OFT publishes new guidance on fairness in consumer contracts – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 17th, 2008 in consumer protection, news, unfair contract terms by sally

“The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has published updated guidelines on what is and what is not acceptable in contracts for consumers. The new guidance replaces that which was published in 2001.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th September 2008

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Suicide and the internet – updating the law – Ministry of Justice

Posted September 17th, 2008 in assisted suicide, internet, news by sally

“The law on assisting suicide is to be simplified to increase public understanding and reassure people that it applies as much on the internet as it does off-line, Justice Minister, Maria Eagle said today.”

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Ministry of Justice,17th September 2008

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Pre-judgment interest on debts and damages – Ministry of Justice

Posted September 17th, 2008 in damages, debts, interest, news by sally

“The government’s response to the Law Commission report on the amount of interest courts should award on debts and damages in court proceedings. ‘Pre-judgment interest’ refers to the interest awarded from the day when payment fell due until judgment is entered or payment made (whichever is earlier).”

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Ministry of Justice, 16th September 2008

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Families press for Deepcut public inquiry – The Guardian

Posted September 17th, 2008 in armed forces, inquests, inquiries, news by sally

“Families of four army recruits found dead at Deepcut barracks in Surrey will today launch a campaign for a public inquiry into the circumstances of the fatal shootings.”

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The Guardian, 17th September 2008

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Terror lawyer bribe probe dropped – BBC News

Posted September 17th, 2008 in bribery, news, solicitors, terrorism by sally

“Police have dropped a bribery probe into one of the leading UK lawyers who represents terrorism suspects.”

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BBC News, 16th September 2008

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Anti-terror laws used by council to spy on unauthorised punting – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 17th, 2008 in closed circuit television, investigatory powers, news by sally

“Covert surveillance was used in a bid to catch independent punt operators collecting customers from undesignated spots along the River Cam in Cambridge.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th September 2008

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Government drug advisers begin review of ecstasy’s class A status – The Guardian

Posted September 17th, 2008 in drug offences, news by sally

“The government’s drug advisers will begin a review of the classification of ecstasy next week, raising the prospect that the drug could be downgraded from class A.”

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The Guardian, 17th September 2008

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Crime victims face ‘postcode lottery’ in policing, says report – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 17th, 2008 in crime, news, police, victims by sally

“Crime victims are having to wait for up to a week before they can see a police officer and untrained officers are being sent to investigate serious offences, reports from the policing standards watchdog show.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th September 2008

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UK owes Gurkhas ‘a special debt’ – BBC News

Posted September 17th, 2008 in armed forces, Gurkhas, immigration, news by sally

“Retired Gurkhas have launched their High Court battle for the right to live in the UK.”

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BBC News, 16th September 2008

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Pressure group complains about five-year number plate retention – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 17th, 2008 in closed circuit television, data protection, news, privacy, road traffic by sally

“Activists have complained to the UK’s privacy regulator about plans to keep information gleaned from number plate-reading cameras for five years. Privacy International has said that the keeping of data for that long is ‘unnecessary and disproportionate’.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th September 2008

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CRB admits system to prevent new Soham could be at ‘significant risk’ of going wrong – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 17th, 2008 in criminal records, news by sally

“A new Home Office body aimed at preventing another Soham murder tragedy could be at ‘significant risk’ of failing, Government auditors said.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th September 2008

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Police jurors are a threat to fair trials, senior judges warn – The Independent

Posted September 17th, 2008 in juries, news, police by sally

“Police officers should not be allowed to sit on juries because of the danger they pose to the fairness of trials, senior members of the judiciary say.”

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The Independent, 17th September 2008

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