Improving the odds: how to write a good pupillage application – The Guardian

Posted April 20th, 2012 in news, pupillage by sally

“Pupillage deadline is imminent. Pupil barrister Daniel Sokol’s main advice is not to be dull.”

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The Guardian, 20th April 2012

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Prison is not working – it’s time for a rehabilitation revolution – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted April 20th, 2012 in community service, imprisonment, news, rehabilitation by sally

“For generations we have locked up people who have been convicted of committing criminal offences. It is expensive and hopeless and, for all but the most dangerous offenders, it is a waste of time and money. Countless schemes across the world have shown that cheaper community penalties have had the effect of rehabilitating offenders and reducing crime rates, as well as saving money. This month, Scotland will lead the way in proposing a radical overhaul of the treatment of female offenders that could be applied across the board.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 20th April 2012

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

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Redressing the Democratic Deficit in Human Rights – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 20th, 2012 in human rights, judicial review, news, parliament by sally

“Who should decide questions of human rights, Parliament or the courts? Is there a democratic deficit in human rights? If so, how do we go about addressing it? These are just some of the many questions asked at the conference hosted by the Arts and Humanities Council on Redressing the Democratic Deficit in Human Rights.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 20th April 2012

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Man jailed for photographing defendants in Truro court – BBC News

Posted April 20th, 2012 in contempt of court, news, photography by sally

“A man has been jailed for a day and fined £750 for contempt after taking a picture of two defendants inside a Cornwall court.”

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BBC News, 20th April 2012

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Earl of Cardigan loses paintings court battle – The Independent

Posted April 20th, 2012 in artistic works, leases, news, trusts by sally

“An aristocrat whose family name is famed for its link to the Charge of the Light Brigade today failed in a bid to prevent dozens of portraits of his ancestors being sold.”

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The Independent, 20th April 2012

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Sofyen Belamouadden stabbing: three jailed for tube station murder – The Guardian

Posted April 20th, 2012 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“Three men have been jailed for at least 18 years each for murdering a 15-year-old schoolboy at a tube station.”

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The Guardian, 20th April 2012

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Footballer rape trial: Ched Evans jailed five years, Clayton McDonald cleared – BBC News

Posted April 20th, 2012 in news, rape, sentencing by sally

“Footballer Ched Evans has been jailed for five years for raping a 19-year-old woman, while another player, Clayton McDonald, has been cleared.”

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BBC News, 20th April 2012

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Family Mediation: a safe place to have a difficult conversation – Carol Rawlence – Ministry of Justice

Posted April 20th, 2012 in dispute resolution, divorce, news by sally

“I originally came across mediation through Stephen Ruttle QC from Brick Court; he asked me to sit in on mediation and I could immediately see the positive and creative application of mediation for families. Family breakdown is not a legal issue but a relationship issue.”

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Ministry of Justice, 19th April 2012

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted April 20th, 2012 in law reports by sally

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Gutermann Messtechnik & Anor v Hartley & Anor [2012] EWHC 1013 (QB) (19 April 2012)

High Court (Administrative Court)

HA (Nigeria)), R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWHC 979 (Admin) (17 April 2012)

Wilby v The Municipal Court Prague Czech Republic [2012] EWHC 1006 (Admin) (19 April 2012)

Source: www.bailii.org

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The Law Society Family Mediation event – Ministry of Justice

Posted April 20th, 2012 in human rights, speeches by sally

“Justice Minister Jonathan Djanogly speaks at The Law Society Family Mediation event.”

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Ministry of Justice, 16th April 2012

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Command Papers – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted April 20th, 2012 in parliamentary papers by sally

Rules governing enforced removals from the UK, Cm 8342 (PDF)

Agreement between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the United States of America concerning a Hydroacoustic Monitoring Facility on Ascension Island, Cm 8340 (PDF)

UK Border Controls, Cm 8341 (PDF)

Agreement between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of Australia concerning Air Services, Cm 8343 (PDF)

Source: www.official-documents.gov.uk

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This other life – the strains of managing a work/life balance at the Bar – Legal Week

Posted April 20th, 2012 in barristers, news by sally

“Without the institutional support seen at law firms, many barristers find the feast or famine nature of the job makes the work/life balance difficult to achieve.”

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Legal Week, 20th April 2012

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Justice Secretary opening remarks to Brighton conference – Ministry of Justice

Posted April 20th, 2012 in human rights, speeches by sally

“Kenneth Clarke’s opening remarks to the Brighton conference on the European Court of Human Rights, including contribution from Lord William Wallace, FCO minister.”

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Ministry of Justice, 19th April 2012

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Why Should Family Lawyers be Interested in the Brighton Conference on the European Court of Human Rights? – Family Law Week

Posted April 20th, 2012 in families, human rights, news by sally

“Deirdre Fottrell, Barrister, of Coram Chambers considers the proposed reforms of the ECHR which are under consideration at the Brighton Conference and explains why they are of particular importance to family lawyers.”

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Family Law Week, 19th April 2012

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 20th, 2012 in legislation by sally

The Sexual Offences (Northern Ireland) Order 2008

The School Governance (Federations) (England) Regulations 2012

The School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012

The General Osteopathic Council (Application for Registration and Fees) (Amendment) Rules Order of Council 2012

The Education Act 2011 (Commencement No. 4 and Transitional and Savings Provisions) Order 2012

The Wireless Telegraphy (Licence Charges) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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View from Brighton offers little cheer for Abu Qatada – The Guardian

Posted April 20th, 2012 in deportation, human rights, news, terrorism by sally

“If Strasbourg turns him down, the cleric could be deported more quickly than if he’d gone to the English appeal courts.”

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The Guardian, 19th April 2012

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BOA expects to lose court battle with Wada over drugs ban – BBC News

Posted April 20th, 2012 in drug abuse, news, sport by sally

“The British Olympic Association (BOA) believes it is likely to lose its legal battle with the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada), BBC Sport understands.”

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BBC News, 20th April 2012

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UK vs. Strasbourg: don’t believe the hype – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 20th, 2012 in human rights, news, statistics by sally

“The Abu Qatada deadline debacle has once again thrust the European Court of Human Rights – and in particular, its relationship with the UK – into unwanted controversy just as European representatives gathered in Brighton to debate the Court’s future. This new fracas over the deportation of Abu Qatada has acted as a lightning rod for well-rehearsed criticisms of the Strasbourg Court – that it is a ‘meddling pseudo-judiciary’ and the enforcer of a villains’ charter.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 20th April 2012

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Commission publishes research on European Court of Human Rights judgments relating to UK government – Equality and Human Rights Commission

Posted April 20th, 2012 in human rights, news, statistics by sally

“Research released by the Commission at this week’s Brighton conference on the European Court of Human Rights, shows that just a tiny minority of rulings by the Strasbourg Court are against the UK government.”

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Equality and Human Rights Commission, 19th April 2012

Source: www.equalityhumanrights.com

Related link: The UK and the European Court of Human Rights (PDF)

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Our criminal review body has led to dozens of convictions quashed – The Guardian

Posted April 20th, 2012 in Criminal Cases Review Commission, miscarriage of justice, news by sally

“The Home Office had abjectly failed victims of miscarriage. The CCRC is putting that right.”

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The Guardian, 19th April 2012

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