Countdown to two-tier tribunal system launched – Ministry of Justice

Posted May 19th, 2008 in news, tribunals by sally

“A radical shake-up of the tribunals system was unveiled by the government today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 19th May 2008

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Heroin family death pair jailed – BBC News

Posted May 19th, 2008 in drug abuse, homicide, negligence, news, sentencing by sally

“The mother and half-sister of a teenage heroin overdose victim have been jailed for a total of six years.”

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BBC News, 19th May 2008

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted May 19th, 2008 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

LSA, R. v [2008] EWCA Crim 1034 (16 May 2008)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Romantiek Transport BVba & Ors v Vehicle and Operator Services Agency [2008] EWCA Civ 534 (16 May 2008)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Carter & Ors v The Chief Constable of the Cumbria Police [2008] EWHC 1072 (QB) (15 May 2008)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Military strategy: new bank holiday, anti-discrimination laws and school cadets – The Independent

Posted May 19th, 2008 in armed forces, news by sally

“Discrimination against armed forces personnel in military uniform is to be made a criminal offence under proposals accepted today by the Government.”

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The Independent, 19th May 2008

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MPs to begin debate on embryology and abortion – The Guardian

Posted May 19th, 2008 in abortion, assisted reproduction, embryology, news by sally

“MPs will today begin a two-day debate that will affect the future of embryo research, IVF treatment and abortion.”

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The Guardian, 19th May 2008

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Man set fire to pilot in sheep costume – The Guardian

Posted May 19th, 2008 in grievous bodily harm, news, sentencing by sally

“A man walked free from court today after he admitted setting alight an RAF pilot who was dressed as a sheep for a fancy dress party.”

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The Guardian, 19th May 2008

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Florist loses appeal in petal row – BBC News

Posted May 19th, 2008 in negligence, news, personal injuries by sally

“A station florist found negligent after a commuter slipped and injured himself on a petal has lost its bid to appeal against the decision.”

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BBC News, 19th May 2008

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Propriety and honours and propriety and peerages – Ministry of Justice

Posted May 19th, 2008 in peerages & dignities, reports by sally

“The document contains the government’s response to each of the recommendations made by the Public Administration Committee following its enquiry into whether the system of scrutiny for propriety of honours and peerages for political services was satisfactory.”

Propriety and Honours and Propriety and Peerages (PDF)

Ministry of Justice, 16th May 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

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S-H v Kingston upon Hull City Council and another – WLR Daily

Posted May 19th, 2008 in adoption, law reports by sally

S-H v Kingston upon Hull City Council and another [2008] EWCA Civ 493; [2008] WLR (D) 154

“When deciding whether to grant leave to a parent to apply for revocation of an order placing a child for adoption, the court should ask itself the question whether, in all the circumstances, including the parent’s prospect of success in securing revocation and the child’s interests, leave should be given.”

WLR Daily, 16th May 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Jennings v Crown Prosecution Service – WLR Daily

Posted May 19th, 2008 in confiscation, law reports by sally

Jennings v Crown Prosecution Service [2008] UKHL 29; [2008] WLR (D) 153

“Orders for the confiscation criminal assets, or orders restraining the disposal of property pending the hearing of a confiscation order, were to be made in respect of property which the person had actually obtained, not property he had merely helped others to obtain.”

WLR Daily, 16th May 2008

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R v Green – WLR Daily

Posted May 19th, 2008 in confiscation, drug trafficking, law reports, proceeds of crime by sally

R v Green [2008] UKHL 30; [2008] WLR (D) 152

The Drug Trafficking Act 1994 fell to be construed without regard to legislation in other countries which had chosen to give effect to common international obligations in a different way.”

WLR Daily, 16th May 2008

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R v May – WLR Daily

Posted May 19th, 2008 in confiscation, law reports, proceeds of crime by sally

R v May [2008] UKHL 28; [2008] WLR (D) 151

“Where co-defendants had jointly received property as a result of criminal activity, each was liable to receive a confiscation order representing the entire value, as if he had acted alone, provided he had sufficient assets to meet the order.”

WLR Daily, 16th May 2008

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Jennings v Crown Prosecution Service – Times Law Reports

Posted May 19th, 2008 in confiscation, law reports by sally

Jennings v Crown Prosecution Service

House of Lords

“Confiscation orders, or restraint of property orders pending the making of such orders, were to be made in respect of property which the person had actually obtained, not that he had merely helped others to obtain.”

The Times, 19th May 2008

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Regina v Davies (Gareth) – Times Law Reports

Posted May 19th, 2008 in law reports, murder, sentencing, standard of proof by sally

Regina v Davies (Gareth)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“A judge deciding whether aggravating features existed to increase the appropriate starting point for the minimum term of a mandatory life sentence should apply the same standard of proof as that applied by the jury in reaching their verdict.”

The Times, 19th May 2008

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Regina v Green – Times Law Reports

Posted May 19th, 2008 in law reports by sally

Regina v Green

House of Lords

“The Drug Trafficking Act 1994, in giving effect to the United Kingdom’s obligations under the Vienna Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances 1988 and the Council of Europe Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds of Crime 1993, fell to be construed without regard to legislation in other countries which had chosen to give effect to those obligations in a different way.”

The Times, 19th May 2008

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Law Commission welcomes new Commissioner – Law Commission

Posted May 19th, 2008 in Law Commission, press releases by sally

“The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, Jack Straw, today announced the appointment of Professor Elizabeth Cooke to the post of Law Commissioner.”

Press release (PDF)

Law Commission, 19th May 2008

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

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Complaints leading to disciplinary action against judicial office holders – Ministry of Justice

Posted May 19th, 2008 in complaints, disciplinary procedures, judiciary, news by sally

“Information released in response to a freedom of information request on broad categories of misconduct which led the Lord Chancellor and Lord Chief Justice to take disciplinary action against judicial office holders.”

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Ministry of Justice, 16th May 2008

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Widow fights for right to use sperm taken from dead husband – The Guardian

Posted May 19th, 2008 in assisted reproduction, embryology, news by sally

“A widow is fighting for the right to have a child using sperm taken from her dead husband in a case that reopens the fertility debate sparked by Diane Blood, who had two children from sperm extracted from her husband while he was in a coma.”

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The Guardian, 19th May 2008

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Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

Posted May 19th, 2008 in legislation by sally

The Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008

The Business Protection from Misleading Marketing Regulations 2008

The Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2008

The Service Voters’ Registration Period (Northern Ireland) Order 2008

The Maximum Number of Judges Order 2008

The Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998 (Specified Organisations) Order 2008

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

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Information on accessing court, tribunal and prison service records – Ministry of Justice

Posted May 19th, 2008 in courts, data protection, news, prisons, tribunals by sally

“Updated guidance for researchers on accessing court, tribunal and prison service records.”

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Ministry of Justice, 16th May 2008

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