Sharon Beshenivsky killers denied sentence cut – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 17th, 2007 in appeals, murder, sentencing by sally

“Two men jailed for life for shooting a policewoman to death today failed to win a cut in their 35-year minimum sentences.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th December 2007

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How to … run a case – The Times

Posted December 17th, 2007 in arbitration, special report by sally

“Laurence Shore, Herbert Smith’s head of international aribtration, explains how to successfully manage a commercial dispute.”

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The Times, 17th December 2007

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£1,000 bond planned for visits by overseas relatives – The Guardian

Posted December 17th, 2007 in immigration, news by sally

“Families who sponsor visits by overseas relatives to Britain will first have to pay a bond, expected to be £1,000, under new immigration proposals out this week.”

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The Guardian, 17th December 2007

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Collier v P & M J Wright (Holdings) Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted December 17th, 2007 in bankruptcy, debts, law reports by sally

 Collier v P & M J Wright (Holdings) Ltd

Where a debtor offered to pay part only of the amount he owed and the evidence showed the creditor voluntarily accepted that offer, and relying on that acceptance the debtor paid that part of the amount he owed in full, the creditor would be bound to accept that sum in full and final satisfaction of the whole debt by virtue of the doctrine of promissory estoppel.”

WLR Daily, 17th December 2007

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‘Sex slaves’ win cash in landmark legal deal – The Observer

Posted December 17th, 2007 in compensation, news, prostitution, trafficking in human beings by sally

“Sex slaves smuggled into Britain are set to receive millions of pounds for their ‘pain and trauma’ after a groundbreaking government decision to compensate victims of people trafficking.”

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The Observer, 16th December 2007

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HSBC to offer first-ever Bar student loan package – Legal Week

Posted December 17th, 2007 in banking, barristers, legal education, news by sally

“HSBC has become the first bank to strike a deal with the Bar Council and offer special loans to Bar Vocational Course (BVC) students, it was announced earlier this week (11 December)”

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Legal Week, 13th December 2007

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Norwich Union fined £1.26m over security lapse – The Guardian

Posted December 17th, 2007 in data protection, news by sally

“Norwich Union has been fined £1.26m for failing to protect customers’ personal details after fraudsters were able to steal £3.3m from policyholders, the City watchdog said today.”

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The Guardian, 17th December 2007

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Microsoft faces new antitrust challenge in Europe – OUT-Law.com

Posted December 17th, 2007 in competition, EC law, internet by sally

“A small Norwegian web browser firm has complained to the European Commission that Microsoft’s behaviour is damaging competition in Europe.”

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OUT-Law.com, 17th December 2007

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Tourist visa times ‘to be halved’ – BBC News

Posted December 17th, 2007 in immigration, news by sally

“Proposals to cut the time tourists from outside the EU can stay in the UK from six months to three are expected to be announced by ministers this week.”

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BBC News, 16th December 2007

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Secretary of State for the Home Department v AF (No 2) – Times Law Reports

Posted December 17th, 2007 in appeals, control orders, law reports by sally

Secretary of State for the Home Department v AF (No 2)

Queen’s Bench Division 

“A judge who had decided that the making of a nonderogating control order was flawed was not for that reason disqualified from reconsidering the case when it was remitted after a successful appeal.” 

The Times, 17th December 2007

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Regina (Independent Police Complaints Commission) v Chief Constable of West Midlands Police and Others – Times Law Reports

Posted December 17th, 2007 in law reports by sally

Regina (Independent Police Complaints Commission) v Chief Constable of West Midlands Police and Others

Queen’s Bench Division

“At a review of the decision of a disciplinary hearing into the conduct of a police officer, the chief constable had a discretion whether to allow the attendance of parties other than the officer concerned.”

The Times, 17th December 2007

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Regina v Mohammed; Regina v Osman – Times Law Reports

Posted December 17th, 2007 in law reports by sally

Regina v Mohammed; Regina v Osman

Court of Appeal Criminal Division  

When refugees arrived in the United Kingdom without documents or using false ones, a compromise had to be maintained between legislative control over entry, with arrangements reflecting the stark realities faced by refugees with genuine claims, taking account of refugees with bogus claims. “ 

The Times, 17th December 2007

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Spiers (Procurator Fiscal) v Ruddy – WLR Daily

Posted December 17th, 2007 in law reports by sally

“A breach of the requirement, under art 6 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, that criminal charges against an accused should be determined within a reasonable time did not give rise to a continuing breach which could not be cured save by a discontinuation of proceedings and, consequently, the Lord Advocate did not act incompatibly with a person’s Convention right by continuing to prosecute him after such a breach had occurred.”

Spiers (Procurator Fiscal) v Ruddy [2007] UKPC D2

WLR Daily, 13th December 2007

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R (Al-Jedda) v Secretary of State for Defence (JUSTICE and another intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted December 17th, 2007 in law reports by sally

The detention without trial by British forces of persons in Iraq pursuant to the legal regime established by UN Security Council Resolution 1546 as being necessary for imperative reasons of security was attributable to the United Kingdom rather than the United Nations but was not contrary to the detainee’s right to liberty under art 5(1) of the European Convention on Human Rights because the obligation to carry out Security Council resolutions prevailed over all other international agreements including the Convention.” 

 R (Al-Jedda) v Secretary of State for Defence (JUSTICE and another intervening) [2007] UKHL 58

WLR Daily, 13th December 2007

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