Archive for the 'trials' Category

Old Bailey hears how judge wrestled defendant to the floor – The Guardian

“Court hears how Paul Reid’s alleged escape bid was thwarted by a double rugby-tackle from judge Douglas Marks Moore.”

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The Guardian, 8th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

CPS pays compensation over sex assault case – The Independent

“The Crown Prosecution Service has agreed to pay £16,000 compensation to a woman over the handling of a serious sexual assault allegation, it was reported today.”

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The Independent, 20th September 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Asil Nadir trial could be ‘prosecutorial nightmare’, warn experts – The Guardian

“A lengthy jury trial of the 69-year-old would be a ‘prosecutorial nightmare’ unprecedented in the history of the Serious Fraud Office, legal experts with knowledge of the case warned.”

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The Guardian, 26th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Regina v Dunn – WLR daily

Regina v Dunn [2010] EWCA Crim 1823; [2010] WLR (D) 207

“The fact that an appeal from the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division only lay to the Supreme Court if the Court of Appeal certified that a point of law of general public importance was involved in its decision did not amount to a denial of the essence of an appellant’s right of access to the Supreme Court and was not incompatible with articles 6 and 14 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.”

WLR Daily, 28th July 2010

Source: www.lawreports.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.

Lord chief justice defends trial by jury – Law Society’s Gazette

“The lord chief justice emphasised the importance of trial by jury last week as the Court of Appeal overturned two High Court decisions that trials could proceed without a jury.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 29th July 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

The High Court’s jurisdiction in relation to criminal proceedings – Law Commission

“The High Court has supervisory power over the Crown Court, but it is limited. It does not include ‘matters relating to trial on indictment’. The reason for this limitation is that it is in the interests of justice for trials to proceed without being delayed by appeals and applications to the High Court.”

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Law Commission, 27th July 2010

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Lord chief justice calls for shorter cases – Law Society’s Gazette

“The lord chief justice has called for family and criminal cases to be shortened.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 22nd July 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk


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