‘The disappeared’: prisoners on indeterminate sentences – The Guardian

Posted September 18th, 2012 in human rights, news, sentencing by sally

“The European court of human rights has ruled that indeterminate prison sentences (IPPs) breached prisoner’s human rights. There are over 6,000 IPP prisoners in England and Wales currently without a release date, leading a senior high court judge to describe them as ‘the disappeared’. 3,500 of these prisoners have already served their time but have no idea when they will leave prison.”

Full story

The Guardian, 18th September 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off

Prince Charles’s letters to ministers should be disclosed, judges rule – The Guardian

Posted September 18th, 2012 in disclosure, freedom of information, news, royal family, tribunals by sally

“The government has for the first time been ordered to disclose copies of confidential letters that Prince Charles wrote to ministers.”

Full story

The Guardian, 18th September 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off

Man jailed over extremist documents – The Independent

Posted September 18th, 2012 in documents, news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

“A Muslim man with extremist literature on his computer was jailed for a year today.”

Full story

The Independent, 18th September 2012

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Comments Off

Strasbourg court orders payout to woman evicted from Welsh caravan site – The Guardian

Posted September 18th, 2012 in compensation, gipsies, human rights, news, Wales by sally

“The European court of human rights has ordered the government to pay £6,500 in compensation to a mother who was forced to leave a council’s Gypsy site in Wales.”

Full story

The Guardian, 18th September 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off

Indefinite sentences ruled unlawful – The Independent

Posted September 18th, 2012 in human rights, news, rehabilitation, sentencing by sally

“Jailing dangerous prisoners indefinitely on the grounds of risk without giving them access to rehabilitation courses breaches their human rights, European judges ruled today.”

Full story

The Independent, 18th September 2012

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Comments Off

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted September 18th, 2012 in law reports by sally

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

ADS Aerospace Ltd v EMS Global Tracking Ltd [2012] EWHC 2310 (TCC) (03 August 2012)

Smith & Ors v South Eastern Power Networks Plc [2012] EWHC 2541 (TCC) (17 September 2012)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Ace European Ltd & Ors v Howden Group Ltd & Anor [2012] EWHC 2427 (Comm) (17 September 2012)

Source: www.bailii.org

Comments Off

The Cardiff Three: the long wait for justice – The Guardian

Posted September 18th, 2012 in complaints, miscarriage of justice, murder, news, perjury, police, reports by sally

“The case of the Cardiff Three was a gross miscarriage of justice which, 24 years on, remains unresolved. Can a report into the failed prosecution of eight police officers shed new light?”

Full story

The Guardian, 17th September 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off

Command Papers – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted September 18th, 2012 in parliamentary papers by sally

Agreement between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the United States of America to Improve International Tax Compliance and to Implement FATCA, Cm 8445 (PDF)

Government Response to the House of Commons Health Select Committee Report of Session 2012-13: Government’s Alcohol Strategy, Cm 8439 (PDF)

Source: www.official-documents.gov.uk

Comments Off

Neil Kinnock takes legal action as new phone-hacking claims reach 174 – The Guardian

Posted September 18th, 2012 in interception, media, news, telecommunications by sally

“News International is now facing almost 200 fresh phone-hacking claims with legal action now confirmed from individuals including the former Labour party leader Neil Kinnock, former cabinet minister Stephen Byers and Louise Woodward, the former nanny jailed in the US for killing a baby.”

Full story

The Guardian, 17th September 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off

GMC: record number of complaints against doctors – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 18th, 2012 in complaints, doctors, news by sally

“Complaints about doctors have reached a record high, the General Medical Council said.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 18th September 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Comments Off

Employment Tribunal Rules – review by Mr Justice Underhill – Department for Business Innovation & Skills

Posted September 18th, 2012 in consultations, employment tribunals, news by sally

“In November 2011, Mr Justice Underhill, former President of the Employment Appeal Tribunal was invited by Government to lead a fundamental review of the rules of procedure for employment tribunals. He was asked to ensure that the rules were simplified and provided the framework to manage cases flexibly, effectively, proportionately and consistently, providing certainty to all parties who participate in the employment tribunal process.”

Full story

Department for Business Innovation & Skills, 14th September 2012

Source: www.bis.gov.uk

Comments Off

“Representing the Bar”: Bar Council publishes first ever representational annual report – The Bar Council

Posted September 18th, 2012 in barristers, news, reports by sally

“The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, has published its first ever Annual Report at its Annual General Meeting, focusing solely on its representational activities. Representing the Bar reports the Bar Council’s performance against its three-year Strategic and Business Plan, which the Bar Council approved last year.”

Full story

The Bar Council, 15th September 2012

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Comments Off

Russian businessman Vladimir Slutsker loses legal fight over London house – The Independent

Posted September 18th, 2012 in divorce, matrimonial home, news, trusts by sally

“A ‘very wealthy’ Russian businessman today lost a legal fight with his ex-wife over the ownership of a house in London worth millions of pounds.”

Full story

The Independent, 17th September 2012

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Comments Off

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted September 18th, 2012 in legislation by sally

The Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

The National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2012 (Amendment) Regulations 2012

The National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Amendment (England) Regulations 2012

The Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (Commencement No. 10) Order 2012

The Police and Justice Act 2006 (Commencement No. 15) Order 2012

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Comments Off

Men jailed for £700,000 circular saw cash machine raids – BBC News

Posted September 18th, 2012 in banking, closed circuit television, news, recidivists, sentencing, theft by sally

“Four men have been jailed for a year long campaign of raids on supermarket cash dispensers using a circular saw.”

Full story

BBC News, 17th September 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

Anti-abortion protesters cleared of public order offences – The Guardian

Posted September 18th, 2012 in abortion, demonstrations, intimidation, news, public order by sally

“Anti-abortion protesters who displayed pictures of aborted foetuses outside a clinic offering pregnancy terminations have been cleared of public order offences.”

Full story

The Guardian, 17th September 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off

Controlling partners ‘to be prosecuted for domestic abuse’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 18th, 2012 in domestic violence, families, news, threatening behaviour by sally

“Men who emotionally abuse their partners by controlling their finances, preventing them from seeing friends or verbally abusing them could soon be prosecuted under domestic violence laws, it has been claimed.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 18th September 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Comments Off

Minimum 28 years in jail for rapist who murdered pensioner – The Independent

Posted September 18th, 2012 in courts, murder, news, rape, sentencing by sally

“A rapist who murdered a pensioner has been jailed for life and ordered to serve a minimum 28 years behind bars.”

Full story

The Independent, 17th September 2012

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Comments Off

Indeterminate sentences ruling due from European Court – BBC News

Posted September 18th, 2012 in compensation, courts, human rights, news, rehabilitation, sentencing by sally

“The European Court of Human Rights is set to rule later on whether indeterminate prison sentences in England and Wales are lawful.”

Full story

BBC News, 18th September 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

Kate photos row shows just how difficult it is to enforce a privacy law – The Guardian

Posted September 18th, 2012 in consent, media, news, privacy by sally

“As Britain’s tabloids close ranks in condemning the publication of pictures of a sunbathing Duchess of Cambridge, it is tempting to conclude that a fear of Leveson lies behind the outbreak of criticism. But in truth anybody who has followed the history of celebrity holiday pictures will know the tabloids are far more cautious than they used to be, after a series of PR disasters and adverse legal rulings have forced privacy issues up the agenda.”

Full story

The Guardian, 17th September 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off