Tag: Crime

The Supreme Court just overturned the dishonesty test in R v Ghosh. Here’s why.

This high-stakes gambling case makes a significant change to the landscape of criminal, civil fraud and professional misconduct law. It will be of interest to many lawyers, plus students and teachers of law.

Major case clarifies liability of healthcare professionals for gross negligence manslaughter

The Court of Appeal has clarified the correct approach to the issue of reasonable foreseeability in gross negligence manslaughter cases, with implications for a vast number of regulated healthcare professionals.

Amber Rudd unlawfully detained & failed to deport notorious fraudster James Ibori

The Home Secretary misused her powers to try and keep Mr Ibori in detention, rather than focusing on deporting him to Nigeria, the High Court has found.

UK Supreme Court rules on Article 8 in deportation appeals

Whether deportation of a “foreign criminal” infringes a person’s right to family and private life in the UK cannot be assessed only through the prism of the Immigration Rules. However, Judges must give considerable weight to the Rules, according to the Supreme Court cases of Ali and Makhlouf.

The new offence of ‘controlling or coercive behaviour’

From 29 December 2015, a person who repeatedly controls or coerces another in the context of a domestic relationship may […]