Do not extend detention limit, says 7/7 survivor

Posted November 13th, 2007 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“A survivor of the July 7 bombings today told a parliamentary committee that she was opposed to extending the amount of time suspected terrorists could be held without charge.”

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The Guardian, 13th November 2007

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Childminder gets three years for killing baby – The Guardian

Posted November 13th, 2007 in child abuse, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

“A registered childminder and scout leader has been jailed for three years for killing an 11-month-old baby by violently shaking her in a fit of temper.”

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The Guardian, 13th November 2007

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Tech firms challenge software patent barrier in High Court – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 13th, 2007 in computer programs, news, patents by sally

“Four small technology companies will challenge recent guidance from the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK-IPO) in the High Court next week. It states that few claims to computer programs for carrying out patentable methods are eligible for patenting.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th November 2007

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Foreign Office web security failed Data Protection Act, says ICO – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 13th, 2007 in data protection, government departments, internet, news by sally

“The Foreign Office has promised to keep data safer in future, after its website exposed the details of those seeking visas for entry into the UK. An investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) found a breach of the Data Protection Act.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th November 2007

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Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007

Posted November 13th, 2007 in health, legislation, local government, valuation by sally

Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 published

Full text of Act

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

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Targets ‘let dangerous criminals escape net’ – The Times

Posted November 13th, 2007 in crime, news, police, statistics by sally

“Police are neglecting to tackle serious, violent crimes and focusing instead on more minor offences as they strive to meet government targets, the man charged with shaping the future of policing in England and Wales has admitted.”

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The Times, 13th November 2007

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Farmers launch foot and mouth compensation claims – The Guardian

Posted November 13th, 2007 in animals, compensation, foot and mouth disease, news by sally

“Lawyers for farmers have begun legal action against two animal testing laboratories for loss of earnings caused by this summer’s outbreak of foot and mouth disease.”

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The Guardian, 13th November 2007

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Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

Posted November 13th, 2007 in legislation by sally

The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Application to Revenue and Customs) Order 2007

The General Dental Council (Constitution) (Amendment) Order of Council 2007

The Asylum and Immigration Tribunal (Procedure) (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2007

The Community Legal Service (Funding) (Counsel in Family Proceedings) (Amendment No.2) Order 2007

The General Medical Council (Fitness to Practise) (Amendments in Relation to Undertakings) Rules Order of Council 2007

The Zootechnical Standards (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2007

The Finance Act 2007 (Sections 82 to 84 and Schedule 23) (Commencement) Order 2007

The Air Navigation (Dangerous Goods) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2007

The Stebbing Green (Revocation of Parish Council Byelaws) Order 2007

The Company and Business Names (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2007

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

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Regina v Cartwright – WLR Daily

Posted November 13th, 2007 in criminal procedure, evidence, law reports, sexual offences by sally

Regina v Cartwright [2007] EWCA Crim 2581

“The restrictions imposed by s 41 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 on the calling of evidence of, and cross-examination as to, complainants’ sexual history applied to trials conducted after the coming into force of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, in respect of sexual offences allegedly committed before that date, even though the latter statute failed to contain a saving provision specifically to that effect.”

WLR Daily, 7th November 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

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Hawkes v Cuddy and Others – Times Law Reports

Posted November 13th, 2007 in company directors, declaratory judgment, insolvency, law reports by sally

Judge’s order inappropriate

Hawkes v Cuddy and Others

Court of Appeal

“It was inappropriate to make a declaratory judgment on an interlocutory application based on an allegation of contravention of the Companies Act 1985 when that would serve no useful purpose.”

The Times, 13th November 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

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Secretary of State for the Home Department v E and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted November 13th, 2007 in control orders, law reports, terrorism by sally

Home Secretary did not breach control order duty

Secretary of State for the Home Department v E and Another

House of Lords

“It was not a condition precedent to the making or renewal of a nonderogating control order that the Secretary of State for the Home Department should comply with his duty to keep under review the prospect of successfully prosecuting the controlled person for a terrorism-related activity.”

The Times, 13th November 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication. 

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Conviction too late for victim of ‘worst miscarriage of justice of all time’ – The Times

Posted November 13th, 2007 in miscarriage of justice, murder, news by sally

“The family of Stefan Kiszko said last night that they hoped Ronald Castree “rots in Hell” for ruining the lives of two families.”

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The Times, 13th November 2007

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Justice at last as DNA traps girl’s murderer 32 years on – The Times

Posted November 13th, 2007 in DNA, murder, news by sally

“Her sister punched the air in triumph and her mother could not contain her delight outside the court. After more than 32 years the criminal justice system finally got it right for Lesley Molseed.”

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The Times, 13th November 2007

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Youngsters ‘call for more police’ – BBC News

Posted November 13th, 2007 in children, crime, news, police, statistics by sally

“Six out of 10 young people want more police on the streets to protect them from crime, according to a survey.”

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BBC News, 13th November 2007

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Sir Ian Blair ‘broke law’ in delaying inquiry – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 13th, 2007 in health & safety, news, police by sally

“The embattled Metropolitan Police Commissioner personally broke the law when he delayed an independent inquiry into the fatal shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, the Tories have claimed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th November 2007

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Man jailed for killing ex-wife’s kitten in drier – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 13th, 2007 in animal cruelty, news by sally

“A jilted husband has been jailed for killing his former wife’s kitten by putting it in a tumble drier.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th November 2007

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Tighten alcohol laws to protect nation’s health, ethics panel says – The Guardian

Posted November 13th, 2007 in alcohol abuse, news by sally

“The government should consider making alcohol more expensive and reassess its 24-hour drinking laws to curb serious health problems related to excessive drinking, according to a group of experts.”

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The Guardian, 13th November 2007

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Crime risk warning to users of social networking sites – The Independent

Posted November 13th, 2007 in computer crime, identity fraud, news by sally

“One in four users of social networking sites unwittingly leave themselves open to crime by revealing personal details, it was claimed today.”

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The Independent, 12th November 2007

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To deliver justice we need time, not a midwife – The Times

Posted November 13th, 2007 in legal representation, magistrates, special report by sally

“It is nine months since ‘Falconer’s Folly’ began its roll-out to all 360 magistrates’ courts in England and Wales. This scheme is more properly called ‘speedy justice’ – a system designed to hurry cases through the courts. A trial period in Thames, Camberwell, Coventry and West Cumbria proved that it did just that, according to some official statistics.”

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The Times, 13th November 2007

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From Guantanamo to Rwanda – The Times

Posted November 13th, 2007 in pro bono work, special report by sally

“It’s the sixth national pro bono week – so who in the City is doing what for whom this year?”

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The Times, 13th November 2007

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