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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

6KBW | United Kingdom | 25 May 2020

Overseas Production Orders - A New Tool to Obtain Foreign Electronic Evidence

For years, prosecutors and defenders have acted in the confident knowledge that obtaining certain types of important electronic evidence…

6KBW | United Kingdom | 18 May 2020

Applications to dismiss - what's the charge?

On 28 February 2020, an Old Bailey jury acquitted Roger Jenkins, Tom Kalaris and Richard Boath of offences of conspiracy to commit fraud during a…

6KBW | United Kingdom | 27 Apr 2020

The impact of Coronavirus, part 7: the possible next steps for the jury system

In a series of Blog posts, members of 6KBW have identified a number of ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has led to change in the administration of…
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