Law criminalising squatting to be challenged in court by cottage dweller – The Guardian

Posted September 3rd, 2012 in Crown Prosecution Service, homelessness, news, police, squatting by tracey

“Irene Gardiner bringing case against Crown Prosecution Service and police over law change that could make her homeless.”

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The Guardian, 31st August 2012

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ABI sues over personal injury judgment that changes damages policy – The Lawyer

Posted September 3rd, 2012 in appeals, damages, insurance, news, personal injuries by tracey

“The Association of British Insurers (ABI) is preparing to go into battle with the claimant lobby after the Court of Appeal (CoA) said damages should be raised by 10 per cent from April next year.”

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The Lawyer, 3rd September 2012

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted September 3rd, 2012 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

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

High Court (Administrative Court)

European Metal Recycling Ltd, R (on the application of) v The Environment Agency [2012] EWHC 2361 (Admin) (31 August 2012)

TS v London Borough of Croydon [2012] EWHC 2389 (Admin) (29 August 2012)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Berezovsky v Abramovich (Summary) [2012] EWHC B15 (Ch) (31 August 2012)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted September 3rd, 2012 in legislation by tracey

The Education Act 2011 (Commencement No. 5) Order 2012

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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New guidance launched to tackle ‘beds in sheds’ – Home Office

Posted September 3rd, 2012 in immigration, landlord & tenant, planning, press releases by tracey

“The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has contributed to new guidance to help local authorities deal with rogue landlords and the issue of migrants living in illegally-built outhouses known as ‘beds in sheds’.”

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Home Office, 31st August 2012

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

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Home Office to correct anomaly of historic convictions for gay sex – The Guardian

Posted September 3rd, 2012 in criminal records, homosexuality, news, sexual offences by tracey

“Thousands of men with historic convictions for consensual gay sex will be able to apply to have these records deleted from October, as the Home Office begins to correct an anomaly in the criminal records system.”

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The Guardian, 2nd September 2012

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Sex offender registration appeals introduced – BBC News

Posted September 3rd, 2012 in appeals, human rights, news, sexual offences by tracey

“Sex offenders in England and Wales can now appeal against staying on the sex offenders register for life – 15 years to the day since it was introduced.”

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BBC News, 1st September 2012

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Teaching assistant flashed 13-year-old boy on webcam – Daily Telegraph

“A woman teaching assistant who bared her breasts on a computer webcam to a 13-year-old schoolboy and later had sex with him in a field has been jailed for three-and-and-a-half years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 31st August 2012

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Doctors told to quiz five-year-olds about abuse – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 3rd, 2012 in child abuse, child neglect, doctors, news by tracey

“Doctors should talk to children as young as five alone if they suspect they are at risk of neglect or abuse, under new guidance.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd September 2012

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Inquiry into 2005 police shooting of ‘unarmed’ man – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 3rd, 2012 in coroners, evidence, homicide, inquests, inquiries, news, police by tracey

“An inquiry into the death of a 24-year-old who was shot six times by a police officer is due to begin today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd September 2012

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Tony Nicklinson’s family back call to carry on legal fight with new claimant – The Guardian

Posted September 3rd, 2012 in assisted suicide, euthanasia, evidence, news, public interest, Supreme Court by tracey

“Lawyers of man with locked-in syndrome who died after losing legal bid to end his life say much of their evidence was not heard.”

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The Guardian, 1st September 2012

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Christian rights cases go before Strasbourg court – The Guardian

“The freedom of Christians to wear crosses at work and to refuse to support same-sex relationships will come under international legal scrutiny at the European court of human rights this week.”

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The  Guardian, 2nd September 2012

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Prof John Tulloch, 7/7 London bomb survivor, fights to stay in UK – BBC News

Posted September 3rd, 2012 in citizenship, deportation, immigration, news, passports by tracey

“A professor who was injured in the London 7/7 bombings says he fears he might lose his right to stay in the UK.”

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BBC News, 2nd September 2012

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House fire couple’s insurance battle over ‘occupancy’ – BBC News

Posted September 3rd, 2012 in complaints, financial advice, financial services ombudsman, fire, insurance, news by tracey

“Not living full-time in your home can invalidate your insurance, as one couple found out when fire devastated their property during renovation work.”

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BBC News, 2nd September 2012

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Royal powers of veto over laws to be made public – The Independent

Posted September 3rd, 2012 in disclosure, freedom of information, news, parliament, royal family, veto by tracey

“Details of secret powers held by senior members of the Royal Family granting veto over Government legislation could me made public after a decision by the Information Commissioner.”

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The Independent, 1st September 2012

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