Violence against women not glamorised in age-restricted computer game online ads, watchdog says – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 27th, 2012 in advertising, children, complaints, internet, news, ombudsmen, video games, violence by sally

“An advert for a computer game that contained ‘scenes of graphic violence’ involving fighting between a man and several women wearing ‘sexually provocative clothing’ was not likely to cause widespread offence or distress to viewers, was not socially irresponsible and did not glamorise violence against women, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 27th September 2012

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Top judge reveals fury over extradition delays like Abu Hamza – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 27th, 2012 in appeals, extradition, injunctions, judges, news, terrorism by sally

“The most senior judge in the country has spoken of his ‘fury’ that cases like Abu Hamza are allowed to drag on for years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th September 2012

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Phone-hacking claimants drop demand for exemplary damages – The Guardian

Posted September 27th, 2012 in compensation, criminal procedure, damages, interception, media, news by sally

“Lawyers acting for more than 170 alleged phone-hacking victims, including Cherie Blair and Wayne Rooney, have dropped their claim for exemplary damages, the high court has been told, as News International accused them of seeking ‘windfall’ payouts.”

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The Guardian, 27th September 2012

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Courts could force website operators to remove defamatory statements under terms of revised Bill – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 27th, 2012 in bills, defamation, internet, news by sally

“Courts would have the power to order website operators to remove comments that have already been ruled to be defamatory even if those website operators did not post the comments themselves, according to the latest revisions to the Defamation Bill.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 27th September 2012

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Weekend court plans in ‘chaos’ – LegalVoice

“Ministry of Justice (MoJ) plans to pilot Sunday magistrates’ courts have been hit by a technical hitch after prisons said they could not accept new prisoners on that day, writes Elizabeth Davidson. However, its pilot of full-day Saturday courts is still on schedule to begin in the Manchester area this weekend, despite vocal opposition from local criminal lawyers, some of whom claim taking part could leave them vulnerable to expensive employment tribunal claims.”

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LegalVoice, 27th September 2012

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Facebook is fuelling violence, claims judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 27th, 2012 in community service, internet, news, sentencing, violence, violent offenders by sally

“Facebook has been criticised by a judge for encouraging violence because people feel more they can post offensive messages they would never say face to face.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th September 2012

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Burglary is offence against person as well as property, says senior judge – The Guardian

Posted September 27th, 2012 in burglary, judges, news, self-defence by sally

“Britain’s senior judge has stressed that criminals who break into homes are committing offences against the person as well as offences against property.”

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The Guardian, 27th September 2012

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DPP invites responses to proposed new guidance on driving offences – Crown Prosecution Service

“Keir Starmer QC, Director of Public Prosecutions, has today launched a public consultation on guidance about the most serious driving offences, including death by careless or dangerous driving.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 27th September 2012

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted September 27th, 2012 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Clyde & Co LLP & Anor v Bates Van Winkelhof [2012] EWCA Civ 1207 (26 September 2012)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Edwards & Walkden (Norfolk) Ltd & Ors v City of London [2012] EWHC 2527 (Ch) (12 September 2012)

High Court (Family Division)

Bristol City Council v A Mother & Ors [2012] EWHC 2548 (Fam) (25 September 2012)

High Court (Administrative Court)

General Medical Council v Ingram [2012] EWHC 2586 (Admin) (16 August 2012)

Adetoro, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for Justice [2012] EWHC EWHC 2576 (Admin) (26 September 2012)

JP v The District Court At Ústí Nad Labem, Czech Republic [2012] EWHC 2603 (Admin) (26 September 2012)

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Peers jailed for expenses fraud ordered to pay back £188,000 – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 27th, 2012 in expenses, false accounting, fraud, news, peerages & dignities, repayment by sally

“Two Tory peers jailed for fraudulently claiming thousands of pounds of parliamentary expenses have been ordered to pay back £188,000.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th September 2012

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Probation Minister calls for tougher community sentences – Ministry of Justice

Posted September 27th, 2012 in community service, news, sentencing by sally

“Community Payback must be more intensive and delivered within days of an offender being sentenced, new Minister for Probation Jeremy Wright said today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 26th September 2012

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Foreign Office fights move to publish secret immigration blacklist – Daily Telegraph

“The government has launched an appeal against a ruling that it must publish a secret blacklist of 44 countries whose nationals face tougher immigration measures when applying to come to Britain.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th September 2012

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NHS nurse jailed for falsifying qualifications – The Guardian

Posted September 27th, 2012 in fraud, news, nurses, sentencing by sally

“A health worker who invented a glittering but bogus medical career to secure work as a nurse in the NHS has been jailed for 15 months.”

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The Guardian, 26th September 2012

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Human rights and the UK constitution (or, why turkeys don’t vote for Christmas) – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted September 27th, 2012 in EC law, human rights, jurisdiction, news by sally

“The British Academy have today published a very interesting new report by Colm O’Cinneide considering the workings of the UK human rights law, the relationship between the ECHR, UK courts and the Parliament and the potential effect of a bill of rights.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 27th September 2012

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Child sex abuse report reveals catalogue of errors – Daily Telegraph

“Police, social workers and the Crown Prosecution Service ‘missed opportunities’ to stop a child exploitation ring abusing young girls over several years, according to a report published today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th September 2012

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Leicester kebab shop fire pair jailed for manslaughter – BBC News

Posted September 27th, 2012 in arson, forensic science, fraud, homicide, insurance, news, sentencing by sally

“A man and a woman from Birmingham have been found guilty of manslaughter after a 40-year-old Leicester man died following an explosion at a kebab shop.”

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BBC News, 26th September 2012

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Burglars should accept risk of being shot, says judge – The Guardian

Posted September 27th, 2012 in burglary, grievous bodily harm, judges, news, self-defence by sally

“A judge has told two burglars that if they choose to raid a home where the householders legally own a gun they should accept the risk of being shot.”

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The Guardian, 26th September 2012

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Grant Thorowgood jailed for 1980 rape in Slough – BBC News

Posted September 27th, 2012 in DNA, evidence, news, rape, sentencing by sally

“A man has been jailed for raping a woman in her home in 1980 while her two-year-old daughter slept upstairs.”

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BBC News, 26th September 2012

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Police should face fewer dangerous driving prosecutions, says CPS – The Guardian

“Fewer prosecutions should be brought against police, fire brigade and ambulance staff who commit driving offences while responding to emergencies, according to draft guidance issued by the Crown Prosecution Service on Thursday.”

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The Guardian, 27th September 2012

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