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Wayne Rooney gets two year ban for drink drive

Introduction and Facts Wayne Rooney, the Everton and Manchester United player who recently retired from international football at the tender age of 31, had a...

Viscount St Davids abandons appeal, goes back to prison

We looked previously at the conviction and 12 week prison sentence of Rhodri Phillips, the 4th Viscount St Davids, as well as his being bailed...

Robin Milner pleads guilty of being drunk in charge of a...

The beauty of the law is that whatever hypothetical scenario you come up with, you will find that someone in real life has beaten...

Ian Paterson – Court of Appeal increases his sentence to 20...

We looked in May at the case of Ian Paterson, the surgeon who was sentenced to 15 years after being convicted of carrying out...

When is a medical professional guilty of manslaughter? Appeal in Honey...

Introduction  Cases of manslaughter are infinitely varied, and many raise exceptionally complicated questions of law and fact. One such area is when medics, normally doctors but...

Kathryn Smith – appeal against conviction dismissed but sentence reduced

Introduction  We looked last year at the conviction, and sentence, of Kathryn Smith for the murder in 2014 of her 22 month old daughter Ayeeshia. On...

Christopher Boswell – Immediate custodial sentence quashed for shooting a neighbour’s...

Introduction We have looked previously at whether sentences for animal cruelty are too short, and it is clear that it is something that is of...

Gayle Newland gets 6 years after her conviction at a re-trial

Introduction  We have looked on several occasions at the curious case of Gayle Newland (here's the piece on conviction, and a Guardian article from earlier...

Viscount St Davids bailed pending his appeal against conviction

Introduction  We looked last week at the case of Rhodri Phillips, the 4th Viscount St Davids, who was jailed for 12 weeks on 13th July...

Ian Paterson – AG to refer the sentence to the Court...

We looked at the unusual case of Ian Paterson, a surgeon who was jailed for 15 years on 31st May 2017 following his conviction...