1cor.com.

Rebecca King

Marketing

Rebecca.king@1cor.com

Breakfast Briefing – Is Crowdfunding The Future? The Judicial Funding Revolution – limited places left

With Legal Aid good as dead, PCOs turned into CCOs, and judgement on Wednesday 28th September in the record-breaking Crowdfunding JR as junior doctors against the Secretary of State, come for an interactive and lively breakfast debate about the future for JR funding and costs protection now looks like.

Chair  Jeremy Hyam QC

Speakers  Isabel McArdle, Michael Deacon

Breakfast  Bagels and pastries, hot and cold drinks

Takeaways  Handouts and new legal insights

When  Wednesday 28th September 2016 8.30 am – 10 am

Where Bride Foundation, Bride Lane, Fleet St, London EC4Y 8EQ

RSVP  Events@1cor.com for solicitors and students

Contact  Rebecca King, Marketing Manager, 0207 797 7500

 

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