13-November. In this trial for history, the legal fight of the defendants’ lawyers

No one will be satisfied. Xavier Nogueras, a lawyer specializing in “terro”, has experience of these trials and he knows it. “The expectation is high. It is that of responses, in the field of individual and collective responsibilities. But they cannot be given by the direct perpetrators of the attacks, so that creates additional frustration. … Read more

RTL GUEST – “The lawyer is not there to acquit a culprit”, assures Me Francis Vuillemin

It is a role that intrigues, even shocks: that of the lawyers who defend the most serious criminals during their trial. For Francis Vuillemin, a criminal lawyer who notably defended Maurice Papon, Carlos or Mehdi Nemmouche, the lawyer is above all there to mitigate “the violence of the sentence to come”, but above all not … Read more

At the trial of the November 13 attacks, the first banners of the victims’ lawyers

On the screen of the special assize court, we see a young blonde woman with two black cats in her arms. “We miss Marion. For us, she will always be beautiful and she will always be 24 years old, ” said Me Virginie Bensoussan who came to the bar to talk about Marion, this “little … Read more

A drink leads to the cancellation of a trial

Thomas Meehan. Source: YouTube A man convicted of murder has just had his conviction quashed, as the friendship between the trial judge and the crown attorney cast a shadow over the fairness of the proceedings. Convicted of murder in 2017, Andrew Cowan has just won his case before the Ontario Court of Appeal, which overturned … Read more

his trial postponed, his lawyer evokes a man who “could even die”

This Wednesday, June 8, Pierre Ménès was to be tried for alleged acts of “sexual assault”. The Paris Criminal Court finally decided to postpone this trial to March 8, 2023. “In a file with a gray area for and against, it is to your client’s advantage that it is not a sloppy file”, argued the … Read more

around sixty cats found frozen or buried after an eviction

Dozens of them were found mixed with iced popsicles and breaded fish fillets in the freezer, while others were buried in the dirt of numerous flowerpots scattered around the house. About sixty cats were found frozen or buried by the owners of a house in Bellegarde-en-Forez (Loire) following the eviction of their occupants, we learned … Read more

Canadian Law Awards: Quebecers rewarded

Montreal partners Alexandre Forest and Francois Viau as well as lawyer Ilias Hmimas. Source: Gowling WLG website Awarded by Lexpert, the prizes Canadian Law Awards annually celebrate the best in the profession. They highlight the work of law firms, in-house legal teams and lawyers across the country, as well as their landmark transactions over the … Read more

Court axes BLG fees

Judge Karen M. Rogers. Source: Langlois website The Superior Court considered that the firm had failed in its obligation to inform its client and awarded him only a fraction of the amount claimed. Because the fees were billed without regard to the actual value of the work performed, and without the client knowing what to … Read more

“We will not give up”, says Sand Van Roy’s lawyer

The Paris Court of Appeal on Tuesday confirmed the dismissal order in favor of producer Luc Besson, accused since May 2018 of rape by actress Sand Van Roy. For master Thierry Marembert, lawyer for Luc Besson, this new decision only confirms the innocence of his client. “He is happy with this decision. It was still … Read more

Russian soldier on trial for war crime ‘is not guilty’, says his lawyer

The 21-year-old meanwhile said he was “sincerely sorry” for killing a 62-year-old man in northeastern Ukraine. Russian soldier tried in kyiv for war crime in Ukraine «is not guilty“Said his lawyer on the third day of this first trial of its kind since the start of the Russian invasion, the verdict of which will be … Read more