Abu Qatada: attorney general says government must follow rule of law – The Guardian

Posted February 7th, 2012 in bail, detention, news, rule of law, terrorism by sally

“The attorney general, Dominic Grieve, has voiced his concern over a decision to release the radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada on bail but added that courts could not allow people to be held in indefinite detention without trial.”

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The Guardian, 7th February 2012

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Command Papers – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted February 7th, 2012 in parliamentary papers by sally

The Government Response to the Family Justice Review: A system with children and families at its heart, Cm 8273 (PDF)

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted February 7th, 2012 in law reports by sally

High Court (Chancery Division)

Primacom Holding GmbH & Anor v A Group of the Senior Lenders & Credit Agricole [2012] EWHC 164 (Ch) (20 January 2012)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Moussaoui, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWHC 126 (Admin) (03 February 2012)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Senex Holdings Ltd v National Westminster Bank Plc [2012] EWHC 131 (Comm) (06 February 2012)

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Joey Barton ‘no threat’ to John Terry trial says Attorney General – The Independent

Posted February 7th, 2012 in internet, news, trials by sally

“Attorney General Dominic Grieve has defended his decision not to prosecute footballer Joey Barton for a series of online comments about John Terry ahead of his trial, insisting they would not jeopardise the case.”

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The Independent, 7th February 2012

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Bar Council and FLBA Urge Care on Family Justice Reforms – The Bar Council

Posted February 7th, 2012 in arbitration, family courts, news by sally

“The Bar Council and Family Law Bar Association (FLBA), which represent barristers and family barristers in England and Wales respectively, have urged the Government to take a considered and practical approach to reforming family law and not to rush to legislate, as it published its response to the Family Justice Review.”

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The Bar Council, 6th February 2012

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Let the deportation fit the crime – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 7th, 2012 in appeals, crime, deportation, human rights, news, proportionality by sally

“In a short but fascinating judgment which lays bare the foundation stones of judicial review, the Court of Appeal has articulated the principles to be applied when considering whether automatic deportation of a foreign criminal was ‘proportionate’ for the purposes of Article 8 of the Convention.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 6th February 2012

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Clarifying the law on financial provision for couples when relationships end – Law Commission

Posted February 7th, 2012 in divorce, financial provision, Law Commission, news by sally

“The Law Commission is to conduct a targeted review of two aspects of the law that entitles married couples and civil partners to claim financial provision from one another on divorce or dissolution of their partnership.”

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Law Commission, 6th February 2012

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Retired police officer wins injury pension ruling – The Guardian

Posted February 7th, 2012 in news, pensions, personal injuries, police by sally

“Police authorities may have to find tens of millions of pounds extra to fund their pension liabilities after a retired inspector won a landmark legal challenge preserving his income.”

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The Guardian, 6th February 2012

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Major overhaul to reform family justice system – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 7th, 2012 in adoption, delay, family courts, news, parental rights by sally

“Children and Families in England and Wales will benefit from major reforms to the family justice system which will tackle delays, streamline processes and rebuild trust.”

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Ministry of Justice, 6th February 2012

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Germans jailed for terror offences – The Independent

Posted February 7th, 2012 in deportation, news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

“Two Germans have been jailed for being in possession of al-Qa’ida bomb-making propaganda when they arrived at Dover.”

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The Independent, 6th February 2012

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Government backs ‘shared parenting’ legislation after separation – The Guardian

Posted February 7th, 2012 in children, divorce, families, news, parental rights, reports by sally

“Fathers and mothers should be entitled to a legally binding ‘presumption of shared parenting’ after separation, the government has announced, rejecting advice by an independent review on family justice.”

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The Guardian, 6th February 2012

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How my rapist walked free – The Guardian

Posted February 7th, 2012 in Crown Prosecution Service, news, police, rape, victims by sally

“The head of the Crown Prosecution Service said last week that prejudice about female behaviour hinders justice. Here, a rape victim agrees.”

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The Guardian, 6th February 2012

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Facebook stalker jailed for woman’s murder – The Independent

Posted February 7th, 2012 in harassment, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A man who stalked his ex-girlfriend on Facebook before luring her to his flat and stabbing her to death was today jailed for a minimum of 21 years.”

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The Independent, 6th February 2012

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Police failing to take stalking complaints seriously, inquiry finds – The Guardian

Posted February 7th, 2012 in crime, harassment, inquiries, news, police by sally

“The police and criminal justice system provides protection to the rich and famous from stalkers but fails to take complaints from the public seriously, according to the results of an independent inquiry published on Tuesday.”

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The Guardian, 7th February 2012

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Thousands of officials should lose right to enter your home without a warrant, peers say – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 7th, 2012 in environmental health, news, powers of entry, social services, warrants by sally

“Thousands of ‘faceless’ officials should lose the right to gain entry to people’s homes without a warrant, under legal changes demanded by the House of Lords tonight.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th February 2012

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Supreme Court to hear social care cost arguments – BBC News

Posted February 7th, 2012 in disabled persons, local government, news, social services, Supreme Court by sally

“The Supreme Court is to hear a case challenging the way councils in England can consider their finances when assessing people for social care.”

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BBC News, 7th February 2012

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Abu Qatada release: Home Office fury as judge frees ‘Bin Laden aide’ – The Guardian

Posted February 7th, 2012 in bail, news, terrorism by sally

“The Home Office clashed openly with judges on Monday when it criticised a decision to free on bail within days the radical Islamist cleric Abu Qatada, who is accused of posing a grave threat to British national security.”

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The Guardian, 6th February 2012

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Assisted suicide cases guidelines issued by GMC – BBC News

Posted February 7th, 2012 in assisted suicide, disciplinary procedures, doctors, news by sally

“The General Medical Council is launching its first ever guidelines on assisted suicide.”

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BBC News, 6th February 2012

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Broadcasters lobby party leaders to overturn ban on cameras in court – The Guardian

Posted February 7th, 2012 in courts, media, news, reporting restrictions by sally

“The BBC, ITN and Sky have joined forces in an unprecedented letter to David Cameron and the other main party leaders calling for the ban on cameras in courtrooms to be lifted.”

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The Guardian, 6th February 2012

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Priest guilty of child sex offences – The Independent

Posted February 7th, 2012 in child abuse, news, sexual offences by sally

“A Roman Catholic priest has been found guilty of committing sexual offences against seven boys between 1975 and 1993.”

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The Independent, 6th February 2012

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