Perjury and perverting the course of justice

Perjury and perverting the course of justice guidance:

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 interference, to...

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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 'faithfully try the...

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The range of offences which a juror can commit in relation to a trial he/she is trying has been increased with the introduction of four offences into the Juries Act 1974...

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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 elements of the...

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Elements of the offence of perverting the course of justice Perverting the course of justice is a common law offence which can only be tried on indictment in the Crown...

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For information on the application of reporting restrictions in criminal proceedings generally, see Practice Note: Reporting restrictions in criminal cases. Restrictions...

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Guide for the judiciary and the media on reporting restrictions The fourth edition of the guide for judges and the media, Reporting Restrictions in the Criminal Courts...

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The Contempt of Court Act 1981 The Contempt of Court Act 1981 (CCA 1981) provides for strict liability contempt or indirect contempt of the kind committed by newspapers...

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Intimidation of witnesses and jurors Intimidation of witnesses and/or jurors is an offence under section 51 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (CJPOA...

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