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Not only must justice be done; it must also be seen to be done.

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LLB Law with Criminology student Jack Harvey recently won second place in the annual Kevin De Silva competition with this essay on whether cameras should be allowed in court.

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Judgment in joint enterprise appeal

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by Catarina Sjolin and Felicity Gerry QC
The Supreme Court gave judgment in the joint enterprise appeal of Jogee in February, changing the law following the submissions we made on behalf of Ameen Jogee (supported by counsel for Ruddock, the app

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Should you really get a lesser sentence for an early guilty plea?

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The Sentencing Council recently announced draft proposals to more tightly define the rules concerning the sentence reductions available to defendants who plead guilty early.

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Update on Joint Enterprise

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by Felicity Gerry QC and Catarina Sjölin
The two and half days of hearing in R v Jogee; R v Ruddock in the Supreme Court is now available online.

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Joint Enterprise – Guilt by Association? What will the Supreme Court do later this month?

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by Catarina Sjölin (Nottingham Law School) and Felicity Gerry QC (Charles Darwin University)
Next week the Supreme Court will have the chance to put right a judicially-created injustice when the appeal of Ameen Jogee is heard.

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Rugby Union authorities clear the way for players to speak out against dangerous play.

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In other instances of everyday life, the types of bodily contacts and physical injuries associated with the game of Rugby Union would give rise to criminal liability under the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 and to civil liability under the Law

Dr Samantha Pegg, senior lecturer in law at Nottingham Law School, asks how far we should go to clamp down on homelessness and begging.

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ASBOs, those civil orders that sought to prevent a particular behaviour, have now been replaced with a number of measures.

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