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

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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

Source: www.theguardian.com

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

Source: www.byromstreet.com

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

Source: www.out-law.com

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

Bedfordshire detective jailed for filming sex act in child’s bedroom – BBC News

‘A detective has been jailed for filming himself performing a sex act in a child’s bedroom while on duty.’

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BBC News, 18th August 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Publishing salacious material as public interest besmirches press freedom – The Guardian

‘Seedy legal plea to name couple filmed having sex by police officer Adrian Pogmore is anything but a matter of high principle.’

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The Guardian, 13th August 2017

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Police helicopter crew cleared of using chopper to spy on couple having sex – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 7th, 2017 in aircraft, news, police, professional conduct, video recordings by sally

‘Two police officers and two pilots accused of misusing a force helicopter to film naked sunbathers and a couple having sex have been cleared of all charges.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th August 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Rugby coach jailed for filming hundreds of boys – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A self-employed rugby union coach has been jailed after molesting young boys and filming hundreds of videos using spy cameras hidden in changing rooms.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 29th June 2017

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Police force fined £150k after unencrypted DVDs lost in the post – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 5th, 2017 in data protection, encryption, fines, news, police, victims, video recordings by tracey

‘Greater Manchester Police has been fined £150,000 after three unencrypted DVDs containing footage of interviews with victims of violent or sexual crimes were lost in the post.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 4th May 2017

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Parents film children to win custody battles in bitter divorce cases – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 10th, 2017 in children, custody, divorce, evidence, news, video recordings by sally

‘Desperate parents are increasingly resorting to filming or recording their children in an attempt to win custody in bitter divorce cases, lawyers have said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th April 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Mobile phone thieves jailed after police pursuit on M11 – The Guardian

‘Dramatic footage showing a mobile phone thief trying to escape police by driving the wrong way on the M11 has been released as the driver and his accomplice were jailed.’

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The Guardian, 3rd April 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Lord chief justice attacks Liz Truss for failing to back article 50 judges – The Guardian

‘The lord chief justice, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, has launched a forthright attack on the justice secretary, Liz Truss, for her failure last year to defend judges who were branded “enemies of the people”.’

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The Guardian, 22nd March 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

MPs cite anti-terror law over Google ‘inaction’ on far-Right group’s video – Daily Telegraph

‘Google risked breaking anti-terrorism laws by allegedly failing to remove illegal recruitment videos by a banned far-Right group, MPs have suggested.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st March 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Rape victims to be spared ordeal of cross-examination in court – The Guardian

Posted March 20th, 2017 in cross-examination, news, rape, sexual offences, trials, victims, video recordings by tracey

‘New measures to spare alleged rape victims from facing live cross-examination in court will be rolled out as part of changes being made by the justice secretary.’

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The Guardian, 19th March 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Greater protection for rape victims and children at risk of grooming – Ministry of Justice

‘New offence of sexual communication with a child will be introduced, and measures to support victims of sex crimes accelerated.’

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Ministry of Justice, 19th March 2017

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Police body-worn video leads to domestic abuse conviction – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Police body-worn video evidence has been used to prosecute a man who assaulted a woman and a boy.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 10th March 2017

Source: www.cps.gov.uk