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Is Lord Hain in both Contempt of Court and Contempt of Parliament?

There has been plenty of both praise and condemnation of Lord Hain for his defiance of the Court injunction to name Sir Philip Green, invoking Parliamentary Privilege for this purpose.  

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The ENRC Ruling – Is it all good news?

An alternative defence perspective 

The ENRC Court of Appeal Judgement clarifying the extent of litigation privilege has already received much praise and plaudits in particular from defence practitioners. 

The unequivocal ruling that the internal investigation commissioned by Decherts into the SFO allegations was covered by litigation privilege and therefore not disclosable to the SFO appears to have been universally welcomed, especially by corporate white collar defence firms and city lawyers. 

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Revolutionary Changes to Police Bail

The changes brought about to police bail by the Policing and Crime Act 2017 are revolutionary, but have received scant media or academic attention. David Janes considers the new provisions of the Policing and Crime Act 2017 in our Bail Guide here. 

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