Woman wins RSPCA will challenge – BBC News

Posted October 9th, 2009 in news, wills by sally

“A woman who contested her parents’ will after they left their £2.34m estate in North Yorkshire to the RSPCA has won her legal battle.”

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BBC News, 9th October 2009

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Gary McKinnon refused right to appeal to Supreme Court over extradition – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 9th, 2009 in appeals, computer crime, extradition, mental health, news by sally

“Hacker Gary McKinnon has been refused the right to appeal to the Supreme Court against his extradition to the US.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th October 2009

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted October 9th, 2009 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Guyett & Anor v R [2009] EWCA Crim 1943 (08 October 2009)

Electric Gate Services Ltd, R v [2009] EWCA Crim 1942 (08 October 2009)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Courtman v Ludlam & Anor [2009] EWHC 2067 (Ch) (06 August 2009)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Elections for the 2010 Bar Council – The Bar Council

Posted October 9th, 2009 in barristers, news by sally

“Nominations for election to the 2010 Bar Council are now open. All practitioners, both employed and self-employed, are encouraged to consider standing for election. If you are interested in putting your name forward, please complete the attached form and send it to the Executive Assistant to the Chairman by 5pm on Wednesday 21 October.”

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The Bar Council, 8th October 2009

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Regina v Wilkinson; Regina v Ali and Others; Regina v Olawaiye and Others; Regina v Bennett; Attorney-General’s Reference No 43 of 2009 – Times Law Reports

Posted October 9th, 2009 in law reports by sally

Regina v Wilkinson; Regina v Ali and Others; Regina v Olawaiye and Others; Regina v Bennett; Attorney-General’s Reference No 43 of 2009

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“Deterrent and punitive sentences should be imposed on those involved in the large scale importation and/or manufacture, sale and distribution of guns and, as well as very lengthy determinate sentences, indeterminate sentences should also be considered.”

The Times, 9th October 2009

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PCSOs disciplined at ‘twice the rate of ordinary police’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 9th, 2009 in disciplinary procedures, news, police by sally

“Police Community Support Officers are disciplined at twice the rate of rank-and-file police, new figures show.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th October 2009

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Sharon Shoesmith was told of failings, court hears – The Guardian

Posted October 9th, 2009 in child abuse, judicial review, news, social services by sally

“Sharon Shoesmith, the former head of children’s services at the centre of the Baby Peter case, was made aware of ‘very significant professional failings’ in her department at Haringey before she was sacked, the high court heard today.”

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The Guardian, 8th October 2009

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Thalidomide victims still fighting for justice 35 years on – The Independent

Posted October 9th, 2009 in birth, compensation, medicines, news, personal injuries by sally

“Britain’s most revered newspaper editor returned to the scene of his greatest triumph yesterday, joining thalidomide survivors to demand that the Government acknowledge its role in the world’s worst drug disaster.”

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The Independent, 9th October 2009

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Legal risk to property investors – BBC News

Posted October 9th, 2009 in contracts, injunctions, news by sally

“Investors hit by the downturn and who choose not to complete property deals can still be forced to buy after a court injunction, lawyers have warned.”

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BBC News, 8th October 2009

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Mother to give evidence in ‘honour killing’ trial – The Guardian

Posted October 9th, 2009 in domestic violence, Islam, murder, news by sally

“The mother of a schoolgirl who disappeared 10 years ago is to give evidence against her husband at his trial for the alleged murder of their daughter in a so-called ‘honour killing’. Tulay Goren, 15, was murdered by her father and his brothers because she fell in love with the wrong man, an Old Bailey jury heard today.”

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The Guardian, 8th October 2009

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Immigration rules relaxed to allow tens of thousands to stay, secret memo – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 9th, 2009 in asylum, immigration, news by sally

“Immigration rules have been quietly relaxed to allow tens of thousands of asylum seekers to stay – so a deadline to clear a massive backlog can be met, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.”

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Daily Telegraph,

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Senior judge says ‘collaborative’ approach can be extended – The Times

Posted October 9th, 2009 in news by sally

“Couples are increasingly settling divorce disputes outside court through a new American-style method which could be extended to other litigation, one of Britain’s top judges said last night.”

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The Times, 8th October 2009

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