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In a judgment handed down on 16 January 2020, the High Court has declined jurisdiction over a libel claim arising from the disputed identity of “Satoshi Nakamoto”, the pseudonym used by the founder of digital cryptocurrency Bitcoin. Applying Article 27 of the Lugano Convention (which regulates jurisdiction over civil cases as between EU member states […]
Claire Darwin and Karon Monaghan QC are speaking at the Michael Rubenstein conference Discrimination Law in 2020 on 31st January in London and 3rd February in Scotland. Following her recent victory in Samira Ahmed’s equal pay claim against the BBC, Claire Darwin will be speaking on the topic of ‘Equal pay and pay gap reporting’. […]
ECtHR delivers judgment on the second Khodorkovskiy trial and finds serious breaches of fair trial rights and concludes that he was convicted on an unforeseeable application of criminal law that breached Article 7
The European Court of Human Rights has unanimously ruled that former executives of the Yukos oil company, Mikhail Khodorkovskiy and Platon Lebedev were denied their right to a fair trial. During the trial, the judges refused to call several witnesses for the defence and rejected requests for finance and oil market specialists to come and […]
Congratulations to Jamas Hodivala and Eleni Mitrophanous who have been successful in their application to be appointed Queen’s Counsel. The ceremony at which newly appointed QCs make the declaration before the Lord Chancellor will take place on 16th March 2020. Jamas Hodivala Jamas has an established practice specialising in complex financial and business crime, judicial […]
Professor Sean Murphy and Professor Philippe Sands QC are panellists at George Washington University Law School’s event ‘Atrocity and Crime: Past, Present and Future’ on Wednesday 22nd January 2020. Alongside Thomas Buergenthal J, SJD, the international lawyers will look at the events of the 1930s and 1940s and their impact on developments in legal doctrines, […]