George Davis in court 40 years after robbery that sent him to jail – The Guardian

“Judges will finally decide whether ‘George Davis Is Innocent OK’ as they look again at notorious miscarriage of justice case.”

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The Guardian, 24th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Couple given children back after judge overturns court ruling – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 22nd, 2011 in appeals, child abuse, evidence, family courts, news by sally

“A couple have been reunited with their children after a family court’s decision to separate them was overturned by a judge who criticised the ‘brisk’ nature of the original hearing.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd February 2011

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Luton army parade protesters lose High Court appeal – BBC News

“Five Muslim men who disrupted a march by soldiers who had just returned from Afghanistan have lost an appeal against convictions for public order offences.”

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BBC News, 16th February 2011

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Statement on sex offenders’ register – Home Office

Posted February 17th, 2011 in appeals, criminal records, press releases, sexual offences by sally

“The sex offenders’ register has existed since 1997. Since that time it has helped the police to protect the public from these most horrific of crimes. Requiring serious sexual offenders to sign the register for life – as they do now – has broad support from across this House. However, the Supreme Court ruled last April that not granting sex offenders the opportunity to seek a review is a breach of their human rights – in particular, the right to a private or family life.  These are rights, of course, that these offenders have taken away from their victims in the cruellest and most degrading manner possible. The government is disappointed and appalled by this ruling – it places the rights of sex offenders above the right of the public to be protected from the risk of re-offending – but there is no possibility of further appeal.”

Full statement

Home Office, 16th February 2011

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Offenders on sex register for life to get appeal right – BBC News

Posted February 16th, 2011 in appeals, criminal records, news, sexual offences by sally

“Thousands of sex offenders in England and Wales are set to be given the right to appeal against having their names on the sex offenders register for life.”

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BBC News, 16th February 2011

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Jeremy Bamber loses appeal court bid – The Independent

Posted February 11th, 2011 in appeals, murder, news by sally

“Jeremy Bamber’s convictions for murdering five of his relatives more than 25 years ago will not be referred to the Court of Appeal, the Criminal Cases Review Commission has said.”

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The Independent, 11th February 2011

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Jeremy Bamber hopes new crime scene evidence will free him – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2011 in appeals, evidence, murder, news by sally

“Police investigating the White House Farm killings, for which Jeremy Bamber was convicted of multiple murders, have been accused of corrupting vital evidence after claims they allowed the crime scene to be used as a training exercise for firearms officers.”

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The Guardian, 31st January 2011

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Regina v Hoath; Regina v Standage – WLR Daily

Regina v Hoath; Regina v Standage [2011] WLR (D) 22

“Where a defendant had been given a statutory right of appeal against a refusal to vary a sexual offences prevention order the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division was not precluded from exercising its normal powers on an appeal where there was no express statutory power to make an order on the appeal.”

WLR Daily, 27th January 2011

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Regina (Hope and Glory Public House Ltd) v City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court (Westminster City Council intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted January 28th, 2011 in appeals, human rights, law reports, licensed premises, licensing, magistrates by sally

Regina (Hope and Glory Public House Ltd) v City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court (Westminster City Council intervening) [2011] EWCA Civ 31; [2011] WLR (D) 20

“Although an appeal to a magistrates’ court from the decision of a local authority’s licensing committee was a full rehearing on all the evidence the committee’s decision was a relevant matter to be taken into consideration and should only be reversed if the judge was satisfied that the original decision was wrong.”

WLR Daily, 27th January 2011

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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CPS opens specialist Appeals Unit – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted January 27th, 2011 in appeals, Crown Prosecution Service, news by sally

“The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has established a specialist Appeals Unit that will take on new cases in the appeal courts, including all work involving the Criminal Cases Review Commission and Unduly Lenient Sentences.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 26th January 2011

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Christian hoteliers appeal against ban on gay couple – BBC News

Posted January 25th, 2011 in appeals, Christianity, news, sexual orientation discrimination by sally

“The Christian owners of a Cornwall hotel who unlawfully refused to allow a gay couple a double room have appealed.”

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BBC News, 25th January 2011

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Suffolk murder conviction appeal rejected – BBC News

Posted January 14th, 2011 in appeals, murder, news by sally

“An appeal against the conviction of a man jailed for the murder of an elderly woman in Ipswich has been rejected by High Court judges.”

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BBC News, 14th January 2011

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Footballer Calum Davenport’s attacker has jail term cut – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2010 in appeals, grievous bodily harm, news, sentencing by sally

“A man who was jailed for six years for a knife attack on a Premier League footballer has had his jail term cut.”

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BBC News, 17th December 2010

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Appeal over hit-and-run asylum seeker – The Independent

Posted December 17th, 2010 in appeals, asylum, dangerous driving, deportation, news by sally

“The UK Border Agency will appeal against a tribunal ruling preventing the deportation of a failed asylum seeker who killed a 12-year-old girl in a hit-and-run driving incident, Immigration Minister Damian Green said today.”

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The Independent, 17th December 2010

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Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) Review of the Legal Year 2009 – 2010 – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted December 17th, 2010 in appeals, criminal justice, press releases, reports by sally

“Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) Review of the Legal Year 2009 – 2010.”

Full press release

Judiciary of England and Wales, 16th December 2010

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Pink Floyd Music Ltd and another v EMI Records Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted December 16th, 2010 in anonymity, appeals, law reports, private hearings by sally

Pink Floyd Music Ltd and another v EMI Records Ltd [2010] EWCA Civ 1429; [2010] WLR (D) 329

“The Court of Appeal should not depart from the general rule that litigation was to be conducted in public unless a judge of that court was persuaded that there were cogent grounds for doing so.”

WLR Daily, 16th December 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Appeal hearing over baby injury case in Suffolk – BBC News

Posted December 10th, 2010 in appeals, child abuse, grievous bodily harm, news by sally

“A 34-year-old woman from Suffolk found guilty of injuring a baby in her care has won the first stage of an Appeal Court bid to clear her name.”

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BBC News, 9th December 2010

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Barclays Bank plc v Guy – WLR Daily

Posted December 10th, 2010 in appeals, civil procedure rules, jurisdiction, law reports by sally

Barclays Bank plc v Guy [2010] EWCA Civ 1396; [2010] WLR (D) 321

“Where an application was made to reopen a refusal of permission to appeal by the Court of Appeal, the criteria to be applied should be the same as where application was made, pursuant to CPR r 52.17(1), to reopen a final judgment reached after a full trial.”

WLR Daily, 9th December 2010

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Coventry striker Marlon King loses sex assault appeal – BBC News

Posted December 10th, 2010 in appeals, assault, news, sexual offences by sally

“A footballer jailed for sexually assaulting a woman and punching her in the face, breaking her nose, has lost his appeal against the conviction.”

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BBC News, 9th December 2010

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Man jailed on appeal over pregnant ex-girlfriend attack – BBC News

Posted December 10th, 2010 in appeals, domestic violence, grievous bodily harm, news, sentencing by sally

“A man given a suspended sentence for repeatedly kicking his pregnant ex-girlfriend in the head has been jailed for four years after an appeal.”

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BBC News, 9th December 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk