Archive for the 'Crown Court' Category

Modular courts piloted to meet soaring workloads – Ministry of Justice

“Temporary courtrooms are being used to extend a busy crown court and help it to meet its increased workload.”

Full story

Ministry of Justice, 3rd February 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.”

Full story

BBC News, 5th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

More Crown Court trials without jury may go ahead – BBC News

“Two more crown court trials without a jury may be held, just over a month after the first juryless trial for centuries, the BBC has learned.”

Full story

BBC News, 5th May 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Crown Court defendants to be means tested – Ministry of Justice

“Five Crown Courts will today be the first in England and Wales to introduce a new scheme that will ensure people convicted of a crime contribute to their defence costs, where they have the means to do so.”

Full story

Ministry of Justice, 11th January 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Regina v IB – WLR Daily

Regina v IB  [2009] EWCA Crim 2575; [2009] WLR (D) 357

“A ‘cartel offence’ under s 188 of the Enterprise Act 2002 was not a ‘national competition law’ within the meaning of Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2003, so that a Crown Court had jurisdiction to try a prosecution for such an offence although it was not a competition authority designated under art 35 of that Regulation.”

WLR Daily, 10th December 2009

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.

Developments in Crown Court Advocacy – Speech by Lord Judge, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales

Developments in Crown Court Advocacy (PDF)

Speech by Lord Judge, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales

The Kalisher Lecture 2009, 6th October 2009

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

The instruction of prosecution advocates in the Crown Court and payment of counsel by the CPS – HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate

“Inspectors assessed internal and external prosecuting advocates in the Crown Court. Two-thirds were fully competent, including some very good. A quarter of advocates were lacklustre. Only 7.9% were less than competent, including some very poor.”

Full press release

HMcpsi, 16th July 2009

Source: www.hmcpsi.gov.uk

First trial without jury approved – BBC News

“The Court of Appeal has ruled that a criminal trial can take place in front of a judge without a jury for the first time in England and Wales.”

Full story

BBC News, 18th June 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Practice Direction (Criminal Proceedings: Victim Personal Statements; Pleas of Guilty in the Crown Court; Forms) – Times Law Reports

Practice Direction (Criminal proceedings: Victim personal statements; Pleas of guilty in the crown court; forms)

“Amended provisions concerning the practice in criminal proceedings in relation to victim personal statements, pleas of guilty in the crown court and forms would come into force with immediate effect.”

The Times, May 19th 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Why the courts are at breaking point – The Times

“The Crown Court in England and Wales is at ‘breaking point’ after a 5 per cent rise in cases to 136,000 a year, an independent watchdog has found.”

Full story

The Times, 17th March 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Consultations launched on payment of Crown Court defence costs – Ministry of Justice

“Those found guilty of criminal offences may have to pay towards the cost of their defence the government announced today as it published two consultation papers.”

Full story

Ministry of Justice, 6th November 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Increased powers to tackle fradusters – Attorney General’s Office

“Today the Attorney General Baroness Scotland will announce new measures that are designed to prevent fraudsters committing further offences, and ensure that they pay back all the victims of their crimes.”

Full press release

Attrorney-General’s Office, 18th July 2008

Source: http://www.attorneygeneral.gov.uk

Kept a secret by the Justice Ministry, until now. How the judges ran the Crown Court – The Times

“An unprecedented report that exposes an inefficient and judge-centred culture in the Crown Court has been obtained by The Times after a three-year battle with officials determined to suppress it.”

Full story

The Times, 18th March 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Draft joint inspection report on the Crown Court 2004 – Ministry of Justice

“The Ministry of Justice has released a draft report that was prepared in 2003/04 by three criminal justice inspectorates following a joint inspection of the Crown Court … Although the report was not published at the time, and remains in draft format, a recent decision by the Information Commissioner has identified a genuine public interest in the disclosure of the report.”

Full story

Ministry of Justice, 4th March 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk


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