Women must be given better access to the judiciary – The Guardian

Posted July 7th, 2011 in diversity, judiciary, news, women by sally

“Too many women leave the law before they qualify for judicial appointment. The inflexible work culture must be changed.”

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The Guardian, 7th July 2011

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‘Reggie Perrin’ paedophile jailed for seven years – BBC News

Posted July 7th, 2011 in news, sentencing, sexual offences, suicide, theft by sally

“A paedophile who faked his own death by leaving his clothes, car keys and a suicide note on a Lancashire beach has been jailed for seven years.”

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BBC News, 7th July 2011

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Government IT plans need more security information, says Parliamentary committee – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 7th, 2011 in data protection, government departments, internet, news by sally

“Government plans to make more services available online and to use cloud computing to deliver public services need to be clearer on how information will be protected, a House of Commons committee has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th July 2011

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Michael Gilbert: Police lagoon victim probes ‘flawed’ – BBC News

Posted July 7th, 2011 in complaints, murder, news, police by sally

“Three police investigations involving a Bedfordshire man who was murdered, decapitated and dumped in a lake were ‘flawed’, the police watchdog has said.”

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BBC News, 7th July 2011

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Iraq abuse ruling by European court says UK failed human rights role – The Guardian

Posted July 7th, 2011 in armed forces, human rights, news by sally

“Britain was an occupying power following the invasion of Iraq and failed to carry out effective investigations into the killing of civilians, the European court of human rights has ruled in a landmark judgment.”

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The Guardian, 7th July 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Related links: AL-JEDDA v. THE UNITED KINGDOM – 27021/08 [2011] ECHR 1092 (7 July 2011)
AL-SKEINI AND OTHERS v. THE UNITED KINGDOM – 55721/07 [2011] ECHR 1093 (7 July 2011)

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Critics attack Theresa May plan to rush through emergency bail bill – The

Posted July 7th, 2011 in bail, bills, news, police by sally

“The home secretary, Theresa May, is to ask MPs to pass an emergency bill to resolve the police bail crisis amid warnings from defence lawyers that it amounts to a ‘smash and grab raid’ to boost police powers.”

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The Guardian, 7th July 2011

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted July 7th, 2011 in legislation by sally

The Climate Change Act 2008 (Credit Limit) Order 2011

The Carbon Budget Order 2011

The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Exemption) (Amendment) Order 2011

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted July 7th, 2011 in law reports by sally

Supreme Court

NML Capital Ltd v Argentina [2011] UKSC 31 (6 July 2011)

McDonald, R (on the application of) v Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea [2011] UKSC 33 (6 July 2011)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Dalton v Nottinghamshire County Council [2011] EWCA Civ 776 (06 July 2011)

AH v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWCA Civ 787 (06 July 2011)

Howell & Ors v Lees- Millais & Ors [2011] EWCA Civ 786 (06 July 2011)

Garnat Trading & Shipping (Singapore) Pte Ltd & Anor v Baominh Insurance Corp [2011] EWCA Civ 773 (06 July 2011)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Lewis v Client Connection Ltd. [2011] EWHC 1627 (Ch) (06 July 2011)

Balli (Also Known As Ravinder Singh), Re Contempt Of Court [2011] EWHC 1736 (Ch) (01 July 2011)

Leighton Contracting (Qatar) WLL v Simms & Ors [2011] EWHC 1735 (Ch) (22 June 2011)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Jackson, Re Setting of Minimum Term an Application Under Criminal Justice Act 2003 [2011] EWHC 1628 (QB) (06 July 2011)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Babakandi v Westminster City Council [2011] EWHC 1756 (Admin) (06 July 2011)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Fenice Investments Inc v Erram Falkus Construction Ltd [2011] EWHC 1678 (TCC) (06 July 2011)

Lanes Group Plc v Galliford Try Infrastructure Ltd [2011] EWHC 1679 (TCC) (06 July 2011)

Source: www.bailii.org

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FOI requests grow to numbers not seen since laws’ introduction, says Government – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 7th, 2011 in freedom of information, news, reports by sally

“The public asked for the release of more information from public bodies at the start of this year than at any time since the immediate aftermath of the enactment of freedom of information (FOI) laws, the Government has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th July 2011

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NML Capital Ltd v Republic of Argentina – WLR Daily

NML Capital Ltd v Republic of Argentina [2011] UKSC 31; [2011] WLR (D) 220

“The Republic of Argentina was not entitled, by virtue of section 31 of the Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982, to state immunity in respect of proceedings brought in England for the enforcement of a judgment obtained in New York. In addition, the terms of the agreement between the republic and the claimant, amounted to a waiver of immunity and a submission to the jurisdiction of the English court.”

WLR Daily, 6th July 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Joujou and others v Masri – WLR Daily

Posted July 7th, 2011 in appeals, conflict of interest, enforcement, jurisdiction, law reports by sally

Joujou and others v Masri [2011] EWCA Civ 746; [2011] WLR (D) 219

“Judicial comity prevented the court from threatening contempt proceedings against judicial administrators who were refusing on instructions from the foreign court which appointed them to comply with a order of a High Court judge.”

WLR Daily, 28th June 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Regina (McDonald) v Kensington and Chelsea Royal London Borough Council – WLR Daily

Posted July 7th, 2011 in care workers, law reports, social services, Supreme Court by sally

Regina (McDonald) v Kensington and Chelsea Royal London Borough Council [2011] UKSC 33; [2011] WLR (D) 218

“A local authority had been entitled to withdraw the funding for a night-time carer to assist a disabled person to use a commode when required, and to instead provide her with incontinence pads to wear at night.”

WLR Daily, 6th July 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Mereworth v Ministry of Justice – WLR Daily

Posted July 7th, 2011 in jurisdiction, law reports, parliament, peerages & dignities by sally

Mereworth v Ministry of Justice [2011] EWHC 1589 (Ch); [2011] WLR (D) 217

“The court did not have jurisdiction to decide whether a hereditary peer was entitled to a writ of summons thereby entitling him to sit and vote in the House of Lords. That question fell within the exclusive cognisance of Parliament and was a matter for the Committee for Privileges.”

WLR Daily, 23rd May 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Criminal Bar Association Calls for Further Engagement Over the Treatment of Families Bereaved by Homicide – The Bar Council

Posted July 7th, 2011 in barristers, bereavement, families, homicide, news, victims by sally

“The Criminal Bar Association, which represents criminal barristers in England and Wales, has marked the release of the Victim Commissioner’s Review into the Needs of Families Bereaved by Homicide by urging fair treatment for all involved in the criminal justice system.”

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The Bar Council, 6th July 2011

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

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JAG submits QASA application to the Legal Services Board – Bar Standards Board

Posted July 7th, 2011 in advocacy, barristers, legal executives, news, quality assurance, solicitors by sally

“The Joint Advocacy Group (JAG) – made up of the Bar Standards Board, Solicitors Regulatory Authority and ILEX Professional Standards – has submitted an application to the Legal Services Board (LSB) for consideration of the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (crime) – QASA.”

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Bar Standards Board, 6th July 2011

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

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Judicial response to Victims Commissioner’s Report, Review into the Needs of Families Bereaved by Homicide – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted July 7th, 2011 in bereavement, homicide, judiciary, news, reports, victims by sally

“This review by the Commissioner for Victims and Witnesses raises issues that need debating, especially in the light of recent cases. The judiciary will give this report close attention alongside the draft Directive on victims issued by the Commission in May which they are already considering carefully.”

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 6th July 2011

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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Choosing the right judges – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 7th, 2011 in judiciary, news by sally

“There are many mysterious features of the legal world that baffle clients.

But there is perhaps none quite so surprising as when they discover that the judge about to hear their case has little experience in the field of law with which their case is concerned.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 7th July 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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Court to decide Catholic church liability for priest abuse – The Guardian

Posted July 7th, 2011 in clergy, employment, news by sally

“The Roman Catholic church’s liability for the wrongdoings of its priests is being tested in a high court hearing that could have a significant impact on clerical sexual abuse cases.”

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The Guardian, 6th July 2011

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Solicitors and others remain divided over desirability of the government’s civil justice reforms – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 7th, 2011 in civil justice, consultations, legislation, news by sally

“In The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill, the government conceded remarkably little following extensive – though hardly protracted – periods of consultation.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 7th July 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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Judge fears for elderly after former ballerina denied night care – The Guardian

Posted July 7th, 2011 in care workers, elderly, judges, news, social services by sally

“A judge said she was troubled by the implications of a supreme court decision against a former ballerina which campaigners say could lead to the elderly being ‘warehoused’ at home ‘without regard to their quality of life’.”

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The Guardian, 6th July 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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