NoW publisher sued for £100,000 over alleged breach of anonymity agreement – The Guardian

Posted August 5th, 2011 in anonymity, confidentiality, freedom of expression, media, news by sally

“News Group Newspapers, former publisher of the defunct News of the World, is being sued for £100,000 by a prison warden’s brother who claims that a senior executive at the newspaper confirmed to police he was the source of leaked stories about the Soham killer Ian Huntley.”

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The Guardian, 5th August 2011

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Company director to face manslaughter charge for death of Megan Burgess – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted August 5th, 2011 in homicide, negligence, news, prosecutions by sally

“The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has decided that George Collier should be charged with gross negligence manslaughter in relation to the death of Megan Burgess on 26 July 2008 in Prestatyn, Wales.”

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Crown Prosecution Service,

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Ex-footballer jailed for rape – The Independent

Posted August 5th, 2011 in news, rape, sentencing by sally

“The brother of Premier League footballer Titus Bramble has been jailed for four and a half years after being convicted of rape.”

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The Independent, 5th August 2011

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Superinjunctions, gagging orders and injunctions: the full list – The Guardian

Posted August 5th, 2011 in injunctions, news, privacy, public interest by sally

“Guardian research shows newspapers are quick to drop public interest arguments for stories about celebrities. Get the full list of gagging orders, superinjunctions and injunctions here – and download it for yourself.”

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The Guardian, 5th August 2011

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Command Papers – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted August 5th, 2011 in parliamentary papers by sally

Post Legislative Assessment of the National Lottery Act 2006, Cm 8153 (PDF)

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Legal aid cuts will bring more DIY cases into courts – which will grind to a halt – The Guardian

Posted August 5th, 2011 in budgets, legal aid, litigants in person, news by sally

“Cuts on this scale demand co-ordinated response in law education, guidance and resources, or the system won’t work.”

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The Guardian, 5th August 2011

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted August 5th, 2011 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Pasha, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWCA Civ 955 (04 August 2011)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Swotbooks.com Ltd v Royal Bank of Scotland Plc [2011] EWHC 2025 (QB) (29 July 2011)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Christopher Jefferies case delivers wake-up call to tabloids – The Guardian

Posted August 5th, 2011 in contempt of court, media, news by sally

“How bad does press coverage at the time of an individual’s arrest have to get for it to be regarded as a contempt of court? This interesting question was at the heart of the recent case concerning coverage of my client Christopher Jefferies’s arrest by police investigating the murder of the landscape architect Joanna Yeates. The contempt action was brought by the attorney general under section 2(2) of the Contempt of Court Act 1981, which applies to any publication that creates a risk that the course of justice will be seriously impeded or prejudiced, whether or not they intended to do so.”

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The Guardian, 4th August 2011

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OPG’s call for evidence on Deputies – Ministry of Justice

Posted August 5th, 2011 in charities, guardianship, mental health, news by sally

“Care charities and other not-for-profit organisations are being asked whether they think they can better meet the needs of people who lack mental capacity.”

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Ministry of Justice, 4th August 2011

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Man who faked army career guilty of perverting course of justice – The Guardian

Posted August 5th, 2011 in benefits, fraud, news, perverting the course of justice by sally

“A military historian who faked an illustrious army career has been found guilty of perverting the course of justice.”

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The Guardian, 4th August 2011

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Holidays 4 UK clients face long wait for compensation – The Guardian

Posted August 5th, 2011 in compensation, holidays, news by sally

“Thousands of holidaymakers who had their summer getaways ruined by the collapse of tour operator Holidays 4 UK have been told they may have to wait months for compensation.”

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The Guardian, 4th August 2011

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30% rise in negligence claims against NHS – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 5th, 2011 in costs, fees, hospitals, negligence, news by sally

“Clinical negligence claims against the National Health Service have increased by almost a third over the past year, with an extra £100million paid out to victims of medical blunders.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th August 2011

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Why Reprieve is quitting the torture inquiry – The Guardian

Posted August 5th, 2011 in charities, disclosure, intelligence services, news, rendition, torture by sally

“Reprieve and other charities have found that the investigation set up by the government has serious shortcomings.”

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The Guardian, 4th August 2011

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Torture inquiry boycotted by human rights groups over lack of openness – The Guardian

Posted August 5th, 2011 in charities, disclosure, intelligence services, news, rendition, torture by sally

“Human rights groups and lawyers boycotting the inquiry into allegations of torture by the security and intelligence agencies are accusing the government of reneging on promises that it would be open and independent.”

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The Guardian, 4th August 2011

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‘Jonnie Marbles’ in Murdoch foam attack sentence appeal – BBC News

Posted August 5th, 2011 in appeals, assault, harassment, news, sentencing by sally

“A man jailed for six weeks for throwing shaving foam at News Corporation chairman Rupert Murdoch is appealing against his sentence.”

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BBC News, 5th August 2011

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Policemen sacked after posing for ‘inappropriate’ photo during raid – The Independent

Posted August 5th, 2011 in disciplinary procedures, misfeasance in public office, news, police by sally

“Five police officers from Merseyside Police’s elite gun-crime unit have been fired after a photograph surfaced of them fooling around in a house they were raiding. The five policemen – all constables from the force’s Matrix team – were sacked yesterday after a three-month internal inquiry found them guilty of ‘gross misconduct’.”

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The Independent, 5th August 2011

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Two women killed by ex-partners were failed by police, says IPCC – The Guardian

Posted August 5th, 2011 in complaints, domestic violence, news, police by sally

“Details emerged Thursday of fresh police errors in domestic violence cases that saw two women murdered by former partners after they had complained to officers of threats and that they feared violence.”

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The Guardian, 4th August 2011

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Seven in ten children ignore Asbo warnings – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 5th, 2011 in ASBOs, children, news by sally

“Seven in ten children and teenagers are ignoring Asbos, fuelling fears they are treated as little more than a badge of honour, figures reveal for the first time.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th August 2011

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The asylum seekers facing a Kafkaesque legal nightmare – The Guardian

Posted August 5th, 2011 in asylum, legal aid, news by sally

“Government cuts to legal aid for asylum seekers have left many without expert advice or access to their own case files.”

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The Guardian, 4th August 2011

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Birmingham father and daughter sentenced for incest – BBC News

Posted August 5th, 2011 in incest, news, sentencing by sally

“A 47-year-old man and his daughter have been sentenced for the second time for having sex.”

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BBC News, 4th August 2011

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