Campaigner’s lawyers challenge secrecy over police spy accused of lying in court – The Guardian

‘Prosecutors are due on Monday to defend their decision to keep secret the cause of a miscarriage of justice involving an undercover police officer who allegedly used his fictitious identity in a criminal trial to conceal his covert work.’

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The Guardian, 26th January 2014

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Judge warns jury of wrongful prejudice over defendant’s Muslim face veil – The Guardian

‘A judge warned a jury on Wednesday that it was wrong to be prejudiced against anyone because of their expression of religious faith, as a Muslim defendant prepared to go on trial wearing a full face veil.’

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The Guardian, 22nd January 2014

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Right to die: the issues before the Supreme Court – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted January 21st, 2014 in assisted suicide, crime, defence, evidence, necessity, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘Tony Nicklinson lost his legal battle in 2012 for a judicial ruling that, were his wife to administer life-ending drugs to him at his express request, she would not be liable to prosecution for murder.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 20th January 2014

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Defence of marital coercion used by Vicky Pryce to be abolished – The Guardian

‘The defence of marital coercion, unsuccessfully used by Chris Huhne’s former wife Vicky Pryce at her trial last year, is to be abolished.’

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The Guardian, 17th January 2014

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IPCC face conferring ban after fatal police shootings – The Independent

Posted January 20th, 2014 in complaints, evidence, firearms, inquests, news, ombudsmen, police by sally

‘Police officers could be banned from conferring after fatal shootings in the wake of the death of Mark Duggan.’

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The Independent, 17th January 2014

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MoJ confirms plans for medical whiplash panels – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 16th, 2014 in doctors, evidence, fraud, limitations, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘The Ministry of Justice has confirmed that a working group will next month begin the process of creating medical panels to assess whiplash injury claims.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 16th January 2014

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Disclosure costs force CPS to drop drugs case – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Crown Prosecution Service offered no evidence in a case of alleged conspiracy to supply class A drugs after the judge refused a prosecution application to adduce new evidence on the second day of the trial.’

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Law Society’s Gazette. 14th January 2014

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I Want My Baby Back – BBC One Panorama

Posted January 13th, 2014 in adoption, evidence, expert witnesses, family courts, news, social services by tracey

‘John Sweeney investigates the secretive world of the family courts and asks whether some parents may have unfairly lost their children forever. BBC One 13th January 2014′

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BBC One, 13th January 2014

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Is the Mental Capacity Act incompatible with the ECHR? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted January 10th, 2014 in Court of Protection, evidence, human rights, mental health, news, select committees by tracey

‘A group of leading lawyers has expressed concern that the current system for representation of certain protected parties (P) in Court of Protection proceedings is incompatible with the ECHR.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 10th January 2014

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Parkside Nursing Home deaths: Police to review evidence – BBC News

Posted January 10th, 2014 in care homes, care workers, disciplinary procedures, elderly, evidence, news by tracey

‘Police are to review evidence given at a tribunal after five “severely” neglected patients died in two weeks at a Northampton home.’

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BBC News, 9th January 2014

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MacLennan v Morgan Sindall (Infrastructure) plc – WLR Daily

Posted January 9th, 2014 in civil procedure rules, evidence, news, witnesses by sally

MacLennan v Morgan Sindall (Infrastructure) plc [2013] EWHC 4044 (QB); [2013] WLR (D) 509

‘The power to prohibit the calling of witnesses under CPR r 32.2(3) sat towards the more extreme end of the court’s powers and was a power to be considered after less intrusive measures had been considered and rejected.’

WLR Daily, 17th December 2013

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Mark Duggan inquest key evidence: Was he really armed? Were the police under threat? – The Independent

Posted January 9th, 2014 in evidence, firearms, inquests, news, police by sally

‘To the police on the job, it started with a “textbook” stop of a minicab carrying a dangerous gangster. Three police cars forced Mark Duggan’s vehicle to pull over following intelligence that he had picked up a gun from a criminal associate.’

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The Independent, 9th January 2014

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Divorced wife ‘cheated out of millions after husband failed to reveal assets’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 19th, 2013 in appeals, divorce, evidence, financial provision, news by tracey

‘A divorced wife claims her ex-husband misled her about the value of his computer software business to cheat her out of a multi-million-pound settlement. Alison Sharland, 46, says Charles, 53, convinced her to give up her claim to an equal share when they divorced.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th December 2013

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The need for Gypsies and Travellers to respond to the Government’s balance of competences review on fundamental rights – Garden Court Chambers Blog

Posted December 16th, 2013 in complaints, EC law, evidence, gipsies, human rights, news by sally

‘Marc Willers explains why it is so important that Gypsies and Travellers respond to the Government’s balance of competences review on fundamental rights by submitting evidence before 13 January 2014.

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Garden Court Chambers Blog, 13th December 2013

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Man wrongly convicted of sexual assault is freed after 17 years in jail – The Guardian

‘A man who spent 17 years behind bars after being wrongly convicted of a sexual assault has been freed by the court of appeal after DNA evidence pointed to another man as the perpetrator.’

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The Guardian, 13th December 2013

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The Shortcomings of Computer-Generated Exhibits – Criminal Law and Justice Weekly

Posted December 9th, 2013 in computer programs, evidence, juries, news by sally

‘Guidelines should be given on the use of computer-generated exhibits, Dr Gareth Norris writes.’

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Criminal Law and Justice Weekly,

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Paying the price for speaking freely about FIFA – the Triesman libel proceedings – Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

‘The Court of Appeal will soon be delivering judgment in a high-profile clash between the head of Thailand’s football federation, Dato Worawi Makudi, and Lord Triesman, the former chairman of the FA, which raises an issue of high constitutional importance.’

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Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 9th December 2013

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Profumo affair scapegoat’s wrongful conviction down to top judges, says QC – The Guardian

‘Senior judges were to blame for the wrongful conviction of osteopath Stephen Ward who become a public scapegoat during the Profumo affair, according a fresh legal examination of the 1963 trial.’

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The Guardian, 2nd December 2013

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Marine convicted of Afghan murder appeals to preserve anonymity – The Guardian

Posted November 27th, 2013 in Afghanistan, anonymity, appeals, courts martial, evidence, murder, news, video recordings by tracey

‘Lawyers for a Royal Marine convicted of murdering an injured Afghan prisoner will tell appeal court judges that he and his family could face possible revenge attacks if he is named.’

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The Guardian, 27th November 2013

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Andrew Mitchell condemns police and CPS over plebgate – The Guardian

‘In a press conference, Mitchell condemned the police for failing to arrest Rowland or to interview him under caution, and attacked the Crown Prosecution Service for failing to get to the bottom of what had happened.’

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The Guardian, 26th November 2013

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