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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...

Acid Attacks – What’s the law on sentencing?

Introduction Nobody could have been failed to be moved by some of the horrific cases that we have seen of people who have been attacked...

Gayle Newland – ‘I was pretending to be a boy for...

We have looked before at the case of Gayle Newland, who is up for sentence on 20th July 2017 (next Thursday) following her conviction...

Viscount St Davids jailed for threatening and racist Facebook posts

Introduction The development of the internet, and social media in particular, had lead to a revolution in the criminal law in many ways. One is that...

David Harris – TV Producer jailed for trying to hire hitmen...

Introduction and Facts David Harris is a 68 year old retired TV Producer who is starting (as of 14th July 2017) a 17 year sentence following his...

Gayle Newland convicted at re-trial

Introduction The question of consent in relation to sexual interactions between people can throw up some incredibly complicated questions, one being question of when somebody...