Jailed man fails in bid to blame lawyers for dropping conviction appeal – Legal Futures

Posted October 26th, 2021 in appeals, families, imprisonment, loss of time directions, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has rejected an attempt by a man found guilty of soliciting the murder of his partner to blame his lawyers for abandoning his appeal against conviction.’

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Legal Futures, 26th October 2021

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“Don’t call them McKenzie friends” – Court of Appeal looks to counter growth of unqualified advisers in crime cases – Legal Futures

‘The term “McKenzie friend” is not appropriate in the criminal division of the Court of Appeal, the vice-president of the court has said in a ruling detailing the problems that the increasing number of “unqualified third parties” is causing.’

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Legal Futures, 26th May 2017

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Regina v Fortean – Times Law Reports

Posted March 4th, 2009 in appeals, law reports, loss of time directions by sally

Regina v Fortean

Court of Appeal

“Where an application for leave to appeal against conviction or sentence was wholly without merit, the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, would exercise its power to order that part of the time spent in custody pending appeal should not count towards sentence so that applications by those who had some proper basis for making them were dealt with fully and promptly.”

The Times, 4th March 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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