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Attoney-General’s Reference No 4 of 2003 Under S. 36 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988; Suchedina: CACD 21 Jul 2004

Conspiracy to convert or transfer the proceeds of drug trafficking or of criminal conduct – confiscation order available. The statutory distinction existed between the proceeds of drug trafficking and of crime generally had now been removed, but the conduct here pre-dated the new Act. The offence of conspiracy took place at the time of the … Continue reading Attoney-General’s Reference No 4 of 2003 Under S. 36 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988; Suchedina: CACD 21 Jul 2004

In the Matter of Christopher Adams, In the Matter of the Criminal Justice Act 1988: Admn 26 Nov 2004

The defendant appealed a refusal of a certificate of inadequacy to an amount due under a confiscation order, saying that the court had wrongly allowed for the value of a consultancy agreement under which he was entitled to receive an annual fee for his services. Held: The value of the contract was not realisable property … Continue reading In the Matter of Christopher Adams, In the Matter of the Criminal Justice Act 1988: Admn 26 Nov 2004

Attorney General’s Reference No 36 of 1996 Under Section 36 of Criminal Justice Act 1988: Regina v Johnson: CACD 15 Oct 1996

The minimum approriate sentence for an offence of s18 wounding was 4 years. Judges: Lord Bingham Citations: [1996] EWCA Crim 1070, [1997] 1 Cr App R (S) 363 Links: Bailii Statutes: Offences Against the Persons Act 1861 18 Jurisdiction: England and Wales Cited by: Cited – Attorney-General’s Reference No 88 of 2000 CACD 2001 The … Continue reading Attorney General’s Reference No 36 of 1996 Under Section 36 of Criminal Justice Act 1988: Regina v Johnson: CACD 15 Oct 1996

In re Inland Revenue Commissioners v Placentini (Defendant) Dayman (receiver), In re Criminal Justice Act 1988, and Taxes Management Act 1970: QBD 4 Feb 2003

The receiver had been appointed under the 1968 Act, to manage the affairs of the defendant on his prosecution for tax fraud. She now sought a declaration as to her personal liability for tax which fell due. She had paid over some andpound;2 million to the court which she had realised. Held: A receiver was … Continue reading In re Inland Revenue Commissioners v Placentini (Defendant) Dayman (receiver), In re Criminal Justice Act 1988, and Taxes Management Act 1970: QBD 4 Feb 2003

Attorney Generals Reference Under Section 36 of The Criminal Justice Act 1988, Kelly and Others v Regina: CACD 30 Jun 2016

Appeal against sentences for conspiracy to rob as too lenient. Held: The starting point for sentencing these offenders, taken from the guidelines applicable at the date of sentencing, in respect of their participation in this conspiracy to rob should be in the range of 6 to 11 years imprisonment, depending on the nature and extent … Continue reading Attorney Generals Reference Under Section 36 of The Criminal Justice Act 1988, Kelly and Others v Regina: CACD 30 Jun 2016

O’Donoghue, Re Criminal Justice Act 1988: Admn 10 Feb 2004

In its definition of realisable property, section 74(1) does not confine it to property held when the confiscation order was made. [2004] EWHC 176 (Admin) Bailii Criminal Justice Act 1988 74(1) England and Wales Cited by: Cited – In the Matter of Christopher Adams, In the Matter of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 Admn 26-Nov-2004 … Continue reading O’Donoghue, Re Criminal Justice Act 1988: Admn 10 Feb 2004

Re Stannard In The Matter of The Criminal Justice Act 1988: Admn 5 May 2015

The defendant, a former barrister appealed against the confiscation order made on his conviction for defrauding the revenue, and the orders made consequent upon his default. Held: The application was dismissed. It was entirely misguided and without merit. The defendant was out of the jurisdiction and was subject to a warrant for his arrest. He … Continue reading Re Stannard In The Matter of The Criminal Justice Act 1988: Admn 5 May 2015

Attorney-General v Guardian Newspapers Ltd (No 2) (‘Spycatcher’): HL 13 Oct 1988

Loss of Confidentiality Protection – public domain A retired secret service employee sought to publish his memoirs from Australia. The British government sought to restrain publication there, and the defendants sought to report those proceedings, which would involve publication of the allegations made. The AG sought to restrain those publications. Held: A duty of confidence … Continue reading Attorney-General v Guardian Newspapers Ltd (No 2) (‘Spycatcher’): HL 13 Oct 1988

Bourgass and Another, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for Justice: SC 29 Jul 2015

The Court considered the procedures when a prisoner is kept in solitary confinement, otherwise described as ‘segregation’ or ‘removal from association’, and principally whether decisions to keep the appellants in segregation for substantial periods were taken lawfully. Held: The segregation was not authorised by the applicable legislation: ‘rule 45 . . (1) enables the governor … Continue reading Bourgass and Another, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for Justice: SC 29 Jul 2015

Siddall, Regina (on the Application of) v Secretary of State for Justice: Admn 16 Mar 2009

The claimant had been imprisoned then released after his conviction for sexual assaults. He appealed against rejection of his claim for compensation. The criterion for compensation was demonstrating that something had ‘gone seriously wrong in the conduct of the trial.’ Held: The claim failed. ‘a true analysis of the law is in any event less … Continue reading Siddall, Regina (on the Application of) v Secretary of State for Justice: Admn 16 Mar 2009

Practice Direction (Jury Service: Excusal): SC 22 Mar 2005

In view of the new categories of people may be called to jury service, the court gave amended guidelines on principles allowing excusal. The new categories might have greater responsibilities by way of public service commitments. Applications for excusal must be dealt with with common sense. Directions were also given for situations arising where jurors … Continue reading Practice Direction (Jury Service: Excusal): SC 22 Mar 2005

Director of Public Prosecutions, Regina (on the Application of) v Chorley Justices and Forrest: Admn 8 Jun 2006

The prosecutor applied for an order to require the magistrates to state a case. He faced a charge of driving with excess alcohol. He pleaded not guilty. There were several adjournments, and a considerable delay. At the trial, and with no forewarning, the defence requested the prosecution to prove service of the certificate of analysis. … Continue reading Director of Public Prosecutions, Regina (on the Application of) v Chorley Justices and Forrest: Admn 8 Jun 2006

Regina v Central Criminal Court ex parte Francis and Francis: HL 1989

The police had obtained an ex parte order for the production of files from a firm of solicitors relating to financial transactions of one of their clients. The police believed that the client had been provided with money to purchase property by an alleged drug trafficker. The solicitors relied on the exemption in section 27(4)(ii) … Continue reading Regina v Central Criminal Court ex parte Francis and Francis: HL 1989

Andukwa, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for Justice: Admn 28 Nov 2014

The principal, although not only, issue raised in these judicial review proceedings is by reference to the application of s.133 of the 1988 Act to the circumstances of this case: in particular, and putting it in a short-hand way, whether the late appreciation that the applicant all along had a potentially complete defence to the … Continue reading Andukwa, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for Justice: Admn 28 Nov 2014

S Buxoo and Another v The Queen (Mauritius): PC 19 May 1988

(Mauritius) Mauritius had passed an Act extending rights of Appeal. The Board considered and confirmed that it does not sit as a court of criminal appeal. In order to interfere, there must be something so irregular or so outrageous as to shake the very basis of justice. The Badry case guidelines will continue to be … Continue reading S Buxoo and Another v The Queen (Mauritius): PC 19 May 1988

Morgentaler v Regina: 28 Jan 1988

Supreme Court of Canada – Constitutional law — Charter of Rights — Life, liberty and security of the person — Fundamental justice — Abortion — Criminal Code prohibiting abortion except where life or health of woman endangered — Whether or not abortion provisions infringe right to life, liberty and security of the person — If … Continue reading Morgentaler v Regina: 28 Jan 1988

HM Advocate v Ashrif: 1988

The accused had sought to recover the previous convictions of the complainant not from the prosecution, but from the Scottish Criminal Record Office. Held: The appeal court came down firmly against permitting defence agents to recover the previous convictions of Crown witnesses: ‘In my opinion, there are very sound reasons why a diligence in these … Continue reading HM Advocate v Ashrif: 1988

TRA, Regina v (Redacted Judgment): SC 13 Nov 2019

The Court considered the following question: ‘What is the correct interpretation of the term ‘person acting in an official capacity’ in section 134(1) of the Criminal Justice Act 1988; in particular does it include someone who acts otherwise than in a private and individual capacity for or on behalf of an organisation or body which … Continue reading TRA, Regina v (Redacted Judgment): SC 13 Nov 2019

Regina v Acton Justices ex parte McMullen and others: CACD 1991

Evidence in support of an application for a witness’ statement which was to be read out, should be supported by oral evidence, though that may properly be given by a police officer. Citations: (1991) 92 Cr App R 98 Statutes: Criminal Justice Act 1988 23(3) Jurisdiction: England and Wales Cited by: Cited – Lobban, Regina … Continue reading Regina v Acton Justices ex parte McMullen and others: CACD 1991

Murray v United States: 27 Jun 1988

USSC While surveilling petitioner Murray and others suspected of illegal drug activities, federal agents observed both petitioners driving vehicles into, and later out of, a warehouse, and, upon petitioners’ exit, saw that the warehouse contained a tractor-trailer rig bearing a long container.Petitioners later turned over their vehicles to other drivers, who were in turn followed … Continue reading Murray v United States: 27 Jun 1988

Regina v Snaresbrook Crown Court, ex parte Director of Public Prosecutions: 1988

The defendant was charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice by making a false allegation of assault against the police. It was said that he must have made a false statement in his application for legal aid for the purpose of bringing his civil action for assault. The 1974 Act made it an … Continue reading Regina v Snaresbrook Crown Court, ex parte Director of Public Prosecutions: 1988

Ali and Others, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for Justice: CA 27 Feb 2014

The court considered the compensation to be awarded after through a miscarriage of justice, a claimant had been imprisoned. Judges: Maurice Kay, Patten, Sharp LJ Citations: [2014] EWCA Civ 194, [2014] 1 WLR 3202, [2014] 2 All ER 1063, [2014] WLR(D) 103 Links: Bailii, WLRD Statutes: Criminal Justice Act 1988 133 Jurisdiction: England and Wales … Continue reading Ali and Others, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for Justice: CA 27 Feb 2014

Sneddon, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for Justice: Admn 6 Nov 2015

The claimant had been convicted, and served a prison sentence. His victim later admitted lying and was himself convicted. The claimant’s convictions were quashed. He how sought review of the refusal of the defendant to pay compensation. The defendant had said that the test for a miscarriage of justice, that a ‘new fact’ had conclusively … Continue reading Sneddon, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for Justice: Admn 6 Nov 2015

The Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission and Dr Jim Swire and Rev John F Mosey: HCJ 12 Aug 2015

Application for the review of the conviction of (the now deceased) Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi, who was convicted on 31 January 2001 of the murder of 259 passengers and crew on board PanAm flight PA 103 from London to New York, and 11 residents of Lockerbie on 21 December 1988. Lord Justice Clerk, Lord … Continue reading The Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission and Dr Jim Swire and Rev John F Mosey: HCJ 12 Aug 2015

Hallam, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for Justice: SC 30 Jan 2019

These appeals concern the statutory provisions governing the eligibility for compensation of persons convicted of a criminal offence where their conviction is subsequently quashed (or they are pardoned) because of the impact of fresh evidence. It was argued that the failure to make payment amounted to a denial of the right to the presumption of … Continue reading Hallam, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for Justice: SC 30 Jan 2019

Allen (formerly Harris), Regina (on the Application of) v Secretary of State for Justice: CA 15 Jul 2008

The claimant appealed against refusal of a review of the defendant to allow her compensation after her conviction for manslaughter of her infant son was quashed. Held: The conviction had been based on flawed expert evidence. Article 6(2) had no application to section 133. Hughes LJ [2008] EWCA Civ 808, [2009] 1 Cr App R … Continue reading Allen (formerly Harris), Regina (on the Application of) v Secretary of State for Justice: CA 15 Jul 2008

Adams, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for Justice: SC 11 May 2011

The three claimants had each been convicted of murders and served time. Their convictions had been reversed eventually, and they now appealed against the refusal of compensation for imprisonment, saying that there had been a miscarriage of justice. Held: The appeal of Adams was denied, but those of MacDermott and McCartney allowed (by majority). The … Continue reading Adams, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for Justice: SC 11 May 2011

Hallam and Another, Regina (on The Applications of) v The Secretary of State for Justice: CA 11 Apr 2016

The claimants had had their criminal convictions quashed, but had had claims for compensation rejected. They said that section 133(1ZA) of the 1988 Act (as amended) infringed their Human Rights by displacing the presumption of innocence. Held: The appeals failed. The Supreme Court had decided that the presumption of innocence had been displaced in such … Continue reading Hallam and Another, Regina (on The Applications of) v The Secretary of State for Justice: CA 11 Apr 2016

Logicrose Ltd v Southend United Football Club Ltd: CA 5 Feb 1988

The agent required the contractual counterparty to pay a bribe of pounds 70,000 to an offshore account. Held: The bribe was held to be recoverable by the principal whether the principal rescinded or affirmed the contract because it was a secret profit. ‘The remedy is not confined to cases where the agent has taken a … Continue reading Logicrose Ltd v Southend United Football Club Ltd: CA 5 Feb 1988

Regina v Rowbotham and others: 1988

Ontario Court of Appeal – ‘In our view a trial judge confronted with an exceptional case where legal aid has been refused and who is of the opinion that representation of the accused by counsel is essential to a fair trial may, upon being satisfied that the accused lacks the means to employ counsel, stay … Continue reading Regina v Rowbotham and others: 1988

Faulkner, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for Justice and Another: SC 1 May 2013

The applicants had each been given a life sentence, but having served the minimum term had been due to have the continued detention reviewed to establish whether or not continued detention was necessary for the protection of the pblic. It had not been, and each had claimed there was no basis for his continued detention, … Continue reading Faulkner, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for Justice and Another: SC 1 May 2013

Weeks v The United Kingdom: ECHR 5 Oct 1988

The Court was asked as to the recall to prison of a prisoner who had been released on licence. His recall and subsequent detention were considered by the Board, but under the system then in place it could only make a non-binding recommendation. Recommendations for release had not been acted upon. When the applicant was … Continue reading Weeks v The United Kingdom: ECHR 5 Oct 1988

In re Peters: CA 1988

After the defendant was arrested for drugs offences a restraint order was made to prevent dissipation of his assets. Orders were made to vary the restraint to allow payment of his sons school fees, and in family proceedings for a payment to his wife. The Commissioners of Customs and Excise appealed the latter order. Held: … Continue reading In re Peters: CA 1988

Regina v Mack: 15 Dec 1988

Supreme Court of Canada
Appellant testified at his trial for drug trafficking and, at the close of his defence, brought an application for a stay of proceedings on the basis of entrapment. His testimony indicated that he had persistently . .

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Regina v Poulton; Regina v Celaire: CACD 24 Oct 2002

The applicants appealed sentences for possession of offensive weapons. Held: The court gave guidance on the issues of relevance in sentencing. The court should follow the Sentencing Advisory Panel in considering the intentions of the defendant. Particular aggravations might be the specific planned use, any racial aggravation, or being under the influence of drugs. As … Continue reading Regina v Poulton; Regina v Celaire: CACD 24 Oct 2002

Regina v Lea (Attorney-General’s Reference No 82 of 2000); Regina v Shatwell: CACD 28 Jan 2002

The defendants had been tried in cases where the prosecution had employed leading counsel. The defendants had been refused similar representation. They complained that this created an inequality of arms, and an unfair trial under Human Rights law. The question also arose as to the maximum sentence allowable after a re-trial ordered by the Court … Continue reading Regina v Lea (Attorney-General’s Reference No 82 of 2000); Regina v Shatwell: CACD 28 Jan 2002

Regina v Ghadamia: CACD 21 May 1997

The defendant’s mortgage debts are to be disregarded when looking at whether or not to make a confiscation order, but are not to be disregarded when making a costs order. The two questions look at the defendant’s circumstances from different points of view. Citations: Times 21-May-1997 Statutes: Criminal Justice Act 1988 Part VI Jurisdiction: England … Continue reading Regina v Ghadamia: CACD 21 May 1997

Regina v Secretary of State for Home Department Ex Parte Fire Brigades Union and Others: QBD 24 May 1994

The Home Secretary was under no duty to bring the new statutory CICB scheme into force on any particular date. He was free to continue to use his own. The court refused to order a judicial review. Judges: Staughton LJ and Buckley J Citations: Times 30-May-1994, Independent 24-May-1994 Statutes: Criminal Justice Act 1988 17(1) 108 … Continue reading Regina v Secretary of State for Home Department Ex Parte Fire Brigades Union and Others: QBD 24 May 1994

Regina v Secretary of State for Home Department Ex Parte Fire Brigades Union and Others: CA 10 Nov 1994

The Home Secretary’s non-statutory scheme for the compensation for criminal injuries was unlawful pending implementation of the Act. It amounted to an abuse of power. He had power to delay implementing the new Act, with no duty to bring it into force, but could not in the interim introduce a scheme which differed radically from … Continue reading Regina v Secretary of State for Home Department Ex Parte Fire Brigades Union and Others: CA 10 Nov 1994

Regina v H Regina v W Regina v M: CACD 6 Jul 2001

The witness had given three statements to police officers. Some time before the trial, the defendant was released, and the witness gave a further statement declining to give evidence on the basis that he was frightened for himself and his family of reprisals. By the time of the trial, it had been three months since … Continue reading Regina v H Regina v W Regina v M: CACD 6 Jul 2001

Rowe, Regina v: CACD 4 Nov 2008

Adequacy of the judge’s directions as to images deleted from a computer disc. Judges: Lord Judge LCJ, Swift, Cranston JJ Citations: [2008] EWCA Crim 2712, (2008) 172 JP 585 Links: Bailii Statutes: Criminal Justice Act 1988 160(1) Jurisdiction: England and Wales Crime Updated: 26 July 2022; Ref: scu.278291

Sinclair In her Capacity As the Former Receiver v Glatt Executors of Estate of Glatt and Glatt and Glatt: CA 13 Mar 2009

The court considered the recovery of expenses by a receiver appointed to administer assets of money launderer. The receiver sought to exercise a lien over assets held for the prisoner by the prison to recover the costs of the receivership after the defendant’s conviction for money laundering. The defendant’s wife intervened, seeking to assert her … Continue reading Sinclair In her Capacity As the Former Receiver v Glatt Executors of Estate of Glatt and Glatt and Glatt: CA 13 Mar 2009

Regina v Hardwick: CACD 28 Feb 2001

The judge has a discretion as to the admission of the written statement made by a witness who had died before trial. Held: The circumstances must vary, according not least to the nature of the issue on which the deceased’s evidence was required. Simple rules could not always apply, but sufficient and proper warning should … Continue reading Regina v Hardwick: CACD 28 Feb 2001

Attorney General’s Reference No 61 of 2007 (Madden): CACD 4 Jul 2007

The defendant had been found guilty of wounding with intent. The AG now appealed saying that the 3 years sentence of imprisonment was inadequate. He had attacked another man outside a oub with a knife. He had a previous offence involving an attack outside a pub with a bottle. He was a serving private in … Continue reading Attorney General’s Reference No 61 of 2007 (Madden): CACD 4 Jul 2007

Enfield London Borough Council v Argos Ltd: Admn 24 Jun 2008

The defendant company had been accused of selling a bladed article to a youth making a test purchase. The prosecutor now appealed by way of case stated raising the question as to whether a reasonable precaution taken after a test case conducted by the trading standards of a local authority necessarily discloses a failure to … Continue reading Enfield London Borough Council v Argos Ltd: Admn 24 Jun 2008

In re O’Donoghue: CA 4 Nov 2004

Appeal against refusal of certificate of inadequacy. Held: On an application by the defendant under section 17, the High Court should survey the present value of all the defendant’s property, whether acquired before or after the making of the confiscation order. Citations: [2004] EWCA Civ 1800 Links: Bailii Statutes: Criminal Justice Act 1988 83(1) Jurisdiction: … Continue reading In re O’Donoghue: CA 4 Nov 2004

Clibery, Regina (on the Application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department: Admn 30 Jul 2007

The claimant sought judicial review of a decision of the Home Secretary, to refuse his application for compensation. He had first been convicted and imprisoned and then had his conviction quashed. The respondent did not think that the conviction was quashed for some new fact discovered demonstrating innocence. The claimant victim had been shown later … Continue reading Clibery, Regina (on the Application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department: Admn 30 Jul 2007

Crown Prosecution Service v MN: Admn 21 Nov 2005

Application by the Crown Prosecution Service for the appointment of a receiver under section 80 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 (CJA No 3 of 2000) and in the Family Division hearing ancillary relief proceedings. Judges: Munby J Citations: [2005] EWHC 2622 (Admin) Links: Bailii Statutes: Criminal Justice Act 1988 Jurisdiction: England and Wales Crime, … Continue reading Crown Prosecution Service v MN: Admn 21 Nov 2005

Regina (Niazi) v Secretary of State for the Home Department: CA 9 Jul 2008

The claimants sought to challenge decisions to restrict payments made to victims of miscarriages of justice. A discretionary scheme had been stopped, and payments of applicants’ costs had been restricted to Legal Help rates. Held: The simple existence of a voluntary scheme could not create a legitimate expectation of its continuance. For the doctrine to … Continue reading Regina (Niazi) v Secretary of State for the Home Department: CA 9 Jul 2008