GovWire

Attorney Generals Office


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.

0 comments Read Full Article
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

0 comments Read Full Article
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.

0 comments Read Full Article
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

0 comments Read Full Article
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.

0 comments Read Full Article
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.

0 comments Read Full Article
£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

0 comments Read Full Article
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

0 comments Read Full Article
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.

0 comments Read Full Article
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

0 comments Read Full Article
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.

0 comments Read Full Article
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

0 comments Read Full Article
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.

0 comments Read Full Article
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.

0 comments Read Full Article
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

0 comments Read Full Article
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.

0 comments Read Full Article
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.

0 comments Read Full Article

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.

0 comments Read Full Article

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

0 comments Read Full Article

Doncaster rapist to spend twice as long in jail

Doncaster rapist to spend twice as long in jail

A man who imprisoned and raped a woman in Doncaster will have to twice as long in prison after the Court of Appeal increased his prison sentence to 8 years’ imprisonment.

0 comments Read Full Article

Prisoner who threw boiling water at nurse sentenced to 11 years jail

Prisoner who threw boiling water at nurse sentenced to 11 years jail

A violent prisoner in HMP Preston who threw boiling water in the face of a nurse today had his sentence increased to 11 years in jail

0 comments Read Full Article

North London attacker sentenced to life in prison

North London attacker sentenced to life in prison

A violent offender who carried two brutal attacks using bottles and a pair of scissors as weapons was today sentenced to life imprisonment.

0 comments Read Full Article

Footballer found guilty of contempt of court

Footballer found guilty of contempt of court

A semi-professional footballer who was caught tweeting about playing football 24 hours after making a dishonest insurance claim for whiplash today admitted contempt of court.

0 comments Read Full Article

Leeds robber has prison term more than doubled

Leeds robber has prison term more than doubled

A robber from Leeds who violently attacked and strangled his elderly uncle today had his jail term more than doubled to 9 years’ imprisonment after a referral by Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC MP.

0 comments Read Full Article

West Midlands gang to spend 50 more years in jail

West Midlands gang to spend 50 more years in jail

16 Birmingham gang members who supplied guns and ammunition to criminals across the country will be spending over 50 more years in prison following a Court of Appeal decision today.

0 comments Read Full Article

Security and countering violent extremism on the agenda at the Quintet of Attorneys General in Washington

Security and countering violent extremism on the agenda at the Quintet of Attorneys General in Washington

The Attorneys General and other ministerial representatives from 5 countries recently met in Washington DC to discuss continued successful cooperation on a range of national security measures.

0 comments Read Full Article

Margate man has prison term increased for stabbing attack

Margate man has prison term increased for stabbing attack

A man who carried out a stabbing attack outside the Lido club in Margate last year was today sentenced to an increased prison term by the Court of Appeal.

0 comments Read Full Article

Burnley rapist sentenced to two and half more years in jail

Burnley rapist sentenced to two and half more years in jail

A Burnley man who raped a woman during a night out had his 3 year prison sentence increased to 5 and a half years by the Court of Appeal.

0 comments Read Full Article

Reading teenager sentenced to life in prison for attempted murder and rape

Reading teenager sentenced to life in prison for attempted murder and rape

The Court of Appeal has today increased the unduly lenient sentence of Callum Stroomer to life in prison with a minimum of 13 years for the vicious attempted murder of two teenage girls while he was on bail for the rape and sexual assault of two other teenage girls.

0 comments Read Full Article

Child sex offender sent to prison after suspended sentence is overturned

Child sex offender sent to prison after suspended sentence is overturned

The Court of Appeal today sentenced child sex offender Matthew Ian Bell to 3 years in prison after overturning his original suspended sentence.

0 comments Read Full Article

Rapist sentenced to 3 years in jail after appeal

Rapist sentenced to 3 years in jail after appeal

A man convicted of historical rape charges was today sentenced to serve 3 years in prison after the Court of Appeal overturned his original two year suspended sentence.

0 comments Read Full Article

London woman has manslaughter sentence increased

London woman has manslaughter sentence increased

Sarah Sands today had her prison sentence for the killing of convicted paedophile Michael Pleasted increased to seven and a half years’ imprisonment by the Court of Appeal.

0 comments Read Full Article

Drug smuggler gets 5 more years in jail

Drug smuggler gets 5 more years in jail

Convicted drug smuggler James Hill was today sentenced to 11 years in prison after the Court of Appeal overturned his original sentence.

0 comments Read Full Article

North London man has manslaughter sentence doubled

North London man has manslaughter sentence doubled

The Court of Appeal has today doubled the prison sentence of James Richardson to a total of 12 years’ imprisonment with an extension period of 5 years for the drunken, violent killing of his girlfriend, Natalia Czekaj.

0 comments Read Full Article

Hit and run driver receives increased prison term

Hit and run driver receives increased prison term

Ruman Ali, the driver of a car that caused the death of Coventry student Kieran Dhaliwal in October 2013, was today sentenced to an increased prison term after a hearing in the Court of Appeal.

0 comments Read Full Article

Brighton burglar Ryan Lewis sees prison sentence increased

Brighton burglar Ryan Lewis sees prison sentence increased

Brighton burglar Ryan Lewis was today sentenced to an increased prison term after a referral to the Court of Appeal by Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC MP.

0 comments Read Full Article

Increased number of prosecutors to take on ULS work

Increased number of prosecutors to take on ULS work

Attorney General Jeremy Wright QC MP today announced the launch of a pilot programme to allow a wider range of prosecutors to conduct appeals into Unduly Lenient Sentences (ULS) on behalf of the Government.

0 comments Read Full Article

Court of Appeal increases indecent assault sentence

Court of Appeal increases indecent assault sentence

The Court of Appeal today imposed a sentence of 3 and a half years' imprisonment on Marie McCarthy for indecent assault of a 15 year old

0 comments Read Full Article

Prison sentences of West Midlands gang referred to Court of Appeal

Prison sentences of West Midlands gang referred to Court of Appeal

Fourteen offenders linked to the infamous Burger Bar Boys gang in Birmingham may have their prison sentences increased after a referral today by Solicitor General, Robert Buckland QC MP.

0 comments Read Full Article

Media Advisory: Contempt of Court Act

Media Advisory: Contempt of Court Act

Editors and publishers are reminded of their responsibilities under the Act and should take legal advice to ensure they fully comply

0 comments Read Full Article

Northern burglary gang receive increased prison sentences

Northern burglary gang receive increased prison sentences

The Court of Appeal has today increased the unduly lenient sentences of Richard Copeland, Glenn Milburn and Ian Froom for a spate of burglaries in the north east of England.

0 comments Read Full Article

North Shields robbers receive increased sentences

North Shields robbers receive increased sentences

The Court of Appeal has today increased the unduly lenient sentences of Paul Oliver and Thomas Bailey to 19 years’ imprisonment with an extended four year licence period for a number of violent offences.

0 comments Read Full Article

Newcastle paedophile’s sentence increased to six and a half years

Newcastle paedophile’s sentence increased to six and a half years

The Court of Appeal has today increased the custodial sentence of Bahmani Ahmadi to 6 years and 6 months’ imprisonment.

0 comments Read Full Article

Beccles rapist to spend longer in prison

Beccles rapist to spend longer in prison

The Court of Appeal today increased the unduly lenient sentence handed to rapist Martin Tom.

0 comments Read Full Article

Swansea armed robber found to be a dangerous offender

Swansea armed robber found to be a dangerous offender

The Court of Appeal today imposed an extended sentence of imprisonment against Swansea armed robber Robert Quinn after finding him to be a dangerous offender.

0 comments Read Full Article

Recent Comments

Follow Us on Twitter

Share This


Enjoyed this? Why not share it with others if you've found it useful by using one of the tools below: