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18 results for: criminal law and appeals
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Investigative journalist and crime author, Graham Johnson, has had his application for permission to appeal against sentence heard in the...

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Welcome to the January 2022 edition of the DSC Criminal Appeals Bulletin. 

The Bulletin is aimed at assisting those involved in appellate...

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Private criminal prosecutions, those brought in the criminal courts by corporate entities or individuals, have increased in recent years...

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The Court of Appeal continues to grapple with the difficult and nuanced questions that arise in the sentencing of people with mental...

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Many remand prisoners will have a considerable amount of time to ponder the evidence against them and conclude that some aspect of the...

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James Wood QC discusses recent sentence appeals on minimum terms in discretionary life sentences. He 

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James Wood QC reviews two recent Hong Kong judgments in which the Hong Kong High Court interpreted the Law of the Peoples Republic of...

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1. Fichardo [2020] EWCA Crim 667 is the latest in a long line of authorities addressing the criteria for leave to cross-examine a witness...

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Recent weeks have seen a concerning trend of police overreach and casual criminalisation, often of young or other potentially vulnerable...

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Last week, the National Crime Agency deployed account freezing orders to secure £190 million held in the UK.  Malik Riaz, a property...

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In this article James Wood QC considers some of the policy reasons which apparently lie behind an increasing willingness  in the...

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Crime and punishment are common fodder for British newspapers. Offences of violence, sex, and dishonesty are the usual (and depressing)...