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Lavinia Woods gets a suspended sentence – are the Courts biased in favour of...

Introduction  On 17th May 2017, Lavinia Woods, a 24 year old medical student with the ambition of being a surgeon, pleaded guilty to stabbing her...

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 horse

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 years

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 Maria Rose allowed

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 cat

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...