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

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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

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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

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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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Pervert teaching assistant Martyn Minter takes case to European Court of Human Rights – Daily Telegraph

‘The sports coach – jailed for 18 months after filming young boys in changing rooms – launches human rights case over sex offender register ruling.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd January 2016

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Children were forced to have sex with pets in Coventry, judge rules – The Independent

Posted January 22nd, 2016 in animals, child abuse, children, news, sexual offences, video recordings by sally

‘Children were made to perform “sexual activities” with each other – and animals – at a hotel, a family court judge has concluded.’

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The Independent, 21st January 2016

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Norwich woman jailed for filming sexual assault – The Guardian

Posted January 15th, 2016 in news, sentencing, sexual offences, video recordings by sally

‘A woman who filmed a man sexually assaulting another woman while laughing in the background has been jailed.’

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The Guardian, 14th January 2016

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Footage of Supreme Court hearings proves an unlikely hit with the public – The Independent

Posted January 4th, 2016 in news, Supreme Court, video recordings by sally

‘It was expected to be little more than an iPlayer for law students: more than 900 hours of footage from inside the Supreme Court, offering a window on the often dry and sometimes fiendishly complex legal deliberations.’

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The Independent, 3rd January 2016

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Accused man set to make ‘legal history’ with hoverboard charge – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 14th, 2015 in news, theft, video recordings by sally

‘A man accused of stealing a crate of Lucozade while riding a “‘hoverboard” may make British legal history after being charged with offences including driving the gadget on a pavement. ‘

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Daily Telegraph, 13th December 2015

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Dash cam footage of dangerous overtaking lands driver in jail in UK first – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 4th, 2015 in dangerous driving, evidence, news, sentencing, video recordings by tracey

‘In a landmark case, a driver has been jailed after another car’s dashboard camera filmed his dangerous overtaking manoeuvres.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd December 2015

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‘Porn obsessed’ man filmed women and children – BBC News

‘A “pornography obsessed” man who spied on women and children – photographing and filming them with his phone – has been jailed for 12 years.’

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BBC News, 17th November 2015

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CPS fine sparks call for data protection rethink – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Data protection arrangements should be reviewed in the modern world of social media and cybercrime, a specialist solicitor has said, after it emerged the Crown Prosecution Service delivered unencrypted DVDs to a film studio for 12 years.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 9th November 2015

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Gove admits the UK sentencing framework needs to be more sensitive, & 7 more things we learned at the 2015 Howard League AGM – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘Since his appointment as Justice Secretary & Lord Chancellor in May this year, the Rt Hon Michael Gove has maintained a fairly low profile. Aside from his Making Prisons Work speech in July, Mr Gove’s plans for the future of the Criminal Justice System have not been very clearly outlined. Although since his swearing in, to the delight of many, Gove has managed to overturn the previous Lord Chancellor, Chris Grayling’s ban on books for prisoners; scrapped plans to create a super youth prison; and halted massively controversial plans for the UK to undertake Saudi Arabian prison training contracts.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 6th November 2015

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CPS fined £200,000 over theft of interview film laptops – BBC News

Posted November 5th, 2015 in Crown Prosecution Service, data protection, fines, news, video recordings by sally

‘The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has been fined £200,000 by the information watchdog after the theft of laptops containing videos of police interviews.’

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BBC News, 4th November 2015

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Devon care worker who filmed sex assaults has jail term increased – BBC News

Posted October 28th, 2015 in appeals, care workers, elderly, news, sentencing, sexual offences, video recordings by sally

‘A care worker who sexually assaulted elderly patients and sent footage of the attacks to her boyfriend has had her jail term increased to 15 years.’

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BBC News, 27th October 2015

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