Prison sentencing reform plans hit by fresh delays – The Guardian

Posted June 8th, 2011 in budgets, guilty pleas, legal aid, news, prisons, sentencing by tracey

“Theresa May confirms second postponement to publication of sentencing and legal aid bill amid row over plans to reduce jail terms for offenders who submit early guilty pleas.”

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The Guardian, 8th June 2011

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Mark Kennedy case: CPS accused of suppressing key evidence – The Guardian

“CPS opens inquiry after claims prosecutors withheld undercover police officer’s surveillance tapes from defence lawyers.”

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The Guardian, 7th June 2011

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Carlisle Maternity Hospital errors: Boy awarded £7.9m – BBC News

Posted June 8th, 2011 in children, compensation, hospitals, news, personal injuries by tracey

“A Cumbria boy who was left severely disabled by hospital blunders during his birth has been awarded £7.9m in damages at the High Court.”

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BBC News, 7th June 2011

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted June 8th, 2011 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Araci v Fallon [2011] EWCA Civ 668 (04 June 2011)

RU (Bangladesh) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWCA Civ 651 (08 June 2011)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Riva Bella SA v Tamsen Yachts GmbH [2011] EWHC 1434 (Comm) (06 June 2011)

Lehman Brothers Commodity Services Inc v Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank [2011] EWHC 1390 (Comm) (07 June 2011)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Arqiva Ltd & Ors v Everything Everywhere Ltd & Ors [2011] EWHC 1411 (TCC) (27 May 2011)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted June 8th, 2011 in legislation by tracey

The Air Navigation (Restriction of Flying) (Stokes Bay) Regulations 2011

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Maximum penalty increased for telecoms companies that do not share network data with Ofcom – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 8th, 2011 in fines, news, telecommunications by tracey

“Ofcom can fine telecoms companies up to £2m for failing to hand over information about their networks, the media regulator has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 8th June 2011

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DVD content was unacceptable for classification in the UK film regulator says – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 8th, 2011 in film industry, news, obscenity by tracey

“A DVD was too sexually violent and potentially obscene to be sold in the UK, the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th June 2011

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Easements, Covenants and Profits à Prendre – Law Commission

Posted June 8th, 2011 in covenants, easements, Law Commission, profits a prendre, reports by tracey

“In this report, we make recommendations to simplify, modernise and enhance the law of easements, covenants and profits à prendre.  These rights are essential to the effective use of land and are relied upon by a significant proportion of property owners in England and Wales.”

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Law Commission, 8th June 2011

Source: www.justice.gov.uk/lawcommission

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Man jailed over Heathrow cocaine seizure – UK Border Agency

Posted June 8th, 2011 in drug trafficking, press releases, sentencing by tracey

“A PR consultant from London has been jailed for 7 years for attempting to smuggle more than £500,000 of high purity cocaine into the UK through Heathrow Airport.”

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UK Border Agency. 7th June 2011

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

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‘Tox’ graffiti artist convicted of criminal damage – The Guardian

Posted June 8th, 2011 in artistic works, criminal damage, news, trials by tracey

” ‘King of taggers’ Daniel Halpin remanded in custody after jury decides his ubiquitous Tox tag is vandalism.”

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The Guardian, 7th June 2011

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Regulator to review care system after Winterbourne View abuse scandal – The Guardian

Posted June 8th, 2011 in abuse of position of trust, media, mental health, news, residential care by tracey

“Dame Jo Williams, chair of the Care Quality commission, pledges rethink of residential care for people with learning difficulties following exposé of abuse at Bristol hospital.”

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The Guardian, 7th June 2011

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Anger at £70,000 payout to cleared Damilola Taylor suspects – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 8th, 2011 in compensation, families, news, wrongful arrest by tracey

“The family of the murdered schoolboy Damilola Taylor have criticised as ‘insulting’ a £70,000 payout to two youths who were tried but cleared of the killing.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th June 2011

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Coroner accuses midwives of colluding over baby death – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 8th, 2011 in causing death of children or vulnerable adults, midwives, news by tracey

“A coroner has accused midwives in a hospital maternity unit of colluding with each other over mistakes made in the care of a newborn baby who later bled to death.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th June 2011

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New Prevent strategy launched – Home Office

Posted June 8th, 2011 in crime prevention, press releases, terrorism by tracey

“A radically different strategy to prevent people being drawn into terrorism was unveiled today by the Home Secretary.”

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Home Office, 7th June 2011

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

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Updated anti-extremism strategy published – BBC News

Posted June 8th, 2011 in control orders, crime prevention, internet, Islam, news, terrorism by tracey

“Home Secretary Theresa May has launched the government’s updated strategy for tackling terrorism by saying there needs to be better focus on preventing extremism at community levels.”

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BBC News, 8th June 2011

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GP Antony Collis guilty of abusing girls in East Sussex – BBC News

“A former family doctor has been found guilty of indecently assaulting young girls at his surgery.”

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BBC News, 7th June 2011

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Short jail sentence preferable to community service, say prisoners – The Guardian

Posted June 8th, 2011 in community service, news, prisons, punishment, sentencing by tracey

“Prisoners prefer to do a short stretch behind bars than complete a community sentence because they consider it less of a punishment, according to research by prison governors and penal reformers.”

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The Guardian, 8th June 2011

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Asil Nadir is granted legal aid to fight theft charges – The Guardian

Posted June 8th, 2011 in false accounting, legal aid, news, theft by tracey

“Former billionaire could be entitled to claim up to £145 an hour in court costs under means-testing procedures introduced in 2010.”

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The Guardian, 8th June 2011

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Kenneth Clarke may ditch ‘soft justice’ reforms – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 8th, 2011 in budgets, criminal justice, news, sentencing by tracey

“The Prime Minister has sent Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke back to the drawing board over sentencing reforms in a bid to reimpose the Tories’ law and order standing.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th June 2011

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