John Terry trial: Twitter’s contempt for the rules – The Guardian

Posted July 10th, 2012 in contempt of court, internet, news, trials by sally

“A Rio Ferdinand tweet shows there’s a difference in attitude on social media when it comes to some fundamental principles of our judicial process.”

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The Guardian, 9th July 2012

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Luke Cooper’s case shows damage of abolishing trial by jury in libel cases – The Guardian

Posted June 28th, 2012 in defamation, juries, news, trials by sally

“Judges indulge barristers far too much. Let’s not abandon jury trials so casually.”

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The Guardian, 28th June 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Defendants with learning difficulties ‘need help to get fair trial’ – The Guardian

Posted June 28th, 2012 in learning difficulties, news, reports, trials by sally

“Greater support needs to be given to vulnerable defendants in order for them to get a fair trial, particularly those with learning difficulties who may have problems understanding the process, a report by the Prison Reform Trust (PRT) has warned.”

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The Guardian, 28th June 2012

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Trial begins of police officer accused of killing Ian Tomlinson – The Guardian

Posted June 18th, 2012 in demonstrations, evidence, homicide, news, police, trials, video recordings by sally

“The trial has begun of Simon Harwood, the police constable accused of killing Ian Tomlinson, who died shortly after he collapsed amid a major Metropolitan police operation around the G20 summit in London in April 2009.”

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The Guardian, 18th June 2012

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Levi Bellfield articles ‘prejudicial’, court hears – The Independent

Posted June 13th, 2012 in bias, contempt of court, juries, kidnapping, media, murder, news, trials by sally

“Two national newspapers published ‘seriously prejudicial’ articles after a killer’s conviction for the abduction and murder of schoolgirl Milly Dowler, the High Court heard today.”

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The Independent, 13th June 2012

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Twitter joke trial: man who threatened to blow up airport wins fresh hearing – The Guardian

“A man who tweeted a joke threat to ‘blow up’ Robin Hood airport in South Yorkshire has lost his attempt to overturn the judgment – but will now be tried all over again.”

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The Guardian, 28th May 2012

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The Rebekah Brooks witch-hunt: how to protect the fairness of the trial – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted May 22nd, 2012 in media, news, perverting the course of justice, trials by sally

“In the immediate aftermath of the decision to prosecute Rebekah Brooks, her co-defendant and husband Charles Brooks has called the proceedings a witch-hunt and questioned his wife’s ability to receive a fair trial. Mrs Brooks has herself challenged the decision to prosecute, and raised issues about impartiality.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 22nd May 2012

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

Neilly v The Queen – WLR Daily

Neilly v The Queen [2012] UKPC 12; [2012] WLR (D) 144

“When a defendant in a criminal trial had not been put on an identification parade, the decision as to whether to allow a dock identification was a matter for the trial judge in the light of all the relevant circumstances. However where a dock identification was admitted in evidence the trial judge was required to give the jury careful directions as to the dangers of relying on that evidence, and to warn the jury of the disadvantages to the defendant of having been denied the opportunity of participating in an identification parade.”

WLR Daily, 10th May 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Protesters cleared of Fortnum and Mason trespass – The Independent

Posted March 26th, 2012 in budgets, demonstrations, news, trespass, trials by sally

“Eight protesters who were accused of occupying Fortnum and Mason during an anti-cuts demonstration last year were today acquitted of trespass.”

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The Independent, 23rd March 2012

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Injured student protester faces trial for violent disorder – The Guardian

“A philosophy student who claimed he suffered head injuries from a police baton during the anti-fees protest in London faces trial on Monday for violent disorder at the demonstration.”

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The Guardian, 25th March 2012

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Oxford law graduate cleared of role in London riot – The Guardian

Posted March 26th, 2012 in evidence, news, trials, violent disorder, witnesses by sally

“An Oxford law graduate accused of throwing bricks at police during last summer’s riots walked free from court on Friday after a jury took just half an hour to find him not guilty.”

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The Guardian, 25th March 2012

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Rebekah Brooks needn’t worry about her right to a fair trial – The Guardian

Posted March 19th, 2012 in bias, interception, juries, media, news, public interest, trials by sally

“Publicity from the phone-hacking inquiry doesn’t necessarily prejudice the cases of those arrested in the scandal.”

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The Guardian, 18th March 2012

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Ministry of Justice sounds warning over secret hearings – The Guardian

Posted March 5th, 2012 in civil justice, closed material, news, terrorism, trials by tracey

“Introducing secret hearings into civil courts could backfire, leading to more claimants accessing sensitive information, according to the government’s own impact assessment of its justice and security green paper. Expanding the use of so-called ‘closed material proceedings’ (CMPs) may also result in jurors finding the vetting procedure intrusive, and in ‘resentment of the judicial process and unwillingness to participate in jury service’, the Ministry of Justice’s study warns.”

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The Guardian, 4th March 2012

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

The Participation and Involvement of Children in Family Proceedings – Family Law Week

Posted February 29th, 2012 in children, evidence, legal representation, news, trials, witnesses by tracey

“Rachel Langdale QC and James Robottom of 7 Bedford Row consider the jurisprudence and practical realities concerning the participation and involvement of children in proceedings relating to them.”

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Family Law Week, 28th February 2012

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Harry Redknapp found not guilty in tax evasion trial – The Independent

Posted February 8th, 2012 in news, tax evasion, trials by sally

“Football boss Harry Redknapp was cleared today of taking bungs in an offshore tax dodge.”

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The Independent, 8th February 2012

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Joey Barton ‘no threat’ to John Terry trial says Attorney General – The Independent

Posted February 7th, 2012 in internet, news, trials by sally

“Attorney General Dominic Grieve has defended his decision not to prosecute footballer Joey Barton for a series of online comments about John Terry ahead of his trial, insisting they would not jeopardise the case.”

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The Independent, 7th February 2012

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Nathaniel Brown found guilty of Tottenham murder – BBC News

Posted February 1st, 2012 in murder, news, trials by sally

“A man who stabbed his ex-wife to death in the street as their children looked on has been found guilty of murder.”

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BBC News, 31st January 2012

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John Terry racist language case due before court – BBC News

Posted February 1st, 2012 in news, racism, sport, trials by sally

“England football captain John Terry is due to have his case heard for the first time in court over whether he used racist language in a match.”

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BBC News, 1st February 2012

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Judge bans tweeting from Harry Redknapp tax trial after reporter tweets name of juror – Legal Week

Posted January 25th, 2012 in internet, juries, news, reporting restrictions, tax evasion, trials by sally

“The judge in Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp’s tax trial has banned the use of Twitter in court after a breach of reporting restrictions.”

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Legal Week, 24th January 2012

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Government warned over secret hearings – The Guardian

Posted January 25th, 2012 in closed material, evidence, human rights, intelligence services, news, trials by sally

“The expansion of secret hearings into the civil courts, proposed by the government as a means of protecting national security, will deprive individuals of the right to a fair trial, a parliamentary select committee has been warned.”

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The Guardian, 24th January 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk