Man found guilty of 1975 child murder – The Guardian

Posted November 12th, 2007 in DNA, murder by sally

“A comic book trader was today jailed for life with a recommendation that he serve at least 30 years after being convicted of the murder of schoolgirl Lesley Molseed more than three decades ago.”

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The Guardian, 12th November 2007

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Woman sacked for being ‘too young’ wins landmark case – The Times

Posted November 12th, 2007 in age discrimination, employment, news by sally

“A 20-year old woman who lost her job at a London club for being ‘too young’ has won what is thought to be the first age discrimination claim of its kind in the UK. ”

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The Times, 12th November 2007

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Dozens admit aiding relatives commit suicide – The Times

Posted November 12th, 2007 in assisted suicide, news by sally

“More than 30 Britons have written statements confessing to helping friends or relatives to die at a Swiss euthanasia clinic as part of a test case to change the law.”

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The Times, 12th November 2007

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Lords claim up to £300 a day tax-free – The Guardian

Posted November 12th, 2007 in expenses, news, parliament by sally

“Hundreds of peers are exploiting a loophole on expenses to give themselves a tax-free income of up to £48,000 a year, it was claimed today.”

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The Guardian, 12th November 2007

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Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

Posted November 12th, 2007 in legislation by sally

The Gambling Act 2005 (Temporary Use Notices) Regulations 2007

The Gambling Act 2005 (Commencement No. 7) Order 2007

The Bluetongue Order 2007

The European Qualifications (Health and Social Care Professions) Regulations 2007

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

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House of Lords Judgments: What’s new?

Posted November 12th, 2007 in law reports by sally

Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) v. JJ and others (FC) (Respondents) [2007] UKHL 45 (31 October 2007)

Secretary of State for the Home Department v. MB (FC) (Appellant) [2007] UKHL 46 (31 October 2007)

Secretary of State for the Home Department Respondent v. E and another (Appellant) [2007] UKHL 47 (31 October 2007)

Office of Fair Trading (Respondents) v Lloyds TSB Bank plc and others (Appellants) and others (Respondents) [2007] UKHL 48 (31 October 2007)

Source: www.parliament.uk

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Lord Goldsmith urges increase in pro bono work – The Lawyer

Posted November 12th, 2007 in legal profession, news, pro bono work by sally

“The former attorney general Lord Goldsmith has called on law students and lawyers to make pro bono an inherent part of legal professional life.”

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The Lawyer, 12th November 2007

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Met police inquiry into unexplained £2m expense spending – The Guardian

Posted November 12th, 2007 in expenses, news, police by sally

“The Metropolitan police last night confirmed that it has launched an investigation into reports that millions of pounds in police expenses have gone missing.”

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The Guardian, 12th November 2007

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Smoker must pay hotel for room clean-up – The Times

Posted November 12th, 2007 in hotels, news, smoking by sally

“A hotel guest who enjoyed illicit cigarettes in his no-smoking bedroom has been ordered to pay compensation to the establishment’s owners.”

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The Times, 12th November 2007

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Harouki v Kensington and Chelsea London Borough Council – Times Law Reports

Posted November 12th, 2007 in homelessness, housing, law reports by sally

Unlawful housing reasonable

Harouki v Kensington and Chelsea London Borough Council

Court of Appeal

“Where a tenant applied to be treated as homeless because where she lived with her family was statutorily overcrowded, and occupation of such accommodation was a summary offence under section 327 of the Housing Act 1985, the housing authority was entitled to conclude, having regard to local conditions, that it would not be unreasonable for the family to stay there.”

The Times, 12th November 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Office of Fair Trading v Lloyds TSB Bank plc and Others – Times Law Reports

Posted November 12th, 2007 in consumer credit, consumer protection, extraterritoriality, law reports by sally

Credit card protection is extra-territorial

Office of Fair Trading v Lloyds TSB Bank plc and Others

House of Lords

“The right of consumers to hold United Kingdom credit card companies liable for a breach of contract by the retailer from whom they made a credit card purchase extended to transactions made overseas.”

The Times, 12th November 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Expert View: Passing new laws is no substitute for running the country – The Independent

Posted November 12th, 2007 in bills, parliament, special report by sally

“Most of the 32 measures that were outlined in last week’s Queen’s Speech will need a new Act of Parliament. Add to those the hardy perennials, such as the Finance Act, the odd Private Member’s Bill and other bits and pieces and we might end up with somewhere around 30 new Acts on the statute book by the end of this parliamentary session.”

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The Independent, 11th November 2007

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Warning to media at Dando appeal reopens debate on court coverage – The Guardian

Posted November 12th, 2007 in appeals, media, murder, news by sally

“At the start of the appeal last week into the conviction of Barry George for the murder of Jill Dando, the lord chief justice fired a broadside at those who sought to influence the outcome of the hearing in either direction.”

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The Guardian, 12th November 2007

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Peer ‘ready to defy ID card law’ – BBC News

Posted November 12th, 2007 in identity cards, news by sally

“The Liberal Democrat peer Baroness Williams has said she would rather go to prison than carry an identity card.”

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BBC News, 10th November 2007

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Privacy laws should be overhauled, says European regulator – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 12th, 2007 in data protection, EC law, news, privacy by sally

“Europe’s top privacy regulator has said that European privacy laws will need to be overhauled in just five years’ time. He also said that the rules governing which countries can be sent Europeans’ data could be improved.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 9th November 2007

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Targets ‘distort crime recording’ – BBC News

Posted November 12th, 2007 in crime, news, police, statistics by sally

“Government pressure to meet targets for less serious crimes is forcing detectives off major investigations, a Police Federation report has claimed.”

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BBC News, 12th November 2007

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UK terror tactics ‘create unease’ – BBC News

Posted November 12th, 2007 in Islam, news, terrorism by sally

“The government’s approach to terrorism is creating an atmosphere of suspicion and unease, the head of the Muslim Council of Britain has said.”

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BBC News, 10th November 2007

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Bosses crack down on internet socialising – The Guardian

Posted November 12th, 2007 in employment, internet, special report by sally

“For anyone with a case of mild Facebook addiction, finding the time to squeeze a little work in between messing around online has become one of the great challenges of the 21st-century office. So if you are taking a quiet moment at work to read this online, steal a glance over your shoulder now: an investigation by the Guardian has found that employers are taking an increasingly draconian line on workplace time-wasters.”

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The Guardian, 12th November 2007

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Cameron to urge tougher rape laws – BBC News

Posted November 12th, 2007 in news, rape by sally

“Conservative leader David Cameron is expected to call for the law to be tightened to ensure that more men charged with rape are convicted.”

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BBC News, 12th November 2007

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Move for ban on cigarette vending machines – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 12th, 2007 in news, smoking by sally

“Cigarette vending machines could be banned to stop them being used by child smokers, it emerged yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th November 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk