When rape cases don’t make it to trial – The Guardian

Posted April 18th, 2019 in Crown Prosecution Service, news, prosecutions, rape, sentencing, trials by sally

‘Recorded rapes have increased by 15%, but recent figures show only one-third of cases referred to the CPS led to charges being brought. ‘Rebecca’ discusses her experience, while the Guardian’s Alexandra Topping looks at why prosecution rates have dropped.’

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The Guardian, 18th April 2019

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Fraud trial of former Barclays bosses puts SFO under scrutiny – The Guardian

Posted January 7th, 2019 in banking, conspiracy, fraud, news, Serious Fraud Office, trials by sally

‘A long-awaited fraud trial of four former Barclays executives will begin this week over charges related to a £12bn rescue package secured from investors including Qatar at the height of the financial crisis.’

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The Guardian, 6th January 2019

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Scrap juries in rape trials, labour MP suggests – The Guardian

Posted November 21st, 2018 in criminal justice, inquiries, juries, news, rape, statistics, trials, victims by tracey

‘Juries may need to be scrapped in rape trials because of the dominance of rape myths in society and “shockingly low” charging and conviction rates, the House of Commons will hear.’

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The Guardian, 21st November 2018

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VIP ‘paedophile ring’ accuser to face trial in March – BBC News

Posted November 20th, 2018 in child abuse, fraud, news, perverting the course of justice, prosecutions, trials by sally

‘A 50-year-old man who claimed to be the victim of an alleged VIP paedophile ring in the 1970s and 1980s is to stand trial in March next year.’

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BBC News, 19th November 2018

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Man on trial a second time for 1986 murders of Brighton schoolgirls – The Guardian

Posted October 17th, 2018 in child abuse, children, evidence, forensic science, murder, news, trials by sally

‘A paedophile accused of killing two nine-year-old girls more than three decades ago has gone on trial for a second time as prosecutors seek to draw on scientific advances in forensics on top of evidence from an original trial.’

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The Guardian, 16th October 2018

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Judge who disparaged one party’s counsel “did not give appearance of bias” – Litigation Futures

‘A judge who was “snide” and disparaging to counsel for one of the parties before her did nonetheless not give the appearance of bias, the High Court has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 15th October 2018

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Jury fails to come to decision in case of teacher who allegedly had sex with pupil in aeroplane toilet – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 11th, 2018 in juries, news, retrials, sexual grooming, sexual offences, teachers, trials by sally

‘A jury has been discharged in the case of a teacher accused of having sex with a student in the toilet of a plane as they returned from a school trip after they failed to reach a verdict.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th October 2018

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Man extradited from Pakistan over eight murders in 2002 Huddersfield house fire – The Independent

Posted October 4th, 2018 in arson, extradition, murder, news, trials by tracey

‘A murder suspect has been extradited to the UK from Pakistan to face trial over a 2002 Yorkshire house fire that left eight people dead.’

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The Independent, 3rd October 2018

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Activists accused of blocking Stansted flight go on trial over terror charge – The Guardian

‘Fifteen activists who locked themselves together around an immigration removal charter flight to prevent its departure from Stansted and displayed a banner proclaiming “mass deportations kill” have gone on trial charged with a terrorist offence.’

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The Guardian, 2nd October 2018

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Trial Of Protestors Who Stopped A Deportation Flight Begins – Rights Info

Posted October 2nd, 2018 in airports, demonstrations, deportation, human rights, news, terrorism, trials by sally

‘The trial of 15 protestors who prevented a deportation flight leaving Stansted airport in March 2017 has begun today at Chelmsford Crown Court. ‘

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Rights Info, 1st October 2018

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Trial of alleged Hatton Garden mastermind ‘Basil’ faces delay due to film about the robbery – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 4th, 2018 in delay, media, news, robbery, trials by sally

‘The trial of an alleged mastermind of the Hatton Garden heist has been delayed until next year following a new blockbuster film release about the robbery.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd September 2018

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Appeal restores restrictions on non-parties’ access to trial documents – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 14th, 2018 in appeals, civil procedure rules, documents, news, trials by sally

‘Access to trial documents by those that are not parties to a particular case is limited to ‘records of the court’, and does not include the likes of trial bundles nor, in general, other trial documents, the Court of Appeal has confirmed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th August 2018

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A very English scandal – New Law Journal

Posted June 25th, 2018 in bias, conspiracy, judges, murder, news, trials, witnesses by sally

‘Alec Samuels shares his reflections on the legal significance of the Jeremy Thorpe case.’

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New Law Journal, 21st June 2018

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“A rich display of competitive dishonesty”: Judge condemns parties for “festival of mendacity” – Litigation Futures

Posted May 23rd, 2018 in evidence, judges, news, trials by tracey

‘A High Court judge has described a case as “a festival of mendacity” in which every witness was “attempting to outdo the other in a rich display of competitive dishonesty”.’

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Litigation Futures, 22nd May 2018

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Guidance on the Capacity to Litigate in Proceedings Involving Children – April 2018 – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted April 26th, 2018 in children, courts, family courts, mental health, trials by tracey

‘This guidance has been produced to assist judges in the Family Court to resolve mental capacity issues concerning parties to family law proceedings. Designed to be practical and accessible, it will point the judge to key rules and statutory provisions. Lawyers instructed in family proceedings may also find this guidance valuable.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 26th April 2018

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The disbelieved: rape accusers’ stories retold on stage – The Guardian

Posted April 25th, 2018 in anonymity, news, rape, theatre, trials by sally

‘When a rape trial ends in acquittal, what do the anonymous women who made the claims do next?’

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The Guardian, 25th April 2018

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Otto Putland trial: Commonwealth swimmer cleared of rape – BBC News

Posted April 11th, 2018 in news, rape, trials by sally

‘A Commonwealth Games swimmer has been cleared of raping a woman after a night out in Cardiff.’

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BBC News, 10th April 2018

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Alfie Evans ‘about to be murdered’, says father after court defeat – The Guardian

Posted March 29th, 2018 in children, euthanasia, human rights, medical treatment, news, trials by tracey

‘The father of seriously-ill Alfie Evans said his son had been “failed disgracefully by the system” after losing a last-ditch legal bid at the European court of human rights.’

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The Guardian, 29th March 2018

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High Court hears how squabbling barristers turned family hearing into “shouting match” – Legal Futures

Posted March 27th, 2018 in advocacy, barristers, news, trials by tracey

‘There is a “concerning tendency on the part of the advocates simply to interrupt each other in an effort to advance their competing submissions”, a High Court judge has said as he reviewed a hearing that turned into a “shouting match”.’

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Legal Futures, 27th March 2018

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No wonder so few people report rape. They are hung out to dry in court – The Guardian

Posted March 22nd, 2018 in complaints, disclosure, news, privacy, rape, trials, victims by sally

‘Fear of intrusive investigations and total loss of privacy make sexual assault victims less likely to make a complaint.’

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The Guardian, 21st March 2018

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