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Bar Council response to the the Law Commission’s third consultation paper on AV law

26th March 2021

The Bar Council of England and Wales has published its response to the Law Commission’s third consultation paper on the law of automated vehicles.  Alex Glassbrook led the Bar Council’s team, writing the response with Adam King (of QEB Hollis Whiteman) and Lucy McCormick (of Henderson Chambers).  This is a detailed response, by the Law Reform Committee of the Bar Council, to the last stage of the Law Commission’s three-year consultation on AV law.  The Law Commission proposes significant changes to British road transport law, to accommodate automated vehicle technologies – from automated cars to delivery robots – including new methods of regulating vehicles, assuring safety and attributing civil and criminal responsibility.  The Law Commission’s review of AV law is due to conclude at the end of 2021, with regulation likely to follow.


Alex Glassbrook

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TGC Inquests and Inquiries Newsletter

18th March 2021

Welcome to the inaugural edition of the TGC Inquests and Inquiries newsletter, a twice-yearly publication containing articles on recent key legal developments in these fields, as well as a selection of recent noteworthy cases in which Members of Chambers have been involved.


Keith Morton QCAndrew O’Connor QCNicholas Moss QCFiona CanbyDavid R. WhiteEmily WilsdonEllen RobertsonScarlett MilliganHarriet WakemanOlivia Rosenstrom

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National Security Law textbook

18th March 2021

A practitioners’ textbook which provides detailed coverage of UK national security law in one place for the first time. The book explains the concept of national security, the respective constitutional functions of the various branches of government, and the law relating to the security and intelligence agencies. It describes executive measures that are deployed to disrupt threats to national security and civil proceedings concerning them. It also deals with the criminal law, and the other contexts in which national security issues can arise. It will be an invaluable guide to anyone instructed in cases in which national security issues are involved.


Robin Tam QCAndrew O’Connor QC


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