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Posted by edelegal | 11 September 2019

It is a common feature of American courtroom drama that a defence attorney moves to remove a juror that they do not like the look of. Many clients wonder whether...

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Posted by edelegal | 09 September 2019

A cut-throat defence is where one defendant gives evidence that is damaging to a co-defendant’s case, sometimes going as far as directly accusing the other person of the crime, while...

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Posted by edelegal | 04 September 2019

  It has been reported in the press that 500 people have been arrested while drunk on a plane at British airports in the last three years.   For many...

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Posted by edelegal | 03 September 2019

With many offences, the punishment may vary according to the context of the criminality. By way of example, violence in a domestic context will generally be treated more harshly than...

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Posted by edelegal | 03 September 2019

Several newspapers recently pondered why ‘one woman is jailed after stealing just £3,000 but another who took £22,000 walks free.”   The story was sparked by a tale of two...

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Posted by edelegal | 03 September 2019

We interchangeably use many terms to describe legal professionals: lawyers, solicitors, legal advisers, attorneys (an Americanism), a ‘brief’. There are countless others in common usage.   Regrettably, this flexibility with...

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Posted by edelegal | 21 August 2019

There have been widespread reports in the press about spare courtroom capacity, with judicial sitting days at an all-time low. These reports correspond to our own experience.   When court...

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Posted by edelegal | 19 August 2019

In a truly tragic case, Samantha Ford drowned her 23-month-old twins in the bath.   Appearing at the Old Bailey for sentence, the Judge, Mr Justice Edis, handed down a...

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Posted by edelegal | 15 August 2019

As the government prepares to bring us out of the EU on 31st October 2019, details have begun to emerge as to the legal and regulatory position if we leave...

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Posted by edelegal | 12 August 2019

That was the key question in M (Children) [2019] EWCA Civ 1364, where the police asked the court to disclose statements made by two people under investigation for terrorism offences....

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