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Divisional Court ruling in relation to the Article 2 Inquest re: Dawn Sturgess

31st July, 2020

Divisional Court addresses the issue of the ruling of the Senior Coroner for Wiltshire and Swindon on the scope of the Article 2 inquest conducted into the death of Dawn Sturgess.

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Vanessa Thomson summarises the case of R v Jason Lawrance

29th July, 2020

Vanessa Thomson has summarised the case of R. v. Jason Lawrance where the Court of Appeal gave consideration to the question of deception and the vitiation of consent. Does a lie by a defendant, that he is infertile, negate ostensible consent given by a complainant?

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Employment Practitioners: New Edition of the Ogden Tables Published

21st July, 2020

The Eighth Edition of the Ogden Tables has just been published. Employment practitioners are assisted by the Tables to calculate pension losses for Claimants.

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Case Summary: R v Connors Building and Regulations Ltd - the test for abuse of Process in HSE prosecutions is the same as in those by the Crown Prosecution Service

17th July, 2020

In this post, Helen Longworth summarises the decision in R v Connors Building and Regulations Ltd. This decision considers abuse of process arguments in HSE prosecutions. Helen is a member of the Specialist Regulatory Advocates panel.

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Jonathan Savage summarises recent Supreme Court Judgement in relation to Paedophile Hunters Evidence

16th July, 2020

The Supreme Court has handed down a judgement on whether the use of evidence obtain by "Paedophile Hunters" breached an individual’s Human Rights.

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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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