Firkin brothers’ murder convictions questioned after witness jailed – BBC News

Posted February 5th, 2013 in evidence, murder, news, retrials, sentencing, witnesses by tracey

“The conviction of Robert and Lee Firkins for one of Cornwall’s most notorious
murders has been cast into doubt, the BBC has learned.”

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BBC News, 5th February 2013


Man convicted of supplying gun to Mark Duggan – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2013 in firearms, news, retrials, witnesses by sally

“A man has been convicted of supplying a gun to Mark Duggan, whose shooting by police triggered the 2011 riots across England.”

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The Guardian, 31st January 2013


Jury in FSA’s iSoft trial fail to return a verdict – The Guardian

Posted August 9th, 2012 in company directors, financial regulation, juries, news, retrials by sally

“Three ex-company directors accused of helping the owner of Barnsley football club make millions by concocting ‘fairytale’ financial results for software firm iSoft are facing a retrial after a jury failed to return a verdict on Wednesday.”

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The Guardian, 8th August 2012


Father jailed for killing eight years after injuring baby – BBC News

Posted July 17th, 2012 in assault, homicide, news, retrials, sentencing by sally

“A father has been jailed for two years for killing his daughter, who died nearly eight years after being injured as a baby.”

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BBC News, 16th July 2012


Student demonstration jury fails to reach verdict in violent disorder case – The Guardian

Posted April 19th, 2012 in demonstrations, news, retrials, violent disorder by tracey

“Jurors failed to reach a verdict on Wednesday on whether a student who suffered a brain injury at a university fees demonstration was guilty of violent disorder.”

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The Guardian, 18th April 2012


Interpreting error leads to £25,000 retrial costs – The Lawyer

Posted April 17th, 2012 in costs, interpreters, news, retrials by sally

“A trial at a London court collapsed last Friday after it was revealed that an interpreter employed by Applied Language Solutions had made a grave interpreting error.”

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The Lawyer, 17th April 2012


Regina v Feeley – WLR Daily

Posted March 19th, 2012 in appeals, child abuse, indictments, law reports, rape, retrials by sally

Regina v Feeley [2012] WLR (D) 83

“Where a defendant was being retried, following a successful appeal against conviction, there was no reason in principle why additional counts should not be added to the indictment.”

WLR Daily, 15th March 2012


Regina v B – WLR Daily

Posted March 6th, 2012 in appeals, crime, DNA, evidence, law reports, retrials by sally

Regina v B [2012] WLR (D) 56

“For the purposes of quashing an acquittal on the ground that there was new evidence not adduced before the court in the proceedings in which the person was acquitted, evidence which had been available to be used in those proceedings but had not been used might be new evidence for those purposes.”

WLR Daily, 29th February 2012


Corrupt police chief Ali Dizaei jailed again – The Independent

“The career of Britain’s most controversial police chief was ended today (13 February) after he was jailed for corruption for a second time – but he could be freed in three months.”

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The Independent, 13th February 2012


AIB fraud trial of Mayfair property tycoon collapses – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2012 in conspiracy, fraud, news, retrials, Serious Fraud Office by sally

“The trial of Achilleas Kallakis, the onetime Mayfair property tycoon accused of using forged paperwork to trick banks, including HBOS and Allied Irish Bank, into lending £750m, has collapsed after four months. A retrial has been ordered.”

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The Guardian, 30th January 2012


Regina v C(S) – WLR Daily

Posted January 25th, 2012 in conspiracy, law reports, locus standi, retrials by sally

Regina v C(S) [2012] EWCA Crim 6; [2012] WLR (D) 5

“At a retrial of a conspirator about whom the jury at the first trial had been unable to reach a verdict, the Crown would be entitled to tell the jury that it was the prosecution’s case that those who had been acquitted at the first trial were probably involved in the conspiracy and that the jury would be entitled to take into account the acquitted conspirators’ probable role in the importation when deciding whether they were sure that the defendant had conspired with a conspirator who had pleaded guilty.”

WLR Daily, 19th January 2012


Jon-Jaques Clinton’s wife murder conviction quashed – BBC News

Posted January 17th, 2012 in appeals, defences, evidence, murder, news, retrials by sally

“A 45-year-old man jailed for murdering his wife after she left him and found a new man has had his conviction quashed.”

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BBC News, 17th January 2012


Care home death accused walks free – The Independent

Posted November 15th, 2011 in arson, care workers, homicide, news, retrials by sally

“A young care home worker walked free today after a jury failed to reach a verdict on whether she killed an elderly resident by setting fire to her room.”

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The Independent, 14th November 2011


Former Met police detectives cleared as retrial collapses – The Guardian

Posted October 20th, 2011 in conspiracy, corruption, drug offences, news, police, retrials by tracey

“One of the most significant police anti-corruption cases in modern times collapsed on Wednesday, after two former detectives, who had both served lengthy jail sentences, were cleared at a retrial.”

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The Guardian, 19th October 2011


Regina v Maxwell – WLR Daily

Posted July 22nd, 2011 in law reports, retrials, Supreme Court by sally

Regina v Maxwell [2010] UKSC 48; [2011] WLR (D) 238

“When the Court of Appeal quashed a conviction and then exercised its discretion under section 7 of the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 to order a retrial of the defendant, that decision should not be upset on appeal unless it could be shown that it was plainly wrong in that it was one which no reasonable court could have made or that it took into account immaterial factors or failed to consider material factors.”

WLR Daily, 20th July 2011


Downview sex case prison governor jailed – BBC News

Posted July 19th, 2011 in misfeasance in public office, news, prison officers, retrials, sentencing by tracey

“An acting prison governor who had a sexual relationship with a woman inmate has been jailed for five years.”

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BBC News, 18th July 2011


Regina v Dobson – WLR Daily

Posted May 20th, 2011 in evidence, law reports, murder, retrials by tracey

Regina v Dobson [2011] EWCA Crim 1256;  [2011] WLR (D)  167

“Where the Court of Appeal was considering, for the purposes of quashing an acquittal, whether there was new and compelling evidence, provided the new evidence was reliable, substantial and appeared to be highly probative it would be compelling for the purposes of section 78 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003: otherwise it would not.”

WLR Daily, 18th May 2011


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Stephen Lawrence: reporting of new murder trial proves court is intent on open justice – The Guardian

Posted May 19th, 2011 in murder, news, public interest, reporting restrictions, retrials by tracey

“In allowing the media to report that Gary Dobson and David Norris will stand trial at the Old Bailey in November for the murder in 1993 of Stephen Lawrence, the court of appeal has recognised the public interest in open justice.”

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The Guardian, 18th May 2011


Joint CPS and MPS statement on Stephen Lawrence case – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted May 19th, 2011 in double jeopardy, murder, press releases, retrials by tracey

“Stephen Lawrence was murdered on 22 April 1993 in an unprovoked attack. Two men have recently been charged with his murder: David Norris and Gary Dobson. They are both in custody and will stand trial later this year at the Central Criminal Court.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 18th May 2011


Man convicted of murder in double jeopardy retrial – The Independent

Posted December 13th, 2010 in double jeopardy, evidence, murder, news, retrials by sally

“The first person to face a murder retrial following the discovery of new forensic evidence was convicted today.”

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The Independent, 13th December 2010