Teenager Daniel Bartlam jailed for killing mother with hammer – The Guardian

Posted April 2nd, 2012 in families, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A teenager who beat his mother to death with a hammer and burned her body in a ‘chilling’ murder inspired by a Coronation Street plot has been jailed for at least 16 years.”

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The Guardian, 2nd April 2012

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Chechnyan can return to UK, rule judges – The Independent

Posted April 2nd, 2012 in appeals, asylum, intelligence services, judicial review, news by sally

“A man deemed likely to help try to kill a Russian politician on Britain’s streets has been allowed to return to the UK to fight to stay in the country.”

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The Independent, 2nd April 2012

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Man who stabbed pensioner is jailed after being traced by spit – The Guardian

Posted April 2nd, 2012 in attempts, DNA, evidence, murder, news, sentencing, video recordings by sally

“A man who stabbed a 74-year-old woman six times in a ‘frenzied’ attack has been jailed after he was caught for spitting on the pavement.”

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The Guardian, 2nd April 2012

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‘Elvis’ armed robber jailed for life – The Independent

Posted April 2nd, 2012 in guilty pleas, news, psychiatric damage, robbery, sentencing, victims, weapons by sally

“A serial armed robber who dressed up as Elvis Presley and sported other bizarre disguises when he targeted betting shops across Britain was today jailed for life.”

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The Independent, 2nd April 2012

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Wait for ABSs is over: Tesco law is here – The Guardian

“Alternative business structures will bring subtle, but significant changes in the way law is practised.”

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The Guardian, 2nd April 2012

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 2nd, 2012 in legislation by sally

The Childcare (Early Years Register) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

The Early Years Foundation Stage (Welfare Requirements) Regulations 2012

The Early Years Foundation Stage (Learning and Development Requirements) (Amendment) Order 2012

The Royal Parks and Other Open Spaces (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2012

The Localism Act 2011 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2012

The Parish Councils (General Power of Competence) (Prescribed Conditions) Order 2012

The Isle of Anglesey Local Authorities (Change to the Years of Ordinary Elections) Order 2012

The Local Election Survey (Wales) Regulations 2012

The Deregistration and Exchange of Common Land and Greens (Procedure) (Wales) Regulations 2012

The Commons Act 2006 (Commencement No.2, Transitional Provisions and Savings) (Wales) Order 2012

The Commons (Deregistration and Exchange Orders) (Interim Arrangements) (Wales) Regulations 2012 Rheoliadau Tiroedd Comin (Gorchmynion Dadgofrestru a Chyfnewid) (Trefniadau Interim) (Cymru) 2012

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted April 2nd, 2012 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Newell, R v [2012] EWCA Crim 650 (30 March 2012)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

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

High Court (Family Division)

AJ v SJ [2012] EWHC B2 (Fam) (02 March 2012)

A v T [2011] EWHC B28 (Fam) (09 December 2011)

Tower Hamlets v MK & Ors [2012] EWHC 426 (Fam) (02 March 2012)

X v X [2012] EWHC 538 (Fam) (16 March 2012)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Threadneedle Property Investments Ltd & Anor v Southwark Borough Council & Anor [2012] EWHC 855 (Admin) (30 March 2012)

Law Society of England and Wales, R (on the application of) v The Legal Services Commission & Anor [2012] EWHC 794 (Admin) (30 March 2012)

Republic of South Africa v Dewani [2012] EWHC 842 (Admin) (30 March 2012)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Euroption Strategic Fund Ltd v Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB [2012] EWHC 749 (Comm) (30 March 2012)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Gregg and another v Pigott and others – WLR Daily

Posted April 2nd, 2012 in adoption, human rights, news, trusts by sally

Gregg and another v Pigott and others [2012] EWHC 732 (Ch); [2012] WLR (D) 104

“The phrase ‘statutory next of kin’ in an English settlement made in 1948 should be construed in such a way as to eliminate discrimination against adopted children by virtue of articles 8 and 14 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.”

WLR Daily, 29th March 2012

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SAG ELV Slovensko as and others v Úrad pre verejné obstarávanie, (Národná dial’ničná spoločnost’ as intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted April 2nd, 2012 in EC law, law reports, public procurement, tenders, tolls by sally

SAG ELV Slovensko as and others v Úrad pre verejné obstarávanie, (Národná dial’ničná spoločnost’ as intervening) (Case C-599/10); [2012] WLR (D) 103

“A member state was required to make legislative provision that, where a tenderer offered an abnormally low price in the course of a public procurement process pursuant to Directive 2004/18/EC, the contracting authority was obliged, pursuant to article 55 of the Directive, to ask the tenderer in writing to clarify its price proposal.”

WLR Daily, 29th March 2012

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Businesses could be liable for criminal offences under proposed cyber attack laws

Posted April 2nd, 2012 in computer crime, EC law, internet, news by sally

“Companies will be liable for any cyber attacks that others commit ‘for their benefit’ under legislative plans approved by the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 2nd April 2012

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Are We Missing a Trick? Section 34 of the Children Act – An under-used application – Family Law Week

Posted April 2nd, 2012 in children, contact orders, families, local government, news by sally

“Julie Stather, barrister, of 42 Bedford Row examines the advantages to child, parents and local authority of using section 34 of the Children Act.”

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Family Law Week, 31st March 2012

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New Pilot To Show Mediation Can Work For The Court Of Appeal – Judiciary of England and Wales

“A new pilot scheme is designed to give a shot in the arm to the Court of Appeal Mediation Scheme (CAMS). It will be managed by CEDR (Centre for Dispute Resolution) which administers CAMS.”

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 30th March 2012

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Michael Mansfield: ‘Risk of miscarriages of justice as great as ever’ – The Guardian

Posted April 2nd, 2012 in evidence, forensic science, legal aid, miscarriage of justice, news by sally

“At the Guardian’s Open Weekend, Michael Mansfield QC warns against imagining that miscarriages of justice are something that have declined since famous confession-based cases of the 1980s. In today’s world, where faulty forensic evidence is more likely to be the problem, he worries about access to justice, pointing the finger at the emasculation of the legal aid system by successive governments and a renewed attempt to erode the right to trial by jury.”

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The Guardian, 2nd April 2012

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Finance & Divorce Spring Update 2012 – Family Law Week

“Joanna Grandfield, Associate (barrister), Anna Heenan, solicitor and David Salter, Joint Head of Family Law at Mills & Reeve LLP analyse the key financial remedies cases arising in the first quarter of 2012.”

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Family Law Week, 30th March 2012

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Copyright exceptions will not deliver anticipated economic growth, licensing bodies say – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 2nd, 2012 in archives, copyright, libraries, licensing, news by sally

“Writing exceptions to copyright into UK law will not deliver economic growth and would in fact ‘remove the core asset value’ in creators’ content, a number of licensing bodies have said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 2nd April 2012

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Kettling: Can a public interest motive justify a deprivation of liberty or not? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 2nd, 2012 in demonstrations, human rights, news, police, public interest, public order by sally

“The Grand Chamber of the ECtHR recently tackled the question of whether the police tactic of ‘kettling’ (verb, UK, of the police – to contain demonstrators in a confined area) amounted to a deprivation of the liberty of four applicants within the meaning of Article 5(1) of the ECHR.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 2nd April 2012

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Two in five violent criminals handed a caution – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 2nd, 2012 in cautions, courts, news, robbery, sexual offences, violent offenders by sally

“Two in five violent criminals and sex offenders are escaping with a caution rather than being put before the courts, figures show.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd April 2012

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No extradition for Shrien Dewani – for now – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 2nd, 2012 in domestic violence, extradition, human rights, mental health, murder, news by sally

“The extradition to South Africa of Shrien Dewani, the man accused of murdering his wife on honeymoon there in 2010, has been delayed pending an improvement in his mental health.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 31st March 2012

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Government plans increased email and social network surveillance – The Guardian

Posted April 2nd, 2012 in electronic mail, internet, investigatory powers, news, police, privacy, terrorism by sally

“Ministers are to introduce a new law allowing police and security services to extend their monitoring of the public’s email and social media communications, the Home Office has confirmed.”

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The Guardian, 1st April 2012

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Courts to open at weekends to mete out justice to yobs – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 2nd, 2012 in courts, drunk and disorderly, magistrates, news, young offenders by sally

“Magistrates’ courts are to be ordered to sit in then early mornings, evenings and at weekends under plans to deliver a ‘short, sharp shock’ to youths who get drunk and commit offences on Friday and Saturday nights.”

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Daily Telegraph, 31st March 2012

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