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Willis Limited fined by the FSA for failures to monitor its anti-bribery and corruption systems

19 August 2011 by Administrator

9 Bedford Row notes the nearly £7 million fine imposed on Willis Limited by the FSA for failures to monitor its anti-bribery and corruption systems

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9 Bedford Row observes the National Crime Agency (NCA)

9 June 2011 by Administrator

9 Bedford Row notes with interest the release of details from the Home Office as to the proposed remit of the National Crime Agency (NCA) and its constituent parts.

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Women's convictions for domestic violence 'double'

9 June 2011 by Administrator

Figures obtained from the Crown Prosecution Service showed that almost 4,000 women were successfully prosecuted in the past year, compared with 1,500 women in 2005, a 169% increase.

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R v Weiner [2011] EWCA Crim 1249

9 June 2011 by Administrator

Sentence of 12 years’ imprisonment reduced to 10 following conviction for one of the most serious and shocking examples of perverting the course of justice in which a rival for the position of school caretaker embarked on a careful and concerted campaign to frame his rival for possession of child pornography.

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R v Twist & Others [2011] EWCA Crim 1143

9 June 2011 by Administrator

An important and elucidating re-statement of the hearsay principles included in the Criminal Justice Act 2003 with particular reference to text messages. The Court reminded the lower courts that implied assertions in communications which are in effect the common knowledge or basis of the conversations will not be hearsay by virtue of section 115 of the CJA 2003 because neither party made the statements with an intention to cause the other party to believe or act upon the implied statement. A question is unlikely to contain a statement.

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