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    A BARRISTER shouted “I didn’t do it” and collapsed in the dock after being convicted of rape. Robin Jacobs, 39, had consensual sex with his female Tinder date before he carried out an unwanted sexual assault, a court was told.  1Barrister Robin Jacobs collapsed in the dock after being convicted of rape, before being sentenced to four years in jailCredit: Alamy It continued for up to 30 seconds until she screamed at him to stop. Jacobs, a respected barrister, then told her “It’s not funny, I shouldn’t laugh” before chuckling. The Old Bailey heard he has Autism Spectrum Disorder and struggles to read social signals.  He said he would have stopped immediately if she told him to at his flat in September 2017. READ MORE ON CRIMEHORROR ATTACK Woman who clawed out of grave after fiancé buried her dies from pneumonia Jacobs, of Woodford, East London, denied rape but was convicted following a week-long retrial. The couple had been on two dates before the rape in 2017 and had bonded over their work with disabled children. Jacobs was called to...
    THE image of a criminal barrister is that of a wealthy lawyer but for many this is not the truth. Criminal barrister's salaries vary widely, with some taking home less than minimum wage each year, sparking strike action. What is a criminal barrister’s salary in the UK? Mirroring the experience of many professionals, those at the top of the tree can make millions while those starting out earn much less. According to The Lawyer, the top 2 per cent of barristers can earn over £1million per year. Positions such as Queen's Counsel (QC) barrister command high pay as they are seen as leaders in the legal field. By stark comparison, junior barristers may not even reach a £20k take home per year. 1Junior lawyers are unable to stay in the profession due to costsCredit: Alamy In 2020, 11.9 per cent of barristers earned under £30k and around a quarter of them were earning under £60k. The Lawyer points out that this is the pay before deductions such as chambers’ rent, clerks’ fees, tax and VAT, travel costs,...
    YOU have to be an impressive ­person for Harry Potter author and all-round legend JK Rowling to ­consider you a heroine. Not only did Rowling revolutionise reading for hundreds of millions of young people around the world, but she has almost single-handedly taken on vicious trans rights bullies recently. 1JK Rowling’s new heroine is Allison Bailey, a barrister who took on trans mob and won Through the ongoing battle with extremists — who have tried to silence the author through every tactic possible, erasing JK from her own work and even ­posting death threats to her home — Rowling has become THE poster girl for challenging trans hate mobs. The fantasy-fiction titan has become a superhero in the depressing story of our time — where women are vilified for standing up for women, and the right to free speech is destroyed by so-called “rights” ­campaigners. You couldn’t write it. But JK has praised little-known criminal barrister Allison Bailey and labelled her a “heroine” after she won an employment tribunal on Wednesday. READ MORE ON JK ROWLINGEXPELLIARMUS! Quidditch renamed Quadball...
    J. K. ROWLING has congratulated a barrister awarded £22,000 after a judge found her bosses had discriminated against her because she holds "gender-critical" beliefs. Allison Bailey alleged her employer Garden Court Chambers began investigating her after pressure from LGBT charity Stonewall. 2J.K. Rowling has lauded a 'heroine' barrister who took her chambers to a tribunal after claiming she was the victim of discrimination 2Allison Bailey said her employer Garden Court Chambers began investigating her after pressure from LGBT charity Stonewall. A tribunal has now found Garden Court discriminated against Ms Bailey by publishing a tweet saying a probe had been launched into her behaviour. The workplace was also wrong to uphold a claim by Stonewall which argued that two of Ms Bailey's tweets were "likely to breach" the Bar Standards Board's "core duties", it was found. Following the judgement, Harry Potter author Rowling said: “Allison Bailey is a heroine to me and innumerable other feminists for refusing to abandon her beliefs and principles in the fact of intimidation and discrimination. "Congratulations. And I couldn’t be prouder of my...
    A BRIT barrister is feared dead after vanishing on a hike during a holiday in Seychelles as police end a three-week search. The retired lawyer is presumed dead after disappearing on a jungle trek on Silhouette Island. 2Peter Clement, 57, is feared dead after vanishing on a hike during a Seychelles holidayCredit: Twitter 2Tourists have been warned not to take Grande Barbe trail aloneCredit: Getty Authorities launched a search mission using choppers, boats and drones but still could not find a trace of Peter Clement, 57. Mr Clement was on holiday celebrating his retirement following a decorated career as a top barrister in the UK. He had set off on the 12-mile Grande Barbe trail - renowned for its poorly marked and slipper slopes - on May 15. The perilous trek runs from one side of the mountainous island to the other. It's believed Mr Clement ran into difficulties when bad weather set in. The chambers he worked for at 2 Harcourt Buildings said the veteran lawyer had "an illustrious career at the criminal bar" and was "loved and respected"....
    A British mother last night won a seven-year battle for justice after the aristocrat who brutally murdered her son with a candlestick was jailed. Alex Morgan, 23, died after Bennet von Vertes went on a drug-fuelled rampage and subjected his friend to a night of depraved violence, convinced his victim was an alien, during a skiing holiday in Switzerland in 2014. Originally jailed for 12 years, Vertes’s conviction was downgraded to ‘negligent killing’ and his sentence cut to three years, sparking a marathon legal battle by Mr Morgan’s mother, Katja Faber, a former barrister and BBC journalist. Last night, after Swiss appeal judges reinstated the initial punishment, plus a conviction for the rape of a woman in London in a separate case. Miss Faber told the Daily Mail: ‘Vertes is a killer and rapist. Katja Faber (pictured), a former barrister and BBC journalist, has won her legal battle to see her son's murderer spend 12 years behind bars, after his sentence was downgraded to ‘negligent killing’ and his sentence cut to three years. Pictured: Katja Faber and her son, Alex Morgan,...
    A lawyer fined £500 ($660) by regulators after saying that “free speech is dying and Islamists and other Muslims are playing a central role” has won an appeal to the Bar Tribunals & Adjudication Service, telling Breitbart the campaign against him was “politically motivated”. Jon Holbrook, a British barrister who styles himself as a “critic of identity politics” who has been “cancelled for defying the woke”, had tweeted the remark in October 2020 in response to a British Muslim activist demanding that the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo — which lost a number of staff to a radical Islamic terror attack in 2015 after publishing depictions of Islam’s prophet — “must be shut down immediately by French authorities”. Despite the social media post’s relatively limited reach — 23 retweets, 61 likes, and seven replies, as of the time of publication — the Bar Standards Board (BSB) saw fit to punish Holbrook for exercising his right to free speech, subjecting him to an investigation and imposing the £500 fine as a so-called “administrative sanction”. “The charges against me were always politically motivated, that’s how...
    FRANCE host Scotland in a Six Nations decider in Paris. The French must win by 21 points and score four tries to win a first title since 2010 after a dramatic victory over Wales. 1Wayne Barnes takes charge of France vs ScotlandCredit: Getty And the man who was on TMO duty for Saturday's win over the Dragons will be in the middle for this one - England's Wayne Barnes. Who is Wayne Barnes? Wayne Barnes was born in 1979 in Bream, in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. He started playing rugby at the age of eight and then took up refereeing at the age of 15. At the age of 21, Barnes became the youngest referee ever appointed to the Panel of National referees. He became a professional referee in 2005. Just two years later, he officiated at the 2007 Rugby World Cup, a competition he would referee at again in 2011 and 2015. Following the retirement of Wales' Nigel Owens, many believe Barnes to be the world's best referee. In this year's Six Nations, Barnes sent off Ireland's Peter...
    Barristers wearing wigs made of horsehair is a 200-year-old tradition. However, a junior barrister shook things up when he made the first vegan court wigs made of hemp-based materials. Samuel March, a junior barrister, and animal rights advocate, sold 10 hemp-based wigs and they are now being trialed for the long haul. He says his dream is to shake up the long tradition of using horsehair wigs in court. His hemp-based wigs are biodegradable and are now in a testing phase to see if this could be a change long term. A closer look at the worlds first plant-based barristers wig, swapping horsehair for hemp… pic.twitter.com/jMK8WDuEMa — Samuel March (@Sam_Oscar_March) March 6, 2021 He told the Telegraph, “Hemp is a notoriously tough material so I do not anticipate there being any issues, but there is always a risk where you’re the first in the world to try something. Making them here [in the UK] on this scale and price point means my market is largely limited to vegan barristers, which is a small market – but one that I...
    A high-flying barrister and his family were escorted from a British Airways flight by armed police after arguing with cabin crew when they refused to let the children's nanny join them in business class. Charles Banner, QC, 41 left the plane accompanied by his two children, aged 1 and 4, their mother, who is not being named but is also a barrister and their nanny as officers looked on. The family found themselves grounded after boarding BA flight 2578 from Heathrow Airport to Turin last Thursday for a week-long skiing holiday.  Matters became heated after Mr Banner was informed that the children's nanny had only been allocated a seat in economy when he arrived at the boarding gate. Mr Banner paid for business class tickets, but his nanny had been downgraded because BA oversold the flight. Charles Banner, QC, 41 left the aeroplane accompanied by his two children, aged 1 and 4, their mother, who is not being named but is also a barrister and their nanny as officers looked on When he asked cabin crew if she could...
    Prince Andrew's expensive team of advisers include a solicitor nicknamed 'Good News Gary' and a barrister who acted for Britain's most violent prisoner. The Duke of York, 61, is currently awaiting a ruling on whether a lawsuit related to allegations he sexually assaulted Virginia Giuffre, then 17, on three occasions in 2001 will be dismissed by a judge in New York. Ms Giuffre, now 38, claims she was trafficked by billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell to have sex with the prince - at Maxwell's London home, at Epstein's New York mansion and on his private island in the Caribbean. Prince Andrew vehemently denies the claims, but his legal team is currently battling to have the case thrown out on a 'technicality' on the basis she waived her right to sue him when she signed an earlier £370,000 ($500,000) legal settlement with Epstein. They have also accused Ms Giuffre of being after 'another payday at his expense'.  A ruling on whether the case will proceed to trial could be re returned as early as tomorrow following a hearing on...
    A BARRISTER who framed her lover for kidnap and rape after discovering he was married has had her life sentence for perverting the course of justice overturned. Anisah Ahmed took her case of the Court of Appeal after being jailed for life at Oxford Crown Court in April this year. 2Anisah Ahmed, 33, has been jailed for more than four years after falsely accusing her lover of rapeCredit: Hyde News & Pictures Ltd 2Barrister Iqbal Mohammed was framed by Ahmed after she found out he was marriedCredit: Hyde News & Pictures Ltd Judge Michael Gledhill QC gave her a life sentence with a minimum term of four years, six months and 10 days. Ahmed, 33, set up an "evil" campaign of lies and falsely claimed she was raped as well as staging her own kidnapping and stabbing, the court heard. But appeal court judges have replaced her life term with a 10-year jail sentence and a lifelong restraining order. Ahmed appeared over video link from HMP Eastwood Park and was so overcome with emotion she rose from her seat and...
    A TOP barrister suspended after posting a "racist" tweet about Meghan and Harry's newborn daughter has returned to work. Joanna Toch, 59, was blasted for the "offensive" comment made after the birth of Lilibet 'Lili' Diana last month. ???? Read our Royal Family live blog for the latest updates 7A barrister slammed for a 'racist' tweet about Meghan and Harry's newborn daughter has quietly returned to workCredit: familybarrister/Linkdin But it's since been quietly announced that she was cleared of any wrongdoing - and is back at her desk, Legal Cheek reports. It comes as: Harry drank bubbly with Wills - but left just 20 minutes after the statue was unveiled The brothers appeared to bury their feud as they spoke about the 'amazing' artwork The Duke of Sussex appeared to be 'battling inner tension' - and one sign gave it away, a body language expert says The Queen beamed on a royal visit with daughter Anne while her grandsons met in London Harry charmed poorly children during a surprise appearance at a charity engagement The row broke out when journalist Julie Burchill tweeted that...
    ANTIQUES experts Steven Moore and Natasha Raskin Sharp were left in shock when she sold one of her items for a huge profit. Natasha sold a pair of barrister napkin rings for quadruple the price she bought them for in a shop on TV show Antiques Road Trip. 5A pair of barrister napkin rings caught Natasha's eyeCredit: BBC Steven and Natasha were travelling through North Yorkshire and Tyne and Wear in the recent episode of the BBC programme. Natasha's search for antiques saw a collection of ceramics in an antique shop grab her attention. But it was two small ceramic barristers that doubled up as napkin holders that truly caught her eye. Natasha said: "I feel there's something that stands out on this table. The barristers here, they scream Carlton Wear of Stoke on Trent." 5Natasha was stunned when bidding began at the price she paid for the antiquesCredit: BBC 5Her co-star Steven was equally shockedCredit: BBC Carlton Ware was a pottery manufacturer based in Stoke-on-Trent that was known for its often garish tableware. Quite taken...
    A SCORNED lawyer who cried rape in a sinister plot to destroy her lover after discovering he was already married was today jailed for more than four years. Anisah Ahmed, 33, set up an "evil" campaign of lies and falsely claimed she was raped as well as staging her own kidnapping and stabbing, a judge heard. 2Anisah Ahmed, 33, has been jailed for more than four years after falsely accusing her lover of rapeCredit: INS 2Barrister Iqbal Mohammed, pictured, was framed by Ahmed after she found out he was marriedCredit: INS The twisted plot began in 2014 when the qualified barrister found out her lover, fellow barrister Iqbal Mohammed, was married. She then reported Mohammed had "raped her on several occasions" and her complaint was "detailed and convincing" - even though it was completely false, the court heard. Sitting at Oxford Crown Court, Judge Michael Gledhill QC said: "It appears that Ahmed had no idea that Mohammed was married. “When she found out, she felt utterly betrayed and took her revenge by putting into effect a comprehensive and orchestrated...
    FRANCE take on Scotland in a crucial Six Nations decider in Paris. The French must win by 21 points and score four tries to secure a first title since 2010 after a dramatic win over Wales. 1Wayne Barnes takes charge of France vs ScotlandCredit: Getty And the man who was on TMO duty for Saturday's win over the Dragons will be in the middle for this one - England's Wayne Barnes. Who is Wayne Barnes? Wayne Barnes was born in 1979 in Bream, in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. He started playing rugby at the age of eight and then took up refereeing at the age of 15. At the age of 21, Barnes became the youngest referee ever appointed to the Panel of National referees. He became a professional referee in 2005. Just two years later, he officiated at the 2007 Rugby World Cup, a competition he would referee at again in 2011 and 2015. Following the retirement of Wales' Nigel Owens, many believe Barnes to be the world's best referee. In this year's Six Nations, Barnes sent off...
    A BARRISTER specialising in rape and abuse cases has been suspended for making lewd remarks to a female trainee. Robert Kearney quizzed her about sex and her underwear and sniffed her neck while in a lift. 2Barrister Robert Kearney has been suspended for six months for making lewd remarks to a female traineeCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd A London Bar hearing ruled married Kearney, who has also represented Premier League footie stars, was guilty of “inappropriate behaviour of a sexual nature” in 2015. At a previous tribunal three years ago he was fined £1,000 for inappropriate drunken comments to a gay pupil barrister. He has now been suspended for six months. Kearney is appealing but a senior barrister who knows him well said: “He’s a disgrace. 2Kearney, who specialises in rape and abuse cases, quizzed the woman about sex and her underwearCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd Most read in NewsExclusiveBYPASS THE PARCELMom trapped after Amazon driver wedges package against front door handleGraphic WarningSEAL ATTACKWoman in charge of dog that mauled Freddie the seal is Oxford-educated lawyer'NEGLECTED'Two face charges after disabled...
    A LONDON lawyer won't let her kids watch the beginning of each episode of The Chase because of one Chaser's nickname. Shaun Wallace, formidable star of telly quiz favourite The Chase, has been nicknamed 'The Dark Destroyer' on ITV's cult quiz show. 6Shaun 'The Dark Destroyer' is a former barrister and quiz championCredit: Rex Features Lawyer Paula Rhone-Adrien appeared on today's Lorraine to discuss Megan Markle and Prince Harry's interview with Oprah and in particular the couple's claim around concerns over their son Archie's skin tones. The couple revealed there had been conversations with Prince Harry and a "family" member about their unborn son and what colour his skin would be - and "what that would mean or look like". Rhone-Adrien revealed she was not surprised that discussion had taken place and was conscious of not letting her children see negative representations of the black community in media. "25 years on, we have a fantastic game show. A quiz show which is on but the only person who is black is named 'The Dark Destroyer'," she told Lorraine. 6Paula Rhone-Adrien told Lorraine...
    A DRUNKEN barrister who groped two female junior lawyers at a social do has been suspended. Craig Tipper, 35, “persistently” grabbed one’s breasts and bottom before she fled to a loo. 1Craig Tipper has been suspended for groping two female junior lawyers at a work doCredit: East Anglian Chambers He then went over to the other and started to stroke her bare leg. Neither felt able to “make a scene” as senior barristers were present, a Bar Tribunals and Adjudication Service hearing in London was told. Tipper - who claimed to have little memory of the evening - put his hand inside the back of one female barrister's dress and tights and grabbed her buttocks before trying to squeeze her breasts over her bra. The tribunal concluded: "It is clear from both [women's] accounts that a common feature is that they understandably felt inhibited from reacting as strongly as they would have wished as a result of a combination of factors. However, they decided that as Tipper had expressed genuine remorse, reduced his drinking and gone on 'sexual harassment awareness'...
    Karim Khan – Sabah Arar/AFP Member states of the International Criminal Court elected British barrister Karim Khan the next prosecutor of the war crimes tribunal on Friday, ending a drawn-out and divisive process to replace Fatou Bensouda when her 9-year term expires later this year. Mr Khan, an assistant U.N. secretary-general, was widely seen as the favorite to get the job. But neither Khan nor any of the other candidates garnered enough support to be appointed by consensus, prompting Friday’s election in the U.N. General Assembly Hall. He won on the second ballot of the 123 parties to the Rome Statute that established the tribunal. He received 72 votes, ahead of Fergal Gaynor of Ireland with 42 votes, Spain’s Carlos Castresana Fernandez with 5 votes and Francesco Lo Voi of Italy with 3 votes. One member did not vote. When Michal Mlynar , vice-president of the Assembly of State Parties, a smattering of applause broke out in the hall, where masked diplomats had voted one by one, putting ballots into spaced out boxes because of COVID-19 restrictions. Mr Khan...
    A single tweet criticising a politically correct court decision has cost a London barrister his career. Jon Holbrook, a top-ranked barrister with an unblemished professional record and thirty years at the bar, was expelled by his chambers after social justice warriors took exception to his comment on a court case involving alleged racial discrimination. Here is the tweet that got him cancelled: The Equality Act undermines school discipline by empowering the stroppy teenager of colour. https://t.co/XLZYQg1Lmw — Jon Holbrook (@JonHolb) January 17, 2021 Holbrook subsequently fell victim to a Twitter pile-on by the usual offendotron suspects. One of them, inevitably, was Labour MP and Shadow Justice Secretary David Lammy, who tweeted “You shame the Bar”: What a pathetic response from a Barrister. No one should be discriminated against because of their race, or because their hair is different. You shame the Bar and undermine your profession. https://t.co/S7P8LVo6TU — David Lammy (@DavidLammy) January 25, 2021 But the outrage was dishonest and confected. Holbrook has defended himself in a closely argued piece for The Critic, which makes it abundantly clear that...
    A SENIOR barrister has been sacked after calling a schoolgirl who was sent home from school because of her Afro hair a “stroppy teenager of colour”. Lawyer Jon Holbrook blasted Ruby Williams, now 19, on Twitter after she was awarded an £8,500 discrimination payout following an Equality Act case against her school. 5Barrister Jon Holbrook has been sacked after calling a schoolgirl a 'stroppyu teenager of colour'Credit: Jon Holbrook Twitter 5Ruby Williams, now 19, was awarded £8,500 after her school repeatedly sent her home because of her Afro hairCredit: Triangle News 5Ruby's story was shared on Twitter by the Equality and Human Rights Commission before barrister Jon Holbrook criticised the Equality ActCredit: Jon Holbrook Twitter The schoolgirl was sent home from Urswick Church of England School in Hackney, east London, four years ago because she had her hair in a natural Afro. The school claimed this broke their school uniform policy. Mr Holbook - who has been a barrister for 30 years - retweeted a video about the case by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, belittling the Equality Act....
    A SENIOR barrister has become embroiled in a racism row after calling a schoolgirl who was sent home from school because of her Afro hair a “stroppy teenager of colour”. Lawyer Jon Holbrook blasted Ruby Williams, now 19, on Twitter after she was awarded an £8,500 discrimination payout following an Equality Act case against her school. 5Ruby Williams, now 19, was awarded £8,500 after her school repeatedly sent her home because of her Afro hairCredit: Triangle News 5Barrister Jon Holbrook has been blasted by lawyer colleagues for calling a schoolgirl awarded an £8,500 discrimination payout a 'stroppy teenager of colour'Credit: Jon Holbrook Twitter 5Ruby's story was shared on Twitter by the Equality and Human Rights Commission before barrister Jon Holbrook criticised the Equality ActCredit: Jon Holbrook Twitter The schoolgirl was sent home from Urswick Church of England School in Hackney, east London, four years ago because she had her hair in a natural Afro. The school claimed this broke their school uniform policy. Mr Holbook - who has been a barrister for 30 years - retweeted a video about the...
    A MARRIED barrister who slapped a junior female colleague's bottom, telling her "I really wanted to smack your a**e" has been told to pay nearly £10,000. Dominic Woolard, 36, held the woman around her neck as he made the comments - before pulling her onto his lap and slapping her on the backside. 5Dominic Woolard slapped a junior female colleague's bottom after holding her around the neckCredit: Refer to Caption 5The barrister was ordered to pay a fine of £6,000 and costs of £3,600Credit: Refer to Caption The married dad-of-two acted in a "sexual" way without the woman's consent, the Bar Disciplinary Tribunal ruled. He was found to have violated her dignity by his "unwanted conduct" during the ordeal in December 2018. The three-person tribunal ruled Woolard, an experienced practising barrister, acted "without integrity and/or did something which could be reasonably seen by the public to undermine his integrity." Woolard, in a position of professional seniority, had the effect of "violating her dignity or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or otherwise offensive environment." It added that Woolard caused the woman...
    Instagram/Alexandra Wilson Barrister Alexandra Wilson Alexandra Wilson is a barrister practicing in Essex County, England, who has spoken out this week about revetly being mistake for a defendant three times in one day during court proceedings. The 25-year-old mixed race attorney has been practicing professionally since 2018 and specializes in criminal and family law, according to her firm’s website. In a Twitter thread on Wednesday, September 23, Wilson detailed her day in court, during which she was mistaken three times for a defendant and once told by a member of the public to wait outside the courtroom because she was a journalist. “I’m absolutely exhausted and [to be honest], I think a light needs to be shone on this,” she wrote. “Especially given so many people like me seem to experience the same thing.” Here’s what you need to know about Alexandra Wilson:1. Wilson Is an Accomplished Attorney & Author of the Book In Black and White: A Young Barrister’s Story of Race and Class in a Broken Justice System Sent out all of my signed bookplates today...
    (CNN)A UK lawyer who wrote a book about discrimination in the court system has said she was racially profiled four times in one day, including being mistaken for a defendant.Alexandra Wilson, a mixed-race barrister who specializes in criminal and family cases, posted a Twitter thread Wednesday detailing the experience, which she said had left her "absolutely exhausted."In the first example, Wilson described how a security officer had assumed she must be a defendant rather than a barrister. A fellow lawyer and a court clerk separately assumed that she was being represented in court, rather than appearing as a barrister. Children whitening skin to avoid racism as hate crimes against minors riseShe was also mistaken for a journalist, she said. Read MoreThe first time, Wilson said, she "tried to shrug it off as an innocent mistake," but the repeated assumptions later led her to tweet her thoughts on the situation. "I don't expect to have to constantly justify my existence at work," tweeted Wilson, whose book "In Black and White" is billed as a "story of race and class in a...
    A TOP barrister has refused to remove an 'offensive' number plate from his yellow Lamborghini. Outraged onlookers have claimed that Sydney lawyer's Peter Lavac's registration plate, "LGOPRNR" cheekily reads "leg opener." 2The offending licence plate on the back of Peter Lavac car Transport New South Wales called for his 'offensive' plates to be removed - however, the barrister responded: "Tough s***." They gave Mr Lavac 18 days to change his number plate, writing in a letter: “Transport for NSW determined that these number plates could be considered offensive and must be returned.” The law-savvy barrister fought for his right to keep the number plate and challenged the letter in his local court on September 1. He argued that it was an issue of free speech. Mr Lavac said: "I resent anyone who’s trying to violate my freedom of speech and expression. "They (the number plates) are meant to be humorous, tongue-in-cheek, funny and entertaining. 2Lavac has won his legal battle "That is how most people find them when it’s explained to them. "But how could you possibly construe recreational sex...
    John Lane is an attorney who lives in Cold Spring. He and his wife, Charlotte Palmer-Lane, moved to Cold Spring in 1999. He spoke with Alison Rooney. When I was in law school, I did a summer internship in London. In England, lawyers are solicitors or barristers. The solicitor usually does everything but appear in court. It’s more relaxed now, but until the late 1990s the barrister’s job was to present the opening and closing arguments, argue the case and question and cross-examine witnesses. During my internship, we followed a barrister around. John Lane today (photos provided) Later, as a young lawyer in New York City, I met my future wife, Charlotte, who is British and was visiting the U.S. She was living in London, so we went back and forth on visits and I spent a summer holiday there. At a certain point, we both felt game for a change. Charlotte had just landed a job at the BBC as a costume designer and I didn’t want to make her leave that. So, in 1987, I moved to London,...
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