Successful compensation appeal by rape victim – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The Upper Tribunal has ruled that, in deciding whether or not an applicant has cooperated with the prosecution of her assailant where she made and later retracted an allegation of rape, it was necessary to see why that retraction was made and whether it was done truly voluntarily, rather than simply assessing whether she was responsible for the retraction.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 22nd August 2016

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Two jailed for murder of homeless Salford man – The Guardian

‘Two men have been jailed for the murder of a 23-year-old homeless man in Greater Manchester who was attacked and then set on fire in a tent.’

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The Guardian, 11th August 2016

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High court rules in favour of rape victim who retracted accusation under duress – The Guardian

‘A domestic violence victim who was jailed for retracting an allegation of rape, which was actually true, will have her compensation increased after an appeal judge ruled she had been unfairly punished for failing to fully cooperate with police.’

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The Guardian, 1st August 2016

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Ellie Butler murder: Father displayed ‘pattern of impulsive violence’ – BBC News

‘A man who murdered his six-year-old daughter was described as displaying a “pattern of impulsive violence” months before she died, it has been revealed.’

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BBC News, 30th July 2016

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Prosecuting Eleanor de Freitas ended in tragedy. So how do we deal with alleged false reports of rape? – The Guardian

‘The tragic case of Eleanor de Freitas has provided more questions than answers. What should be done about those few cases in which women make false allegations of rape? Should libel courts be used to determine the woman’s guilt in such cases? And how do we ensure that the disproportionate attention in the media regarding false allegations does not lead to an even bleaker outlook than already exists for rape victims seeking justice?’

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The Guardian, 28th July 2016

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Shipping magnate’s son loses libel action against father of woman he was accused of raping – The Independent

‘A shipping magnate’s son who said he endured a five-week “public rubbishing” because of the actions of the father of a woman who accused him of rape has lost his High Court libel action.’

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The Independent, 27th July 2016

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Ben Butler guilty of murdering daughter Ellie – BBC News

‘A man has been found guilty of murdering his six-year-old daughter just 11 months after she was returned to his care following a custody battle’

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BBC News, 21st June 2016

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Jailed for false retraction, rape victim to challenge reduced compensation – The Guardian

‘A woman who was jailed for falsely retracting a true allegation of rape is to challenge the compensation awarded to her by a tribunal.’

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The Guardian, 30th May 2016

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‘Take allergies seriously or face jail’ says CPS after curry house owner convicted of manslaughter – Daily Telegraph

‘Food businesses have been warned by the CPS to take allergies seriously or face jail, after a restaurateur was imprisoned for six years for killing a customer by selling him a curry.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd May 2016

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Businesswoman jailed for paying employees to take her speeding points – Daily Telegraph

‘A top businesswoman roped 10 employees into a speeding point scam after she clocked up dozens on multiple Range Rovers, a court heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th May 2016

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Mother jailed for poisoning daughter with painkillers in breast milk – Daily Telegraph

‘A mother jailed for seven years for poisoning her one-year-old daughter by putting a powerful painkiller in her breast milk tried to blame the toddler’s father, leaving him “scarred for life”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th May 2016

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Doctor cleared over death of 12-year-old boy – Daily Telegraph

‘A doctor accused of gross negligence manslaughter over the death of a 12-year-old boy has been cleared of wrongdoing. Lyndsey Thomas had been on trial at Cardiff Crown Court after being charged in connection with the death of schoolboy Ryan Morse, who died at his home in south Wales following several months of ill health. But on Tuesday the GP was acquitted after a judge directed a jury to return a not guilty verdict on the 42-year-old.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th May 2016

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Constance Briscoe disbarred after being jailed for lying – The Guardian

‘One of Britain’s most high-profile legal figures, Constance Briscoe, must be disbarred as a barrister after being jailed for lying to police during the Chris Huhne speeding scandal, a tribunal has said.’

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The Guardian, 15th April 2016

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Primark breastfeeding claim mother avoids jail ‘by a whisker’ – The Guardian

Posted December 3rd, 2015 in news, perverting the course of justice, sentencing, suspended sentences by tracey

‘Judge gives suspended sentence to Caroline Starmer, who lied about security guard taking baby from her while she fed.’

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The Guardian, 3rd December 2015

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Becky Watts stepbrother and his girlfriend guilty of killing – BBC News

‘The stepbrother of Becky Watts has been found guilty of murdering her during a sexually motivated kidnap plot.’

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BBC News, 11th November 2015

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Alan and Helen Knight jailed over fake coma court con – BBC News

‘A man who faked being in a coma for two years to avoid a fraud trial has been jailed along with his wife for trying to con the courts.’

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BBC News, 2nd October 2015

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Fake lawyer Mohammed Kabba jailed for ‘tricking judges’ – BBC News

Posted August 14th, 2015 in impersonation, news, perverting the course of justice, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who tricked high-ranking judges into thinking he was a solicitor has been sentenced to 16 months in prison.’

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BBC News, 14th August 2015

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Actor who accused Conservative MP Ken Clarke of sexually assaulting him cleared of perverting the course of justice – The Independent

Posted July 31st, 2015 in news, perverting the course of justice, sexual offences by sally

‘An actor who accused former chancellor Ken Clarke of sexually assaulting him has been cleared of perverting the course of justice.’

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The Independent, 30th July 2015

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Constance Briscoe avoids £89,000 in costs for perverting course of justice – The Guardian

Posted July 28th, 2015 in barristers, costs, news, perverting the course of justice by sally

‘One of Britain’s first black female judges has avoided paying thousands of pounds after her trial for lying to police investigating the Chris Huhne speeding points scandal.’

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The Guardian, 27th July 2015

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Jailed barrister Constance Briscoe loses appeal over conviction – The Guardian

Posted July 9th, 2015 in appeals, barristers, evidence, news, perverting the course of justice by sally

‘One of Britain’s first black female judges, who was jailed for lying to police investigating the Chris Huhne speeding points scandal, has lost an appeal against her conviction.’

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The Guardian, 8th July 2015

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