|Supreme Court UK LIbrary|
a) From 27th to 29th October, the Supreme Court heard the joint enterprise case of R v Jogee. The proceedings may be viewed via the Supreme Court website. Previous post. The joint enterprise doctrine* (an aspect of accessorial criminal liability) is particularly problematic and it was claimed in court that the law took a wrong turning with the decision in Chan Wing-Siu v The Queen  UKPC 27. The present state of the law was described by Felicity Gerry QC (counsel for Jogee) as "a dog's breakfast." Miss Gerry invited the court to re-express the law in terms of requiring knowledge of the essential elements of the offence committed by the principal (or the type of offence) together with acts that demonstrate an intent to assist or encourage that offence (or type of offence).
b) On 4th November, the Supreme Court will hand down judgment in the £85 parking overstay charge case of Parking Eye Ltd v Beavis. Previous post.
c) Former Attorney-General Dominic Grieve QC has said that the Prime Minister should not have changed the Ministerial Code - The Guardian 28th October. Previous post.
d) The prime minister’s policy of ordering