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Hearsay and the Criminal Procedure Rules article - Jonathan Savage

30th June, 2020

Jonathan Savage provides this useful summary of the recent decision in R -v- Smith EWCA Crim 777, which served as a useful reminder of the importance of adhering the Criminal Procedure Rules when seeking to adduce hearsay evidence.

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ZXC v Bloomberg - right to anonymity for suspects of criminal investigations - Adam White

30th June, 2020

Adam White, our current criminal pupil, analyses the recent authority of ZXC v Bloomberg and the issue of whether the suspects of criminal investigations should be subject to anonymity.

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Sentencing Council Guidance on Covid 19 – Robert Smith

30th June, 2020

Following a recent statement from the Sentencing Council, Robert Smith provides a short summary of how sentencing courts should take the current pandemic into account when sentencing offenders.

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9 St John Street Criminal Team Bulletin - Issue 8

30th June, 2020

As the courts open themselves up for increased business, we look forward to meeting with our professional and lay clients and working towards some normality. We are always here to assist.

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When is an appeal academic?

29th June, 2020

Patel v Wolverhampton College EAT - Before the Employment Tribunal, the Claimant had advanced numerous heads of claim; including allegations of race discrimination. There followed a series of orders by which aspects of the claims were struck out...

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Robert Lassey joins Chambers

26th June, 2020

9 St John Street are pleased to announce Robert Lassey has joined from Kenworthy's Chambers where he developed a busy Employment and Criminal practice.

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Equality Statement

23rd June, 2020

As a Chambers involved in the administration of justice we denounce all discrimination including systemic and institutional racism and all racial violence.

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The new amendments to PD 22 and 32 considered by the court for the first time - David Calvert

19th June, 2020

In what is likely to be one of the very first decisions over the interpretation of the new PD22 and PD32 (the new statement of truth and the requirements as to the contents of a statement in a foreign language) David Calvert successfully argued on behalf of TUI UK (the Defendant) that the provisions should only apply to a witness statement signed after the new rules came into effect (April 2020), and should not apply to statements signed before that date but subsequently served after that date.

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9 St John Street's Hayley Bennett comments on the case of R v Paul Anthony Jones [2020] EWCA Crim 764

19th June, 2020

The case of Jones not only affirms the case of Manning, but goes further; the Court of Appeal have made it plain that the current prison conditions can and should be given weight not just when considering whether a defendant should be sent to custody, but also when deciding the length of any custodial sentence.

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New Approach to the Sentencing of "Paedophile Hunter" Cases

18th June, 2020

9 St John Street's Jonathan Savage looks at the impact of a recent Court of Appeal case which changes the approach to sentencing certain sexual offences.

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