Archive for the 'Crown Court' Category



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.”

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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.”

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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.”

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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.”

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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.”

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Ministry of Justice, 4th March 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk


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