Ex-teacher jailed for girls abuse – BBC News

Posted October 1st, 2008 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

“A 49-year-old former teacher who sexually abused three young girls has been jailed for four years.”

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BBC News, 30th September 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Minimum wage rise is now in force – BBC News

Posted October 1st, 2008 in news, remuneration by sally

“An increase in the national minimum wage from £5.52 to £5.73 an hour for adult workers has come into force.”

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BBC News, 1st October 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Escaped prisoner given nine years for raping schoolgirl – The Guardian

Posted October 1st, 2008 in news, rape, sentencing by sally

“A man who raped a schoolgirl after escaping from an open prison was today jailed for a minimum of nine years.”

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The Guardian, 1st October 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Pensions investors get greater control – The Guardian

Posted October 1st, 2008 in news, pensions by sally

“Millions of people who opted out of the state second pension will be given greater freedom to invest for their retirement under a change in the law that comes into force today.”

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The Guardian, 1st October 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Expert warns that proposed ICO powers could be weak – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 1st, 2008 in news, privacy by sally

“The Department [sic] of Justice’s plans to change the Information Commissioner’s powers will weaken the privacy regulator, a privacy law expert has warned. The planned changes could give organisations a way to avoid penalties, the expert said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 30th September 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

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Ofcom will deny premium-rate numbers to past phone offenders – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 1st, 2008 in news, telecommunications by sally

“Anyone who has abused premium-rate telephone numbers in the past will be barred from using the numbers again, telecoms regulator Ofcom has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 30th September 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted October 1st, 2008 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Murungaru v Secretary of State for the Home Department & Ors [2008] EWCA Civ 1015 (12 September 2008)

Chilton-Merryweather v Hunt & Ors [2008] EWCA Civ 1025 (19 September 2008)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Yarl’s Wood Immigration Ltd & Ors v Bedfordshire Police Authority [2008] EWHC 2207 (Comm) (30 September 2008)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Limbu & Ors, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department & Ors [2008] EWHC 2261 (Admin) (30 September 2008)

Dource: www.bailii.org

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Daily Cause List, 1st October 2008

Posted October 1st, 2008 in news by sally

Wednesday 1st October 2008

Source: www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk

Please note only the current day’s cause list will be accessible

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Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

Posted October 1st, 2008 in legislation by sally

The A570 Trunk Road (North of M58 to the Lancashire County Boundary) (Detrunking) Order 2008

The A570 Trunk Road (Lancashire County Boundary to the Kew roundabout) (Detrunking) Order 2008

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

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Forced Marriage Act court rules – consultation response – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 1st, 2008 in consultations, forced marriages, news by sally

“The government has responded to a consultation on draft court rules for the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007.”

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Ministry of Justice, 30th September 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

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Fees and allowances payable at inquest – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 1st, 2008 in coroners, fees, inquests, press releases by sally

“The Ministry of Justice has published details of revised fees and allowances payable by the coroner on holding inquests.”

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Ministry of Justice, 1st October 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

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Victim was offered tea after rape – BBC News

Posted October 1st, 2008 in news, rape, sentencing by sally

“An estate agent has been jailed for six years for raping a woman as she slept.”

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BBC News, 30th September 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Merged consumer body begins work – BBC News

Posted October 1st, 2008 in consumer protection, news by sally

“A new consumer watchdog, made up of merged bodies the National Consumer Council, Energywatch and Postwatch, begins its work on Wednesday.”

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BBC News, 1st October 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Civil judges ditch wearing wigs – BBC News

Posted October 1st, 2008 in court dress, news by sally

“Judges in civil and family cases in England and Wales have stopped wearing wigs as part of a new dress code.”

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BBC News, 1st October 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Human rights concern over 42 days – BBC News

Posted October 1st, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“Government plans to enable police to hold terror suspects without charge for 42 days have caused ‘considerable concern’ at Europe’s human rights body.”

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BBC News, 1st October 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Financial crisis: £50,000 in savings to be repaid if your bank fails – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 1st, 2008 in banking, news by sally

“Savers will be guaranteed that at least £50,000 of their money will be repaid if their bank collapses, under plans to be unveiled by the Government.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st October 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Shopkeeper spared jail after slashing thief with his knife – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 1st, 2008 in news, self-defence, sentencing, wounding by sally

“An Asian newsagent who slashed a thief in the face with a knife in self defence has been spared jail.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th September 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Career criminals escape jail sentences – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 1st, 2008 in news, recidivists, sentencing by sally

“Figures obtained from the Ministry of Justice show that 5,000 career burglars, thieves and other convicts a year are escaping a jail sentence – a figure that has more than doubled in five years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st October 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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IVF expert accused of dismissing sick patient – The Guardian

Posted October 1st, 2008 in disciplinary procedures, doctors, news by sally

“One of the UK’s most successful fertility doctors failed to investigate when a patient arrived at his Harley Street clinic in tears and complaining of vomiting, telling her husband she had a ‘mental block’ about treatment, a disciplinary hearing heard yesterday. Hours later, the woman had seizures and was admitted to an intensive care unit.”

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The Guardian, 1st October 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Jails release 36,600 criminals to ease overcrowding – The Guardian

Posted October 1st, 2008 in early release, news, prisons by sally

“A total of 36,661 convicted criminals have been released early from jail under a government scheme to cut overcrowding in prisons, the Ministry of Justice said today.”

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The Guardian, 30th September 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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