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Three in four lawyers burnt out – The Lawyer

Posted July 31st, 2015 in barristers, health, legal profession, mental health, news, solicitors, statistics by sally

‘Nearly three in every four lawyers are suffering from burnout or worried about the condition, a survey of 1,000 lawyers has revealed.’
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The Lawyer, 31st July 2015

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Actor who accused Conservative MP Ken Clarke of sexually assaulting him cleared of perverting the course of justice – The Independent

Posted July 31st, 2015 in news, perverting the course of justice, sexual offences by sally

‘An actor who accused former chancellor Ken Clarke of sexually assaulting him has been cleared of perverting the course of justice.’

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The Independent, 30th July 2015

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Facebook, drag artists and data protection dilemmas: ‘if you stand on our pitch, you must play by our rules’ – Panopticon

Posted July 31st, 2015 in anonymity, data protection, internet, news, privacy by sally

‘Facebook is one of the main battlegrounds between privacy and other social goods such as safety and security.’
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Panopticon, 31st July 2015

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Judge refuses council permission to appeal decision on ownership of sculpture – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 31st, 2015 in appeals, artistic works, local government, news by sally

‘A High Court judge has refused the London Borough of Bromley permission to appeal in its battle with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets over the ownership of a Henry Moore sculpture.’
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Local Government Lawyer, 30th July 2015

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Why do the “migrants” in Calais want to come to the UK? – Free Movement

Posted July 31st, 2015 in asylum, immigration, media, news, refugees, statistics by sally

‘”Cockroaches” according to Katie Hopkins. A “swarm” according to our likeminded Prime Minister, David Cameron, and The Daily Mail (again). An “army” according to the popular press, who seem to think we should literally send troops into France (without asking the French, we can assume) to hold the thin red line. “Migrants” to others. Why never “refugees”, though, which is what most of them are? What do we know about who these people are — brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers and children, all of them — and why they want to come to the UK?’

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Free Movement, 31st July 2015

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Man loses ‘right to be forgotten’ Google court bid – BBC News

‘A man involved in a £51m VAT scam has lost a legal bid to have news stories about him removed from Google under the so-called “right to be forgotten”.’
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BBC News, 30th July 2015

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Mothers Confined – Part 1: Over the threshold? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted July 31st, 2015 in children, families, human rights, news, prisons, sentencing, statistics, women by sally

‘Research surrounding the imprisonment of women, indeed even the imprisonment of mothers, is not new. A plethora of researchers and scholars have explored the issues surrounding women and criminal justice with passion and tenacity, arguably all of whom have contributed to the evidence-laden pathway culminating in the inspirational and influential 2006 Corston Report.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 31st July 2015

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Derby University students in HIV scare get payouts – BBC News

Posted July 31st, 2015 in compensation, health, health & safety, HIV, news by sally

‘A group of students put at risk of contracting HIV when they were given blood tests with re-used syringe barrels have received payouts.’

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BBC News, 30th July 2015

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Wine fraudster who duped doctor out of £500,000 is jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 31st, 2015 in compensation, fraud, news, ombudsmen, sentencing by sally

‘The conman fooled even ‘experienced’ investors by promising 50pc returns. But victims could have been alerted had they checked an official database.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th July 2015

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Pub landlord convicted of killing customer with ironing board – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 31st, 2015 in closed circuit television, evidence, homicide, news by sally

‘Jury finds Rostam Notarki guilty of manslaughter after hearing how he jabbed drinker with ironing board into path of oncoming van.’
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Daily Telegraph, 31st July 2015

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Anti-slavery powers come into force in England and Wales – BBC News

‘Key parts of new legislation to combat slavery in the UK – including life sentences for those guilty of people trafficking – have come into force in England and Wales.

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BBC News, 31st July 2015

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High Court rejects attempt to unseat Nadine Dorries after legal documents sent to wrong address – The Independent

Posted July 31st, 2015 in documents, elections, harassment, news by sally

‘An attempt to unseat the Conservative MP Nadine Dorries has been thrown out by the High Court after two judges ruled that legal documents informing her of the action were sent to the wrong address.’

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The Independent, 30th July 2015

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British forces illegally detained Afghan suspect, court of appeal rules – The Guardian

‘An Afghan suspect was detained illegally by British forces for almost four months and denied access to a lawyer, the court of appeal has ruled. Serdar Mohammed, who was captured by UK soldiers in April 2010, was not handed over to the Afghan security services until July that year, despite regulations requiring any transfer to take place within 96 hours. Mohammed, who was eventually released earlier this year to return to his home in Helmand province, claimed that the Afghan authorities tortured him.’

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The Guardian, 30th July 2015

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Yes, m’lud, an airline losing your luggage is awful – so is raising the issue in court – The Guardian

Posted July 31st, 2015 in abuse of position of trust, airlines, competition, judges, news by sally

‘Justice Peter Smith raised the matter of his own lost luggage 33 times in a British Airways competition case. If all judges did this, some companies would never get a fair hearing.’

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The Guardian, 30th July 2015

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Families travelling to join Isis should be allowed to keep custody of their children, says judge – The Independent

Posted July 31st, 2015 in children, custody, electronic monitoring, judges, news, terrorism by sally

‘Families suspected of attempting to travel overseas to join Isis should be allowed to keep custody of their children – as long as the parents wear electronic tags, a High Court judge has ruled.’

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The Independent, 31st July 2015

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Hundreds of UK sex abuse victims lose compensation for committing crimes – The Guardian

‘Hundreds of sexual abuse victims have had their compensation payments reduced after committing crime themselves, according to figures.’

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The Guardian, 31st July 2015

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Students to be recruited from second year as graduate recruitment code is transformed – The Lawyer

‘Law firms will be able to recruit future trainees from their second year at university due to a change in the graduate recruitment code.’

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The Lawyer, 29th July 2015

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‘People got used to younger judges’ says woman who joined the bench at 36 – The Guardian

Posted July 30th, 2015 in judiciary, news, women by sally

‘Sophie Toms is a deputy district judge who made it on her first attempt. She says shortage of women in the judiciary could be down to confidence issues.’

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The Guardian, 30th July 2015

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New tribunal cases on statutory human rights considerations and “integration” – Free Movement

Posted July 30th, 2015 in human rights, immigration, news, tribunals by sally

‘The Upper Tribunal has handed down another two cases on the statutory human rights considerations introduced by the Immigration Act 2014. The relationship between Article 8, the Immigration Rules and the statutory considerations is the itch that judges cannot help but scratch, but it is primarily an academic and political issue rather than one of real substance.’
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Free Movement, 29th July 2015

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