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Elements of the offence of perverting the course of justicePerverting the course of justice is a common law offence which can only be tried on...
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Produced in partnership with Thomas Evans of 3 Paper Buildings 9th Apr
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The range of offences which a juror can commit in relation to a trial he/she is trying was increased with the introduction of four offences into the...
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The Contempt of Court Act 1981The Contempt of Court Act 1981 (CCA 1981) provides for strict liability contempt or indirect contempt of the kind...
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In summarising the law of contempt of court, the Court of Appeal has stated:‘The law of contempt exists to protect the course of proceedings from...
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Perjury in judicial proceedings The offence of perjury is triable only on indictment and carries a maximum penalty of seven years and/or a fine. The...
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For information on the application of reporting restrictions in criminal proceedings generally, see Practice Note: Reporting restrictions in criminal...
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Intimidation of witnesses and jurorsIntimidation of witnesses and/or jurors is an offence under section 51 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order...
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Guide for the judiciary and the media on reporting restrictionsThe fourth edition of the guide for judges and the media, Reporting Restrictions in the...
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What is jury irregularity?An irregularity is any action which may prevent a juror or jury from remaining faithful to their oath or affirmation to...
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