Ex-barrister wins appeal over first-ever life sentence for perverting justice – Legal Futures

‘A former barrister who received the first-ever life sentence for perverting the course of justice, over claims she made against another barrister, has won her appeal against sentence.’

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Legal Futures, 29th November 2021

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Asylum seekers jailed for steering dinghies appealing after being branded ‘people smugglers’ by government – The Independent

‘More than a dozen asylum seekers who were jailed for steering dinghies across the English Channel are fighting to have their convictions overturned.’

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The Independent, 28th November 2021

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‘Harper’s law’ may not deliver promised mandatory life sentences for killing police, experts say – The Independent

‘Legal experts have raised questions over a law the justice secretary promised would mean “mandatory life sentences” for people who accidentally kill police officers.’

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The Independent, 24th November 2021

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Online troll targeted Danniella Westbrook and supporter – BBC News

Posted November 24th, 2021 in guilty pleas, imprisonment, internet, news, restraining orders, sentencing, stalking by sally

‘An online troll who abused a woman because she had defended celebrity Danniella Westbrook has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 23rd November 2021

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Man who sexually assaulted vulnerable woman jailed for 18 years – The Independent

‘A man who carried out a series of horrific sexual attacks on a vulnerable woman over several years has been jailed following a “harrowing” police investigation.’

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The Independent, 24th November 2021

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Domestic abuse victim ‘living in fear’ after being wrongly told she could not appear ex-partner’s ‘lenient’ sentence – The Independent

‘“Myself and my family have suffered life-changing trauma,” a domestic abuse victim tells The Independent. “Following the attack, I am unable to work due to my injuries and live in paralysing fear of what will happen when he is released in eight years.”

Her ex-partner was jailed for life – but with a minimum term of only eight years – in March. The domestic abuse victim has now been told she has missed her chance to appeal his sentence but was never told she had the right to do so under the Unduly Lenient Sentencing scheme. Instead, police inaccurately told her she was unable to appeal his sentence because “a life sentence is the maximum”.’

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The Independent, 19th November 2021

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Birmingham stabbings: man given minimum 21-year prison sentence – The Guardian

‘A man diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia who killed a 23-year-old man and injured seven others in a violent stabbing spree in Birmingham last year has been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of 21 years.’

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The Guardian, 18th November 2021

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Fourth man jailed after Nottingham victim blinded in stabbing – BBC News

‘A man has been jailed for more than 14 years over a stabbing that left a man blind in one eye and with a collapsed lung.’

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BBC News, 16th November 2021

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People with mental illness in criminal justice system failed ‘at every stage’ – The Independent

‘The criminal justice system is “failing” people with a mental illness “at every stage”, a major report has found has found.’

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The Independent, 17h November 2021

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Rehabilitation and retribution: In re JR123’s application – UK Human Rights Blog

‘What happens when someone is convicted of a criminal offence and is given a custodial sentence? Sometimes, the individual will serve at least part of their sentence in prison and the remainder on licence. But, what happens after they’ve served the totality of their sentence?’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 12rh November 2021

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‘No evidence’ that longer prison sentences will deter terrorists, watchdog warns – The Independent

‘There is “no evidence” that jailing terrorists for longer will deter them from planning terror attacks, a watchdog has warned.’

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The Independent, 10th November 2021

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SFO v Petrofac: Plea bargain versus DPAs and the importance of good compliance – 5SAH

‘On 4 October 2021, Petrofac Limited (“Petrofac”) was sentenced at Southwark Crown Court following guilty pleas to seven counts of failing to prevent bribery contrary to section 7 of the Bribery Act 2010. This followed a four-year corruption and money laundering investigation conducted by the Serious Fraud Office (“the SFO”) and the earlier guilty pleas of David Lufkin, former Global Head of Sales, who was sentenced on the same occasion. This followed pre-charge plea discussions between the parties with agreement being reached as to scope of the indictment and approach to sentencing.’

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5SAH, 19th October 2021

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Lincolnshire teenager jailed for luring friend, 12, to woods and killing him – The Guardian

Posted November 9th, 2021 in imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘A teenager has been jailed for a minimum of 16 years for murdering his 12-year-old friend after luring him to woodland and attempting to decapitate him.’

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The Guardian, 8th November 2021

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Chelsea fan jailed for antisemitic tweets aimed at Tottenham supporters – The Independent

‘A Chelsea fan who posted antisemitic and racist tweets aimed at Tottenham fans has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 6th November 2021

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Man jailed for 10 years following traffic collision stabbing – The Independent

“A man who stabbed another man trying to get his details after a traffic collision has been jailed for 10 years.”

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The Independent, 5th November 2021

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Anthony Adekola murder: Three gang members jailed over random M&S worker’s killing – BBC News

Posted November 5th, 2021 in gangs, imprisonment, London, murder, news, sentencing by michael

“Three gang members who randomly murdered a Marks & Spencer worker in a postcode war have been jailed for life.”

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BBC News, 5th November 2021

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Chelsea fan jailed for anti-Semitic tweets aimed at Spurs supporters – BBC News

Posted November 5th, 2021 in hate crime, imprisonment, internet, Judaism, malicious communications, news, sentencing, sport by michael

“A Chelsea supporter who posted anti-Semitic tweets aimed at Tottenham fans, including photos of Auschwitz and a man doing a Nazi salute, has been jailed.”

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BBC News, 5th November 2021

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Police officer who feigned injury while taking 10,000 steps a day jailed – The Guardian

Posted November 5th, 2021 in accidents, fraud, imprisonment, news, personal injuries, police, sentencing by michael

“A former police officer who claimed he was in too much pain to work has been jailed for fraud after a covert surveillance team caught him playing sport and an app on his phone showed he was taking 10,000 steps a day.”

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The Guardian, 4th November 2021

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The killing of Sophie Moss: why did a vulnerable mother’s attacker get such a short sentence? – The Guardian

‘The man who killed Moss was given less than five years in prison, after claiming she consented to being choked. His mitigation? The “rough sex” defence that is no longer supposed to be allowed.’

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2021

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Penelope Jackson guilty of murdering husband over dinner row – BBC News

‘A woman has been found guilty of murder after stabbing her husband to death following a row over a birthday meal.’

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BBC News, 30th October 2021

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