GQ publisher fined for contempt of court over Rebekah Brooks article – The Guardian

Posted February 5th, 2016 in contempt of court, fines, interception, media, news by tracey

‘The publisher of GQ magazine has been fined £10,000 after being found in contempt of court over an article that seriously risked prejudicing the phone-hacking trial of Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson.’

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The Guardian, 4th February 2016

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Finance and Divorce Update January 2016 – Family Law Week

‘Edward Heaton, Principal Associate and Jane Booth, Associate, both of Mills & Reeve LLP analyse the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during December 2015.’

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Family Law Week, 8th January 2016

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That’s Entertainment? The Anonymity of Arrestees and the Law – Doughty Street

‘Last week, The Mirror reported that John Leslie was being questioned by police in connection with an alleged sexual assault. The report contained photographs of the police with evidence bags outside Leslie’s house. The Mirror reminded its readers of allegations made against the former TV presenter in 2002 and 2008. This the most recent example of media reports concerning allegations of sexual offences involving public figures.’

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Doughty Street, 2nd December 2015

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Tear down house or go to prison, high court tells farmer in planning dispute – The Guardian

Posted November 10th, 2015 in contempt of court, news, planning, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A farmer has been given a three-month suspended prison sentence for failing to tear down a mock Tudor castle that he built.

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The Guardian, 9th November 2015

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Late Saudi King Fahd’s ‘secret wife’ wins payout – BBC News

‘A woman who says she was the “secret wife” of the late King Fahd of Saudi Arabia has won a multimillion-pound claim at the High Court.’

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BBC News, 3rd November 2015

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Judge calls for fast-track civil contempt procedure after application is stymied by criminal trial – Litigation Futures

‘A claimant found to have brought a bogus personal injury claim – but then cleared of fraud in the Crown Court – can only face civil contempt proceedings if there is new evidence, the High Court has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 4th November 2015

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Becky Watts murder: potential jurors told not to research case – The Guardian

Posted October 7th, 2015 in contempt of court, internet, juries, murder, news by sally

‘Potential jurors in the Becky Watts murder trial have been warned they could face imprisonment if they research the case or discuss it with other people.’

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The Guardian, 6th October 2015

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Jurors and jail: How to avoid going from one to the other, and trying to keep your Ipad in between… – Park Square Barristers

Posted October 7th, 2015 in contempt of court, internet, juries, news by sally

‘You’re called up for jury duty. You’re excited, nervous, curious. You wonder what case you might get, if there will be a celebrity involved. You probably don’t consider whether you’ll end up in prison at the end of your service.’

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Park Square Barristers, 4th October 2015

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Model jailed for false whiplash claim – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 13th, 2015 in contempt of court, fraud, news, personal injuries, sentencing by sally

‘A model and semi-professional footballer has this week been jailed for two months for making up a personal injury claim.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 12th August 2015

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Rebecca Minnock: Grandmother jailed over missing mum lies – BBC News

Posted June 15th, 2015 in child abduction, contempt of court, custody, news, sentencing by sally

‘A grandmother has been sentenced to 10 days in prison for lying in court about the disappearance of her daughter and three-year-old grandson.’

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BBC News, 12th June 2015

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Mother and son missing after custody ruling in Bristol – The Guardian

‘Judge takes exceptional step of lifting reporting restrictions to help find Rebecca and Ethan Minnock and reunite three-year-old with his father.’

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The Guardian, 9th June 2015

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Legal aid legislation ‘disgracefully complex’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 20th, 2015 in contempt of court, legal aid, news by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has called for clarity over ‘disgracefully complex’ legal aid legislation after an elderly man was committed to prison in the absence of publicly funded legal representation to which he was entitled.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 19th May 2015

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Millionaire businessman wins gagging order over alleged sex parties – Daily Telegraph

‘A multi-millionaire businessman has won a permanent ban on a former friend and business colleague from exposing details of alleged sex and drugs parties.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th May 2015

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Theresa May drops rules on ordering universities to ban extremist speakers – The Guardian

Posted March 23rd, 2015 in contempt of court, freedom of expression, news, terrorism, universities by sally

‘The home secretary, Theresa May, has been forced to drop new statutory rules under which ministers could order universities and colleges to ban external extremist speakers.’

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The Guardian, 20th March 2015

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Mental Capacity Law Newsletter – Thirty Nine Essex Street

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Thirty Nine Essex Street, February 2015

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Old Bailey jury ordered not to watch BBC documentary on royals – The Guardian

‘The jury in a trial at the Old Bailey have been ordered not to watch a BBC documentary on the royal family’s relations with the media amid concerns it could prejudice a fair trial of the Sun’s royal editor.’

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The Guardian, 19th February 2015

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R (James) v HM Prison Birmingham and others – WLR Daily

R (James) v HM Prison Birmingham and others [2015] EWCA Civ 58; [2015] WLR (D) 59

‘There was no obligation on a judge to deduct from a term of imprisonment the time spent on remand by a person arrested under section 43 of the Policing and Crime Act 2009 for breach of a final gang injunction order under sections 34 to 36 of the 2009 Act, and subsequently imprisoned for contempt of court pursuant to section 14 of the Contempt of Court Act 1981 and section 120 of the County Courts Act 1984.’

WLR Daily, 9th February 2015

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Victim told to write to vicious attacker or face jail herself – Daily Telegraph

‘A mother who was tortured for seven hours and had her throat slashed in front of her twin sons has been forced to write to her attacker, and could face jail herself if she refuses.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th February 2015

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In re M (Incapacitated Adult) (Best Interests Declaration: Potential Contempt) – WLR Daily

In re M (Incapacitated Adult) (Best Interests Declaration: Potential Contempt) [2015] EWCOP 3; [2015] WLR (D) 42

‘The fact that a party deliberately acted in defiance of a best interests declaration made by the Court of Protection could not, without more, trigger contempt proceedings since a declaration was ultimately no more than a formal, explicit statement or announcement and there could not be “defiance” or “enforcement” of such a declaration.’

WLR Daily, 29th January 2015

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Alexander Horne: Evidence under oath, perjury and parliamentary privilege – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘The issue of select committee powers has received renewed interest during the 2010-15 Parliament, culminating in a report from Liaison Committee on Select committee effectiveness, resources and powers (in October 2012); and, subsequently, a report by the Joint Committee on Parliamentary Privilege in July 2013 (and a Government response later that year).’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 29th January 2015

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