Paedophile butler appeal rejected – BBC News

Posted October 8th, 2009 in appeals, child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

“A paedophile royal butler who took one of his victims for tea with the Queen has failed to get his indefinite jail sentence overturned.”

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BBC News, 7th October 2009

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Care home resident aged 106 loses closure fight – The Guardian

Posted October 7th, 2009 in appeals, care homes, elderly, news by sally

“A battle by one of Britain’s oldest women to stop the closure of her council-run care home failed at the court of appeal today.”

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The Guardian, 7th October 2009

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Baby P trio’s appeal bid refused – BBC News

“The three people jailed over Baby Peter Connelly’s death have been denied leave to appeal against their sentences.”

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BBC News, 11th September 2009

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Model’s murderer lodges an appeal – BBC News

Posted August 26th, 2009 in appeals, murder, news by sally

“A man who killed his model girlfriend has lodged an appeal against his murder conviction and 24-year tariff.”

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BBC News, 26th August 2009

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Baby P three in sentence appeal – BBC News

“The three people responsible for the death of baby Peter Connelly have appealed against their sentences.”

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BBC News, 20th August 2009

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Changes confirmed for data protection and freedom of information appeals – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 17th, 2009 in appeals, data protection, freedom of information, news by sally

“People appealing against rulings by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) will face a new tribunal structure from January next year. The Information Tribunal, which hears appeals on ICO rulings, will become part of a wider system.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th August 2009

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‘Soft’ sentences increased on appeal – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 4th, 2009 in appeals, news, sentencing by sally

“Concerns over the leniency of the courts deepened yesterday after almost three quarters of sentences suspected of being too soft were increased on appeal.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th August 2009

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Jewish school wins right to appeal against ruling its entry policy was racist – The Guardian

Posted August 4th, 2009 in appeals, Judaism, news, race discrimination, school admissions by sally

“Europe’s largest Jewish school succeeded today in winning leave to appeal against a court judgment that said its entry policy was racist.”

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The Guardian, 3rd August 2009

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Hacker Gary McKinnon fights on as extradition appeal rejected – The Times

Posted July 31st, 2009 in appeals, computer crime, extradition, news by sally

“Computer hacker Gary McKinnon will appeal to the newly formed Supreme Court after he today lost his latest High Court bid to avoid extradition to America.”

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The Times, 31st July 2009

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R (SRM Global Master Fund LP) v Commisioners of HM Treasury; R (RAB Special Situations (Master) Fund Ltd v Same; R (Grainger and others) v Same – WLR Daily

Posted July 31st, 2009 in appeals, banking, compensation, law reports, nationalisation, news by sally

R (SRM Global Master Fund LP) v Commisioners of HM Treasury; R (RAB Special Situations (Master) Fund Ltd v Same; R (Grainger and others) v Same [2009] EWCA Civ 788; [2009] WLR (D) 267

“The statutory scheme established to compensate shareholders subsequent to the nationalisation of Northern Rock plc, on the basis of the assessment of the valuation of the shares by means of the statutory assumptions provided for in s 5(4) of the Banking (Special Provisions) Act 2008, did not violate the shareholders’ right to the protection of their property guaranteed under art 1 of the First Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. Those statutory assumptions struck the balance, required by the Convention, between the demands of the general interest of the community and the requirements of the protection of the individual’s fundamental rights.”

WLR Daily, 30th July 2009

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R v Nelson; R v Pathak; R v Paulet – WLR Daily

Posted July 31st, 2009 in abuse of process, appeals, confiscation, law reports, proceeds of crime by sally

R v Nelson; R v Pathak; R v Paulet [2009] EWCA Crim 1573; [2009] WLR (D) 266

“Confiscation proceedings properly taken in accordance with statutory provisions should not be stayed as an abuse of process on the ground that the judge considered that they might produce an oppressive result.”

WLR Daily, 30th July 2009

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HIV sex offender appeal rejected – BBC News

Posted July 31st, 2009 in appeals, news, sentencing, sexual offences prevention orders by sally

“A sex offender from Devon who breached an order banning him from contacting people over the age of 60 has failed in a bid to reduce his latest jail term.”

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BBC News, 30th July 2009

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R v Charles – WLR Daily

Posted July 31st, 2009 in appeals, ASBOs, burden of proof, law reports by sally

R v Charles [2009] EWCA Crim 1570; [2009] WLR (D) 265

“Where a person was charged with an offence under s 1(10) of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 of doing something which he was prohibited from doing by an anti-social behaviour order without reasonable excuse, the legal burden of proving that the defendant acted without reasonable excuse lay on the prosecution.”

WLR Daily, 30th July 2009

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Food mixer did not violate rival’s trade mark by using similar shape – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 31st, 2009 in appeals, news, trade marks by sally

“A claim that one food mixer violated the trade mark rights of another by being similar in shape has failed. The Court of Appeal said that any similarity in shape between the machines had not given Kenwood an unfair advantage over Whirlpool.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 31st July 2009

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Regina v Erskine; Regina v Williams – Times Law Reports

Regina v Erskine; Regina v Williams

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“Firm measures were required immediately to ensure that appeals against conviction and sentence could be heard without an excessive citation of earlier, largely factual decisions which did no more than illustrate or restate a principle.”

The Times, 22nd July 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

R v Erskine; R v Williams – WLR Daily

Posted July 16th, 2009 in appeals, diminished responsibility, evidence, law reports, murder by sally

R v Erskine; R v Williams [2009] EWCA Crim 1425; [2009] WLR (D) 241

“Where an appeal against a conviction for murder raised the issue of diminished responsibility for the first time, the parties should provide the court with a detailed analysis of the relevant facts in order to assist the court in deciding whether evidence not adduced at trial should be heard on appeal.”

WLR Daily, 15th July 2009

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Man appeals to sue rape accuser – BBC News

Posted July 15th, 2009 in appeals, news, rape by sally

“A man cleared of rape after serving two years in jail has renewed a bid for £300,000 in damages from his accuser.”

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BBC News, 15th July 2009

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1998 murder conviction challenged – BBC News

Posted July 15th, 2009 in appeals, diminished responsibility, homicide, murder, news, provocation by sally

“A man jailed for life 11 years ago after admitting repeatedly stabbing his wife to death when she left him, is appealing against his conviction.”

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BBC News, 14th July 2009

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Stockwell Strangler Kenneth Erskine has murder convictions overturned – The Times

Posted July 14th, 2009 in appeals, diminished responsibility, homicide, news by sally

“Kenneth Erskine, known as the Stockwell Strangler after he killed seven London pensioners in a three-month period in 1986, has today had his murder convictions reduced to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.”

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The Times, 14th July 2009

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‘Strangler’ awaits appeal verdict – BBC News

Posted July 14th, 2009 in appeals, diminished responsibility, mental health, news by sally

“The man dubbed the Stockwell Strangler for the murders of seven people will find out later if an appeal on mental health grounds has been successful.”

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BBC News, 14th July 2009

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