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Litigation against Post Office 'Fraud' cases

The High Court in London has granted a group litigation order which will allow sub-postmasters to challenge the Post Office. Since the early noughties, financial irregularities at Post Offices across the country have led to many sub-postmasters losing their jobs and being forced to repay financial shortfalls. Some were prosecuted for fraud, theft and false accounting. The group litigation order allows individuals who have been affected by the controversy to join the litigation until 26th July 2017.

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Pleading Guilty Online - A Threat to Justice?

It has been announced that a scheme which will allow people to plead guilty online will go ahead, despite criticism from access to justice campaigners. In the Ministry of Justice report ‘Transforming our Justice System’, published this month, the Government re-emphasised its message that the justice system must provide ‘better value’ and should be faster and easier to use.

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Law Commission Report Calls for Reform of Disclosure & Barring System

A Law Commission report has found major flaws in the system for the disclosure of criminal records in England and Wales. The Home Office requested the Law Commission examine the effectiveness of what is known as "filtering". Filtering is a system by which an individual is not required to disclose their full criminal offending history if the convictions are for old and minor offences. The report came back with the conclusion that the law surrounding disclosure was confusing, and recommended a full review of the current regime.

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The case of Anthony France: how does the media interact with the law?

The media can often have an uneasy relationship with the law, particularly given that a number of publications will employ unusual tactics in order to remain ‘ahead of the game’ in what is known to be an incredibly competitive industry. The recent case of Anthony Jonathan France v R is a prime example of this, where a criminal journalist succeeded in appealing his conviction for his part in making payments to a public official in exchange for news stories.

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Scandal in football

Football is close to the heart of many people in the UK with a great many having great adoration for the talent and skill of those that play ‘the beautiful game’. Unfortunately, a dark cloud has gathered over the world of football recently, following revelations from former players that they had been the victims of sexual abuse by some of their coachers/ trainers when they were young. The number of reports of historic sexual abuse in British football has snowballed in recent weeks, with a report highlighting that the police are investigating as many as 83 potential suspects (reported here)

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26 February 2017

The High Court in London has granted a group litigation order which will allow sub-postmasters to challenge the Post Office. Since the early noughties, financial irregularities at Post Offices across the country have led to many sub-postmasters losin.

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