Mukhtar Ablyazov exiled Kazakh businessman granted asylum in UK – The Guardian

Posted July 13th, 2011 in asylum, extradition, fraud, news by tracey

“A Kazakh businessman, exiled in Britain and facing claims that he has embezzled $4bn (£2.4bn), has won his battle to gain asylum in the UK.”

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The Guardian, 12th July 2011

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DPP announces details of independent inquiry into Ratcliffe-on-Soar cases – Crown Prosecution Service

“The Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC, has asked retired High Court judge Sir Christopher Rose to conduct the independent inquiry into issues arising out of the Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station protest cases.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 13th July 2011

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

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Mark Kennedy’s secret tapes: CPS launches wide-ranging inquiry – The Guardian

“A leading former judge has been appointed to lead an expanded inquiry into claims that prosecutors suppressed secret surveillance tapes recorded by undercover police officer Mark Kennedy.Sir Christopher Rose, a retired court of appeal judge noted for his fierce independence, will head the inquiry which was set up by the director of public prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC.”

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The Guardian, 13th July 2011

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Ex Cotswold Water Park Society boss jailed for fraud – BBC News

Posted July 13th, 2011 in environmental protection, fraud, news, sentencing by tracey

“The chief executive of a water park society has been jailed after admitting fraud totalling more than £660,000.”

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BBC News, 13th July 2011

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News Corp pulls out of BSkyB bid – The Guardian

Posted July 13th, 2011 in media, news, shareholders, takeovers by tracey

“Rupert Murdoch’s media group News Corporation bowed to pressure from the public and parliament on Wednesday and withdrew its bid to take full control of pay-TV company BSkyB.”

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The Guardian, 13th July 2011

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Phone hacking: David Cameron announces terms of phone-hacking inquiry – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 13th, 2011 in inquiries, interception, media, news, police, privacy, professional conduct by tracey

“The independent inquiry into phone hacking will have the power to summon newspaper proprietors, journalists, police and politicians to give evidence under oath and in public, Prime Minister David Cameron said today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th July 2011

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UK judges make it harder to deport criminals, minister warns – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 13th, 2011 in deportation, families, human rights, immigration, news by tracey

“Damian Green, the immigration minister, said he was ‘frustrated’ that domestic courts were taking a tougher line on Europe’s human rights laws than the European Court itself. The row centres on the growing instances when convicted criminals have successfully used the right to family life to avoid deportation. It emerged that the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) allows for a removal unless there is an ‘insurmountable obstacle’ preventing the family from leaving too.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th July 2011

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Liam Fox apologises over cleared pilots – The Independent

Posted July 13th, 2011 in accidents, aircraft, negligence, news by tracey

“Defence Secretary Liam Fox apologised today to the families of the pilots in the Mull of Kintyre helicopter crash after a new report cleared them of an earlier finding of negligence. The fresh review concluded that Flight Lieutenants Jonathan Tapper and Richard Cook should not have been blamed for the accident in 1994.”

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The Independent, 13th July 2011

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Suffolk credit union manager jailed for £100,000 fraud – BBC News

Posted July 13th, 2011 in credit unions, fraud, news, sentencing by tracey

“The branch manager of a credit union has been jailed after he admitted stealing more than £100,000 from customers’ accounts.”

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BBC News, 11th July 2011

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Staff curry burn firm: not in safety breach, HSE says – BBC News

Posted July 13th, 2011 in health & safety, news, personal injuries by tracey

“A catering firm whose employee was badly burned when she fell into a pot of curry was not in breach of health and safety laws, inspectors have said.”

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BBC News, 12th July 2011

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted July 13th, 2011 in law reports by tracey

Supreme Court

Al Rawi & Ors v The Security Service & Ors [2011] UKSC 34 (13 July 2011)

Home Office v Tariq [2011] UKSC 35 (13 July 2011)

Court of  Appeal (Civil Division)

JS v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2011] EWCA Civ 806 (13 July 2011)

Shovelar & Ors v Lane & Ors [2011] EWCA Civ 802 (12 July 2011)

Jones & Anor v Ruth & Anor [2011] EWCA Civ 804 (12 July 2011)

Pannone LLP v Aardvark Digital Ltd [2011] EWCA Civ 803 (12 July 2011)

Brighton and Hove City Council v PM & Ors [2011] EWCA Civ 795 (12 July 2011)

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Command Papers – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted July 13th, 2011 in parliamentary papers by tracey

 Planning our electric future: a white paper for secure, affordable and low-carbon electricity, Cm 8099 (PDF) 

Seventh report from the Foreign Affairs Committee session 2010-12: the role of the FCO in UK government response of the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Cm 8125 (PDF) 

Consultation on reforms proposed in the Public Bodies Bill: reforming the public bodies landscape of the Ministry of Justice, Cm 8116 (PDF

Government response child maintenance, Cm 8130 (PDF) 

CONTEST: the United Kingdom’s strategy for countering terrorism, Cm 8123 (PDF) 

Source: www.official-documents.gov.uk

 

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted July 13th, 2011 in legislation by tracey

The Leeds College of Music (Dissolution) Order 2011

The Leeds College of Art (Transfer to the Higher Education Sector) Order 2011

The Joseph Priestley College, Leeds (Dissolution) Order 2011

The Non-Domestic Rating (Collection and Enforcement) (Local Lists) (Amendment) (England) (No.2) Regulations 2011

The Non-Domestic Rating (Small Business Rate Relief) (England) (Amendment) Order 2011

The Cleaner Road Transport Vehicles Regulations 2011

The North Somerset Levels Internal Drainage Board Order 2011

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Immigrant relatives face five-year wait to claim benefits – The Guardian

Posted July 13th, 2011 in benefits, families, human rights, immigration, news by tracey

“Family members from outside Europe who come to join close relatives settled in Britain are expected to be denied access to welfare benefits for up to five years under further plans to cut annual net migration to be detailed on Wednesday.”

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The Guardian, 13th July 2011

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Blunt: ending the misery of squatting – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 13th, 2011 in crime, press releases, squatting, trespass by tracey

“A new crime of squatting was proposed today by Justice Minister Crispin Blunt. Making it an offence for the first time, and abolishing so-called ‘squatters rights’ are among a range of proposals to deal with the problem which would protect both home and business owners.”

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Ministry of Justice, 13th July 2011

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New counter-terrorism strategy published – Home Office

Posted July 13th, 2011 in defence, intelligence services, press releases, terrorism by tracey

“The government’s new counter-terrorism strategy (known as CONTEST) was unveiled by Home Secretary Theresa May today.”

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Home Office, 12th July 2011

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Alignment of prosecutions between the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Crown Prosecution Service – Attorney General’s Office

“The Attorney General and the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs announced today the transfer of Defra’s prosecution function to the CPS and the remainder of their legal team to the Treasury Solicitor’s Department.”

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Attorney General’s Office, 12th July 2011

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Ignore headlines about squatters, government proposals target Gypsies and travellers – The Guardian

Posted July 13th, 2011 in demonstrations, gipsies, housing, legislation, news, squatting, trespass by tracey

“The prime minister’s confirmation that the government will be bringing forward legislation for the criminalisation of trespass and the proposed removal of removal of legal aid from trespassers in the legal aid, sentencing and punishment of offenders bill amount to the most significant changes to the law of trespass in England and Wales for generations.”

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The Guardian, 13th July 2011

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Supreme court bans secret evidence used to hide torture claims – The Guardian

Posted July 13th, 2011 in evidence, intelligence services, news, rendition, Supreme Court, torture, trials by tracey

“The supreme court has outlawed intelligence services’ use of secret evidence in court to conceal allegations that detainees were tortured.”

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The Guardian, 13th July 2011

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Welsh Labour plan legislation on schools and piercings – BBC News

Posted July 13th, 2011 in bills, education, health & safety, local government, news, Wales by tracey

“Two bills on the education system will be published by the Welsh Government, First Minister Carwyn Jones has said. He outlined Labour’s five-year legislative programme to Welsh assembly members on Tuesday.”

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BBC News, 12th July 2011

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