Baby P: stepfather launches appeal – Daily Telegraph

“Baby P’s ‘stepfather’ has launched an attempt to overturn his convictions for rape and the part he played in the little boy’s death.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th June 2009

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Army interpreter loses spy appeal – BBC News

Posted June 11th, 2009 in appeals, armed forces, interpreters, news, spying by sally

“An Army corporal who was the personal interpreter to Britain’s top general in Afghanistan has lost an appeal against his 10-year sentence for spying.”

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BBC News, 11th June 2009

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Regina v Hughes (James) – Times Law Reports

Posted June 1st, 2009 in appeals, law reports, sentencing by sally

Regina v Hughes (James)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“The statutory right of a single appeal to the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division was not removed when the Attorney-General referred the case to that court, since the defendant had not exercised his right to appeal.”

The Times, 1st June 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Regina v Hughes (James) – WLR Daily

Posted May 21st, 2009 in appeals, jurisdiction, law reports, sentencing by sally

Regina v Hughes (James) [2009] EWCA Crim 841; [2009] WLR (D) 160

“The words ‘or in subsequent proceedings’ in s 9(1) of the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 did not enable a defendant to appeal against a sentence passed by the Court of Appeal on an Attorney General’s reference, but his right of appeal still remained extant and unexercised under the section.”

WLR Daily, 20th May 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Jail term cut for girls’ killer – BBC News

Posted May 15th, 2009 in appeals, DNA, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“The first man jailed using DNA evidence has won an appeal against his 30-year minimum sentence for murdering two Leicestershire schoolgirls.”

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BBC News, 14th May 2009

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Regina (RK) (Nepal) and Another v Secretary of State for the Home Department – Times Law Reports

Posted May 11th, 2009 in appeals, immigration, law reports by sally

Regina (RK) (Nepal) and Another v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Court of Appeal

“A non-British student with conditional leave to enter and stay in the United Kingdom and who was ordered to leave on breaching those conditions, could not appeal against that decision while still in the country.”

The Times, 11th May 2009

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Red River UK Ltd and Another v Sheikh and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted May 6th, 2009 in appeals, costs, law reports by sally

Red River UK Ltd and Another v Sheikh and Another

Court of Appeal

“Where an appeal was compromised, the parties were under a duty to inform the court before the hearing so that unnecessary costs were not incurred and court time wasted.”

The Times, 6th May 2009

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Killer loses jail term challenge – BBC News

Posted April 28th, 2009 in appeals, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A man jailed for murdering five family members has lost his challenge against an order that he must die behind bars.”

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BBC News, 28th April 2009

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Shannon’s mother will not appeal – BBC News

Posted April 7th, 2009 in appeals, kidnapping, news by sally

“Karen Matthews, who kidnapped her own daughter in a bungled effort to gain reward money for the missing child, has abandoned her appeal, her lawyer said.”

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BBC News, 7th April 2009

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Regina v Darwin (Anne) Regina v Darwin (John) – Times Law Reports

Posted April 1st, 2009 in appeals, fraud, law reports, money laundering, sentencing by sally

Regina v Darwin (Anne) Regina v Darwin (John)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“In sentencing for fraud, a judge was right to take into account the harm done to individuals who might not have lost financially but on whom the crime had had a devastating impact.”

The Times, 1st April 2009

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MS (Palestinian Territories) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – Times Law Reports

Posted March 31st, 2009 in appeals, immigration, law reports, removal directions by sally

MS (Palestinian Territories) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Court of Appeal

“A challenge to the lawfulness of future removal directions did not come within the appeal regime under the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002.”

The Times, 31st March 2009

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Canoe pair lose jail term appeals – BBC News

Posted March 27th, 2009 in appeals, fraud, news, sentencing by sally

“Back-from-the-dead canoeist John Darwin and his wife Anne have both lost appeals against their prison sentences.”

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BBC News, 27th March 2009

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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

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.