Andrew Lindo must serve 22 years for murdering fiancee – The Guardian

Posted September 21st, 2011 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by michael

“The teacher, who had a string of affairs, battered Marie Stewart to death then hid her body in a suitcase.”

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The Guardian, 21st September 2011

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First riot appeals listed next week – The Independent

Posted September 21st, 2011 in appeals, news, sentencing, violent disorder by michael

“The first appeals by people convicted of being involved in the August riots are due to be heard next week.”

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The Independent, 21st September 2001

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Phone-hacking inquiry judge is right to investigate behaviour of the media’s ‘good guys’ – The Guardian

“What is Lord Justice Leveson up to? The judge heading the phone-hacking inquiry is currently planning a series of public seminars on the relationship between the press and the public. Is he right to seek evidence about internal rules in such august institutions as the Guardian and the BBC? Or should he confine himself, as some critics are saying, to investigating the misbehaviour of the tabloid press and the police?”

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The Guardian, 21st September 2011

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Pastor to be extradited to Kenya accused of stealing babies – The Guardian

“A self-styled evangelical archbishop who claimed he could deliver ‘miracle babies’ to infertile women in Britain is to be extradited to his home country of Kenya to face accusations of child abduction.”

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The Guardian, 21st September 2011

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Government proposes single catch-all consumer protection law – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 21st, 2011 in bills, consumer protection, news by michael

“The Government has proposed centralising all existing UK consumer protection laws and regulations under a new Consumer Bill of Rights.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 21st September 2011

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Command Papers – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted September 21st, 2011 in parliamentary papers by michael

Exchange of Letters between the government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the government of Ireland concerning the granting of common exemptions under European Regulation No. 561/2006 and the corresponding exemption under Council regulation (EEC) 3821/85 in respect of vehicles operating on cross-border journeys between the two countries, Cm 8185 (PDF)

The Government response to the House of Lords Constitution Committee report ‘The process of constitutional change’, Cm 8181 (PDF)

Source: www.official-documents.gov.uk

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Super complaint filed over £1bn foreign currency fees – The Guardian

Posted September 21st, 2011 in complaints, consumer protection, fees, news, ombudsmen, unfair commercial practices by michael

“The Office of Fair Trading is to investigate whether UK holidaymakers are paying too much for foreign currency following a super-complaint by a consumer watchdog.”

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The Guardian, September 21st 2011

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted September 21st, 2011 in law reports by michael

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

AJ v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWCA Civ 1081 (21 September 2011)

High Court ) Family Division)

Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council v Watson [2011] EWHC 2376 (Fam) (01 September 2011)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Hackney Empire Ltd v Aviva Insurance UK Ltd [2011] EWHC 2378 (TCC) (21 September 2011)

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted September 21st, 2011 in legislation by michael

The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Carrying on Regulated Activities by Way of Business) (Amendment) Order 2011

The Landfill (Maximum Landfill Amount) Regulations 2011

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Car insurer’s repair costs “cannot be in the public interest”, judge says – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 21st, 2011 in insurance, news, public interest, repairs by michael

“A major motor insurer has been ‘boosting profits’ beyond the actual costs it incurs carrying out repairs, a County Court judge has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th September 2011

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Experts in family cases – judicial guidance (revised) – Legal Aid Handbook Blog

Posted September 21st, 2011 in expert witnesses, families, judiciary, legal aid, news by michael

“Following our post last week HHJ Altman has revised his guidance to take account of the need to apply for prior authority as a pre-condition of exceeding the prescribed maximum rates for experts.”

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Legal Aid Handbook Blog, 20th September 2011

Revised guidance (pdf)

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Met police drop action against the Guardian over hacking sources – The Guardian

Posted September 21st, 2011 in confidentiality, interception, media, news, official secrets act, police by michael

“The Metropolitan police has dropped its attempt to force the Guardian to reveal confidential sources for stories relating to the phone-hacking scandal.”

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The Guardian, 20th September 2011

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Reprieved Travellers are warned they face a bill for costs of delay – The Independent

Posted September 21st, 2011 in bailiffs, costs, enforcement notices, gipsies, injunctions, local government, news by michael

“Families who celebrated a last-gasp reprieve which prevented their eviction from a Travellers’ site at Dale Farm in Essex on Monday have been warned they will be hit with a bill for the costs of the delay, should the temporary injunction be cancelled at a second hearing on Friday.”

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The Independent, 21st September 2011

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Louise Mensch complaint over New Statesman’s Sarah Palin claims upheld – The Guardian

Posted September 21st, 2011 in complaints, media, news, ombudsmen by michael

“The press watchdog has upheld a complaint from Louise Mensch about three New Statesman articles that claimed the Conservative MP ‘identifies closely’ with the Tea Party politician Sarah Palin.”

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The Guardian, 20th September 2011

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Expenses fraud MP Elliot Morley freed – The Independent

Posted September 21st, 2011 in detention, early release, expenses, fraud, news, parliament by michael

“Former environment minister Elliot Morley has been freed from prison after serving a quarter of his 16-month sentence for fiddling his parliamentary expenses, sources said.”

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The Independent, 20th September 2011

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Phone hacking, the Met police and the David Shayler case – The Guardian

Posted September 21st, 2011 in freedom of expression, interception, media, news, official secrets act, police by michael

“The Met police have turned to the Official Secrets Act to obtain Guardian phone hacking material. In 2000 they lost a similar case relating to former MI5 spy David Shayler.”

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The Guardian, 20th September 2011

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