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6KBW College Hill has held a pre-eminent position in criminal law for over 70 years. We have been at the forefront of the expansion of the criminal…
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6KBW | Russia, United Kingdom | 21 Feb 2022

UK-Russo extradition relations in 2022

As the clouds of war gather over Ukraine, it is a convenient moment to consider the state of UK-Russo extradition relations and the likely impact of…
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6KBW | United Kingdom | 6 Dec 2021

I would have written a shorter skeleton argument, but I did not have the time…

It now appears settled that the quotation “I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time” dates back to the 17th century and to…
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6KBW | United Kingdom | 1 Dec 2021

Criminal offences and the inherent jurisdiction: a necessary evil?

In the recent case of Re T [2021] UKSC 35, the Supreme Court approved the use of the High Court’s inherent jurisdiction to authorise the deprivation…
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6KBW | United Kingdom | 17 Feb 2021

"Egregious" failings in expert evidence: a shot across the bows from the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

The conjoined appeals in R v Byrne and ors. [2021] EWCA Crim 107 related to the safety of convictions arising from separate trials in which the Crown…
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6KBW | United Kingdom | 11 Feb 2021

The Mangrove Nine and the history of English juries

Criminal lawyers watching Steve McQueen’s Mangrove on the BBC last year may have raised an eyebrow or two during the scenes at the Old Bailey…
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6KBW | Australia | 6 Jul 2020

Remote Courts - a view from home and abroad (Part 2)

Our previous post reviewed the use of remote courts in domestic criminal proceedings and considered how the sharp increase in the courts’ use of…
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6KBW | United Kingdom | 30 Jun 2020

The end of the jury trial as we know it?

The Secretary of State for Justice recently confirmed that the government is considering whether to introduce primary legislation to suspend jury…
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6KBW | United Kingdom | 23 Jun 2020

Remote courts - a view from home and abroad (Part 1)

The coronavirus pandemic has led to a significant change in how courts conduct their business, both here and abroad. This post considers the position…
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6KBW | United Kingdom | 1 Jun 2020

After Elgizouli: what does the judgment mean for mutual legal assistance?

In Elgizouli v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] UKSC 10, a seven-Justice Supreme Court held that the provision of material by way of…
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6KBW | United Kingdom | 28 May 2020

Dateline 2120: Will everyone be not guilty by reason of diminished responsibility?

What is left of guilt if science can explain a defendant's actions? We may be a long way yet from understanding all human behaviour, but recent…
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