Archive for January 5th, 2011

Prosecution of driver who warned others of speed trap defended by CPS – Daily Telegraph

“The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has defended its decision to prosecute a driver who flashed his lights at other motorists to warn them of a mobile police speed trap.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th January 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Family mediation – an alternative to courts – Ministry of Justice

“The first working day of the year is when lawyers, marriage counsellors and family mediators report the most enquiries from people intending to separate — which has sometimes led to it being coined ‘Divorce Day’ by the media.”

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Ministry of Justice, 4th January 2011

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Most child offenders should not face court, says report – BBC News

“The government is being urged to end Crown Court trials for children in England and Wales.”

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BBC News, 5th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Huscroft v P & O Ferries Ltd – WLR Daily

Huscroft v P & O Ferries Ltd [2010] EWCA Civ 148; [2010] WLR (D) 348

“CPR r 3.1(3), which permitted a court to attach conditions to the making of an order, was intended to control the future conduct of proceedings and not to punish previous misconduct.”

WLR Daily, 4th January 2011

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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

Regina v C – WLR Daily

Regina v C [2010] EWCA Crim 2971; [2011] WLR (D) 347

“Where a defendant wished to challenge evidence of earlier convictions which the Crown sought to deploy as relevant to the question of whether the defendant was responsible for the commission of the offences for which he was on trial, the defendant’s bare assertion that he did not commit those earlier offences was inadequate; it was essential that the defendant provide a detailed defence statement identifying all the ingredients of the case which he proposed to advance for the purpose of discharging the evidential burden of proving that he did not commit the earlier offences.”

WLR Daily, 23rd December 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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

Women win £200,000 payout over pill implant pregnancies – Daily Telegraph

“Nearly £200,000 in compensation has been paid to women who have become pregnant or been hurt after they were fitted with a popular contraceptive implant.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th January 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Parliament’s expenses watchdog launches review – BBC News

“Parliament’s expenses watchdog is launching a public consultation after criticism over the way it is run.”

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BBC News, 5th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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