Secret terror trial: two men jailed over bomb-making manual – The Guardian

Posted April 2nd, 2015 in explosives, news, private hearings, retrials, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘One of the most secretive trials held in Britain since the second world war has ended with two men being jailed for possession of bomb-making manuals.’

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The Guardian, 1st April 2015

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Appeal judges condemn district judge who failed to give “any adequate reasons” for ruling – Litigation Futures

Posted March 31st, 2015 in appeals, judges, judiciary, news, reasons, retrials by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has strongly criticised a district judge who failed to produce “any adequate reasons” for reaching his conclusions in an adverse possession case.’

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Litigation Futures, 31st March 2015

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Crown Prosecution Service considers News of the World journalist retrial – The Guardian

‘A crunch meeting at the Crown Prosecution Service is taking place on Monday to decide whether to retry a journalist over leaks from a public official.’

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The Guardian, 30th March 2015

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Secret trial: Six unanswered questions – BBC News

‘An important principle in the British legal system is that “not only must justice be done, it must also be seen to be done”.’

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BBC News, 26th March 2015

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Secret trial clears man of plotting to kill Tony Blair – The Independent

‘A British law student has been cleared of targeting Tony Blair and his wife Cherie as part of a terrorist plot, following the UK’s first secret terror case.’

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The Independent, 26th March 2015

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Regina v Akhtar (Itzaz) – WLR Daily

Regina v Akhtar (Itzaz) [2015] EWCA Crim 176; [2015] WLR (D) 91

‘Where a jury brought in a guilty verdict on one count but were unable to agree on another count, a retrial on that other count was not an abuse of process unless the two counts were true alternatives in that they were mutually exclusive alternatives.’

WLR Daily, 26th February 2015

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British law student convicted of possessing bomb-making manual – The Guardian

Posted November 17th, 2014 in closed material, explosives, news, reporting restrictions, retrials, terrorism by sally

‘A man accused of plotting terrorist attacks in London has been convicted of possession of a bomb-making manual.’

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The Guardian, 17th November 2014

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Lord chief justice attacks secret trials – BBC News

‘The lord chief justice of England and Wales has condemned an attempt to hold a completely secret trial, saying it should never happen again.’

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BBC News, 12th November 2014

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Secretive terror trial to be re-run after jury is discharged – The Guardian

Posted November 11th, 2014 in juries, media, news, reporting restrictions, retrials, terrorism by tracey

‘The highly secretive trial of a man accused of plotting a terrorist attack in London is to be re-run after an Old Bailey jury was discharged. Erol Incedal, 26, is expected to appear in court for a second time next year. He had pleaded not guilty to a charge, brought under the Terrorism Act 2006, that he intended to commit acts of terrorism or assist another to commit them between 1 February 2012 and 14 October last year.’

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The Guardian, 11th November 2014

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Jail for masterminds of £21m pyramid scheme with 10,000 victims – The Independent

Posted October 14th, 2014 in consumer protection, fraud, news, retrials, sentencing by sally

‘Two “greedy” women who masterminded a £21m get-rich-quick pyramid scheme that fleeced at least 10,000 victims wept yesterday as they were jailed for six months.’

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The Independent, 13th October 2014

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Dave Lee Travis found guilty of indecent assault – BBC News

Posted September 23rd, 2014 in bail, news, retrials, sexual offences by sally

‘Former Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis has been found guilty of indecently assaulting a researcher working on TV’s Mrs Merton Show in 1995.’

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BBC News, 23rd September 2014

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Andy Coulson eligible for move from Belmarsh prison – The Guardian

Posted August 15th, 2014 in conspiracy, interception, media, news, prisons, privacy, retrials, sentencing, telecommunications by tracey

‘Andy Coulson, David Cameron’s former director of communications, looks set to be moved from high-security Belmarsh prison after finally being classified as posing no risk to society.’

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The Guardian, 14th August 2014

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Two men cleared of manslaughter after slimmer died from drinking weedkiller – The Guardian

‘Two men have been cleared of the manslaughter of a slimmer who died after drinking weedkiller that was given to him as a weight-loss aid at his local gym.’

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The Guardian, 11th August 2014

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Dave Lee Travis to face retrial that includes new count of indecent assault – The Guardian

Posted July 28th, 2014 in news, retrials, sexual offences by sally

‘Former Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis is to face a retrial for charges of sexual assault and indecent assault as well as a new count of indecent assault, a court heard today.’

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The Guardian, 25th July 2014

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Andy Coulson and Clive Goodman face re-trial – BBC News

‘Andy Coulson and Clive Goodman are to face a re-trial on a charge that they bought royal telephone directories from police officers.’

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BBC News, 30th June 2014

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Michael Piggin trial collapses after jury fails to reach verdicts – The Guardian

Posted June 2nd, 2014 in explosives, firearms, juries, news, retrials, young offenders by sally

‘A teenager accused of plotting a Columbine-inspired massacre at his former school in Loughborough has walked free from court after the collapse of his second trial.’

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The Guardian, 30th May 2014

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Constance Briscoe guilty of lying to police in Chris Huhne case – BBC News

Posted May 1st, 2014 in barristers, news, perverting the course of justice, retrials by sally

‘Barrister Constance Briscoe has been found guilty of lying to police probing former cabinet minister Chris Huhne’s speeding points case.’

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BBC News, 1st May 2014

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Kevin Bond’s traffic lights killer jailed again for murder – BBC News

Posted April 9th, 2014 in murder, news, retrials, sentencing by sally

‘A gunman has been jailed for life for the second time over the fatal shooting of a man at traffic lights in south Manchester.’

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BBC News, 8th April 2014

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A second bite of the cherry: Can a claimant bring a fresh claim having failed to obtain relief from sanctions? – Hardwicke Chambers

‘In the brave new world created by the Court of Appeal decision in Mitchell v Newsgroup Newspapers Ltd [2013] EWCA Civ 1537, claimants whose claims have been struck out for failure to comply with a rule, practice direction or order are honing in on second actions as a way of bringing their litigation back to life. The threatened slew of professional negligence suits post-Mitchell could be avoided if lawyers subject to a Mitchell strike-out are able to placate their clients by simply re-issuing proceedings against the defendant.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 13th March 2014

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Dave Lee Travis faces retrial over sexual assault allegations – The Guardian

Posted February 25th, 2014 in bail, news, retrials, sexual offences by sally

‘The former BBC Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis said he was living a nightmare after being told he will face a retrial over allegations he sexually assaulted two women.’

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The Guardian, 24th February 2014

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