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Statistical data set: Outcome of unduly lenient sentence referrals

Statistical data set: Outcome of unduly lenient sentence referrals

Recent sentences examined by the Attorney General’s Office under the Unduly Lenient Sentence Scheme.

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Detailed guide: Attorney General's civil panel counsel: appointments, membership lists and off panel counsel

Detailed guide: Attorney General's civil panel counsel: appointments, membership lists and off panel counsel

Recruitment process, rates of pay, overview of the panel, lists of members and guidance for barristers who work ‘off panel’.

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Statistical data set: Outcome of unduly lenient sentence referrals

Statistical data set: Outcome of unduly lenient sentence referrals

Recent sentences examined by the Attorney General’s Office under the Unduly Lenient Sentence Scheme.

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Manchester English language test scammers have sentences increased

Manchester English language test scammers have sentences increased

Muhammad Bilal and Mehboob Jilani ran colleges where non-EEA nationals could take an English language test as part of making UK visa applications.

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Press release: Manchester English language test scammers have sentences increased

Press release: Manchester English language test scammers have sentences increased

Muhammad Bilal and Mehboob Jilani ran colleges where non-EEA nationals could take an English language test as part of making UK visa applications.

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Leicester revenge arsonist has sentence increased

Leicester revenge arsonist has sentence increased

Darren Finnemore has had his sentence increased after lighting a series of fires in a revenge arson attack.

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Press release: Leicester revenge arsonist has sentence increased

Press release: Leicester revenge arsonist has sentence increased

Darren Finnemore has had his sentence increased after lighting a series of fires in a revenge arson attack.

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Solicitor General's speech at Cambridge Symposium on Economic Crime 2019

Solicitor General's speech at Cambridge Symposium on Economic Crime 2019

The Solicitor General discusses some of the UK's key successes in tackling economic crime and the UK government's ambitious Economic Crime Plan.

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Speech: Solicitor General's speech at Cambridge Symposium on Economic Crime 2019

Speech: Solicitor General's speech at Cambridge Symposium on Economic Crime 2019

The Solicitor General discusses some of the UK's key successes in tackling economic crime and the UK government's ambitious Economic Crime Plan.

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Letters regarding the Legislation (Wales) Bill

Letters regarding the Legislation (Wales) Bill

Letters from the Solicitor General Michael Ellis QC MP to Jeremy Miles AC/AM and Elin Jones AC.

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Attorneys General lead international cooperation to combat cybercrime

Attorneys General lead international cooperation to combat cybercrime

Five Attorneys General from the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand have today formalised their international cooperation in the fight against cybercrime.

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Child rapist has sentence increased

Child rapist has sentence increased

Bouzan subjected two young victims to a campaign of sexual abuse.

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Sentence increased for man convicted of sexual assault on woman

Sentence increased for man convicted of sexual assault on woman

Lee Fox has been sentenced to 12 months' imprisonment suspended for 2 years.

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New Solicitor General sworn in

New Solicitor General sworn in

Michael Ellis QC MP appointed as Solicitor General for England and Wales.

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Home Secretary hosts ‘Five Eyes’ security summit

Home Secretary hosts ‘Five Eyes’ security summit

Key allies meet to agree joint action to counter current and emerging security threats.

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New Solicitor General appointed

New Solicitor General appointed

Michael Ellis MP has been appointed as Solicitor General for England and Wales.

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Nottingham teen has sentence increased for knife attack

Nottingham teen has sentence increased for knife attack

The offender was originally sentenced to an 18 month rehabilitation order in May.

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Nottingham teen has sentence increased for knife attack

Nottingham teen has sentence increased for knife attack

The offender was originally sentenced to an 18 month rehabilitation order in May.

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Sophie Holmes held in contempt of court

Sophie Holmes held in contempt of court

Today at the Royal Courts of Justice Sophie Holmes admitted to being in contempt of court.

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More jail time for mother complicit in daughter’s sexual assault

More jail time for mother complicit in daughter’s sexual assault

Mary-Louisa Andrews has had her sentence increased to 5 years.

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Stephen Yaxley Lennon committed to prison for contempt of court

Stephen Yaxley Lennon committed to prison for contempt of court

Yaxley-Lennon was sentenced today after being found to be in contempt of court by the High Court on July 5.

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Swaleside prison drug smuggler jailed after ULS referral

Swaleside prison drug smuggler jailed after ULS referral

Drug smuggler, Ayesha Hibbert is sent to prison after her original sentence was referred to the Court of Appeal.

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99 criminals have sentences increased under unduly lenient sentence scheme

99 criminals have sentences increased under unduly lenient sentence scheme

Law Officers challenged 140 sentences in 2018

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Stephen Yaxley Lennon held in contempt of court

Stephen Yaxley Lennon held in contempt of court

The High Court found Yaxley-Lennon to be in contempt of court, sentencing will take place at a later date.

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Solicitor General welcomes modern slavery conviction

Solicitor General welcomes modern slavery conviction

Ignacy Brzezinski, Wojciech Nowakowski, and Jan Sadowski were sentenced to a total of 20 years 6 months' imprisonment.

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Bolton robber who broke victim’s cheekbone jailed for longer

Bolton robber who broke victim’s cheekbone jailed for longer

Anthony Fearn has now been given an immediate custodial sentence.

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Sentence increase for teaching assistant who had sex with her pupil

Sentence increase for teaching assistant who had sex with her pupil

Freya Squires has had her sentence increased to 4 years 8 months' imprisonment by the Court of Appeal.

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Apply to the Attorney General’s Civil Counsel: Regional panel

Apply to the Attorney General’s Civil Counsel: Regional panel

The competition to refresh the Regional panel is now open.

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Family of Carole Myers can apply for fresh inquest

Family of Carole Myers can apply for fresh inquest

Solicitor General gives consent for the family of Carole Myers to apply to the High Court for a fresh inquest into her death

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Apply to the Attorney General’s Civil Panel Counsel

Apply to the Attorney General’s Civil Panel Counsel

Applications are invited from advocates interested in joining the London C Panel to undertake civil and EU work for government departments.

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Coventry killers face longer in jail

Coventry killers face longer in jail

Murderers Stephen Weeks and Drew Thorpe have had their sentences increased following ULS referral

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Appointments to the Attorney General’s Special Advocate Panel

Appointments to the Attorney General’s Special Advocate Panel

Apply to the Attorney General’s Special Advocate Panel.

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Family of Deepcut soldier can apply for fresh inquest

Family of Deepcut soldier can apply for fresh inquest

Attorney General gives consent for the family of Private Geoff Gray to apply to the High Court for a fresh inquest into his death.

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£4.2m criminal assets split between Home Office and Jersey

£4.2m criminal assets split between Home Office and Jersey

More than £4 million of criminal assets will be split between Jersey and the Home Office

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No new inquest into military deaths

No new inquest into military deaths

The Attorney General has decided not to provide his authority for an application to be made to the High Court for new inquests

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False terror kidnap claim trio to serve an extra 6 years in jail

False terror kidnap claim trio to serve an extra 6 years in jail

A West Midlands policeman and his two accomplices who claimed terrorists were going to kidnap a fellow officer were today sentenced to a cumulative 6 extra years in jail.

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Attorney General to defend Brexit legal challenge

Attorney General to defend Brexit legal challenge

Attorney General to defend Brexit legal challenge in the High Court

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Evesham child sex offender faces 5 year prison term after originally being sentenced to community order

Evesham child sex offender faces 5 year prison term after originally being sentenced to community order

The Court of Appeal today increased the sentence of Evesham child sex offender Daniel Mills after an intervention by Attorney General Jeremy Wright QC MP.

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Undertaking provided for witnesses in undercover policing inquiry

Undertaking provided for witnesses in undercover policing inquiry

Individuals providing certain evidence to the Undercover Policing Inquiry can do so without fear of prosecution

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Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme ensuring justice for victims of crime and their families

Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme ensuring justice for victims of crime and their families

More than 100 offenders had their prison sentences lengthened following referrals by the Attorney and Solicitor General to the Court of Appeal under the Unduly Lenient Sentence (ULS) scheme during 2015.

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Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme ensuring justice for victims of crime and their families

Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme ensuring justice for victims of crime and their families

More than 100 offenders had their prison sentences lengthened following referrals by the Attorney and Solicitor General to the Court of Appeal under the Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme during 2015.

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Bona Vacantia’s IT systems unavailable

Bona Vacantia’s IT systems unavailable

All Bona Vacantia’s IT systems will be unavailable on Thursday 11 August

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Solicitor General Robert Buckland visits CPS North East to speak about hate crime

Solicitor General Robert Buckland visits CPS North East to speak about hate crime

The Solicitor General will encourage victims to report hate crimes during a visit to Crown Prosecution Service offices in Newcastle.

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Two jurors found guilty of contempt of court

Two jurors found guilty of contempt of court

Two jurors found guilty of contempt of court were sentenced to suspended prison terms after a hearing in the Royal Courts of Justice today.

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4 more years in jail for violent Witham man

4 more years in jail for violent Witham man

A violent offender who carried out a number of brutish assaults in Essex town centres sentenced to spend an extra 4 years in jail

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