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 08 Oct 2007

Criminal Law Update, series 1: issue 10

IPP sentences Many practitioners will be experiencing a strong sense of schadenfraude as the government lurches from one embarrassment to another over its ill thought...

Criminal law update 19 Feb 2007

Criminal Law Update, series 1: issue 9

Special measures for certain defendants Until recently special measures directions under the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 applied only to prosecution witnesses and...

Criminal law update 01 Jan 2007

Criminal Law Update, series 1: issue 8

Important Changes to the Bail Act: in force 01/01/2007 The Criminal Justice Act (Commencement No 14 and Transitional provisions) Order 2006 (S.I. 2006 No. 3217) brings into...

Criminal law update 04 Dec 2006

Criminal Law Update, series 1: issue 7

As was pointed out in the July issue of this bulletin the government’s appetite for continuous change in the field of criminal sentence seems to know no...

Criminal law update 25 Jul 2006

Criminal Law Update, series 1: issue 6

Where do government ministers go when important Bills affecting criminal justice are being debated in Parliament? It’s obvious they can’t be present or listening since...

Criminal law update 08 May 2006

Criminal Law Update, series 1: issue 5

Bad character There has been only one further significant case reported since the last update. Confusingly it is variously reported as R.v. Edwards; R.v. Rowlands but...

Criminal law update 06 Dec 2005

Criminal Law Update, series 1: issue 4

Hearsay Although we still await the first case from the Court of Appeal on the hearsay provisions of the CJA 2003 the Court has at...

Criminal law update 22 Sep 2005

Criminal Law Update, series 1: issue 3

Since the decision of the Court of Appeal in R.v. Hanson; R.v. Gilmore [2005] EWCA Crim 824 there have been three further cases on the...

Criminal law update 07 Jul 2005

Criminal Law Update, series 1: issue 2

 Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 The title of this Act may make criminal practitioners think it is not really relevant to our practices....

Criminal law update 30 May 2005

Criminal Law Update, series 1: issue 1

The first is the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005. This is extensively digested in Criminal Law Week at CLW 05/14/12 (for those who don’t...

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