Dando killer begins new bid for freedom – The Times

Posted November 5th, 2007 in appeals, murder, news by sally

“Barry George, the man convicted of shooting the television presenter Jill Dando in the head at close range eight years ago will begin his latest attempt to overturn his conviction today.”

Full story 

The Times, 5th November 2007

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Gay couple adoption appeal lost – BBC News

Posted November 1st, 2007 in adoption, appeals, homosexuality, magistrates, news by sally

“An ex-magistrate who says he was forced to resign because he would not place children for adoption with gay couples has lost his appeal.”

Full story

BBC News, 31st October 2007

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Asbestos victims lose compensation fight – Reuters

Posted October 17th, 2007 in appeals, compensation, industrial injuries, news by sally

“Victims of the early effects of exposure to asbestos lost a landmark compensation claim in the Lords on Wednesday.”

Full story

Reuters, 17th October 2007

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Princess Margaret’s ‘illegitimate son’ wins appeal right – The Guardian

Posted October 17th, 2007 in appeals, news, royal family, succession by sally

“A man claiming to be the illegitimate son of Princess Margaret today won the right to continue his fight to see the contents of her will.”

Full story

The Guardian, 17th October 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

In re A (a Child) (Duty to seek reasons) – Times Law Reports

Posted October 16th, 2007 in appeals, child abuse, judgments, law reports, reasons by sally

Counsel should seek reasons

In re A (a Child) (Duty to seek reasons)

Court of Appeal

“Before filing a notice of appeal, in cases of doubt, counsel had to ask the judge for amplification of his reasons, where that could solve an issue.”

The Times, 16th October 2007

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Dando killer asks for new legal team – The Times

Posted October 12th, 2007 in appeals, legal representation, murder, news by sally

“Barry George, the man serving a life sentence for the murder of television presenter Jill Dando, has demanded a new legal team three weeks before a second appeal against his conviction is due to begin.”

Full story

The Times, 12th October 2007

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Sage (UK) Ltd v Bacco – Times Law Reports

Posted October 11th, 2007 in appeals, documents, employment, law reports by sally

Law reports in appeal papers

Sage (UK) Ltd v Bacco

Employment Appeal Tribunal 

“When lodging copies of authorities for the purposes of an appeal to the appeal tribunal, parties should ensure that where cases had been reported, those reports were copied in the bundle of authorities.”

The Times, 11th October 2007

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Leman-Klammers v Klammers – Times Law Report

Posted October 4th, 2007 in appeals, divorce, France, jurisdiction, law reports by sally

Divorce pending appeal valid

Leman-Klammers v Klammers

“It was perfectly reasonable for an English court to grant a decree absolute of divorce to the wife where the husband was waiting for an appeal to be heard in France by the Cour de Cassation on whether the Cour d’Appel de Paris had been correct in holding that the English court had been seised first.”

The Times, 4th October 2007

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Regina v Cottrell; Regina v Fletcher – Times Law Reports

Posted September 5th, 2007 in appeals, Criminal Cases Review Commission, law reports by sally

Change-of-law appeals should not be referred

Regina v Cottrell; Regina v Fletcher

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“Where the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, would not normally extend time in which to renew an application for leave to appeal against conviction on the basis of a change in the law, the Criminal Cases Review Commission should not normally refer a conviction.”

The Times, 5th September 2007

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Paedophile case appeal ‘possible’ – BBC News

Posted August 28th, 2007 in appeals, child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

“The attorney general is considering appealing against the non-custodial sentence of a paedophile who admitted his crimes.”

Full story

BBC News, 24th August 2007

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Amendment of the Criminal Procedure Rules 2005 – Ministry of Justice

Posted August 23rd, 2007 in appeals, criminal procedure, news by sally

“The Criminal Procedure Rule Committee has made new rules for appeals to the Court of Appeal and about applications to change a guilty plea. The new rules will come into force on 1 October 2007.”

Announcement

Ministry of Justice, 21st August 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

R v Cottrell; R v Fletcher [2007] EWCA Crim 2016 – WLR Daily

Posted August 2nd, 2007 in appeals, Criminal Cases Review Commission, law reports by sally

R v Cottrell; R v Fletcher [2007] EWCA Crim 2016 

The Criminal Cases Review Commission should not normally refer a conviction where the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, would not normally extend time in which to renew an application for leave to appeal against conviction on the basis of a change in the law.” 

WLR Daily, 2nd August 2007

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

In re W (Children) (Permission to appeal) – Times Law Reports

Posted August 2nd, 2007 in appeals, contact orders, law reports, residence orders by sally

Family jurisdiction role of the Court of Appeal explained

In re W (Children) (Permission to appeal)

Court of Appeal

“The function of the Court of Appeal on a permission application for residence and contact was limited to a review of the decision of the judge to see whether a prospective appellant had an arguable case, fit to present to the full court on appeal, that the judge’s order was plainly wrong.”

The Times, 2nd August 2007

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Steadman-Byrne v. Amjad and Others – Times Law Reports

Posted July 30th, 2007 in appeals, bias, law reports, personal injuries by sally

Challenge to bias must be made immediately

Steadman-Byrne v Amjad and Others

Court of Appeal

“A clear manifestation of bias on the part of a tribunal should ordinarily be drawn to its attention immediately. Appellate courts tended not to look favourably on complaints of vitiating bias made only after the complainant had taken his chance on the outcome and found it unwelcome.”

The Times, 30th July 2007

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In re W (Children) (Permission to appeal) – WLR Daily

Posted July 30th, 2007 in appeals, contact orders, law reports, residence orders by sally

In re W (Children) (Permission to appeal) 

“The function of the Court of Appeal on a permission application for residence and contact was limited to a review of the decision of the judge to see whether a prospective appellant had an arguable case, fit to present to the full court on appeal, that the order was ‘plainly wrong’.”

WLR Daily, 26th July 2007

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Damilola killers lose appeal – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 4th, 2007 in appeals, murder, young offenders by michael

“Two teenage brothers convicted of the manslaughter of schoolboy Damilola Taylor have lost appeals against their sentences of eight years’ detention.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 4th July 2007

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Damilola killers in bid to appeal – BBC News

Posted July 4th, 2007 in appeals, murder, news by sally

“Two brothers jailed for killing schoolboy Damilola Taylor are to seek permission from the High Court to appeal against their conviction.”

Full story

BBC News, 4th July 2007

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In re S (Omission from judgment: Duty of counsel) – Times Law Reports

Posted July 2nd, 2007 in appeals, barristers, judgments, law reports by sally

Counsel’s duty on judge’s omissions

In re S (Omission from judgment: Duty of counsel)

Court of Appeal

“Counsel had a duty to point out to a judge any omissions in his judgment so that the matter could be dealt with there and then. It was not appropriate to rely on the alleged omission to seek leave to appeal.”

The Times, 2nd July 2007

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Lockerbie bomber granted new appeal – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 29th, 2007 in appeals, murder, news, Scotland by sally

“The Libyan intelligence agent convicted of the Lockerbie bombing has been granted a second appeal after an independent commission ruled yesterday that his conviction was unsafe.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 29th June 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Wilson v. Jaymarke Estates Ltd. – Times Law Reports

Posted June 28th, 2007 in appeals, jurisdiction, law reports, Scotland by sally

Advocates must respect privilege

Wilson v. Jaymarke Estates Ltd.

House of Lords

“Although an appeal to the House of Lords could be brought without leave from the Inner House of the Court of Session in an appeal against a final judgment of a sheriff court, the appeal was limited to questions of law.”

The Times, 28th June 2007

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