Juvenile Offenders: A Different Approach Needed? – Part I – No. 5 Chambers

‘In this series written for Criminal Law & Justice Weekly, Navpreet Virk and No5 member Richard Gibbs present the opposing arguments surrounding the manner in which the youth courts treat juveniles convicted of criminal offences and examine the countervailing arguments and policies. In the first of this four part series, Nav Virk sets out the general philosophical underpinnings of the current policy approach.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 21st August 2014

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Dog lead mother Jacqueline Angrave jailed after appeal – BBC News

Posted September 3rd, 2014 in appeals, child abuse, child cruelty, mental health, news, psychiatric damage, sentencing by sally

‘A mother who walked her daughter to school on a dog lead during a “campaign of cruelty” has been jailed at the second time of asking.’

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BBC News, 3rd September 2014

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Undercover police officers will not face sex charges – BBC News

Posted August 21st, 2014 in evidence, news, police, prosecutions, psychiatric damage, sexual offences, women by tracey

‘Four undercover police officers accused of starting relationships with women will not face sexual offence charges, prosecutors have said.’

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BBC News, 21st August 2014

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Police forced to name undercover officers who duped women – The Guardian

Posted August 15th, 2014 in disclosure, environmental protection, news, police, psychiatric damage, women by tracey

‘Metropolitan police lose legal fight over keeping secret the names of officers who fathered children with their ‘targets’

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The Guardian, 15th August 2014

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DPP to examine treatment of witnesses after abuse victim’s death – The Guardian

‘The director of public prosecutions (DPP) said she recognised the “real issue” over whether victims and witnesses are treated fairly after the death of a sex abuse victim sparked calls for reform.’

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The Guardian, 27th July 2014

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Met must respond to spy allegations in undercover police case, court rules – The Guardian

‘The Metropolitan police cannot use its policy of “neither confirm nor deny” in response to damages claims brought by women who claim they were tricked into forming relationships with undercover officers.’

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The Guardian, 2nd July 2014

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Woman woke up on operating table as surgeons prepared to remove appendix – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 16th, 2014 in damages, hospitals, medical treatment, news, psychiatric damage by tracey

‘A woman who woke up on the operating table as surgeons prepared to remove her appendix but was unable to scream out, has won damages from the hospital responsible for the anaesthetic error.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th April 2014

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Cox (Appellant) v Ergo Versicherung AG (formerly known as Victoria) (Respondent) – Supreme Court

Cox (Appellant) v Ergo Versicherung AG (formerly known as Victoria) (Respondent) [2014] UKSC 22 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 2nd April 2014

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Parents guilty of emotional cruelty face jail – The Guardian

‘Adults convicted of acts of emotional cruelty against children in their care will face the same threat of jail as those guilty of physical neglect, under new laws being considered by ministers.’

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The Guardian, 31st March 2014

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Mary Konye jailed for 12 years for acid attack on former friend in east London – The Guardian

‘A woman who threw acid in the face of her friend while disguised by a Muslim veil has been jailed for 12 years.’

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The Guardian, 21st March 2014

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‘Update law on child cruelty': Family experts demand changes to increase protection for minors – The Independent

Posted November 18th, 2013 in child cruelty, mental health, news, police, psychiatric damage, statistics by sally

“Emotional cruelty to children should be made illegal, according to almost 70 per cent of police officers in England and Wales.”

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The Independent, 17th November 2013

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Nearly 25 years after Hillsborough, time for change in psychiatric injury law, says APIL – Litigation Futures

Posted November 13th, 2013 in news, personal injuries, psychiatric damage, sport by tracey

“People who suffer psychiatric injuries after witnessing distressing events are subjected to a ‘harsh and outdated’ system of redress, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) has said, calling for a change in the law.”

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Litigation Futures, 13th November 2013

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Court sanctions sterilisation of man with learning difficulties – The Guardian

Posted August 16th, 2013 in learning difficulties, news, psychiatric damage, sterilisation by tracey

“A high court judge has for the first time sanctioned the sterilisation of a man because it is ‘in his best interests. ‘ ”

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The Guardian, 16th August 2013

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High Court ruling due in man’s sterilisation case – BBC News

Posted August 16th, 2013 in learning difficulties, news, psychiatric damage, sterilisation by tracey

“A High Court judge is due to give her decision on whether to allow the first sterilisation of a man because it is ‘in his best interests.’ ”

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BBC News, 16th August 2013

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Mid Wales MP wants 19th Century child neglect law changes – BBC News

Posted July 1st, 2013 in bills, child neglect, legislation, mental health, news, psychiatric damage by tracey

“A mid Wales MP is bidding to change child neglect laws that date back to the 19th Century, which he claims are now ‘nonsense’. Ceredigion MP Mark Williams wants criminal legislation based on 1868 poor laws to be updated to include emotional and psychological abuse.”

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BBC News, 30th June 2013

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Steven Frogg jailed for attempted murder of Mansfield boy – BBC News

Posted June 12th, 2013 in assault, attempts, murder, news, psychiatric damage, sentencing, video recordings by sally

“A man who broke a four-year-old boy’s skull in three places in a ‘frenzied’ attack has been jailed for 16 years.”

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BBC News, 12th June 2013

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Undercover police damages cases to be heard in secret – BBC News

Posted January 18th, 2013 in investigatory powers, news, police, private hearings, psychiatric damage, tribunals by tracey

“Women who say they were tricked into sexual relationships with undercover police
officers will have their cases heard in secret, a judge has ruled.”

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BBC News, 17th January 2013

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Danny Nightingale case: court of appeal to rule on jailed SAS soldier – The Guardian

“An SAS soldier who was ordered to spend 18 months in a military jail for firearms offences could be freed on Thursday when his lawyers contest the sentence in a hearing at the court of appeal.”

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The Guardian, 29th November 2012

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Former spy Mark Kennedy sues police for ‘failing to stop him falling in love’ – The Guardian

Posted November 26th, 2012 in damages, divorce, negligence, news, personal injuries, police, psychiatric damage by sally

“A former spy is suing the Metropolitan police for failing to ‘protect’ him from falling in love with one of the environmental activists whose movement he infiltrated.”

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The Guardian, 25th November 2012

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Former City lawyer Patrick Raggett wins £54,000 damages after suffering years of abuse at Jesuit-run school – The Independent

Posted November 9th, 2012 in child abuse, damages, news, psychiatric damage by tracey

“A former City lawyer who claims he made a mess of his life because he was sexually abused at a Jesuit-run school today won £54,923 damages.”

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The Independent, 9th November 2012

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