Firm prosecuted over Lancashire tractor-pulling death – BBC News

Posted September 16th, 2010 in health & safety, news by sally

“A company is to be prosecuted after a man, 58, was killed at a tractor-pulling competition in Lancashire.”

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BBC News, 16th September 2010

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Sainsbury’s taken to court over excess packaging – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 16th, 2010 in consumer protection, food, news, waste by sally

“Sainsbury’s is to be taken to court for using too much packaging, the first time that a major retailer has been prosecuted under obscure environmental laws.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th September 2010

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Publishers protest at reporting restrictions in family court cases – The Guardian

Posted September 16th, 2010 in family courts, legislation, media, news, reporting restrictions by sally

“The Newspaper Society has complained that the Children, Schools and Families Act has made legal cases covered by the Act less transparent because they are virtually unreportable.”

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The Guardian, 16th September 2010

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Armed forces to lose one in four lawyers – The Guardian

Posted September 16th, 2010 in armed forces, legal profession, news by sally

“The armed forces are set to lose one quarter of their lawyers, the Guardian has learned, in a series of cuts that will directly impact frontline troops. Sources inside the armed forces say the defence spending and security review will result in a reduction of at least 25% in the number of lawyers in the army and royal air force. Lawyers say the predicted reduction in legal advice, which will affect troops and commanders, could affect the ability of the armed forces to act in compliance with the Geneva Conventions.”

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The Guardian, 16th September 2010

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Two cousins jailed for killing Cardiff neighbour – BBC News

Posted September 16th, 2010 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A judge has called two cousins ‘wicked’ as he jailed them for killing their neighbour.”

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BBC News, 15th September 2010

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The changing relationship between solicitors and barristers – Law Society’s Gazette

“In the debate about how the legal regulators should amend practising rules to allow solicitors and barristers to operate in the new structures modelled in the Legal Services Act 2007, some predicted that the reforms could alter forever the identity of lawyers and lead to fusion – ending the distinction between law firms and chambers. That has not happened, but does slow progress to date rule out greater upheaval in future?”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 16th September 2010

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted September 16th, 2010 in law reports by sally

High Court (Administrative Court)

Craig, R (on the application of) v HM Prison Albany [2010] EWHC 2303 (Admin) (15 September 2010)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Flintshire couple given 10-year ban from keeping pets – BBC News

Posted September 16th, 2010 in animal cruelty, animals, conditional discharge, news by sally

“A Flintshire couple have been banned from keeping animals for 10 years after admitting causing unnecessary suffering to a pet dog with a cancerous tumour.”

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BBC News, 15th September 2010

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Weston claw hammer murderer jailed for life – BBC News

Posted September 16th, 2010 in murder, news, robbery, sentencing by sally

“A man has been jailed for life after he beat a fellow tenant to death with a claw hammer.”

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BBC News, 15th September 2010

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MoJ to review media reporting in family courts – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 16th, 2010 in family courts, Ministry of Justice, news, reporting restrictions by sally

“The Ministry of Justice has told the Gazette that it will not commence legislation that would extend the media’s right to report family cases without ‘looking closely’ at the changes, amid pressure from family lawyers.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 16th September 2010

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Solicitors queue up to sue LSC – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 16th, 2010 in law firms, legal aid, legal services, news, solicitors, tenders by sally

“Pressure is mounting on the Legal Services Commission over its handling of the tender for civil legal aid contracts, as it faces a growing number of judicial review challenges to the process, and talks with the Law Society broke down.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 16th September 2010

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Jail Sentences: The truth behind the headlines – Ministry of Justice

Posted September 16th, 2010 in Ministry of Justice, press releases, sentencing by sally

“Media reports last weekend claimed that not a single burglar gets the maximum jail sentence. But statements like this give the wrong impression of the criminal justice system and do not properly explain how it works. Have you ever wondered how punishments for criminals are decided? If so, read on.”

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Ministry of Justice, 16th September 2010

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Benevolent Institutions: Repeals Consultation – Law Commission

Posted September 16th, 2010 in charities, consultations, Law Commission, legislation, repeals by sally

“In our consultation we have identified some 73 obsolete Acts relating to a variety of benevolent institutions.  Many of these institutions are, or were, charitable bodies such as schools, hospitals and almshouses which were established in the 18th or 19th centuries to meet the needs of the poor, sick or elderly.”

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Law Commission, 16th September 2010

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Ray Gosling admits wasting police time over TV confession – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted September 16th, 2010 in Crown Prosecution Service, euthanasia, murder, news, wasting police time by sally

“The guilty plea today by Ray Gosling shows he now accepts that he put Nottinghamshire Police to a lot of unnecessary effort investigating a fake allegation of murder, said Crown Prosecution Service senior lawyer Simon Clements.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 14th September 2010

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Attorney General: World Bribery & Corruption Compliance forum – Attorney General’s Office

Posted September 16th, 2010 in attorney general, bribery, corruption, legislation, speeches by sally

“The Attorney General addresses the World Bribery & Corruption Compliance Forum in London, 14th September 2010.”

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Attorney General’s Office, 14th Setember 2010

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Government consults on anti-bribery guidance – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 16th, 2010 in bribery, consultations, corruption, legislation, news by sally

“The Government has published the six principles that will be used to determine whether or not a company is responsible for bribery offences committed by its employees or agents under new anti-corruption laws.”

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OUT.LAW.com, 16th September 2010

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Brand owner’s permission not required to offer its products as prizes, rules ASA – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 16th, 2010 in advertising, brand names, news by sally

“The makers of Bodyform sanitary protection products did not need the permission of fashion house Stella McCartney Ltd to advertise its garments as prizes in a competition, the advertising regulator has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 15th September 2010

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Million pound identity fraud trio jailed – BBC News

Posted September 16th, 2010 in benefits, conspiracy, firearms, identity fraud, news, sentencing by sally

“Three people who made more than £1m by fraudulently obtaining benefits, credit and store cards in a long-running identity scam have been jailed.”

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BBC News, 15th September 2010

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Constable blinded by Moat fights ‘unfair’ benefit – The Independent

Posted September 16th, 2010 in benefits, disabled persons, news, police by sally

“The police officer blinded by gunman Raoul Moat has revealed he is fighting the Government after being awarded £18.95-a-week mobility allowance.”

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The Independent, 16th September 2010

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Ofcom ‘to review’ News Corp bid for BSkyB – BBC News

Posted September 16th, 2010 in competition, media, mergers, news by sally

“The BBC has learned that Ofcom will be asked to review News Corporation’s bid for BSkyB once a formal offer is made.”

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BBC News, 15th September 2010

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