Can Social Media Damage Your Right to a Fair Trial? – RightsInfo

Posted October 18th, 2017 in anonymity, contempt of court, human rights, internet, juries, news by sally

‘An impartial jury is an essential part of our right to a fair trial, and the people may only consider evidence which has been lawfully presented in the courtroom.’

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RightsInfo, 18th October 2017

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Claimant who sued council over bogus highway accident guilty of contempt – Local Government Lawyer

‘A man who sued Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council for £10,000, claiming he was injured after tripping in a hole in the payment, has been found guilty of contempt of court and jailed for four months.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 29th September 2017

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Flasher conviction quashed because Facebook village gossip undermined fair trial – Daily Telegraph

‘A loner accused of chasing two women through a village while exposing himself has had his conviction quashed because residents had shared his image and gossiped about him on Facebook.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th September 2017

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Samim Bigzad: High Court judge orders Home Office to bring deported Afghan asylum seeker back to UK – The Independent

Posted September 15th, 2017 in Afghanistan, asylum, contempt of court, deportation, news by tracey

‘A High Court judge has ordered the Home Office to bring an asylum seeker who was deported to Afghanistan back to the UK, saying the Government may have acted in contempt of court.’

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The Independent, 14th September 2017

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‘Trial by social media’ to be examined as Attorney General says justice must join the ‘modern world’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 15th, 2017 in contempt of court, internet, juries, news by tracey

‘The justice system must “catch up with the modern world”, the Attorney General has said, as he signalled that contempt of court laws could change to cope with the social media age.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th September 2017

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The Impact of Social Media on the Administration of Justice – Official Publications

Posted September 15th, 2017 in contempt of court, internet, press releases by tracey

‘This call for evidence is aimed at those most closely involved in the investigative and trial process to inform an assessment of whether the use of social media is having an adverse impact on the administration of justice in relation to the fairness of criminal trials, the right to anonymity and the integrity of judicial orders in criminal proceedings.’

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Official Publications, 15th September 2017

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Publishing salacious material as public interest besmirches press freedom – The Guardian

‘Seedy legal plea to name couple filmed having sex by police officer Adrian Pogmore is anything but a matter of high principle.’

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The Guardian, 13th August 2017

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The clash between open justice and one’s good name – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted July 21st, 2017 in anonymity, contempt of court, human rights, media, news by tracey

‘Khuja (formerly known as PNM) v. Times Newspapers [2017] UKSC 49, Supreme Court. The outcome of this case is summed up in its title, an unsuccessful attempt to retain anonymity in press reporting. It is a stark instance of how someone involved in investigations into very serious offences cannot suppress any allegations which may have surfaced in open court, even though no prosecution was ever brought against them.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 20th July 2017

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Angry judge locks up criminal for calling him ‘mate’ in court – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 25th, 2017 in contempt of court, costs, debts, fines, judges, news, racism, sentencing by tracey

‘A judge has thrown a racist who called him “mate” in court behind bars for being disrespectful.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th May 2017

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David Davies jailed for live-streaming Cardiff court case – BBC News

Posted February 23rd, 2017 in contempt of court, courts, internet, news, telecommunications by sally

‘A man who filmed and live-streamed a court case in Cardiff has been jailed for 28 days.’

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BBC News, 22nd February 2017

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Solicitors speak out over plight of jailed 71-year-old – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 21st, 2017 in appeals, contempt of court, elderly, news, prisons by sally

‘Practitioners involved in a high-profile Court of Protection case have spoken out after it emerged that a 71-year-old woman jailed for contempt had been fighting to let her brother spend his remaining months in his country of birth.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 20th February 2017

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Munby: court did not ‘cave in’ over release of jailed 71-year-old – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 2nd, 2017 in appeals, consent, contempt of court, elderly, judges, news by tracey

‘The senior family judge has insisted the Court of Appeal has not “caved in” at the “first sign of obduracy” following the release of a 71-year-old jailed for contempt.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 1st February 2017

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Application for Permission to Bring Contempt Proceedings: A Useful Illustration (Aviva IInsurance Ltd V Randive) – Zenith PI Blog

Posted December 19th, 2016 in contempt of court, costs, damages, news, personal injuries, road traffic by sally

‘In Aviva Insurance Ltd v Randive [2016] EWHC 3152 (QB). Slade J dealt with the Applicant’s application for permission to bring contempt proceedings against the Respondent. No new points of principle arise, but Slade J’s recitation of the existing principles and treatment of the issues in the case is a useful indication of how common RTA issues are treated in contempt proceedings.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 15th December 2016

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Ex-Britain First leader Paul Golding jailed over mosque ban – BBC News

Posted December 16th, 2016 in contempt of court, Islam, news, sentencing by tracey

‘The former leader of Britain First has been jailed for breaching a court order telling him not to enter a mosque or encourage others to do so.’

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BBC News, 15th December 2016

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Judges criticise Court of Protection over jailing of woman for contempt – Local Government Lawyer

Posted December 14th, 2016 in contempt of court, Court of Protection, imprisonment, news by sally

‘Appeal judges have criticised the Court of Protection over a case in which a woman was jailed for contempt.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 14th December 2016

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Trading standards body in court threat over cuts and statutory duties – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 11th, 2016 in consumer protection, contempt of court, local government, news, standards by sally

‘The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has warned councils to “think carefully about their statutory duties when making cuts – or risk being hauled before the courts”.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th October 2016

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Developments in the oversight of British Troops abroad – the Roundup – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The oversight of the conduct of British soldiers in Iraq has been subject of two recent developments. The first is political, as Prime Minister Theresa May has renewed criticism of investigations into allegations of criminal behaviour of British troops. The second is legal, with the Court of Appeal offering clarification as to the role of the ECHR in conflicts abroad. However, comments by Defence Secretary Michael Fallon have since thrown into doubt the future role of the ECHR in conflicts abroad.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 5th October 2016

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Courts increasingly willing to ‘show teeth’ against those that fail to comply with disclosure orders, says expert- OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 14th, 2016 in contempt of court, disclosure, enforcement, news by tracey

‘A new ruling shows that UK courts are increasingly willing to “show their teeth” in cases where people and businesses fail to comply with court orders, a civil fraud and asset recovery specialist has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th September 2016

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Insurance fraudster who tried to blame his solicitor jailed for eight months – Litigation Futures

Posted August 26th, 2016 in contempt of court, fraud, insurance, news, personal injuries, sentencing, solicitors by sally

‘A man who brought a fraudulent personal injury claim, and then tried to blame his solicitor for bringing the action without his knowledge, has been jailed for eight months for contempt of court.’

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Litigation Futures, 25th August 2016

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Father of British woman ‘caged’ in Saudi Arabia must help her return to UK, judge rules – Daily Telegraph

‘A father accused of “caging” his 21-year-old British daughter in Saudi Arabia after he caught her kissing a man must help her return to Swansea, a High Court judge has ruled.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd August 2016

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