Man not guilty of Omagh murders – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2007 in murder, news by sally

“A Northern Ireland man has been cleared of the murders of 29 people who died in the Omagh bomb attack in 1998.”

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BBC News, 20th December 2007

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Lawyer condemns ‘lies’ over Guantanamo detainees’ release – The Independent

Posted December 20th, 2007 in detention, news by sally

“The lawyer for three British residents arrested hours after returning to the UK from the US Guantanamo Bay detention centre today condemned the Government for ‘lying’ about their release.”

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The Independent, 20th December 2007

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UK ‘should outlaw paying for sex’ – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2007 in news, prostitution by sally

“Commons Leader Harriet Harman has told the BBC she wants the law to be changed to make it illegal to pay for sex.”

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BBC News, 20th December 2007

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Daily Telegraph Law Reports, 20th December 2007

Posted December 20th, 2007 in law reports by sally

R (Al-Jedda) v. Secretary of State for Defence

R v. Ministry of Defence & Anr

Duffy v. Crown Prosecution Service

Saber v. Home Secretary

R (Low) v. General Osteopathic Council

R (Harris) v. Home Secretary

Daily Telegraph, 20th December 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Public law family fees – Ministry of Justice

Posted December 20th, 2007 in adoption, children, consultations, family courts, fees by sally

“A consultation on the government’s strategy for developing the fees system in the civil and family courts of England and Wales. The consultation sets out proposals to:

  • make changes to court fees in relation to Public Law Children Act process
  • make changes to fees charged for Adoption proceedings.”

Public Law Family Fees Consultation Paper (PDF)

Questionnaire (Word)

Ministry of Justice, 19th December 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

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Regina v Winter – Times Law Reports

Posted December 20th, 2007 in law reports, soliciting to murder by sally

Regina v Winter

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“A person who solicited another to commit murder as a secondary, as opposed to principal party was none the less guilty of the offence of soliciting another to murder.”

The Times, 20th December 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Law Society of England and Wales and Others v Shah and Others – Times Law Reports

Posted December 20th, 2007 in bankruptcy, insurance, law reports, third parties by sally

Law Society of England and Wales and Others v Shah and Others

Chancery Division

“Where a third party was not able to pursue a debt claim directly against a bankrupt due to the fact that the bankruptcy had been discharged, thereby extinguishing the claim, the third party could none the less pursue the claim against the bankrupt’s insurers once the third party had obtained a decision admitting the claim in bankruptcy.”

The Times, 20th December 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Home for Christmas — Briton free after 20 years on death row – The Times

Posted December 20th, 2007 in death penalty, news by sally

“A Briton who has spent 20 years on death row in an American prison will be freed today, his lawyer said yesterday.”

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The Times, 20th December 2007

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Child-killer case to be examined after key witness adds to doubts – The Times

Posted December 20th, 2007 in child abuse, homicide, juries, news by sally

“The Attorney-General is to look into the case in which two jurors have questioned the conviction of a childminder for killing a baby in her care.”

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The Times, 20th December 2007

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Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

Posted December 20th, 2007 in legislation by sally

The Mobile Homes Act 1983 (Amendment of Schedule 1) (Wales) Order 2007

The Recovery of Duties and Taxes Etc. Due in Other Member States (Corresponding UK Claims, Procedure and Supplementary) (Amendment) Regulations 2007

The Income Tax Act 2007 (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2007

The European Communities (Designation) (No. 5) Order 2007

The Parliamentary Commissioner Order 2007

The Public Records (Technology Strategy Board) Order 2007

The Fire and Rescue Services (Appointment of Inspector) Order 2007

The Air Navigation (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2007

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

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Guantánamo three held on return to UK – The Guardian

Posted December 20th, 2007 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“Three men released from Guantánamo Bay after five years yesterday were being held by British police last night, even though, according to counter-terrorism sources, they are unlikely to face criminal charges in the UK.”

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The Guardian, 20th December 2007

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted December 20th, 2007 in law reports by sally

High Court (Administrative Court)

Zoolife International Ltd, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs [2007] EWHC 2995 (Admin) (17 December 2007)

Jaso & Ors v Central Criminal Court No.2 Madrid [2007] EWHC 2983 (Admin) (14 December 2007)

Haw & Anor v City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court [2007] EWHC 2960 (Admin) (12 December 2007)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Musawi v RE International (UK) Ltd & Ors [2007] EWHC 2981 (Ch) (14 December 2007)

Stockler Charity (a firm) v Revenue and Customs [2007] EWHC 2967 (Ch) (13 December 2007)

Hawkes v Cuddy & Ors [2007] EWHC 2999 (Ch) (13 December 2007)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Pierce v Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council [2007] EWHC 2968 (QB) (13 December 2007)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Straw to change self-defence laws – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2007 in news, self-defence by sally

“The self-defence laws are to be tightened to give people more confidence if they tackle criminals, the government has said.”

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BBC News, 19th December 2007

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Peeping PC given suspended term – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2007 in news, police, sentencing, voyeurism by sally

“A police officer who admitted spying on a female colleague after he made a peephole into an Essex police station’s gym has received a suspended jail term.”

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BBC News, 19th December 2007

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Sex attacker given four-year term – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2007 in assault, news, sentencing, sexual offences, suicide by sally

“A man has been jailed for four years for a sex attack on a single mother who killed herself after seeing footage of the attack on a mobile phone.”

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BBC News, 19th December 2007

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Judge rebukes Home Office over Iraqi boy seeking asylum – The Guardian

Posted December 20th, 2007 in asylum, children, deportation, news by sally

“A 15-year-old Iraqi asylum seeker deported to Austria is to be returned to the UK after a high court judge condemned the Home Office’s ‘total lack of humanitarianism’ in the case. He arrived unaccompanied in Britain a year ago, and was said by his carer to have been terrified when Border and Immigration Agency officials arrived without warning at his home in south-west London at 4am to arrest him last month.”

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The Guardian, 20th December 2007

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Ministers ban child restraint techniques – The Guardian

Posted December 20th, 2007 in children, news, restraint by sally

“Two restraint techniques used on children in custody have been suspended by ministers after medical concern. The so-called nose distraction, involving a painful upward chop against the septum, and the ‘double basket’, whereby the arms are crossed and held behind the back, are banned while their safety is checked.”

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The Guardian, 20th December 2007

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Divorcee gets day in court to claim share of £45m fortune – The Guardian

Posted December 20th, 2007 in divorce, news, prenuptial agreements by sally

“She has married four different millionaires and was described by her last husband as a ‘career divorcee’. Yesterday Susan Crossley appealed for more time to put her case for the right to a share of her last husband’s £45m declared fortune.”

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The Guardian, 20th December 2007

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Asylum-seekers from Congo face deportation – The Independent

Posted December 20th, 2007 in asylum, deportation, news by sally

“Thousands of failed asylum-seekers face forced removal to the volatile Democratic Republic of Congo, where they say they face rape, torture and even death, after a landmark immigration ruling.”

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The Independent, 20th December 2007
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Drivers face jail for using mobile phones – The Independent

Posted December 20th, 2007 in dangerous driving, news by sally

People who use mobile phones while driving could face up to two years in prison, under new guidelines being published today by prosecutors.

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The Independent, 20th December 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk