Man found guilty of murdering his cancer-sufferer partner – The Independent

Posted April 10th, 2012 in murder, news by sally

“A man was facing a life sentence after today being found guilty of murdering his cancer-sufferer partner, whose body was found in his van after he crashed on his way to dispose of it.”

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The Independent, 10th April 2012

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Abu Hamza and Babar Ahmad can be extradited to USA, rules human rights court – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 10th, 2012 in appeals, extradition, human rights, news, terrorism by sally

“The European Court of Human Rights (Fourth Section), sitting as a Chamber, has found that five men accused of serious terrorist activities can be extradited from the UK to the US to face trial.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 10th April 2012

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Lord Carlile: extradition ruling is entirely sensible – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 10th, 2012 in appeals, extradition, human rights, news by sally

“After a ruling allowing the extradition of five terror suspects, including Abu Hamza and Babar Ahmad, to the US, the barrister and Liberal Democrat peer says any appeal will be thrown out.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th April 2012

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OAP given Asbo for playing her radio too loud – The Independent

Posted April 10th, 2012 in ASBOs, elderly, news, noise, nuisance by sally

“An 87-year-old woman has been given an interim anti-social behaviour order (Asbo) for playing her radio too loud and banging her walking stick on the wall, a council confirmed today.”

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The Independent, 10th April 2012

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How we changed the law on stalking – The Guardian

Posted April 10th, 2012 in harassment, inquiries, legislation, news, reports by sally

“Just a year after starting a campaign on stalking, who would have thought it would become an offence on the statute book?”

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The Guardian, 10th April 2012

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Alternative Families and Children: A review of the recent case of A v B and C – Family Law Week

Posted April 10th, 2012 in appeals, families, news, parental rights by sally

“Alex Verdan QC and Charles Hale, both of 4 Paper Buildings, counsel for the father in A v B and C, consider the lessons that can be learned by practitioners from the Court of Appeal judgment.”

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Family Law Week, 5th April 2012

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Guidance : Care Monitoring System Guidance for Practitioners – Family Law Bar Association

Posted April 10th, 2012 in case management, children, family courts, news, pilot schemes by sally

Guidance : Care Monitoring System Guidance for Practitioners

Family Law Bar Association, 5th April 2012

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Clarification of the ‘public interest’ defence is badly needed – The Guardian

Posted April 10th, 2012 in defences, electronic mail, interception, media, news, privacy, public interest by sally

“Sky News’s decision to approve the hacking of emails belonging to John Darwin, the once-missing, presumed-dead ‘canoe man’, can be argued to be one of those finely balanced editorial decisions. The public interest argument runs fairly straightforwardly, after all. Darwin pleaded guilty to deception in March 2008 – you will recall he went out to sea in a canoe and somehow paddled his way from the north-east to the Panama canal, suggesting he was not so dead after all. But his wife, Anne, was going to trial – a life insurance policy had been cashed in by her – and it was at that point Sky’s journalist, Gerard Tubb, was given the green light to try to access John Darwin’s email communications. As he did so, he uncovered information that made it clear that Anne Darwin was in on the plot, and having shared this with Cleveland police, the broadcaster believes it helped secure her conviction and produced a very detailed post-conviction backgrounder.”

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The Guardian, 8th April 2012

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 10th, 2012 in legislation by sally

The Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Temporary Class Drug) Order 2012

The Offshore (Oil and Gas) Installation and Pipeline Abandonment Fees Regulations 2012

The Young People’s Learning Agency Abolition (Consequential Amendments to Subordinate Legislation) (England) Order 2012

The Alternative Provision Academies and 16 to 19 Academies (Consequential Amendments to Subordinate Legislation) (England) Order 2012

The Licensing Act 2003 (Permitted Temporary Activities) (Notices) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

The Licensing Act 2003 (Persistent Selling of Alcohol to Children) (Prescribed Form of Closure Notice) Regulations 2012

The Alternative Provision Academies (Consequential Amendments to Acts) (England) Order 2012

The Offshore Installations (Safety Zones) (No.2) Order 2012

The Trade Marks and Trade Marks (Fees) (Amendment) Rules 2012

The Non-Domestic Rating and Business Rate Supplements (Deferred Payments) (England) Regulations 2012

The Localism Act 2011 (Commencement No. 5 and Transitional, Savings and Transitory Provisions) Order 2012

The Transport for Greater Manchester (Light Rapid Transit System) (Oldham, Mumps Modification) Order 2012

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Cigarette and tobacco displays banned in supermarkets – The Guardian

Posted April 10th, 2012 in advertising, health, news, smoking by sally

“Packets of cigarettes will disappear from the shelves of supermarkets in England on Friday and must stay hidden in closed cupboards, out of sight and – the government and campaigners hope – out of mind.”

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The Guardian, 5th April 2012

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted April 10th, 2012 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Nolan & Anor v R [2012] EWCA Crim 671 (04 April 2012)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Solicitors Regulation Authority v Lawrence & Anor [2012] EWCA Civ 421 (03 April 2012)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

McGrath & Anor v Dawkins & Ors [2012] EWHC B3 (QB) (30 March 2012)

Aziz v Lim [2012] EWHC 915 (QB) (05 April 2012)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Rouse Tout A Tout, R (on the application of) v London Borough of Haringey [2012] EWHC 873 (Admin) (03 April 2012)

Dudgeon Offshore Wind Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government & Ors [2012] EWHC 861 (Admin) (Hearing 23 March 2012)

Weszka, R (on the application of) v The Parole Board [2012] EWHC 827 (Admin) (05 April 2012)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Is the UK shackled by its deportation rules? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 10th, 2012 in appeals, citizenship, deportation, detention, human rights, news by sally

“In the wake of France’s apparently unencumbered expulsion of individuals on public interest grounds there has been a fresh outcry from the press about the shackles imposed by the Human Rights Convention on the UK authorities which other signatory states seem to ignore with impunity.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 7th April 2012

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Appeal court finds dishonest solicitor should have been struck off – Legal Week

Posted April 10th, 2012 in appeals, disciplinary procedures, news, professional conduct, solicitors by sally

“The Court of Appeal has ruled that a legal disciplinary body should have struck off a solicitor that had been found to have acted dishonestly.”

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Legal Week, 5th April 2012

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Special report: Rendition ordeal that raises new questions about secret trials – The Guardian

Posted April 10th, 2012 in intelligence services, Libya, news, rendition by sally

“In 2004, Fatima Bouchar and her husband, Abdel Hakim Belhaj, were detained en route to the UK, and rendered to Libya. This is the story of their imprisonment, and the trail of evidence that reveals the involvement of the British government.”

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The Guardian, 8th April 2012

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Palestinian activist wins appeal against deportation – The Guardian

Posted April 10th, 2012 in appeals, deportation, news, tribunals by sally

“The home secretary was ‘misled’ when she moved to throw a leading Palestinian activist out of the UK, according to an immigration tribunal ruling that strongly criticised her decision and found in favour of his appeal against the government’s attempts to deport him.”

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The Guardian, 9th April 2012

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Drink driving case abandoned after magistrate ‘fell asleep’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 10th, 2012 in adjournment, magistrates, news, professional conduct by sally

“A drink driving case was abandoned after a magistrate appeared to fall asleep while the defence solicitor was speaking.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th April 2012

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Abu Hamza can be extradited to US, human rights court rules – The Guardian

Posted April 10th, 2012 in appeals, extradition, human rights, news, terrorism by sally

“Abu Hamza, the radical cleric who became the face of violent extremism in Britain, can be extradited to the US to face terrorism charges, the European court of human rights has ruled.”

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The Guardian, 10th April 2012

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The dangers of data snooping – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 10th, 2012 in bills, electronic mail, human rights, internet, investigatory powers, news, privacy by sally

“Civil liberties and the coalition have been happily filling the political pages this week. The damning conclusion of the Joint Committee on Human Rights that there is no evidence to justify expanding closed proceedings (expertly dissected by Rosalind English earlier in the week) vied for column inches with leaks that the Government planned to introduce ‘real time’ monitoring of how we use the internet in the interests of national security.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 6th April 2012

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X-ray trial on asylum seekers started without formal approval – The Guardian

Posted April 10th, 2012 in asylum, children, medical ethics, news by sally

“The UK Border Agency embarked on a controversial trial of using dental x-rays to establish the age of young asylum seekers without the formal approval of the NHS watchdog which ensures medical research is ethical, the Guardian can reveal.”

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The Guardian, 5th April 2012

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UK riots: Laura Johnson faces jail, says judge – The Guardian

Posted April 10th, 2012 in burglary, handling stolen goods, news, sentencing by sally

“A millionaire’s daughter who drove a gang of looters around London during the riots last August is facing a jail sentence, a judge has said.”

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The Guardian, 5th April 2012

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