Category

1996 cases


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Case and summary Date added Categories
* Life sentence or hospital order R v Mitchell (1997) 1 Cr App R (S) 90The trial judge had followed R v Fleming (1993) 14 Cr App R (S) 151 in imposing a life sentence rather than a restricted hospital order despite medical opinions being unanimous and a bed being available in a secure hospital, on the basis that the appellant absconding from an earlier hospital order and killing again amounted to exceptional circumstances. The Court of Appeal held that Fleming had been wrongly decided (the Court had believed that the Home Secretary released from a life sentence when in fact it was the Parole Board) and allowed the appeal in this case. 2021‑06‑28 21:28:25 1996 cases, Cases, Judgment available on MHLO, Life sentence cases, Neutral citation unknown or not applicable, Transcript


R v Press Complaints Commission, ex parte Ian Stewart-Brady [1996] EWCA Civ 986 — "This is a renewed application for leave to apply for judicial review in relation to an adjudication of the Press Complaints Commission. ... The application arises out of a publication in The Sun newspaper on 26 July 1995. The publication contained an article relating to the applicant, Ian Brady, who was convicted of murder and is now a patient at the Ashworth Hospital. The effect of the article was that he was being treated in a way which was wholly inappropriate having regard to the very serious crimes which he had committed. No complaint, however, is made about the article. Although Mr Beloff certainly does not approve of its contents, he accepts that he cannot say that there was any justification for complaining about the article. His complaint is that the article has alongside it a substantial photograph of the applicant, albeit a photograph which is indistinct and does not show Mr Brady clearly. ... Looking at the matter as a whole, I do not think there is any prospect of this application succeeding and therefore I would dismiss it." 2018‑04‑27 20:00:41 1996 cases, Judgment available on Bailii, Miscellaneous cases, No summary, Transcript


Law Hospital NHS Trust v Lord Advocate (1996) ScotCS CSIH 2 — "The purpose of these proceedings is to obtain the sanction of the court to the termination of nutrition and hydration and all other life sustaining treatment to a patient at Law Hospital." 2009‑11‑30 23:05:58 1996 cases, Best interests, Judgment available on Bailii, No summary, Scottish cases, Transcript


R v Disley v [1996] EWCA Crim 362 — Appeal against restriction order dismissed. 2009‑04‑11 12:17:16 1996 cases, Judgment missing from Bailii, No summary, Restriction order cases, Transcript


R (Kalibala) v MHRT [1996] EWHC Admin 201Application for leave to move for judicial review adjourned (applicant appeared in person; grounds appeared "scurrilous and vexatious") 2008‑09‑13 07:10:43 1996 cases, Brief summary, Judgment available offline, Judgment missing from Bailii, Transcript, Unimportant cases


* Release date R (Evans) v Brockhill Prison [1996] EWHC Admin 234"These applications concern a third situation: where a defendant spends time in custody awaiting trial for more than one offence, and is on conviction sentenced to concurrent or overlapping terms of custody. To what extent is account to be taken, in assessing the term of custody to be served in pursuance of the sentence in that situation, of time spent in custody (otherwise than for some unrelated reason) before the sentences were imposed?" 2008‑09‑12 15:48:16 1996 cases, Cases, Judgment available on MHLO, Judgment missing from Bailii, Prison law cases, Transcript