After a gap of 4 months jury trials have resumed at York Crown Court.
Over the last few weeks many Courts across the country have trialled protocols to restore as many contested hearings to the lists as can be safely accommodated.
A man who bit his partners nose and repeatedly punched her in the face has been jailed at Leeds Crown Court.
Teenage cocaine dealer with handgun sentenced – 3 court hearings and 3 conferences all held virtually post lockdown – Ben Thomas defends.
The defendant, Amaan Mirza was caught in possession of a loaded Glock handgun, 16 rounds of ammunition and thousands of pounds worth of cocaine in Middlesbrough on two separate occasions.
A prison officer has been jailed for having an affair with a convicted drug dealer at HMP Wakefield. Millie Kirk had sent over a thousand text messages to John Anslow on an illegal burner phone during their six-month relationship at the maximum security jail. Anslow was reportedly one of Britain’s most wanted criminals – and […]
Obligations in relation to electronic records and devices: fresh guidance from the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
R v Carl Bater-James and Sultan Mohammed  EWCA Crim 790 – case comment by Julian Jones
Masked lockdown gunman spared extended jail sentence – Mark McKone defends A masked man who tried to fire a shotgun at a house in an attempt to scare his intended victim has been jailed at Bradford Crown Court. John Semeniuk had pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence in […]
Join the well-being discussion on “Parental leave during the pandemic and preparing to get back to an uncertain workplace”
Join the well-being discussion on “Parental leave during the pandemic and preparing to get back to an uncertain workplace” Yesterday we ran an online seminar “Parental leave during the pandemic – preparing to get back to an uncertain workplace”. 25 barristers and solicitors attended and psychotherapist, Wendy Showell Nicholas facilitated discussion and was available to […]
Professional footballer Tyrell Robinson appeared at Bradford Crown Court yesterday and pleaded guilty to engaging in sexual activity with a child and distributing an indecent image of a child via Snapchat.
Ellie Mitten reviews the recent changes to early release provisions for certain offences, implemented on 1st April 2020 by The Release of Prisoners (Alteration of Relevant Proportion of Sentence) Order 2020.