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20 June 2016

11th Annual Bindmans and UCL Debate - The Prevent Guidance: Preventing extremism or promoting prejudice?

It has been a year since 'Prevent', a limb of the government's counter-terrorism strategy, was given statutory teeth under the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015. Prevent imposes a statutory duty on public authorities to 'have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism'.

Watch our recent debate chaired by David Anderson QC (Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation).  The debate examines whether the policy is too broad in defining extremism - whether Prevent is effective in stopping 'radicalisation' or does it simply alienate the very communities it hopes to engage? And are the curbs on our liberties justified?

The Panel: Anjum Khan (Director, Collaborative Ventures); Malia Bouattia (President-elect, National Union of Students); Simon Cole (National Police Chiefs' Council lead on Prevent) and Miqdaad Versi (Assistant Secretary General, Muslim Council of Britain)

This video was produced by UCL Faculty of Laws.

14 August 2015

Jude Lanchin discusses sentencing for cannabis production on the Victoria Derbyshire show

Jude Lanchin,  Associate, Criminal Law Team at Bindmans LLP, discusses sentencing for cannabis production following reports of a 16% drop in police raids on cannabis  houses and ‘farms’. The interview originally aired on Thursday 13 August 2015 on the Victoria Derbyshire show on BBC Two.

24 July 2015

Tenth Annual UCL and Bindmans Debate

The TTIP. Is it a modern day Magna Carta, but for business, and where will it leave citizens' rights?

Watch our recent debate on the The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), chaired by Joshua Rozenberg. You'll hear from our panel of speakers on the issues surrounding this controversial subject.

The Panel: Jacqueline Minor (Head of the European Commission’s Representation in the UK); Antonios Tzanakopoulos (Associate Professor of Public International Law, University of Oxford); Allie Renison (Head of Europe & Trade Policy, Institute of Directors); and Nick Dearden (Director, Global Justice Now).

This video was produced by UCL Faculty of Laws.

23 June 2015

BBC1 South reports the passing of terminally ill teenager following right to life legal battle

Alex Elliott, the teenager at the centre of a fight between University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust and his parents about whether he should continue to be given life preserving treatment died in June 2015. Laura Hobey-Hamsher of Bindmans LLP represented Mr Elliott's father speaks to BBC1 South News.

10 March 2015

Partner Farhana Shahzady features on Channel 4’s programme The Restoration Man

Farhana Shahzady, Partner of Bindmans LLP speaks to George Clarke - The Restoration Man about ransom strips. Farhana discusses the purpose of ransom strips, costs involved and the legal implications property developers are advised to consider.

10 December 2014

Discussing the Torture Report on Human Rights Day

Saimo Chahal QC (Hon) features in a report on Islam Channel TV which discusses the CIA torture report. The Senate Select Committee's report was released earlier this week and reveals details of torture used by the USA following 9/11.

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