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Mark Summers QC and James Stansfeld represented Mr Boris Karpickovs, who was the subject of an extradition request from the Republic of Latvia. In refusing extradition under s.13 of the Extradition Act 2003, DJ Baraitser concluded that the extradition request was brought for the purpose of silencing Mr Karpickovs as a result of his work […]
Professor Christian J. Tams submits amicus brief in ‘Guelph Treasure’ litigation before US Supreme Court
Professor Christian J. Tams was one of the lead authors responsible for an amicus curiae brief on questions of state immunity implicated in Supreme Court proceedings concerning the restitution of major artworks. The artworks – comprising the ‘Welfenschatz’ or Guelph treasure, said to be worth over $250 million – are on display in the Museum […]
Oxford Union apologises unreservedly to a blind, Black student and accepts the need for institutional change
On 1 September 2020 the Oxford Union Society published an unreserved apology to Ebenezer Azamati, a post-graduate student at Oxford University. Mr Azamati, who is blind and Black, was ejected from the Oxford Union debating chamber by security staff in October 2019. Footage of the incident circulated widely on news websites and on social media, […]
Gavin Millar QC is representing Carl Frampton, a former two-weight world champion boxer, who is suing his former manager, Barry McGuigan and one of his “Cyclone Promotions” companies for substantial damages. The case arises out of the breakdown of the relationship between the boxer and McGuigan as his manager/promoter in the Summer of 2017. Gavin […]
The Tennis Integrity Supervisory Board (TISB) has expanded the independent panel of senior legal experts appointed to adjudicate anti-corruption disciplinary hearings for professional tennis. Three new members have been appointed to the existing panel due to the expected increase in the number of disciplinary hearings, including Raj Parker. Raj has more than 30 years’ legal […]