Court Update UK, 4th April

Old Bailey (Central Criminal Court):
  1. Sophie Lionnet death: Nanny ‘could have drowned in bath’
  2. Sophie Lionnet: French nanny ‘could have drowned in the bath after a fall or punch in the face’, court hears
Royal Courts of Justice:
  1. Journalists and judges must ‘act together to protect open justice’, says Chartered Institute of Journalists
  2. Judge to consider challenge to rape trial reporting restrictions
Newcastle Crown Court:
  1. Gateshead woman registered the birth of a baby who did not exist – so she could pocket tax credits
Lincoln Crown Court:
  1. Lincoln Cathedral school teacher admits abusing boys
  2. Former Lincoln teacher admits sexually abusing young boys
Blackfriars Crown Court:
  1. Homeopath who told Kate Middleton to burn her bra jailed for dangerous ‘medical’ claims
Cardiff Crown Court:
  1. Child rapist confessed his crimes to Childline and the Samaritans
  2. Shop manager stole almost £60,000 to fund his gambling addiction
Ipswich Crown Court:
  1. Neighbour allegedly shot dog after it came into his garden, crown court told
Manchester Crown Court:
  1. Man goes on trial accused of raping woman in hotel room after night out
Liverpool Crown Court:
  1. Yobs smashed into police officer’s car in Birkenhead tunnel after 110mph chase
  2. Two people arrested by armed police to stand trial over sawn-off shotgun



Tours of and talks on Legal London: the Royal Courts of Justice, Old Bailey and the Inns of Court.

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