Proposals to create judicial powers to manage conflict of interest and capacity issues in very high cost cases – Ministry of Justice

Posted May 31st, 2007 in conflict of interest, consultations, delay, trials by sally

“This consultation invited comments on proposals to give trial judges in VHCCs the power to order the withdrawal of representation where there was a conflict of interest or lack of capacity on the part of defence representatives, such that it could impede the efficient progress of the trial. The summary of responses outlines the conclusions reached on the options and how we intend to proceed.”

Proposals to create judicial powers to manage conflict of interest and capacity issues in high cost cases [CP R 17/06]

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Falconer outlines plans to end high cost trial delay – Ministry of Justice

Posted May 31st, 2007 in conflict of interest, delay, press releases, trials by sally

“Lawyers who cause costly delays to court cases in England and Wales could be replaced in plans for speedier and more efficient trials, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice Lord Falconer said today.”

Ministry of Justice press release, 31st May 2007

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Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Forced legal team change scheme – The Guardian

Posted May 31st, 2007 in delay, fraud, news, terrorism, trials by sally

“Ministers are to go ahead with a scheme which could force defendants to change their legal team in complex cases.”

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The Guardian, 31st May 2007

Source:www.guardian.co.uk

Lawyers who delay expensive terrorism trials face the sack – The Times

Posted May 31st, 2007 in delay, news, terrorism, trials by sally

“Lawyers could be sacked if they cause delays during expensive terrorism trials under plans to speed up cases announced by the Government yesterday.”

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The Times, 31st May 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Heavy secrecy over terror fuels suspicion, says expert – The Independent

Posted May 29th, 2007 in news, reporting restrictions, terrorism, trials by sally

“Scotland Yard’s head of counterterrorism has criticised what he called excessive secrecy in Britain’s terrorism trials, and he called for changes that would permit freer reporting and wider discussion.”

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The Independent, 27th May 2007

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Price of justice was the longest and costliest criminal case ever – The Times

Posted May 1st, 2007 in delay, news, terrorism, trials by sally

“The Operation Crevice trial was the longest and most expensive criminal case in Britain – costing £50 million, lasting more than a year and illustrating graphically the growing problems in the courts system.”

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The Times, 1st May 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Digitizing the Hanging Court – Smithsonian.com

Posted April 13th, 2007 in legal history, trials by sally

“Cutpurses! Blackguards! Fallen women! The Proceedings of the Old Bailey is an epic chronicle of crime and vice in early London. Now anyone with a computer can search all 52 million words.”

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Smithsonian.com, April 2007

Source: www.smithsonianmagazine.com

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