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If a person is committed for contempt of court and is sentenced to prison, will this appear on their criminal record?As was noted in Phonographic...
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Produced in partnership with David Gardner of No 5 Chambers 31st Jul
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Reporting restrictions in criminal casesGuide for the judiciary and the media on reporting restrictionsThe fourth edition of the guide for judges and...
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Statutory contempt of courtThe Contempt of Court Act 1981The Contempt of Court Act 1981 (CCA 1981) provides for strict liability contempt or indirect...
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Reporting restrictions in allocation and sending proceedingsFor information on the application of reporting restrictions in criminal proceedings...
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Offences that can be committed by jurorsThe range of offences which a juror can commit in relation to a trial he/she is trying was increased with the...
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Produced in partnership with Steven Bird of Birds Solicitors 30th Jul
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Dealing with jury irregularitiesWhat is jury irregularity?An irregularity is any action which may prevent a juror or jury from remaining faithful to...
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Criminal contempt of court—common law offenceIn summarising the law of contempt of court, the Court of Appeal has stated:‘The law of contempt exists...
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Witness intimidationIntimidation of witnesses and jurorsIntimidation of witnesses and/or jurors is an offence under section 51 of the Criminal Justice...
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Perverting the course of justiceElements of the offence of perverting the course of justicePerverting the course of justice is a common law offence...
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PerjuryPerjury in judicial proceedings The offence of perjury is triable only on indictment and carries a maximum penalty of seven years and/or a...
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