HRH the Prince of Wales: advocacy of an ordinary man – Panopticon

“The Upper Tribunal’s judgment in Evans v IC and Others (Seven Government Departments) [2012] UKUT 313 (AAC) (Mr Justice Walker, Professor John Angel and Suzanne Cosgrave), handed down yesterday, has received extensive media coverage – unsurprisingly so, given the subject matter (Prince Charles’ correspondence with government departments) and the requester (Rob Evans of the Guardian). The judgment is stupendously long (65 pages, plus 3 open annexes). Here are the salient points.”

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Panopticon, 19th September 2012

Source: www.panopticonblog.com

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The Hargreaves Review of Intellectual Property: Where next? – House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills Committee

Posted September 19th, 2012 in copyright, intellectual property, news, reports by sally

The Hargreaves Review of Intellectual Property: Where next? (PDF)

House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills Committee, September 2012

Source: www.parliament.uk

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Facing Up To Offending: Use of restorative justice in the criminal justice system – Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary

Posted September 19th, 2012 in criminal justice, news, rehabilitation, restorative justice, victims by sally

“The aim of this review was to identify the benefits of restorative justice practices across the criminal justice system. It was a joint inspection, carried out by HMIC, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation, Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons.”

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Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, 18th September 2012

Source: www.hmic.gov.uk

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Command Papers – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted September 19th, 2012 in parliamentary papers by sally

Government Response to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee Report of Session 2012-13: British Foreign Policy and the ‘Arab Spring’, Cm 8436 (PDF)

Fuel Poverty: changing the framework for measurement, Cm 8440 (PDF)

The Financial Services Bill: the Financial Policy Committee’s macro-prudential tools, Cm 8434 (PDF)

Source: www.official-documents.gov.uk

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Evaluation: How can we measure access to justice for individual consumers? – Legal Services Board

Posted September 19th, 2012 in civil justice, criminal justice, legal services, Legal Services Board, news by sally

Evaluation: How can we measure access to justice for individual consumers? (PDF)

Presentation made by LSB Research Project Manager at the LSRC conference.

Legal Services Board, September 2012

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk

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Access to transactional justice: A comparison of consumer responses to transactional and justiciable problems – Legal Services Board

Posted September 19th, 2012 in civil justice, criminal justice, legal services, Legal Services Board, news by sally

Access to transactional justice: A comparison of consumer responses to transactional and justiciable problems (PDF)

Presentation made by LSB Head of Development and Research at the LSRC conference

Legal Services Board, September 2012

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted September 19th, 2012 in legislation by sally

The Social Fund Cold Weather Payments (General) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2012

The Stamp Duty Land Tax (Avoidance Schemes) (Specified Proposals or Arrangements) Regulations 2012

The Stamp Duty Land Tax Avoidance Schemes (Prescribed Descriptions of Arrangements) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

The Value Added Tax (Refund of VAT to Chief Constables and the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis) Order 2012

The Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Local Returning Officers’ and Police Area Returning Officers’ Charges) Order 2012

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Disabled prisoners’ lives put at risk by poor care and treatment in jail – The Guardian

Posted September 19th, 2012 in disabled persons, medical treatment, news, prisons, statistics by sally

“The plight of a man who had to be rushed to hospital hours after arriving in jail highlights the limitations of prison care.”

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The Guardian, 18th September 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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The UK and Strasbourg: a victim fantasy – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted September 19th, 2012 in human rights, news, prisons, sentencing, statistics by sally

“Another defeat for the United Kingdom in Strasbourg yesterday. In James, Wells and Lee v. the United Kingdom, a chamber of the Court’s Fourth Section held that indeterminate sentences of imprisonment for public protection infringed Article 5 of the Convention.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 19th September 2012

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

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Teenage victims of domestic violence targeted as definition is extended – The Guardian

Posted September 19th, 2012 in domestic violence, news, victims, young persons by sally

“The official definition of domestic violence is to be changed from March to ensure that thousands of teenage victims who are abused while in a relationship get the help and support they need, ministers are to announce today. It is also to be widened to explicitly include ‘coercive control’, which is defined as complex patterns of abuse by one partner using power and psychological control over another, such as financial, verbal abuse or enforced social isolation.”

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The Guardian, 19th September 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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