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

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Videolinks in court trials undermine justice system, says report – The Guardian

Posted October 23rd, 2017 in courts, criminal justice, internet, news, reports, video recordings by sally

‘Video-conferencing threatens defendants’ rights and undermines trust in the justice system, according to a report on the government’s drive towards so-called “trial by Skype”.’

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The Guardian, 23rd October 2017

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Case Law Update – Byrom Street Chambers

‘This paper examines a selection of those of the more interesting cases to those acting for defendants over the past two years.’

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Byrom Street Chambers, 26th September 2017

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High Court judge grants malicious falsehood and data protection injunctions over video content – OUT-LAW.com

‘A UK businessman has been barred from repeating false statements he made about a rival company and one of its senior employees, and ordered not to process the personal data of that employee again.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th October 2017

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Home Office funds new video enabled justice programme – Home Office

Posted September 5th, 2017 in courts, evidence, news, pilot schemes, police, victims, video recordings by sally

‘A new video link scheme designed to improve the way police officers give evidence and free up more time for front line duties will be piloted thanks to an £11m government cash injection.’

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Home Office, 4th September 2017

Source: www.gov.uk

Jailed YouTuber: ‘Not proud’ of prank – BBC News

Posted September 4th, 2017 in imprisonment, internet, news, threatening behaviour, video recordings by sally

‘A YouTuber jailed for his part in a prank on the public says he is “sorry if he frightened people”.’

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BBC News, 3rd September 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk