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Wednesday, 12 December 2018 15:38

Another Wessex Success

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Another win for Wessex! The case of Galbraith which allows an advocate to ask the court to dismiss a case where the evidence presented by the prosecution is unreliable or so tenuous that it would be unsafe to reach a verdict upon is rarely used in the magistrates court and where used is rarely successful.
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Guardian columnist Afua Hirsch reviews Helena Kennedy QC’s latest book, Eve was Shamed, which she says gives readers ‘cold, hard facts’ about how women are treated in the criminal justice system.
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Management consultants asked to conduct an independent review of the government's ambitious court reform programme warned the lord chancellor in 2016 that the reforms would fail unless specific risks were tackled, the Gazette has learned.
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Half a dozen Crown court sentences have been increased this month after the government’s chief law officers referred them to the Court of Appeal for being too low.
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Prosecutors and police are failing to investigate thousands of cases including fraud, rape and modern slavery efficiently because the required skills and resources are critically low, the outgoing director of public prosecutions has said in a newspaper interview that has sparked widespread anger.
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