Judgment reserved in murder appeal as forensic evidence divides experts – The Guardian

Posted December 10th, 2010 in appeals, evidence, forensic science, murder, news by sally

“Scientists split over fibres that prosecution says links jailed office worker to home of widow killed during break-in.”

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The Guardian, 9th December 2010

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Salazar-Duarte v Government of the United States of America – WLR Daily

Posted December 3rd, 2010 in appeals, extradition, jurisdiction, law reports, service, time limits by sally

Salazar-Duarte v Government of the United States of America [2010] EWHC 3150 (Admin); [2010] WLR (D) 313

“For the purposes of s 103(9) of the Extradition Act 2003, the person whose extradition was sought was deemed to be informed of the extradition order against him when the solicitors acting on his behalf received a letter, whether by post, fax or e-mail, which informed him that the order had been made.”

WLR Daily, 2nd December 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Appeal bid by former police chief adjourned – The Independent

Posted December 2nd, 2010 in appeals, corruption, news, police by sally

“The latest appeal bid by a former Scotland Yard commander jailed for corruption will be heard next year after his case was adjourned today for investigations into new material he hopes will prove his innocence.”

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The Independent, 1st December 2010

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UK ‘complicit in al-Qaeda man’s torture’ – BBC News

Posted December 1st, 2010 in appeals, news, terrorism, torture by sally

“A man convicted of serious terrorism offences in the UK has launched an appeal, telling judges the UK was complicit in his torture abroad.”

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BBC News, 30th November 2010

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Peter Sutcliffe to challenge high court ruling over sentence – The Guardian

Posted November 30th, 2010 in appeals, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper, will tomorrow (30 November) challenge a high court ruling that he must spend the rest of his life in jail. His case will be heard at the court of appeal by the lord chief justice, Lord Judge, Mr Justice Calvert-Smith and Mr Justice Griffith Williams. In a decision in July, Mr Justice Mitting said the serial killer must serve a ‘whole life’ tariff. The former lorry driver, from Bradford, West Yorkshire, was convicted at the Old Bailey in 1981. Sutcliffe, 64, received 20 life sentences in 1981 after being convicted of murdering 13 women and attempting to murder another seven.”

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The Guardian, 29th November 2010

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Al-Qaida terrorist’s appeal argues that Britain was complicit in his torture – The Guardian

Posted November 30th, 2010 in appeals, intelligence services, news, terrorism, torture by sally

“A man convicted of serious terrorism offences is to launch an appeal against his conviction today on the grounds that the British government was complicit in the torture he suffered before being put on trial.”

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The Guardian, 30th November 2010

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RSPCA challenges decision to overturn will – The Guardian

Posted November 30th, 2010 in appeals, charities, news, wills by sally

“The RSPCA today launched a high court challenge to a ruling that overturned a will leaving the charity a £2.35m estate after a daughter contested her parents’ legacy.”

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The Guardian, 29th November 2010

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Ross v Bank of Commerce (Saint Kitts Nevis) Trust and Savings Association Ltd (in liquidation) – WLR Daily

Posted November 25th, 2010 in appeals, constitutional law, law reports, Privy Council by sally

Ross v Bank of Commerce (Saint Kitts Nevis) Trust and Savings Association Ltd (in liquidation) [2010] UKPC 28; [2010] WLR (D) 297

“When an appeal to the Privy Council was expressed to be as of right under the Constitution of the country appealed from, it was still necessary either to obtain leave from the local Court of Appeal or if that was refused, to obtain special leave from the Privy Council.”

WLR Daily, 24th November 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Woman jailed for falsely retracting rape claim is freed – The Guardian

Posted November 23rd, 2010 in appeals, news, perverting the course of justice, rape, sentencing, victims by sally

“A mother jailed for falsely retracting allegations that she had been raped six times by her husband was freed today on appeal.”

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The Guardian, 23rd November 2010

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Twitter joke trial: Paul Chambers to take appeal to high court – The Guardian

Posted November 23rd, 2010 in appeals, bomb hoaxing, internet, news by sally

“The case of a man convicted of ‘menace’ for threatening to blow up an airport in a Twitter joke is to go to appeal at the high court. A senior human rights lawyer will lead a three-strong legal team for Paul Chambers, a former accounts manager in the motor trade, whose conviction in the so-called ‘Twitter joke trial’ has become an international cause celebre.”

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The Guardian, 22nd November 2010

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Beshenivsky killer Mustaf Jama starts appeal – BBC News

Posted November 19th, 2010 in appeals, murder, news, police, robbery by sally

“A man who murdered a policewoman during a bungled robbery has started an appeal against his conviction on the eve of the fifth anniversary of her death.”

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BBC News, 17th November 2010

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Wiltshire policeman cleared of assault on appeal – BBC News

Posted November 18th, 2010 in appeals, assault, news, police by sally

“A Wiltshire policeman convicted of assaulting a woman in custody has been cleared on appeal.”

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BBC News, 18th November 2010

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Court lifts Howard Donald superinjunction – The Guardian

Posted November 16th, 2010 in anonymity, appeals, injunctions, media, news, privacy by sally

“A superinjunction preventing the naming of Take That’s Howard Donald has been lifted by the court of appeal in a case involving a former girlfriend.”

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The Guardian, 16th November 2010

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Police officer begins appeal against conviction for assaulting woman – The Guardian

Posted November 16th, 2010 in appeals, assault, news, police by sally

“A police officer found guilty of hurling a woman head-first on to a concrete cell floor, leaving her with blood pouring from a head wound, began an appeal today (15 November) against his conviction and sentence.”

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The Guardian, 15th November 2010

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Phil Woolas challenging ban from politics – BBC News

Posted November 16th, 2010 in appeals, disciplinary procedures, elections, judicial review, news by sally

“Former Labour immigration minister Phil Woolas will begin a legal bid to overturn a ruling that he should be banned from politics for three years.”

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BBC News, 16th November 2010

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Mother who killed brain damaged son loses appeal – The Guardian

Posted November 12th, 2010 in appeals, euthanasia, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A mother who gave her severely disabled son a lethal heroin injection to end his ‘living hell’ lost her appeal against her life sentence for murder today, but has had her sentenced reduced to five years.”

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The Guardian, 12th November 2010

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Shoesmith appeals high court dismissal ruling – The Guardian

Posted November 11th, 2010 in appeals, child abuse, costs, news, social services by sally

“Sharon Shoesmith has launched an appeal against the high court ruling earlier this year which rejected her claim that she was unfairly sacked as director of Haringey children’s services after the death of baby Peter Connelly, the Guardian has learned.”

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The Guardian, 10th November 2010

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Case could clear names of hundreds of men accused of child pornography – The Guardian

Posted November 11th, 2010 in appeals, indecent photographs of children, internet, news by sally

“Hundreds of men who say they were wrongly accused of child pornography offences could have their names cleared after a case to be heard in the court of appeal tomorrow.”

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The Guardian, 10th November 2010

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Sharon Shoesmith Baby P legal bid costs nearly £500,000 – BBC News

Posted November 9th, 2010 in appeals, child abuse, costs, news, social services by sally

“A legal battle by the council director sacked over the death of Baby P has cost taxpayers nearly £500,000.”

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BBC News, 8th November 2010

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Rape case woman to appeal against jailing for withdrawing allegations – The Guardian

Posted November 8th, 2010 in appeals, news, perverting the course of justice, rape by sally

“A woman jailed for ‘falsely retracting’ allegations that she had been raped six times by her husband will today lodge an appeal against her eight-month prison sentence.”

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The Guardian, 8th November 2010

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