Texting lorry driver who killed a pensioner has jail term increased – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 10th, 2017 in attorney general, dangerous driving, homicide, judges, news, sentencing by sally

‘A texting lorry driver who was reaching down to tune his radio when he killed a pensioner has had his sentence increased after judges found it was unduly lenient.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th May 2017

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Attorney general urged to review release of man who beat wife with cricket bat – The Guardian

Posted March 28th, 2017 in assault, attorney general, domestic violence, judges, news, sentencing by sally

‘The attorney general has been urged to examine the sentencing remarks of a judge who freed a man guilty of domestic abuse because he did not believe the victim was vulnerable.’

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The Guardian, 27th March 2017

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Attorney General’s speech at the International Institute for Strategic Studies – Attorney General’s Office

Posted January 13th, 2017 in armed forces, attorney general, international law, self-defence, speeches by tracey

‘Attorney General discusses the modern law of self-defence at the International Institute for Strategic Studies.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 11th January 2017

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Legal basis for striking terror targets set out – Attorney General’s Office

Posted January 12th, 2017 in armed forces, attorney general, press releases, self-defence, speeches, terrorism by tracey

‘Attorney General Jeremy Wright will set out the legal basis for British military strikes against terror targets overseas.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 11th January 2017

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Attorney general calls for new legal basis for pre-emptive military strikes – The Guardian

‘Pre-emptive military strikes against terrorist targets overseas are required for national self-defence and the legal basis on which they are carried out should be made more explicit to deal with increasing threat levels, the UK’s attorney general is due to say on Wednesday.’

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The Guardian, 11th January 2017

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Role of Law Officers on Devolution and Bills – Attorney General’s Office

Posted December 20th, 2016 in attorney general, bills, devolution, speeches, Wales by tracey

‘The Solicitor General spoke to Public Law Wales on the role of the Law Officers on Devolution and Bills.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 20th December 2016

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Lord Pannick vs Jeremy Wright: Who are the top lawyers doing battle over Brexit? – Daily Telegraph

‘Lord Pannick QC, 52, is a veteran of hundreds of cases in the House of Lords, the UK Supreme Court and the Privy Council.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd December 2016

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Attorney general quizzed on unduly lenient sentences – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 31st, 2016 in appeals, attorney general, news, sentencing, stalking by sally

‘The attorney general has reaffirmed the government’s plans to extend the scheme for reviewing ‘unduly lenient’ sentences, with stalking one of the crimes that could be considered in any extension.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 28th October 2016

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Attorney General to defend Brexit legal challenge – Attorney General’s Office

Posted September 29th, 2016 in attorney general, EC law, press releases, referendums, trials by tracey

‘The Attorney General Jeremy Wright QC MP, James Eadie QC, Jason Coppel QC, Tom Cross and Christopher Knight have been named as the counsel who will ask the High Court to reject a claim that legal obstacles stand in the way of Government giving effect to the referendum result and triggering Article 50.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 28th September 2016

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Evesham child sex offender faces 5 year prison term after originally being sentenced to community order – Attorney General’s Office

Posted September 9th, 2016 in appeals, attorney general, child abuse, press releases, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal today increased the sentence of Evesham child sex offender Daniel Mills after an intervention by Attorney General Jeremy Wright QC MP.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 8th September 2016

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Attorney General Jeremy Wright speech to the Cambridge Symposium on Economic Crime – Attorney General’s Office

Posted September 7th, 2016 in attorney general, crime, news, speeches by sally

‘The Attorney General on the threat faced today [5 September] from economic crime and how the UK Government is addressing it.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 5th September 2016

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Attorney General Speech at the Royal Courts of Justice – Attorney General’s Office

Posted July 25th, 2016 in attorney general, legal history, lord chancellor, news, parliament, speeches by sally

‘Attorney General Jeremy Wright QC MP’s speech at the Lord Chancellor’s swearing in ceremony.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 21st July 2016

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We ignored the rule of law – the result was Iraq – The Guardian

‘By acting in defiance of the UN charter, as I warned when I was a Foreign Office lawyer in 2003, we put our reputation at risk. So it has proved.’

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The Guardian, 7th July 2016

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The Chilcot Report – an Illegal War? – UK Human Rights Blog

‘More than 7 years after Gordon Brown first announced that a public Inquiry would be conducted to identify lessons that could be learned from the Iraq conflict, the Chilcot report was finally published on7 July 2016. However, it was worth the wait. This post does not seek to summarise the report: there are many other good overviews (such as the BBC’s ). The report’s executive summary, in particular the key findings section, is also well worth a read. The intention is to cover in this and subsequent posts some of the key legal issues raised by the report. This post considers the relevance of the Chilcot report’s findings to the broader issue of whether Britain’s intervention in Iraq was legal – an issue which was not itself within the remit of the inquiry.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 7th July 2016

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A judge-shaming list is bad for justice – The Guardian

‘Judges shouldn’t be frightened to set precedents. A list of those that have “gone too far” – including over a Guardian freedom of information request on the Prince of Wales’s letters – risks deterring justice.’

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The Guardian, 12th May 2016

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The Attorney General on who should decide what the public interest is – Attorney General’s Office

‘The Attorney General Jeremy Wright QC MP spoke at University College London’s Law Faculty on his role as a guardian of the public interest.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 8th February 2016

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Judges ‘not always best placed’ to decide public interest – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Politicians are sometimes better placed than judges to decide what is in the public interest in disputes over freedom of information, the government’s most senior lawyer has said.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 9th February 2016

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MPs better placed than judges to decide public interest, says attorney general – The Guardian

‘Politicians are frequently better placed than judges to decide what constitutes the public interest in releasing information about foreign relations, national security and other areas, according to the attorney general.’

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The Guardian, 8th February 2016

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More lawyers to review ‘unduly lenient’ sentences after complaints soar – The Guardian

Posted January 6th, 2016 in appeals, attorney general, complaints, news, sentencing, statistics by sally

‘More lawyers are to be recruited to a scheme that reviews “unduly lenient” sentences after a sharp rise in the number of complaints about judges’ decisions on jail terms.’

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The Guardian, 6th January 2016

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Attorney General’s guidelines on information security and government work – Attorney General’s Office

‘Guidelines for civil panel counsel, revised to include the new government security classifications.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 18th November 2015

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