Archive for the 'criminal procedure' Category

Expert Evidence in Criminal Trials – Law Commission

“This project addressed the admissibility of expert evidence in criminal proceedings in England and Wales. In a criminal trial, a jury or magistrates’ court is required to determine disputed factual issues. Experts in a relevant field are often called as witnesses to help the fact-finding body understand and interpret evidence with which that body is unfamiliar.”

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Law Commission, 22nd March 2011

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Justice system delays endemic, research shows – Law Society’s Gazette

“Law Society research submitted to the government last week has identified a ‘lack of communication’ pervading the justice system that is causing delays throughout the process.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 24th February 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Regina v Hoath; Regina v Standage – WLR Daily

Regina v Hoath; Regina v Standage [2011] WLR (D) 22

“Where a defendant had been given a statutory right of appeal against a refusal to vary a sexual offences prevention order the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division was not precluded from exercising its normal powers on an appeal where there was no express statutory power to make an order on the appeal.”

WLR Daily, 27th 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.

Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2010 published – Ministry of Justice

“Amendments to the Criminal Procedure Rules will come in to force on 4 October 2010.”

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Ministry of Justice, 11th August 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Regina v B (F); Same v P (A); Same v C (J) – WLR Daily

Regina v B (F); Same v P (A); Same v C (J) [2010] EWCA Crim 1857; [2010] WLR (D) 21

“A judge sitting in the Crown Court had no power to quash an indictment simply because he did not believe that the proceedings were appropriately brought or were not in the public interest when compared with his assessment of the needs of other cases and that had not changed as a result of the introduction of the Criminal Procedure Rules 2010.”

WLR Daily, 30th July 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.

Rymer v Director of Public Prosecutions – WLR Daily

Rymer v Director of Public Prosecutions [2010] EWHC 1848 (Admin); [2010] WLR (D) 197

“A defendant who had pleaded guilty by post in response to a written charge in respect of summary offences and who had been convicted by the justices in his absence pursuant to s 12(4) of the Magistrates’ Court Act 1980 did not have an automatic right to change his plea at a resumed hearing after the case had been adjourned for sentencing pursuant to s 12(5) of the 1980 Act.”

WLR Daily, 22nd July 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.

Lord chief justice calls for shorter cases – Law Society’s Gazette

“The lord chief justice has called for family and criminal cases to be shortened.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 22nd July 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk


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