Ian Tomlinson death: trial date set for police officer – The Guardian

Posted September 16th, 2011 in demonstrations, homicide, news, police, trials by tracey

“The trial of the police officer accused over the death of Ian Tomlinson at the G20 protests in April 2009, has been set for October 2012.”

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The Guardian, 16th September 2011

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Press watchdog rules against private investigator – The Guardian

Posted September 16th, 2011 in complaints, media, news, private investigators by tracey

“The Press Complaints Commission has dismissed complaints lodged by a private investigator at the centre of covert intelligence -gathering operations on campaigners.”

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The Guardian, 16th September 2011

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Paramedic spared jail over theft – The Independent

Posted September 16th, 2011 in news, paramedics, sentencing, theft by tracey

“A paramedic has avoided a prison sentence for stealing £100 from an elderly woman who died a few days later, police said today.”

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The Independent, 16th September 2011

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Victim compensation fund reduced – BBC News

Posted September 16th, 2011 in budgets, criminal injuries compensation, news, victims by tracey

“The government has cut the budget available to help victims of crime get compensation for their injuries. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme will have £10m less this year, a cut of about 5%.”

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BBC News, 16th September 2011

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Learner driver jailed over second fatal crash – The Guardian

Posted September 16th, 2011 in dangerous driving, news, sentencing by tracey

“A learner driver who had previously killed a friend in a drunken motorbike crash was jailed for seven years on Friday after admitting causing the death by dangerous driving of his girlfriend while showing off in his sports car.”

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The Guardian, 16th September 2011

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Phone hacking: Met seek court order to reveal the Guardian’s sources – The Guardian

Posted September 16th, 2011 in interception, media, news, official secrets act, police by tracey

“The Metropolitan police are seeking a court order under the Official Secrets Act to make Guardian reporters disclose their confidential sources about the phone-hacking scandal.”

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The Guardian, 16th September 2011

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Dale Farm travellers lose court bid to halt eviction – BBC News

Posted September 16th, 2011 in enforcement notices, gipsies, injunctions, local government, news, planning by tracey

“A last-ditch bid to halt the clearance of the UK’s largest illegal travellers’ site, at Dale Farm in Essex, has been rejected by an appeal judge.”

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BBC News, 16th September 2011

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Can budding lawyers take the cheaper route and get a job? – The Guardian

Posted September 16th, 2011 in legal education, news, universities by tracey

“There are ways into the legal profession that don’t cost £50,000 but graduates risk being overlooked when applying for work.”

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The Guardian, 15th September 2011

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Dentists face Office of Fair Trading investigation – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 16th, 2011 in consumer protection, dentists, news by tracey

“Dentists are to be investigated by the Office of Fair Trading amid concerns that patients are confused about treatments and end up paying over the odds.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th September 2011

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Taser use on teenager sparks inquiry – The Independent

Posted September 16th, 2011 in assault, news, police, weapons by tracey

“An inquiry is under way after a Taser gun was used by police on a 16-year-old schoolboy.”

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The Independent, 16th September 2011

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted September 16th, 2011 in law reports by tracey

High Court (Chancery Division)

Castledine v RSM Bentley Jennison (a firm) & Anor [2011] EWHC 2363 (Ch) (15 September 2011)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Maris Interiors LLP v Pleckinger & Ors [2011] EWHC 2260 (QB) (15 September 2011)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 – legislation.gov.uk

Posted September 16th, 2011 in legislation, parliament by tracey

Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 published

Full text of Act

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted September 16th, 2011 in legislation by tracey

The National Savings Bank (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2011

The Employer-Financed Retirement Benefits (Excluded Benefits for Tax Purposes) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

The Finance Act 2011, Section 43 (Appointed Day) Order 2011

The Superannuation (Admission to Schedule 1 to the Superannuation Act 1972) Order 2011

The NHS Commissioning Board Authority Regulations 2011

The NHS Commissioning Board Authority (Establishment and Constitution) Order 2011

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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New Act puts public at the heart of policing – Home Office

Posted September 16th, 2011 in elections, police, press releases by tracey

“The Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill has received Royal Assent today. The Act moves the decision-making on policing away from government to communities giving them the power to elect Police and Crime Commissioners.”

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Home Office, 15th September 2011

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Sentences increased for ‘callous’ gang which defrauded vulnerable victims – Attorney General’s Office

Posted September 16th, 2011 in elderly, fraud, press releases, sentencing by tracey

“Today the Court of Appeal increased the sentences of four men who, from August 2007 to July 2010 defrauded elderly and infirm people out of considerable sums of money – often their life savings – by pretending that their properties needed urgent repairs.”

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Attorney General’s Office, 15th September 2011

Source: www.attorneygeneral.gov.uk

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Command Papers – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted September 16th, 2011 in parliamentary papers by tracey

Broadcasting: an agreement between Her Majesty’s Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport and the British Broadcasting Corporation, Cm 8170 (PDF)

Post-legislative assessment of the Regulation of Financial Services (Land Transactions) Act 2005: memorandum to the Treasury Committee, Cm 8156 (PDF)

Government response to the House of Commons Health Select Committee sixth report of session 2010-11: complaints and litigation, Cm 8180 (PDF)

Memorandum to the Welsh Affairs Committee: post-legislative scrutiny of the Transport (Wales) Act 2006,  CM 8178(PDF)

Treasury Minutes on the twenty-second, the thirty- third and the thirty-eighth to the forty-first reports from the Committee of Public Accounts Session 2010-12: 22nd report: Excess votes 2009-10 (HM Treasury); 33rd report: National Health Service landscape review (Department of Health); 38th report: The impact of the 2007-08 changes to public service pensions (HM Treasury); 39th report: The InterCity East Coast passenger rail franchise (Department for Transport); 40th report: Information and communication technology in Government (Cabinet Office); 41st report: Regulating Network Rail’s efficiency (Office for Rail Regulation and Department for Transport), Cm 8179  (PDF)

Source: www.official-documents.gov.uk

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Hacking inquiry: New Met chief calls for transparency – BBC News

Posted September 16th, 2011 in inquiries, interception, news, police by tracey

“The new Metropolitan Police commissioner has said the force’s relationship with the media ‘has gone too far’.”

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BBC News, 15th September 2011

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Commons rejects Brussels proposal for EU-wide rights for suspects – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 16th, 2011 in detention, EC law, legal representation by tracey

“MPs have voted against a proposal to safeguard the rights of suspects detained at police stations across Europe to have access to lawyer. Justice secretary Kenneth Clarke tabled a motion last week recommending that the UK should not opt into a draft European Union directive that would ensure the right of access to a lawyer in criminal proceedings and the right to communicate upon arrest.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 15th September 2011

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Phone hacking: Durham Police launch review of Met probe – BBC News

Posted September 16th, 2011 in inquiries, interception, news, police by tracey

“Durham Police have launched a review of the Metropolitan Police’s phone-hacking inquiry, Scotland Yard has announced.”

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BBC News, 15th September 2011

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Cornwall care abuse victims get £8m compensation – BBC News

Posted September 16th, 2011 in assault, compensation, disabled persons, hospitals, learning difficulties, news by tracey

“Adults with learning disabilities at the centre of a care abuse case in Cornwall will receive about £8m in compensation.”

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BBC News, 15th September 2011

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