Some of the most distinguished professors of law in the land and they think that she was sent down for speeding...?Here, where I spend my time, the building is filled with some of the most senior and distinguished lawyers in the land. All either professors or doctors of law, who spend a good deal of time advising the government, other governments, and many official organisations. Having spoken - in passing and general conversation with many - their view is that this woman is a self-serving, attention seeking fool. And probably quite stupid, to boot. The feeling is that she should never practice la and she deserves her punishment for being such a fool as to try to evade what is, is, after all, a very minor traffic offence.
I like these people!
No, they think that she was especially stupid in not accepting that she had been speeding but had compounded that quite minor offence by trying to evade, deny and subsequently perjure herself. not to mention the small matter of perverting the course of justice.Some of the most distinguished professors or law in the land and they think that she was sent down for speeding...?
My faith is definitely shattering here!!
The full BSB Code of Conduct handbook is available here: https://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/media/1974165/bsb_handbook_january_2019.pdfCD1 You must observe your duty to the court in the administration of justice.
CD2 You must act in the best interests of each client.
CD3 You must act with honesty, and with integrity.
gC1 The Core Duties are not presented in order of precedence, subject to the following:
.1 CD1 overrides any other core duty, if and to the extent the two are inconsistent.
gC9 Rule rC4 makes it clear that your duty to act in the best interests of your client is subject to your duty
to the court. For example, if your client were to tell you that they have committed the crime with which
they were charged, in order to be able to ensure compliance with Rule rC4 on the one hand and Rule
rC3 and Rule rC6 on the other:
.1 you would not be entitled to disclose that information to the court without your client’s consent;
.2 you would not be misleading the court if, after your client had entered a plea of ‘not guilty’, you
were to test in cross-examination the reliability of the evidence of the prosecution witnesses and
then address the jury to the effect that the prosecution had not succeeded in making them sure
of your client’s guilt.
gC10 However, you would be misleading the court and would therefore be in breach of Rules rC5 and rC6 if
you were to set up a positive case inconsistent with the confession, as for example by:
.1 suggesting to prosecution witnesses, calling your client or your witnesses to show; or submitting
to the jury, that your client did not commit the crime; or
.2 suggesting that someone else had done so; or
.3 putting forward an alibi.
... full article linky ... Peterborough MP Fiona Onasanya’s appeal to be heard next monthPeterborough MP Fiona Onasanya’s appeal against her conviction will be heard next month.
Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow said a hearing had been listed for March 5.