Mother guilty of daughter murders – BBC News

Posted September 21st, 2009 in murder, news by sally

“A mother who stabbed her daughters to death at her home in Cambridgeshire has been found guilty of murdering them.”

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BBC News, 21st September 2009

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Man jailed for killing stranger – BBC News

Posted September 21st, 2009 in diminished responsibility, homicide, mental health, news, sentencing by sally

“A man who stabbed a stranger to death in Manchester after hearing voices in his head has been jailed for life.”

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BBC News, 21st September 2009

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Teacher jailed for sex with pupil – BBC News

Posted September 21st, 2009 in news, school children, sentencing, sexual offences, teachers by sally

“A private school teacher who admitted having an unlawful relationship with a 15-year-old pupil has been jailed for 15 months at Southwark Crown Court.”

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BBC News, 21st September 2009

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Blair ‘torture policy’ inquiry demanded – The Independent

Posted September 21st, 2009 in news, terrorism, torture by sally

“Tony Blair must not be allowed to become EU President while it is ‘unclear’ what his role was over allegations of British complicity in the torture of terror suspects, Liberal Democrats demanded today.”

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The Independent, 21st September 2009

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Border agency powers ‘too much’ – BBC News

Posted September 21st, 2009 in immigration, news by sally

“An immigration group has condemned UK Border Agency powers following a report of a raid on the home of a Tongan ex-employee of the attorney general.”

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BBC News, 21st September 2009

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‘Legal highs’ drug ban criticised – BBC News

Posted September 21st, 2009 in drug offences, news by sally

“A government campaign to tackle ‘legal highs’ has been described as ‘wholly inadequate’ by a victim’s family.”

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BBC News, 21st September 2009

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted September 21st, 2009 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Raithley, R. v [2009] EWCA Crim 1854 (21 August 2009)

Smith, R. v [2009] EWCA Crim 1862 (01 September 2009)

Wellicome, R. v [2009] EWCA Crim 1861 (18 August 2009)

Fisher, R. v [2009] EWCA Crim 1852 (04 August 2009)

Source: www.bailii.org

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College of Law Podcast 2: Richard Susskind OBE on the Future of The Profession – Charon QC

Posted September 21st, 2009 in legal profession, podcasts by sally

“Social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter will shape the way that lawyers work in the future, Professor Richard Susskind predicts. He says that the legal industry will be transformed over the coming years by the need to embrace ways of improving efficiency such as new technology and outsourcing. He predicts that while the new legal landscape will reduce some of the conventional areas of legal work it will open up a range of new, exciting roles for young lawyers entering the profession.”

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Charon QC, 21st September 2009

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.

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Number of drunks taken to court at a low – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 21st, 2009 in news by sally

“The number of drunks being punished in the courts has plummeted to its lowest ever levels in the wake of 24 hour drinking being introduced.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st September 2009

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Cabinet split over election-day referendum on voting reform – The Guardian

Posted September 21st, 2009 in elections, news, referendums by sally

“Senior cabinet ministers will step up the pressure on the prime minister this week to rule out holding a referendum on electoral reform on the same day as the general election, because they believe it would set back the case for reform for a generation.”

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The Guardian, 20th September 2009

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Murder and rape convictions under review after Sean Hodgson miscarriage of justice – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 21st, 2009 in miscarriage of justice, murder, news, rape by sally

“Up to 240 murder and rape convictions are being reviewed following the discovery of one of the worst miscarriages of justice in British legal history.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th September 2009

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Call to change anti-bullying law – BBC News

Posted September 21st, 2009 in bullying, news by sally

“Leading education lawyers and charities are calling for a change in the law to protect vulnerable young people from extreme bullying in England and Wales.”

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BBC News, 19th September 2009

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DNA tests for asylum seekers ‘deeply flawed’ – The Guardian

Posted September 21st, 2009 in asylum, DNA, news by sally

“Asylum seekers are to be subjected to DNA tests in an attempt to confirm their true nationalities, the Observer can reveal.”

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The Guardian, 20th September 2009

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Former investment banker William Murphy wins bigger share of divorce payout – The Times

Posted September 21st, 2009 in divorce, news by sally

“A former investment banker has succeeded in winning a bigger divorce settlement after appealing against a ruling in which his wife was awarded 65 per cent of their joint assets.”

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The Times, 19th September 2009

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Bigamist escapes jail after wife appeals for leniency – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 21st, 2009 in bigamy, news, sentencing by sally

“A bigamist has escaped jail after the wife he tricked into marriage appealed to a judge to be lenient, saying she had ‘entirely forgiven’ him.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th September 2009

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Illegal migrant row makes Lady Scotland’s job untenable, say Labour MPs – The Times

Posted September 21st, 2009 in news by sally

“The future of the Attorney-General was in doubt last night as it emerged that the UK Border Agency had raided the home of an illegal migrant she had employed as her cleaner.”

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The Times, 21st September 2009

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Judge clears way for ‘blot on the landscape’ – The Independent

Posted September 21st, 2009 in news, planning by sally

“Objections to a 43-storey residential block on London’s South Bank were thrown out by a High Court Judge today.”

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The Independent, 18th September 2009

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Row over nurse wearing crucifix – BBC News

Posted September 21st, 2009 in hospitals, news, religious discrimination by sally

“A hospital trust has denied a nurse’s claim it is preventing her from openly expressing her religious beliefs.”

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BBC News, 20th September 2009

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First hearings in new British Supreme Court shrouded in secrecy – The Times

Posted September 21st, 2009 in news by sally

“The Supreme Court, which opens its doors next month, is supposed to herald a new era in British justice — contemporary surroundings, television cameras and transparent justice.”

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The Times, 21st September 2009

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McCann lawyers seek site removal – BBC News

Posted September 21st, 2009 in defamation, internet, news by sally

“Lawyers for the parents of missing toddler Madeleine McCann have demanded the removal of a website which claims their daughter is dead.”

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BBC News, 19th September 2009

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