Plea Bargaining in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • McKinnon v United States of America
    • House of Lords
    • 30 Jul 2008

    Using his home computer the appellant, through the internet, identified US Government network computers with an open Microsoft Windows connection and from those extracted the identities of certain administrative accounts and associated passwords.

  • McKinnon v United States of America
    • Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)
    • 03 Abr 2007

    In addition to making submissions about the likely length of any sentence in the United States, Mr Lawson also submits that the conditions of detention both before trial and after sentence raise human rights issues. He draws our attention to material provided by Amnesty and from American case law regarding the use of stun guns and the like against detainees in American prisons. We find nothing in all this to assist Mr McKinnon's case.

    We agree with that analysis. Submissions similar to those advanced by Mr Lawson were advanced on behalf of the appellant in Bermingham. There, neither the fact that the appellants were United Kingdom nationals nor anything else about their circumstances brought them within the scope of exceptionality. We agree with Mr Summers that, if anything, the US links in the present case are stronger than they were in Bermingham and the UK links are weaker.

    In the present case Mr McKinnon has been able to raise his human rights points in this Court in the context of his appeal against the decision of the District Judge. At that stage a challenge to a refusal of the Secretary of State to reconsider extradition on human rights grounds may arise (subject to the high threshold), albeit probably in judicial review proceedings rather than by way of statutory appeal.

  • R v Goodyear (Karl)
    • Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
    • 20 Abr 2005

    Once an indication has been given, it is binding and remains binding on the judge who has given it, and it also binds any other judge who becomes responsible for the case. If, after a reasonable opportunity to consider his position in the light of the indication, the defendant does not plead guilty, the indication will cease to have effect.

  • Norris v Government of the United States of America
    • Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)
    • 25 Ene 2007

    Following service of the subpoena, Mr Norris instructed, through a "task force" he set up for the purpose, all Morgan entities involved in the price-fixing conspiracy to remove, conceal or destroy any documentary material, in particular Morgan's sales files in Europe, evidencing Morgan's involvement in the conspiracy. He also instructed the retention and concealment of certain documents to enable Morgan to continue monitoring the working of the conspiracy.

  • Three Rivers District Council v Governor and Company of the Bank of England (No. 3)
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 04 Dic 1998

    "There is no doubt in my mind that BCCI has centralised its management, control and operations in the City. This is a UK- based bank, with its White House encompassing two buildings fronting Leadenhall Street and three at the rear. There is absolutely no way that we should continue the pretence that Luxembourg are the prime supervisors.

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Legislation
  • Tanners' Indemnity, etc. Act 1799
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 1799
    ......it please your Majesty that it may be enacted;' and be it enacted by the King's most ... taw the same; and that so much of the said Act as prohibits the bargaining, buying, contracting for, or bespeaking any rough Hides, or Calf Skin in ......
  • Easter Offerings and Tithes Act 1548
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 1548
    ...... Authority aforesaid, That every Person exercising Merchandises, Bargaining and Selling, Clothing, Handicraft or other Art or Faculty, being such Kind ... or most abiding, the said Judge Ecclesiastical may then at his Pleasure signify to the King in his Court of Chancery, of the State and Condition ......
  • Worsted Yarn Act 1547
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 1547
    ......please the King's most Royal Majesty, by the Assent of the Lords Spiritual and ... had or made, so that the same Person and Persons so buying or bargaining, or taking. Promise to buy or bargain the said Wools, do sell or retail ......
  • Criminal Procedure Act 1851
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 1851
    ......In every Indictment for Subornation of Perjury, or for corrupt bargaining or contracting with any Person to commit wilful and corrupt Perjury, or ...Session at which such Indictment shall be found, he or she shall plead to such Indictment, and Trial. shall proceed thereupon, at such same ......
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