R (COL) v DPP [2022] 2 Cr App R 14

Can 'fraud by abuse of position' arise from the relationship of employer and employee? And can misrepresentations in a Certificate of Sponsorship for visa purposes operate a deception on the employee in question as well as on the immigration authorities?

ADDED Monday 21st November 2022

DPP v Cuciurean [2022] 3 WLR 446

The case arose from the occupation by HS2 protesters of land subject to a compulsory purchase order. It clarified the ambit of the Supreme Court’s decision in DPP v Ziegler regarding the need for proportionality in a prosecution for non-violent protest.

ADDED Friday 18th November 2022

R v Luckhurst (Andrew John) [2022] 1 WLR 3818

In the case of parallel criminal and civil proceedings based on essentially the same facts and evidence, were legal expenses in civil proceedings caught by the same prohibition as prevented a criminal restraint order being varied to enable the defendant to pay privately for his defence?

ADDED Friday 28th October 2022

R v Lalchan (Nicholas Azam) [2022] 3 WLR 385

The case concerned the jurisdictional consequences of a failure by the prosecution to obtain the consent of the Attorney General before instituting criminal proceedings for an offence of stirring up racial hatred (for which such consent was required).

ADDED Wednesday 26th October 2022

Cojanu v Essex Partnership University NHS Trust [2022] 4 WLR 33

The case underlines that all are equal before the law. Convicted criminals, even those convicted of the gravest of crimes, who later lie about that fact in civil proceedings will not thereby be shut out from their remedies before the civil courts.

ADDED Friday 14th October 2022

USA v Assange [2022] 4 WLR 11

Following the request to extradite Julian Assange to the US on charges of obtaining and disclosing national security material, the US Govt appealed from a DJ's discharge of Mr Assange based on the conditions in which he was likely to be incarcerated.

ADDED Wednesday 12th October 2022

Pwr v Director of Public Prosecutions [2022] 1 WLR 789

Is the offence of wearing, carrying or displaying an article showing support for a proscribed organisation (Terrorism Act 2000, s.13) one of strict liability? And is it compatible with the right to freedom of expression under Article 10 of the ECHR?

ADDED Monday 10th October 2022

R v Andrewes (Jon) [2022] 1 WLR 3878

The case related to an extreme version of 'CV padding' and concerned the proportionality of confiscation proceedings brought against a convicted CV fraudster, who had performed well in his job and given full value for his fraudulently obtained salary.

ADDED Monday 3rd October 2022

Archer v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2022] QB 401

Is the provision within s.38 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, authorising the police to detain a suspect for their own protection until they can be brought before a court, compatible with the 'Right to Liberty' in Article 5 of the ECHR?

ADDED Wednesday 28th September 2022