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Chambers News Yasmin Omotosho published in the Archbold Review
Yasmin Omotosho, a member of Lamb Building's Civil Team, has been published in Issue 10 of the Archbold Review 2019. In her article she comments on the important relationship between the independent Bar and the Rule of Law and reflects on her personal observations of the justice system in Russia. To download the full article please click here:
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Chambers News Former Sri Lankan Diplomat Convicted at re-trial
Brigadier Fernando, a former Sri Lankan diplomat to the UK, was convicted at a re-trial for section 4A Public Order Act Offences on 6 December 2019 at Westminster Magistrates' Court. He was fined £2000 and ordered to pay compensation to each of the victims. The Judge also upheld her decision of 1 March 2019 that Brigadier Fernando did not enjoy residual diplomatic immunity for the cut throat gestures he made towards Tamil protestors outside the Sri Lankan High Commission on 4 February 2018.

Shanthi Sivakumaran, led by Peter Carter QC, and instructed by Public Interest Law Centre acted for the Private Prosecutor.
Chambers News SSHD approach in Turkish ECAA cases held to be unfair
In the lead case of Karagul & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] EWHC 3208 (Admin) (27 November 2019) it was concluded that in light of the SSHD not being satisfied that the Claimants held a genuine wish or intention to establish in business, the rejection of their ECAA applications was reached without affording them a fair process at common law.

Gordon Lee and Emma Daykin acted for Claimants, instructed by Ibrahim Aytac of Stuart & Co Solicitors.

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Chambers News Six members now recognised in the 2020 Edition of Chambers and Partners
The number of members recognised in the 2020 Edition of Chambers and Partners has increased to six, including Bernard Richmond QC, Ross Talbott, James Hay, Eric Fripp, Bojana Asanovic and Matthew Lee. Click the title for full details.
Chambers News June Venters QC nominated for 'Woman in Law Award'.
We are very happy to report that June Venters QC has been nominated for the 'Woman in Law Award' at this year's British Legal Awards.
Chambers News Four new members join Chambers after completing pupillage
Chambers are delighted to announce that upon the completion of their respective pupillages, Ani Yeghikian, Yasmin Omotosho, Christopher Bates and Laura Bayles have all accepted invitations to join chambers.

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Crime Group Successful appeal against conviction for failure to surrender on basis it was a nullity
In R v F, the Appellant absconded and left the UK whilst awaiting trial for 2 counts of section 18 GBH stabbing. In an appeal heard on the 8th October 2019 before the Court of Appeal, Paramjit Ahluwalia successfully appealed the conviction relating to the failure to surrender on the basis that it was a nullity.

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