Developers accused of killing Sandbanks trees have convictions overturned – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 31st, 2012 in appeals, criminal damage, news, no case to answer, trees by tracey

“Two property developers found guilty of killing trees to make way for their £11 million Sandbanks development have had their convictions overturned – after a judge ruled their alleged motive was not relevant to the case.”

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Daily Telegraph, 31st August 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Wheelchair faker scammed £1.8 million in disabled grants to fund champagne lifestyle – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 31st, 2012 in benefits, conspiracy, fraud, news, sentencing by tracey

“A benefits cheat who pretended to need a wheelchair used £1.8 million of grants to fund a lifestyle of scuba diving, penthouses and top of the range cars.”

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Daily Telegraph, 31st August 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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St Leonards dog attacks owner Spencer Brown jailed – BBC News

Posted August 31st, 2012 in dogs, news, sentencing by tracey

“A man whose out-of-control dogs attacked 10 people in the street has been jailed for 12 months.”

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BBC News, 31st August 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Abramovich wins biggest private court case in history – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 31st, 2012 in corruption, evidence, news, witnesses by tracey

“Roman Abramovich has won his $6.5bn legal battle with his former mentor and business partner, in the biggest private court case in British legal history.”

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Daily Telegraph, 31st August 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Squatting: The MoJ Guide – Nearly-Legal

Posted August 31st, 2012 in landlord & tenant, news, squatting by tracey

“With the new legislation criminalising squatting due to come into force at the weekend (presumably to catch out those sunday morning squatters!) the Ministry of Justice has issued a circular to Judges, Courts, and the Police.”

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NearlyLegal, 31st August 2012

Source: www.nearlylegal.co.uk/blog

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Lawyers berate new law criminalising squatters – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 31st, 2012 in landlord & tenant, news, squatting by tracey

“Lawyers have branded as ‘headline-grabbing’ and unnecessary the introduction of a new criminal offence of squatting, warning that it could harm vulnerable people. But the government is unrepentant, declaring that the move signals the end of ‘squatters’ rights’.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 31st August 2012

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted August 31st, 2012 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

K (Children), Re [2012] EWCA Civ 1169 (30 August 2012)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Morgan, R. v [2012] EWCA Crim 1939 (24 August 2012)

Source: www.bailii.org

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SerVaas Inc v Rafidain Bank – WLR Daily

Posted August 31st, 2012 in debts, enforcement, international law, law reports, state immunity, third parties by tracey

SerVaas Inc v Rafidain Bank: [2012] UKSC 40;   [2012] WLR (D)  257

“Whether property was ‘for the time being in use or intended for use for commercial purposes’ within the meaning of section 13(4) of the State Immunity Act 1978 did not depend on the property’s origin but on the use to which the state had chosen to put it.”

WLR Daily, 17th August 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Regina (T) v Merton London Borough Council – WLR Daily

Regina (T) v Merton London Borough Council: [2012] EWHC 2055 (Admin);   [2012] WLR (D)  256

“Paragraph 65 of the Special Guardianship Guidance required a local authority to consider the National Fostering Network’s minimum allowances paid in relation to foster carers and to use them as a starting point when determining the level of financial support payable to a person acting in the capacity of a special guardian pursuant to the provisions of section 14F of the Children Act 1989 and the Special Guardianship Regulations 2005 (SI 2005/1109).”

WLR Daily, 25th July 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted August 31st, 2012 in legislation by tracey

The Civil Procedure (Amendment No.2) Rules 2012

The Education and Skills Act 2008 (Commencement No. 8) Order 2012

The Wireless Telegraphy (Spectrum Trading) Regulations 2012

The Wireless Telegraphy (Register) Regulations 2012

The Equality Act 2010 (Commencement No. 10) Order 2012

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Homeowners protected, squatters criminalised – Ministry of Justice

Posted August 31st, 2012 in landlord & tenant, press releases, squatting by tracey

“Homeowners are to receive better protection as squatting in residential buildings becomes a criminal offence for the first time in England and Wales from tomorrow, 1 September, Justice Minister Crispin Blunt said.”

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Ministry of Justice, 31st August 2012

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

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O2 to challenge Ofcom’s 4G auction decision – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 31st, 2012 in competition, internet, news, telecommunications by tracey

“Mobile phone operator O2 will appeal against Ofcom’s decision to allow a rival firm to launch superfast broadband services later this year using its existing network capabilities, according to media reports.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 30th August 2012

Source: www.out-law.com

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Government to introduce fixed caps on parties’ costs in environmental judicial review proceedings from December – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 31st, 2012 in costs, environmental protection, judicial review, news by tracey

“The Government plans to introduce a cap on the extent to which the losing party to an environmental challenge will be expected to cover the winning party’s legal costs.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 31st August 2012

Source: www.out-law.com

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The Assange case: defining rape and consent – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted August 31st, 2012 in consent, extradition, news, rape by tracey

“Last week the heat of the rape debate reached boiling point when, here in the UK, MP George Galloway made a video cast commenting on sexual allegations made against Julian Assange.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 30th August 2012

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

 

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Serious Fraud Office investigating Barclays payments to Qatar – The Guardian

Posted August 31st, 2012 in banking, fees, financial regulation, fraud, news by tracey

“The Serious Fraud Office has launched an investigation into payments made after Barclays tapped Middle Eastern investors for emergency funds in 2008.”

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The Guardian, 30th August 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Child sex abuse inquiry damns Chichester church’s local safeguarding – The Guardian

Posted August 31st, 2012 in child abuse, clergy, inquiries, news by tracey

“An inquiry into child sex abuse by Church of England clergy in Chichester has found many children suffered ‘abiding hurt and damage’ because local safeguarding measures had fallen ‘woefully short’ for two decades.”

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The Guardian, 31st August 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Squatting set to become a criminal offence – BBC News

Posted August 31st, 2012 in landlord & tenant, news, squatting by tracey

“Squatting in a residential building in England and Wales becomes a criminal offence on Saturday, meaning squatters would face jail or a fine.”

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BBC News, 31st August 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Nurse who stabbed her four-year-old to death gets 12 years – Daily Telegraph

“A nurse who stabbed her four-year-old daughter to death before attempting to kill herself has been jailed for 12 years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 31st August 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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GB cyclist Simon Richardson: Crash driver Adams jailed – BBC News

Posted August 30th, 2012 in alcohol abuse, bicycles, dangerous driving, disabled persons, news, sentencing by tracey

“A drunk driver who ploughed into and critically injured a Paralympic champion cyclist who was out training for the 2012 Games has been jailed.”

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BBC News, 30th August 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Pig’s head at Cheltenham mosque: Simon Parkes jailed – BBC News

Posted August 30th, 2012 in armed forces, criminal damage, news, racism, sentencing by tracey

“A former soldier who tied a pig’s head to the gates of a Cheltenham mosque has been jailed for four months.”

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BBC News, 30th August 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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