Non-trial advocates to be excluded from court work – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 25th, 2011 in advocacy, consultations, news, quality assurance, rights of audience by sally

“Non-trial advocates will be excluded from higher court work by the quality assurance scheme for advocates (QASA), a leading solicitor advocate has warned.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 25th August 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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Government faces legal action by US firm over e-border system – The Guardian

Posted August 25th, 2011 in contracts, immigration, news, visas by sally

“The government is facing a £500m litigation suit from an American firm that was stripped of its contract to develop the country’s e-border system after ministers said it had failed to deliver.”

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The Guardian, 25th August 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Anemometers, environmental information, and legal advice: the Planning Inspectorate’s duty to disclose? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 25th, 2011 in disclosure, freedom of information, local government, news, privilege by sally

“This interesting decision of the First-Tier Tribunal (not linked to this post, for reasons I shall explain below) goes to the circumstances in which a public authority can refuse under environmental information rules to disclose legal advice received by it.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 25th August 2011

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted August 25th, 2011 in legislation by sally

The Infrastructure Planning (Changes to, and Revocation of, Development Consent Orders) Regulations 2011

The Allocation and Transfer of Proceedings (Amendment No. 2) Order 2011

The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (Variation of Schedules 5 and 8) (England and Wales) Order 2011

The Patents (Amendment) Rules 2011

The Public Procurement (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2011

The Planning Act 2008 (Commencement No. 7) Order 2011

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Policeman used excessive force against disabled student protester, IPCC rules – The Guardian

Posted August 25th, 2011 in complaints, demonstrations, disabled persons, news, police by sally

“A police officer used ‘excessive force’ in dragging a protester in a wheelchair across a road and Scotland Yard was wrong not to recommend criminal charges against him, a police watchdog has concluded.”

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The Guardian, 24th August 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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New pilot on paid-for audience participation broadcasting rules launched – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 25th, 2011 in internet, media, news, ombudsmen by sally

“Ofcom has launched a one-year pilot during which broadcasters can make on-air references to any website where the audience can access paid-for applications in order to participate in voting or competitions.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th August 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

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Taser deaths investigated by police watchdog – The Guardian

Posted August 25th, 2011 in complaints, news, police, weapons by sally

“Police restraint tactics are under fresh scrutiny after a third member of the public died following the use of either a Taser stun gun or pepper spray by officers.”

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The Guardian, 24th August 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Related link: Taser-related deaths raise concerns over ‘non-lethal’ police options

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Community payback goes full time – Ministry of Justice

Posted August 25th, 2011 in community service, news by sally

“Offenders will be made to do a full five-day week of hard work and job-seeking, under new proposals for community sentences outlined by Minister for Prisons and Probation, Crispin Blunt.”

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Ministry of Justice, 24th August 2011

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

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Lawcast 193: Sundeep Bhatia, Law Society Council member on diversity in the profession – Charon QC

Posted August 25th, 2011 in diversity, Law Society, legal profession, podcasts by sally

“Today I am talking to solicitor Sundeep Bhatia, a Law Society Council member and is a former Chair of the Society of Asian Lawyers. Sundeep is the proprietor of Beaumonde Law Practice in Middlesex and specialises in employment law.”

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Charon QC, 24th August 2011

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.

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Bucks Fizz judge makes his mind up over ownership of name – The Guardian

Posted August 25th, 2011 in intellectual property, news, trade marks by sally

“The UK intellectual property office has been making its mind up which members of Bucks Fizz, the pop group which won the 1981 Eurovision song contest, are eligible to claim the name as their own.”

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The Guardian, 24th August 2011

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Police lost track of rapist who went on to kill – The Independent

Posted August 25th, 2011 in complaints, inquiries, murder, news, police, rape, recidivists, reports by sally

“Police failed to monitor a convicted rapist who disappeared for nearly a year before he went on to murder the teenager Ashleigh Hall after befriending her on Facebook.”

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The Independent, 25th August 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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Hillsborough disaster cabinet papers to be released – The Guardian

Posted August 25th, 2011 in documents, families, freedom of information, news, public interest, sport by sally

“The government has promised to release all cabinet papers relating to the 1989 Hillsborough disaster to the public once they have been shared with families of the deceased, after being forced to clarify its position by an e-petition that has reached more than 125,000 signatures.”

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The Guardian, 24th August 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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