Leading lawyer to represent Simon Hall in appeal against murder conviction – The Guardian

Posted November 25th, 2009 in appeals, barristers, murder, news by sally

“A man who claims he was wrongly convicted of murdering an elderly woman eight years ago is to be represented by one of the country’s leading defence barristers at the court of appeal.”

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The Guardian, 24th November 2009

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Man jailed over Baby P challenging rape conviction – The Independent

Posted November 24th, 2009 in appeals, news, rape by sally

“One of the trio jailed over the death of Baby Peter is challenging his conviction for the rape of a two-year-old girl at the Court of Appeal today.”

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The Independent, 24th November 2009

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In re Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (in administration) (No 2) – WLR Daily

Posted November 12th, 2009 in appeals, company law, law reports, schemes of arrangement, trusts by sally

In re Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (in administration) (No 2) [2009[ EWCA Civ 1161; [2009] WLR (D) 323

“The court had no jurisdiction under Pt 26 of the Companies Act 2006 to sanction a scheme of arrangement which extended to the release of rights over property held by the company under a trust since it did not constitute a compromise or arrangement between the company and its creditors within s 899 of the 2006 Act.”

WLR Daily, 10th November 2009

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Jermain Defoe ‘played litigation game’ over speeding fines – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 11th, 2009 in appeals, news, road traffic offences by sally

“Jermain Defoe, the Tottenham Hotspur and England footballer, ‘played the litigation game’ in an attempt to avoid speeding fines, a judge said.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th November 2009

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‘Snakes’ gun man freed from jail – BBC News

Posted November 11th, 2009 in appeals, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by sally

“A businessman jailed for three years for keeping a revolver he bought to fight off rattlesnakes while living in the USA has been freed on appeal.”

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BBC News, 10th November 2009

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Killer nurse loses bid to appeal – BBC News

Posted November 5th, 2009 in appeals, murder, news, nurses by sally

“A hospital nurse who was found guilty of murdering two of his patients by injecting them with drugs has lost a bid to appeal against his conviction.”

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BBC News, 5th November 2009

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Christian registrar to appeal over same-sex ceremonies – The Guardian

Posted November 2nd, 2009 in appeals, homosexuality, news, religious discrimination by sally

“Controversial claims that Christians should not have to condone homosexuality will be made in the court of appeal today [2nd Nov.], as a registrar says she suffered discrimination by being required to conduct same-sex civil partnership ceremonies.”

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2009

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Baby P death: lodger wins sentence appeal – The Independent

Posted October 27th, 2009 in appeals, child abuse, news, sentencing by sally

“One of the three people jailed over the death of Baby P won an appeal against his indefinite sentence today.”

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The Independent, 27th October 2009

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Baby P mother withdraws appeal – BBC News

“Baby P’s mother Tracey Connelly, who was jailed indefinitely for her part in her son’s death, has dropped a bid to appeal against her sentence.”

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BBC News, 26th October 2009

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Murderer’s appeal ‘unarguable from the start’ – The Independent

Posted October 21st, 2009 in appeals, murder, news by sally

“A teenager who violently beat a hairdresser to death with a heavy duty barbell lost an appeal against his murder conviction today.”

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The Independent, 21st October 2009

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Police win data deletion appeal – BBC News

Posted October 19th, 2009 in appeals, criminal records, data protection, news, police by sally

“Five police forces which challenged a ruling that they should delete records on criminal convictions from their database have won their appeal.”

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BBC News, 19th October 2009

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R (E) v Governing Body of JFS and others (No 2) – WLR Daily

Posted October 19th, 2009 in appeals, law reports, legal aid by sally

http://www.lawreports.co.uk/WLRD/2009/HLPC/R(E)_v_GoverningJFS(SC).html

“As a general principle, if the Legal Services Commission funded a litigant who was successful in his cause, that decision should ordinarily amount to close to an assurance that the Commission would continue to support him in any subsequent appeal by the unsuccessful party.”

WLR Daily, 16th October 2009

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Appeal over torture claim ruling – BBC News

Posted October 19th, 2009 in appeals, disclosure, intelligence services, news, torture by sally

“The government says it will appeal against a ruling that US intelligence documents detailing the alleged torture of an ex-UK resident can be released.”

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BBC News, 17th October 2009

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Lesbian soldier sees £190,000 harassment payout cut by a third – Daily Telegraph

“A lesbian soldier who won nearly £190,000 damages following a campaign of harassment by a male sergeant has had her payout slashed by a third after Army top brass appealed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th October 2009

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Science writer Simon Singh wins ruling in chiropractic libel battle – The Guardian

Posted October 15th, 2009 in appeals, defamation, freedom of expression, news by sally

“A science writer who is being sued for libel by the British Chiropractic Association is to fight on after a preliminary judgment against him was overturned on appeal today.”

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The Guardian, 14th October 2009

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Regina v Rollins; Regina v McInerney – WLR Daily

Posted October 14th, 2009 in appeals, law reports, money laundering, proceeds of crime, prosecutions by sally

Regina v Rollins; Regina v McInerney

“The Financial Services Authority had the power to prosecute offences beyond those referred to in ss 401 and 402 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 and, in particular, it had the power to prosecute for offences contrary to ss 327 and 328 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.”

WLR Daily, 13th October 2009

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Dutch MP overturns UK entry ban – BBC News

Posted October 13th, 2009 in appeals, freedom of expression, immigration, Islam, news by sally

“Far-right Dutch MP Geert Wilders has won an appeal against a Home Office decision barring his entry to the UK.”

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BBC News, 13th October 2009

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Injured servicemen’s awards to be reassessed – The Independent

Posted October 12th, 2009 in appeals, armed forces, compensation, news, personal injuries by sally

“Compensation awards to two injured servicemen are to be reassessed following a ruling by appeal judges today in a case brought by the Ministry of Defence.”

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The Independent, 12th October 2009

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Rhys Jones killer’s mother loses appeal – The Guardian

Posted October 12th, 2009 in appeals, news, perverting the course of justice, sentencing by sally

“Court rules three-year jail sentence on Janette Mercer, who lied to try to protect her son, was not ‘manifestly excessive’.”

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The Guardian, 9th October 2009

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Gary McKinnon refused right to appeal to Supreme Court over extradition – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 9th, 2009 in appeals, computer crime, extradition, mental health, news by sally

“Hacker Gary McKinnon has been refused the right to appeal to the Supreme Court against his extradition to the US.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th October 2009

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