Violent abusers to be prevented from cross-examining ex-partners in court – The Guardian

‘Domestic violence victims will no longer face the threat of being interrogated by their former partners in court under proposed legislation.’

Full story

The Guardian, 12th February 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on Violent abusers to be prevented from cross-examining ex-partners in court – The Guardian

Fathers4 (Access2) Justice: Administrative Court ruling on the public’s right to attend court hearings and the Court Service’s limited powers of control – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 9th, 2017 in civil justice, courts, families, news, public order, trials by sally

‘On 20 February 2015 Matthew O’Connor, the Claimant in this judicial review and the founder of the campaign group Fathers4Justice, was due to go on trial at Aldershot Magistrates’ Court for a public order offence. He arrived at court with around ten of his supporters, but when they tried to gain entry to the court building they were prevented from doing so by HMCTS staff. Only the Claimant and his Mackenzie Friend were allowed to enter.’

Full story

UK Human Rights Blog, 8th February 2017

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Comments Off on Fathers4 (Access2) Justice: Administrative Court ruling on the public’s right to attend court hearings and the Court Service’s limited powers of control – UK Human Rights Blog

IP Enterprise Court still attractive despite alternatives – presiding judge – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 6th, 2017 in courts, intellectual property, judges, news, patents, pilot schemes, trials by sally

‘The presiding judge at the UK’s Intellectual Property Enterprise Court has said the court still serves a purpose despite the growing availability of flexible trials elsewhere.’

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 3rd February 2017

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Comments Off on IP Enterprise Court still attractive despite alternatives – presiding judge – Law Society’s Gazette

Rape accusers ‘face court ordeal by defence lawyers’ – The Guardian

Posted February 6th, 2017 in bad character, bills, cross-examination, news, rape, sexual offences, trials, victims, witnesses by sally

‘Rape complainants are being routinely questioned in court about their sexual histories and even the way they were dressed on the night they were attacked, according to a damning dossier of case studies to be presented to MPs this week. The findings have triggered calls for the law to be tightened to protect complainants better.’

Full story

The Guardian, 4th February 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on Rape accusers ‘face court ordeal by defence lawyers’ – The Guardian

Rolf Harris sex attack trial due to start with entertainer following case remotely due to his age – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 11th, 2017 in children, elderly, news, sexual offences, trials by sally

Prosecutors are due to open their case against television entertainer Rolf Harris, who will follow his sex attack trial remotely.

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 11th January 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Comments Off on Rolf Harris sex attack trial due to start with entertainer following case remotely due to his age – Daily Telegraph

Judge cleared of misconduct after calling racist thug a ‘bit of a c—‘ – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 10th, 2017 in complaints, disciplinary procedures, judges, news, racism, trials by sally

‘A judge who called a racist thug a “bit of a c—” after he launched a foul-mouthed tirade at her has been cleared of misconduct.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 9th January 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Comments Off on Judge cleared of misconduct after calling racist thug a ‘bit of a c—‘ – Daily Telegraph

Woman deceived by undercover officer accuses police of delaying lawsuit – The Guardian

‘A woman who is suing police after discovering that she had a sexual relationship with an undercover officer has accused police of using a variety of delaying tactics to obstruct her legal action.’

Full story

The Guardian, 19th December 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on Woman deceived by undercover officer accuses police of delaying lawsuit – The Guardian

Supreme court Brexit hearing: 10 things we learned – The Guardian

‘From the royal prerogative and Henry VIII clause to what makes lawyers laugh – and how to interpret a judge’s choice of tie.’

Full story

The Guardian, 8th December 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on Supreme court Brexit hearing: 10 things we learned – The Guardian

Russell Square stabbings: Zakaria Bulhan ‘fit to stand trial’ – BBC News

Posted December 9th, 2016 in fitness to plead, mental health, news, trials by sally

‘A man charged with murdering a US tourist and wounding five other people in a knife attack in central London has been deemed fit to stand trial.’

Full story

BBC News, 8th December 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off on Russell Square stabbings: Zakaria Bulhan ‘fit to stand trial’ – BBC News

Lawyer urges supreme court to throw out Brexit case after article 50 vote – The Guardian

Posted December 9th, 2016 in constitutional law, news, parliament, prerogative powers, Supreme Court, trials by sally

‘The supreme court has been urged to throw out a momentous legal challenge to the government’s powers to trigger Brexit, with Downing Street lawyers claiming parliament’s support for exiting the EU was conclusively demonstrated this week.’

Full story

The Guardian, 8th December 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on Lawyer urges supreme court to throw out Brexit case after article 50 vote – The Guardian

Royal prerogative takes centre stage as supreme court Brexit case opens – The Guardian

‘Theresa May’s plan to implement Brexit without the authorisation of a vote in parliament would be “a contemporary necessity” rather than a misuse of outdated ancient royal powers, the attorney general said at the start of the most keenly awaited constitutional law case in recent memory.’

Full story

The Guardian, 5th December 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on Royal prerogative takes centre stage as supreme court Brexit case opens – The Guardian

Mother who stamped daughter to death appeals conviction because her lawyer was interrupted by judge – The Independent

Posted December 1st, 2016 in appeals, child cruelty, judges, news, trials by sally

‘A mother who was jailed for life after stamping to death her 21-month-old daughter has launched an appeal against her conviction.’

Full story

The Independent, 1st December 2016

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Comments Off on Mother who stamped daughter to death appeals conviction because her lawyer was interrupted by judge – The Independent

Orgreave files reveal concern trial collapse could warrant inquiry – The Guardian

Posted November 22nd, 2016 in documents, government departments, inquiries, miners, news, police, trials by sally

‘Home Office files, including a 1985 memo to Margaret Thatcher, released after public inquiry ruled out last month.’

Full story

The Guardian, 21st November 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on Orgreave files reveal concern trial collapse could warrant inquiry – The Guardian

Magistrate court cases take a week longer to complete – BBC News

Posted November 17th, 2016 in appeals, courts, delay, magistrates, news, trials by sally

‘A victim’s charity says growing court delays are damaging “the public’s confidence in the criminal justice system”.’

Full story

BBC News, 17th November 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off on Magistrate court cases take a week longer to complete – BBC News

Attorney General to defend Brexit legal challenge – Attorney General’s Office

Posted September 29th, 2016 in attorney general, EC law, press releases, referendums, trials by tracey

‘The Attorney General Jeremy Wright QC MP, James Eadie QC, Jason Coppel QC, Tom Cross and Christopher Knight have been named as the counsel who will ask the High Court to reject a claim that legal obstacles stand in the way of Government giving effect to the referendum result and triggering Article 50.’

Full press reelase

Attorney General’s Office, 28th September 2016

Source: www.gov.uk/ago

Comments Off on Attorney General to defend Brexit legal challenge – Attorney General’s Office

Courts reform gives stronger protection for victims and witnesses – Ministry of Justice

‘Vulnerable victims and witnesses will no longer have to appear in court under new plans to roll out pre-trial evidence sessions.’

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 15th September 2016

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Comments Off on Courts reform gives stronger protection for victims and witnesses – Ministry of Justice

Vulnerable witnesses to be spared court – BBC News

Posted September 15th, 2016 in children, cross-examination, news, pilot schemes, trials, video recordings, witnesses by tracey

‘Vulnerable victims and witnesses will be able to give their evidence before a trial starts, as part of planned court reforms in England and Wales.’

Full story

BBC News, 15th September 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off on Vulnerable witnesses to be spared court – BBC News

Solicitors slam The Archers for creating ‘unrealistic’ expections of British legal system – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 12th, 2016 in barristers, BBC, domestic violence, legal profession, media, news, solicitors, trials by sally

‘Leading solicitors have complained they are being sidelined by The Archers’ trial plot which has given those accused of crimes unrealistic expectations from barristers.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 10th September 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Comments Off on Solicitors slam The Archers for creating ‘unrealistic’ expections of British legal system – Daily Telegraph

Ameen Jogee cleared of murdering former police officer – The Guardian

Posted September 5th, 2016 in murder, news, trials by sally

‘A 27-year-old man, Ameen Jogee, has been cleared of murdering a former police officer, Paul Fyfe, in Leicester in June 2011.’

Full story

The Guardian, 2nd September 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on Ameen Jogee cleared of murdering former police officer – The Guardian

Juries have no place at rape trials – victims deserve unprejudiced justice – The Guardian

Posted August 15th, 2016 in criminal justice, juries, media, news, rape, sexual offences, statistics, trials by sally

‘The myths surrounding rape in our society are deep-rooted, persuasive and perpetuated daily in the media. As a result, many offenders are walking free.’

Full story

The Guardian, 12th August 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on Juries have no place at rape trials – victims deserve unprejudiced justice – The Guardian