Archive for the 'evidence' Category

Police officer who struck Ian Tomlinson could face manslaughter trial – The Guardian

“Britain’s most senior prosecutor has said he was considering whether to prosecute the police officer who attacked Ian Tomlinson for manslaughter after an inquest jury found that the newspaper seller had been unlawfully killed.”

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The Guardian, 4th May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Tomlinson inquest: Review to test evidence for a criminal trial – The Guardian

“The director of public prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC, has ordered a review of his decision last year not to prosecute anyone in connection with the death of Ian Tomlinson.”

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The Guardian, 4th May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

North Shore Ventures Ltd v Anstead Holdings Inc and others – WLR Daily

North Shore Ventures Ltd v Anstead Holdings Inc and others [2011] EWHC 910 (Ch); [2011] WLR (D) 138

“Para 1.5 of Practice Direction 39A supplementing CPR Pt 39 did not deem a hearing to be in private which had not been listed as a private matter. The general rule for proceedings to be held in public unless otherwise stated applied to proceedings not listed in private.”

WLR Daily, 13th April 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Accused wins appeal after judge told him: ‘Shut your mouth’ – Daily Telegraph

“A defendant who was told by a judge to “shut your mouth and listen” just before he had to give evidence on why he had two knives in his car has had his subsequent convictions overturned.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th April 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Drug lord Curtis Warren’s conviction stands after supreme court rejects plea – The Guardian

“One of Britain’s most notorious drug dealers, Curtis Warren, has lost a legal battle that would have led to his conviction being overturned.”

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The Guardian, 28th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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

Drink drivers lose right to demand blood tests – Daily Telegraph

“Motorists who are marginally over the limit are to lose the right to demand a blood test under the biggest changes to drink-drive law in over 40 years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st March 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk


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