Gary McKinnon extradition to US blocked by Theresa May – BBC News

Posted October 16th, 2012 in computer crime, extradition, human rights, mental health, news by tracey

“British computer hacker Gary McKinnon will not be extradited to the US, Home Secretary Theresa May has announced.”

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BBC News, 16th October 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Attorney General vetoes release of Prince of Wales correspondence – Attorney General’s Office

“The Attorney General today issued a certificate under the Freedom of Information Act, both as it applies for the purposes of the Act and as it applies to the Environmental Information Regulations 2004, vetoing the disclosure of correspondence between HRH the Prince of Wales and ministers in seven government departments.”

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Attorney General’s Office, 16th October 2012

Source: www.attorneygeneral.gov.uk

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New inquest to be held into the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans killed in the Hillsborough disaster – The Independent

Posted October 16th, 2012 in health & safety, inquests, news, sport by tracey

“Attorney General announced that he would apply to the High Court to have the original verdicts overturned in order that new inquests can be held.”

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The Independent, 16th October 2012

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Police force fined £120,000 after theft of unencrypted memory stick – The Guardian

Posted October 16th, 2012 in data protection, fines, news, police by tracey

“A police force has been fined £120,000 following the theft of a memory stick containing names of members of the public who gave statements in drug investigations.”

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The Guardian, 16th October 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Stepping Hill Hospital pays £10m over brain damaged man – BBC News

Posted October 16th, 2012 in compensation, hospitals, medical treatment, news by tracey

“A hospital has agreed to fund lifetime care costing around £10m for a man who was brain damaged after being treated for croup as a baby.”

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BBC News, 16th October 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Bar says no to plea-only advocates – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 16th, 2012 in barristers, guilty pleas, news, solicitor advocates by tracey

“The Bar Council has strongly opposed the creation of a category of ‘non-trial’ advocates in the planned advocacy accreditation scheme. The ‘plea-only’ category – originally proposed by solicitor advocates – would put the public at risk and undermine public confidence in the profession and criminal justice system, the council says in its response to the fourth and final consultation on the controversial Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA).”

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Law Society’s Gazette. 13th October 2012

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

 

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Survey tells tale of bullying, harassment and discrimination – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 16th, 2012 in bullying, harassment, news, solicitors by tracey

“One in six solicitors has been bullied in the workplace, according to research by the Law Society. Preliminary findings of the Society’s 2012 omnibus survey of the profession reveal that 17% of solicitors say they have been bullied at work.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 15th October 2012

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted October 16th, 2012 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Cubells, R (on the application of) v Independent Police Complaints Commission [2012] EWCA Civ 1292 (15 October 2012)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Metropolitan Police Service, R (on the application of) v The Chairman of the Inquiry into the Death of Azelle Rodney & Ors [2012] EWHA 2783 (Admin) (15 October 2012)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

BUQ v HRE [2012] EWHC 2827 (QB) (15 October 2012)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Price v Cheshire East Borough Council – WLR daily

Posted October 16th, 2012 in jurisdiction, law reports, sentencing, trials by tracey

Price v Cheshire East Borough Council: [2012] WLR (D)  275

“It was wrong in law, when determining mode of trial, for justices to directly apply Sentencing Council guidelines for a different offence to that faced by the defendant unless the sentencing guidelines were directly analogous or if there was a similar level of seriousness.”

WLR Daily, 11th October 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted October 16th, 2012 in legislation by tracey

The Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 2) Regulations 2012

The Jobseeker’s Allowance (Members of the Forces) (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

The Jobseeker’s Allowance (Sanctions) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Command Papers – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted October 16th, 2012 in parliamentary papers by tracey

HM Government response to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution 4th Report of Session 2010-2012: Justice and Security Bill (HL): Norwich Pharmacal jurisdiction, Cm 8460 (PDF)

Source: www.official-documents.gov.uk

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Home Secretary Oral Statement on European Justice and Home Affairs powers – Home Office

Posted October 16th, 2012 in criminal justice, EC law, police, speeches, treaties by tracey

“Oral statement delivered on Monday 15 October 2012.”

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Home Office, 15th October 2012

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

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Repeal of property sales law will pose risks for housebuilders, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

“The Government’s decision to repeal a law designed for regulating property sales and rely on general consumer protection legislation instead will expose housebuilders to new risks and increase their costs at a time when they can scarcely afford it.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 15th October 2012

Source: www.out-law.com

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LASPO and the domestic violence gateway – LegalVoice

Posted October 16th, 2012 in domestic violence, families, law firms, legal aid, news by tracey

“As a solicitor, who set up a firm with two other family lawyers in 2005 primarily to deal with family legal aid cases for the mixed housing area of Shirley in Southampton where we practice, I was very concerned when I heard of the proposed new reforms for family legal aid work, writes Wendy Hewstone. I am a member of the Legal Aid Practitioner Group committee and have the Law Society council seat for the group so was probably more aware of the proposed changes than many and have seen and responded to numerous consultation papers.”

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LegalVoice, 15th October 2012

Source: www.legalvoice.org.uk

 

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McNally: LASPO was ‘bruising for all’ – LegalVoice

Posted October 16th, 2012 in domestic violence, legal aid, legal services, news by tracey

“LAPG conference report”

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LegalVoice, 15th October 2012

Source: www.legalvoice.org.uk

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Saiba Khatoon: Man jailed over Rochdale pregnant mother death – BBC News

Posted October 16th, 2012 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

“A taxi driver has been jailed for life for stabbing his pregnant lover to death in Rochdale.”

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BBC News, 15th October 2012

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Don’t be afraid to complain about your lawyer says Legal Ombudsman – The Guardian

Posted October 16th, 2012 in complaints, law firms, legal ombudsman, legal profession, news by tracey

“Clients of law firms are scared to complain when things go wrong and are confused about the complaints system.”

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The Guardian, 15th October 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Man killed noisy neighbour with fish filleting knife – BBC News

Posted October 16th, 2012 in homicide, news, noise, offensive weapons, sentencing, unlawful killing by tracey

“A man has been jailed for 10 years for stabbing his neighbour to death following a series of disputes over noise in St Helens.”

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BBC News, 15th October 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Paedophile ring members jailed indefinitely – BBC News

“Four ‘highly manipulative, evil and dangerous’ members of a paedophile ring have been jailed indefinitely.”

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BBC News 15th October 2012

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SFO pulls plug on Kaupthing investigation – The Independent

Posted October 16th, 2012 in banking, evidence, news, Serious Fraud Office by tracey

“The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) today called a halt to its high-profile three-year investigation into the UK’s links to a failed Icelandic bank.”

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The Independent, 15th October 2012

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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