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Sussex students demonstrate outstanding ability in Criminal Advocacy junior final
| 9 May

First year law students at Sussex University demonstrated that the future of the legal profession is filled with outstanding talent when they competed in the Junior Criminal Advocacy final last night. Presented with two tricky sets of papers, the students made well considered bail applications confidently and effectively in front of a panel of judges headed by James Yates, one of our trainee solicitors. While the quality of the advocacy was high throughout – special mentions must go to the

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“Systemic failures” in Crown disclosure pose a real threat to your right to a fair trial
| 2 May

Twice more this week we have seen criminal trials collapse as a result of woeful breaches of disclosure from the Police, HMRC and the Crown prosecution Service. The defendant in the below article faced 3 – 6 years in prison before his trial for VAT fraud collapsed once evidence that should have been disclosed was found on an investigating officer’s laptop. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43923056 The defendant in the following article faced a possible 5 – 8 years in prison for rape before

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