R (on the application of Gujra) v CPS – headnotes – The Guardian

Posted October 4th, 2012 in Crown Prosecution Service, news, private prosecutions, Supreme Court by sally

“Supreme court to decide whether the CPS can take over private prosecutions in order to discontinue them.”

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The Guardian, 4th October 2012

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Law students: ‘and what else do I get with my masters?’ – The Guardian

Posted October 4th, 2012 in legal education, news by sally

“The competitive legal education market means students demand more for their money as universities and law schools strive to ‘add value’.”

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The Guardian, 4th October 2012

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Draft Code of Practice for Adult Conditional Cautions – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 4th, 2012 in cautions, codes of practice, consultations, news by sally

“This consultation paper invites views from interested parties on the draft Code of Practice for Adult Conditional Cautions under Part 3 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003. The Code of Practice makes provision for conditional cautions as a means of dealing with adult offenders in certain circumstances as an alternative to prosecution. It has been revised to reflect the changes to conditional cautions made by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012. It also sets out in clearer language certain elements of the existing Code of Practice.”

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Ministry of Justice, 4th October 2012

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Draft Code of Practice for Youth Conditional Cautions – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 4th, 2012 in cautions, codes of practice, consultations, news, pilot schemes, young offenders by sally

“This consultation paper invites views from interested parties on the draft Code of Practice for Youth Conditional Cautions under Section 48 of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 (that amends the Crime and Disorder Act 1998).Currently youth conditional cautions are only available for 16 and 17 year olds in five pilot areas.”

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Ministry of Justice, 4th October 2012

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Babar Ahmad and Syed Ahsan private prosecution rejected – BBC News

“A second bid to bring a private prosecution against two suspected terrorists to keep them in the UK has been rejected by a district judge.”

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BBC News, 4th October 2012

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Whistleblowing – Employment Law Blog

Posted October 4th, 2012 in disclosure, employment, legislation, news, whistleblowers by sally

“Simon Devonshire QC delivered this paper on Whistleblowing at the LexisNexis Conference.”

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Employment Law Blog, 4th October 2012

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Changing scope of anti-piracy code would need Parliamentary and EU approval, says Ofcom – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 4th, 2012 in copyright, legislation, news, parliament, telecommunications by sally

“Ofcom would have to consult on and gain Parliamentary and EU approval for any changes it wishes to make to the scope of its proposed new anti-piracy code once the initial code is finalised, it has said.”

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OUT-Law.com, 4th October 2012

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Julian Assange: Bail cash decision delayed – BBC News

Posted October 4th, 2012 in asylum, bail, news, surety by sally

“Supporters of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange face a wait to see if they will be asked to forfeit £140,000 of bail sureties after he sought asylum.”

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BBC News, 3rd October 2012

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Making prisoners use bucket as toilet is not degrading, rules judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 4th, 2012 in appeals, human rights, news, prisons by sally

“One of Britain’s most senior judges has criticised the impact of human rights laws as he threw out a rapist’s attempt to claim compensation over the state of his lavatory.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd October 2012

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