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Open justice and remote inquests: Allowing public and media video access to hearings

A simple legislative oversight at the start of the pandemic has meant that, whilst most other courts increased their accessibility to the public by giving access via remote video platforms, the Coroners Courts became more closed and secretive. All public, including accredited media representatives, have remained banned from watching any online broadcasts of coronial proceedings over the past twelve months.


Mark Humphries, Humphries kerstetter

Humphries, Mark – Humphries Kerstetter

The big litigation instructions keep rolling in for Humphries Kerstetter senior partner Mark Humphries. Last year he was instructed by a huge number of retailers and local authorities against Visa and MasterCard for unlawfully high credit card charges. Meanwhile, the firm he founded is gearing up for expansion. In spring 2018 it will move into […]

Ece Gürsoy, Global Ports Holdings

Gürsoy, Ece – Global Ports Holdings

  Until the end of 2017 Ece Gürsoy was chief legal officer and company secretary of renewables company Lightsource. For six years, she helped the company become the leading utility scale solar power generator in the UK. Gürsoy joined the company in 2011. Having started her life in law practising in Turkey, she requalifyed as […]

Robert Camp, Stephens Scown

Camp, Robert – Stephens Scown

The cultural change Stephens Scown managing partner Robert Camp has instigated at the firm is huge. He has moved it from one where staff felt communication was poor and partners aloof to one that wins ‘best place to work’ awards. ‘Scownership’ The flagship initiative is ‘Scownership’, whereby everyone has a stake in the business. It […]

Katharine Newton, Old Square Chambers

Newton, Katharine – Old Square Chambers

Old Square Chambers barrister Katharine Newton has a growing reputation in important employment and whistleblowing claims. Among the numerous matters she handled in 2017, Newton was instructed to conduct an independent investigation on behalf of the Football Association into allegations of race discrimination and bullying. The case was brought by Eni Aluko against Mark Sampson, […]

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