UK considers Guantanamo man move – BBC News

Posted August 29th, 2008 in detention, disclosure, news, torture by sally

“The government is given a further week by the High Court to consider its refusal to disclose material in case of a UK resident held in Guantanamo Bay.”

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BBC News, 29th August 2008

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College of Law hits out at SRA proposals – Legal Week

Posted August 29th, 2008 in legal education, news, solicitors by sally

“The College of Law has hit out at the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) after the regulatory body proposed scrapping compulsory higher rights qualifications for solicitor advocates in favour of a voluntary accreditation process.”

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Legal Week, 29th August 2008

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Prison for BNP activist’s killer – BBC News

Posted August 29th, 2008 in homicide, news, sentencing by sally

“An Asian man who killed his BNP activist neighbour in a dispute has been jailed for eight years.”

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BBC News, 29th August 2008

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Divorce rate at its lowest for 26 years – The Guardian

Posted August 29th, 2008 in divorce, news by sally

“The divorce rate in England and Wales fell to a 26-year low last year, government figures show today.”

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The Guardian, 29th August 2008

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Ofcom begins inquiry into mobile telephone charges – The Times

Posted August 29th, 2008 in competition, news, telecommunications by sally

“Ofcom, the communications regulator, has begun its first full-scale inquiry into the mobile phone industry in a move that could revolutionise charging for mobile calls.”

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The Times, 29th August 2008

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Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

Posted August 29th, 2008 in legislation by sally

The African Development Bank (Eleventh Replenishment of the African Development Fund) Order 2008

The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Consequential Amendments and Transitory Provisions) Order 2008

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Attorney-General’s Reference (No 29 of 2008) (Jon Peter Dixon) – Times Law Reports

Posted August 29th, 2008 in children, consent, law reports, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

Attorney-General’s Reference (No 29 of 2008) (Jon Peter Dixon)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“A non-custodial sentence for sexual offences against a child under 13 where the child had been a willing participant did not meet the essential fact that the law was there not only to protect children from the baleful influence of adults with an inappropriate interest in children but was also designed to protect children from themselves.”

The Times, 29th August 2008

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Joyce v Secretary of State for Health – Times Law Reports

Posted August 29th, 2008 in appeals, care workers, law reports, tribunals by sally

Joyce v Secretary of State for Health

Queen’s Bench Division

“Where a care worker challenged a finding of misconduct which had resulted in her being placed by the Secretary of State for Health on a list of those considered unsuitable to work with vulnerable adults, the Care Standards Tribunal was entitled, on appeal, to consider allegations of misconduct not entertained by the secretary of state, provided it acted fairly.”

The Times, 29th August 2008

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In re R (Family dispute: Evidence) – Times Law Reports

Posted August 29th, 2008 in domestic violence, family courts, law reports, no case to answer by sally

In re R (Family dispute: Evidence)

Court of Appeal

“Judges conducting preliminary fact-finding hearings in family proceedings involving serious allegations of domestic violence should never terminate the case without hearing all the available evidence.”

The Times, 29th August 2008

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R (Binyan Mohamed) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs – WLR Daily

Posted August 29th, 2008 in disclosure, law reports, terrorism, torture by sally

R (Binyan Mohamed) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs [2008] EWHC 2048 (Admin); [2008] WLR (D) 295

“The principles set out by the House of Lords in Norwich Pharmacal Co v Customs and Excise Commissioners [1974] AC 133 could be applied in novel circumstances to require the Foreign Secretary to disclose information, specific to the claimant and essential to his defence to serious charges which might carry the death penalty, in confidence to lawyers representing him in proceedings at Guantanamo Bay, given that the conduct of the security service of the United Kingdom had amounted to being involved in arguable wrongdoing by facilitating interviews of the claimant by or on behalf of the United States of America while the claimant had been held unlawfully in incommunicado detention and on his case had been subject to alleged torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment at the hands of the detaining authorities.”

WLR Daily, 22nd August 2008

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Review of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act will cut police bureaucracy – Home Office

Posted August 29th, 2008 in evidence, police, press releases by sally

“A review of plans to streamline police powers in order to cut red tape, improve efficiency, and protect the rights of the public was set out today by Home Office Minister Tony McNulty.”

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Home Office, 28th August 2008

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ContactPoint child database launch delayed following security fears – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 29th, 2008 in children, data protection, news by sally

“The launch of the Government’s flagship database of every child living in England has been delayed just days after The Daily Telegraph exposed serious concerns about its purpose.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th August 2008

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Top Asian officer sets out race case and directly blames Met police chief – The Guardian

Posted August 29th, 2008 in news, police, race discrimination by sally

“Britain’s most senior Asian police officer yesterday directly accused Sir Ian Blair, the Met commissioner, of repeatedly racially discriminating against him.”

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The Guardian, 29th August 2008

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Security industry’s biggest worry is data leakage, says survey – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 28th, 2008 in data protection, news by sally

“The problem information security professionals are most worried about is preventing data loss by their organisations, a survey has found. It found that 69% of IT security workers put the loss of data at the top of their worry list.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 28th August 2008

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Hacker Gary McKinnon loses appeal against extradition to US – The Guardian

Posted August 28th, 2008 in computer crime, extradition, news by sally

“Gary McKinnon, a computer expert who hacked into dozens of US military computers, lost his appeal to the European court of human rights today and faces extradition to the US in the next fortnight, his solicitor said.”

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The Guardian, 28th August 2008

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Spouses and civil partners to receive more when partner dies without leaving a will – Ministry of Justice

Posted August 28th, 2008 in civil partnerships, intestacy, married persons, news by sally

“Married couples and civil partners whose spouse or civil partner dies without leaving a will are to benefit from an increase in the statutory legacy under proposals published by the government today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 28th August 2008

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted August 28th, 2008 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

James & Ors, R. v [2008] EWCA Crim 1869 (30 July 2008)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Field Common Ltd v Elmbridge Borough Council [2008] EWHC 2079 (Ch) (27 August 2008)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Prospect & Anor v Ministry of Defence [2008] EWHC 2056 (Admin) (27 August 2008)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Greenweb Ltd v Wandsworth London Borough Council – Times Law Reports

Posted August 28th, 2008 in compensation, compulsory purchase, law reports, planning by sally

Greenweb Ltd v Wandsworth London Borough Council

Court of Appeal

“Where a local authority compulsorily purchased a public open space after refusing the landowner’s application for housing development, the Lands Tribunal had to value the land on the basis that planning permission had been granted for the housing development.”

The Times, 28th August 2008

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Regina (Thames Water Utilities Ltd) v Bromley Magistrates Court, Environment Agency, interested party – Times Law Reports

Posted August 28th, 2008 in environmental protection, law reports, waste by sally

Regina (Thames Water Utilities Ltd) v Bromley Magistrates Court, Environment Agency, interested party

Queen’s Bench Divisional Court

“Sewage escaping from pipes maintained by a statutory undertaker was controlled waste within the meaning of section 33 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.”

The Times, 28th August 2008

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Regina (Federation of Tour Operators and Others) v HM Treasury and Others – Times Law Reports

Posted August 28th, 2008 in air passenger duty, law reports by sally

Regina (Federation of Tour Operators and Others) v HM Treasury and Others

Court of Appeal

“The doubling of air passenger duty at seven weeks’ notice was not unlawful.”

The Times, 28th August 2008

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