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Keran Henderson appeal is dismissed

June 17, 2010:

The Court of Appeal has today (17 June) dismissed the appeal against conviction of Keran Henderson who was convicted of the manslaughter of 11 month-old Maeve Sheppard on13 November 2007. CPS Thames and Chiltern Complex Casework Unit Head, Adrian Roberts, said: ‘The charges against Keran Henderson were not brought lightly and we considered a vast […]

Supreme Court rebalances law on enhanced CRB disclosures

November 3, 2009:

Liberty have issued the following Press release following the UK’s Supreme Court’s (formerly the House of Lords) decision in a case concerning CRB issues. The Press release states: Today the Supreme Court ruled that much greater consideration of the private lives of job applicants is required when enhanced CRB checks are made. In addition, in […]

Court of Appeal ruling on what is reasonable punishment for children (update)

August 13, 2009:

Family Law Newswatch provided by Jordan’s solicitors have provided an update on the Court of Appeal ruling on what is reasonable punishment for children see here CARE:    Re MA (Care: Threshold) [2009] EWCA Civ 853 (Court of Appeal; Ward, Wilson and Hallett LJJ; 31 July 2009) The parents both came from Pakistan. They arrived in England, claiming […]

Court of Appeal widens rights to equal pay compensation

April 18, 2009:

 Workers who are employed under an unbroken succession of contracts can now claim equal pay compensation for that string of contracts and not just the latest one, the Court of Appeal has ruled. Those claims could previously only be made in relation to a series of short contracts with breaks in between them. The Court […]

Expert witnesses, suspect science and dead babies

June 27, 2005:

Expert witnesses, suspect science and dead babiesWhy have women been wrongly convicted of killing their children? Dr James Le Fanu points the finger at medical experts. Below, Dr Michael Fitzpatrick responds. by Dr James Le Fanu’Please, if there is any way you could help with our situation, by yourself or anyone you know, could you […]

‘It’s a life sentence with no reprieve’

April 20, 2005:

Cassandra Jardine meets parents whose children have been taken from them and asks if Britain’s closed adoption system will ever change The Carters’ living room in south London is covered with pictures of their four children. Will and Michelle (not their real names, because family court rules prevent them being identified) yearn to live as […]

Wrongly Convicted Mother leaves Prison with Nothing

April 12, 2005:

A mother who was wrongly convicted of murdering her two children has said she will never celebrate the decision to overturn her convictions. Donna Anthony told the Daily Mirror she was treated as the “worst of the worst” in prison and had “nothing left”. The Appeal Court said her convictions, for which she had served […]

Throw more light on juries, says Falconer

January 22, 2005:

The secrets of the jury room could be laid bare for the first time under proposals unveiled yesterday by the lord chancellor, Lord Falconer. He proposes changing the law to allow research into how jurors in England and Wales reach their decisions, without identifying individual cases. Contempt of court laws currently ban researchers from questioning […]

Appeal court overturns former care worker's conviction for abuse

February 6, 2004:

A former care worker serving an eight-year sentence for abusing children more than 20 years ago had his conviction quashed by the Court of Appeal yesterday.Anver Daud Sheikh, 52, is among a group of about 120 people convicted of child abuse who claim to be victims of a miscarriage of justice.Mr Sheikh was convicted at […]

Trawling to be reviewed as conviction is squashed

February 5, 2004:

The court of appeal today quashed the conviction of a former care home worker jailed for sexually abusing boys in his care, paving the way for a review of more than 100 similar cases.Anver Sheikh, who has served almost two years of an eight-year prison sentence for sexually assaulting boys in 1980, was freed after […]

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