Judge spares benefit cheat due to high costs of imprisonment – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 10th, 2012 in benefits, community service, costs, fraud, judges, news, prisons, sentencing by tracey

“A notorious ‘soft touch’ judge spares a benefits cheat from prison after claiming the £38,000 cost of locking him up would be the same as the amount he had swindled.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th September 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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BAILII: recent Decisions

Posted September 10th, 2012 in law reports by tracey

High Court (Administrative Court)

Abdullah v General Medical Council [2012] EWHC 2506 (Admin) (07 September 2012)

Arogundade R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills [2012] EWHC 2502 (Admin) (07 September 2012)

Federal Public Prosecutor, Brussels, Belgium v Bartlett [2012] EWHC 2480 (Admin) (07 September 2012)

Matin v University College London [2012] EWHC 2474 (Admin) (05 September 2012)

Keyu & Ors v Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs & Anor [2012] EWHC 2445 (Admin) (04 September 2012)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Brit Inns Ltd & Anor v BDW Trading Ltd (No 2) [2012] EWHC 2489 (TCC) (07 September 2012)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Pioneer Hi Bred Italia Srl v Ministero delle Politiche agricole alimentari e forestali – WLR Daily

Posted September 10th, 2012 in agriculture, EC law, environmental health, food, law reports by tracey

Pioneer Hi Bred Italia Srl v Ministero delle Politiche agricole alimentari e forestali: (Case C-36/11);   [2012] WLR (D)  262

“The cultivation of genetically modified organisms such as the MON 810 maize varieties could not be made subject to a national authorisation procedure when the use and marketing of those varieties were authorised pursuant to article 20 of Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of 22 September 2003 on genetically modified food and feed and where those varieties had been accepted for inclusion in the common catalogue provided for in Council Directive 2002/53/EC of 13 June 2002 on the common catalogue of varieties of agricultural plant species as amended by Regulation No 1829/2003.”

WLR Daily, 6th September 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted September 10th, 2012 in legislation by tracey

The Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (Relevant Official Records) Order 2012

The Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2012

The Removal and Disposal of Vehicles (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2012

The Immigration and Nationality (Cost Recovery Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

The National Health Service (Primary Dental Services) (Amendments Related to Units of Dental Activity) Regulations 2012

The Police and Crime Panels (Precepts and Chief Constable Appointments) Regulations 2012

The Teachers’ Pensions (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2012

The Designation of Schools Having a Religious Character (Independent Schools) (England) (No. 2) Order 2012

The Insolvency Practitioners and Insolvency Services Account (Fees) (Amendment) Order 2012

The Cosmetic Products (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

The European Communities (Iron and Steel Employees Re-adaptation Benefits Scheme) (No. 2) (Revocation) Regulations 2012

The Schools Forums (England) Regulations 2012

The Terrorism Act 2000 and Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Business in the Regulated Sector) (No.2) Order 2012

The Money Laundering (Amendment) Regulations 2012

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

 

 

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Command Papers – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted September 10th, 2012 in parliamentary papers by tracey

The Government response to the report by David Anderson Q.C. seventh report of the Independent Reviewer pursuant to section 14(3) of the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005, Cm 8443 (PDF)

Source: www.official-documents.gov.uk

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Alvi judgement – how to handle cases – UK Border Agency

Posted September 10th, 2012 in appeals, immigration, judgments, reports by tracey

“Guidance for caseworkers on deciding applications, responding to legal challenges and reconsideration requests.”

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UK Border Agency, 7th September 2012

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

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Are Christians really marginalised in this country? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted September 10th, 2012 in belief discrimination, Christianity, human rights, news by tracey

“We will have to wait some time before Strasbourg hands down its judgment in the religious discrimination cases it heard earlier this week. Whatever the outcome – which is perhaps predictable – the Court’s ruling will have a significant influence on the place of religion in public life and on how the relationship between religion and the state should be structured to reflect the aims of fairness and mutual respect envisaged in the Convention.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 7th September 2012

Source: http://ukhumanrightsblog.com

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Finance and Divorce September Update – Family Law Week

Posted September 10th, 2012 in civil partnerships, divorce, family courts, financial provision, news by tracey

“Anna Heenan, solicitor and David Salter, Joint Head of Family Law at Mills & Reeve LLP analyse July’s financial remedies and divorce news and cases.”

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Family Law Week, 7th September 2012

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

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George Evans jailed for drug dealing and money laundering – BBC News

Posted September 10th, 2012 in conspiracy, drug trafficking, money laundering, news, proceeds of crime, sentencing by tracey

“A great-grandfather has been jailed for 18 years after he was found guilty of drug dealing and money laundering.”

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BBC News, 7th September 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Ambulance boss Robert King struck off after concealing murder conviction – BBC News

Posted September 10th, 2012 in criminal records, disciplinary procedures, disqualification, news by tracey

“An ambulance manager has been struck off by a health regulator after failing to declare a murder conviction.”

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BBC New, 7th September 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Copycat criminal who tried to blackmail Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 10th, 2012 in blackmail, news, sentencing by tracey

“A copycat criminal who tried to blackmail Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone for £200,000 in a ‘hopeless and hapless’ plot was jailed for five years today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th September 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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New rules to end secrecy over safety of medical implants – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 10th, 2012 in cosmetic surgery, disclosure, EC law, news by tracey

“New rules to end the secrecy over the safety of devices such as hip replacements and breast implants are being drawn up after a series of scandals.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th September 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Jealous teenager who stabbed girlfriend 60 times jailed for life – The Guardian

Posted September 10th, 2012 in domestic violence, murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

“A teenager brutally stabbed his 15-year-old girlfriend 60 times in her head, neck and upper chest with two different knives, following arguments over his jealousy. Andrew Hall, 18, who attended Stoke City academy, the youth development part of Stoke City Football Club, pleaded guilty to murder on Friday at Luton crown court. Judge Richard Foster jailed him for life, with a minimum of 10 years.”

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The Guardian, 7th September 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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This spying bill is against privacy and democracy. And it won’t work – The Observer

“Should the Communications Data Bill become law, it will be an intervention too far from the surveillance state.”

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The Observer, 9th September 2012

Source: http://observer.guardian.co.uk

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Tony Nicklinson’s widow appeals over right-to-die ruling – BBC News

Posted September 10th, 2012 in appeals, assisted suicide, euthanasia, news by tracey

“The wife of Tony Nicklinson, a man with locked-in syndrome who died a week after losing a legal bid to end his life, is to appeal against the ruling.”

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BBC News, 7th September 21012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Irfan Patel: Blackburn mosque torture teacher sentenced – BBC News

Posted September 10th, 2012 in child cruelty, Islam, news, suspended sentences, teachers, torture by tracey

“A religious teacher at a Lancashire mosque who admitted using torture techniques on four children has been given a suspended sentence.”

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BBC News, 7th September 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Royal Mail staff given access to confidential medical details – The Independent

Posted September 10th, 2012 in benefits, confidentiality, documents, news, postal service by tracey

“Confidential medical information from sick and disabled people applying for welfare benefits is opened and sorted by Royal Mail staff on behalf of the Government without the claimant’s knowledge or consent, The Independent can reveal.”

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The Independent, 8th September 2012

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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Former Met chief launches attack on justice system – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 10th, 2012 in burglary, criminal justice, news, police, victims by tracey

“The former commissioner of the Metropolitan Police has launched a strong attack on Britain’s ‘perverse’ criminal justice system.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th September 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Teachers ‘face sack’ for refusing to endorse gay marriage – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 10th, 2012 in homosexuality, marriage, news, teachers by tracey

“Schools will be within their statutory rights to dismiss staff that wilfully fail to use stories or textbooks promoting same-sex weddings, it is claimed. Aidan O’Neill, a senior QC and expert on religious freedom and human rights, also warned that parents who object to gay marriage being taught to their children will have no right to withdraw their child from lessons.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th September 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

 

 

 

 

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