Archive for February 20th, 2008

Bar Council and Justice Renew Warning to Peers over Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill – The Bar Council

“The Bill reaches a crucial stage of its consideration by the Upper House later today. The barristers’ representative body and Justice each object to Clause 42, which would amend the test applied by the Court of Appeal when considering an appeal against conviction, and to Clause 105, which would see more non-legal prosecution staff (‘Designated Case Workers’ – DCWs) conducting serious trials in magistrates’ courts.”

Full press release

The Bar Council, 20th February 2008

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Jealous lover jailed for 18 years – BBC News

“A married father of two who killed his teenage lover has been jailed for life with a judge ordering him to serve a minimum of 18 years in prison.”

Full story

BBC News, 20th February 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

No CPS appeal over terror ruling – BBC News

“The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) will not appeal against a ruling which freed five young Muslims from jail over extremist literature, it has announced.”

Full story

BBC News, 20th February 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Crown awarded “squatter’s rights” – BBC News

“The Queen has won ‘squatter’s rights’ over large tracts of the Severn Estuary in a dispute with a controversial Cardiff businessman.”

Full story

BBC News, 20th February 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

R v Zafar; R v Malik; R v Raja; R v Iqbal; R v Butt – WLR Daily

R v Zafar; R v Malik; R v Raja; R v Iqbal; R v Butt [2008] EWCA Crim 184; [2008] WLR (D) 51


A person possessed an article for terrorist purposes if he possessed it in circumstances which gave rise to a reasonable suspicion that he intended it to be used for the purpose of the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism.” WLR Daily, 19th February 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR sereis the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Jose Gonzalez Gomez and others v Encarnacion Gomez-Monche Vives and others – WLR Daily

Jose Gonzalez Gomez and others v Encarnacion Gomez-Monche Vives and others [2008] EWHC 259 (Ch); [2008] WLR (D) 50

“The words ‘as beneficiary’ contained in art 5(6) of Council Regulation (EC) 44/2001, which provided that a person domiciled in a member state could, in another member state, be sued ‘as … beneficiary of a trust’, required the claimants to show that they were suing a party in its capacity as a beneficiary rather than in the capacity as someone not beneficially entitled to the moneys that were claimed.”

WLR Daily, 19th February 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Pleae note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.


Crawford v Director of Public Prosecutions in the Queen’s Bench Divisional Court – Times Law Reports

Crawford v Director of Public Prosecutions in the Queen’s Bench Divisional Court

Queen’s Bench Divisional Court

“Courts should take great care when imposing orders restricting the reporting of criminal proceedings.”

The Times, 20th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.


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