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Archive for August 18th, 2011

Lawcast 192: John Cooper QC on the sentencing of rioters and looters

Today I am talking to John Cooper QC,  a practising barrister at 25 Bedford Row,  about the controversy which now rages in the press in relation to the sentences being handed down to rioters and looters.  The issue of proportion, parity and comparison with sentences given for so called ‘white collar crime’ by MPs, peers and bankers is examined in detail.

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And…thank you to Cassons For CounselJustgodirect.co.uk and  David Phillips & Partners Solicitors , Contact Law UK Solicitors for sponsoring the podcast and the free student materials on Insite Law.

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Lawcast 191:  Felicity Gerry on women in the law, practice at the Bar and a view on sentencing

Today I am talking to Felicity Gerry, a practising barrister at 36 Bedford Row, about women in the law, practice at the Bar and, given Felicity’s expertise, we will take a look at the role of the Sentencing Council and her thoughts on the sentences being meted out to the rioters and looters by the courts.

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An article by Felicity Gerry in Halsbury’s Law Exchange: I predict a riot – about sentencing

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I am doing a detailed podcast on the riot and looting sentences with John Cooper QC this afternoon.  This will be available on the blog from 4.30 pm

And…thank you to Cassons For CounselJustgodirect.co.uk and  David Phillips & Partners Solicitors , Contact Law UK Solicitors for sponsoring the podcast and the free student materials on Insite Law.

 

 

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