Julian Jones article on Private Prosecutions Code – Park Square Barristers

Posted August 29th, 2019 in codes of practice, news, private prosecutions by sally

‘The exercise of the ancient common law right to conduct a private prosecution has become a growth area in the last decade. A number of members of Park Square Barristers now receive instructions to advise and appear in court in this burgeoning area.’

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Parl Square Barristers, 30th July 2019

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Judge rejects court action against Boris Johnson over £350m Brexit claim – The Guardian

‘An attempt to bring a private prosecution against Boris Johnson for allegedly telling lies during the 2016 referendum campaign appears to have been dealt a fatal blow with the rejection of an application to take the case to the supreme court.’

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The Guardian, 14th August 2019

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SDT strikes out private prosecution against top London law firm chief – Law Society Gazette

‘A former client has failed to have the senior partner of a leading London law firm prosecuted over allegations of lying to the court.’

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Law Society Gazette, 14th August 2019

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Code aims to improve standard of private prosecutions – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 18th, 2019 in codes of practice, news, private prosecutions, solicitors, standards by tracey

‘Lawyers advising clients in the controversial area of private prosecutions have published a code that aims to improve the standard of prosecutions and increase judicial understanding of the process.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 18th July 2019

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Brexit: Boris Johnson £350m claim case thrown out by judges – BBC News

‘The High Court has thrown out an attempt to prosecute Boris Johnson over claims he lied during the 2016 referendum campaign by saying the UK gave the EU £350m a week.’

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BBC News, 7th June 2019

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Brexit: Boris Johnson ordered to appear in court over £350m claim – BBC News

‘Boris Johnson has been ordered to appear in court over claims he lied by saying the UK gave the EU £350m a week. The Tory leadership candidate has been accused of misconduct in public office after making the claim during the 2016 EU referendum campaign.’

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BBC News, 29th May 2019

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Barrister who failed to give “unwelcome advice” suspended – Legal Futures

‘A barrister who failed to give “unwelcome advice” to an “over-enthusiastic client” about a private criminal prosecution has been suspended for a month by a Bar disciplinary tribunal.’

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Legal Futures, 22nd August 2018

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Can climate litigation save the world? – The Guardian

‘Courts are a new front line of climate action with cases against governments and oil firms spiralling, and while victories have so far been rare the pressure for change is growing’

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The Guardian, 20th March 2018

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Mother to bring alleged rapist to justice via crowdfunding after prosecutors refuse to press charges – The Independent

‘A mother who says she was raped by a stranger has now set up a crowdfunding page to bring her alleged attacker to justice.’

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The Independent, 6th November 2017

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Couple who faked holiday sickness are jailed – The Guardian

Posted October 16th, 2017 in compensation, fraud, holidays, insurance, news, private prosecutions by sally

‘The government has stepped up attempts to eliminate fake holiday sickness scams, as a middle-aged British couple who had boasted on social media about having “sun, laughter and fun” on their holidays were jailed after making false insurance claims.’

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The Guardian, 13th October 2017

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High Court blocks bid to prosecute Tony Blair over Iraq War – The Independent

Posted July 31st, 2017 in international law, Iraq, news, private prosecutions, war by sally

‘The High Court has blocked a bid by a former chief of staff of the Iraqi army to bring a private prosecution against Tony Blair over the Iraq War.’

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The Independent, 31st July 2017

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Iraq war: judge to review Tony Blair prosecution ban – The Guardian

‘The most senior judge in England and Wales will hear a case attempting to overturn a ban on prosecuting Tony Blair over the Iraq war, the Guardian has learned.’

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The Guardian, 5th July 2017

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Blair prosecution opposed by attorney general, says paper – BBC News

Posted April 18th, 2017 in Iraq, ministers' powers and duties, news, private prosecutions, reports, war by sally

‘The attorney general hopes to block a private prosecution against Tony Blair over the Iraq war, a report says.’

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BBC News, 17th April 2017

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Driver cleared over cyclist’s death after crowdfunded case – The Guardian

Posted April 7th, 2017 in bicycles, careless driving, news, private prosecutions by tracey

‘A woman accused of knocking down and killing a cyclist has been cleared of careless driving following a crowdfunded private prosecution.’

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The Guardian, 6th April 2017

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Driver faces private prosecution over death of cyclist in London – The Guardian

Posted April 5th, 2017 in dangerous driving, homicide, news, private prosecutions by sally

‘The driver of a car that hit a cyclist who later died has appeared at the Old Bailey in a private case brought by the Cyclists’ Defence Fund.

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The Guardian, 3rd April 2017

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Defending Private Prosecutions – 2 Hare Court

Posted February 21st, 2017 in defences, news, private prosecutions by sally

‘Private prosecutions of crimes such as fraud and trademark or copyright infringement have become an increasingly important tool of litigation in the UK in recent years. A number of us at 2 Hare Court are currently acting in such cases, defending and prosecuting. Whilst much has been written of late about how to bring a private prosecution, relatively little has made its way into print about defending such cases. Whilst doing so will of course involve many of the same considerations as defending a prosecution brought by the CPS, there is an additional array of options that should be borne in mind.’

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2 Hare Court, 5th January 2017

Source: www.2harecourt.com

Ministers put RSPCA on ‘probation’ for two years over prosecutions policy – Daily Telegraph

‘Ministers have put the RSPCA on “probation” for the next two years over its controversial prosecutions policy.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th February 2017

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RSPCA will keep powers to prosecute animal abusers, Government rules – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 7th, 2017 in animal cruelty, charities, news, private prosecutions, sentencing by sally

‘The RSPCA will be allowed to continue animal cruelty prosecutions, a report published today has revealed, as MPs’ calls for the charity to be stripped of its powers have been ignored by the Government.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th February 2017

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RSPCA should be stripped of powers to prosecute cases of animal cruelty, MPs say – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 16th, 2016 in animal cruelty, news, private prosecutions, reports, select committees by sally

‘The RSPCA is “targeting vulnerable, ill and elderly” people and removing their pets, and should be stripped of its powers to prosecute cases of animal cruelty, an MPs report has found.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th November 2016

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MPs set to ask RSPCA to stop carrying out animal cruelty prosecutions – The Guardian

‘A cross-party committee of MPs is expected to call for the RSPCA to stop implementing private prosecutions for animal cruelty and instead hand evidence over to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).’

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The Guardian, 13th November 2016

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