Regina v Goldsborough – WLR Daily

Posted July 30th, 2015 in appeals, crime, firearms, law reports, licensing by sally

Regina v Goldsborough [2015] EWCA Crim 1278; [2015] WLR (D) 324

‘Failure to obtain a firearm certificate for an air pistol which had become prohibited was an offence under section 1 of the Firearms Act 1968 rather than section 5(1)(af).’

WLR Daily, 23rd June 2015

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Regina v Ali (Yasir) and another – WLR Daily

Regina v Ali (Yasir) and another [2015] EWCA Crim 1279; [2015] WLR (D) 327

‘A car journey of a few miles constituted “travel”, within section 58(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, for the purposes of the offence of trafficking within the United Kingdom for sexual exploitation.’

WLR Daily, 17th July 2015

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Uncertain times for insurance NEDs – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted July 28th, 2015 in banking, crime, news by sally

‘Amongst the mass of regulatory measures introduced in recent times to prevent a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis, perhaps the most potent is that provided by section 36 of the Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013, headed “Offence relating to a decision causing a financial institution to fail”. It comes into force on 7 March 2016.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 1st June 2015

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Listed Building Prosecutions: A Practical Guide “Pitfalls Which Local Planning Authorities Should Avoid” – No. 5 Chambers

Posted July 28th, 2015 in crime, listed buildings, local government, news, planning, prosecutions by sally

‘There are three principal weapons in the local authority armoury to tackle breaches of planning control in respect of listed buildings: (i) criminal prosecution (ii) listed building enforcement notice and (iii) injunction pursuant to section 44A (1) of the Listed Buildings Act 1990. They are not mutually incompatible. Criminal prosecution can be pursued alongside service of an enforcement notice or injunctive proceedings.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 2nd July 2015

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Revising the Victims’ Code – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 24th, 2015 in codes of practice, consultations, crime, news, victims by sally

‘The statutory Code of Practice for Victims of Crime (“the Code”) places obligations on core criminal justice agencies to provide victims of crime with support and information.’

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Ministry of Justice, 16th July 2015

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Knife crime in England and Wales up for first time in four years – The Guardian

Posted July 17th, 2015 in crime, news, offensive weapons, statistics by tracey

‘Knife crime has increased in England and Wales for the first time in four years, with the number of assaults with blades rising 13%, according to the latest set of police recorded crime figures.’

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The Guardian, 16th July 2015

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FGM and the Serious Crime Act 2005 – Family Law Week

Posted July 16th, 2015 in crime, female genital mutilation, news by tracey

‘Nkumbe Ekaney QC of Albion Chambers and Charlotte Proudman of Mansfield Chambers consider the important provisions introduced to protect girls and women from FGM.’

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Family Law Week, 15th July 2015

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How mad must you be, not to be responsible for your actions? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted July 14th, 2015 in appeals, crime, mental health, negligence, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘Dunnage v. Randall & UK Insurance Ltd [2015] EWCA Civ 673, 2 July 2015
This is an extraordinary case, and one which goes deep down into why the law of wrongs (or torts) makes people compensate others for injury and losses, whereas the criminal law may decide that a crime has not been committed.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 14th July 2015

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People who carry knives to be jailed under ‘two strikes’ rule – The Guardian

Posted July 8th, 2015 in crime, news, sentencing, weapons, young offenders by sally

‘A mandatory “two strikes and you’re out’’ minimum six-month prison sentence for carrying a knife, which was blocked more than a year ago by the Liberal Democrats, is to be finally introduced next week.’

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The Guardian, 7th July 2015

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Referral fees in criminal cases could lead to “arrest chasing” – Legal Futures

Posted June 18th, 2015 in barristers, consultations, crime, fees, legal aid, news, solicitors, third parties by sally

‘Removing the ban on referral fees in criminal cases could lead to “arrest chasing” by solicitors, the Bar Council has warned, and result in “as much public opprobrium” as ambulance chasing.’

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Legal Futures, 17th June 2015

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SAS deaths: criminal charges may follow inquest – The Guardian

Posted June 18th, 2015 in armed forces, crime, health & safety, inquests, news, police, prosecutions, witnesses by sally

‘Police and health and safety lawyers argue against media attempt to see witness statements in case they prejudice future prosecutions.’

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The Guardian, 17th June 2015

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Legal aid fees to be cut by 8.75%, confirms Ministry of Justice – The Guardian

Posted June 11th, 2015 in budgets, crime, fees, legal aid, news by sally

‘Legal aid fees for criminal solicitors will be cut by 8.75% and the number of contracts for attending police stations and magistrates court reduced by two-thirds, the Ministry of Justice has confirmed.’

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The Guardian, 10th June 2015

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Chrissy Chambers: YouTube star launches legal bid against ex-boyfriend who posted sex video online – The Independent

Posted June 4th, 2015 in crime, damages, harassment, news, pornography, privacy by sally

‘An American YouTube star who claims her British ex-boyfriend posted a secret video of them having sex online is launching complex legal bid for damages and criminal prosecution in the UK courts.’

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The Independent, 4th June 2015

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Internet troll conviction rates soar in a decade, figures reveal – The Independent

Posted May 26th, 2015 in crime, electronic mail, internet, malicious communications, news, statistics by sally

‘Convictions for crimes under a law used to prosecute internet trolls have increased nearly eight-fold in a decade, official figures reveal. Last year, 1,209 people were found guilty of offences under Section 127 of the Communications Act 2003 compared with 143 in 2004.’

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The Independent, 24th May 2015

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The London borough that has turned homeless people into ‘criminals – The Independent

Posted May 21st, 2015 in ASBOs, crime, fines, homelessness, local government, London, news by sally

‘Homeless people face being criminalised in a east London borough due to a ban on anti-social behaviour, a charity has warned.’

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The Independent, 21st May 2015

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Victims of disability hate crime are still being let down, report claims – The Guardian

‘Victims of disability hate crimes are being failed by police, prosecutors and the probation service, according to a report by inspectors.’

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The Guardian, 21st May 2015

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Regina v Bryon – WLR Daily

Posted April 30th, 2015 in appeals, burglary, crime, DNA, evidence, law reports by sally

Regina v Bryon [2015] WLR (D) 180

‘While DNA evidence taken from a moveable object was on its own insufficient for a prosecution case to go to a jury, DNA evidence combined with admissible evidence of a previous conviction for a similar offence was a sufficient basis.’

WLR Daily, 22nd April 2015

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Regina (LHS) v First-Tier Tribunal (Criminal Injuries and Compensation) – WLR Daily

Regina (LHS) v First-Tier Tribunal (Criminal Injuries and Compensation) [2015] EWHC 1077 (Admin); [2015] WLR (D) 181

‘The discount rate determined by the Lord Chancellor under section 1(1) of the Damages Act 1996 was applicable to the quantification of future loss under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 1990.’

WLR Daily, 21st April 2015

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Regina v Hunter (Nigel); Regina v Saruwu (Joseph); Regina v Johnstone (Ian); Regina v Walker (Alan); Regina v Lonsdale (Paul) – WLR Daily

Posted April 30th, 2015 in crime, good character, jury directions, law reports by sally

Regina v Hunter (Nigel); Regina v Saruwu (Joseph); Regina v Johnstone (Ian); Regina v Walker (Alan); Regina v Lonsdale (Paul) [2015] EWCA Crim 631; [2015] WLR (D) 176

‘Only defendants with a good character or deemed to be of effective good character were entitled to a good character direction. Where a defendant had a bad character, a judge was not obliged to give a good character direction; he or she had a discretion.’

WLR Daily, 16th April 2015

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Curbing the Good Character Direction – Zenith Chambers

Posted April 29th, 2015 in appeals, civil procedure rules, crime, good character, juries, news by sally

‘A specially constituted fivemember Court of Appeal handed down judgment last week in the case of R v Hunter & Others [2015] EWCA Crim 631. The court heard a number of appeals concerning the circumstances in which a good character direction should be given and the extent of such a direction.’

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Zenith Chambers, 20th April 2015

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