Phone-hacking investigations and prosecutions ‘could take three years’ – The Guardian

Posted September 4th, 2012 in interception, media, news, police, telecommunications, trials by tracey

“Senior Scotland Yard officer Stephen Kavanagh is to take over Sue Akers’s role overseeing the investigations into phone hacking and other alleged illegal activities by journalists, with the police budgeting for the process to last another three years and cost about £40m.”

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The Guardian, 4th September 2012

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High Court rejects probe into Malayan Emergency ‘massacre’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 4th, 2012 in appeals, armed forces, inquiries, news by tracey

“Campaigners calling for an official investigation into the alleged massacre of 24 Malaysian rubber plantation workers by British troops more than 60 years ago lost a High Court fight today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th September 2012

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Command Papers – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted September 4th, 2012 in parliamentary papers by tracey

Draft legislation on reform of provision for children and young people with special educational needs, Cm 8438 (PDF)

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Damian Green addresses Parliament about London Met – Home Office

Posted September 4th, 2012 in immigration, press releases, universities, visas by tracey

“Damian Green answers an urgent question on London Metropolitan University in Parliament.”

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Home Office, 3rd September 2012

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New Equality and Diversity Rules for barristers are now in force – Bar Standards Board

Posted September 4th, 2012 in barristers, codes of practice, diversity, equality, press releases by tracey

“New Equality and Diversity rules for self-employed barristers are now in force.”

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Bar Standards Board, 3rd September 2012

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International Children Law Update: August 2012 – Family Law Week

Posted September 4th, 2012 in children, custody, international law, news, residence orders, treaties by tracey

“Jacqueline Renton of 4 Paper Buildings, reviews the latest key decisions in international children law.”

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Family Law week, 3rd September 2012

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Draft legislation on family justice published – Family Law Week

Posted September 4th, 2012 in case management, divorce, family courts, news, parliamentary papers, residence orders by tracey

“The Government has published draft legislation on family justice for pre-legislative scrutiny.”

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Draft legislation

Family Law Week, 4th September 2012

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Nick Clegg confirms Lords reforms have been officially withdrawn – BBC News

Posted September 4th, 2012 in constitutional reform, elections, news, parliament by tracey

“The government has officially withdrawn proposed legislation for elections to the House of Lords after admitting defeat over the plans last month.”

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BBC News, 3rd September 2012

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Telegraph defends royal hairdresser libel case via Early Resolution scheme – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 4th, 2012 in arbitration, defamation, media, news by tracey

“The Daily Telegraph has successfully defended a libel action over an article about the Duchess of Cambridge’s hair, which was heard by an independent arbitrator rather than a high court judge.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd September 2012

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Drop in defamation cases may be due to Leveson inquiry – The Guardian

Posted September 4th, 2012 in defamation, inquiries, media, news, trials by tracey

“The Leveson inquiry into press standards helped drive the number of defamation cases against British newspapers and broadcasters to a five-year low in the 12 months to May 2012, according to a leading legal publisher.”

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The Guardian, 3rd September 2012

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Kyle Bates Swansea heroin death: Helen Harding jailed – BBC News

Posted September 4th, 2012 in drug abuse, homicide, inquests, news, perjury, sentencing by tracey

“A woman who injected a 16-year-old boy with heroin and then lied about it at his inquest has been jailed for three years at Swansea Crown Court.”

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BBC News, 3rd September 2012

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Paul Smith given Asbo over bomb-making hobby – BBC News

Posted September 4th, 2012 in ASBOs, drug offences, explosives, news by tracey

“A man who had a ‘bomb workshop’ at his Hull home has been given a 10-year anti-social behaviour order banning him from owning certain fireworks.”

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BBC News, 3rd September 2012

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