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Regina (Hope and Glory Public House Ltd) v City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court (Westminster City Council intervening) – WLR Daily

Regina (Hope and Glory Public House Ltd) v City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court (Westminster City Council intervening) [2011] EWCA Civ 31; [2011] WLR (D) 20

“Although an appeal to a magistrates’ court from the decision of a local authority’s licensing committee was a full rehearing on all the evidence the committee’s decision was a relevant matter to be taken into consideration and should only be reversed if the judge was satisfied that the original decision was wrong.”

WLR Daily, 27th January 2011

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.

Virtual court scheme too expensive, says report – The Independent

“Rolling out virtual courts would cost more than it would save, a report found today. A pilot project, in which defendants appeared via video link from a police station for their first appearance at a magistrates’ court, cost £247 more per case than the traditional court process, the study for the Ministry of Justice found.”

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The Independent, 21st December 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Violent offenders escaping with cautions, warn magistrates – Daily Telegraph

“Almost 40,000 violent offenders a year are being handed soft punishments because they are not taken to court, one of the country’s leading magistrates has warned.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th November 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Regina (Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough Council) v East Berkshire Magistrates’ Court – WLR Daily

Regina (Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough Council) v East Berkshire Magistrates’ Court [2010] WLR(D) 264

“Whether an article was a ‘knife’ within the meaning of s 141A(2)(a) of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 was not a pure question of fact, but a question of mixed fact and law; and the justices had erred in law in finding that s 141A did not apply to a grapefruit knife, notwithstanding that it was a cutting instrument consisting of a blade with a handle.”

WLR Daily, 25th October 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.

Top judge Lord Justice Goldring wants to save 34 courts – BBC News

“The senior presiding judge for England and Wales has said he cannot back the closure of 18 of the 103 magistrates’ courts earmarked for closure.”

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BBC News, 21st October 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Middle-aged women magistrates don’t want cases in town halls, says Jonathan Djanogly – Daily Telegraph

“A justice minister has played down plans to use town halls as courtrooms because many magistrates are ‘middle aged women’ who were worried about their security.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th October 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Magistrates order pregnant Muslim to remove veil – Daily Telegraph

“Magistrates ordered a pregnant Muslim woman to remove her veil while she gave evidence against her violent ex-partner.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th October 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk


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