Police body cameras ‘cut complaints against officers’ – BBC News

Posted September 30th, 2016 in complaints, news, police, video recordings by tracey

‘Police body cameras can dramatically reduce the number of complaints against officers, research suggests.’

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BBC News, 29th September 2016

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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.’

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Ministry of Justice, 15th September 2016

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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.’

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BBC News, 15th September 2016

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Slow-motion replays can distort criminal responsibility – BBC News

Posted August 3rd, 2016 in criminal responsibility, evidence, news, video recordings by tracey

‘Slow-motion video replays of crimes shown in courtrooms may be distorting the outcomes of trials, according to a US study.’

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BBC News, 2nd August 2016

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High Court judge criticises parties and their solicitors for “attritional warfare” – Litigation futures

Posted August 3rd, 2016 in case management, news, personal injuries, solicitors, video recordings by tracey

‘A High Court judge has criticised the conduct of the parties and solicitors on both sides of a personal injury dispute for engaging in the type of “attritional warfare” that has been dying out.’

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Litigation Futures, 3rd August 2016

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Teenager filmed raping ‘completely comatose’ 18-year-old woman is jailed – The Independent

Posted August 2nd, 2016 in news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences, video recordings by tracey

‘A teenager who was filmed raping a girl while she was “completely comatose” has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 2nd August 2016

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iPhone evidence ‘could be more effective than court hearing’ – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Resolving neighbour disputes using iPhone evidence and a video hearing might be more effective than the parties travelling several miles to court, a senior government official has said, outlining significant developments to modernise the justice system.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 21st July 2016

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Families’ fury over ‘painfully slow’ progress after Winterbourne View scandal – Daily Telegraph

‘Families of the victims of the Winterbourne View care scandal have written to David Cameron accusing ministers of betrayal by leaving vulnerable disabled people at risk of abuse five years on.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st May 2016

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NHSLA ordered to pay indemnity costs for surveillance video “ambush” – Litigation Futures

‘The NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) has been ordered by the High Court to pay indemnity costs after sending a last-minute surveillance video to the claimant’s lawyers which resulted in a trial being vacated.’

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Litigation Futures, 16th May 2016

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Sentencing guidelines to reflect influence of technology – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The influence of technological developments on offending – such as sharing photos and videos on social media, and online grooming – have been factored into new sentencing proposals for young offenders.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 12th March 2016

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Young offenders who film crimes for social media could face tougher punishments – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 12th, 2016 in consultations, news, sentencing, video recordings, young offenders by sally

‘Young offenders could face tougher punishments if they film their crimes in order to post them on social media under new sentencing proposals.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th May 2016

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Police accused of ‘stark errors’ and ‘cherry picking’ in university rape case – The Independent

‘Police made “stark errors” during an investigation into four young men accused of gang rape, a court has heard.’

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The Independent, 27th April 2016

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Neuberger: ODR may become only route to justice for smaller claims – but Bar is looking for alternatives – Legal Futures

‘Online dispute resolution (ODR) could be the only way of ensuring access to justice in moderate-sized claims in future – but the Bar Council is trying to find an alternative that retains hearings, according to the president of the Supreme Court.’

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Legal Futures, 27th April 2016

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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Technology and the Law – Speech by Lord Neuberger

Posted April 26th, 2016 in courts, evidence, judges, news, privacy, speeches, trials, video recordings, witnesses by sally

Technology and the Law

Speech by Lord Neuberger, President of The Supreme Court

British Irish Commercial Bar Association Law Forum, 21st April 2016

Source: www.supremecourt.uk

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Judges to be filmed in English and Welsh crown courts – The Guardian

Posted April 26th, 2016 in courts, Crown Court, judiciary, news, pilot schemes, sentencing, video recordings, Wales by sally

‘Television cameras are to be allowed into crown courts in England and Wales for the first time under Ministry of Justice (MoJ) regulations that will be debated by parliament this week.’

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The Guardian, 25th April 2016

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Covert Recording by Parents – Nothing to Fear but the Truth? – Family Law Week

‘Farooq Ahmed, barrister of Westgate Chambers and recorder, addresses the legal issues arising when parents embroiled in children proceedings record conversations or events.’

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Family Law Week, 8th April 2016

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

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Crown courts to allow filming for first time – BBC News

‘TV cameras could be allowed into crown courts in England and Wales for the first time, as part of a pilot scheme proposed by the Ministry of Justice.’

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MOJ Press release

BBC News, 20th March 2016

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Webcam sex abuse ‘established reality’ in the UK – BBC News

‘Paedophile Trevor Monk paid for the live streaming of child abuse from the Philippines and then travelled there to carry out the abuse himself. His case represents a growing problem of British men ordering abuse over the internet.’

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BBC News, 26th January 2016

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Philippines abuse: Paedophile Trevor Monk jailed – BBC News

‘A paedophile who filmed himself abusing young girls in the Philippines has been jailed for 19-and-a-half years.’

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BBC News, 26th January 2016

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Motorcylist jailed after filming himself speeding over 150mph – The Independent

‘A motorcyclist has been jailed after filming himself speeding over 150mph.’

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The Independent, 25th January 2016

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