Bradford family fire deaths: brothers jailed – BBC News

Posted February 11th, 2011 in arson, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A man who killed two children and their mother in an ‘evil and cowardly’ arson attack in West Yorkshire has been jailed for at least 29 years.”

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BBC News, 11th February 2011

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Factory fined over Hull worker’s severed hand – BBC News

Posted February 11th, 2011 in fines, health & safety, news, personal injuries by sally

“A food factory has been fined £14,000 after two workers had a hand and fingertips severed by machinery.”

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BBC News, 11th February 2011

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Councils defeat government over school buildings – BBC News

Posted February 11th, 2011 in education, judicial review, local government, news by sally

“The government has been defeated in the High Court over the way it scrapped part of England’s school building programme.”

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BBC News, 11th February 2011

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Criminal justice reform at a time of austerity: what needs to be done? – The Guardian

Posted February 11th, 2011 in criminal justice, news, prisons, rehabilitation by sally

“A criminologist reflects on lessons to learn from the way in which governments, New Labour in particular, have approached crime.”

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The Guardian, 11th February 2011

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Jeremy Bamber loses appeal court bid – The Independent

Posted February 11th, 2011 in appeals, murder, news by sally

“Jeremy Bamber’s convictions for murdering five of his relatives more than 25 years ago will not be referred to the Court of Appeal, the Criminal Cases Review Commission has said.”

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The Independent, 11th February 2011

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Court rejects fluoride challenge – The Independent

Posted February 11th, 2011 in health, judicial review, local government, news, water by sally

“A local health authority’s plans for the fluoridation of a city’s tap water was not unlawful, the High Court ruled today.”

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The Independent, 11th February 2011

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted February 11th, 2011 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Chichvarkin & Ors, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWCA Civ 91 (10 February 2011)

Walsh v Singh [2011] EWCA Civ 80 (10 February 2011)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Luton Borough Council & Nottingham City Council & Ors, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for Education [2011] EWHC 217 (Admin) (11 February 2011)

YZ & Ors, R. (On the Applications Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWHC 205 (Admin) (10 February 2011)

High Court (Commercial Court)

JSC BTA Bank v Ablyazov & Ors [2011] EWHC 202 (Comm) (10 February 2011)

Source: www.bailii.org.uk

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted February 11th, 2011 in legislation by sally

The Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

The Employment and Support Allowance (Limited Capability for Work and Limited Capability for Work-Related Activity) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

The Competition Act 1998 (Public Transport Ticketing Schemes Block Exemption) (Amendment) Order 2011

The Smoke Control Areas (Exempted Fireplaces) (Wales) Order 2011

The Welfare Reform Act 2007 (Commencement No. 13) Order 2011

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Takeaway manager jailed over Wrexham E.coli cases – BBC News

Posted February 11th, 2011 in environmental health, food hygiene, news, sentencing by sally

“A former Wrexham takeaway operator has been jailed for eight months and banned from running food businesses after admitting hygiene offences which led to an E. coli outbreak.”

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BBC News, 9th February 2011

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In re St Andrew’s Churchyard, Alwalton – WLR Daily

Posted February 11th, 2011 in burials and cremation, faculties, human rights, law reports by sally
“A petition for the exhumation of remains buried in consecrated land brought on the basis of an objection to enforcement of the churchyard regulations would not be granted where the petitioner had failed to establish special circumstances justifying an exception from the norm that Christian burial was final.”
WLR Daily, 10th February 2011

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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Risk Management Partners Ltd v Brent London Borough Council and another – WLR Daily

Posted February 11th, 2011 in insurance, law reports, local government, tenders by sally

Risk Management Partners Ltd v Brent London Borough Council and another [2011] UKSC 7; [ 2011] WLR (D) 42

“A group of local authorities who awarded insurance contracts to a mutual insurance company they had set up for that purpose, without putting the contracts out to competitive tender, had not been acting contrary to the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.”

WLR Daily, 10th February 2011

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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ICO issues third fine for loss of unencrypted laptops – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 11th, 2011 in data protection, encryption, fines, local government, news by sally

“Two local authorities have been fined a total of £150,000 by data protection watchdog the Information Commissioner after the theft of two laptops which, contrary to the councils’ policies, were not encrypted.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th February 2011

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Criminal checks on people working with children scaled back – Home Office

Posted February 11th, 2011 in children, criminal records, press releases, vetting by sally

“More than nine million people working or volunteering with children and vulnerable adults will no longer need to register and be monitored by the state.”

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Home Office, 11th February 2011

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Freedom Bill signals common sense approach to public protection – Home Office

“Millions of people will be protected from unwarranted state intrusion in their private lives, the Home Secretary has outlined in today’s Protection of Freedoms Bill.”

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Home Office, 11th February 2011

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CPS Statement on Howard Martin – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted February 11th, 2011 in doctors, double jeopardy, murder, press releases, prosecutions by sally

“Durham Crown Prosecution Service has advised Durham Police there is not enough new evidence under the double jeopardy provisions for the Director of Public Prosecutions to authorise an investigation into former GP Howard Martin, acquitted of the murder of three of his patients six years ago.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 9th February 2011

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Gloucester man jailed indefinitely for kidnap of girl – BBC News

Posted February 11th, 2011 in kidnapping, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

“A man who admitted kidnapping and sexually assaulting a teenage girl in Gloucestershire has been jailed indefinitely.”

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BBC News, 10th February 2011

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Oldham care baby mother takes battle to European courts – BBC News

Posted February 11th, 2011 in care orders, human rights, news, social services by sally

“A mother from Greater Manchester who claims her baby daughter was wrongly taken into care has taken her case to the European Courts.”

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BBC news, 11th February 2011

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Credit and debit card surcharges ‘are excessive’ – BBC News

Posted February 11th, 2011 in banking, complaints, consumer credit, consumer protection, news by sally

“A super-complaint is to be launched about the ‘murky practice’ of surcharges levied on customers who pay by debit or credit card.”

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BBC News, 11th February 2011

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Retracting rape and domestic violence allegations: CPS launches public consultation – Crown Prosecution Service

“Individuals who retract truthful allegations of rape or domestic violence out of fear are less likely to be prosecuted under proposed new guidance for prosecutors on the offence of perverting the course of justice, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC, said today. But individuals who make malicious false allegations should know they risk prosecution, he said.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 10th February 2011

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Criminal checks on people working with children to be eased – The Guardian

Posted February 11th, 2011 in child abuse, criminal records, news by sally

“More than half of the 9 million people who have needed criminal record checks to work with children and vulnerable adults are to be freed from the burden under new legislation.”

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The Guardian, 11th February 2011

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