John Darwin: ‘Back-from-the-dead canoeist’ appeals his sentence – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 26th, 2009 in appeals, fraud, news, sentencing by sally

“John Darwin, the ‘back-from-the-dead canoeist’ who was jailed for carrying out a ‘sophisticated’ £250,000 fraud, is challenging his six-year prison sentence in the Court of Appeal on Thursday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th March 2009

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Businessman who murdered estranged wife loses conviction appeal – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 24th, 2009 in appeals, homicide, news by sally

“Businessman Nat Fraser who murdered his estranged wife Arlene nearly 11 years ago has lost his latest bid to overturn his conviction.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th March 2009

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Regina (BA)(Nigeria) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – Times Law Reports

Posted March 23rd, 2009 in appeals, deportation, law reports by sally

Regina (BA)(Nigeria) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Court of Appeal

“The right of appeal against the refusal by the Home Office to revoke a deportation order was exercisable from within the United Kingdom.”

The Times, 23rd March 2009 

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Prisoner has murder conviction quashed after 27 years – The Guardian

Posted March 18th, 2009 in appeals, DNA, evidence, murder, news by sally

“A man who spent almost three decades behind bars had his conviction for rape and murder quashed by the court of appeal today.”

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The Guardian, 18th March 2009

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New evidence over Bamber killing – The Guardian

Posted March 16th, 2009 in appeals, forensic science, murder, news by sally

“Findings from blood expert and undisclosed police negatives are reviewed as murderer makes his third appeal against conviction.”

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The Guardian, 15th March 2009

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Texting peer freed after appeal – BBC News

Posted March 12th, 2009 in appeals, dangerous driving, news by sally

“A peer who was jailed for 12 weeks for sending and receiving text messages while driving on the M1 has been released by the Court of Appeal.”

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BBC News, 12th March 2009

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Former officer loses incest plea – BBC News

Posted March 6th, 2009 in appeals, incest, news, rape by sally

“A former police chief who was jailed for 10 years after being found guilty of raping his daughter has lost an appeal against his conviction.”

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BBC News, 5th March 2009

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R (BA (Nigeria)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; R (PE (Cameroon)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR daily

Posted March 4th, 2009 in appeals, deportation, law reports by sally

R (BA (Nigeria)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; R (PE (Cameroon)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2009] EWCA Civ 119; [2009] WLR (D) 77

A right of appeal against the Home Office’s refusal to revoke a deportation order was exercisable from within the United Kingdom.”

WLR Daily, 3rd March 2009

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Regina v Fortean – Times Law Reports

Posted March 4th, 2009 in appeals, law reports, loss of time directions by sally

Regina v Fortean

Court of Appeal

“Where an application for leave to appeal against conviction or sentence was wholly without merit, the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, would exercise its power to order that part of the time spent in custody pending appeal should not count towards sentence so that applications by those who had some proper basis for making them were dealt with fully and promptly.”

The Times, 4th March 2009

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Zipher Ltd v Markem Systems Ltd and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted February 27th, 2009 in appeals, law reports, undertakings by sally

Zipher Ltd v Markem Systems Ltd and Another

Court of Appeal

“An offer of an undertaking by one party lapsed automatically when the court found in favour of the other side and the offer was not resurrected after a successful appeal.”

The Times, 27th February 2009

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Child Support Agency: tough new line leaves parents few appeal rights – The Times

Posted February 26th, 2009 in appeals, child support, news by sally

“I have spent most of the past ten years representing parents, mostly women, trying to recover ever-increasing arrears of maintenance from the Child Support Agency.”

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The Times, 26th February 2009

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Killer Wright fails in appeal bid – BBC News

Posted February 24th, 2009 in appeals, murder, news by sally

“Serial killer Steve Wright has lost his bid at the Court of Appeal to challenge his convictions for the murders of five women in Suffolk.”

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BBC News, 24th February 2009

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Floe Telecom Ltd v Office of Communications and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted February 23rd, 2009 in appeals, law reports, public interest, tribunals by sally

Floe Telecom Ltd v Office of Communications and Another

Court of Appeal

“Where a tribunal had made unnecessary findings which were damaging to the public interest, it was appropriate for the Court of Appeal to entertain the regulator’s appeal against those findings although he had won.”

The Times,23rd February 2009

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RB (Algeria) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; U (Algeria) v Same; Othman v Same – WLR Daily

Posted February 19th, 2009 in appeals, closed material, deportation, immigration, law reports, torture by sally

RB (Algeria) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; U (Algeria) v Same; Othman v Same [2009] UKHL 10; [2009] WLR (D) 60

“Appeals from the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (‘SIAC’) were restricted to matters of law or irrationality. SIAC was entitled to have regard to closed material and to assurances given by their governments in concluding that appellants would not, if deported, face a real risk of inhuman treatment contrary to art 3 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms or violation of the right to a fair trial under art 6.”

WLR Daily, 18th February 2009

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RB (Algeria) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; U (Algeria) v Same – Times Law Reports

Posted February 19th, 2009 in appeals, deportation, immigration, law reports, torture by sally

RB (Algeria) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; U (Algeria) v Same

House of Lords

“Appeals from decisions of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission were restricted to questions of law or irrationality.”

The Times, 19th February 2009

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Zipher Ltd v Markem Systems Ltd and another – WLR Daily

Posted February 12th, 2009 in appeals, law reports, undertakings by sally

Zipher Ltd v Markem Systems Ltd and another [2009] EWCA Civ 44; [2009] WLR (D) 48

“An offer of an undertaking by one party lapsed automatically once the court found in favour of the other side and the offer was not resurrected when the losing side successfully appealed to the Court of Appeal.”

WLR Daily, 11th February 2009

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Serial killer drops appeal case – BBC News

Posted February 3rd, 2009 in appeals, murder, news by sally

“Serial killer Steve Wright has dropped his bid to appeal against his convictions for the murders of five women in Suffolk.”

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BBC News, 2nd February 2009

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Mucelli v Government of Albania; Moulai v Deputy Public Prosecutor, Creteil – Times Law Reports

Posted January 27th, 2009 in appeals, extradition, law reports, time limits by sally

Mucelli v Government of Albania; Moulai v Deputy Public Prosecutor, Creteil

House of Lords

“The requirement that notice of an appeal to the High Court had to be given within a specified period meant that the notice had to be served on the respondent as well as filed in the court within that period; the court had no power to grant an extension of time.”

The Times, 27th January 2009

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Court of Appeal contributes to public confidence in the Criminal Justice System – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted January 23rd, 2009 in appeals, criminal justice, press releases, statistics by sally

“Fewer than 1% of all convictions in the Crown Court and just 1.3% of sentences are successfully appealed in the Court of Appeal, which should increase public confidence in the criminal justice system.”

Full press release

Judiciary of England and Wales, 19th January 2009

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Mucelli v Government of Albania; Moulai v Deputy Public Prosecutor in Creteil, France – WLR Daily

Posted January 22nd, 2009 in appeals, extradition, law reports, time limits by sally

Mucelli v Government of Albania; Moulai v Deputy Public Prosecutor in Creteil, France [2009] UKHL 2; [2009] WLR (D) 12

In order to comply with the requirement in ss 26(4) and 103(9) of the Extradition Act 2003 that notice of an appeal to the High Court must be ‘given’ within the specified period the notice had to be both served on all respondents to the appeal and filed in the court within that period, and the court had no power to grant an extension of time.”

WLR Daily, 21st January 2009

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