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The impact of COVID-19 on sentencing

Nathan Davis reviews two Court of Appeal cases which have considered the effect that COVID-19 can have in sentencing in cases where the custody threshold has been passed.

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PSQB Family Team hosts another successful virtual seminar

Paternity – How not to do it & Parental Alienation – A user guide for Lawyers The Family Team at Park Square Barristers hosted another successful virtual seminar on Tuesday evening, 23 June 2020. Helen Hendry and Ayshea Megyery were on the panel, discussing the current state of the law in respect of paternity testing, […]

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Tom Gent represents care homes at remotely attended inquests

Tom Gent has represented the interests of two care homes at two inquests (one held in Maidstone Coroner’s Court, the other in Ipswich). Each inquest was concluded within one day and neither involved a jury. Counsel and some witnesses attended remotely, with others attending the court room. Maidstone’s chosen platform was Skype for Business, whereas Ipswich used Microsoft Teams.

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