Riot jail sentences in crown courts up to three times longer than average – The Guardian

Posted September 5th, 2011 in Crown Court, news, sentencing, violent disorder by sally

“Rioters sentenced in crown courts have received jail terms that are much more severe than usual, replicating the punitive response by magistrates, the Guardian can reveal.”

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The Guardian, 5th September 2011

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UK police may be given domain name-suspension powers – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 5th, 2011 in computer crime, crime prevention, domain names, news, police by sally

“UK police could be able to order the suspension of website domain names without first having to obtain a court order under new plans being considered by a domain name registry.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th September 2011

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Call for Evidence to assist investigation into will-writing, estate administration and probate activities – Legal Services Board

Posted September 5th, 2011 in consumer protection, legal services, news by sally

“The Legal Services Board (LSB) has today issued a call for evidence concerning how best to protect consumers of will-writing, probate and estate administration markets. The Board welcomes evidence from members of the public, legal businesses, other businesses active in these markets and all other interested parties. The deadline for evidence is 5pm, Friday 4 November 2011.”

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Legal Services Board, 5th September 2011

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Torture inquiry to investigate UK-Libya rendition claims – The Guardian

Posted September 5th, 2011 in inquiries, Libya, news, rendition, torture by sally

“David Cameron has asked the Gibson inquiry into alleged UK complicity in torture to be widened to examine the extent of intelligence-sharing by British secret services with the Libyan Gaddafi regime, including rendition and torture.”

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The Guardian, 5th September 2011

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Command Papers – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted September 5th, 2011 in parliamentary papers by sally

Legislative Scrutiny: Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill, Cm 8167 (PDF)

Source: www.official-documents.gov.uk

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Women jailed over abuse of girl, 16, in south London – BBC News

Posted September 5th, 2011 in false imprisonment, indecent photographs of children, news, sentencing by sally

“Three women have been jailed for subjecting a girl to hours of ‘abuse and humiliation’ in south London.”

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BBC News, 5th September 2011

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted September 5th, 2011 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Landon, R. v [2011] EWCA Crim 1755 (05 July 2011)

Grocott, R. v [2011] EWCA Crim 1962 (08 July 2011)

Barkshire & Ors, R. v [2011] EWCA Crim 1885 (20 July 2011)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Mobile Telesystems Finance SA v Nomihold Securities Inc [2011] EWCA Civ 1040 (01 September 2011)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Smith v Butler & Anor [2011] EWHC 2301 (Ch) (01 September 2011)

Attwood v Maidment & Ors [2011] EWHC 2186 (Ch) (29 July 2011)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Ofcom asked not to include general right to appeal under Digital Economy Act code – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 5th, 2011 in appeals, copyright, internet, news by sally

“The Government has asked Ofcom to avoid giving alleged copyright infringers a general right of appeal against warning letters they may receive about their online activity in new regulations due out shortly, the telecoms regulator has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th September 2011

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted September 5th, 2011 in legislation by sally

The Postal Services Act 2011 (Consequential Modifications and Amendments) Order 2011

The Education (Information About Individual Pupils) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

The Patents Act 1977 (Amendment) Regulations 2011

The Designation of Schools Having a Religious Character (Independent Schools) (England) (No. 4) Order 2011

The Inter-American Development Bank (Contribution to the Fund for Special Operations) Order 2011

The Inter-American Development Bank (Further Payments to Capital Stock) Order 2011

The Caribbean Development Bank (Further Payments to Capital Stock) Order 2011

The Inter-American Development Bank (Contribution to the Fund for Special Operations) Order 2011

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Anti-terrorism powers for a rainy day – UK Human Rights Blog

“Next week will mark the 10th anniversary of the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks. Despite the intervening decade, the states threatened by terrorism are still puzzling out the right balance between the powers of security services and the rights of suspected terrorists to due process.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 4th September 2011

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Solicitors from Hell owner launches £1m defamation claim against Law Soc CEO – The Lawyer

Posted September 5th, 2011 in defamation, internet, news, solicitors by sally

“The fight between the Law Society and Solicitors from Hell website owner Rick Kordowski has taken a further twist with Kordowski launching a defamation claim against Law Society chief executive Des Hudson.”

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The Lawyer, 2nd September 2011

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Police face damages over arrest of nurse accused of poisoning patients – Daily Telegraph

“A hospital poisoner who attacked patients may have had more than 40 victims, police fear.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd September 2011

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Tycoon comes out – to face UK’s most expensive divorce payout – The Independent

Posted September 5th, 2011 in divorce, homosexuality, news by sally

“A top hedge fund manager is facing one of the most expensive divorce settlements in British legal history after telling his wife he is gay.”

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The Independent, 5th September 2011

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Environmental regulations come under spotlight in ‘red tape challenge’ – The Guardian

Posted September 5th, 2011 in consultations, environmental protection, news, planning by sally

“The government is seeking advice from the public on which pieces of regulation could be made more transparent.”

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The Guardian, 2nd September 2011

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Keir Starmer interview: still set fair, even in the eye of the storm – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 5th, 2011 in Crown Prosecution Service, news by sally

“Riots, hacking and MPs’ expenses present a daunting case file but the Director of Public Prosecutions is unbowed, says Mary Riddell.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd September 2011

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‘Unwise’ eviction of Dale Farm Traveller camp must be halted, says UN – The Guardian

Posted September 5th, 2011 in enforcement notices, gipsies, housing, news, planning, United Nations by sally

“The government must suspend the ‘immature and unwise’ eviction of 400 Travellers from Essex green belt and seek a peaceful solution, the UN and a European human rights group said.”

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The Guardian, 2nd September 2011

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44 assisted suicide cases since CPS guidelines published – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 5th, 2011 in assisted suicide, news by sally

“More than 40 people have killed themselves with the help of their friends or family since new guidelines were introduced that effectively decriminalised assisted suicide, official figures obtained by The Daily Telegraph have disclosed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd September 2011

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Uffculme caretaker ‘raped girl 400 times’ – BBC News

Posted September 5th, 2011 in child abuse, news, rape, sentencing by sally

“A paedophile who was said to have raped one of his victims up to 400 times has been jailed.”

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BBC News, 2nd September 2011

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Yvonne Fletcher suspect ‘should be tried at Old Bailey’, says Britain’s top prosecutor – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 5th, 2011 in conspiracy, extradition, murder, news, police, prosecutions by sally

“Britain’s top prosecutor has said he wants the chief suspect in the WPc Yvonne Fletcher murder case to be tried in the Old Bailey.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th September 2011

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Phone hacking: Leveson inquiry to hold first hearing – The Guardian

Posted September 5th, 2011 in inquiries, interception, media, news, telecommunications by sally

“Lord Justice Leveson will hold his first preliminary hearing for the judicial inquiry into phone hacking on Tuesday to decide which newspaper groups and other organisations will be eligible to be ‘core participants’.”

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The Guardian, 2nd September 2011

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