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James McCormick gets further sentence for not paying his confiscation order

Way back in 2013 we looked at the case of James McCormick who was jailed for 10 years for selling fake bomb detectors. We...

Richard Ford and the powers of the Court of Appeal

We looked at the case of Richard Ford who got a 45 year sentence in 2016, and again on 28 March 2018 when his...

Ant McPartlin fined £86,000 for drink driving

Popular Saturday night entertainer Ant McPartlin (of Ant and Dec fame) got in to the news recently when he was arrested for drink driving...

Barry Bennell lodges grounds of appeal (and BBC gets the law wrong)

We looked at the case of Barry Bennell when he was sentenced to 30 years imprisonment on 19th February 2018. At the time, we commented...

Richard Ford wins appeal against 45 year sentence

We covered the case of Richard Ford who got an extremely lengthy sentence of 45 years for 10 offences of threats to kill. The...

Lavinia Woodward appeal – Single Judge says ‘no’

We looked a few times at the case of Lavinia Woodward, the Oxford student who got a suspended sentence for stabbing her ex. The case...

Duane Ballin jailed for GBH, but why not murder?

Introduction  The case of Duane Ballin has caused some scratching of heads (as well as some annoyance) after he was 'jailed for 15 years' (more...

Suspended prison sentence passed for fake holiday sickness

We looked last year at the case of the couple who lodged false compensation claims for fictitious illness picked up on holiday and got...