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The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has delivered its final judgment in the case of Maritime Delimitation in the Indian Ocean (Somalia v Kenya). The case, which began in 2014, concerns the location of the entire maritime boundary between Somalia and Kenya. In a judgment handed down on 12 October 2021, the ICJ unanimously rejected Kenya’s […]
The Scheherazade Foundation seeks legal opinion to have hidden religious treasures returned from the British Museum
Ethiopia has entreated the British Museum to return 9 tabots that were looted after the Battle of Maqdale in 1868, the wood and stone tabots are considered by the Ethiopian Orthodox Church as the dwelling place of God on Earth and carry huge spiritual and religious value for the people of Ethiopia. Under the British […]
Clare Montgomery QC acted for the Finance Conduct Authority in their investigation and prosecution of NatWest. The 2007 Money Laundering Regulations required NatWest to ensure they had adequate anti-money laundering systems and controls to prevent money laundering. NatWest Bank pleaded guilty to failing to monitor and scrutinise suspicious activity on 7 October and the case […]
Hugh Southey QC acted for Michael Gallagher who challenged the failure to order a public inquiry into the Omagh bombing. Useful link(s) ITV
A healthcare company has been ordered to pay a fine of £1.04 million within three years after pleading guilty to an offence of corporate manslaughter following the death of a patient suffering from dementia. The patient was lifted into a bath by two carers and was there for several minutes before the junior carer noticed […]