Barry George fights for compensation for Jill Dando murder conviction – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 17th, 2012 in appeals, compensation, evidence, human rights, miscarriage of justice, murder, news by tracey

Barry George, who spent eight years in prison after being wrongly convicted of the murder of the TV presenter Jill Dando, today launched a test case bid to overturn a ‘defective’ decision denying him compensation.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th October 2012

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TNK-BP whistleblower wins case – The Guardian

Posted October 17th, 2012 in corruption, disclosure, injunctions, news, whistleblowers by tracey

“Oil firm loses attempt to extend gagging order preventing former logistics head disclosing documents alleging corruption.”

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The Guardian, 16th October 2012

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SRA wins appeal for dishonesty strike-off – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Solicitors Regulation Authority has successfully appealed to the High Court to have a lawyer struck off the roll for dishonesty, overturning an ‘unduly lenient’ Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal verdict.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 16th October 2012

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted October 17th, 2012 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

MA v Camden & Ors [2012] EWCA Civ 1340 (16 October 2012)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Ezeemo & Ors v R. [2012] EWCA Crim 2064 (16 October 2012)

High Court (Chancery Division)

FW Farnsworth Ltd & Anor v Lacy & Ors [2012] EWHC 2830 (Ch) (16 October 2012)

Ojsc Tnk-BP Holding & Anor v Lazurenko [2012] EWHC 2781 (Ch) (16 October 2012)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Phaestos Ltd & Anor v Ho [2012] EWHC 2756 (QB) (16 October 2012)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted October 17th, 2012 in legislation by tracey

The Capital Allowances (Environmentally Beneficial Plant and Machinery) (Amendment No. 2) Order 2012

The Criminal Justice Act 2003 (Commencement No. 29 and Saving Provisions) Order 2012

The Agricultural Holdings (Units of Production) (England) Order 2012

The Oxfordshire Learning Disability National Health Service Trust (Dissolution) Order 2012

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Command Papers – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted October 17th, 2012 in parliamentary papers by tracey

Government Response to the House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee Report of Session 2012-13: desinewed meat, Cm 8462 (PDF)

Government response to the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology report of session 2012-13: ‘Sport and exercise science and medicine: building on the Olympic legacy to improve the nation’s health’,
Cm 8452 (PDF)

Source: www.official-documents.gov.uk

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Statement by Home Secretary on extradition – Home Office

Posted October 17th, 2012 in EC law, extradition, health, human rights, jurisdiction, speeches, warrants by tracey

“Statement by Home Secretary Theresa May on extradition made on 16 October 2012.”

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Home Office, 16th October 2012

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Azelle Rodney Inquiry lawyers can see surveillance film footage – UK Human Rights Blog

“R (on the application of the Metropolitan Police Service) v the Chairman of the Inquiry into the Death of Azelle Rodney and Interested Parties [2012] EWHA 2783 (Admin).

The public inquiry into the death of Azelle Rodney, which commenced in 2010, was still under way when it was interrupted by the present dispute. It concerned the issue whether police surveillance footage taken from the air, showing Azelle Rodney’s movements in the two hours before his death, should be disclosed to the legal team representing his mother at the Inquiry.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 16th October 2012

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Gary McKinnon: Theresa May had no choice but to use human rights grounds – The Guardian

Posted October 17th, 2012 in computer crime, extradition, human rights, mental health, news by tracey

“Theresa May must have found it galling to use the despised Human Rights Act as a get-out-of-jail-free card for Gary McKinnon. But there was no alternative to her using article 3 of the human rights convention, which says that no one shall be subjected to inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.”

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The Guardian, 16th October 2012

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US ‘influenced British government’s decision to introduce secret courts’ – The Guardian

Posted October 17th, 2012 in bills, closed material, disclosure, intelligence services, news, terrorism, torture by tracey

“The US government and its intelligence agencies were influential in the UK government decision to introduce a highly controversial new generation of secret courts, the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation has told MPs and peers.”

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The Guardian, 16th October 2012

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Boundary changes: Revised proposals for English constituencies – BBC News

Posted October 17th, 2012 in boundaries, consultations, elections, news, parliament by tracey

“Revised proposals have been published for the shape of future parliamentary boundaries in England.”

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BBC News, 16th October 2012

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Pentyrch web date killer Bleddyn King given 28 years – BBC News

Posted October 17th, 2012 in arson, internet, murder, news, robbery, sentencing, video recordings by tracey

“An 18-year-old man who stabbed a 64-year-old widower 72 times in his bungalow after meeting him on a website has been jailed for life for murder.”

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BBC News, 16th October 2012

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Former Foreign Office manager faces jail after faking visa application for nanny – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 17th, 2012 in fraud, immigration, news, visas by tracey

“A former Foreign office manager is facing jail after he today admitted faking a visa application to bring a Nigerian nanny into the country to work for just £300 a month.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th October 2012

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Teacher sacked over ‘lewd act’ with broomstick may have been set up – Daily Telegraph

“Science teacher Patricia Davies has been granted permission to take her case to the Appeal Court six years after she was sacked for allegedly simulating a sex act in class.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th October 2012

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Liam Fox sues over Adam Werritty claims – The Guardian

Posted October 17th, 2012 in defamation, fraud, news by tracey

“Conservative MP Liam Fox is suing the Dubai businessman who helped reveal the former defence secretary’s unusual working relationship with Adam Werritty.”

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The Guardian, 16th October 2012

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Boots baby shampoo ad banned as less than 5% is organic – The Guardian

Posted October 17th, 2012 in advertising, complaints, consumer protection, news, ombudsmen by tracey

“A Boots ad for an ‘organic’ baby shampoo has been banned after a watchdog found that fewer than 5% of the ingredients in the product were natural.”

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The Guardian, 17th October 2012

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Draft Communications Bill: Powers may uncover ‘wrong targets’ – BBC News

“Plans to monitor all Britons’ online activity risk uncovering ‘incompetent criminals and accidental anarchists’ rather than serious offenders, the information commissioner has warned.”

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BBC News, 16th October 2012

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Live animal export suspension at Ramsgate overturned – BBC News

Posted October 17th, 2012 in animal cruelty, appeals, export controls, local government, news by tracey

“A temporary suspension of live animal exports from the Port of Ramsgate has been overturned by the High Court.”

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BBC News, 16th October 2012

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BBC’s Jimmy Savile probe to be led by Harold Shipman inquiry judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 17th, 2012 in child abuse, inquiries, judges, media, news, sexual offences by tracey

“The judge who led the inquiry into serial killer Harold Shipman will chair an investigation into Sir Jimmy Savile’s alleged abuse of children at the BBC.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th October 2012

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Benefit fraud convictions rise after officials get new powers – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 17th, 2012 in benefits, fraud, news, penalties, prosecutions, repayment by tracey

“New figures show the level of fraud convictions have risen by more than 40 per cent amid a new crackdown on benefit cheats.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th October 2012

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