Archive for the 'defence' Category

Government rules out appealing defence costs cap judgment – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Law Society has welcomed the government’s decision not to appeal against Chancery Lane’s recent court victory in defeating the previous administration’s plans to make acquitted defendants pay most of the costs of their own defence.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 7th July 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Regina v R (L) – WLR Daily

Regina v R (L) [2010] EWCA Crim 924; [2010] WLR (D) 126

“Where a defendant was charged with offences relating to indecent images of children, arrangements to provide his lawyers with copies of those images for the sole purpose of discharging their professional responsibilities to the defendant, and the acceptance by them of access to the material for that purpose, could not in any circumstances be regarded as criminal. Where the Crown had possession of such material it had to propose satisfactory arrangements to enable the defendant to have confidential, private discussions of the material with his lawyers, unsupervised and unobserved by police officers or Crown representatives.”

WLR Daily, 18th May 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.

Appeal court upholds ruling that CPS case was abuse of process – Law Society’s Gazette

“A prosecution for possession of indecent images of a child has been stayed as an abuse of process after the Crown Prosecution Service refused to make copies of the images for the defence, claiming that to do so would lead CPS staff to commit an offence.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 20th May 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Reforming the illegality defence – Law Commission

“This project looks at the way that the law of contract, trusts and tort reponds when a claimant has been involved in some form of illegal conduct.”

Full press release

Law Commission, 23rd January 2009

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

When crime is used as an excuse – BBC News

“Three men who took part in the brutal murder of special constable Nisha Patel-Nasri, have been jailed for life.”

Full story

BBC News, 25th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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