Susan England banned from state schools by General Teaching Council – BBC News

Posted March 30th, 2012 in disciplinary procedures, news, professional conduct, teachers, theft by tracey

“A former deputy head has been banned from state schools after stealing £13,000 from an after-school club.”

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BBC News, 29th March 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Police doctor Marcos Hourmann acted dishonestly over conviction, GMC finds – BBC News

“A doctor who failed to tell his police and NHS employers about a manslaughter conviction acted dishonestly, a watchdog has found.”

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BBC News, 30th March 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Four more UK soldiers disciplined after Afghan civilians killed or injured – The Guardian

Posted March 30th, 2012 in Afghanistan, armed forces, disciplinary procedures, news by tracey

“Military commanders have disciplined a further four British soldiers accused of killing or wounding Afghan civilians. The disclosures come at a time of heightened tension after a series of incidents involving foreign troops, and the killing on Monday of two British soldiers by a member of the Afghan security forces. The Guardian has learned that a British soldier was given an unspecified punishment after an Afghan was fatally shot in the neck while praying in a field. In other cases, a soldier punched and knocked out an Afghan, and another fired a flare into an Afghan’s face.”

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The Guardian, 30th March 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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High court should seize chance to curb government’s workfare programme – The Guardian

Posted March 30th, 2012 in benefits, judicial review, news, unemployment, volunteers by tracey

“It may not be slave labour, but forcing people to work for free could breach human rights laws.”

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The Guardian, 30th March 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Fabrice Muamba: Jailed Twitter user Liam Stacey’s appeal dismissed – BBC News

Posted March 30th, 2012 in appeals, inciting racial hatred, internet, news, sentencing by tracey

“A student has lost his appeal after being sent to jail for posting racially offensive comments on Twitter about footballer Fabrice Muamba.”

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BBC News, 30th March 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

 

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Eleven people sentenced over £1m iTunes and Amazon royalties fraud – The Independent

Posted March 30th, 2012 in electronic commerce, fraud, news, sentencing by tracey

” Ten men and one woman including a former IT teacher have been given jail terms, suspended prison sentences and community service for their part in a £1m ‘fake royalties’ fraud of iTunes and Amazon.”

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The Independent, 30th March 2012

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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Shrien Dewani extradition halted on mental health grounds – Daily Telegraph

“Two judges in London ruled that it would be ‘unjust and oppressive’ to order the removal of Dewani, who is accused of arranging the contract killing of wife Anni in Cape Town in November 2010 during their honeymoon.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th March 2012

Soruce: www.telegraph.co.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted March 30th, 2012 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Valencia v Llupar [2012] EWCA Civ 396 (30 March 2012)

Al -Jedda v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWCA Civ 358 (29 March 2012)

Cornwall Waste Forum St Dennis Branch v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government & Anor [2012] EWCA Civ 379 (29 March 2012)

Berky, R (on the application of) v Newport City Council & Ors [2012] EWCA Civ 378 (29 March 2012)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Ayyub v General Medical Council [2012] EWHC 797 (Admin) (29 March 2012)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Atlasnavios -Navegação, LDA v Navigators Insurance Company Ltd & Ors [2012] EWHC 802 (Comm) (29 March 2012)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

AC & Anor v TR & Anor [2012] EWHC 796 (QB) (29 March 2012)

Contostavlos v Mendahun [2012] EWHC 850 (QB) (29 March 2012)

Source: www.bailii.org

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R (King) v Secretary of State for Justice: R (Bourgass and another) v Same – WLR Daily

R (King) v Secretary of State for Justice: (Bourgass and another) v Same: CA Civ 376;  [2012] WLR (D)  102

“For the purposes of article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights there was no civil right derived from domestic and common law to associate with fellow prisoners, so that an administrative decision to segregate or continue segregation of a prisoner was not a determination of such a right.”

WLR Daily, 27th Mach 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Haringey London Borough Council v Mountplace Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted March 30th, 2012 in duty of care, environmental protection, news, waste by tracey

Haringey London Borough Council v Mountplace Ltd: [2012] EWHC 698 (Admin);  [2012] WLR (D)  100

“The duty of care imposed on a producer of waste (or anyone else who fell within one of the different categories of waste holder) by section 34(1)(c) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 was a duty to secure the results set out in the subsection which fell to complied with on the occasion of a given transfer of waste, and the question as to what were the reasonable measures applicable to him ‘in that capacity’ to secure those results fell to be answered by reference to his capacity on that occasion in the circumstances prevailing at that time. However, that did not mean that a waste holder could not comply with that duty on the occasion of the transfer by having reference to measures he had already taken on days prior to that occasion in anticipation of that occasion, nor did it preclude the court from considering such measures, or the absence thereof, in determining whether the duty had been complied with.”

WLR Daily, 28th March 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

 

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A local authority and others v L – WLR Daily

Posted March 30th, 2012 in duress, elderly, injunctions, law reports, mental health, undue influence by tracey

A local authority and others v L: [2012] EWCA Civ 253;  [2012] WLR (D)  101

“The High Court’s inherent jurisdiction to protect vulnerable adults had survived the implementation of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. Thus the court could act where an adult’s capacity to make decisions for herself was overborne by circumstances such as undue influence or duress which were not covered by the Act.”

WLR Daily, 28th March 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted March 30th, 2012 in legislation by tracey

The Postal Services Act 2011 (Specified Day) Order 2012

The Public Bodies (Abolition of the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) Order 2012

The Industrial Training Levy (Engineering Construction Industry Training Board) Order 2012

The Industrial Training Levy (Construction Industry Training Board) Order 2012

Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (England)(Amendment) Order 2012

The Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust (Transfer of Trust Property) Order 2012

The Quality Standards for Green Bananas (England and Wales) Regulations 2012

The Postal Services (Universal Postal Service) Order 2012

The Bus Lane Contraventions (Approved Local Authorities) (England) (Amendment) and Civil Enforcement of Parking Contraventions Designation Order 2012

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Command Papers – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted March 30th, 2012 in parliamentary papers by tracey

Consumer redress for misleading and aggressive practices,Cm 8323 (PDF)

Source: www.official-documents.gov.uk

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Lynne Featherstone ‘combating discrimination’ speech – Home Office

Posted March 30th, 2012 in sexual orientation discrimination, speeches by tracey

“Speech given by Lynne Featherstone on 27 March 2012, on combating discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation.”

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Home Office, 27th March 2012

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

 

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Thematic review of the CPS Core Quality Standards Monitoring Scheme – Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate

Posted March 30th, 2012 in Crown Prosecution Service, press releases, quality assurance by tracey

“Thematic review of the CPS Core Quality Standards Monitoring scheme.”

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Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate, 27th March 2012

Source: www.hmcpsi.gov.uk

 

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Cornish waste incinerator case reversed- expectation not legitimate after all – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted March 30th, 2012 in environmental protection, judicial review, news, planning, pollution by tracey

“The CA has just held that Collins J was wrong to hold (per my previous post) that the local NGO had a legitimate expectation that the Secretary of State would decide an air pollution issue, rather than leave it to the Environment Agency. In a nutshell, the Inspector (and hence the Secretary of State) was entitled to change his mind on this issue. So the expectation crumbled, and so did this judicial review to quash a decision to allow a waste incinerator to proceed.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 30th March 2012

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

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ICO expects electronically stored personal data to be searchable in order to meet access requirements – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 30th, 2012 in data protection, electronic mail, news by tracey

“Organisations should have the ability to search their computer systems for records of personal data they store and should have transparent policies and practices if they delete that information, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 30th March 2012

Source: www.out-law.com

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The Mark Duggan case shows we must change the law on evidence – The Guardian

Posted March 30th, 2012 in evidence, inquests, interception, investigatory powers, news by tracey

“A legal anomaly that continues to cause injustice may be preventing an inquest into Mark Duggan’s death.”

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The Guardian, 29th March 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

 

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Angelika Dries-Jenkins: Murderer John Mason given minimum 30 years’ jail – BBC News

Posted March 30th, 2012 in murder, news, sentencing by tracey

“A man has been jailed for life and must serve at least 30 years for the ‘brutal and heartless murder’ of his mother’s next-door neighbour at her home.”

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BBC News, 29th March 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Michael Gove appeals against ruling on misuse of email – The Guardian

“The education secretary, Michael Gove, is challenging a ruling by the information commissioner that he used a private email account for departmental business.”

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The Guardian, 29th March 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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