Judge issues warning over Dale Cregan trial – The Independent

Posted September 24th, 2012 in bias, contempt of court, media, murder, news, police, trials by sally

“A senior judge has issued a warning to police, press and politicians as alleged killer Dale Cregan appeared for the first time at Crown Court.”

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The Independent, 24th September 2012

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted September 24th, 2012 in legislation by sally

The Sexual Offences (Northern Ireland) Order 2008

The Public Bodies (Abolition of Regional and Local Fisheries Advisory Committees) Order 2012

The Public Bodies (Abolition of Environment Protection Advisory Committees) Order 2012

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted September 24th, 2012 in legislation by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

J (A Child: Disclosure), Re (Rev 1)[2012] EWCA Civ 1204 (21 September 2012)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Odyssey Entertainment Ltd v Kamp & Ors [2012] EWHC 2316 (Ch) (09 August 2012)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Michael Wilson & Partners Ltd v Sinclair & Ors [2012] EWHC 2560 (Comm) (21 September 2012)

JSC BTA Bank v Ablyazov [2012] EWHC 2543 (Comm) (21 September 2012)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Court of Appeal orders disclosure of secret accuser’s identity in contact proceedings – Family Law Week

Posted September 24th, 2012 in anonymity, appeals, child abuse, disclosure, human rights, news, sexual offences by sally

“The Court of Appeal has ordered that a young person who made sexual abuse allegations against a father of an 8 year old girl, which were considered in contact proceedings concerning her, must be identified.”

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Family Law Week, 24th September 2012

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Annual Conference: The Coroners’ Society of England and Wales – Speech by His Honour Judge Peter Thornton QC, Chief Coroner

Posted September 24th, 2012 in armed forces, coroners, custody, inquests, news, police by sally

Annual Conference: The Coroners’ Society of England and Wales (PDF)

Speech by His Honour Judge Peter Thornton QC, Chief Coroner

The Coroners’ Society of England and Wales, 21st September 2012

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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A legal right to gay marriage? – Family Law Week

“Andrew Commins, barrister, associate member of St John’s Chambers in Bristol analyses the legal issues relating to the question of gay marriage.”

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Family Law Week, 24th September 2012

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Pair convicted for drug offence over crushed paracetamol and caffeine – The Independent

Posted September 24th, 2012 in drug offences, news, prosecutions by sally

“Two men have made UK legal history after being convicted of a drugs-related offence even though the substances involved are not illegal, police said.”

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The Independent,

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Man jailed for murdering love rival – The Guardian

Posted September 24th, 2012 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A 63-year-old man who murdered a former police officer and burned his body after becoming obsessed with his wife has been jailed for a minimum of 22 years.”

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The Guardian, 21st September 2012

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Supreme Court president calls for more partners to serve as part-time judges – Legal Week

Posted September 24th, 2012 in judiciary, news, solicitors by sally

“Outgoing Supreme Court president Lord Phillips has called for leading law firms to encourage more partners to sit as part-time judges, in a bid to increase the number of solicitors in the judiciary.”

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Legal Week, 21st September 2012

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Judge in late abortion case linked to conservative Christian charity – The Guardian

Posted September 24th, 2012 in abortion, Christianity, conflict of interest, judges, news, sentencing by sally

“A judge who criticised UK abortion policies while sentencing a woman to eight years in prison for performing her own abortion at a late stage in her pregnancy is one of at least five members of the judiciary with links to a Christian charity which has campaigned for more conservative abortion laws.”

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The Guardian, 21st September 2012

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Separating couples ignorant of dispute resolution options – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 24th, 2012 in courts, dispute resolution, divorce, news by sally

“Nearly half of British adults think they have to go to court to get divorced, according to a survey that shows a lack of awareness of non-court options for family law matters.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 24th September 2012

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Sarah Catt, abortion and the legal rights of pregnant women – The Guardian

Posted September 24th, 2012 in abortion, conflict of interest, judges, news, pregnancy, sentencing by sally

“Before prosecuting and jailing women for abortion, we should ask whether criminalisation is ever appropriate.”

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The Guardian, 21st September 2012

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When indefinite becomes arbitrary: James, Wells and Lee v UK – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted September 24th, 2012 in EC law, human rights, imprisonment, news, parole, public interest, rehabilitation, sentencing by sally

“As Andrew Tickell noted in his post on Wednesday the European Court of Human Rights this week ruled that the UK violated the Article 5(1) ECHR rights of three prisoners sentenced to indeterminate prison sentences for public protection, where reasonable provision for their rehabilitation was not made.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 24th September 2012

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Chief coroner plans specialist groups to investigate complex cases – The Guardian

Posted September 24th, 2012 in armed forces, coroners, custody, inquests, news, police by sally

“The first chief coroner of England and Wales has promised to establish a cadre of specialists to examine deaths in custody and military fatalities.”

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The Guardian, 21st September 2012

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Article 8 and Possession – NearlyLegal

“The ECtHR’s recent decision in Buckland v UK demonstrates again how wonderfully delphic the subject of housing and Article 8 rights has become.”

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NearlyLegal, 23rd September 2012

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Met’s mental illness custody cases reviewed – BBC News

Posted September 24th, 2012 in complaints, custody, inquests, mental health, news, ombudsmen, police by sally

“The Metropolitan Police has commissioned an independent review into how it responds to people with mental health conditions.”

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BBC News, 24th September 2012

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£750,000 of prisoners’ pay taken to help victims of crime – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 24th, 2012 in budgets, news, prisons, remuneration, victims by sally

“More than £750,000 has been taken from prisoners’ pay packets to support victims of crime, according to the new Minister for Victims.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th September 2012

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£1bn tagging programme has failed to cut reoffending – senior police officer – The Guardian

Posted September 24th, 2012 in budgets, electronic monitoring, news, recidivists, security companies by sally

“Nearly £1bn has been spent on the electronic tagging of criminals over the past 13 years with little effect on cutting offending rates, offering little value for money and serving only to enrich two or three private security companies, one of which is G4S, a senior police officer has claimed.”

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The Guardian, 24th September 2012

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