Tommy Robinson to face fresh contempt of court proceedings – The Guardian

‘The former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson is facing a fresh hearing over allegations that he committed contempt of court by allegedly filming people involved in a criminal trial and broadcasting footage on social media.’

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The Guardian, 7th March 2019

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Exaggeration not necessarily fundamental dishonesty – Zenith PI

Posted February 22nd, 2019 in evidence, news, personal injuries, time limits, video recordings by tracey

‘Spencer Smith v Ashwell Maintenance Limited (Leicester County Court, 21/1/2019) – claimant who was found to have exaggerated and overstated his difficulties not fundamentally dishonest on the basis that his motive was to convince rather than to deceive.’

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Zenith PI, 21st February 2019

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O2 rapped by Ofcom for slowing down video streaming – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 6th, 2019 in consumer protection, internet, news, telecommunications, video recordings by tracey

‘One of Britain’s biggest mobile phone operators has been criticised by Ofcom for compressing the quality of pictures and videos on its data network for millions of customers, downgrading their quality against net neutrality rules. The telecoms and broadcasting regulator forced O2, which has 25 million UK users, to make changes to its service that managed its network traffic and affected the quality of videos that users streamed or downloaded.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th February 2019

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Charity calls for court to livestream Heathrow third runway challenge – The Guardian

Posted February 4th, 2019 in airports, charities, environmental protection, internet, media, news, video recordings by sally

‘A high court challenge to the government’s controversial plan for a third runway at Heathrow could be opened up to a mass audience through livestreaming for the first time if judges accept a legal argument.’

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The Guardian, 4th February 2019

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Viktorija Sokolova murder: Teenage killer convicted after fingerprint was lifted from video in ‘legal first’ – Daily Telegraph

‘Video footage of a fingerprint helped convict a teenage boy of the “inexplicably” violent murder of a 14-year-old in what is believed to be a legal first.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th December 2018

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Harassment – when new evidence isn’t – Nearly Legal

‘This was Homelets of Bath appeal from first instance judgment against them on Ms T’s claim for harassment under Prevention of Harassment Act 1997 and Protection from Eviction Act 1977, and assault and false imprisonment, with damages to be assessed.’

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Nearly Legal, 21st October 2018

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Teacher banned for life after marrying 13-year-old girl – Daily Telegraph

‘A physics teacher has been banned from the classroom for life after travelling abroad to marry a 13-year-old girl.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th October 2018

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Video hearings pilot: Technical flaws but some positive signs – Litigation Futures

Posted September 18th, 2018 in courts, news, pilot schemes, video recordings by sally

‘An independent evaluation of an online video hearing pilot run by HM Courts and Tribunal Service (HMCTS) has found it was beset by technical failures, ended up much smaller than envisaged, and warned that the participants could be “self-selecting”.’

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Litigation Futures, 18th September 2018

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How paedophile’s hands led to his conviction – BBC News

Posted August 15th, 2018 in child abuse, evidence, forensic science, news, rape, video recordings by sally

‘In July 2014, police in Manchester arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion of filming himself raping a child. In the video, the face of the perpetrator was hidden but his hands were visible.’

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BBC News, 15th August 2018

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Whitburn GP Thair Altaii jailed for secretly filming women – BBC News

Posted August 15th, 2018 in doctors, news, sentencing, video recordings, voyeurism by sally

‘A GP who had 19,000 images and videos of female patients on his home computer has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 14th August 2018

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Video hearings “will not supplant” face-to-face, says HMCTS – Legal Futures

Posted July 31st, 2018 in courts, dispute resolution, news, tribunals, video recordings by sally

‘Video hearings will not supplant face-to-face hearings in the majority of cases before the courts, even after their use is expanded, the deputy director of HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has predicted.’

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Legal Futures, 31st July 2018

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CPS fined £325k for losing DVDs containing victim interviews – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 18th, 2018 in encryption, fines, news, victims, video recordings by tracey

‘The Crown Prosecution Service has been fined £325,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office for losing unencrypted DVDs containing interviews with 15 victims of child sex abuse to be used at a trial. The sanction comes just over two years after being fined £200,000 for losing sensitive material.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 17th May 2018

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Former policeman jailed after filming himself raping woman – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 18th, 2018 in news, rape, sentencing, video recordings by tracey

‘A former special constable filmed himself raping a drunken woman who thought she was having sex with another man, a court heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th May 2018

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Female police officer sues Met for £200,000 after having to watch 100 child rape videos – Daily Telegraph

‘A policewoman is suing the Metropolitan Police for £200,000, in what is thought to be the first case of its kind, after having to watch 100 child abuse videos.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th May 2018

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Police force hit with £130k monetary penalty for losing rape victim interview – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 6th, 2018 in data protection, encryption, fines, news, police, rape, victims, video recordings by sally

‘The Information Commissioner’s Office has imposed a £130,000 monetary penalty on Humberside Police after disks containing a video interview of an alleged rape victim went missing.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 5th April 2018

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MPs outline concerns about government’s push for digital justice – Legal Futures

Posted March 2nd, 2018 in courts, electronic filing, news, select committees, video recordings by tracey

‘MPs have expressed concern about the government’s “evident preference” for virtual and online justice over traditional, court-based models without the evidence base to justify it.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd March 2018

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First video courts to be used in the UK within weeks – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 16th, 2018 in courts, news, pilot schemes, video recordings by sally

‘The first video courts are to be used in the UK within weeks as a pilot scheme is launched.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th February 2018

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Teacher who filmed up schoolgirls’ skirts will not face prosecution as judge rules it’s not illegal – The Independent

‘An assistant headteacher who used his mobile phone to film up schoolgirls’ skirts will not face prosecution after a judge ruled his actions were not illegal.’

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The Independent, 7th November 2017

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Videos: High Court judges talk about their work – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted November 3rd, 2017 in judges, news, video recordings by tracey

‘For those thinking of applying to the High Court we asked serving High Court judges and a former High Court judge why they applied, what their preconceptions were and what their experience has been.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 2nd November 2017

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The rise of covert recordings in family proceedings – Family Law

Posted October 27th, 2017 in children, evidence, family courts, news, video recordings by sally

‘Last week Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division of the High Court, said that covert recording had become a ‘much more pressing issue’ in family proceedings. In particular he highlighted the increased prevalence of recordings of children, other family members and even professionals being placed before the courts as evidence to support one party’s position or to undermine the others.’

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Family Law, 27th October 2017

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