July 21 bombers launch appeal – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 5th, 2008 in appeals, conspiracy, murder, news, terrorism by sally

“The July 21 bombers will appeal against their life sentence today having been found guilty for conspiracy to murder.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th March 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

AS (Somalia) and another v Entry Clearance Officer, Addis Ababa and another – WLR Daily

Posted March 4th, 2008 in appeals, immigration, law reports by sally

AS (Somalia) and another v Entry Clearance Officer, Addis Ababa and another [2008] EWCA Civ 149; WLR (D) 67

“While section 82(1) of the Nationality, Asylum and Immigration Act 2002 permitted an appeal against any immigration decision, in the case of refusal of entry clearance, as opposed to refusal of leave to enter, the tribunal could consider only the circumstances appertaining at the time of the decision to refuse.”

WLR Daily, 3rd March 2008

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.

Government challenges compensation ruling on wrongly accused pilot – The Guardian

Posted February 28th, 2008 in appeals, compensation, detention, news, terrorism by sally

“The government today lodged an appeal in the case of an Algerian pilot who was wrongly accused of training some of the September 11 hijackers.”

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The Guardian, 27th February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Regina (George Wimpey UK Ltd) v Tewkesbury Borough Council – Times Law Reports

Posted February 25th, 2008 in appeals, civil procedure rules, jurisdiction, law reports by sally

Regina (George Wimpey UK Ltd) v Tewkesbury Borough Council

Court of Appeal

“The Court of Appeal had power to grant permission to appeal to a party who had not been in the case at first instance.”

The Times, 25th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Proposed change to Criminal Procedure Rules: last chance to comment – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 18th, 2008 in appeals, consultations, criminal procedure by sally

“The Criminal Procedure Rule Committee is seeking views on proposals to simplify rules about appeals to the Crown Court against conviction and sentence. Those who wish to comment have until 22 February 2008 to submit their views.”

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Ministry of Justice, 15th February 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Terror law in tatters as extremists go free – The Times

Posted February 14th, 2008 in appeals, news, terrorism by sally

“Dozens of anti-terrorist investigations and prosecutions are in jeopardy after senior judges yesterday quashed the convictions of five young Muslims for downloading extremist propaganda. Three Court of Appeal judges, led by the Lord Chief Justice, questioned whether they should ever have been prosecuted for merely possessing the material. The ruling means that in future the prosecution will have to prove that defendants intended to commit terrorist attacks.”

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The Times, 14th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Five convicted of terror charges are freed – The Independent

Posted February 13th, 2008 in appeals, news, terrorism by sally

“Five young men jailed by a judge who said they had become ‘intoxicated’ by extremist propaganda were freed by the Court of Appeal today.”

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The Independent, 13th February 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Newlove killer ‘considers appeal’ – BBC News

Posted February 13th, 2008 in appeals, murder, news, young offenders by sally

“One of the gang who kicked to death father-of-three Garry Newlove is considering an appeal over his sentence and conviction, his solicitor has said.”

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BBC News, 13th February 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

How many law lords does it take to decide a case? – The Times

Posted February 12th, 2008 in appeals, case management, judiciary, special report by sally

“How many law lords does it take to decide a case? Normally, the answer is five. But last week and this, nine members of the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords are hearing two important cases. When the new Supreme Court opens its doors in October 2009, seven or nine justices should hear every case.”

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The Times, 12th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Lords refuse to continue hearing case against Simon Mann – The Times

Posted February 7th, 2008 in appeals, conspiracy, damages, jurisdiction by sally

“A landmark case collapsed in unprecedented fashion today as the House of Lords refused to continue hearing a claim brought by Equatorial Guinea against the alleged plotters of a failed coup because it will not allow one of the defendants to meet with his lawyers.”

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The Times, 7th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

George Wimpey UK Ltd v Tewkesbury Borough Council (MA Holdings Ltd, prospective appellant) – WLR Daily

Posted February 1st, 2008 in appeals, civil procedure rules, jurisdiction, law reports by sally

George Wimpey UK Ltd v Tewkesbury Borough Council (MA Holdings Ltd, prospective appellant) [2008] EWCA Civ 12; [2008] WLR (D) 23

“The Court of Appeal had jurisdiction to entertain an application by, and to grant permission to, someone who had not been a party to the proceedings in the court below, to enable them to appeal against the decision of the court below. The word “appellant” as defined in CPR Pt 52 did not exclude someone who had not been a party to the proceedings below and the rule should be interpreted in order to meet the overriding objective of enabling the court to deal with cases justly.”

WLR Daily, 31st January 2008

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.

9/11 accused loses final bid for freedom – The Times

Posted January 30th, 2008 in appeals, news, terrorism by sally

“A Moroccan man accused of links with al-Qaeda and involvement in the 9/11 and Madrid attacks will remain in custody after losing his appeal at the House of Lords.”

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The Times, 30th January 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Banga (t/a Banga Travel) v Secretary of State for the Department of Transport – Times Law Reports

Posted January 29th, 2008 in appeals, law reports, Transport Tribunal by sally

Banga (t/a Banga Travel) v Secretary of State for the Department of Transport

Court of Appeal

“In order to appeal to the Court of Appeal from the Transport Tribunal it was not necessary to obtain permission to appeal although the appeal had to be on a point of law.”

The Times, 29th January 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Freedom Of Information: The right to know about history but not current affairs – The Independent

Posted January 26th, 2008 in appeals, freedom of information, special report by sally

“Requests for politically embarrassing material have been made harmless in the slow appeals system. Robert Verkaik, Law Editor, considers cases now looking distinctly dusty.”

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The Independent, 25th January 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Welsh Ministers v Care Standards Tribunal and another – WLR Daily

Posted January 25th, 2008 in appeals, care homes, law reports, tribunals by sally

 Welsh Ministers v Care Standards Tribunal and another [2008] WLR (D) 8

The registration of an individual as a manager under Part II of the Care Standards Act 2000 had to relate to a specific establishment or agency. It was not necessarily the case however that all appeals to the Care Standards Tribunal concerning applications for registration as a manager where the premises in question had ceased to be available to the applicant should be struck out as being misconceived or having no reasonable prospect of success.”

WLR Daily, 25th January 2008

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. 

Death row Scot ‘to be released’ – BBC News

Posted January 7th, 2008 in appeals, death penalty, news by sally

“A Scottish man who has spent 20 years on death row in America is set to attend an appeal hearing which should see him return to the UK immediately.”

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BBC News, 7th January 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Sharon Beshenivsky killers denied sentence cut – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 17th, 2007 in appeals, murder, sentencing by sally

“Two men jailed for life for shooting a policewoman to death today failed to win a cut in their 35-year minimum sentences.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th December 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Secretary of State for the Home Department v AF (No 2) – Times Law Reports

Posted December 17th, 2007 in appeals, control orders, law reports by sally

Secretary of State for the Home Department v AF (No 2)

Queen’s Bench Division 

“A judge who had decided that the making of a nonderogating control order was flawed was not for that reason disqualified from reconsidering the case when it was remitted after a successful appeal.” 

The Times, 17th December 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Manslaughter verdicts quashed for boys who stoned pensioner – The Times

Posted December 14th, 2007 in appeals, homicide, news, young offenders by sally

“Five young boys who were convicted of causing a pensioner’s death by pelting him with stones had their convictions for manslaughter overturned yesterday.”

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The Times, 14th December 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) reaches first century in healthy state – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted December 11th, 2007 in appeals, courts, reports by sally

“The latest annual review of the Court of Appeal (Criminal Divison) coincides with the centenary of the court. Perhaps to fittingly illustrate the continuing value and relevance of the court, there has been a rise in both appeals against conviction and sentence in the past year.”

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 10th December 2007

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Related link: Court of Appeal (Criminal Division): review of the legal year 2006/2007 (PDF)