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Regina (M) v Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs and Lord Chancellor: CA 18 Mar 2004

The making of an interim Anti-Social Behaviour Order not on notice was not an infringement of the subject’s human rights, since the order was limited in time and subject to review by the courts. However, ‘The more intrusive the order the more the court will require proof that it is necessary that it should be … Continue reading Regina (M) v Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs and Lord Chancellor: CA 18 Mar 2004

Regina (Crown Prosecution Service, Greater Manchester) v Bolton Justices: QBD 31 Oct 2003

The magistrates had been taking a deposition, and ordered police officers to be excluded from court. Held: The witness sought not to have to answer questions on the ground that he would be incriminated by his answers. Magistrates should not accept a claim for privilege without investigation. It was insufficient also to accept that this … Continue reading Regina (Crown Prosecution Service, Greater Manchester) v Bolton Justices: QBD 31 Oct 2003

Giles, Regina (on the Application of) v Parole Board and Another: HL 31 Jul 2003

The defendant had been sentenced for offences of violence, but an additional period was imposed to protect the public. He had been refused leave for reconsideration of that part of his sentence after he completed the normal segment of his sentence. He wanted a consideration which would parallel the new won rights of review for … Continue reading Giles, Regina (on the Application of) v Parole Board and Another: HL 31 Jul 2003

Regina v Manchester Crown Court, ex parte McCann and others: QBD 22 Nov 2000

An application for an anti-social behaviour order against an individual was a civil, not a criminal proceeding. The standard of evidence required was on the balance of probability; the civil standard. Such proceedings were not subject to the additional protection of the human rights convention. Necessarily, the circumstances from which protection was sought were ones … Continue reading Regina v Manchester Crown Court, ex parte McCann and others: QBD 22 Nov 2000

B v Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs and the Lord Chancellor: CA 2003

On an application for an interim anti-social behaviour order, the court must consider whether the application for a final order has been properly made. Judges: Kennedy LJ Citations: [2003] 1 All ER 531 Statutes: Crime and Disorder Act 1998 Jurisdiction: England and Wales Cited by: Cited – Manchester City Council v Muir and Another CA … Continue reading B v Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs and the Lord Chancellor: CA 2003

Vellino v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police: CA 31 Jul 2001

The police were not under any duty to protect someone who had been arrested from injuring himself in an attempt to escape. The claimant had a history of seeking to avoid capture by jumping from his flat window. On this occasion he injured himself in the fall. The doctrine of ex turpi no oritur actio … Continue reading Vellino v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police: CA 31 Jul 2001

Gardner and Another, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and Others: Admn 27 Apr 2022

Patient transfer policy was unlawful The claimants had relatives who died in care homes early in the COVID-19 pandemic. They said that the policy of moving patients from hospitals to care homes without testing had contributed to the deaths, and many others, and had been unlawful. The respondents said that at the time it was … Continue reading Gardner and Another, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and Others: Admn 27 Apr 2022

Caparo Industries Plc v Dickman and others: HL 8 Feb 1990

Limitation of Loss from Negligent Mis-statement The plaintiffs sought damages from accountants for negligence. They had acquired shares in a target company and, relying upon the published and audited accounts which overstated the company’s earnings, they purchased further shares. Held: The duties of an auditor are founded in contract and the extent of the duties … Continue reading Caparo Industries Plc v Dickman and others: HL 8 Feb 1990

R v Inner London Crown Court, Ex P I: QBD 31 May 2000

The obligation on a court when sentencing a young offender to take account of the period of time spent in custody, did not amount to an obligation to reduce a sentence to take account of such time. There was no one-to-one equation, and a time in custody of one day might well not affect the … Continue reading R v Inner London Crown Court, Ex P I: QBD 31 May 2000

Brooks v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis and others: HL 21 Apr 2005

The claimant was with Stephen Lawrence when they were both attacked and Mr Lawrence killed. He claimed damages for the negligent way the police had dealt with his case, and particularly said that they had failed to assess him as a victim of crime, had failed to provide him with reasonable assistance and support, and … Continue reading Brooks v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis and others: HL 21 Apr 2005

Lander, Regina v: CACD 21 Dec 2021

Appeal from eight months’ imprisonment on one charge of intentionally causing harassment, alarm or distress which was racially aggravated, contrary to section 31(1)(b) of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 Judges: Lady Justice Macur DBE Mrs Justice Farbey DBE Mr Justice Wall Citations: [2021] EWCA Crim 2014 Links: Bailii Jurisdiction: England and Wales Criminal Sentencing … Continue reading Lander, Regina v: CACD 21 Dec 2021

JD v East Berkshire Community Health NHS Trust and others: HL 21 Apr 2005

Parents of children had falsely and negligently been accused of abusing their children. The children sought damages for negligence against the doctors or social workers who had made the statements supporting the actions taken. The House was asked if the suffering of psychiatric injury by the parent was a foreseeable result of making it and … Continue reading JD v East Berkshire Community Health NHS Trust and others: HL 21 Apr 2005

R, Regina (on the Application of) v Durham Constabulary and Another: HL 17 Mar 2005

The appellant, a boy aged 15, had been warned as to admitted indecent assaults on girls. He complained that it had not been explained to him that the result would be that his name would be placed on the sex offenders register. The Chief Constable appealed a decision that this was an interference in his … Continue reading R, Regina (on the Application of) v Durham Constabulary and Another: HL 17 Mar 2005

Noone, Regina (on The Application of) v Governor of HMP Drake Hall and Another: SC 30 Jun 2010

The prisoner had been sentenced to consecutive terms of imprisonment, one for less, and one for more than 12 months. She disputed the date on which she should be released to home detention under curfew under the Guidance issued by the Secretary of State explaining how the release date should be calculated where longest sentence … Continue reading Noone, Regina (on The Application of) v Governor of HMP Drake Hall and Another: SC 30 Jun 2010

Clingham (formerly C (a minor)) v Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea; Regina v Crown Court at Manchester Ex parte McCann and Others: HL 17 Oct 2002

The applicants had been made subject of anti-social behaviour orders. They challenged the basis upon which the orders had been made. Held: The orders had no identifiable consequences which would make the process a criminal one. Civil standards of evidence therefore applied, and hearsay evidence was admissible. Nevertheless, the test as to whether it was … Continue reading Clingham (formerly C (a minor)) v Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea; Regina v Crown Court at Manchester Ex parte McCann and Others: HL 17 Oct 2002

McKinnon v The United States of America and Anotherr: HL 30 Jul 2008

The appellant sought to avoid extradition to the US. He had hacked into 97 US government computers. He argued that the punishment he might expect in the US was completely disproportionate to the offence, and that he had been misled into entering into a plea bargain making the extradition an abuse of process. Held: The … Continue reading McKinnon v The United States of America and Anotherr: HL 30 Jul 2008

Gul (H) v Regina: CACD 31 Jul 2012

The defendant appealed against his conviction for conveying ‘List A’ articles into prison. He said that the proceedings had been a nullity for failure to comply with the requirements of Schedule 3 of the 1998 Act. He had not been notified of the . .

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Regina v Jacobs: CACD 28 Dec 2000

A police officer is as entitled as anybody else not to be racially abused. An arrested person made racist remarks against a police officer, and was convicted of the offence of threatening behaviour, racially aggravated. Even though the appellant might not be racist, her offence passed the custody threshold. Even so a short sentence of … Continue reading Regina v Jacobs: CACD 28 Dec 2000

Dyer, Regina (on The Application of) v Watford Magistrates Court: Admn 16 Jan 2012

The appellant sought judicial review of the magistrates’ decision to convict him of the two offences of causing racially aggravated fear or provocation of violence, contrary to section 31(1)(a) of the 1998 Act, and of causing fear or provocation of violence, contrary to section 4 of the 1986 Act. He said that to convict him … Continue reading Dyer, Regina (on The Application of) v Watford Magistrates Court: Admn 16 Jan 2012

Stovell, Regina v: CACD 12 Jan 2006

The defendant appealed against his conviction. Before he gave evidence, his legal team withdrew for professional embarrassment. He now complained that notwithstanding that he was unrepresented, prosecuting counsel had been permitted to make a closing address. Held: The appeal failed. Rose LJ said: ‘So far as the prosecution’s second speech is concerned, in the light … Continue reading Stovell, Regina v: CACD 12 Jan 2006

Regina on the Application of Keating v Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council: QBD 22 Jul 2004

Refusal of magistrates to make order prohibiting disclosure of child’s name on application for anti-social behaviour order. Judges: Mr Justice Harrison Citations: [2004] EWHC 1933 (Admin) Links: Bailii Statutes: Children and Young Persons Act 1933 39, Crime and Disorder Act 1998 1D Jurisdiction: England and Wales Magistrates, Children Updated: 11 June 2022; Ref: scu.200314

Regina v Behrooz Mashaollahi: CACD 25 Jul 2000

Opium has a considerably lower street value than other class A drugs, including particularly heroine and cocaine. Sentences for possession with intent to supply must reflect this lower value. On a contested case involving 40kg would be 14 years and upwards, and for 4kg was 10 years and upwards. Though equally harmful in principle, there … Continue reading Regina v Behrooz Mashaollahi: CACD 25 Jul 2000

Regina v Ashworth Hospital Authority (Now Mersey Care National Health Service Trust) ex parte Munjaz: HL 13 Oct 2005

The claimant was detained in a secure Mental Hospital. He complained at the seclusions policy applied by the hospital, saying that it departed from the Guidance issued for such policies by the Secretary of State under the Act. Held: The House allowed the Hospital’s appeal. The policy was lawful. Seclusion was to be seen as … Continue reading Regina v Ashworth Hospital Authority (Now Mersey Care National Health Service Trust) ex parte Munjaz: HL 13 Oct 2005

Boness v Regina; Regina v Bebbington etc: CACD 19 Aug 2005

Each defendant had commited a substantive offence, and when sentenced, his sentence hd been accompanied by an anti-social behaviour order. In some cases orders had been made in a form similar to football banning orders, but such orders were not themselves available. Held: The test for seeking an order was one of necessity, in that … Continue reading Boness v Regina; Regina v Bebbington etc: CACD 19 Aug 2005

Director of Public Prosecutions, Regina (on the Application of) v Humphrey: Admn 20 Apr 2005

Whether offence was racially aggravated – charge of using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour within the hearing or sight of a person likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress which was religiously aggravated in accordance with section 28 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, contrary to section 5(1) of the Public … Continue reading Director of Public Prosecutions, Regina (on the Application of) v Humphrey: Admn 20 Apr 2005

Henderson v Crown Prosecution Service: Admn 9 Mar 2016

Appeal by way of Case Stated from the decision convicting him for three offences of harassment contrary to s.4A of the Public Order Act 1986 on 1 May 2015. These convictions followed the Appellant’s convictions on 10 April 2015 for three offences of racially aggravated harassment contrary to s.31(1)(b) of Crime and Disorder Act 1998. … Continue reading Henderson v Crown Prosecution Service: Admn 9 Mar 2016

Wellington Regina, (on the Application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department: HL 10 Dec 2008

It was sought to extradite the defendant to face trial for two alleged murders. He now challenged the order for his extradition saying that his treatment in Missouri would amount to inhuman or degrading punishment in that if convicted he would face life imprisonment without the chance for parole. Held: The abolition of the death … Continue reading Wellington Regina, (on the Application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department: HL 10 Dec 2008

Norwood v Director of Public Prosecutions: Admn 3 Jul 2003

The appellant a BNP member had displayed a large poster in his bedroom window saying ‘Islam out of Britain’. He was convicted of an aggravated attempt to cause alarm or distress. The offence was established on proof of several matters, unless the defendant could establish one of the statutory defences. He argued these should be … Continue reading Norwood v Director of Public Prosecutions: Admn 3 Jul 2003