Dalian Atkinson’s family condemns justice system for six-year delay – The Guardian

Posted September 29th, 2022 in bereavement, delay, families, homicide, minorities, news, police, prosecutions by sally

‘Dalian Atkinson’s family have criticised police for taking the life of their loved one and condemned the justice system for taking six years to complete criminal trials of officers involved.’

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The Guardian, 28th September 2022

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Borough council prosecution secures £200k fine after metal object found in Krispy Kreme doughnut – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 27th, 2022 in fines, food hygiene, health & safety, local government, news, prosecutions by sally

‘Melton Borough Council has prosecuted Krispy Kreme UK for three offences of food hygiene and safety after a sharp piece of metal was found in a doughnut.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 26th September 2022

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Labour urges immediate rights extension for associate prosecutors – Legal Futures

‘The Labour Party has called for the role of associate prosecutors (APs) to be expanded so as to help reduce the massive backlog in criminal cases awaiting hearings.’

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Legal Futures, 30th August 2022

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Sarah Everard vigil protester sues Met police after conviction – The Guardian

‘A woman who was arrested and charged after attending the vigil for Sarah Everard in Clapham last year has launched civil proceedings against the Metropolitan police.’

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The Guardian, 16th August 2022

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Will Trial Rape Courts Address Low Conviction Rates? – Each Other

Posted August 16th, 2022 in courts, domestic violence, news, pilot schemes, prosecutions, rape, victims by sally

‘A year after the Government’s Rape Review, a pilot scheme was announced that would establish three specialist rape courts in England. But with concerns from the sector about access to justice, survivors’ welfare and funding: Will specialist rape courts address low conviction rates and support survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence?’

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Each Other, 12th August 2022

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Serial domestic abuser convicted of assault – BBC News

Posted August 15th, 2022 in assault, domestic violence, murder, news, police, prosecutions, rape, sexual offences by tracey

‘A “serial domestic abuse perpetrator” who escaped a rape prosecution after a series of official failings has been convicted of assaulting another woman.’

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BBC News, 13th August 2022

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CPS halts prosecution of six protesters for attending Sarah Everard vigil – The Independent

‘The prosecution of six protesters for attending a vigil for Sarah Everard has been halted.’

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The Independent, 14th August 2022

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Almost 1.5m England and Wales crime victims opt not to pursue cases – The Guardian

Posted August 12th, 2022 in criminal justice, news, police, political parties, prosecutions, statistics, victims by tracey

‘Almost 1.5 million victims of crime in England and Wales have decided not to pursue their cases, feeding concern that public confidence in the criminal justice system has collapsed.’

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The Guardian, 12th August 2022

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Society fails women by not believing rape victims, campaigner says – The Independent

‘Society must stop “failing” women by assuming rape victims are lying, a campaigner who helped shape the Government’s landmark review of serious sexual offences has said.’

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The Independent, 15th June 2022

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Grenfell Tower: Will anyone go to prison? – BBC News

Posted June 14th, 2022 in fire, health & safety, news, prosecutions by sally

‘Five years after fire ripped through Grenfell Tower in west London, a public inquiry has laid bare the string of failures which resulted in the deaths of 72 people. But behind closed doors, police are carrying out one of the largest and most complex criminal investigations ever. When will justice be done and will it result in prison sentences?’

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BBC News, 14th June 2022

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All strangulation of women is serious – and it’s time for the law to step up – The Guardian

Posted May 31st, 2022 in assault, domestic violence, news, prosecutions, sentencing, women by sally

‘Next month, on 7 June, as part of the Domestic Abuse Act (2021), non-fatal strangulation (NFS) and suffocation becomes a free-standing offence, punishable by up to five years in prison in England and Wales. Campaigners including the Centre for Women’s Justice (CWJ) and We Can’t Consent To This – who challenged the defence where the perpetrator claims it happened as part of “rough sex gone wrong” – have long argued that NFS, if prosecuted at all, was frequently charged as common assault, receiving a sentence of a few months.’

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The Guardian, 29th May 2022

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CPS guidance ‘makes things worse’ for rape survivors, victims’ commissioner says – The Guardian

‘New guidance designed to give rape victims confidence to get therapy before their trial “makes things worse” for survivors and lessened their protections, according to the victims’ commissioner, Vera Baird.’

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The Guardian, 26th May 2022

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Plans to put victims back at the centre of justice system published – Ministry of Justice

Posted May 26th, 2022 in bills, criminal justice, news, prosecutions, victims by sally

‘Draft legislation published today by the Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab will pave the way for the first ever Victims’ Law – putting their needs and voices firmly at the heart of the justice system.’

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Ministry of Justice, 25th May 2022

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Third of revenge porn cases dropped by victims – The Independent

Posted May 17th, 2022 in internet, news, pornography, prosecutions, victims, video recordings by tracey

‘More than a third of revenge porn cases are dropped by victims despite a suspect being identified, figures show.’

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The Independent, 16th May 2022

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Covid breach court case criticised by Bedford gym owner – BBC News

Posted May 3rd, 2022 in coronavirus, local government, news, penalties, prosecutions, regulations by sally

‘A gym boss who is among 20 people who overturned a prosecution for a gym-related Covid breach said the case against him was a waste of time.’

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BBC News, 3rd May 2022

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EPA prosecution costs – Nearly Legal

‘A judicial review of a Magistrates Court decision on costs in a section 82 Environmental Protection Act 1990 prosecution.’

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Nearly Legal, 18th April 2022

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Rape victims failed by UK criminal courts are being forced to seek justice elsewhere – The Guardian

Posted April 19th, 2022 in civil justice, damages, news, private prosecutions, prosecutions, rape, victims by sally

‘With prosecutions at an all-time low, some women are turning to civil courts – but the process can be difficult and expensive.’

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The Guardian, 19th April 2022

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Prosecutors given new guidance to prevent ‘myths’ from stopping domestic abuse charges – The Independent

Posted April 5th, 2022 in Crown Prosecution Service, domestic violence, news, prosecutions by sally

‘Prosecutors are to be given new guidance on domestic abuse cases that aims to tackle “myths and stereotypes” that can stop perpetrators being charged.’

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The Independent, 4th April 2022

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Prosecutions launched over Croydon tram crash – The Independent

Posted March 24th, 2022 in health & safety, news, prosecutions, transport by sally

‘Prosecutions have been launched over alleged health and safety failings relating to the Croydon tram crash.’

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The Independent, 24th March 2022

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Serial fly-tipper jailed after three councils pool legal resources and bring joint prosecution – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 10th, 2022 in local government, news, prosecutions, sentencing, waste by tracey

‘A joint prosecution by three councils has seen a serial fly-tipper sentenced to 21 months in prison and his van seized. Hillingdon Council teamed up with Buckinghamshire Council and Sutton Council to tackle what was described as Dean Stanley’s “deliberate and flagrant” campaign of dumping.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th March 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk