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News & Events: Alejandra Llorente Tascon

News 25th November 2020
Alejandra Llorente Tascon

Diversity at the Criminal Bar

Alejandra Llorente Tascon has been speaking to Martin Bentham of the Evening London Standard about how Diversity at the Criminal Bar has been affected by debt, low fees and the current pandemic. Alejandra is the joint Chair of the Criminal Bar Association’s (CBA) Young Bar Committee and a member of their Social Mobility Committee. To read […]

Webinar Archive 3rd September 2020

Prison & Parole Hearings in the Age of COVID-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected all areas of public life and has changed the way the legal professions work. The impact of the changes in prisons has been particularly acute for our clients and for practitioners in crime and civil alike. In Prison & Parole Hearings in the Age of COVID-19, the speakers explore the changes […]

Past Events
3rd Sep 2020, 12:30 to 13:30

Prison & Parole Hearings in the Age of COVID-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected all areas of public life and has changed the way the legal professions work. The impact of the changes in prisons has been particularly acute for our clients and for practitioners in crime and civil alike. In this two-part discussion we explore the changes to the prison regime during the […]

News 15th July 2020
Alejandra Llorente Tascon

Alejandra secures lengthy custodial sentence

Alejandra Llorente Tascon, acting on behalf of the Prosecution, secured a custodial sentence of 6 years, after the defendant, Narcis-Bogdan Stoica, 29, from Neamt County, Romania attempted to import 15 kilos of Class A drugs with a  street value of an estimated £1.2 million. The National Crime Agency began investigating the Defendant after Border Force officials stopped […]

Webinar Archive 17th June 2020

Dishonesty in the Criminal Courts

In ‘Dishonesty in the Criminal Courts’ Tim Akers and Alejandra Llorente Tascon explore the evolution of the test for ‘dishonesty’, from R v Ghosh [1982] EWCA Crim 2, to the present-day test in Ivey v Genting Casinos [2017] UKSC 67. The webinar will also explore the applicability of the Ivey test for ‘dishonesty’ in criminal courts following the Court of Appeal’s […]

Past Events
17th Jun 2020, 15:00 to 16:00

Dishonesty in the Criminal Courts and Adjusting to ‘the New Normal’

Tim Akers and Alejandra Llorente Tascon explore the evolution of the test for ‘dishonesty’, from R v Ghosh [1982] EWCA Crim 2, to the present-day test in Ivey v Genting Casinos [2017] UKSC 67. The webinar will also explore the applicability of the Ivey test for ‘dishonesty’ in criminal courts following the Court of Appeal’s recent ruling in Barton & Booth v The […]

Blog 30th April 2020
Alejandra Llorente Tascon

Dishonesty: Barton & Booth v The Queen

CASE SUMMARY: Barton & Booth-v-The Queen [2020] EWCA Crim 575. The Court of Appeal considers whether the new definition of ‘dishonesty’ given by the Supreme Court in  the case of Ivey v Genting Casinos (UK) (trading as Cockfords Club) [2017] UKSC 67 applies in criminal cases.  This was an appeal against conviction brought on various grounds, primarily […]

Blog 28th April 2020
Alejandra Llorente Tascon

Unexplained Wealth Orders: The Weapon Against Dirty Money

Unexplained Wealth Orders: The Weapon Against Dirty Money – National Crime Agency -v- Baker & Others [2020] EWHC 822 (Admin)   What is an Unexplained Wealth Order? Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWO’s) were introduced into law through section 1 of the Criminal Finances Act 2017 by inserting section 362A to I into Part 8 of the Proceeds […]

Blog 17th April 2020
Domestic Abuse during COVID-19

The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) Regulations 2020

A Practical Guide to The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) Regulations 2020 Justin Gau introduces us to The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) Regulations 2020. The regulations were introduced as a response to the serious and imminent threat to public health posed by the Coronavirus. In accordance with section 45R of the Public Health (Control of Disease) […]

News 29th January 2020
Alejandra Llorente Tascon

Alejandra secures not guilty verdicts for unfit defendant charged with sexual assault

Alejandra Llorente Tascon represented H before the Crown Court at Swindon facing charges of sexual assault. It was alleged that H had followed a 15-year old girl on her way to school and while on a small and isolated road, H lifted up the complainant’s school skirt and touched her buttocks. The complainant picked out […]

News 21st November 2019
Alejandra Llorente Tascon

Alejandra Llorente Tascon elected to Criminal Bar Association Executive Committee

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Alejandra Llorente Tascon has been elected to the Criminal Bar Association Executive Committee. The Executive Committee was formed to represent the views and interests of the practising members of the Criminal Bar in England and Wales. Alejandra will take her role from January 2020, for further information […]

News 30th August 2019
Alejandra Llorente Tascon

Alejandra Llorente Tascon secures acquittals at half time for client charged with Section 18 wounding with intent

Alejandra Llorente Tascon has successfully represented a man charged with section 18 wounding with intent to cause GBH and attempted wounding with intent to cause GBH. It was alleged that the Defendant had stabbed the complainant in the face and attempted to throw hot oil over him. The trial took place at Hove Crown Court […]

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