Company fined over Doncaster worker’s death – BBC News

Posted October 29th, 2010 in fines, health & safety, news by sally

“A firm has been fined £120,000 after admitting safety failings which led to a man’s death at its coal processing plant in North East Lincolnshire.”

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BBC News, 29th October 2010

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Jade Goody website ‘troll’ from Manchester jailed – BBC News

Posted October 29th, 2010 in internet, malicious communications, news, sentencing by sally

“An ‘internet troll’ who posted obscene messages on Facebook sites set up in memory of dead people has been jailed.”

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BBC News, 29th October 2010

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Zutons singer Dave McCabe ordered to compensate headbutt victim – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 29th, 2010 in assault, compensation, news, sentencing by sally

“The lead singer of rock band The Zutons, Dave McCabe, who broke a man’s nose after his girlfriend was insulted, was today ordered to do 150 hours’ unpaid work and compensate his victim.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th October 2010

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Liverpool headteacher fined over pupil’s roof fall – The Guardian

Posted October 29th, 2010 in fines, health & safety, news, teachers by sally

“A headteacher was fined £20,000 today for an ‘act of folly’ during A-level celebrations which left one of his pupils with a fractured skull and permanent damage to his eyesight.”

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The Guardian, 29th October 2010

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Baby P doctor can challenge GMC ruling – The Independent

Posted October 29th, 2010 in child abuse, disciplinary procedures, doctors, news by sally

“A doctor accused of failing to spot that Baby P had a broken back days before his death was today given the opportunity to bring a High Court challenge in a bid to halt a disciplinary hearing.”

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The Independent, 29th October 2010

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Legal bid to block building near Hampton Court Palace – BBC News

Posted October 29th, 2010 in news, planning by sally

“A row over controversial plans for a development on a derelict site opposite the Grade I-listed Hampton Court Palace has moved to the High Court.”

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BBC News, 28th October 2010

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Google Street View: information commissioner shackled by Data Protection Act – The Guardian

Posted October 29th, 2010 in data protection, internet, news, privacy by sally

“The UK information commissioner was prevented from taking stronger action against Google earlier this year after its Street View cars collected sensitive Wi-Fi because the Data Protection Act at the time limited his powers.”

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The Guardian, 28th October 2010

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Speeding driver who killed teenager has jail term cut – BBC News

Posted October 29th, 2010 in appeals, dangerous driving, news, sentencing by sally

“A driver who lost control of his speeding car and killed a 17-year-old pedestrian has had his jail term cut by three years by the Appeal Court.”

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BBC News, 28th October 2010

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Bedford hospital pays £515k for baby birth scan error – BBC News

Posted October 29th, 2010 in birth, compensation, hospitals, negligence, news by sally

“A mother who had a disabled baby after antenatal scans at Bedford hospital failed to pick up that he had spina bifida has won a £515,000 pay-out.”

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BBC News, 28th October 2010

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted October 29th, 2010 in law reports by sally

High Court (Administrative Court)

Booker, R (on the application of) v NHS Oldham & Anor [2010] EWHC 2593 (Admin) (28 October 2010)

High Court (Family Division)

A Local Authority v DL & Ors [2010] EWHC 2675 (Fam) (25 October 2010)

G v B [2010] EWHC 2630 (Fam) (25 October 2010)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted October 29th, 2010 in news by sally

The Iran (European Community Financial Sanctions) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Oceanbulk Shipping and Trading SA v TMT Asia Ltd and others – WLR daily

Posted October 29th, 2010 in evidence, law reports, privilege, without prejudice communications by sally

Oceanbulk Shipping and Trading SA v TMT Asia Ltd and others  [2010] UKSC 44; [2010] WLR(D) 270 

“Facts communicated between parties in the course of ‘without prejudice’ negotiations which, but for the ‘without prejudice’ rule, would be admissible as part of the factual matrix or surrounding circumstances as an aid to construction of the resulting agreement, were admissible in evidence, as an exception to the rule, in a subsequent dispute between the parties as to the proper meaning of a clause in the agreement.”

WLR Daily, 29th October 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

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Watchdog raps costly CPS failures – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 29th, 2010 in Crown Prosecution Service, news, police, prosecutions by sally

“Failings at the Crown Prosecution Service and police are costing the taxpayer £600,000 a year in abandoned trials and preventing cases from being brought before the courts, a CPS inspection report found this week.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 28th October 2010

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Sentencing in the 21st century – Conkerton Lecture 2010 – Speech by Lord Justice Leveson

Posted October 29th, 2010 in lectures, sentencing by sally

“Giving this lecture provides me not only with the opportunity to talk to you about sentencing, a topic that has been a keen interest of mine since my days as an undergraduate, but also allows me to pay tribute to a number of people whom I greatly admire…”

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 25th October 2010

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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Lawyer jailed over immigration scam – UK Border Agency

Posted October 29th, 2010 in conspiracy, immigration, news, sentencing by sally

“A former barrister has today been jailed for 8 1/2 years for his role in a massive immigration scam which netted millions of pounds. 36-year-old Syed Ahmed of Havelock Terrace, Sunderland was among 5 people involved in running a bogus college and corrupt immigration advisory firm in London. They were all arrested after an investigation by our London immigration crime team.”

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UK Border Agency, 25th October 2010

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

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Higher court fees risk putting councils off care proceedings – The Guardian

Posted October 29th, 2010 in care orders, fees, local government, news by sally

“Cash-strapped councils could decide to give violent or neglectful parents one more chance rather than go to court.”

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The Guardian, 28th October 2010

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Murder life sentences questioned in attitudes research – BBC News

Posted October 29th, 2010 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“Research into the sentencing of murderers has found no evidence that people support mandatory life imprisonment.”

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BBC News, 29th October 2010

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Armed police cleared over Sheffield siege death – BBC News

Posted October 29th, 2010 in complaints, firearms, news, police by sally

“Armed officers acted ‘diligently, patiently, professionally and bravely’ during a two-day siege in which a man died, the police watchdog has found.”

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BBC News, 28th October 2010

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Man jailed for making and selling Tracey Emin fakes – BBC News

Posted October 29th, 2010 in artistic works, forgery, news, sentencing by sally

“An ex-art student who worked alongside artist Tracey Emin has been jailed for 16 months for forging her work.”

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BBC News, 28th October 2010

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Mother who doused daughter in acid sent to secure unit – The Guardian

Posted October 29th, 2010 in domestic violence, hospital orders, mental health, news by sally

“A schizophrenic mother who stabbed her three-year-old daughter to death before dousing her body in acid must stay in a secure psychiatric hospital for the public’s protection, a judge ruled today.”

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The Guardian, 28th Ocotber 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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