Patrick Adams jailed for nine years for shooting man ‘he labelled a grass’ – The Guardian

Posted December 5th, 2016 in news by sally

‘A member of a crime family who shot an associate he had apparently accused of being a “grass” has been sentenced to nine years in prison.’

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The Guardian, 2nd December 2016

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High Court judge criticises sex attack victim for ‘foolishness’ – The Independent

Posted December 5th, 2016 in news by sally

‘One of Britain’s top judges castigated a sexual assault victim for “foolishness” for getting drunk on the night she was attacked.’

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The Independent, 2nd December 2016

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I fought the law: meet the super-litigants – The Guardian

Posted December 5th, 2016 in news by sally

‘Some people who represent themselves in court spend months, even years, battling for justice. So why do they go on? Here are four who refused to give up.’

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The Guardian, 4th December 2016

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Prostitution research to assess law change call – BBC News

Posted December 5th, 2016 in news by sally

‘Research into the “scale and changing nature of prostitution” is to take place before calls to amend laws are considered, the government has said.’

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BBC News, 2nd December 2016

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House of Lords to debate reducing number of peers after David Cameron’s ‘profligate’ appointments – The Independent

Posted December 5th, 2016 in news by sally

‘While Lord Cormack refused to place a number on the amount of peers the Lords should have, he said the upper chamber ‘should be no bigger than the Commons’.’

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The Independent, 3rd December 2016

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Gina Miller: supreme court judges on Brexit case are being vilified – The Guardian

Posted December 5th, 2016 in news by sally

‘The supreme court judges who will decide whether the government has the right to trigger article 50 without a parliamentary vote have been disgracefully vilified, according to the lead claimant in the case.’

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The Guardian, 4th December 2016

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Everything you need to know about the Supreme Court judgment on Brexit – The Independent

Posted December 5th, 2016 in news by sally

‘The Government’s challenge against the High Court ruling that parliamentary approval is required to start the process of leaving the European Union will be hard tomorrow.’

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The Independent, 4th December 2016

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Minibus licence loophole puts people at risk – councils – BBC News

Posted December 5th, 2016 in news by sally

‘A legal loophole that allows minibus drivers to operate without undergoing a criminal record check is putting passengers in danger, councils say.’

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BBC News, 3rd December 2016

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£2 million legal battle over damage from sticky lime sap – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 5th, 2016 in news by sally

‘A wealthy solicitor is embroiled in a bitter legal dispute with his neighbour over a lime tree he claims is damaging his £1.3 million home and smearing unsightly sap over his windows.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd December 2016

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Share of EU litigants using English courts falls further – OUT-LAW.com

Posted December 5th, 2016 in news by sally

‘The share of European litigants opting to settle their disputes in the English courts has fallen for the fourth successive year, down to 20% from a peak of 35% in 2012/13, according to annual research.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 2nd December 2016

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Rotherham man jailed for ‘hideous’ child sex offences – BBC News

Posted December 5th, 2016 in news by sally

‘An 18-year-old man who groomed, raped and abused seven girls in a series of “hideous” sex attacks has been jailed for nine years.’

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BBC News, 2nd December 2016

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Amber Rudd to allow police to use new Taser ‘within weeks’ – The Guardian

Posted December 5th, 2016 in news by sally

‘Police officers across Britain are expected to be issued with a new and more powerful Taser gun despite calls for use of the potentially fatal weapon to be curtailed, the Guardian has learned.’

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The Guardian, 4th December 2016

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Unfair care home practices examined by watchdog – BBC News

Posted December 5th, 2016 in news by sally

‘A review of the UK’s care home market is being launched by the competition watchdog to see if residents are being treated fairly.’

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BBC News, 2nd December 2016

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Human rights abusers who buy London homes could have assets seized – The Guardian

Posted December 5th, 2016 in news by sally

‘Dictators and human rights abusers who buy luxury property in London and use the UK to conceal their wealth could have their assets seized under an MPs’ initiative.’

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The Guardian, 4th December 2016

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PC axe attacker Nathan Sumner jailed for 15 years – BBC News

Posted December 5th, 2016 in news by sally

‘A man who attacked a policewoman with an axe has been jailed for 15 years.’

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BBC News, 2nd December 2016

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The judges protect us. It’s time to stand up for them – The Guardian

Posted December 5th, 2016 in news by sally

‘Brexiteers and their media allies have declared war on our judiciary. On behalf of the people, the supreme court must push back.’

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The Guardian, 5th December 2016

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Blow to basement-builders as judge rules specific planning permission is needed – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 5th, 2016 in news by sally

‘Homeowners who want to expand their basements may now be forced to seek specific planning permission after a High Court ruling.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd December 2016

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Dangerous drivers who kill could face life in prison – BBC News

Posted December 5th, 2016 in news by sally

‘Drivers who cause death by dangerous or careless driving could get life in prison under new government proposals.’

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BBC News, 4th December 2016

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Senior judges prepare to hear Brexit supreme court appeal – The Guardian

Posted December 5th, 2016 in news by sally

‘All 11 of the UK’s most senior judges will take their seats on the supreme court bench on Monday to decide whether parliament or the government has the authority to trigger Brexit.’

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The Guardian, 5th December 2016

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Duran Duran lose High Court copyright battle – BBC News

Posted December 2nd, 2016 in news by sally

‘Pop group Duran Duran have lost a High Court fight to reclaim the US rights to some of their most famous songs.’

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BBC News, 2nd December 2016

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