Torquay man jailed after hiding 2kg of cocaine – BBC News

Posted November 16th, 2011 in drug trafficking, news, sentencing by tracey

“A man who hid more than 2kg of cocaine in his Devon property has been jailed for nine years.”

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BBC News, 16th November 2011

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Kim Barker Construction fined over drilling injuries – BBC News

Posted November 16th, 2011 in accidents, construction industry, fines, health & safety, news by tracey

“A firm has been fined after a construction worker was badly burnt when he struck an underground cable while drilling to put up a sign.”

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BBC News, 16th November 2011

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Work of British spies must be protected from courts, warns William Hague – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 16th, 2011 in courts, disclosure, evidence, intelligence services, news, terrorism by tracey

“Legal changes to allow the work of Britain’s intelligence agencies are needed to stop Britain’s enemies gaining information they can use against us, William Hague will say today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th November 2011

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Soldier jailed for five years for selling comrades’ medals – The Guardian

Posted November 16th, 2011 in news, sentencing, theft by sally

“A soldier has been jailed for five years after stealing medals from his comrades and selling them on eBay.”

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The Guardian, 16th November 2011

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Solicitors from Hell website forced offline – The Lawyer

Posted November 16th, 2011 in defamation, injunctions, internet, news, solicitors by sally

“Solicitors from Hell founder Rick Kordowski has given up his legal battle against the Law Society after Mr Justice Tugendhat granted the body injunctive relief and ordered the site to be taken offline.”

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The Lawyer, 16th November 2011

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Iraq war inquiry report delayed – The Guardian

Posted November 16th, 2011 in disclosure, evidence, inquiries, Iraq, news, reports, war by sally

“Damning criticism of Tony Blair and the way his government led Britain into invading Iraq, and continuing rows over the disclosure of secret documents, have delayed the report of the Chilcot inquiry until well into next summer and possibly much later.”

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The Guardian, 16th November 2011

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MoJ plans massive rise in court fees – The Lawyer

Posted November 16th, 2011 in courts, fees, news by sally

“Court fees charged to litigants are expected to soar after the Ministry of Justice said the High Court and Court of Appeal should be paid for by court-users rather than the taxpayer.”

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The Lawyer, 16th November 2011

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District judges ‘more custody-minded’ than lay magistrates – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 16th, 2011 in imprisonment, judiciary, news, sentencing by sally

“Custodial sentences are more likely to be given in cases heard by a district judge than lay magistrates, according to research commissioned by the Ministry of Justice. The study, published this week and carried out by Ipsos MORI, shows that district judges gave custodial sentences in 7% of cases, while lay benches used custody in 4% of cases.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 16th November 2011

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No 5: Direct access to the Bar – Interview with Darren Burrows, One Essex Court – The Lawyer

Posted November 16th, 2011 in barristers, news by sally

Interview with Darren Burrows Senior Clerk, One Essex Court.

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The Lawyer, 16th November 2011

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The justice and security green paper is an attack on liberty – The Guardian

Posted November 16th, 2011 in civil justice, disclosure, evidence, ministers' powers and duties, news, terrorism by sally

“The foreign secretary is to endorse plans that will undermine a fundamental constitutional right: the right to open justice. As the Labour party is broadly supportive of the government’s proposals, we can expect them to be approved by parliament next year.”

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The Guardian, 16th November 2011

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Journalists should not have extra protection from bribery law, says Justice Secretary – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 16th, 2011 in bribery, media, news, privacy, public interest by sally

“The Bribery Act does not need to be changed to protect journalists who pay informants for stories, the Justice Secretary has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th November 2011

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Foreign wives face migration curb – The Independent

Posted November 16th, 2011 in families, immigration, married persons, news by sally

“Two thirds of foreign wives could be banned from coming to the UK under plans to stop them being a burden on the state, the Government’s immigration advisers said today.”

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The Independent, 16th November 2011

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England riots: Four years for Facebook incitement – BBC News

Posted November 16th, 2011 in incitement, internet, news, sentencing, violent disorder by sally

“A man from Cardiff has been jailed for four years after admitting inciting violent disorder on Facebook during riots in England.”

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BBC News, 16th November 2011

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Court allows challenges against library closures – The Guardian

Posted November 16th, 2011 in appeals, budgets, judicial review, libraries, local government, news by sally

“Campaigners won the latest legal battle over library closures when a judge in London allowed challenges against plans to shut libraries in Gloucestershire and Somerset.”

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The Guardian, 16th November 2011

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted November 16th, 2011 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Sapkota & Anor (Pakistan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWCA Civ 1320 (15 November 2011)

Zarb & Anor v Parry & Anor [2011] EWCA Civ 1306 (15 November 2011)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Youssef & Ors v The Secretary of State for Foreign And Commonwealth Affairs [2011] EWHC 3014 (Admin) (14 November 2011)

High Court (Chancery Division)

FHR European Ventures Llp & Ors v Mankarious & Ors [2011] EWHC 2999 (Ch) (15 November 2011)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Localism Act 2011 – legislation.gov.uk

Posted November 16th, 2011 in legislation, planning by sally

Localism Act 2011 published

Full text of Act

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Education Act 2011 – legislation.gov.uk

Posted November 16th, 2011 in education, legislation, search & seizure, teachers by sally

Education Act 2011 published

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Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Recent Stautory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted November 16th, 2011 in legislation by sally

The Disabled Persons (Badges for Motor Vehicles) (England) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2011

The Crime and Disorder (Formulation and Implementation of Strategy) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Exemption) (Amendment No. 2) Order 2011

The Electricity and Gas (Internal Markets) Regulations 2011

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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R v Carpenter – WLR Daily

Posted November 16th, 2011 in appeals, homicide, joint enterprise, law reports, murder, offensive weapons by sally

R v Carpenter [2011] EWCA Crim 2568; [2011] WLR (D) 328

“In cases of joint enterprise where the use of a particular weapon was foreseen but the secondary party did not share or foresee the intention with which it was used, the availablity of manslaughter remained as a possible alternative verdict to murder.”

WLR Daily, 11th November 2011

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Berry v Star Autos Ltd and others – WLR Daily

Berry v Star Autos Ltd and others [2011] EWCA Civ 1304; [2011] WLR (D) 327

“On a claim to which there were two or more defendants the court had power to order an interim payment under CPR r 25.7(1)(e) if it were satisfied that at least one of the defendants against whom the application for interim payment was being made would be held liable and each of those defendants was insured; the fact that there might be another defendant who was not insured was immaterial.”

WLR Daily, 10th November 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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