ICLR Criminal Law Updater (July 2014)

Law Reporting

Welcome to the ICLR Criminal Law Updater for July 2014. Here’s our round up of the reportable and unreportable criminal cases decided in the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) and the UK Supreme Court over the last four weeks. Where a transcript is available on BAILII, a linked reference has been provided. Reportable Cases R v Mehmedov [2014] EWCA Crim 1523[2014] WLR (D) 325, CA

18 July 2014

CRIME — Character — Defendant’s bad character —  A certificate of a conviction in …

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 18 July 2014

This week’s round up of legal news from home and abroad includes loss of office for some, loss of privacy for others, and links to plenty of further reading matter.

Updated 20 July 2014.


DRIP enacted – PDQ!

Despite widespread concern among legal commentators on social media, the number of MPs actually present in the House of Commons on Tuesday to discuss the allegedly urgent enactment of the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill – which requires ISPs and telecoms …

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 11 July 2014

This week’s stories concern threats to privacy, security and freedom of expression around the world, as well as other topics of legal and ethical interest. As always we keep a close eye on the legal professions and their conduct.


The Havers and Havers-nots: who shall judge whom?

A question has arisen as to the suitability of Baroness Butler-Sloss (pictured left, with The Law Reports) to head an inquiry into matters including an alleged “establishment cover-up” of child …

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Principles on social media conduct for lawyers

Principles on social media conduct for lawyers

Given the popularity of social media among members of the legal profession, particularly Twitter (an ideal medium for the robust adversarial exchange of views), it is not surprising that regulatory bodies should wish to promote its use in a responsible and professional manner.

This post was updated on 12 July 2014.

The International Bar Association (IBA) has recently adopted International Principles on Social Media Conduct for the Legal Profession.

Its purpose is to “assist bar associations and …

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 4 July 2014

Wolves, sharks and deep fried lawsuits are just some of the veiled metaphors you can hang on to the stories in this week’s selection of legal news from home and abroad, many of which have a religious or moral angle. Other recent posts: ICLR Criminal Law Updater (June 2014), launching a new monthly roundup of recent criminal cases The Future of Law Reporting, in the Internet Newsletter …

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