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Introduction We have covered the case of Rolf Harris in detail before (the original conviction and sentence, the application for permission to appeal and his acquittal on a second set of allegations). On 16th November 2017, the Court of Appeal gave...
Oh dear. We have had dodgy lawyers before unfortunately. Too many of them really - here's a recent example and QC who got jailed, someone dodgy who impersonated a lawyer, a law lecturer and a CPS clerk who is serving life...
Introduction and facts Cases where false allegations of rape (or other sexual offending) are prosecuted are very rare, but they always attract the attention of the media. Recently, the case of Rebecca Palmer was in the press. On 19th October 2017,...
Over a period of time, Dawn Davies (36) sexually abused an 11 year old boy by forcing him to have sex with her. She denied it, but was convicted by a jury of sexual activity with a child under 13. On...
Introduction Currently, the maximum sentence for causing death by dangerous driving is 14 years, compared to a maximum of life for those who take somebody's life as a murder or manslaughter. That is the same maximum as for somebody who...
Introduction and Facts  It was the perfect crime. Or, at least, it appeared to be - go on holiday and then, when safely home, make a fake claim for 'illness' suffered whilst you were away. It's been in the news a...