Causing the death of another and the Forfeiture Rule: Amos v Mancini [2020] EWHC 1063 (Ch) – New Square Chambers

Posted May 29th, 2020 in dangerous driving, forfeiture, married persons, news, wills by sally

‘In January 2019 Mrs Amos, aged 74, was driving with her husband near their home in Llandeilo, when they collided with the car in front. Her husband later died from his injuries and Mrs Amos pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving and was given a suspended prison sentence and disqualified from driving. The question arose whether she was prevented from benefitting under her husband’s will, or from receiving by survivorship his share of their home, which was owned as beneficial joint tenants.’

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New Square Chambers, 12th May 2020

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Family of Harry Dunn to bring private prosecution against Dominic Raab – The Guardian

‘The family of Harry Dunn, the 19-year-old killed on 27 August last year after being hit by a car driven by the wife of a US intelligence officer, intends to bring a private criminal prosecution against the foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, the Guardian has learned.’

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The Guardian, 28th May 2020

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Interpol Red Notice issued against Anne Sacoolas – is prosecution in the UK possible? – 5SAH

‘Last December, Anne Sacoolas was charged with causing death by dangerous driving following a road traffic accident in which 19-year-old Harry Dunn lost his life. It is alleged that she was driving on the wrong side of the road at the time. Mrs Sacoolas’ husband was employed in some official capacity at a United States Air Force communication station based at RAF Croughton.’

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5SAH, 13th May 2020

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Harry Dunn death: diplomatic immunity for Anne Sacoolas ‘illogical’ – The Guardian

‘Britain agreed to let Anne Sacoolas, the driver charged with killing 19-year-old motorcyclist Harry Dunn, return to the US on the basis of an “apparently illogical” interpretation of the law on diplomatic immunity, according to the most senior civil servant at the Foreign Office.’

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The Guardian, 22nd April 2020

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DVSA told to act after Attleborough man killed by lorry – BBC News

Posted April 20th, 2020 in accidents, coroners, dangerous driving, news, road safety, standards by tracey

‘A coroner has called for changes to HGV training after an 82-year-old pedestrian was hit and killed while standing in a driver’s blind spot.’

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BBC News, 19th April 2020

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Nottinghamshire driver jailed for killing RAC worker fixing van – BBC News

‘A driver who killed a recovery worker while he was repairing a broken-down vehicle has been jailed for 12 months.’

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BBC News, 27th February 2020

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Harry Dunn lawyers call for High Court to publish US secret immunity papers – The Guardian

‘Lawyers acting for a teenager who died after a collision with a car allegedly driven by an American woman want the High Court to publish a secret document protecting her from prosecution.’

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The Guardian, 1st March 2020

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Painkiller crash death nurse Cerys Price jailed – BBC News

Posted February 6th, 2020 in dangerous driving, drug abuse, news, sentencing by sally

‘A “drugged-up” nurse who killed a man in a head-on crash after taking a high dose prescription painkillers has been jailed for five years and four months.’

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BBC News, 6th February 2020

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Cadet death: Man jailed for killing rapper by dangerous driving – The Independent

Posted January 10th, 2020 in accidents, dangerous driving, drunk in charge, news, sentencing, unlawful killing by tracey

‘A van driver who admitted he felt “a little drunk” before getting behind the wheel and killing up-and-coming rapper Cadet in a head-on collision with a taxi has been jailed for almost five years.’

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The Independent. 9th January 2020

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Nurse Cerys Price guilty of death by dangerous driving – BBC News

Posted December 19th, 2019 in dangerous driving, news by sally

‘A nurse who crashed her car after taking prescription painkillers has been found guilty of death by dangerous driving.’

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BBC News, 18th December 2019

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Connor Marsden jailed over Melissa Tate hit-and-run death – BBC News

‘An unlicensed driver who killed a 10-year-old girl in a hit-and-run has been jailed for seven years and four months.’

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BBC News, 12th December 2019

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Man jailed for driving stolen car into police officers in Sussex – The Guardian

Posted December 13th, 2019 in accidents, aggravated vehicle taking, burglary, dangerous driving, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who drove a stolen car into two police officers and a member of the public, causing “catastrophic injuries”, has been jailed for four years and eight months.’

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The Guardian, 12th December 2019

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Birmingham lorry driver Robert Bradbury jailed for killing doctor – BBC News

‘A lorry driver who killed a doctor because his cluttered dashboard obstructed his view has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 6th December 2019

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Police referred to standards watchdog over death of 12-year-old boy killed outside school – Daily Telegraph

‘Police investigating a hit and run outside a school tonight referred themselves to the standards watchdog over their “previous contact” with the murder suspect.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd December 2019

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Speeding motorcyclist who killed pedestrian spared jail because he was being tailgated – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 3rd, 2019 in accidents, bereavement, dangerous driving, news, road safety, road traffic by tracey

‘A motorcyclist who killed a pedestrian while speeding escaped jail after a judge accepted that a tailgating motorist meant he could not slow down.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd December 2019

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Sophie Brimble: Man jailed for killing woman in race crash – BBC News

‘A driver who caused the “needless” death of a woman in an 80mph crash has been jailed for eight years.’

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BBC News, 18th November 2019

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Lincolnshire driver jailed after smashing into stationary traffic – BBC News

Posted November 12th, 2019 in dangerous driving, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by sally

‘A lorry driver has been jailed for 18 months after smashing into a queue of stationary traffic.’

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BBC News, 11th November 2019

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Snowdonia campsite death: Drunk driver who killed woman by running over tent jailed – The Independent

Posted October 23rd, 2019 in accidents, dangerous driving, drunk in charge, news, sentencing, unlawful killing by tracey

‘A driver who killed a mother while she slept after drunkenly crashing into tents at a Snowdonia campsite has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 22nd October 2019

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Westminster car crash driver Salih Khater jailed for life – BBC News

Posted October 15th, 2019 in attempted murder, dangerous driving, news, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘A man who drove at cyclists and police officers outside Parliament has been jailed for life for attempted murder.’

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BBC News, 14th October 2019

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Driver who killed safety patrol cyclist while on phone before fleeing scene jailed – The Independent

Posted October 3rd, 2019 in accidents, bereavement, dangerous driving, news, sentencing, telecommunications by tracey

‘A hit-and-run driver who killed a safety patrol cyclist while on his phone driving the wrong way down a one-way street has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 3rd October 2019

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