Speeding driver who killed teenager has jail term cut – BBC News

Posted October 29th, 2010 in appeals, dangerous driving, news, sentencing by sally

“A driver who lost control of his speeding car and killed a 17-year-old pedestrian has had his jail term cut by three years by the Appeal Court.”

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BBC News, 28th October 2010

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Hammer killer Michael Stone refused new appeal – The Independent

Posted October 27th, 2010 in appeals, murder, news by sally

“Hammer killer Michael Stone was refused a new appeal over his conviction for the murders of Lin and Megan Russell, the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) said today.”

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The Independent, 26th October 2010

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Mother challenges conviction for murdering son – The Independent

Posted October 20th, 2010 in appeals, attempted murder, attempts, euthanasia, murder, news by sally

“A mother who gave her brain-damaged son a lethal heroin injection to end his ‘living hell’ challenges her conviction today.”

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The Independent, 20th October 2010

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Road rage killer Kenneth Noye granted fresh appeal bid – The Independent

Posted October 14th, 2010 in appeals, murder, news by sally

“Road rage killer Kenneth Noye was today granted a fresh chance to appeal against his conviction for murder.”

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The Independent, 14th October 2010

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Man who pushed woman on to railway in Kent loses appeal – BBC News

Posted September 30th, 2010 in appeals, grievous bodily harm, news, sentencing by sally

“A jail term imposed on a man who pushed a woman on to a live railway track in Kent after a row about him smoking was ‘fully justified’, a court has ruled.”

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BBC News, 29th September 2010

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Doncaster Twitter bomb threat man starts appeal – BBC News

Posted September 27th, 2010 in appeals, fines, news, threatening to destroy or damage property by sally

“A trainee accountant from Doncaster who posted a message on Twitter threatening to blow up an airport has started an appeal against his conviction.”

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BBC News, 24th September 2010

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Girl persuades judge not to send her back to Canada as Middlesbrough is ‘more exciting’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 24th, 2010 in appeals, child abduction, children, family courts, news by sally

“The schoolgirl who was ‘abducted’ from her father’s home in Canada by her English mother won the right not to return after telling judges: “I never, never in my whole life want to go back there. The 13-year-old made clear her determination to stay in the Teesside town when Lord Justice Thorpe and Lady Justice Smith took the unique step of holding a private interview with her halfway through a hearing at London’s Civil Appeal Court.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th September 2010

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Shallow grave killer Reszpondek loses appeal – BBC News

Posted September 24th, 2010 in appeals, murder, news by sally

“A Polish dairy worker serving a life sentence for murdering a colleague and burying her body in a Wrexham field has failed to overturn the conviction.”

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BBC News, 22nd September 2010

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Child M and family to be deported to Iran despite protests – The Guardian

Posted September 23rd, 2010 in appeals, asylum, deportation, immigration, news by sally

“A 10-year-old boy who has lived in the UK for three years with his family has been told by a high court judge he must return to Iran as soon as possible, despite a petition to prevent his deportation that has more than 5,000 signatures.”

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The Guardian, 22nd September 2010

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Regina (Webb) v Secretary of State for Justice – WLR Daily

Posted September 13th, 2010 in appeals, law reports, release on licence, sentencing by sally

Regina (Webb) v Secretary of State for Justice [2010] WLR (D) 241

“S 116 of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 conferred a unique statutory power to sentence a defendant for a new offence committed while on release on licence for an earlier offence. It was a fresh sentence not served in respect of the original offence so that even if that initial offence was a violent or sexual offence specified in Sch 15 to the Criminal Justice Act 2003 but the new offence was not, the s 116 sentence for a long-term prisoner came within s 33(1A) rather than s 33(1B) of the Criminal Justice Act 1991. The defendant was therefore entitled to be released on licence after serving half of his sentence rather than two-thirds, the applicable period under s 33(1B).”

WLR Daily, 9th September 2010

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Police sergeant jailed for cell assault on woman – Daily Telegraph

“A police sergeant who injured a woman when he assaulted her in a cell has been jailed for six months.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th September 2010

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Tesco wins new Ilkley superstore appeal – BBC News

Posted September 6th, 2010 in appeals, news, planning by sally

“Supermarket giant Tesco has won permission to build a new superstore in a West Yorkshire town after a controversial planning appeal.”

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BBC News, 4th September 2010

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Sharon Shoesmith given leave to appeal court ruling on dismissal – The Guardian

Posted September 2nd, 2010 in appeals, costs, news, unfair dismissal by sally

“Sharon Shoesmith is free to appeal her failed attempt to overturn her sacking at the height of the Baby Peter affair, after a judge issued a scathing criticism of the conduct of former children’s secretary Ed Balls, and threw out all but a fraction of his claims for legal costs.”

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The Guardian, 1st September 2010

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MMR campaigner from Warrington wins £90,000 payout – BBC News

Posted August 31st, 2010 in appeals, compensation, medicines, news, vaccination by sally

“The mother of a Cheshire teenager who was left severely brain damaged by the MMR vaccine has won a compensation award from the government.”

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BBC News, 29th August 2010

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7/7 bomber’s widow loses legal aid bid – The Independent

Posted August 27th, 2010 in appeals, inquests, legal aid, news, terrorism by sally

“The widow of one of the 7/7 suicide bombers today lost her High Court bid to overturn a decision refusing her legal aid for representation at the upcoming inquest into the deaths of 52 people in the attacks in London in 2005.”

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The Independent, 27th August 2010

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Legal victory for Barry George – The Independent

Posted August 26th, 2010 in appeals, compensation, judicial review, miscarriage of justice, news by sally

“Barry George, who was acquitted of the murder of television presenter Jill Dando after spending eight years behind bars, won the first round of a legal battle yesterday over a decision that he is not entitled to compensation.”

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The Independent, 26th August 2010

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Regina v Hamer – WLR Daily

Posted August 23rd, 2010 in appeals, bad character, evidence, law reports, penalties by sally

Regina v Hamer [2010] WLR (D) 235

“A fixed penalty notice which had been issued to a defendant pursuant to s 2 of the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 was not a conviction, admission of guilt, proof that a crime had been committed, or a stain on the defendant’s character, and therefore could not be regarded as evidence which impugned the character of the defendant or admitted as such.”

WLR Daily, 20th August 2010

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Regina v Seaton – WLR Daily

Posted August 23rd, 2010 in appeals, evidence, law reports, murder, privilege by sally

Regina v Seaton [2010] EWCA Crim 1980; [2010] WLR (D) 234

“Where it was suggested at trial that a defendant’s or witness’s account was a recent fabrication, he could not, unless he had waived legal professional privilege, be asked whether he had told his lawyer what he now said was the truth, or whether he was willing to waive the privilege. If a defendant gave evidence of what had passed between him and his lawyer, he could not be in breach of his own privilege, but was waiving privilege, although not necessarily waiving it entirely and generally. If a defendant said that he had given his solicitor the account then offered at trial, that would ordinarily mean that he could not be cross-examined about exactly what he had told the solicitor on that topic, but another party could comment upon the fact that the solicitor had not been called to confirm something which, if true, he easily could confirm, if the comment were fair.”

WLR Daily, 20th August 2010

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Batista v Secretary of State of the Home Department – WLR Daily

Posted August 20th, 2010 in appeals, deportation, immigration, law reports by sally

Batista v Secretary of State of the Home Department [2010] EWCA Civ 896; [2010] WLR (D) 233

“When considering whether a decision to deport a national of the European Economic Area (‘EEA’) was proportionate, the court should ask itself whether members of the deportee’s family would move to the country of origin with the deportee and whether it was reasonable to expect them to do so, rather than to ask whether there were ‘insurmountable obstacles’ to them moving.”

WLR Daily, 19th August 2010

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Catholic charity’s appeal over gay adoption fails – BBC News

Posted August 19th, 2010 in adoption, appeals, homosexuality, news, sexual orientation discrimination by sally

“A Roman Catholic adoption charity’s appeal to be allowed to discriminate against gay people wanting it to place children with them has been rejected.”

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BBC News, 19th August 2010

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