The importance of children in automatic deportation cases – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 13th, 2012 in children, deportation, news by sally

“This case concerns the application of human rights exceptions to the deportation of individuals who were married to British citizens or who had British children.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 13th February 2012

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted February 13th, 2012 in legislation by sally

The Motor Vehicles (Tests) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

The Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

The Public Service Vehicles (Operators’ Licences) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

The Goods Vehicles (Plating and Testing) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

The Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Briton to be extradited within 10 days over alleged arms exports to Iran – The Guardian

Posted February 13th, 2012 in conspiracy, extradition, news, weapons by sally

“A retired British businessman accused of conspiring to sell missile components to Iran is to be extradited to the US within 10 days after a last-ditch plea to the European court of human rights was rejected.”

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The Guardian, 13th February 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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County court shake-up plans dubbed a ‘missed opportunity’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 13th, 2012 in civil justice, county courts, news by sally

“The government has come under fire from all sides of the civil litigation spectrum over its plans to reform the county court system.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 13th February 2012

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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Court chaos follows interpreter change – BBC News

Posted February 13th, 2012 in courts, fees, interpreters, news by sally

“The government is hoping to save £18m a year by changing how interpreters are provided for court hearings – but it is said the new system is causing chaos and costly delays.”

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BBC News, 13th February 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Man whose dog attacked six-year-old girl gets suspended sentence – The Guardian

Posted February 13th, 2012 in dogs, news, sentencing by sally

“A man whose dog bit off part of a six-year-old girl’s ear has been given a 12-week suspended jail term.”

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The Guardian, 13th February 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Speak no evil: the limits of freedom of speech – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted February 13th, 2012 in freedom of expression, homosexuality, news, threatening behaviour by sally

“The limits of free speech and freedom of religion are presently on trial once again with the reported prosecution of a Christian street preacher, Michael Overd, in the Magistrates’ Court. The case arises out of threatening remarks Mr Overd allegedly made in public to a homosexual couple.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 13th February 2012

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

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Manchester barrister David Friesner jailed for theft – BBC News

Posted February 13th, 2012 in barristers, news, sentencing, theft by sally

“A Manchester barrister who stole more than £70,000 from his chambers has been jailed for three years.”

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BBC News, 10th February 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Guardian journalist wins right to ‘sensitive’ court papers related to Griffin conviction – OUT-LAW.com

“The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) must disclose some papers it holds relating to the successful conviction of controversial right-wing politician Nick Griffin for a racial hate crime in the 1990s, an Information Rights Tribunal has ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th February 2012

Source: www.out-law.com

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Where are the judges fit for the internet age? – The Guardian

Posted February 13th, 2012 in internet, judiciary, news, threatening to destroy or damage property by sally

“Twitter and Facebook are having a transformational effect on the nature of secrecy and access.”

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The Guardian, 12th February 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted February 13th, 2012 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Thompson, Re Attorney-General’s Reference No 103 of 2011 [2012] EWCA Crim 135 (10 February 2012)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Costello & Anor v Macdonald & Ors [2012] EWCA Civ 86 (10 February 2012)

YF (China) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWCA Civ 77 (10 February 2012)

Bull & Bull v Hall & Preddy [2012] EWCA Civ 83 (10 February 2012)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Valmoria & Anor v Hynes [2012] EWHC 193 (QB) (10 February 2012)

Ball v Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change [2012] EWHC 145 (QB) (10 February 2012)

Rothschild v Associated Newspapers Ltd [2012] EWHC 177 (QB) (10 February 2012)

High Court (Chancery Division)

El-Tawil v The Comptroller General of Patents [2012] EWHC 185 (Ch) (10 February 2012)

High Court (Patents Court)

Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd v Medimmune Ltd & Anor [2012] EWHC 181 (Pat) (10 February 2012)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Mesothelioma ruling opens way to higher payouts for elderly – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 13th, 2012 in asbestos, damages, industrial injuries, news by sally

“Elderly victims of mesothelioma could be entitled to substantial compensation, following a landmark ruling on damages for pain and suffering.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 13th February 2012

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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Lloyds TSB Bank plc v Markandan & Uddin (a firm) – WLR Daily

Posted February 13th, 2012 in law reports, sale of land, sham transactions, solicitors, trusts by sally

Lloyds TSB Bank plc v Markandan & Uddin (a firm) [2012] EWCA Civ 65a; [2012] WLR (D) 29

“The completion of sale of land and mortgage did not become effective until all executed title documents including mortgage loan agreement and deed in the name of the purchasers or an effective undertaking from the purchaser’s real solicitor or agent to exchange the documents were received by the vendor or his agent. Therefore, a solicitor who had parted with the money entrusted to him by the lender to a purchaser’s fictitious solicitor in exchange for a purported undertaking from the bogus solicitor to exchange and forward those documents committed a breach of trust.”

WLR Daily, 9th February 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Regina v S (G) – WLR Daily

Posted February 13th, 2012 in internet, law reports, obscenity by sally

Regina v S (G) [2012] WLR (D) 28

“The transmission of electronically stored data to only one recipient is sufficient publication with section 1(3) of the Obscene Publications Act 1959 for the purposes of a prosecution under that Act.”

WLR Daily, 9th February 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Docketing: Completing case management’s unfinished revolution – Ninth Lecture in Implementation Programme – Speech by Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, Master of The Rolls

Posted February 13th, 2012 in case management, speeches by sally

Docketing: Completing case management’s unfinished revolution – Ninth Lecture in Implementation Programme (PDF)

Speech by Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, Master of The Rolls

Solicitors’ Costs Conference, 9th February 2012

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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Norgrove – The Response Considered – Family Law Week

Posted February 13th, 2012 in children, dispute resolution, divorce, grandparents, news by sally

“Sally Gore, barrister, of 14 Gray’s Inn Square analyses the Government’s response to the Family Justice Review in the context of current family law practice.”

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Family Law Week, 13th February 2012

Source: www.familylawweek.com

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Michael Overd cleared of verbally abusing gay men in Taunton – BBC News

Posted February 13th, 2012 in homosexuality, news, threatening behaviour by sally

“A Christian preacher accused of verbally abusing two gay men during a sermon has been cleared in court.”

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BBC News, 10th February 2012

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Damilola Taylor killer recalled to prison – The Guardian

Posted February 13th, 2012 in homicide, news, release on licence by sally

“The father of schoolboy Damilola Taylor has called for a public inquiry after one of his son’s killers was recalled to prison for a second time, just 16 days after being released.”

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The Guardian, 10th February 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Another control order ruled unlawful for breach of right to fair trial – UK Human Rights Blog

“The Court of Appeal has upheld a challenge to a control order on the basis that the person subject to the order (‘the controllee’) had not been given sufficient information about the case against him.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 11th February 2012

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

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Four jailed for alcohol-smuggling VAT and tax fraud – The Guardian

Posted February 13th, 2012 in customs and excise, fraud, news, sentencing, VAT by sally

“Four members of a criminal gang have been jailed for their roles in one of the biggest alcohol-smuggling frauds ever uncovered in Britain.”

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The Guardian, 10th February 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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