Struck off and now disbarred: lawyer who defrauded the Law Society – Legal Futures

‘A former solicitor and non-practising barrister who was convicted of a string of offences – including assaulting two police officers and defrauding the Law Society of £23,000 while a member of its council – has been disbarred two months after she was struck off the roll of solicitors.’

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Legal Futures, 27th March 2015

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Judge praises bravery of schoolgirls who rescued victim of riverside attackers – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 23rd, 2015 in assault, news, school children, victims by sally

‘A judge ordered that three 13-year-old schoolgirls should each be awarded £200 as reward for intervening in violent attack.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st March 2015

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What should we do with violent children? One secure home may have the answer – The Guardian

‘The young people locked up in Clayfields House have been convicted of serious crimes, from assault to murder. Under close supervision, many have turned their lives around – but now this unusual prison may be under threat.’

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The Guardian, 18th March 2015

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Removal of clothing by police and Article 8 ECHR – Court of Appeal expresses sympathy for vulnerable position of children in custody – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The Court of Appeal has considered the compatibility with Article 8 ECHR of the police’s removal of a 14 year old girl’s clothing after she had been arrested and taken to a police station.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 9th March 2015

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Teenager sentenced for throwing bleach in model’s face – The Guardian

Posted March 3rd, 2015 in assault, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A teenager who threw bleach into a young model’s face in a “spiteful and vengeful act” has been sentenced to 27 months in a young offender institution.’

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The Guardian, 2nd March 2015

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Alternative dispute resolution – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The recent case of Laporte v The Commissioner for the Police of the Metropolis [2015] EWHC 371 (QB), which came before Turner J (pictured), reinforced the pro-ADR stance of courts and the obligation on parties to seriously consider and engage with ADR processes. Although the case also dealt with indemnity costs, this article specifically focuses upon ADR.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 2nd March 2015

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New rules to crackdown on violent prisoners come into force – Attorney General’s Office

Posted February 27th, 2015 in assault, press releases, prisons, prosecutions, sentencing, violence by tracey

‘A significant step forward in the fight against violence in prisons has been taken, with the publication of a joint national protocol.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 27th February 2015

Source: www.gov.uk/ago

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Depression linked to violent crime, study finds – BBC News

Posted February 25th, 2015 in alcohol abuse, assault, crime, drug abuse, mental health, murder, news, sexual offences, violence by sally

‘People with a depressive illness are three times more likely to commit a violent or sex crime than those in the general population, a study suggests.’

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BBC News, 25th February 2015

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Tina Love jailed over Butlins nose-bite panto attack – BBC News

Posted February 16th, 2015 in assault, grievous bodily harm, holidays, news, sentencing by sally

‘A woman who bit off part of another woman’s nose at Butlins during a children’s pantomime has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 13th February 2015

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Fifty Shades court cases: a Grey area of law – Daily Telegraph

‘The man who squirted his girlfriend with brown sauce, the woman with faulty lubricant…The five most bizarre court cases inspired by 50 Shades of Grey.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th February 2015

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Councillor Doug McMurdo guilty of punching teens – BBC News

Posted February 5th, 2015 in assault, local government, news by sally

‘A councillor has been found guilty of punching two teenagers in a drunken attack outside a village hall.’

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BBC News, 5th February 2015

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Four burglars jailed for ‘savage’ attack on university professor – The Guardian

Posted February 2nd, 2015 in assault, burglary, grievous bodily harm, news, sentencing by sally

‘Four burglars who took part in a raid which left a university professor “savagely” beaten have been jailed.’

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The Guardian, 30th January 2015

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Serious assaults in prison ‘at highest level for ten years’ – BBC News

Posted January 30th, 2015 in assault, news, prisons, statistics by sally

‘Serious assaults in prisons in England and Wales reached their highest level for at least ten years, figures from the Ministry of Justice show.’

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BBC News, 29th January 2015

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Julian Cole family hit out at IPCC over police brutality allegations – The Guardian

‘The family of a 21-year-old athlete left with a broken neck after he was detained by police 20 months ago have spoken publicly for the first time, complaining they are no clearer about what happened.’

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The Guardian, 26th January 2015

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Coventry kidnap gang who cut off man’s finger jailed – BBC News

Posted January 27th, 2015 in assault, blackmail, conspiracy, false imprisonment, gangs, kidnapping, news, sentencing by sally

‘A kidnap gang who cut off a man’s finger to get a £20,000 ransom have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 26th January 2015

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Man jailed for 17 years for murder of girlfriend with kitchen knife – The Guardian

Posted January 26th, 2015 in assault, domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘Andre Bright killed Victoria Adams, with whom he had a young daughter, after a period of abusive behaviour.’

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2015

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Met policeman cleared after kicking mother tending to her child in hospital – The Guardian

Posted January 23rd, 2015 in assault, hospitals, news, police by sally

‘A police officer who kicked and hit a mother as she sat by the hospital bed of her sick child, leaving her with more than 40 injuries, has been cleared of actual bodily harm.’

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The Guardian, 22nd January 2015

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Woman guilty of assault for throwing water – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 22nd, 2015 in assault, children, conditional discharge, costs, news, noise by sally

‘Michelle Dodd convicted after Stockport magistrates hear of her long-standing dispute with neighbour over ‘noisy’ children playing outside on trampoline.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st January 2015

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DPP to consult on greater assistance to victims giving evidence at court – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Alison Saunders, the Director of Public Prosecutions, has today [19 January 2015] published a major consultation on the approach to ensuring victims are properly assisted for the trial process at court and called for an overhaul of the service provided to witnesses to ensure that they are able to give the best possible evidence. The proposals are subject to an eight week public consultation.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 19th January 2015

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

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Rape victims will be warned of defence lawyer tactics under new guidelines – Daily Telegraph

‘Director of Public Prosecutions launches controversial new guidelines intended to help victims and witnesses through giving evidence in court.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th January 2015

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