Bar consults on the future of the Bar’s complaints and disciplinary processes – Bar Standards Board

Posted December 14th, 2007 in barristers, complaints, consultations, disciplinary procedures by sally

“The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has today announced the start of a new consultation seeking views on significant changes to the way in which complaints about barristers, and any subsequent disciplinary proceedings, are handled.”

Full press release

Bar Standards Board, 12th December 2007

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

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Consultation on claims management regulation – responses to consultation on fee levels – Ministry of Justice

Posted December 14th, 2007 in claims management, compensation, consultations, fees by sally

“This consultation seeks views on proposals for claims management regulation fee levels for 2008/09. The consultation is aimed at those authorised to provide regulated claims management services under the Compensation Act 2006.”

Full responses to consultation

Ministry of Justice, 14th December 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

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Regina v Adams – Times Law Reports

Posted December 14th, 2007 in criminal procedure, law reports, witnesses by sally

Regina v Adams

Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

“It was not good enough to ensure the attendance of a witness to leave making contact until the last working day before the trial.”

The Times, 14th 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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International Transport Workers’ Federation and Another v Viking Line ABP and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted December 14th, 2007 in EC law, freedom of establishment, industrial action, law reports, shipping law by sally

International Transport Workers’ Federation and Another v Viking Line ABP and Another

Court of Justice of the European Communities

“The protection of workers could justify industrial action causing a restriction on freedom of establishment of a shipowner proposing to reflag the vessel for economic reasons.”

The Times, 14th 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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New forced marriage power planned – BBC News

Posted December 14th, 2007 in forced marriages, news by sally

“Campaigners may be able to go to court to stop a forced marriage without the permission of a victim.”

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BBC News, 13th December 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Hips extended to all properties – BBC News

Posted December 14th, 2007 in home information packs, news by sally

“All one- and two-bedroom properties put up for sale in England and Wales now need a Home Information Pack (Hip).

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BBC News, 14th December 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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“Fall” in deaths involving police – BBC News

Posted December 14th, 2007 in complaints, news, police by sally

“The number of people who died after coming into contact with the police in England and Wales has fallen, a report by the police watchdog says.”

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BBC News, 14th December 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Ferry captain cleared over yacht deaths – The Times

Posted December 14th, 2007 in homicide, news, shipping law by sally

“The mystery of what happened to a yacht that sank off the Isle of Wight with the loss of its three crew members may never be solved after a ferry officer was cleared yesterday of causing their deaths.”

Full story

The Guardian, 14th December 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Terror suspect who went on the run cleared of control order breach – The Times

Posted December 14th, 2007 in control orders, news, terrorism by sally

“The government’s anti-terror strategy suffered a severe blow yesterday when a terrorism suspect who went on the run despite being the subject of a control order was cleared of committing any offence.”

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The Guardian, 14th December 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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MPs deliver fresh blows against detention plans – The Guardian

Posted December 14th, 2007 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“Government attempts to rally support for an extension of police powers to detention without trial from 28 to 42 days receive a further blow today from MPs and peers.”

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The Guardian, 14th December 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Hospitals to pay for harming patients – The Times

Posted December 14th, 2007 in fines, hospitals, news by sally

“All hospitals should be fined if patients contract superbug infections or are harmed by medical errors while in their care, the Government’s Chief Medical Officer said yesterday.”

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The Times, 14th December 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Manslaughter verdicts quashed for boys who stoned pensioner – The Times

Posted December 14th, 2007 in appeals, homicide, news, young offenders by sally

“Five young boys who were convicted of causing a pensioner’s death by pelting him with stones had their convictions for manslaughter overturned yesterday.”

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The Times, 14th December 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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You should have taken me into care, says man who sued social services – The Times

Posted December 14th, 2007 in child abuse, damages, news, social services by sally

“A man who says that social workers left him to suffer the most cruel abuse at the hands of his brutal parents won £25,000 damages yesterday in a case that broke new legal ground.”

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The Times, 14th December 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Six SAS men accused over missing £250,000 jungle cash – The Times

Posted December 14th, 2007 in armed forces, conspiracy, courts martial, fraud, news by sally

“Six SAS soldiers have become the first members of the regiment to be charged with embezzling army funds, it was revealed last night.”

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The Times, 14th December 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Coroner calls in police over fears of a cover-up on toxic water – The Times

Posted December 14th, 2007 in environmental health, news, water by sally

“Police have been ordered to investigate claims that Britain’s worst water contamination was the subject of a cover-up.”

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The Times, 14th December 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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11,000 security staff are working illegally – The Times

Posted December 14th, 2007 in immigration, news, security companies by sally

“The number of migrants found to be illegally working in the private security industry is more than double the figure given by the Home Office last month.”

Full story

The Times, 14th December 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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