Ex-cagefighter Vincent Graham jailed for cocaine plot – BBC News

Posted June 14th, 2011 in news by sally

“A one-legged ex-cagefighter turned drug dealer who lived a ‘lavish lifestyle’ has been jailed for seven years.”

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BBC News, 14th June 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted June 14th, 2011 in law reports by sally

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Geary v JD Wetherspoon Plc [2011] EWHC 1506 (QB) (14 June 2011)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Harris v Jones & Ors [2011] EWHC 1518 (Ch) (14 June 2011)

Shetty v Al Rushaid Petroleum Investment Company & Ors [2011] EWHC 1460 (Ch) (09 June 2011)

Future Publishing Ltd v The Edge Interactive Media Inc & Ors [2011] EWHC 1489 (Ch) (13 June 2011)

High Court (Administrative Court)

R, R (on the application of) v London Borough of Croydon [2011] EWHC 1473 (Admin) (14 June 2011)

BG v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWHC 1478 (Admin) (13 June 2011)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Chiu & Ors v Waitrose Ltd & Ors [2011] EWHC 1356 (TCC) (25 May 2011)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Grant Yuill cleared of rubbing methadone on baby’s gums – BBC News

Posted June 14th, 2011 in child cruelty, children, drug offences, news by sally

“A man has been cleared of rubbing methadone on his baby daughter’s gums.”

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BBC News, 14th June 2011

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How much influence do lawyers have on the legislative process? – The Guardian

Posted June 14th, 2011 in costs, Law Society, legal aid, legal profession, legislation, news by sally

“With the justice bill expected to be published at the end of the week, lawyers are gearing up for a major lobbying effort on both legal aid and civil costs reform. But just how powerful is that lobby?”

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The Guardian, 14th June 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Human rights warning over school discipline plans – BBC News

“Wide-ranging new powers for teachers to search pupils and delete photos from their phones may fall foul of human rights laws, MPs and peers have warned.”

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BBC News, 14th June 2011

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15 years for sex offenders review – The Independent

Posted June 14th, 2011 in criminal records, human rights, news, sexual offences by sally

“Paedophiles and rapists who want to be removed from the sex offenders register will have to wait 15 years before they can apply for a review, the Home Office has said.”

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The Independent, 14th June 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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Facebook juror and defendant guilty of contempt – The Guardian

Posted June 14th, 2011 in contempt of court, juries, news by sally

“A juror and acquitted defendant who made contact through Facebook during a multimillion-pound drugs trial, causing it to collapse, have been found guilty in what is believed to be the UK’s first prosecution for contempt of court involving the internet.”

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The Guardian, 14th June 2011

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Unnecessary tribunals wasting taxpayers’ money, watchdog warns – The Guardian

Posted June 14th, 2011 in appeals, government departments, news, reports, tribunals by sally

“Government departments and agencies are costing the taxpayer huge sums each year by making incorrect decisions which are then overturned by tribunals, an official report has concluded.”

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The Guardian, 14th June 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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FSA wins first criminal conviction for ‘boiler room’ fraud – The Guardian

Posted June 14th, 2011 in financial regulation, fraud, money laundering, news, sentencing by sally

“The Financial Services Authority has secured its first criminal conviction for a ‘boiler room’ fraud after David Mason was sentenced to two years in prison and disqualified from being a director for six years.”

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The Guardian, 14th June 2011

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Teacher jailed indefinitely for sexual abuse – The Guardian

Posted June 14th, 2011 in attempts, children, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences, teachers by sally

“A primary school teacher who filmed himself sexually abusing young girls in his classroom has been jailed indefinitely.”

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The Guardian, 14th June 2011

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Split juries into smaller groups, psychologists argue – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 14th, 2011 in juries, news by sally

“Juries should be split into three groups of four to allow every member an equal chance to participate, a new study has suggested.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 14th June 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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Postal Services Act 2011 – legislation.gov.uk

Posted June 14th, 2011 in legislation, postal service by sally

Postal Services Act 2011 published

Full text of Act

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted June 14th, 2011 in legislation by sally

The Air Navigation (Restriction of Flying) (Royal Air Force Leuchars) Regulations 2011

The Air Navigation (Restriction of Flying) (Northern Ireland International Airshow) Regulations 2011

The Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (Commencement No. 7) Order 2011

The Food Additives (England) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2011

The Allocation and Transfer of Proceedings (Amendment) Order 2011

The Calibration of Tanks of Vessels (EEC Requirements) (Revocation) Regulations 2011

The Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2011

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Assault guidelines come into effect – Sentencing Council

Posted June 14th, 2011 in assault, news, sentencing by sally

“Following a three months period of training and implementation the definitive guideline on assault came into effect on 13 June 2011. It aims to ensure a consistent and proportionate approach to sentencing, with convicted offenders receiving a sentence that reflects both the harm they have caused to their victim and their culpability.

This guideline and the updated Magistrates’ Court Sentencing Guidelines, incorporating the new assault guideline, are available here.”

Sentencing Council, 13th June 2011

Source: sentencingcouncil.judiciary.gov.uk

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Next set of changes to student visa rules is announced – UK Border Agency

Posted June 14th, 2011 in education, immigration, news, regulations, visas by sally

“The next set of changes to the Immigration Rules affecting Tier 4 – the student tier – of the points-based system has been laid in Parliament today. The changes will come into effect on 4 July 2011.”

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UK Border Agency, 13th June 2011

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

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Animal testing consultation – Home Office

Posted June 14th, 2011 in animals, consultations, EC law, news, vivisection by sally

“The government is asking you to have your say on how EU rules on testing are introduced in the UK.”

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Home Office, 13th June 2011

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Paedophiles who distributed child images on web are jailed – The Guardian

Posted June 14th, 2011 in indecent photographs of children, news, sentencing by sally

“Three men were jailed on Monday after they admitted running an international paedophile ring that distributed millions of indecent images and films of children to subscribers in more than 40 countries.”

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The Guardian, 13th June 2011

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Sex offender register plan to be revealed – The Independent

Posted June 14th, 2011 in appeals, criminal records, human rights, news, sexual offences by sally

“Home Secretary Theresa May will outline plans to close loopholes in the sex offenders register today.”

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The Independent, 14th June 2011

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Thousands of children held in police cells overnight – The Guardian

Posted June 14th, 2011 in children, detention, news, police by sally

“Thousands of children under 16 are being held overnight in police cells every year, figures reveal.”

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The Guardian, 13th June 2011

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Landowners say new laws will stop them making fields and buildings available to public – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 14th, 2011 in bills, commons, news by sally

“Playing fields and cricket grounds could be withdrawn from public use by landowners because of new laws that give the community the right to bid for private land.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th June 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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