Meg Burgess wall death: Builder George Collier jailed – BBC News

“A builder has been given a two year jail term after a three-year-old girl died when she was crushed by a collapsing wall.”

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BBC News, 5th October 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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News International wins court ruling on searches related to phone hacking – The Guardian

Posted October 5th, 2012 in disclosure, electronic mail, interception, media, news by tracey

“Lawyers acting for more than 170 phone-hacking victims, including Cherie Blair and Hugh Grant, were dealt a blow on Friday after losing a high court application to force News International to do a general search of its databases for potential evidence of illegal voicemail interception.”

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The Guardian, 5th October 2012

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Abu Hamza to be extradited within days after final appeal fails – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 5th, 2012 in appeals, extradition, news, terrorism by tracey

“Abu Hamza and four other terror suspects will be extradited to the US ‘immediately’ after their last-ditch appeals were dismissed out of hand by senior judges.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th October 2012

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John Terry defence ‘improbable, implausible and contrived’ – BBC News

Posted October 5th, 2012 in disciplinary procedures, racism, reports, sport by tracey

“John Terry’s defence against claims he racially abused Anton Ferdinand was ‘improbable, implausible, contrived’, according to the Football Association panel which found him guilty.”

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BBC New, 5th October 2012

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Mau Mau uprising: Kenyans win UK torture ruling – BBC News

Posted October 5th, 2012 in armed forces, colonies, Kenya, news, time limits, torture by tracey

“Three Kenyans who were tortured by British colonial authorities can proceed with their legal claims against the UK government, a court has ruled.”

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BBC News, 5th October 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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BAILII Recent Decisions

Posted October 5th, 2012 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

G (Children), Re [2012] EWCA Civ 1233 (04 October 2012)

Langsam v Beachcroft LLP & Ors [2012] EWCA Civ 1230 (04 October 2012)

Bradbury & Ors v Taylor & Anor [2012] EWCA Civ 1208 (04 October 2012)

Stannard (t/a Wyvern Tyres) v Gore [2012] EWCA Civ 1248 (04 October 2012)

Deripaska v Cherney [2012] EWCA Civ 1235 (03 October 2012)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Mulgrew & Anor v R. [2012] EWCA Crim 2008 (04 October 2012)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Netjets Management Ltd v Central Arbitration Committee & Anor [2012] EWHC 2685 (Admin) (05 October 2012)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Sandhu v Kaur [2012] EWHC 2679 (Ch) (04 October 2012)

Newcastle International Airport Ltd (NIAL) v Eversheds LLP [2012] EWHC 2648 (Ch) (02 October 2012)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted October 5th, 2012 in legislation by tracey

The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Armed Forces) (Amendment) Order 2012

The Police and Crime Panels (Modification of Functions) Regulations 2012

The Machine Games Duty Regulations 2012

The Local Authority (Duty to Secure Early Years Provision Free of Charge) Regulations 2012

The Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No.4) Order 2012

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Immigration crime network put out of action – UK Border Agency

Posted October 5th, 2012 in press releases, sentencing, trafficking in human beings by tracey

“The 2 masterminds behind an international people smuggling system were today handed a combined 13 years and 4 months of prison time.”

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UK Border Agency, 4th October 2012

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

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Lord McNally’s speech to the Birmingham Law Society Family Conference 2012 – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 5th, 2012 in civil justice, families, speeches by tracey

“Lord McNally’s speech to the Birmingham Law Society Family Conference 2012.”

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Ministry of Justice, 1st October 2012

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

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The end of Slobodan Milošević – Gresham College Lecture

Posted October 5th, 2012 in crimes against humanity, genocide, international courts, lectures, war crimes by tracey

“Slobodan Milošević died a few months before the end of his trial.  There were no closing arguments and there was no judgment by the judges of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia – the ICTY. Sir Geoffrey Nice had been preparing closing arguments as the case proceeded and will explain what some of them were.”

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Lecture by Sir Geoffrey Nice

Gresham College, 2nd October 2012

Source: www.gresham.ac.uk

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BSB Annual Report – Bar Standards Board

Posted October 5th, 2012 in barristers, professional conduct, reports by tracey

“The Report consists of statements from the Chair, Baroness Ruth Deech, and the Director, Dr Vanessa Davies. There is also an overview of the year and a selection of case studies. Financial statements are also included in the report.”

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Bar Standards Board, 3rd October 2012

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

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Landlord fined £1.4m for converting house to flats without planning permission – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 5th, 2012 in enforcement notices, fines, news, planning, proceeds of crime by tracey

“A Norwich Crown Court judge has imposed a £1.4 million fine on a landlord under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) for converting a house in north-west London into 12 flats without planning permission.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 4th October 2012

Source: www.out-law.com

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EU laws on orphan works given final approval – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 5th, 2012 in copyright, EC law, libraries, news, universities by tracey

“EU ministers have voted to back new laws that will allow for libraries, museums and universities, among other organisations, to digitise works from their collections that have become ‘orphaned.’ ”

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th October 2012

Source: www.out-law.com

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IBA 2012: former president of American bar dismisses ‘risky’ ABS model – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 5th, 2012 in alternative business structures, law firms, news, professional conduct by tracey

“The immediate past-president of the American Bar Association has strongly denounced alternative business structures, arguing that non-lawyer investment in law firms compromises the client’s best interests and undermines professional independence.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 4th October 2012

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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Watkin Jones & Son’s £450k fine over worker’s roof fall – BBC News

Posted October 5th, 2012 in construction industry, fines, health & safety, news, personal injuries by tracey

“A construction firm has been fined £450,000 for breaching safety rules which led to a 21-year-old roofer falling through a hole in a roof and dying two years later.”

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BBC News, 4th October 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Mehar Dhariwal murder: Daniel Rogers found guilty – BBC News

Posted October 5th, 2012 in murder, news by tracey

“A man who kicked and punched a taxi driver in a row over an advance fare has been found guilty of murder.”

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BBC News, 4th October 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Healthy teacher pretended she had cancer and set up fake blog about treatment – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 5th, 2012 in disciplinary procedures, news, professional conduct, teachers by tracey

“A music teacher has been banned from the classroom after lying that she had cancer and providing a false medical report in order to have time off.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th October 2012

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Sun settles with ITV Granada correspondent over Harry Styles story – The Guardian

Posted October 5th, 2012 in defamation, media, news by tracey

“Caroline Whitmore accepts undisclosed damages, legal costs and an apology over libel claim.”

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The Guardian, 4th October 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Freddie Starr: media wins court battle to overturn injunction – The Guardian

Posted October 5th, 2012 in defamation, injunctions, media, news by tracey

“Five media organisations have overturned a high court injunction brought by the TV entertainer Freddie Starr over an allegedly libellous allegation.”

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The Guardian, 4th October 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Mau Mau torture court ruling awaited by Kenyans – BBC News

Posted October 5th, 2012 in armed forces, colonies, Kenya, news, time limits, torture by tracey

“Three Kenyans once tortured by British colonial authorities are to learn if they can proceed with their legal claims against the British government.”

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BBC News, 5th October 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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