Judges reject ‘joint enterprise’ challenge – BBC News

Posted October 31st, 2016 in joint enterprise, murder, news by sally

‘Judges have refused to overturn guilty verdicts in a “joint enterprise” challenge by men convicted of group attack murders.’

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BBC News, 31st October 2016

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‘Joint enterprise’ murder verdicts due following revelation that law has been ‘misinterpreted for 30 years’ – The Independent

Posted October 31st, 2016 in joint enterprise, murder, news by sally

‘The legal challenges follow a Supreme Court decision in February that the application of the law on joint enterprise, otherwise known as common enterprise, had taken ‘a wrong turn’ and been misinterpreted for 30 years.’

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The Independent, 31st October 2016

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Murder law will not be reformed, justice minister tells MPs – The Guardian

Posted September 15th, 2016 in homicide, joint enterprise, murder, news, select committees by tracey

‘he government has rejected growing calls for a major overhaul of the law on homicide, including the creation of a US-style offence of first-degree murder, saying it would create a “murder-lite” category for most killings.’

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The guardian, 14th September 2016

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Ameen Jogee convicted in retrial after successful joint enterprise appeal – BBC News

Posted September 6th, 2016 in appeals, homicide, joint enterprise, news, retrials by sally

‘A man whose murder conviction was quashed by the Supreme Court in a landmark ruling on joint enterprise has been convicted of manslaughter.’

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BBC News, 5th September 2016

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Regina v Anwar (Umar) and others [2016] EWCA Crim 551 – WLR Daily

Regina v Anwar (Umar) and others [2016] EWCA Crim 551

‘The victim was telephoned and offered a supply of cannabis, as a result of which he drove to the appointed place where he got into a silver car, joining the three occupants, to complete the purchase. The front passenger pointed a shotgun at his face while the driver brandished a knife. As the victim attempted to escape two men exited a white van nearby and attempted to take his car. The man with the shotgun fired two shots but the victim escaped. Six defendants stood trial on charges of attempted murder, conspiracy to commit robbery and possession of a firearm with intent to commit robbery. The Crown argued that this was a well-planned criminal enterprise as shown on the CCTV footage and by the frequent mobile phone calls between the defendants which showed that all the robbers had the necessary knowledge that a firearm was to be carried with the intention that it should be used during the course of the robbery with the required, if conditional, intention to kill. The trial judge ruled that, although there was a case for all defendants to answer in respect of the count of conspiracy to rob, there was no case in relation to attempted murder and possession of a firearm with intent because there was no evidence to establish a prima facie case as to (a) any particular defendant being in the silver car; (b) any particular defendant holding the shotgun either in the silver car or when the shots were fired; or (c) crucially, any particular defendant being aware, by the time of travelling to the scene, that the shotgun was loaded, or that he was intending that it should be used if necessary specifically to kill. The Crown appealed against the judge’s ruling, pursuant to the provisions of section 58 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003.’

WLR Daily, 1st July 2016

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Appeal court to hear first ‘guilty by association’ test cases – The Guardia

Posted June 21st, 2016 in appeals, gangs, joint enterprise, miscarriage of justice, news by sally

‘The fate of hundreds of youths imprisoned under controversial “joint enterprise” laws could be decisively rewritten this month when the first test cases come before the criminal court of appeal.’

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The Guardian, 21st June 2016

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Becky Watts: judge rejects killers’ appeals against convictions – The Guardian

‘The couple found guilty of killing the Bristol teenager Becky Watts have lost the first stage of their appeals against their convictions and sentences.’

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The Guardian, 15th March 2016

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Joint enterprise: First murder case defendants walk free after landmark ruling – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 8th, 2016 in appeals, codefendants, joint enterprise, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘Two men acquitted after judge decides pair have no case to answer following ruling that courts have been wrongly interpreting law for 30 years’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th March 2016

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Wrong turnings and joint enterprise – the new law restates the old – Park Square Barristers

Posted February 24th, 2016 in joint enterprise, murder, news by sally

‘Abdul Iqbal QC looks at the judgment delivered today in two important appeals relating to principal and secondary liability joint enterprise criminal law.’

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Park Square Barristers, 19th February 2016

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Mother hopes joint enterprise verdict will overturn son’s murder conviction – The Guardian

Posted February 22nd, 2016 in appeals, interpretation, joint enterprise, murder, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘The mother of one of the teenage boys convicted of murdering Garry Newlove has said she hopes a supreme court ruling against the so-called joint enterprise law will bolster the case for her son’s conviction to be thrown out.’

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The Guardian, 20th February 2016

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Dolton Powell murder: Joint enterprise ruling causes charge rethink – BBC News

Posted February 22nd, 2016 in appeals, gangs, homicide, interpretation, joint enterprise, murder, news, racism, Supreme Court by sally

‘Prosecutors are reconsidering murder charges in the trial of eight people following a Supreme Court ruling on the joint enterprise law.’

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BBC News, 19th February 2016

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Correcting the joint enterprise law won’t lead to mass prison releases – The Guardian

‘The UK supreme court has made a landmark ruling after 30 years, but what are the implications?’

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The Guardian, 18th February 2016

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R v Jogee (Appellant) – Supreme Court

Posted February 18th, 2016 in appeals, joint enterprise, jury directions, law reports, murder, Supreme Court by sally

R v Jogee (Appellant) [2016] UKSC 8 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 18th February 2016

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Supreme Court abolishes “wrong turn” Joint Enterprise law – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 18th, 2016 in appeals, joint enterprise, murder, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘Today the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the conjoined appeals of R v Jogee and Ruddock v R [2016] UKSC 8, having heard the latter sitting as the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. Both cases were appeals against murder convictions founded on a discrete principle of secondary liability, sometimes referred to as ‘joint enterprise’, sometimes as ‘parasitic accessorial liability’ (‘PAL’).’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 18th February 2016

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Joint Enterprise press release from the Appellant’s solicitors – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 18th, 2016 in joint enterprise, murder, news, solicitors by sally

‘It is important to note that the draft judgment of the Supreme Court was embargoed from all apart from solicitors and counsel until today so our client, Ameen Jogee, and his family only found out about our success this morning.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 18th February 2016

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Joint enterprise law wrongly interpreted for 30 years, court rules – The Guardian

Posted February 18th, 2016 in appeals, evidence, interpretation, joint enterprise, judgments, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘A key test imposed by judges in assessing guilt in so-called joint enterprise killings has been wrongly interpreted for the past 30 years, the supreme court has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 18th February 2016

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Joint enterprise review ‘long overdue’, lawyers argue – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 29th, 2015 in appeals, joint enterprise, murder, news, Supreme Court, trials by sally

‘Murder appeals being heard at the Supreme Court over the next three days will have ‘important consequences’ for the controversial principle of joint enterprise, some lawyers believe.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 27th OCtober 2015

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Man challenges ‘joint enterprise’ murder conviction in supreme court – The Guardian

Posted October 27th, 2015 in appeals, joint enterprise, murder, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘A man convicted of murder under the doctrine of “joint enterprise” because he encouraged a friend to stab a former police officer is mounting a supreme court challenge.’

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The Guardian, 27th October 2015

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Lawyers criticise decision to prosecute housing protester over sticker – The Guardian

Posted October 23rd, 2015 in demonstrations, joint enterprise, news, prosecutions, public order by sally

‘Legal experts have criticised the prosecution of a protester who was arrested when a fellow activist placed a sticker on a window of a block of luxury flats.’

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The Guardian, 22nd October 2015

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Lawyer’s crowdsourcing site aims to help people have their day in court – The Guardian

‘With warnings coming thick and fast about the stark ramifications of the government’s sweeping cuts to legal aid, it was probably inevitable that someone would come up with a new way to plug some gaps in access to justice. Enter the legal crowdfunder, CrowdJustice, an online platform where people who might not otherwise get their case heard can raise cash to pay for legal representation and court costs.’

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The Guardian, 21st October 2015

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