Pub chef and manager jailed over Christmas dinner that left a diner dead – The Guardian

‘A pub chef and his manager have both been jailed after a Christmas dinner served at their restaurant left a mother dead and dozens of other diners ill with food poisoning.’

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2015

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IPCC to investigate delays in dealing with intelligence on hundreds of suspected paedophiles – Daily Telegraph

‘The Independent Police Complaints Commission will investigate how staff at the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre dealt with information from the Canadian police.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd January 2015

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Discrimination – tendency to physical abuse – Education Law Blog

‘A three-judge Upper Tribunal panel X v GB of a school has considered the exclusion of a tendency to physical abuse from the definition of disability under the Equality Act 2010.’

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Education Law Blog, 25th January 2015

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Man jailed for 17 years for murder of girlfriend with kitchen knife – The Guardian

Posted January 26th, 2015 in assault, domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘Andre Bright killed Victoria Adams, with whom he had a young daughter, after a period of abusive behaviour.’

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2015

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London street march Muslim men given three-year Asbo – BBC News

Posted January 26th, 2015 in ASBOs, Islam, news, public order, threatening behaviour by sally

‘A group of Muslim men have been given three-year anti-social behaviour orders (Asbo) for threatening violence.’

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BBC News, 24th January 2015

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Britain open to terrorist drone attacks due to lax aviation rules, experts fear – The Independent

Posted January 26th, 2015 in aircraft, bills, disclosure, enforcement, freedom of information, news, terrorism by sally

‘Terrorists could use swarms of drones to bring down passenger aircraft, disperse chemical or biological weapons and target a nuclear power plants in Britain because of our lax aviation rules.’

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The Independent, 23rd January 2015

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Ex-Royal Navy chief petty officer Geoffrey Rooney jailed for child abuse – BBC News

‘A former Royal Navy sailor has been jailed for 14 years for a series of horrific child sex offences including the rape of a six-month-old baby.’

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BBC News, 23rd January 2015

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High court upholds legal aid rules in domestic violence cases – The Guardian

‘Government regulations on access to legal aid for victims of domestic violence have been upheld by the high court.’

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2015

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CCTV: Too many cameras useless, warns surveillance watchdog Tony Porter – BBC News

Posted January 26th, 2015 in budgets, closed circuit television, local government, news, ombudsmen, police by sally

‘Too many CCTV cameras are ineffective and useless, the government’s surveillance commissioner has warned.’

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BBC News, 26th January 2015

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‘Clare’s Law’ saves 1,300 women from violent partners in first year – The Independent

Posted January 26th, 2015 in criminal records, disclosure, domestic violence, murder, news, statistics, women by sally

‘A groundbreaking scheme that allows women to discover if their partner has a history of violence has been hailed a success after figures showed that more than 1,300 such warnings have been issued in less than a year.’

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The Independent, 26th January 2015

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Call for Chilcot to release Iraq documents ‘immediately’ – The Guardian

Posted January 26th, 2015 in disclosure, documents, inquiries, Iraq, news, war by sally

‘Senior politicians have called for the immediate publication of all documents cleared for release by the Iraq war inquiry.’

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The Guardian, 24th January 2015

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Durham deer-death officers guilty of gross misconduct – BBC News

Posted January 23rd, 2015 in animal cruelty, firearms, misfeasance in public office, news, police by sally

‘Two police officers who bludgeoned an injured deer to death have been removed from firearms duties after being found guilty of gross misconduct.’

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BBC News, 23rd January 2015

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EVENT: King’s College London – Law Commission’s Work in Criminal Law and Evidence with a Special Focus on Offences against the Person

Posted January 23rd, 2015 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘With Professor David Ormerod, Barrister (Bencher of Middle Temple).

David Ormerod was appointed Law Commissioner for Criminal Law and Evidence on the 1 September 2010 and is on secondment from Queen Mary until 2015.
He is Professor of Criminal Justice at Queen Mary, University of London. He is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters, and several hundred case commentaries.
The lecture will be followd by a reception.’

Date: 28th January 2015, 6.30-8.30pm

Location: Edmond J Safra Lecture Theatre, Strand Campus, King’s College London, London WC2R 0RN

Charge: Free, registration required

More information can be found here.

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Barristers, costs and the influence of money on lawyers – Legal Week

Posted January 23rd, 2015 in barristers, costs, fees, news by sally

‘Lord Grabiner’s cross-examination yesterday (21 January) by the Treasury Select Committee investigating the Bank of England’s role in the forex scandal provides an interesting opportunity to reflect on barristers, costs and the influence of money on lawyers.’

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Legal Week, 22nd January 2015

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Domestic violence challenge on legal aid fails – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The High Court has rejected a challenge to the legality of government changes to legal aid for victims of domestic violence.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 22nd January 2015

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Cilla Black among stars to settle phone hacking claims for ‘substantial’ damages – The Guardian

Posted January 23rd, 2015 in compensation, interception, media, news, privacy, telecommunications by sally

‘Cilla Black is among the latest group of celebrities to settle phone hacking claims for “substantial” damages with the publisher of the Mirror titles, the high court has heard.’

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The Guardian, 22nd January 2015

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Girl, 7, awarded £10m in damages from King’s College Hospital Trust – BBC News

Posted January 23rd, 2015 in birth, compensation, hospitals, news, personal injuries by sally

‘A seven-year-old girl whose mind is “trapped in a body” that will not do as she wants has been awarded £10.1m.’

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BBC News, 22nd January 2015

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New rules governing UK banks and investment firms in financial difficulty come into force – OUT-LAW

Posted January 23rd, 2015 in banking, EC law, financial regulation, insolvency, news by sally

‘UK regulators have published final rules governing how they will treat banks and investment firms in financial difficulty, following changes to EU law which will require investors and bondholders to bear the cost of bank failure.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 22nd January 2015

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Number of rapes recorded by police in England and Wales leaps 31% in a year – The Guardian

Posted January 23rd, 2015 in news, police, rape, statistics by sally

‘The number of rapes recorded by the police in England and Wales has risen by 31% in the past year to 24,043 – the highest level for at least 10 years, according to the Office for National Statistics.’

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The Guardian, 22nd January 2015

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Cosmetic surgery ‘should be done by specialist surgeons’ – BBC News

Posted January 23rd, 2015 in consultations, cosmetic surgery, doctors, news by sally

‘Doctors should be prevented from performing cosmetic surgery outside their speciality, according to the Royal College of Surgeons.’

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BBC News, 23rd January 2015

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