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General Crime Links & Legislation

Some of the legislation

Crime and Courts Act 2013
Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders 2012
Policing and Crime Act 2009
Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008
Serious Crime Act 2007
Police and Justice Act 2006
Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006
Criminal Procedure Rules 2005
Criminal Justice Act 2003
Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001
Crime and Disorder Act 1998
Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996
Criminal Appeal Act 1995

Some of our recent notable cases

R v T and others (2010)
Leading case on jury tampering involving public interest immunity issues.
[2009] EWCA Crim 1035 18/6/2009
Adrian Eissa

R (on the app. of V) v Redbridge Magistrates’ Court & Director of Public Prosecutions (2009) (no link available)
A decision of a magistrates’ court to proceed to summarily try an accused for an offence of driving whilst disqualified rather than determining whether he was fit to stand trial rendered the subsequent trial unfair.
[2009] EWHC 836 11/3/2009
Maya Sikand

R (on the app of D) v Sheffield Youth Court (2008)
Successful challenge by judicial review of youth court’s decision to re-open the issue of mode of trial. Whether a magistrates’ court had the power to correct a procedural error (where a guilty plea was entered before venue was considered) using its powers under s142 of the MCA 1980.
[2008] EWHC 601 (Admin) 6/3/2008
Maya Sikand

R v IK, AB KA (2007)
Re. the application of the principle of double jeopardy to proceedings before SIAC and to concurrent criminal proceedings.
[2007] EWCA Crim 971 27/4/2007. Reported at (2007) 2 Cr App R 15.
Ed Grieves

R (W) v Brent Youth Court (2006)
Judicial review; challenge to mode of trial decision.
[2006] EWHC 95 (Admin) 13/1/06. Reported at (2006) ACD 40
Maya Sikand

Lambert, Ali & Jordan (2001) (no link)
Diminished responsibility and reverse burdens of proof
[2001] EWCA 31/7/01. Reported at [2001] 1 Cr App R 14
Rajiv Menon

Reid & others (2001) (no link)
Criminal sentencing and appeal against conviction following disclosure of psychiatric evidence
[2001] EWCA Crim 1806 31/7/01
Rajiv Menon

R v Heggart (2000) (no link)
Deals with the issue of disclosure and that the old custom of blacking out telephone numbers on cad reports should stop.
30/11/00. Reported at [2001] 4 Archbold News 2, ca (page 1257 Archbold 2002);
Keir Monteith

R v D (2000) (no link)
Leading authority on duplicity and jury unanimity
27/7/00. Reported at [2001] 1 Cr App R 13
Alistair Edie

R v Derek Bentley (1998)
Craig and Bentley murder case and now the leading authority on the Court of Appeal’s approach to developments in the law since conviction.
[1998] EWCA Crim 2516 30/7/98. Reported at (2001) 1 Cr App R. 21
Henry Blaxland QC

Useful links

The Judiciary of England & Wales
Criminal Courts Review (Lord Justice Auld’s Review)
Serious Organised Crime Agency
JUSTICE Guide ‘EU Criminal Procedure: a general defence practitioner’s guide’
Youth Justice Board
Probation Boards Association
Criminal Cases Review Commission
Home Office Crime Research and Statistics
Code of Practice for Victims of Crime (April 2006)
Delia Venables Legal Resources – links to wide ranging legal resources

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