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


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