On 6 May the Administrative Court (consisting of Lord Thomas CJ, Ryder LJ and Ouseley J) handed down judgment in the case of Celinski and others, and established the proper approach to be taken in extradition cases (both at first instance and on appeal) where a requested person relies on Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (the right to private and family life).
Private prosecutions are a historic feature of the criminal justice system, and have persisted despite the creation first of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in 1879 and later of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in 1986.
The first procedural step for any private prosecutor is to lay an information at a magistrates’ court. Section 1 of the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980 governs such courts’ issuing of process; that is, on the laying of an information, the issue of a summons or an arrest warrant concerning the person named in the information (the suspect), in order to bring the person before the court to answer to the allegation...
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published its 2015/16 business plan. It has identified technological challenges as one of the key risk drivers, while recognising that of course innovative uses of technology bring benefits to consumers.