Tenants launch legal action to stop missiles being put on roof for Olympics – The Guardian

Posted June 28th, 2012 in defence, human rights, judicial review, news, sport, terrorism, weapons by sally

“Council tenants in east London have launched a legal action to prevent the Ministry of Defence stationing surface-to-air missiles on the roof of their tower block during the Olympics.”

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The Guardian, 28th June 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

London 2012: Legal bid over Olympics flats missile plan – BBC News

Posted May 2nd, 2012 in defence, news, sport, terrorism, weapons by sally

“An east London resident wants to take legal action after his apartment complex was earmarked for the use of surface-to-air missiles during the Olympics.”

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BBC News, 1st May 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Bar Council and Criminal Bar Association Lead on EU Factsheet on Defendants’ Rights – The Bar Council

Posted January 31st, 2012 in barristers, defence, EC law, news by sally

“The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, and the Criminal Bar Association (CBA) have played a leading role in the development of a factsheet which outlines the rights of defendants in the English and Welsh justice system.”

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The Bar Council, 30th January 2012

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

New counter-terrorism strategy published – Home Office

Posted July 13th, 2011 in defence, intelligence services, press releases, terrorism by tracey

“The government’s new counter-terrorism strategy (known as CONTEST) was unveiled by Home Secretary Theresa May today.”

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Home Office, 12th July 2011

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Bar Council stands firm on Bellfield trial backlash – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 30th, 2011 in barristers, defence, news by sally

“The Bar Council has warned that defence lawyers may feel inhibited about taking on high-profile trials that could potentially see them vilified by the media, following coverage of the trial of Levi Bellfield last week.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 30th June 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Levi Bellfield defence was a charade driven by hatred, victim’s family claims – The Guardian

Posted June 28th, 2011 in cross-examination, defence, news, trials, witnesses by sally

“The family of one of Levi Bellfield’s murder victims has hit out at the way his defence was handled during his trial for the killing of Milly Dowler.”

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The Guardian, 27th June 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Government rules out appealing defence costs cap judgment – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 7th, 2010 in costs, defence, Law Society, Ministry of Justice, news by sally

“The Law Society has welcomed the government’s decision not to appeal against Chancery Lane’s recent court victory in defeating the previous administration’s plans to make acquitted defendants pay most of the costs of their own defence.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 7th July 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Regina v R (L) – WLR Daily

Regina v R (L) [2010] EWCA Crim 924; [2010] WLR (D) 126

“Where a defendant was charged with offences relating to indecent images of children, arrangements to provide his lawyers with copies of those images for the sole purpose of discharging their professional responsibilities to the defendant, and the acceptance by them of access to the material for that purpose, could not in any circumstances be regarded as criminal. Where the Crown had possession of such material it had to propose satisfactory arrangements to enable the defendant to have confidential, private discussions of the material with his lawyers, unsupervised and unobserved by police officers or Crown representatives.”

WLR Daily, 18th May 2010

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.

Appeal court upholds ruling that CPS case was abuse of process – Law Society’s Gazette

“A prosecution for possession of indecent images of a child has been stayed as an abuse of process after the Crown Prosecution Service refused to make copies of the images for the defence, claiming that to do so would lead CPS staff to commit an offence.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 20th May 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Reforming the illegality defence – Law Commission

Posted January 26th, 2009 in defence, illegality, press releases by sally

“This project looks at the way that the law of contract, trusts and tort reponds when a claimant has been involved in some form of illegal conduct.”

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Law Commission, 23rd January 2009

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

When crime is used as an excuse – BBC News

Posted June 26th, 2008 in defence, juries, murder, news by sally

“Three men who took part in the brutal murder of special constable Nisha Patel-Nasri, have been jailed for life.”

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BBC News, 25th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk