Calls grow for Isis ‘Beatles’ to face UK trial – The Guardian

Posted February 12th, 2018 in citizenship, news, terrorism, trials by tracey

‘Calls are mounting for the two British fighters captured in Syria to be sent back to the UK to face trial, with a former counter-terrorism regulator describing it as the “proper forum” for justice.’

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The Guardian, 11th February 2018

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Collapsed trial woman says she gave birth ‘alone’ in prison – BBC News

‘A woman held in custody for more than 13 months before her trial collapsed has told the BBC she hopes someone will be punished for the failures which led to her giving birth in prison.’

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BBC News, 31st January 2018

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People trafficking case collapses over disclosure failings – BBC News

Posted January 30th, 2018 in disclosure, evidence, news, prostitution, trafficking in human beings, trials by sally

‘A judge has ordered the Crown Prosecution Service to explain itself in a case that collapsed because social media evidence was not disclosed.’

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BBC News, 26th January 2018

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Police forces and prosecutors failing to carry out ‘basic’ procedure in rape cases, Attorney General says – Daily Telegraph

‘The failings which have lead to a nationwide review of all live rape and serious sexual assault cases were caused by police forces and prosecutors not carrying out “basic” procedure, the Attorney General has suggested.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th January 2018

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Police told Worboys’ victims he would not be charged with more attacks as he’s ‘unlikely to get fair trial’ Police told Worboys’ victims he would not be charged with more attacks as he’s ‘unlikely to get fair trial’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 25th, 2018 in news, police, recidivists, release on licence, sexual offences, trials, victims by tracey

‘Police told victims of John Worboys that he would not be charged with more sex attacks because he would not get a fair trial, a letter has shown.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th January 2018

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Collapsed rape trials could hamper convictions, says Lord Judge – BBC News

Posted January 22nd, 2018 in evidence, judges, juries, news, rape, trials by sally

‘The collapse of a series of prominent rape trials could deter juries from convicting in genuine cases, a former lord chief justice has warned.’

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BBC News, 20th January 2018

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Rape case collapses after ‘cuddling’ photos emerge – BBC News

Posted January 16th, 2018 in disclosure, evidence, news, rape, trials by sally

‘A rape case has collapsed after images emerged of the accused and his alleged victim “cuddling” in bed together.’

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BBC News, 15th January 2018

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Duty to hold (or reopen a suspended Inquest) – by Judy Dawson – Park Square Barristers

Posted November 23rd, 2017 in criminal justice, homicide, inquests, news, trials by sally

‘Both the deceased and her daughter were under the care of the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust due to mental illness issues. There had been a series of incidences in which the daughter was found to have been violent or threatening to specifically her Mother and also to police officers and other carers which culminated in her being admitted to hospital pursuant to section 2 of the Mental Health Act 1983. She subsequently escaped and was then returned to hospital. A decision was made to move her to an open ward from which she absconded again and went missing, subsequently being discovered to be back at her Mother’s house. Concerns were raised between the hospital and the police about the welfare of her Mother in such circumstances and there appeared to be a dispute about the responsibility of the two authorities to act. After further concerns were raised by other family members about the disappearance of the Mother, police attended at the home and discovered the Mother’s body; her daughter was arrested in connection with her death.’

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Park Square Barristers, 2nd November 2017

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The victims of Orgreave deserve justice and the truth – despite what the Government thinks – The Independent

Posted October 30th, 2017 in assault, industrial action, inquiries, news, police, professional conduct, trials by sally

‘The parallels between Hillsborough and Orgreave are alarming. The same attempt to divert blame from the police. The same methods to conceal the truth. In many cases, the same officers.’

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The Independent, 30th October 2017

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Pentonville Prison murder: Anonymous witness’s identity revealed – BBC News

Posted October 27th, 2017 in anonymity, evidence, murder, news, prisons, trials, witnesses by sally

‘An anonymous witness in the Pentonville prison murder trial pulled out of giving evidence when his cover was blown after less than an hour in court.’

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BBC News, 25th October 2017

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Identity of anonymous prison murder trial witness mistakenly revealed in court – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 25th, 2017 in anonymity, murder, news, prisons, trials, witnesses by michael

‘An anonymous witness in the Pentonville prison murder trial has withdrawn after his cover was blown after less than an hour in court in what a judge described as a “very regrettable accident”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th October 2017

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Expert’s evidence was extraordinary and “shot through with breath taking arrogance” – Practical Law: Construction Blog

Posted October 11th, 2017 in conflict of interest, disclosure, evidence, expert witnesses, judges, news, trials by tracey

‘For those of who have a weekly blog to populate with content, the court’s summer recess can prove to be a challenging time. It leads us to cast our net further afield looking for ideas and cases to highlight. That is why, this week, I’m looking at two cases from August, one a personal injury claim from the County Court in Leeds, the other an intellectual property dispute from the Chancery Division. What both have in common are some choice words about the parties’ expert evidence. I know Jonathan has looked at this topic twice in recent months but, as I said, we’ve had the summer recess and these comments are just too bloggable to be ignored!’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog, 10th October 2017

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Flasher conviction quashed because Facebook village gossip undermined fair trial – Daily Telegraph

‘A loner accused of chasing two women through a village while exposing himself has had his conviction quashed because residents had shared his image and gossiped about him on Facebook.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th September 2017

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Czech slaves gang forced Plymouth victim to lie – BBC News

‘Four gang members have been jailed for forcing a slavery victim to withdraw evidence, causing a trial to collapse.’

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BBC News, 12th September 2017

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Publishing salacious material as public interest besmirches press freedom – The Guardian

‘Seedy legal plea to name couple filmed having sex by police officer Adrian Pogmore is anything but a matter of high principle.’

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The Guardian, 13th August 2017

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Trial of Cardiff Three police collapsed due to human error, inquiry finds – The Guardian

Posted July 19th, 2017 in disclosure, evidence, miscarriage of justice, murder, news, police, reports, trials by sally

‘The collapse of a trial of police officers accused of framing innocent men for murder collapsed due to human error, not corruption, an official report has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 18th July 2017

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Party failed in bid to accept lapsed part 36 offer after start of trial – Litigation Futures

Posted July 13th, 2017 in news, part 36 offers, trials by tracey

‘The High Court has rejected an application by a claimant to accept a lapsed part 36 offer after seeing the way the trial of their case had begun, with the defendant now keen to “take its chances” on the outcome.’

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Litigation Futures, 12th July 2017

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Shorter trials scheme case keeps costs under control – Litigation Futures

Posted July 11th, 2017 in costs, disclosure, news, pilot schemes, trials by sally

‘A contractual dispute between an oil trader and a biofuels manufacturer has shown the “possibilities for swift and litigation” under the High Court’s shorter trials scheme (STS), according to the barrister acting for the defendant.’

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Litigation Futures, 11th July 2017

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Winning Advocacy in the Employment Tribunal – UK Police Law Blog

Posted June 29th, 2017 in advocacy, employment tribunals, news, police, trials, tribunals by sally

‘The David Hare screenplay for the recent film Denial contains the following advice to the client: ‘stay seated, button your lip, and win.’ This article seeks to plot a path for advocates to winning in large scale discrimination claims in the employment tribunal, based on the writer’s long experience of the ET and, more recently, briefs to act for the respondents in two high stakes cases, AB -v- A Chief Constable[i] and Aubrey -v- The Chief Constable of Northumbria Police[ii]. The suggested lessons apply to all types of large-scale claim in the ET.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 27th June 2017

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Judge rejects bid to move case out of IPEC because of claimant’s need for costs protection – Litigation Futures

Posted June 29th, 2017 in costs, courts, intellectual property, news, small businesses, trials by sally

‘A defendant’s bid to transfer a case from the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) to the High Court has been dismissed because of the costs risk the SME claimant would then face.’

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Litigation Futures, 28th June 2017

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