Sexual history evidence: fair game? – Counsel

Posted December 9th, 2016 in admissibility, consent, evidence, interpretation, news, rape, retrials by sally

‘Ali Naseem Bajwa QC and Eva Niculiu examine the issues raised by use of the complainant’s sexual history in the Ched Evans rape retrial.’

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Counsel, December 2016

Source: www.counselmagazine.co.uk

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Ched Evans: Scrutinising woman’s sexual history in rape trial ‘set us back 30 years’ – The Independent

Posted October 17th, 2016 in evidence, news, rape, retrials by tracey

‘A former solicitor general has condemned the way the Ched Evans rape trial was conducted. Vera Baird told the BBC details of the woman’s sexual past should not have been heard in court and the case could discourage people who are sexually assaulted from reporting it to police.’

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The Independent, 16th October 2016

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Footballer Ched Evans cleared of rape in retrial – The Guardian

Posted October 14th, 2016 in news, rape, retrials by michael

‘The international footballer Ched Evans has been found not guilty at his retrial of raping a 19-year-old waitress in a hotel room after a drunken night out with former club-mates.’

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The Guardian, 14th October 2016

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Woman jailed for impersonating man to trick friend into sex faces retrial – The Guardian

Posted October 13th, 2016 in appeals, news, retrials, sexual offences, transsexuals by tracey

‘A woman who was jailed for eight years after being accused of impersonating a man to trick a female friend into sex has won a challenge against her conviction.’

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The Guardian, 12th October 2016

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Ched Evans jury warned not to research rape case – The Guardian

Posted October 5th, 2016 in juries, news, rape, retrials by sally

‘Jurors hearing the retrial of the international footballer Ched Evans on a charge of rape have been warned not to carry out their own research on the case.’

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The Guardian, 4th October 2016

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Ameen Jogee convicted in retrial after successful joint enterprise appeal – BBC News

Posted September 6th, 2016 in appeals, homicide, joint enterprise, news, retrials by sally

‘A man whose murder conviction was quashed by the Supreme Court in a landmark ruling on joint enterprise has been convicted of manslaughter.’

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BBC News, 5th September 2016

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High court refuses to publish Ben Butler judgment from 2014 – The Guardian

‘A high court judge has refused to publish a 2014 judgment on the death of Ellie Butler on the grounds that her father, who has been jailed for life for her murder, might in the future face a retrial.’

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The Guardian, 22nd June 2016

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McTear & Williams v Engelhard and Others [2016] EWCA Civ 487 – New Square Chambers

Posted June 2nd, 2016 in appeals, disclosure, news, retrials, witnesses by sally

‘In yet another case in which a first instance judge applied the principles laid down in Mitchell v News
Group Newspapers Ltd [2013] EWCA Civ 1537 wrongly and unjustly, the Court of Appeal has today
allowed the defendants’ appeal, set aside the judgment, and ordered a re-trial, writes Jonathan Lopian.’

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New Square Chambers, 24th May 2016

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Ched Evans faces new rape trial in October – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 27th, 2016 in news, rape, retrials by tracey

‘Footballer Ched Evans will go on trial to face an allegation of rape later this year.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th May 2016

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Ched Evans: Wales footballer’s rape conviction quashed – BBC News

Posted April 21st, 2016 in appeals, Criminal Cases Review Commission, news, rape, retrials by tracey

‘Footballer Ched Evans has had his conviction for rape quashed at the Court of Appeal in London, but will face a new trial.’

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BBC News, 21st April 2016

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Court of Appeal orders retrial over aggregation of claims against solicitors – Legal Futures

Posted April 19th, 2016 in appeals, insurance, law firms, news, retrials, solicitors by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has overturned a High Court ruling that had protected law firms from financial risk through restricting the way professional indemnity insurers could aggregate multiple claims.’

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Legal Futures, 14th April 2016

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Court of Appeal orders retrial over aggregation of claims against solicitors – Legal Futures

Posted April 15th, 2016 in appeals, contracts, indemnities, insurance, law firms, news, retrials, third parties by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal has overturned a High Court ruling that had protected law firms from financial risk through restricting the way professional indemnity insurers could aggregate multiple claims.’

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Legal Futures, 14th April 2016

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Angela Wrightson murder: How the media fought to report the case – BBC News

Posted April 7th, 2016 in internet, media, murder, news, reporting restrictions, retrials, trials by sally

‘The jury in the trial of two girls convicted of murdering a vulnerable woman heard graphic evidence of how they tortured and beat her to death. But the crime sparked such abusive comments on Facebook that a judge feared the girls could not have a fair hearing. He scrapped the case and ordered a retrial for the following year – leading to a seven-month fight by the media to be allowed to report on it. This is what happened.’

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BBC News, 7th April 2016

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Thomas Orchard trial: jury discharged as judge halts proceedings – The Guardian

Posted March 22nd, 2016 in death in custody, juries, news, police, retrials, trials by sally

‘A jury considering verdicts in the trial of a police custody sergeant and two detention officers accused of killing a church caretaker who died after being restrained has been discharged.’

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The Guardian, 21st March 2016

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Roy Harper criticises CPS for taking ‘so long’ to acquit him over sex abuse allegations – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 10th, 2015 in complaints, Crown Prosecution Service, evidence, news, retrials by sally

‘The 74-year-old songwriter hits out at the length of time the Crown Prosecution Service took to prove his innocence.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th November 2015

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Ex-News of the World royal reporter’s conviction over prince leaks quashed – The Guardian

‘A former News of the World royal reporter who was found guilty of getting scoops from one of Prince Harry’s army colleagues has had his conviction quashed.’

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The Guardian, 8th July 2015

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Bartle Frere, ex-BA pilot, jailed for child sex abuse – BBC News

Posted June 18th, 2015 in child abuse, news, retrials, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A paedophile who carried out child sex crimes during stopovers while working as a British Airways pilot has been jailed for 12 years and six months.

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BBC News, 17th June 2015

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Stacey Hyde cleared of murder in retrial – The Guardian

‘A young woman who faced a retrial for the murder of man with a history of domestic violence has been acquitted after a jury heard how she acted in self-defence. Stacey Hyde, 22, was ordered to face a second trial by the director of public prosecutions, Alison Saunders, after the court of appeal quashed her original murder conviction last year.’

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The Guardian, 21st May 2015

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Two men jailed for life for murder of east London partygoer – The Guardian

‘Two men have been jailed for life for a group attack on a young father after a party in east London.’

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The Guardian, 27th April 2015

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Operation Elveden: Sun reporter Tom Wells will not face retrial – BBC News

Posted April 27th, 2015 in bribery, conspiracy, corruption, misfeasance in public office, news, retrials by sally

‘Sun journalist Tom Wells will not face a retrial over a charge of conspiring to commit misconduct in public office, the Old Bailey has heard.’

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BBC News, 24th April 2015

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