Lord Janner child sex abuse charges: Former Labour MP expected to appear in court – The Independent

‘Lord Janner is expected to appear in court to face child abuse charges after his lawyers lost a High Court bid to prevent him having to attend.’

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The Independent, 14th August 2015

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Lord Janner lawyers challenge court attendance ruling – The Guardian

Posted August 11th, 2015 in child abuse, elderly, human rights, news, trials by sally

‘A high court judge will consider whether it was unlawful to order dementia sufferer Lord Janner to appear in court in person to face child sexual abuse charges.’

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The Guardian, 11th August 2015

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Max Clifford to stand trial on indecent assault charge – BBC News

Posted August 11th, 2015 in news, sexual offences, trials by sally

‘Former celebrity publicist Max Clifford is to stand trial in February accused of indecently assaulting a 17-year-old girl.’

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BBC News, 10th August 2015

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Lord Janner abuse proceedings to start in court – BBC News

Posted August 7th, 2015 in child abuse, elderly, evidence, mental health, news, trials by tracey

‘Criminal proceedings against Lord Janner over allegations of child sexual abuse in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s are to begin later. The Westminster Magistrates’ Court case comes after a review overturned a Crown Prosecution Service decision not to bring charges because of his dementia.’

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BBC News, 7th August 2015

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Regina v Brown (Edward) – WLR Daily

Posted August 4th, 2015 in appeals, crime, law reports, mental health, privilege, restraint, trials by sally

Regina v Brown (Edward) [2015] EWCA Crim 1328; [2015] WLR (D) 344

‘By way of an additional common law qualification or exception to the inviolable nature of legal professional privilege, and in what was likely to be an extremely narrow band of cases, it was appropriate to impose a requirement that particular individuals could be present at discussions between an individual and his lawyers if there was a real possibility that the meeting would be misused for a purpose, or in a manner, that involved impropriety amounting to an abuse of the privilege that justified interference.’

WLR Daily, 29th July 2015

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Kiani v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Kiani v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWCA Civ 776; [2015] WLR (D) 325

‘The requirements of the right to a fair trial in article 6 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms depended on the context and all the circumstances of the case. In a security case an individual was not entitled to full article 6 rights if to accord him such rights would jeopardise the efficacy of the vetting regime itself. The same approach was taken under European Union law.’

WLR Daily, 21st July 2015

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Review of possible miscarriages of justice – Attorney General’s Office

‘Mark Ellison QC and Alison Morgan’s review on the impact of undisclosed undercover police activity on the safety of convictions.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 16th July 2015

Source: www.gov.uk/ago

Criminal trials could take place in town halls to save money, says Michael Gove -Daily Telegraph

Posted July 16th, 2015 in courts, criminal procedure, electronic monitoring, magistrates, news, trials by tracey

‘Magistrates’ courts could meet in town halls or even hotel suites in a bid to save money, the Justice Secretary has said. Michael Gove confirmed there will be a new programme of court closures but the minister stressed he was keen to retain the way justice is dispensed at a local level.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th July 2015

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Legal aid restrictions for domestic abuse loosened – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 9th, 2015 in domestic violence, evidence, legal aid, news, regulations, trials, victims by sally

‘The government has loosened a controversial restriction preventing some victims of domestic abuse from accessing legal aid.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 8th July 2015

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Lynette White: Civil action after failed police corruption trial – BBC News

Posted June 24th, 2015 in corruption, DNA, evidence, murder, news, police, trials by sally

‘A date has been set for High Court civil action following the collapse of the UK’s biggest police corruption trial.’

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BBC News, 23rd June 2015

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Murderer seeks to overturn ban on secret evidence going to Strasbourg – The Guardian

Posted June 23rd, 2015 in evidence, human rights, intelligence services, media, news, Supreme Court, trials by tracey

‘A convicted murderer who claims he is the victim of a miscarriage of justice is seeking to overturn a ban on secret evidence about the security services being disclosed to European judges. The supreme court’s hearing of the unprecedented case of Wang Yam could add to the strain on the UK’s relationship with the European court of human rights (ECHR).’

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The Guardian, 22nd June 2015

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Consultation on proposed amendments to allocation guideline – Sentencing Council

Posted June 19th, 2015 in Crown Court, magistrates, press releases, trials by tracey

‘The Sentencing Council has launched a consultation on proposed amendments to the allocation guideline.’

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Sentencing Council, 19th June 2015

Source: http://sentencingcouncil.judiciary.gov.uk

Defendants should be allowed to waive their right to trial by jury – The Guardian

Posted June 19th, 2015 in appeals, criminal justice, juries, news, trials by tracey

‘The UK criminal justice system needs to do more with less. Sir Brian Leveson’s recommendations would introduce some sensible flexibility to it.’

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The Guardian, 18th June 2015

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Divorcee Michelle Young to be sued over financing of bitter legal battle – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 8th, 2015 in contracts, costs, divorce, news, trials by sally

‘Saga of divorce battle takes extraordinary new twist as financial backers plan to sue her for breach of contract.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th June 2015

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Terror trial collapses after fears of deep embarrassment to security services – The Guardian

Posted June 2nd, 2015 in intelligence services, news, terrorism, trials by sally

‘The prosecution of a Swedish national accused of terrorist activities in Syria has collapsed at the Old Bailey after it became clear Britain’s security and intelligence agencies would have been deeply embarrassed had a trial gone ahead, the Guardian can reveal.’

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The Guardian, 1st June 2015

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Treason! Magna Carta barons face trial 800 years on – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 18th, 2015 in magna carta, news, royal family, rule of law, treason, trials by sally

‘The Barons and Bishops who forced King John to sign Magna Carta, enshrining key rights such as rule of law and protection of property, are to face “charges of treason” – 800 years after the historic document was written.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th May 2015

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Local authorities and judicial review: they should not put their heads completely in the sands – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted May 7th, 2015 in costs, judicial review, local government, news, planning, trials by sally

‘Out of what some may think to be an everyday spat between the Co-Op (existing supermarket) and an out-of-town supermarket proposer, comes a salutary reminder from Singh J that local authorities cannot behave like private litigants when they are judicially reviewed. Different rules apply.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 7th May 2015

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

DJ Neil Fox to face November trial over sex charges – BBC News

Posted May 5th, 2015 in news, sexual offences, trials by sally

‘DJ Neil Fox will stand trial on sex charges on 5 November, a London court has ruled.’

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BBC News, 1st May 2015

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Practice Note Regarding Chancery Fixed-End Trials – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted May 1st, 2015 in practice directions, time limits, trials by tracey

‘Practice Note Regarding Chancery Fixed-End Trials.’

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 28th April 2015

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Lord Janner’s alleged victims seek formal review of DPP decision – The Guardian

‘A group of people who say they were abused by Lord Janner are seeking a formal review of the decision not to prosecute the former Labour MP following child sex abuse claims.’
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The Guardian, 28th April 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk