Two jailed for ‘nastiest’ crimes – BBC News

Posted December 11th, 2009 in burglary, news, sentencing by sally

“Two burglars who preyed on elderly and vulnerable people across three counties have been jailed.”

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BBC News, 11th December 2009

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Man jailed after rape in cemetery – BBC News

Posted December 11th, 2009 in news, rape, sentencing by sally

“A 21-year-old man who raped an elderly woman in a cemetery has been jailed indefinitely.”

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BBC News, 11th December 2009

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Drunken mother jailed over baby’s death – The Independent

Posted December 11th, 2009 in child neglect, news, sentencing by sally

“A drunken mother whose baby daughter died after she took her to bed with her was jailed for 12 weeks today.”

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The Independent, 11th December 2009

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Fake forensic scientist jailed for sex attacks – The Independent

Posted December 11th, 2009 in child abuse, news, perverting the course of justice, rape, sentencing by sally

“A bogus forensic scientist who conned his way into hundreds of trials has been jailed indefinitely after being unmasked as a child sex predator.”

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The Independent, 11th December 2009

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Crack addict jailed indefinitely over near-fatal carjacking – The Guardian

Posted December 11th, 2009 in dangerous driving, grievous bodily harm, news, sentencing by sally

“A carjacker who ran over a mother-of-four in her own car, dragging her nearly 65ft down the road and almost killing her, was jailed indefinitely for public protection .”

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The Guardian, 11th December 2009

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted December 11th, 2009 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Davill v Pull & Anor [2009] EWCA Civ 1309 (10 December 2009)

Sulaman v Axa Insurance Plc & Anor [2009] EWCA Civ 1331 (11 December 2009)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Vtesse Networks Ltd, R (on the application of) v North West Wiltshire Magistrates Court [2009] EWHC 3283 (Admin) (10 December 2009)

Barratt Developments Plc v City of Wakefield Metropolitan District Council & Anor [2009] EWHC 3208 (Admin) (10 December 2009)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills v Aaron & Ors [2009] EWHC 3263 (Ch) (10 December 2009)

Cemex UK Marine Ltd v MNOPF Trustees Ltd [2009] EWHC 3258 (Ch) (10 December 2009)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Ariela, The Owners of the Ship v Kamal XXVI, The Owners And/or Demise Charterers of the Dredger [2009] EWHC 3256 (Comm) (10 December 2009)

Karafarin Bank v Dara [2009] EWHC 3265 (Comm) (10 December 2009)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

Posted December 11th, 2009 in legislation by sally

The Traffic Management (Kent County Council) Permit Scheme Order 2009

The Sheep and Goats (Records, Identification and Movement) (England) Order 2009

The Employment Protection Code of Practice (Time Off for Trade Union Duties and Activities) Order 2009

The Companies Act 2006 (Substitution of Section 1201) Regulations 2009

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2009

The Child Benefit and Guardian’s Allowance (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2009

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

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Young black people and the criminal justice system: second annual report – Ministry of Justice

Posted December 11th, 2009 in criminal justice, minorities, special report, young offenders by sally

“Second annual report to the Home Affairs Select Committee on progress made in taking forward the recommendations of its inquiry.”

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Ministry of Justice, 10th December 2009

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Is the 2007 court fee remission system working? – Ministry of Justice

Posted December 11th, 2009 in fees, special report by sally

“Research on the 2007 court fee remission system and examination of court users’ views and experiences.”

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Ministry of Justice, 10th Dcember 2009

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Court of Appeal (Criminal) Review of the Legal Year 2008/2009 – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted December 11th, 2009 in courts, criminal justice, special report, statistics by sally

“Court of Appeal (Criminal) Review of the Legal Year 2008/2009.”

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 11th December 2009

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Legal Services Act 2007 – changes to pupillage – Bar Standards Board

Posted December 11th, 2009 in press releases, pupillage by sally

“The BSB has issued guidance to all pupils and pupil supervisors advising them that second six pupils must have a Practising Certificate in order to exercise a right of audience from 1 January 2010.”

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Bar Standards Board, 10th December 2009

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Regina (A) v Director of Establishments of the Security Service – Times Law Reports

Posted December 11th, 2009 in law reports by sally

Regina (A) v Director of Establishments of the Security Service

Supreme Court

“A challenge to the refusal to allow a former member of the Security Service to publish a book about his work on the ground that it violated the right to freedom of expression guaranteed by article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights could only be brought before the Investigatory Powers Tribunal established by the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000. The High Court had no jurisdiction to hear such a matter against the intelligence services.”

The Times, 11th December 2009

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Two-year jail sentence for insider trader – The Times

Posted December 11th, 2009 in news by sally

“A dentist who made nearly £110,000 by trading on secret share tips provided by his son, an aspiring stockbroker, was jailed for two years yesterday, while his son received a year in prison.”

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The Times, 11th December 2009

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Baby P whistle-blower to sue council – The Times

Posted December 11th, 2009 in news by sally

“The senior social worker who first warned the Government about serious failings in the investigation of childcare cases – six months before the death of Baby Peter – is suing Haringey Council for victimisation.”

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The Times, 11th December 2009

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Cornish sardine wins protection. You might remember it as the pilchard – The Times

Posted December 11th, 2009 in news by sally

“Pilchards have been given protected food status by the European Commission and, known as Cornish sardines, they may now be officially considered a luxury food, with foreign imposters barred from trading on the same name.”

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The Times, 11th December 2009

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Safety laws threaten exchange trips, say head teachers – The Times

Posted December 11th, 2009 in news by sally

“Head teachers from state and independent schools have joined forces to attack new safety laws that could jeopardise language exchange trips and work experience placements.”

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The Times, 11th December 2009

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