Christopher Hunnisett guilty of murdering Peter Bick – BBC News

Posted May 11th, 2012 in murder, news by tracey

“A man who was acquitted of murdering a vicar who he claimed abused him has been found guilty of killing a supermarket worker who he had sex with.”

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BBC News, 11th May 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Stephen Lawrence murder: Police corruption inquiry – BBC News

Posted May 11th, 2012 in bribery, corruption, inquiries, murder, news, police by tracey

“Scotland Yard has called in the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) to review fresh allegations of corruption in the Stephen Lawrence murder inquiry.”

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BBC News, 11th May 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Difference between an excellent pupillage interview and a good one – The Guardian

Posted May 11th, 2012 in legal education, news, pupillage by tracey

“Stay focused, appear reasonable and craft an anecdote. And try to be likable.”

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The Guardian, 8th May 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

 

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David Oakes jailed for ex partner and daughter murders – BBC News

Posted May 11th, 2012 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

“A ‘domineering’ man is to spend the rest of life in prison for murdering his ex-partner and their daughter.”

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BBC News, 11th May 2012

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Extremist behind ‘gay-free zone’ posters jailed for possessing al Qaeda literature – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 11th, 2012 in criminal damage, news, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

“A perfume salesman who painted burqas on scantily clad women on advertising posters and stuck ‘gay-free zone’ posters on London’s Brick Lane was today jailed for 14 months for possessing terrorist literature.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th May 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Tina Nash eye-gouge attacker Shane Jenkin jailed indefinitely – BBC News

Posted May 11th, 2012 in assault, grievous bodily harm, news, sentencing by tracey

“A man who blinded his girlfriend by gouging her eyes has been jailed indefinitely.”

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BBC News, 11th May 2012

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Grieve spells out ‘modernise or die’ message to adversarial system – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 11th, 2012 in criminal justice, legal profession, news, solicitors by tracey

“The adversarial criminal justice system will survive only if practitioners embrace modernisation, the attorney general warned solicitors last week.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 10th May 2012

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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Lawyers give muted response to legislative plans in Queen’s Speech – The Lawyer

Posted May 11th, 2012 in bills, legal profession, news, speeches by tracey

“Competition reform, secret courts and changes to defamation pricked the ears of lawyers during the Queen’s Speech yesterday.”

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The Lawyer, 10th May 2012

Source: www.thelawyer.com

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Matthew Wright investigated over disability slurs in TV poll – The Guardian

Posted May 11th, 2012 in complaints, disabled persons, media, news by tracey

“Matthew Wright’s Channel 5 daytime show is being investigated by Ofcom over a survey that used the words ‘mong’, ‘spaz’ and ‘retard’.”

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The Guardian, 10th May 2012

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Site allocation challenge failed – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 11th, 2012 in local government, news, planning, time limits by tracey

“A Yorkshire landowner Edward Barker has lost his challenge against Hambleton District Council’s decision not to allocate his land for housing development, because his claim was too late.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th May 2012

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High Court breaks down application of database rights for ‘factual data’ recorded from football games – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 11th, 2012 in copyright, database right, EC law, intellectual property, news, sport by tracey

“Individuals who access information about football goals that is stored in a database do not infringe on the database rights of football authorities, the High Court has ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th May 2012

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted May 11th, 2012 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Divsion)

Nokia OYJ (Nokia Corporation) v IPCom GmbH & Co Kg [2012] EWCA Civ 567 (10 May 2012)

Humber Oil Terminals Trustee Ltd v Associated British Ports [2012] EWCA Civ 596 (10 May 2012)

PHI Group Ltd v Robert West Consulting Ltd [2012] EWCA Civ 588 (10 May 2012)

High Court (Administrative Court)

LK (Somalia)), R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWHC 1229 (Admin) (10 May 2012)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Singla v Stockler & Anor [2012] EWHC 1176 (Ch) (10 May 2012)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Hunt v Times Newspapers Ltd [2012] EWHC 1220 (QB) (10 May 2012)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted May 11th, 2012 in legislation by tracey

The Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 2) Order 2012

The Export Control (Iran Sanctions) Order 2012

The Penalty Charges Enforcement (London) Regulations 2012

The Environmental Offences (Fixed Penalties) (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

The Environmental Protection Act 1990 (Amendment of Fixed Penalty Amount) (England) Order 2012

The Finance Act 2004, Section 180(5) (Modification) Regulations 2012

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Helena Partnerships Ltd v Revenue and Customs Commissioners (Attorney General intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted May 11th, 2012 in appeals, charities, corporation tax, housing, law reports by tracey

Helena Partnerships Ltd v Revenue and Customs Commissioners (Attorney General intervening): [2012] EWCA Civ 569;  [2012] WLR (D)  142

“The provision of housing accommodation was, and could only be, a charitable purpose if it was justified as charitable in respect of the direct benefit provided. It could only be so justified if it was provided to meet a relevant need of the class eligible to occupy it so as to fall within the spirit and intendment of the preamble to the Statute of Charitable Uses 1601 (‘the Statute of Elizabeth’) either directly or by analogy.”

WLR Daily, 9th May 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Command Papers – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted May 11th, 2012 in parliamentary papers by tracey

Government response to the Public Administration Select Committee report on the future oversight of administrative justice system, Cm 8354 (PDF)

Source: www.official-documents.gov.uk

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In support of business dispute resolution – Ministry of Justice

Posted May 11th, 2012 in costs, dispute resolution, news by tracey

“Paul Turner, who leads on conciliation and mediation at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, explains why they are supporting the business dispute resolution commitment, part of reforms outlined in ‘Justice for business: supporting business and promoting growth’.”

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Ministry of Justice, 10th May 2012

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Cameras in court plans revealed – Ministry of Justice

Posted May 11th, 2012 in bills, courts, media, press releases by tracey

“Courts in England and Wales will be more publicly accessible than ever before when television broadcasting is introduced, Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke said today.”

Full press release, 10th May 2012

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

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ICO says Government still to make the case for greater police communications monitoring powers – OUT-LAW.com

“The case for law enforcement to be given enhanced powers to monitor individuals’ internet communications has still to be made, the UK’s privacy watchdog has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th May 2012

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Taxpayers can rely on concession unless it is publicly withdrawn, rules court – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 11th, 2012 in HM Revenue & Customs, judicial review, news, taxation by tracey

“Taxpayers are entitled to rely on a concession made by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) in a formal publication unless and until the concession is publicly withdrawn, according to the High Court.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th May 2012

Source: www.out-law.ocm

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How to make a truly fair libel law – The Guardian

Posted May 11th, 2012 in bills, defamation, freedom of expression, news by tracey

“Libel law is meant to protect the reputation of individuals, not corporations. The defamation bill must redress the balance.”

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The Guardian, 10th May 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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