Liberty Baker: Driver jailed for schoolgirl’s death – BBC News

Posted April 17th, 2015 in dangerous driving, drug abuse, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who killed a 14-year-old girl when his car mounted the pavement and hit a group of people has been sentenced to four years in prison.’

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BBC News, 16th April 2015

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The Criminal Courts Charge: a “tax on the poor” or making criminals “pay their way”? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted April 16th, 2015 in appeals, courts, criminal procedure, fees, guilty pleas, news by sally

‘Much has been written about the criminal courts charge – a new mandatory financial charge incurred by convicted defendants (after a trial or entering a guilty plea) and unsuccessful appellants. I wrote a short “explainer” piece setting out the key provisions for UK Criminal Law Blog here. In essence, the charge accounts for a contribution to the costs of running the courts – making criminals “pay their way”, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling said.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 15th April 2015

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Boy, 13, jailed after admitting to north London stabbing – The Guardian

Posted April 13th, 2015 in guilty pleas, murder, news, sentencing, weapons, young offenders by sally

‘One of the youngest children to plead guilty to murder has been locked up for a minimum of 11 years after sentencing at the Old Bailey.’

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The Guardian, 11th April 2015

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The Rivlin Report – the Bar talking to itself? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted April 7th, 2015 in barristers, case management, fees, guilty pleas, legal education, news, reports, trials by sally

‘The last of the three “state of the Bar” reports, the “Criminal Justice, Advocacy and the Bar” Report by the Criminal Justice Reform Group (generally known as the Rivlin Report) was released shortly before Easter. Unlike Leveson and Jeffrey’s, the MoJ did not commit to consider this report before deciding on the future of legal aid provision. As this was a report commissioned by the Bar Council (the report itself acknowledges “we should stress that the substance of this Report, and the recommendations which accompany it, are independent and made on behalf of the Bar”), this may not have been a bad call by the MoJ.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 7th April 2015

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Senior male nurse filmed himself raping unconscious women in A&E – The Independent

Posted March 31st, 2015 in guilty pleas, news, nurses, pornography, rape, victims, voyeurism by sally

‘A male nurse has admitted filming himself raping two unconscious women in A&E while patients lay just feet away.’

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The Independent, 30th March 2015

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Court charge of up to £1,200 for criminals revealed – BBC News

Posted March 27th, 2015 in costs, fines, guilty pleas, news, trials by sally

‘Convicted criminals in England and Wales will have to pay up to £1,200 towards the cost of their court case under new rules, it has been revealed.’

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BBC News, 27th March 2015

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Disgraced former hedge fund manager Julian Rifat jailed for insider trading – The Independent

Posted March 20th, 2015 in guilty pleas, hedge funds, insider dealing, news, sentencing by tracey

‘The disgraced former hedge fund manager Julian Rifat was yesterday sentenced to 19 months in jail for taking part in a £285,000 insider trading scandal.’

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The Independent, 20th March 2015

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Vincent Tabak admits possessing indecent images of children – The Guardian

Posted March 3rd, 2015 in guilty pleas, indecent photographs of children, murder, news by sally

‘The killer of Joanna Yeates has admitted four charges of possessing indecent images of children. Dutch engineer Vincent Tabak, 37, was jailed for life in October 2011 after being convicted of killing his 25-year-old neighbour at her flat in Clifton, Bristol.’

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The Guardian, 2nd March 2015

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Gateshead TA cadet-beheading threats: Man given suspended jail sentence – BBC News

‘A man who threatened to “chop the heads off” two female cadets on Tyneside has been given a suspended jail sentence.’

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BBC News, 23rd February 2015

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Regina v Balogh; Attorney General’s Reference (No 117 of 2014) – WLR Daily

Posted February 11th, 2015 in appeals, guilty pleas, law reports, medical records, mental health, rape, sentencing by sally

Regina v Balogh; Attorney General’s Reference (No 117 of 2014) [2015] EWCA Crim 44; [2015] WLR (D) 49

‘A court’s obligation to follow any relevant sentencing guidelines unless satisfied that it would be contrary to the interests of justice to do so continued to apply where the offender was suffering from a mental disorder.’

WLR Daily, 4th February 2015

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Sheffield man jailed for life for killing wife – BBC News

‘An “evil” husband who murdered his wife before hiding her body in a cupboard has been jailed for at least 23 years.’

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BBC News, 9th February 2015

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Man jailed for drunkenly setting off fireworks by mistake and burning down family home – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 6th, 2015 in arson, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by sally

‘Daniel Ellis sentenced to 34 months after ‘staggering’ home and putting lighter to firework fuse that wrecked family house in North Wales’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th February 2015

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Sandra Dunham given 18 days’ home confinement in US fraud case – BBC News

Posted January 30th, 2015 in extradition, fraud, guilty pleas, money laundering, news, sentencing by sally

‘A woman who admitted a $1m (£640,000) expenses fraud and money-laundering will not spend any more time in jail.’

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BBC News, 29th January 2015

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Street butcher fined after boy loses hand in mincing machine – BBC News

Posted January 22nd, 2015 in accidents, costs, fines, guilty pleas, health & safety, news, young persons by sally

‘A butcher has been fined £3,000 after a teenage apprentice’s hand was chopped off in a mincing machine.’

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BBC News, 21st January 2015

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Gemma Simpson death: Martin Bell jailed for 11 years – BBC News

Posted December 19th, 2014 in diminished responsibility, guilty pleas, homicide, mental health, news, sentencing by sally

‘A killer who bludgeoned and stabbed a woman to death, then kept the location of her remains secret for 14 years, has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 19th December 2014

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Man jailed for driving car on to Brands Hatch circuit during race – The Guardian

Posted November 18th, 2014 in guilty pleas, news, nuisance, sentencing by sally

‘A labourer has been jailed for eight months for driving his girlfriend’s Volkswagen Polo on to the Brands Hatch circuit during a race.’

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The Guardian, 17th November 2014

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Ian Edmondson jailed for eight months over phone hacking – The Guardian

Posted November 7th, 2014 in conspiracy, guilty pleas, interception, news, sentencing, telecommunications by tracey

‘A former news editor at the News of the World has been sentenced to eight months in prison after he pleaded guilty to plotting to hack the phones of public figures, sports stars and celebrities.’

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The Guardian, 7th November 2014

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‘Worst’ bird of prey poisoner Allen Lambert given suspended sentence – BBC News

Posted November 6th, 2014 in birds, guilty pleas, news, pesticides, poisoning, suspended sentences by sally

‘A gamekeeper convicted of “the worst case of bird of prey poisoning” recorded in England has been given a 10-week suspended sentence.’

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BBC News, 6th November 2014

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Junior doctor Raza Laskar admits sexually abusing boys – BBC News

‘A junior doctor working in paediatrics has admitted sexually abusing boys as young as 12.’

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BBC News, 31st October 2014

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Man jailed for antisemitic tweet to Labour MP – The Guardian

Posted October 21st, 2014 in guilty pleas, internet, malicious communications, news, racism, sentencing by sally

‘An internet troll accused of sending an antisemitic message to Labour MP Luciana Berger has been sentenced to four weeks in prison at Merseyside magistrates court.’

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The Guardian, 20th October 2014

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