R v Foster; R v Newman; R v Kempster; R v Birmingham – WLR Daily

Posted December 3rd, 2007 in juries, law reports, verdicts by sally

 R v Foster; R v Newman; R v Kempster; R v Birmingham [2007] EWCA Crim 2869

Where the defendant admitted a lesser or different crime from that charged in the indictment it did not necessarily follow that the trial judge was obliged to leave the alternative verdict for a jury’s consideration; sometimes it would be appropriate, but sometimes it would not.”

WLR Daily, 3rd December 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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

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Sperm donor pays maintenance to lesbians – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 3rd, 2007 in assisted reproduction, child support, news by sally

“A sperm donor who helped a lesbian couple have two children is now being forced to pay thousands of pounds for their upbringing, he said.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd December 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Appeal bid by urinating attacker – BBC News

Posted December 3rd, 2007 in news, outraging public decency, sentencing by sally

“A former soldier who urinated on a disabled woman as she lay dying on her doorstep is planning an appeal against his three-year prison sentence.”

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BBC News, 3rd December 2007

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Regina (Law Society) v Legal Services Commission; Dexter Montague and Partners (a Firm) v Same – Times Law Reports

Posted December 3rd, 2007 in competition, EC law, law reports, legal services by sally

Regina (Law Society) v Legal Services Commission

“The virtually unlimited unilateral power of amendment given to the Legal Services Commission in its new unified contract with solicitors wishing to undertake publicly funded civil work was incompatible with the requirement of transparency in the award of contracts by public authorities.”

The Times, 3rd December 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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Disgust at £300 for soldier hit with baton – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 3rd, 2007 in armed forces, compensation, news, personal injuries by sally

“The family of a soldier who suffered brain damage when his drill sergeant threw a baton at his head have expressed disgust at the £300 compensation awarded to him by the Army.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st December 2007

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Wrongly arrested brother of 9/11 suspect wins damages for wrong arrest – The Independent

Posted December 3rd, 2007 in damages, miscarriage of justice, news, wrongful arrest by sally

“The brother of a pilot wrongly accused of training the 11 September 2001 hijackers has succeeded in a High Court bid to win damages for wrongful arrest.”

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The Independent, 1st December 2007

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Pioneering scheme cuts domestic violence – The Independent

Posted December 3rd, 2007 in domestic violence, news by sally

“A pioneering scheme to tackle domestic violence, which affects 1.5 million women each year in the UK, has cut the incidence of assault and injury to women by two thirds, according to the first independent evaluation of its impact.”

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The Independent, 3rd December 2007

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Thousands of Britons’ bank details ‘for sale on the Web’ – The Independent

Posted December 3rd, 2007 in banking, computer crime, data protection, internet, news by sally

“The Information Commissioner launched an investigation yesterday after it was revealed that thousands of Britons’ bank details are available for sale on the internet.”

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The Independent, 3rd December 2007

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I’m getting back to before it started, says former suspect Colin Stagg – The Guardian

Posted December 3rd, 2007 in media, murder, special report by sally

“It is, Colin Stagg ardently hopes, all over. That was what he said in an email yesterday in which he explained why he never, ever, wanted to talk to the media again and hoped to return to the anonymous life he led before he was arrested 15 years ago for the murder of Rachel Nickell in front of her son, Alex, on Wimbledon Common.”

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The Guardian, 1st December 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Judge says law on hunting not easy to follow – The Guardian

Posted December 3rd, 2007 in hunting, news by sally

“A judge yesterday criticised the Hunting Act as he allowed the appeal of the first fox hunter convicted of breaching the controversial law. Judge Graham Cottle said the law that forbids the hunting of animals with dogs was ‘far from simple to interpret or apply’.”

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The Guardian, 1st December 2007

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Key advisers attack new drugs policy – The Observer

Posted December 3rd, 2007 in drug offences, news by sally

“The government was at loggerheads with its own advisers last night over its new drugs policy.”

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The Observer,2nd December 2007

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Children of multimillionaire given legal aid in divorce battle – The Guardian

Posted December 3rd, 2007 in divorce, legal aid, trusts by sally

“Two children of a multimillionaire jeweller have been given legal aid of £30,750 to protect their interests under a family trust amid a divorce war between their parents.”

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The Guardian, 3rd December 2007

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Police misconduct costs forces £44m – The Times

Posted December 3rd, 2007 in compensation, damages, news, police by sally

“Police forces have paid out more than £44 million in compensation and damages in the past five years, mostly to victims of alleged police misconduct, The Times has learnt.”

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The Times, 3rd December 2007

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Judge locks up boy indefinitely for attempting to rape teenager – The Times

Posted December 3rd, 2007 in rape, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“A 14-year-old boy who tried to rape a teenage girl has been told that he will remain in custody until he is no longer considered to be a danger to the public.”

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The Times, 3rd December 2007

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Ban proposed on disability abortions – The Times

Posted December 3rd, 2007 in abortion, news by sally

“Pregnant women who find out that their baby has a serious disability would no longer be able to have an abortion under amendments to the law tabled in Parliament yesterday.”

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The Times, 1st December 2007

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