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22nd Nov 2018Newsflash

R v Tas [2018] EWCA Crim 2603: manslaughter and joint enterprise post-Jogee

The Court of Appeal yesterday handed down a judgment dealing with the tricky issue of manslaughter following the Supreme Court’s decision in R v Jogee; Ruddock v The Queen [2016] UKSC 8. An appeal based on the concept of overwhelming supervening event was dismissed. Ali Tas had been acquitted of murder and convicted of manslaughter. […]

6th Sep 2018Newsflash

Litigation Privilege Restored by Court of Appeal in ENRC v SFO

In a resounding defeat for the Serious Fraud Office the President of the Queen’s Bench Division, Sir Brian Leveson, has re-asserted orthodoxy in allowing ENRC’s appeal against the judgment of Andrews J in the High Court. The facts of the case will be well known to most readers. The Serious Fraud Office had sought a […]

14th Aug 2018Newsflash

No Presumption of Erasure: Bawa-Garba v GMC [2018] EWCA Civ 1879

The Court of Appeal handed down its long awaited judgment concerning Dr Bawa-Garba, overturning the Divisional Court’s decision that her conviction for gross negligence manslaughter necessitated erasure from the Medical Register. The facts of this tragic case have been rehearsed many times in the media. In brief, Dr Bawa-Garba had treated a young patient who […]

31st Jul 2018Newsflash

Newsflash: Sentencing Guidelines for Manslaughter Introduced

The Sentencing Council has published new guidelines for how offenders convicted of manslaughter should be sentenced in England and Wales. The guideline comes into force on 1 November 2018. Purpose This is the first time that comprehensive guidelines have been drawn up for these very serious and difficult cases, which often have great variation in […]