Mother wins appeal against murder conviction – BBC News

Posted February 2nd, 2010 in appeals, murder, news by sally

“A woman jailed for killing her three-year-old son by smothering him with a pillow has had her murder conviction changed to manslaughter.”

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BBC News, 2nd February 2010

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Thornton and another v Director of Public Prosecutions – WLR Daily

Posted February 2nd, 2010 in appeals, judiciary, law reports, sentencing by sally

Thornton and another v Director of Public Prosecutions [2010] WLR (D) 17

“When assessing whether an indication by convicting justices as to the type of sentence which a defendant was likely to receive from a different sentencing judge gave rise to a legitimate expectation on the part of the defendant that the sentencing judge would in fact pass sentence in accordance with such an indication, the sentencing judge needed to consider whether the justices had complied with their duty pursuant to s 172 (1)(b) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 to have regard to sentencing guidelines when carrying out a function relating to the sentencing of offenders.”

WLR Daily, 1st February 2010

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Alemo-Herron and others v Parkwood Leisure Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted February 2nd, 2010 in appeals, law reports, remuneration, transfer of undertakings by sally

Alemo-Herron and others v Parkwood Leisure Ltd [2010] EWCA Civ 24; [2010] WLR (D) 16

“In the case of a competitive transfer to the private sector of local authority services, and thence to further private sector employment, the employers, in not having abided by the terms relating to pay in a collective bargaining pay settlement agreed between the local authority and trade unions, had not made an unlawful deduction from wages; and an entitlement within the agreement to pay increases was not enforceable against the employers under reg 5(1) of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 1981.”

WLR Daily, 1st February 2010

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’19 MPs win appeals over expenses’ – The Independent

Posted February 2nd, 2010 in appeals, expenses, news by sally

“At least a quarter of MPs’ appeals against demands for repayment of expenses have been upheld fully or in part, it was claimed today.”

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The Independent, 1st February 2010

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How to appeal an ICO decision: new guidance published – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 2nd, 2010 in appeals, data protection, freedom of information, news, tribunals by sally

“The new body which has taken over the power to rule on appeals from decisions of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued guidance on how to conduct an appeal.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 1st February 2010

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Internet racism pair lose appeal – BBC News

Posted January 29th, 2010 in appeals, inciting religious hatred, internet, news, sentencing by sally

“Two men have lost their appeals against the UK’s first conviction for inciting racial hatred via a foreign website.”

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BBC News, 29th January 2010

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Sex assault head teacher David Thorley loses appeal – BBC News

Posted January 29th, 2010 in appeals, news, sexual offences, teachers by sally

“A Pembrokeshire head teacher convicted of nine counts of sexually assaulting girls in his care has lost an appeal against his conviction.”

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BBC News, 28th January 2010

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JO (Uganda) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; JT (Ivory Coast)v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Posted January 26th, 2010 in appeals, deportation, immigration, law reports, young offenders by sally

JO (Uganda) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; JT (Ivory Coast)v Secretary of State for the Home Department  [2010] EWCA Civ 10; [2010] WLR (D) 8

“Where it was sought to deport or remove a settled migrant who had spent the major part of his/her childhood in the United Kingdom, on the basis that he had committed criminal offences, the Home Secretary would have to show very serious reasons to justify his/her removal which would interfere with the migrant’s Convention right to respect for his private and family life. The decision letter should make it clear whether the decision had been made for the prevention of disorder or crime or for the maintenance of effective immigration control.”

WLR Daily, 25th January 2010

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Regina v Zaman – WLR Daily

Posted January 26th, 2010 in appeals, assisting offenders, crime, guilty pleas, law reports by sally

Regina v Zaman [2010] WLR (D) 7

“Where a defendant has pleaded guilty to a charge under s 4(1) of the Criminal Law Act 1967 of assisting an offender, the conviction is not rendered unsafe by reason of subsequent acquittal of the person assisted.”

WLR Daily, 25th January 2010

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British Sky Broadcasting Group plc and another v Competition Commission and another – WLR Daily

Posted January 22nd, 2010 in appeals, competition, law reports, media, mergers by sally

British Sky Broadcasting Group plc and another v Competition Commission and another [2010] EWCA Civ 2; [2010] WLR (D) 5

“In deciding whether or not the recommendation of the Competition Commission that a proposed merger should be prevented as contrary to the public interest, the Competition Appeal Tribunal was not required to exercise a greater intensity of judicial review than would be applied on a normal judicial review application. S 120(4) of the Competition Act 1998 required the appeal tribunal to apply the same principles as would be applied by a court on an application for judicial review. It would fly in the face of the section’s words if the tribunal, as a hyper-competent specialised tribunal, were required to undertake a more intensive review.”

WLR Daily, 21st January 2010

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Mother who used heroin to kill her son launches appeal – BBC News

Posted January 22nd, 2010 in appeals, euthanasia, murder, news by sally

“A mother jailed for life for murdering her disabled son by injecting him with heroin at a care home is to appeal against the sentence and conviction.”

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BBC News, 21st January 2010

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Sky ordered to sell down stake in ITV – The Guardian

Posted January 21st, 2010 in appeals, competition, media, mergers, news by sally

“The court of appeal today ordered BSkyB to sell down its 17.9% stake in ITV.”

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The Guardian, 21st January 2010

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Baby P killer Steven Barker loses rape appeal – BBC News

Posted January 21st, 2010 in appeals, children, news, rape, witnesses by sally

“One of the three people jailed over the death of Baby Peter has lost an appeal against his conviction for the rape of a two-year-old.”

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BBC News, 21st January 2010

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Dog walker killer can challenge conviction – BBC News

Posted January 20th, 2010 in appeals, evidence, murder, news by sally

“A man convicted last year of murdering a woman as she walked her dog in 1996 has been given permission to challenge his conviction by the appeal court.”

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BBC News, 19th January 2010

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Tunbridge suitcase murderer’s appeal rejected – BBC News

Posted January 19th, 2010 in appeals, murder, news, retrials by sally

“A homeless man jailed for life for strangling a teenager and hiding her body in a suitcase has lost his appeal against his conviction.”

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BBC News, 19th January 2010

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Information Tribunal is abolished as new service takes charge – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 18th, 2010 in appeals, data protection, freedom of information, news, tribunals by sally

“The appeals process for freedom of information and data protection cases changes from today as the previous structure is absorbed into a wider tribunals service.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 18th January 2010

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Parking fine appeal panel planned – BBC News

Posted January 11th, 2010 in appeals, fines, news, parking by sally

“A new independent appeals panel to stop motorists from being unfairly fined by unscrupulous private car parking companies is to be established.”

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BBC News, 10th January 2010

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Ex-BBC presenter Ashley Blake refused leave to appeal – BBC News

Posted December 10th, 2009 in appeals, assault, news, perverting the course of justice, sentencing by sally

“A former BBC TV presenter who was jailed for two years for hitting a teenager with a pole has been told he cannot appeal against his sentence.”

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BBC News, 9th December 2009

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Killer nurse granted leave to appeal – The Independent

Posted December 9th, 2009 in appeals, murder, news by sally

“A former staff nurse serving at least 30 years behind bars for the murder of four patients at two Leeds hospitals was given the go-ahead to challenge his conviction today.”

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The Independent, 9th December 2009

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Brothers win 1998 murder appeal – BBC News

Posted December 1st, 2009 in appeals, murder, news by sally

“Two brothers, jailed for murdering a pensioner 11 years ago in West Yorkshire, have had their convictions quashed at the Court of Appeal.”

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BBC News, 1st December 2009

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