Will alleged rioters get a fair trial? – The Guardian

Posted August 11th, 2011 in contempt of court, media, news, trials, violent disorder by sally

“In the coming weeks and months we will see a succession of alleged rioters face justice. Already 1,000 people are being put through courts that have been been sitting through the night to cope with the numbers. Police and emergency services have been tested to their limits, and we can expect the laws of contempt to be similarly tested in the aftermath of these extraordinary events.”

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The Guardian, 10th August 2011

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Shrewsbury murderer Robin Ligus killed another man – BBC News

Posted July 15th, 2011 in murder, news, trials by tracey

“A jury has decided a convicted murderer from Shropshire killed another man in the county 17 years ago.”

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BBC News, 14th July 2011

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Supreme court bans secret evidence used to hide torture claims – The Guardian

Posted July 13th, 2011 in evidence, intelligence services, news, rendition, Supreme Court, torture, trials by tracey

“The supreme court has outlawed intelligence services’ use of secret evidence in court to conceal allegations that detainees were tortured.”

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The Guardian, 13th July 2011

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Sun and Daily Mirror articles ‘could have impeded trial’ in Yeates case – The Guardian

Posted July 6th, 2011 in contempt of court, media, murder, news, trials by sally

“The Sun and Daily Mirror published three stories after the arrest of a suspect in the hunt for the killer of Joanna Yeates that could have ‘prejudiced’ and ‘impeded’ a trial, the attorney general, Dominic Grieve QC, told the high court on Tuesday.”

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The Guardian, 5th July 2011

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Witness in murder trial ‘went online to mock the defendant’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 5th, 2011 in murder, news, trials, witnesses, young offenders by sally

“A key teenage witness in a murder trial went online within minutes of giving evidence to mock the defendant, a court heard.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th July 2011

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Kenneth Clarke backs judge over Milly Dowler murder trial – BBC News

Posted June 29th, 2011 in cross-examination, families, murder, news, trials, victims by sally

“Kenneth Clarke has said he recognises the ‘appalling’ treatment of Milly Dowler’s family at her killer’s trial.”

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BBC News, 28th June 2011

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Levi Bellfield defence was a charade driven by hatred, victim’s family claims – The Guardian

Posted June 28th, 2011 in cross-examination, defence, news, trials, witnesses by sally

“The family of one of Levi Bellfield’s murder victims has hit out at the way his defence was handled during his trial for the killing of Milly Dowler.”

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The Guardian, 27th June 2011

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The Dowler family’s ordeal is no case for silent witnesses – The Guardian

Posted June 27th, 2011 in bad character, cross-examination, media, news, trials, witnesses by sally

“The judge in Levi Bellfield’s trial could not spare Milly Dowler’s parents the trauma of giving evidence.”

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The Guardian, 27th June 2011

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‘Avalanche’ of Bellfield stories threaten to put editors in dock for contempt – The Guardian

Posted June 27th, 2011 in contempt of court, media, news, trials by sally

“The attorney general, Dominic Grieve, is considering whether to put newspaper and broadcast editors in the dock for contempt of court after a judge dismissed the jury in the Levi Bellfield trial at the Old Bailey, blaming media coverage.”

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The Guardian, 24th June 2011

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Milly Dowler case: Victims’ tsar to act following family’s court ordeal – The Guardian

Posted June 27th, 2011 in cross-examination, news, trials, victims by sally

“Britain’s courts will see sweeping changes in favour of the victims of serious crime in the light of the Milly Dowler murder trial, the victims’ commissioner has vowed.”

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The Guardian, 25th June 2011

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Lord Macdonald says fair criminal trials ‘imperative’ – BBC News

Posted June 27th, 2011 in cross-examination, news, trials, victims by sally

“Defendants must be able to put their case – ‘however appalling’ – fairly before a court, ex-director of Public Prosecutions Lord Macdonald has said.”

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BBC News, 26th June 2011

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Atrium Medical Corpn and another v DSB Invest Holding SA – WLR Daily

Posted June 23rd, 2011 in intellectual property, law reports, patents, rights of audience, trials by sally

Atrium Medical Corpn and another v DSB Invest Holding SA [2011] EWHC 74 (Pat); [2011] WLR (D) 202

“High Court proceedings for declarations as to whether a product incorporated technical information, thus ultimately resulting in the determination of whether royalties were due, fell within the definition of ‘intellectual property litigation’ in regulation 3 of the Chartered Institute of Patent Agents Higher Courts Qualification Regulations 2007 and therefore a patent attorney litigator was an ‘authorised person’ entitled to conduct the litigation and to exercise rights of audience in relation thereto.”

WLR Daily, 21st June 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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

‘Tox’ graffiti artist convicted of criminal damage – The Guardian

Posted June 8th, 2011 in artistic works, criminal damage, news, trials by tracey

” ‘King of taggers’ Daniel Halpin remanded in custody after jury decides his ubiquitous Tox tag is vandalism.”

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The Guardian, 7th June 2011

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GP Antony Collis guilty of abusing girls in East Sussex – BBC News

“A former family doctor has been found guilty of indecently assaulting young girls at his surgery.”

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BBC News, 7th June 2011

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DPP Keir Starmer in favour of allowing cameras in court – The Guardian

Posted June 1st, 2011 in media, news, reporting restrictions, trials by sally

“The head of the Crown Prosecution Service has said he would like to see TV cameras allowed into court rooms ‘in principal’ and that the idea could be implemented quickly if it was approved by the government.”

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The Guardian, 1st June 2011

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Muslim fanatic fined £100 for ‘gay free zone’ stickers – Daily Telegraph

“A Muslim fanatic who posted homophobic stickers declaring London’s East End a ‘gay free zone’ has been fined £100.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st June 2011

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Could Twitter become a threat to the justice system? – BBC News

Posted May 25th, 2011 in internet, juries, media, news, reporting restrictions, trials by sally

“During the row over privacy injunctions, critics have emphasised that it is near impossible to stop people revealing information on Twitter. But what if people use it to name victims in rape cases or reveal information from court that could see trials abandoned?”

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BBC News, 25th May 2011

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Stephen Lawrence murder suspects to stand trial – The Guardian

Posted May 18th, 2011 in evidence, murder, news, prosecutions, racism, trials by tracey

“Two men are to stand trial accused of being part of a racist white gang that ‘targeted and killed’ the black teenager Stephen Lawrence because of the colour of his skin, the appeal court has said.”

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The Guardian, 18th May 2011

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Milly Dowler murder trial starts 10 years after death – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 10th, 2011 in murder, news, trials by sally

“A man will today stand trial accused of murdering Milly Dowler, almost 10 years after the schoolgirl disappeared.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th May 2011

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Old Bailey hears how judge wrestled defendant to the floor – The Guardian

Posted March 9th, 2011 in judges, news, trials by sally

“Court hears how Paul Reid’s alleged escape bid was thwarted by a double rugby-tackle from judge Douglas Marks Moore.”

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The Guardian, 8th March 2011

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