Former N-Dubz singer Dappy guilty of nightclub assault – The Guardian

Posted September 8th, 2014 in assault, contempt of court, news, suspended sentences, witnesses by sally

‘The former N-Dubz singer Dappy has been found guilty of assaulting a man at a nightclub.’

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The Guardian, 5th September 2014

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The iniquity exception – legal privilege and the long-running Ablyazov litigation – Legal Week

‘What you say to your lawyers is truly confidential; no-one, not even a regulator or prosecutor can see it. This is protected by the right to privacy under Article 8, and the right to a fair trial under Article 6 (which includes the right to access to lawyers).’

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Legal Week, 13th August 2014

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‘Arrogant’ barrister has contempt finding set aside – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A barrister accused of ‘breathtaking arrogance’ has had a contempt finding against him set aside, but been referred to the bar’s regulator.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 23rd July 2014

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Teenager fined after taking selfie in court – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 3rd, 2014 in contempt of court, costs, fines, news, photography, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘Joel Norris took a photo of himself and four co-defendants during his trial and uploaded it on to Twitter saying, ‘Lads in the court box lol’.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd July 2014

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Coll v Floreat Merchant Banking Ltd and others (Eggesbo and others, Part 20 defendants) (Solicitors Regulatory Authority intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted June 11th, 2014 in committals, contempt of court, law reports, solicitors, undertakings by sally

Coll v Floreat Merchant Banking Ltd and others (Eggesbo and others, Part 20 defendants) (Solicitors Regulatory Authority intervening) [2014] EWHC 1741 (QB); [2014] WLR (D) 247

‘Whilst there was no specific test for granting permission to make an application for committal for breach of a solicitor’s undertaking, where there was no reasonable prospect of the applicant proving that the relevant solicitor had breached an undertaking, and there was no other good reason to allow the application to proceed, permission should not be granted.’

WLR Daily, 3rd June 2014

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Dar Al Arkan Real Estate Development Co and another v Majid Al-Sayed Bader Hashim Al Refai and others – WLR Daily

Dar Al Arkan Real Estate Development Co and another v Majid Al-Sayed Bader Hashim Al Refai and others: [2014] EWCA Civ 715; [2014] WLR (D) 239

‘CPR r 81.4(3), which gave the court power to order that a company director or officer be imprisoned for a company’s contempt, applied to a director who was outside the jurisdiction.’

WLR Daily, 23rd May 2014

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A (Respondent) v British Broadcasting Corporation (Appellant) (Scotland) – Supreme Court

A (Respondent) v British Broadcasting Corporation (Appellant) (Scotland) [2014] UKSC 25 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 8th May 2014

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Anonymity order compatible with Convention and common law – Supreme Court – UK Human Rights Blog

‘This appeal related to whether the Scottish Courts took the correct approach to prohibit the publication of a name or other matter in connection with court proceedings under section 11 of the Contempt of Court Act 1981, and whether the court’s discretion was properly exercised in this case. The Supreme Court unanimously dismissed the appeal by the BBC.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 9th May 2014

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Judge’s anger adds to acrimony of £500m divorce acrimony of Laura Ashley boss Khoo Kay Peng – The Independent

Posted May 12th, 2014 in civil justice, contempt of court, costs, divorce, news by sally

‘Mr Justice Holman was angry. Pauline Chai, the Miss Malaysia wife of Laura Ashley tycoon Khoo Kay Peng had filed to divorce her husband in a £500m case – yet earlier this month the businessman failed for the second time to turn up at the High Court.’

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The Independent, 9th May 2014

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Dhooharika v Director of Public Prosecutions (Commonwealth Lawyers Association intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted May 1st, 2014 in contempt of court, crime, law reports, media, Privy Council by sally

Dhooharika v Director of Public Prosecutions (Commonwealth Lawyers Association intervening) [2014] UKPC 11; [2014] WLR (D) 179

‘The common law offence of scandalising the court, a species of contempt of court which although abolished by statute in England and Wales continued to exist in many parts of the common law world, was “reasonably justifiable in a democratic society” within the meaning of section 12 of the Constitution of Mauritius.’

WLR Daily, 16th April 2014

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Eve’s Law: addresses of domestic violence victims must be kept secret – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘In busy working environments it is easy to make mistakes but some mistakes are more costly than others. An inadvertent disclosure of a domestic violence victim’s safe address to their abuser, for instance, could cost someone their life. Now signed by 87 MPs, Early Day Motion 900 so called “Eve’s Law” is calling for the greater protection of safe addresses.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 14th April 2014

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Director of the Serious Fraud Office v B – WLR Daily

Director of the Serious Fraud Office v B [2014] UKSC 23; [2014] WLR (D) 151

‘A person who had been extradited to the United Kingdom for trial on a criminal charge, and who prior to his extradition had been guilty of contempt of court by disobeying a court order, could be punished for the contempt notwithstanding that it was not the basis of his extradition.’

WLR Daily, 2nd April 2014

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R v O’Brien (Appellant) – Supreme Court

R v O’Brien (Appellant) [2014] UKSC 23 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 2nd April 2014

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Contempt of Court: reducing the publisher’s risk of breaching court reporting restrictions – Law Commission

‘The Law Commission is recommending that a new online service be established to help journalists and publishers reporting criminal trials discover whether reporting restrictions are in force and, if so, why. The service would be open to all publishers, from large media organisations to individual bloggers.’

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Law Commission, 26th March 2014

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Jurors face two-year jail sentence for researching cases on the internet – The Independent

Posted February 6th, 2014 in bills, contempt of court, crime, internet, juries, news by sally

‘Jurors who are found to be researching cases on the internet will be jailed for up to two years, under a new criminal offence announced today.’

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The Independent, 5th February 2014

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Dar Al Arkan Real Estate Development Co and another v Majid Al-Sayed Bader Hashim Al Refai and others – WLR Daily

Dar Al Arkan Real Estate Development Co and another v Majid Al-Sayed Bader Hashim Al Refai and others [2013] EWHC 4112 (QB); [2013] WLR (D) 9

‘CPR r 81.4(3), which gave the court power to order that a company director or officer be imprisoned for a company’s contempt, applied to a director who was outside the jurisdiction.’

WLR Daily, 20th December 2013

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Contempt of court – controversial reforms seek to secure fair trials and freedom of speech – Legal Week

‘The Law Commission has produced its eagerly awaited report on juror misconduct and internet publications, following extensive consultation. The Commission had been urgently tasked with considering reform in this area, following a number of high-profile contempt cases involving errant jurors and eager publishers.’

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Legal Week, 10th December 2013

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Contempt of Court: Juror Misconduct and Internet Publications – Law Commission

Posted December 10th, 2013 in contempt of court, internet, juries, Law Commission, reports by tracey

‘In a report published today we make recommendations to reform elements of the law governing contempt of court.’

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Law Commission, 9th December 2013

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How to tweet without ending up in prison – The Guardian

‘An ill-judged tweet can land you in a whole lot of legal bother, as Peaches Geldof and Sally Bercow know only too well. So the attorney general’s new guidelines are essential reading.’

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The Guardian, 4th December 2013

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Jurors who search web during cases could be jailed under new proposals – The Guardian

‘Jurors should face up to two years in prison if they search the internet for information about cases beyond what is revealed in court, the Law Commission has recommended.’

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The Guardian, 9th December 2013

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