Thursday, February 2, 2023

Keeping court bundles safe from the dark web

Recently, dozens of court bundles containing sensitive...

 Access and progression: My journey to the Bar

 Francesca Gardner is a barrister at Kings...

Youth Remand and the impact of the PCSC Act 2022

By John-Paul MacNamara, Lecturer, City Law School,...

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Keeping court bundles safe from the dark web

Recently, dozens of court bundles containing sensitive personal data were leaked on the dark web after cyber criminals hacked into one of the country’s leading law firms. By Mike Wills, director of strategy and policy at cyber and data security firm CSS Assure  Recently, dozens of court bundles containing sensitive personal data were leaked on the dark web after cyber criminals hacked into one of the country’s leading law firms. The Information Commissioner's Office fined the criminal defence firm almost £100,000 following...

Keeping court bundles safe from the dark web

Recently, dozens of court bundles containing sensitive personal data were leaked on the dark web after cyber criminals hacked into one of the country’s leading law firms. By Mike Wills, director of strategy and policy at cyber and data security...

Cause of Death: Procedure, Inquests and Implications

Inspired by the recent death of Queen Elizabeth II and publication of her death certificate, a discussion of the procedures which follow death, an overview of the ways in which cause of death can be determined and the implications...

Looking Beyond The Picture: How To Trust Video Evidence

By David Spreadborough, Certified Forensic Video Analyst I last wrote here for the Easter term of The Barrister in 2018 and honestly, where has the time gone? Considering all the troubles over the last...

The Power of Patterns in Forensics

By Professor Angela Gallop CBE, Group CEO at Forensic Access Ltd  Patterns can change the face of forensics but are often overlooked. Patterns can tell you if a crime is likely to be part...

BSB publishes its Report on Diversity at the Bar 2022

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has  published a summary of the latest available diversity data for the Bar. Overall, the data shows the continuation in 2022 of several longer-term trends, including an increase in the proportion of practising barristers who are female; who are from a minority ethnic background; who have primary care of a child; who have a disability; and who are aged 55 or more. The most noticeable increase was a rise of 3.3 percentage points in the proportion of pupils who are female to 59.9 per cent. The percentage of barristers from minority ethnic backgrounds at the Bar has increased 0.5pp since December 2021 to 16.3 per cent. That...

Keeping court bundles safe from the dark web

Recently, dozens of court bundles containing sensitive personal data were leaked on the dark web after cyber criminals hacked into one of the country’s...

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Cause of Death: Procedure, Inquests and Implications

Inspired by the recent death of Queen Elizabeth II and publication of her death certificate, a discussion of the procedures which follow death, an overview of the ways in which cause of death...

Keeping court bundles safe from the dark web

Recently, dozens of court bundles containing sensitive personal data were leaked on the dark web after cyber criminals hacked...
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  Mickey Keenan1 & Karola Dillenburger2 School of Psychology, Ulster University,...

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By Ron Moscona, Dorsey & Whitney, LLP We live in...

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Keeping court bundles safe from the dark web

Recently, dozens of court bundles containing sensitive personal data were leaked on the dark web after cyber criminals hacked into one of the country’s...

 Access and progression: My journey to the Bar

 Francesca Gardner is a barrister at Kings Chamber which operates out of Chambers in Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham. Here she discusses race and social...

Youth Remand and the impact of the PCSC Act 2022

By John-Paul MacNamara, Lecturer, City Law School, Barrister (Door Tenant), 33 Bedford Row Many of us in criminal practice can remember the enactment of LASPO...

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Cause of Death: Procedure, Inquests and Implications

Inspired by the recent death of Queen Elizabeth II and publication of her death certificate, a discussion of the procedures which follow death, an...
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