Archive

Here you will find many of Garden Court North Chambers’ old newsletters. Please remember that some newsletters are very old and the law may have changed since they were written.

Criminal law update 02 Sep 2009

Criminal Law Update, series 1: issue 20

Criminal fees It has been the common practice of retreating armies throughout history to adopt a “scorched earth” policy thereby depriving the inhabitants of the...

Criminal law update 22 May 2009

Criminal Law Update, series 1: issue 19

Doli incapax In case anyone was in any doubt about the survival of the defence of doli incapax simply because s.34 of the Crime and...

Criminal law update 05 Mar 2009

Criminal Law Update, series 1: issue 18

Defence case statements Those of you who tried reading the text of the Criminal Justice & Immigration Act 2008 probably felt you deserved a pat...

Criminal law update 15 Dec 2008

Criminal Law Update, series 1; issue 17

Identity Cards Act 2006 prosecutions and victims of trafficking The case of R v O (The Times, 2 October 2008) [2/9/2008 CLW 08/36/2] tackled the...

Criminal law update 18 Sep 2008

Criminal Law Update: series 1, issue 16

The Criminal Evidence (Witness Anonymity) Act 2008 The Government’s response to the decision of the House of Lords in R. v. Davis [2008] UKHL 36  was swift...

Criminal law update 14 Jul 2008

Criminal Law Update, series 1: issue 15

The Criminal Justice & Immigration Act 2008 In the last issue we drew attention to some of the changes heralded by the passage of this Act. Since...

Criminal law update 19 May 2008

Criminal Law Update, series 1: issue 14

The Criminal Justice & Immigration Act 2008 This publication has commented previously (issue 6, July 2006) to the effect that it would be hard to...

Criminal law update 27 Feb 2008

Criminal Law Update, series 1: issue 13

It is one of the ironies of criminal practice that at the same time as practitioners are constantly being bombarded with ever increasing regulation of...

Criminal law update 04 Jan 2008

Criminal Law Update, series 1: issue 12

Low Copy Number DNA – are previous convictions safe? No one can doubt that advances in scientific knowledge have played an important part in the...

Criminal law update 29 Nov 2007

Criminal Law Update, series 1: issue 11

Conviction of co-accused The case of R.v. S (26/07/2007) [2007] EWCA Crim 2105 (CLW 07/37/2)  is a useful reminder that the power under s.74 PACE 1984 to...

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