Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Intermediate Diet

Tomorrow, Wednesday 13th April, I attend Stonehaven Sheriff Court for my intermediate diet.

In terms of section 148(1) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 the purpose of an intermediate diet is to ascertain:

"So far as is reasonably practicable, whether the case is likely to proceed to trial on the date assigned as the trial diet and, in particular - the state of preparation of the prosecutor and of the accused with respect to their cases; whether the accused intends to adhere to the plea of not guilty, and the extent to which the prosecutor and the accused have complied with the duty under section 257(1) of this Act."

 My case is one of 52 listed for Stonehaven and I will not be in front of Sheriff Patrick Davies, who dealt with my previous hearings, as he has recently retired.

 An intermediate diet is usually a very brief administrative procedure but I have learnt to expect the unexpected !

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 I note that Elish Angiolini has lined herself up with a summer job to begin shortly after she leaves the post of Lord Advocate in May. She has landed a position as a visiting professor at a Law School in Florida.

 
http://www.law.stetson.edu/tmpl/academics/internal-1.aspx?id=11538

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 I am encouraged by the actions of Devon and Cornwall Police who are actively investigating allegations of sexual abuse dating back to the 1980's and are exhuming the body of one of the victims. 

http://latestnews.virginmedia.com/news/uk/2011/04/12/body_exhumation_in_sex_abuse_probe

8 comments:

  1. Very best wishes from us here in Jersey Robert.

    No quarter

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  2. I think we should warn our American friends.

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  3. I hope it goes well for you.

    It seems they also seek to deny you your rights under Article 6 European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The fact you are denied Legal Aid means that your Right to a Fair Hearing is jeopardised.

    This is similar to the tactics being used against Stuart Syvret in his battle on Jersey.



    Jo

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  4. Please email the staff, and tell them about HG and Angiolini.

    Here is the email list. Just copy and paste:

    adams@law.stetson.edu
    allen@law.stetson.edu
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