Judge who caused controversy by describing a 13-year-old victim as "predatory" fails to apologise as he increases paedophile's sentence.
A prosecutor and a judge who used the word "predatory" to refer to a 13-year-old sex abuse victim are facing investigations.
A look at some of the most controversial comments made by British judges.
Earlier this year, the CPS admitted this was a missed chance to charge Savile while he was alive, because victims were not taken seriously enough.
Alison Levitt QC found that "had the police and prosecutors taken a different approach" prosecutions could have been possible in relation to three victims.
Jo, a sexual abuse victim whose change.org petition sparked the public outcry and CPS investigation into the Robert Colover prosecution remarks, said:
It's good news that [Robert] Colover won't be asked to undertake these kinds of prosecutions any longer.
It sends a clear message that these kind of comments are completely inappropriate.
The CPS must implement mandatory specialist training in all sexual offences cases to ensure a culture shift in the legal profession; this will ensure that it protects vulnerable witnesses.
A CPS spokesman said:
Counsel in the case agreed that he should not have used the expression that he did and deeply regretted his choice of words.
It was agreed that he would resign from the CPS Rape Panel of advocates and will no longer undertake prosecutions involving serious sexual offences or child sexual abuse.
He will remain on our general advocate panel and will still be instructed in other criminal cases. The DPP is satisfied that no further action needs be taken in relation to this case.
A review by Keir Starmer, Director of Public Prosecutions, found the use of the word "predatory" by prosecutor Robert Colover was not from police or prosecution information.
The DPP says the language used was "grossly inappropriate"
Prosecutor Robert Colover, who called a 13-year-old sexual abuse victim "predatory", has been banned by the CPS from sexual offences cases after review.
He says he regrets his words.
Benefit cheats will face increased jail terms of up to 10 years in a crackdown on those who "flout the system", Britain's most senior prosecutor has said.
Keir Starmer QC warned it was time for a "tough stance" against the perpetrators of benefit and tax credit fraud as he set out new guidelines for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).
The Director of Public Prosecutions said the £1.9 billion annual cost of the crime to the taxpayer should be at the "forefront of lawyers' minds" when considering whether a prosecution was in the public interest.
A top prosecutor has denied there is a "celebrity witch-hunt" in the wake of the acquittal of Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell on child sex abuse charges.
Nazir Afzal, the Crown Prosecution Service national lead on child sexual exploitation, said "nobody should be above the law" and it that is the Crown's job to look at evidence, follow it wherever it may go and then present it.
Speaking at a child sexual exploitation conference in Blackburn, Mr Afzal stressed that each case was assessed on its own merits, regardless of whether a suspect had a high public profile.
A statement from the Attorney General's Office said:
Having carefully reviewed this case, the Attorney General, Dominic Grieve QC MP, has decided to refer the sentence of Neil Wilson to the Court of Appeal for review.
The case will in due course be heard by three Court of Appeal judges who will decide whether or not the sentence is unduly lenient and whether they should increase it.
Robert Colover has been suspended from prosecuting sexual offence cases pending a review by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), while Judge Peters' comments are to be investigated by the Office for Judicial Complaints.
As well as receiving a number of complaints, the CPS was confronted by a petition, which now has more than 50,000 signatures, demanding Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer investigate the language used by Mr Colover.
The Attorney General has referred the sentence handed down to Neil Wilson to the Court of Appeal as possibly unduly lenient.
It is the case where a 13-year-old victim was labelled 'predatory' by the prosecution.
The Crown Prosecution Service has explained why it decided not to charge Jim Davidson over alleged historical sexual offences:
– Crown Prosecution Service
We have determined that there is insufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction in relation to all complaints and have advised the Metropolitan Police Service that no further action should be taken.