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Congratulations to Richard Whittam QC and Alex Bailin QC who have been re-appointed to the SFO’s QC List and to Nichola Higgins who was appointed to the SFO’s A Panel. The full list of appointments can be found here.
Following a decision of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint committee, Prof. Zachary Douglas QC has been invited to serve as a member of an arbitration panel under the agreement. Zachary is one of 25 persons identified as willing and able to act as a member of the panel . Further information can be found here.
Hugh Southey QC advised headteachers regarding their proposed legal action against the Department for Education at the weekend attempting to force ministers to reveal why they believed it was safe for students to return to the classroom when the transmissibility of the new Covid-19 strain appeared higher, particularly amongst young children who would be mixing […]
A UK judge has ruled that the Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, cannot be extradited to the United States of America to face charges of espionage, following concerns over his mental health and risk of suicide. Prosecutors in the USA accused Assange of helping US defence analyst Chelsea Manning breach the US Espionage Act, and of […]
Christian Tams re-appointed to the Appointment Committee of the German Court of Arbitration for Sport
Christian Tams has been re-appointed to serve on the Appointment Committee of the German Court of Arbitration for Sport. The court is the central institution for sports arbitration in Germany. It operates under the Rules of Sports Arbitration that were revised in 2016 and is hosted by the German Arbitration Institute (DIS). The three-member Appointment […]