“The family of an SAS sniper say they are ‘bitterly disappointed’ after a judge ruled he would face a retrial over illegally possessing a pistol and ammunition – despite a last-minute claim that prosecutors acted improperly by consulting on the case.”
The Guardian, 1st May 2013
“The cosmetic interventions sector is widely unregulated and rapidly growing. Claims arising out of procedures going wrong – from non-surgical ‘high street’ treatments to invasive surgical procedures – are on the increase. Today [24 April] sees the long awaited publication of the Department of Health review, led by Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, of the regulation of cosmetic interventions.”
Hardwicke Chambers, 24th April 2013
“The UK supreme court has cut the compensation awarded to a life-sentence prisoner whose original release was delayed from £10,000 to £6,500, in a ruling that will nonetheless lead to payouts for scores of convicted murderers, rapists and other violent prisoners.”
The Guardian, 1st May 2013
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“In ‘part-payment’ for the loss of recoverability of the CFA success fee, Lord Justice Jackson gave Claimants a 10% uplift on general damages, which was enacted in rather peculiar fashion by the Court of Appeal in Simmons v Castle by means that can only be described as ‘judicial legislating’.”
Hardwicke Chambers, 19th April 2013
Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
High Court (Commercial Court)
“Significant reforms are being made to toughen up the Incentives and Earned Privileges (IEP) scheme in male adult prisons throughout England and Wales.”
Ministry of Justice, 30th April 2013
“Before Jon Venables and Robert Thompson were released from custody, a court ruled that their identities should remain secret. The court granted an injunction which prevents the media or individuals from publishing images which claim to be of Venables and Thompson (whether or not it is them). The injunction is worldwide and applies equally to the internet, social media and mainstream media.”
Attorney General’s Office, 30th April 2013
“There have been a number of Panopticon posts about the lawfulness of disclosures in enhanced criminal record certificates. The latest decision is that of Mr Justice Stuart-Smith in R (L) v Chief Constable of Cumbria Constabulary  EWHC 869 (Admin).”
Panopticon, 30th April 2013