College of Law sale prompts call for private equity veto – The Guardian

Posted April 17th, 2012 in charities, legal education, news, private equity, universities by sally

“The government is being urged to prevent universities being bought by private equity firms after the College of Law, a charity that provides teaches law courses in London and six other cities across England, was sold to a private equity firm for £200m.”

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The Guardian, 17th April 2012

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Caretaker Austin Kelly jailed over child abuse – The Independent

Posted April 17th, 2012 in child abuse, news, sentencing by sally

“A caretaker who systematically abused numerous young boys over a 30-year period has been branded a ‘depraved, predatory’ paedophile and jailed for 13-and-a-half years.”

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The Independent, 17th April 2012

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Sexual offender prisoners were unlawfully denied certain privileges under prison rules – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 17th, 2012 in news, prisons, rehabilitation, sexual offences by sally

“Hard on the heels of MP comes another case on the unlawful restriction of discretion with regard to prison rules (see my post on that decision). This case concerned national policy relating to prison incentives and the earned privileges scheme (IEP). The scheme gave enhanced status to convicted sex offenders who had been assessed as unready for a sexual offences training programme.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 17th April 2012

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Southeastern trains prosecuted for train overshooting station by more than two miles – The Independent

Posted April 17th, 2012 in health & safety, news, railways by sally

“A rail company is to be prosecuted after one of its trains overshot a station by nearly two-and-a-half miles.”

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The Independent, 17th April 2012

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Abu Qatada can be deported to Jordan, says Theresa May – The Guardian

Posted April 17th, 2012 in deportation, human rights, news, terrorism by sally

“The home secretary has ordered that the radical Islamist cleric Abu Qatada be deported to Jordan at the end of the month.”

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The Guardian, 17th April 2012

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 17th, 2012 in legislation by sally

The School Discipline (Pupil Exclusions and Reviews) (England) Regulations 2012

The Education (Penalty Notices) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

The Child Benefit and Guardian’s Allowance (Administration) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

The Food Hygiene (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

The Firefighters’ Pension (Wales) Scheme (Contributions) (Amendment) Order 2012

The Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Wales) (Contributions) (Amendment) Order 2012

The Mobile Homes Act 1983 (Jurisdiction of Residential Property Tribunals) (Wales) Order 2012

The Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011 (Commencement No.4) Order 2012

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Protester receives Olympics asbo – The Guardian

Posted April 17th, 2012 in ASBOs, demonstrations, news, sport by sally

“An activist who took part in a protest against the construction of an Olympic facility says he has been handed a court order banning him from approaching any Olympic venue, activity or official.”

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The Guardian, 17th April 2012

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Former Nigeria governor James Ibori jailed for 13 years – BBC News

Posted April 17th, 2012 in conspiracy, fraud, money laundering, news, sentencing by sally

“A former London DIY store cashier who became governor of an oil-rich Nigerian state has been jailed for 13 years for fraud totalling nearly £50m ($77m).”

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BBC News, 17th April 2012

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British plan to reform human rights court under scrutiny – The Guardian

Posted April 17th, 2012 in courts, human rights, news, treaties by sally

“Last-minute negotiations over the text of controversial British plans to reform the European court of human rights (ECHR) are focusing on the criteria for screening out cases and the leeway each country is permitted to interpret convention laws differently.”

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The Guardian, 17th April 2012

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Gas fitter Andrew Hartley jailed over Zoe Anderson’s death – BBC News

Posted April 17th, 2012 in health & safety, homicide, negligence, news, sentencing by sally

“A gas fitter has been jailed for three years for the manslaughter of a woman who died of carbon monoxide poisoning.”

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BBC News, 17th April 2012

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Teenager sentenced over death of pensioner during Ealing riots – The Guardian

“The teenager who killed pensioner Richard Mannington Bowes during the summer riots has been sentenced to eight years’ detention.”

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The Guardian, 17th April 2012

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Local’s legal challenge to save badgers dismissed – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 17th, 2012 in environmental protection, evidence, news, planning by sally

“An environmental campaigner’s legal challenge to a housing development has failed.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th April 2012

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted April 17th, 2012 in news by sally

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

BUQ v HRE [2012] EWHC 774 (QB) (29 March 2012)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Wainhomes (South West) Holdings Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government & Anor [2012] EWHC 914 (Admin) (04 April 2012)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Bar Council Calls on Government to Accept Vital Legal Aid Amendments – The Bar Council

Posted April 17th, 2012 in bills, legal aid, news by sally

“As the House of Commons prepares today to consider amendments passed in the House of Lords to the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders (LASPO) Bill, the Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, has called on the Government to accept these vital changes.”

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The Bar Council, 17th April 2012

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Refusal of child care leave to female prisoners was unlawful, rules High Court – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 17th, 2012 in human rights, news, parental rights, prisons, women by sally

“The prison authorities had acted unlawfully in restricting childcare resettlement leave to prisoners who were within two years of their release date and had been allocated to ‘open’ conditions.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 16th April 2012

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Victims of overseas terrorism – Ministry of Justice

Posted April 17th, 2012 in compensation, news, terrorism, victims by sally

“The Government has opened an ex gratia scheme to make payments to victims of terrorism who were injured in incidents outside the UK on or after 1 January 2002 and who continue to have an ongoing disability as a direct result of the injuries they sustained. From Monday 16 April 2012 victims will be able to apply for a payment under this scheme.”

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Ministry of Justice, 16th April 2012

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Interpreting error leads to £25,000 retrial costs – The Lawyer

Posted April 17th, 2012 in costs, interpreters, news, retrials by sally

“A trial at a London court collapsed last Friday after it was revealed that an interpreter employed by Applied Language Solutions had made a grave interpreting error.”

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The Lawyer, 17th April 2012

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Tony Nicklinson questions Lord Falconer over right to die report – BBC News

Posted April 17th, 2012 in assisted suicide, euthanasia, news, reports by sally

“A man from Wiltshire who has ‘locked-in syndrome’ has asked for an explanation on why he should not be allowed to die.”

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BBC News, 16th April 2012

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Police watchdog launches review of Met racism complaints – The Guardian

Posted April 17th, 2012 in complaints, London, news, police, racism by sally

“The police watchdog has announced a review into mounting complaints about racism in the Metropolitan police, warning that they probably suggest a ‘much wider disaffection and dissatisfaction’ with the force.”

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The Guardian, 16th April 2012

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An appeasement approach in the European Court of Human Rights? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 17th, 2012 in constitutional reform, courts, human rights, news by sally

“This piece asks whether, in the light of UK proposals for the reform of the ECtHR, and in the wake of the outcry in the UK over the Qatada decision (Othman v UK), the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) is taking an approach that looks like one of appeasement of certain signatory states.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 17th April 2012

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