Criminal trials from 18th and 19th centuries go online for first time – The Times

Posted August 3rd, 2009 in archives, internet, news, trials by sally

“The records, published in a collaboration between the website and the National Archives, include every criminal trial in England and Wales that was reported to the Home Office between 1791 and 1892.”

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The Times, 3rd August 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Judge ‘devastated’ as Heathrow robbery trial abandoned for third time, at cost of £22m – The Times

Posted December 10th, 2008 in news, theft, trials by sally

“The £1.75 million Heathrow robbery trial was abandoned for the third time at the Old Bailey today, at a cost to the public of £22m.”

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The Times, 9th December 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Outrage as barrister claims Facebook photos showed rape victim is ‘having a good time’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 13th, 2008 in barristers, news, rape, trials by sally

“An MP has expressed outrage after a barrister referred to a teenage rape victim’s photos on social networking site Facebook showing her looking happy.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th October 2008

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Police in crisis after jury rejects £10m terror case – The Times

Posted September 9th, 2008 in conspiracy, murder, news, terrorism, trials by sally

“Police and prosecutors were locked in crisis meetings last night after what they believed to be the strongest terrorism case ever presented to a court was rejected by a jury.”

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The Times, 9th September 2008

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Doctor murder accused ‘snapped’ – BBC News

Posted July 22nd, 2008 in murder, news, trials by sally

“A law student accused of killing the doctor acting as his guardian ‘snapped’ because of exam pressure, a jury heard.”

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BBC News, 21st July 2008

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GP practice manager jailed for £100,000 theft – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 24th, 2008 in news, theft, trials by sally

“A doctor’s practice manager helped herself to nearly £100,000 from surgery accounts to pay for cars, holidays and beauty treatments before blaming an innocent GP, a court has heard.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th June 2008

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Baby died ‘after shaking by nanny caused epilepsy’ – The Times

Posted June 24th, 2008 in child abuse, homicide, news, trials by sally

“A nanny shook a three-month-old baby so forcefully that he suffered severe brain damage and died almost eleven months later, a jury at Liverpool Crown Court was told yesterday.”

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The Times, 24th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

The cases that changed Britain: 1785-1869 – Times Online

Posted June 19th, 2008 in law reports, news, trials by sally

“It is a question to excite the repressed student in every lawyer: which cases have most shaped British law over the past 200 years?”

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The Times, 19th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Old Bailey’s criminal history goes online – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 28th, 2008 in news, trials by sally

“Unseen files from some of the most sensational criminal trials in history are to be made available to the public today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th April 2008

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Rastafarian temple drugs trial collapses – The Guardian

Posted April 8th, 2008 in drug offences, news, trials by sally

“A £100,000 cannabis-dealing trial, launched following a high-profile police raid on a Rastafarian temple in south London, has collapsed in legal confusion.”

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The Guardian, 8th April 2008

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Jurors acquit ‘cat confession’ man – then hug him – The Times

Posted March 14th, 2008 in murder, news, trials by sally

“A pensioner who was accused of killing his partner and then confessing to his pet cats was cleared of murder and manslaughter today – and then hugged by members of the jury before leaving the courtroom.”

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The Times, 14th March 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

‘Neighbour from hell’ murder trial begins – The Guardian

Posted February 28th, 2008 in murder, news, trials by sally

“The trial of a man charged with murdering a pregnant 22-year-old woman on her doorstep began at the Old Bailey in London today.”

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The Guardian, 27th February 2008

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Lord Falconer warns news media – BBC Law in Action

Posted February 19th, 2008 in contempt of court, internet, trials by sally

“The former Lord Chancellor, Lord Falconer, tells Law in Action that archived internet stories bearing on pending criminal cases should be removed from the web.”

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BBC Law in Action, 19th February 2008

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Guantanamo ‘show trial’ looms for UK resident – The Independent

Posted February 18th, 2008 in news, terrorism, trials by sally

“Britain is having secret talks with Washington in a final attempt to stop a UK resident being charged with terror offences and brought before what has been described as a ‘show trial’ at Guantanamo Bay.”

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The Independent, 16th February 2008

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Miliband ‘concerned’ about Guantánamo trials – The Guardian

Posted February 13th, 2008 in human rights, news, terrorism, trials by sally

“The foreign secretary, David Miliband, today opened a rift with the Bush administration by raising doubts about the fairness of US military tribunals for the six men charged in connection with the September 11 attacks.”

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The Guardian, 12th February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Sixth of prisoners waiting to be tried – The Independent

Posted January 23rd, 2008 in delay, detention, prisons, sentencing, trials by sally

“A sixth of all prisoners held in England and Wales have not been found guilty of any offence or are waiting to be sentenced, says the first report to investigate pre-trial detention across the world.”

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The Independent, 23rd January 2008

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Why is Home Office trying to stage murder trial in secret? – The Times

Posted December 13th, 2007 in murder, public interest immunity, trials by sally

“The Home Secretary is seeking to have the trial of a man accused of murdering a prize-winning author held in secret because the defendant may have links with British Intelligence, The Times has learnt.”

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The Times, 13th December 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Boys on trial for murder after man was kicked to death outside his home – The Times

Posted November 15th, 2007 in murder, news, trials by sally

“A father of three was punched and kicked to death by jeering, drunken youths when he left his house to find out who had damaged his wife’s car, Chester Crown Court was told yesterday.”

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The Times, 15th November 2007

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R v Ukpabio – WLR Daily

Posted August 2nd, 2007 in law reports, live link evidence, trials by sally

R v Ukpabio

There is no power outside the statutory provisions of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 to direct that a defendant can give evidence at his trial by live video link; however, in exceptional circumstances where it is appropriate for the defendant not to be present in court, there is power to direct that he can participate in his trial by other means such as live video link.

WLR Daily, 1st August 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note: once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Judges given option to sack lawyers in high-cost cases – The Lawyer

Posted June 4th, 2007 in conflict of interest, delay, news, trials by sally

“The Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer has outlined plans that will see lawyers who cause delays to court cases replaced, following the collapse of BCCI and Equitable.”

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The Lawyer, 4th June 2007

Source: www.thelawyer.com