Lawyers must be able to bring cases against government ‘without fear of reprisals’ – The Guardian

‘Lawyers must be able to bring cases against the government “without fear of recrimination or reprisals”, the high-profile solicitors’ firm Leigh Day has declared on the eve of its trial for alleged professional misconduct.’

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The Guardian, 24th April 2017

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Home Office scraps ‘insufficient evidence’ notification – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Suspects in criminal investigations will no longer be told by police they do not face any charges because of “insufficient evidence” the government has announced. It was responding to concerns that the phrase would cause an individual’s innocence to be questioned by the public and the media.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 21st April 2017

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Children wait 100 days longer than adults for sexual abuse investigations to go to court, figures show – The Independent

Posted April 21st, 2017 in child abuse, delay, news, prosecutions, sexual offences by tracey

‘Child sex abuse victims are waiting 100 days longer than adults for their cases to go to court, a report has found, prompting calls for more to be done to give underage victims access to the support they desperately need.’

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The Independent, 20th April 2017

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Solicitor and firm fined in first criminal prosecution by Pensions Regulator – Legal Futures

Posted April 7th, 2017 in fines, law firms, news, pensions, prosecutions, solicitors by tracey

‘A solicitor and the firm where he is a partner have been ordered to pay more than £16,000 in fines and costs for refusing to give documents to The Pensions Regulator (TPR) which were required as part of a wider investigation.’

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Legal Futures, 7th April 2017

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More than 100 parents per school day are being prosecuted for taking their children out of school, new figures show – Daily Telegraph

‘More than a hundred parents are being prosecuted per school day for taking their children out of school without permission, new figures have revealed on the eve of the Supreme Court’s ruling on term-time holidays.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th April 2017

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Fewer prosecutions for death crash drivers – BBC News

Posted April 3rd, 2017 in charities, homicide, news, police, prosecutions, road traffic offences, statistics by sally

‘Prosecution and conviction rates for drivers who cause fatal road crashes are lower than they were five years ago, new figures show.’

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BBC News, 2nd April 2017

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‘Insufficient evidence’ to charge anyone over baby’s death at vicarage – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 21st, 2017 in birth, child neglect, children, clergy, conspiracy, evidence, inquests, murder, news, prosecutions by tracey

‘The Crown Prosecution Service has said there remains “insufficient evidence” to charge anyone over the death of a baby boy at a vicarage.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th March 2017

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Man guilty of capturing and killing UK’s rarest butterfly – BBC News

Posted March 17th, 2017 in animals, environmental protection, news, prosecutions by tracey

‘A collector has been found guilty of capturing and killing the UK’s rarest butterfly.’

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BBC News, 16th March 2017

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Far-right activist decision to be re-examined by CPS – BBC News

‘A decision not to prosecute a far-right activist with links to Nazi sympathisers is to be re-examined, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.’

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BBC News, 8th March 2017

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FGM should not be prosecuted, police force says as it claims best course of action is to ‘educate parents’ – Daily Telegraph

‘Parents caught practising female genital mutilation on their children should not be prosecuted, a police force has claimed as it says the best course of action is to “educate parents”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th February 2017

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There is a growing trend to hold those in control of risk in the care sector responsible, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 1st, 2017 in care homes, care workers, health & safety, news, prosecutions, sentencing by sally

‘There is a growing trend to hold care workers in control of risk responsible when things go wrong, a health and safety expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 28th February 2017

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23,000 allegations of elderly abuse by carers resulted in just 15 prosecutions, BBC investigation finds – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 28th, 2017 in carers, complaints, elderly, news, prosecutions, reports by tracey

‘More than 23,000 allegations of abuse by home care workers against elderly and vulnerable people were made in the last three years, yet just 15 people were prosecuted as a result, new figures show.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th February 2017

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Legal aid shakeup hands lifeline to domestic violence victims – The Guardian

‘Time limits preventing vulnerable victims of domestic violence from obtaining legal aid for court hearings are to be scrapped, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) will announce.’

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The Guardian, 23rd February 2017

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Hunting enthusiasts accuse CPS of ‘caving in to pressure from animal rights campaigners’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 20th, 2017 in animals, Crown Prosecution Service, hunting, news, prosecutions by sally

‘The Crown Prosecution Service has been accused of caving in to pressure from animal rights campaigners after a second huntsman was cleared of assaulting a female protester in a matter of months.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th February 2017

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Couple fails in Court of Appeal challenge over change to assisted dying policy – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 18th, 2017 in appeals, assisted suicide, euthanasia, news, prosecutions by sally

‘Disability rights campaigners have failed in a bid to challenge the Director of Public Prosecution’s policy on assisted dying which they fear leaves vulnerable people “at risk from dodgy doctors”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th January 2017

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Hillsborough: Evidence on 23 people and organisations passed to Crown Prosecution Service – The Independent

‘Evidence on 23 people and organisations linked to the 1989 Hillsborough disaster has been handed to prosecutors, it has been revealed.’

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The Independent, 12th January 2017

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Psychoactive substances ban 6 months on: almost 500 arrests and first convictions – Home Office

Posted January 4th, 2017 in drug offences, press releases, prosecutions, statistics by tracey

‘Nearly 500 people have been arrested since the government’s landmark Psychoactive Substances Act came into force 6 months ago.’

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Home Office, 29th December 2016

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Crown Prosecution Service and NPCC launch new Honour-Based Violence/Abuse and Forced Marriage Protocol – Crown Prosecution Service

‘The CPS and police have published the first ever joint honour-based violence/abuse and forced marriage protocol today [14 December 2016], outlining their commitment to the successful investigation and prosecution of these crimes. The protocol recognises the importance of strong partnership working between these two agencies.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 14th December 2016

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Britain’s oldest defendant appears in court on historical child sex offences, aged 101 – The Independent

Posted December 6th, 2016 in child abuse, elderly, news, prosecutions, sexual offences by sally

‘A 101-year-old man facing more than 30 historical child sex offences has become the oldest defendant in British legal history.’

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The Independent, 6th December 2016

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Football coach Barry Bennell charged with eight child sex offences – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 30th, 2016 in child abuse, news, prosecutions, sexual offences, sport by tracey

‘Barry Bennell, a former football coach, has been charged with eight offences of sexual assault against a boy.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th November 2017

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