Giles Fleming on Open Justice and the need for clarity in procedure

19 June 2019

This article examines the recent decision in R(Ewing) v The Crown Court at Isleworth [2019] EWHC 288 (Admin). This case was a Judicial Review of a decision made by the Crown Court to limit the times at which members of public could enter the Court to watch a hearing. The result of this Judicial Review will be felt at Crown Courts across the country.

Giles joined Chambers in 2017, and became a tenant in June 2018. In this course of his pupillage and his previous position with another leading Chambers in London, Giles gained a wide range of experience in a number of areas. He worked with the team prosecuting the

LIBOR and EURIBOR litigation, an SFO prosecution of complex inter-bank trading fraud; was involved in the leading case of R v Joseph & Others [2017] EWCA Crim 36 on the defences available to victims of human trafficking; and as a result also assisted in the reparation of the practitioner text Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery: Law and Practice (Southwell, Brewer and Douglas-Jones), focussing in that context on the prosecution of the perpetrators of trafficking.

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