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

Mental Capacity Law Newsletter (PDF)

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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Ched Evans: Attorney general’s office probe into website – BBC News

Posted January 7th, 2015 in attorney general, contempt of court, employment, internet, news, rape, sentencing, sport, victims by tracey

‘The attorney general’s office is considering whether a website supporting convicted rapist Ched Evans breached contempt of court laws.’

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BBC News, 6th January 2014

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IBC Legal Conferences’ 8th Annual Social Media Law Conference – Attorney General’s Office

Posted December 1st, 2014 in contempt of court, freedom of expression, internet, pornography, speeches by tracey

‘IBC Legal Conferences’ 8th Annual Social Media Law Conference – Attorney General’s sppech.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 27th November 2014

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Family pressure group “had no business” in applying for habeas corpus on behalf of mother – UK Human Rights Blog

‘An application for habeas corpus by a pressure group was completely “hopeless” and “entirely misconceived”. The appellant’s challenge to the decision of the judge below was equally devoid of merit. Third party applications are only appropriate where the prisoner is incommunicado or where the impediment preventing the prisoner from acting is ignorance or disability. It was entirely inappropriate in these circumstances, where the prisoner had been represented by counsel throughout the proceedings which resulted in her imprisonment, or where her detention had already ended before the application for habeas corpus was made.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 18th November 2014

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Naked Rambler loses at European court over right to public nudity – The Guardian

‘A man known as the Naked Rambler has lost his case at the European court of human rights where, he claimed he had a right to bare all in public.’

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The Guardian, 28th October 2014

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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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