Judge dismisses prosecution of taxi company over cross-border bookings – Local Government Lawyer

‘A taxi firm did not break the law when an automated booking system allocated a customer enquiry in one local authority area to a cab owned by the same firm but licensed by a neighbouring council.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 6th June 2017

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Regina v FNC – WLR Daily

Posted November 13th, 2015 in DNA, evidence, law reports, no case to answer, sexual offences by tracey

Regina v FNC: [2015] EWCA Crim 1732; [2015] WLR (D) 440

‘There might be a case to answer even where the prosecution relied on DNA evidence alone.The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, so held when allowing an appeal by the prosecution against a decision made on 5 May 2015 in the Crown Court at Blackfriars (Mr Recorder Day QC) to terminate proceedings against the defendant, FNC, on the grounds that there was no case to answer on a charge of indecent assault contrary to section 14 of the Sexual Offences Act 1956.’

WLR Daily, 4th November 2015

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Regina v Quillan and others – WLR Daily

Regina v Quillan and others [2015] EWCA Crim 538; [2015] WLR (D) 144

‘If it was likely that a judge would need to make a ruling on a question of law relating to a criminal trial, it would usually be better to order a preparatory hearing before the start of the trial rather than having to make such a ruling after the jury had been sworn and the trial commenced, when any appeal against such a ruling by the Crown would require an undertaking that the defendant was entitled to be acquitted if the appeal failed.’

WLR Daily, 25th March

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Geoffrey Counsell cleared over M5 fireworks deaths – BBC News

Posted December 10th, 2013 in health & safety, homicide, jury directions, news, no case to answer by tracey

‘A man in charge of a fireworks display held on the night of a motorway crash in which seven people died has been cleared of breaching health and safety laws.’

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BBC News, 10th December 2013

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‘Idiots’ cleared of threatening to blow up Manchester-bound plane – The Guardian

Posted November 29th, 2013 in bomb hoaxing, news, no case to answer, terrorism, trials by sally

“The trial of two men for allegedly threatening to blow up a Pakistani plane in mid-air has been abandoned after the court heard they were ‘idiots’, not terrorists.”

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The Guardian, 28th November 2013

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Developers accused of killing Sandbanks trees have convictions overturned – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 31st, 2012 in appeals, criminal damage, news, no case to answer, trees by tracey

“Two property developers found guilty of killing trees to make way for their £11 million Sandbanks development have had their convictions overturned – after a judge ruled their alleged motive was not relevant to the case.”

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Daily Telegraph, 31st August 2012

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Cat-swinging case thrown out – The Independent

Posted June 6th, 2012 in animal cruelty, news, no case to answer by sally

“The case against a man accused of swinging a cat by its tail in the street was thrown out of court today because of a lack of evidence.”

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The Independent, 1st June 2012

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Regina v Mian – WLR Daily

Posted May 3rd, 2012 in appeals, law reports, no case to answer, time limits by sally

Regina v Mian [2012] EWCA Crim 792; [2012] WLR (D) 129

“In the context of a prosecutor’s appeal against a ‘terminating ruling’, the statutory requirement that either an adjournment had to be sought immediately, or the decision to appeal and the acquittal agreement had to be notified to the court immediately, meant that it should be done then and there.”

WLR Daily, 26th April 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Andy Coulson phone-hacking investigation to be dropped – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 10th, 2010 in interception, news, no case to answer, prosecutions, telecommunications by sally

“The Daily Telegraph can disclose that detectives are to be formally advised by the Crown Prosecution Service that Mr Coulson and other former and current employees of the tabloid newspaper have no criminal case to answer.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th December 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Regina v Kousar – Times Law Reports

Regina v Kousar

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“A wife who knew her husband was storing business merchandise in the matrimonial home, acquiesced in it being there and did not demand its removal, was not in control or possession of the goods.”

The Times, 25th March 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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In re R (Family dispute: Evidence) – Times Law Reports

Posted August 29th, 2008 in domestic violence, family courts, law reports, no case to answer by sally

In re R (Family dispute: Evidence)

Court of Appeal

“Judges conducting preliminary fact-finding hearings in family proceedings involving serious allegations of domestic violence should never terminate the case without hearing all the available evidence.”

The Times, 29th August 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Regina v N Ltd and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted August 26th, 2008 in criminal procedure, law reports, no case to answer, verdicts by sally

Regina v N Ltd and Another

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“A trial judge could not assent to an application of no case to answer nor enter a verdict of not guilty before the close of the prosecution evidence without the clear consent of all the parties.”

The Times, 25th August 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.