Gloucestershire Old Spots breeders win trademark case – BBC News

Posted June 9th, 2011 in animals, food, news, trade marks by tracey

“Breeders of Gloucestershire Old Spots pigs have won a trademark battle against a meat marketing company over the name of one of its products.”

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BBC News, 9th June 2011

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Farhan Ahmed jailed for Nelson pensioner’s rape – BBC News

Posted June 9th, 2011 in news, offensive weapons, rape, sentencing by tracey

“An 18-year-old man has been sentenced indefinitely for the knifepoint rape of a pensioner in her Lancashire home.”

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BBC News, 9th June 2011

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Torture inquiry will cover rendition, vows QC – The Guardian

Posted June 9th, 2011 in inquiries, news, rendition, torture by tracey

“Press reports that the government’s forthcoming torture inquiry will not investigate rendition are ‘simply wrong’, the inquiry’s senior lawyer said on Wednesday.”

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The Guardian, 9th June 2011

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Hillingdon Council held autistic man Steven Neary unlawfully – BBC News

Posted June 9th, 2011 in autism, detention, local government, mental health, news by tracey

“A west London council acted unlawfully by refusing to allow a 21-year-old autistic man to be placed in the care of his father, the High Court ruled.”

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BBC News, 9th June 2011

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Jeremy Hunt and Ken Clarke set out remit for privacy committee – The Guardian

Posted June 9th, 2011 in freedom of expression, injunctions, news, parliament, privacy by tracey

“The culture secretary, Jeremy Hunt, and the justice secretary, Ken Clarke, have asked parliament to examine whether the law and the courts have established an appropriate balance between the rights to privacy and freedom of expression in the wake of the celebrity injunction crisis.”

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The Guardian, 9th June 2011

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The Sun makes payout to social worker over Baby P stories – The Guardian

Posted June 9th, 2011 in compensation, media, news by tracey

“The Sun has agreed to pay undisclosed compensation and apologised unreservedly to a social worker over the publication of false allegations about her role in the Baby P tragedy.”

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The Guardian, 9th June 2011

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David Kelly inquest ruled out by Attorney General – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 9th, 2011 in attorney general, inquests, news by tracey

“Attorney General Dominic Grieve has ruled out asking the High Court to order an inquest into the death of David Kelly.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th June 2011

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Death of Dr David Kelly: Attorney General will not apply for fresh inquest – Attorney General’s Office

Posted June 9th, 2011 in attorney general, inquests, press releases by tracey

“The Attorney General, Dominic Grieve QC MP, today gave a statement to Parliament explaining that he did not intend to apply to the High Court for an inquest into the death of Dr David Kelly in 2003.”

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Attorney General’s Office, 9th June 2011

Source: www.attorneygeneral.gov.uk

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Wolverhampton New Cross payout for boy injured in birth – BBC News

Posted June 9th, 2011 in birth, compensation, hospitals, news by tracey

“A boy left severely brain damaged by complications at his birth in hospital has won the right to claim a seven-figure NHS compensation package.”

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BBC News, 8th June 2011

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted June 9th, 2011 in law reports by tracey

High Court (Commercial Court)

Michael Wilson & Partners Ltd v Emmott [2011] EWHC 1441 (Comm) (08 June 2011)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Goodwin v NGN Ltd [2011] EWHC 1437 (QB) (09 June 2011)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Bill limiting sharia law is motivated by ‘concern for Muslim women’ – The Guardian

Posted June 9th, 2011 in arbitration, bills, islamic law, news, sex discrimination, tribunals, women by tracey

“Islamic courts would be forced to acknowledge the primacy of English law under a bill being introduced in the House of Lords. The bill, proposed by Lady Cox and backed by women’s rights groups and the National Secular Society, was drawn up because of ‘deep concerns’ that Muslim women are suffering discrimination within closed sharia law councils.”

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The Guardian, 8th June 2011

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Men jailed for West Yorkshire and Lancashire bank raids – BBC News

Posted June 9th, 2011 in news, offensive weapons, robbery, sentencing by tracey

“Two men have been jailed for their parts in three bank robberies in which more than £500,000 was stolen.”

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BBC News, 8th June 2011

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Sir Fred Goodwin affair injunction not lifted – BBC News

Posted June 9th, 2011 in injunctions, media, news, privacy, public interest by tracey

“A High Court judge has refused to lift an order banning journalists naming a woman with whom former bank boss Sir Fred Goodwin had a relationship.”

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BBC News, 9th June 2011

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted June 9th, 2011 in legislation by tracey

The Land Registration (Proper Office) (Amendment) Order 2011

The Land Registration (Amendment) Rules 2011

The Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980 (Amendment of Schedule 16) (England) Order 2011

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Measuring up – Nuffield Foundation and NSPCC

Posted June 9th, 2011 in children, reports, witnesses by tracey

“This project, jointly funded by the Nuffield Foundation and the NSPCC assessed whether changes to the legislative framework have been successful in improving the experience of young witnesses in court. In June 2011 a follow up report was produced.”

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Nuffield Foundation, 9th June 2011

Source: www.nuffieldfoundation.org

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Tighten rules to protect young witnesses, say charities – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 9th, 2011 in children, news, reports, witnesses by tracey

“Children’s charities have called for ground rules to be enforced in court to prevent the exploitation of young witnesses. A report released this week by the NSPCC and Nuffield Foundation found that inadequate procedures and a lack of training for legal professionals were having detrimental effects on both the youngsters and their evidence.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 9th June 2011

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New national crime agency launched – Home Office

Posted June 9th, 2011 in crime prevention, national crime agency, press releases by tracey

“A powerful new national crime agency will lead the UK’s fight against serious and organised crime, strengthen policing at the border and make sure local police are linked up to work nationally and overseas, the Home Secretary said today.”

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Home Office, 8th June 2011

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

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Burglar jailed after Facebook boast about dropped charges – The Guardian

Posted June 9th, 2011 in burglary, homicide, internet, news, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

“A teenage burglar who boasted on Facebook that he would serve only six months for a raid on a pensioner’s home was sentenced to more than two years after his remarks were brought to the judge’s attention.”

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The Guardian, 8th June 2011

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Kenneth Clarke drops shorter jail terms for rapists after tussle with Cameron – The Guardian

Posted June 9th, 2011 in guilty pleas, news, rape, sentencing by tracey

“Justice secretary Kenneth Clarke has been forced by Number 10 to abandon a plan to give rapists, and other serious offenders, a 50% sentence discount in return for early guilty pleas, but he is fiercely resisting Treasury demands to make his justice ministry bear the multi-million pound cost.”

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The Guardian, 8th June 2011

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A new approach to tackling offending in communities needed – Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary

Posted June 9th, 2011 in cautions, penalties, reports, restorative justice by tracey

“There is a need for a new approach, with greater consistency and transparency in the use of out-of-court disposals, HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate found in their report, ‘Exercising Discretion: The Gateway to Justice’ published today.”

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Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, 9th June 2011

Source: www.hmic.gov.uk

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