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Month: November 2011


27.11.11

Blogger summoned to Leveson Inquiry

Political blogger Paul “Guido Fawkes” staines has been summoned to appear at the Leveson Inquiry after Alistair Campbell’s evidence was published online. A statement issued by the Leveson Inquiry read: “Lord Justice Leveson was extremely concerned to hear that, on November 27 2011, a copy of the evidence that Mr Alastair Campbell intended to provide…

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25.11.11

Rail regulator prosecutes Network Rail for Elsenham double fatality

The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) has started criminal proceedings against Network Rail for breaches of health and safety law which led to the deaths of two teenage girls at Elsenham station footpath crossing in December 2005. The prosecution follows the conclusion of ORR’s reopened investigation into the deaths of Olivia Bazlinton and Charlotte Thompson,…

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22.11.11

Abusive language alone cannot found conviction

In an important judgment in Harvey v Director of Public Prosecutions 2011 LTL 18/11/2011, Mr Justice Bean allowed an appeal against conviction for an offence under section 5 Public Order Act 1986. The appellant had been convicted by Magistrates after the Court heard he used the word ‘fuck’ three times whilst being searched by police officers….

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15.11.11

High Court orders removal of Solicitors from Hell website from internet

Brett Wilson LLP has secured an injunction on behalf of the Law society, a named law firm and a named solicitor against Rick Kordowski, the operator of www.solicitorsfromhell.co.uk. The injunction – which requires the immediate removal of the website -followed a successful application for judgment in default against Mr Kordowski.  Representative proceedings had been brought by the claimants on…

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12.11.11

Harry Redknapp to stand trial for cheating revenue

Harry Redknapp and former Portsmouth football club chairman Milan Mandaric will stand trial at southwark Crown Court on 23 January 2012.  The two count indictment alleges that Mandaric and Redknapp arranged for Mandaric to make payments to an account held by Redknapp in Monacco with an intent to defraud the revenue.  The payments are alleged to…

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8.11.11

No Article 6 Protection in Civil Asset Recovery Proceedings

In Gale and another v serious Organised Crime Agency 2011  UKsC 49 the supreme Court was asked to consider the application of Article 6 to Part 5 civil recovery proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. Mr and Mrs Gale had been made the subject of a civil recovery order at first instance by Griffith Williams J….

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