Boat Race protester Trenton Oldfield jailed – BBC News

Posted October 19th, 2012 in demonstrations, news, public order, sentencing by sally

“A man who disrupted this year’s University Boat Race has been jailed for six months for causing a public nuisance.”

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BBC News, 19th October 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Bank of Scotland fined £4m over compensation blunders – The Guardian

Posted October 19th, 2012 in banking, compensation, financial regulation, fines, news by sally

“The Bank of Scotland has been fined £4m by the City regulator after a series of blunders meant it paid more than £20m in compensation to the wrong customers.”

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The Guardian, 19th October 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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CPS invites sport bodies to roundtables on social media cases – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted October 19th, 2012 in Crown Prosecution Service, internet, news, racism, sport by sally

“The CPS has extended its series of roundtables on prosecuting cases involving social media to include one in November with representatives invited from the FA, the England and Wales Cricket Board, the British Olympic Association and the Rugby Football Union.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 19th October 2012

Source: http://blog.cps.gov.uk

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Relatives of UK soldiers killed in Iraq win right to pursue damages claims – The Guardian

Posted October 19th, 2012 in armed forces, compensation, duty of care, Iraq, news by sally

“Relatives of soldiers killed in Iraq have secured a victory in the latest round of a compensation fight with ministers.”

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The Guardian, 19th October 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted October 19th, 2012 in legislation by sally

The Localism Act 2011 (Commencement No. 2 and Transitional Provisions) (England) Order 2012

The Immigration (European Economic Area) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2012

The Child Benefit and Child Tax Credit (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2012

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Couple can keep Nigerian baby after ‘scam’ ruling – BBC News

Posted October 19th, 2012 in children, custody, fraud, news by sally

“A couple, who could not have children, have been told by the High Court they can keep a baby born in Nigeria, despite tests showing they were not the child’s biological parents.”

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BBC News, 18th October 2012

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Criminal Cases Review Commission Triennial Review – call for evidence – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 19th, 2012 in budgets, Criminal Cases Review Commission, criminal justice, news, quangos by sally

“In order to review the continuing need for the functions and the form of the Criminal Cases Review Commission, and its statutory powers to perform these functions, the review team is seeking evidence from a wide range of bodies in response to the two principle aims stated by Cabinet Office (as detailed above). The review would particularly welcome hearing from applicants (current, previous or those who may potentially apply) to the Commission.”

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Ministry of Justice, 19th October 2012

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

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British Airways plc v Williams and others – WLR Daily

Posted October 19th, 2012 in airlines, EC law, holiday pay, law reports, remuneration, working time by sally

British Airways plc v Williams and others [2012] UKSC 43; [2012] WLR (D) 277

“Where a group of airline pilots’ claimed that their paid annual leave (as required by a European Aviation Directive) should include their regular supplementary allowances as well as their basic pay and, on a reference by the Supreme Court, the Court of Justice of the European Union had interpreted the Directive as requiring pay for annual leave to correspond to normal remuneration, assessed as being the average over a representative period of all remuneration save that intended exclusively to cover costs, the absence of a detailed domestic legislative scheme implementing the Directive’s requirements as to paid annual leave did not preclude an employment tribunal from making such an assessment.”

WLR Daily, 17th October 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Litigators: Survive & Thrive – Speech by Lord Dyson, Master of the Rolls

Posted October 19th, 2012 in costs, fees, legal aid, legal profession, speeches by sally

Litigators: Survive & Thrive (PDF)

Speech by Lord Dyson, Master of the Rolls

Civil Justice Section Conference, 18th October 2012

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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Murderer Jeremy Bamber’s legal bid for appeal refused – BBC News

Posted October 19th, 2012 in appeals, murder, news by sally

“Convicted killer Jeremy Bamber has lost the latest stage in his legal battle to clear his name.”

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BBC News, 19th October 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted October 19th, 2012 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Samsung Electronics (UK) Ltd v Apple Inc [2012] EWCA Civ 1339 (18 October 2012)

Ali v London Borough of Wandsworth [2012] EWCA Civ 1337 (18 October 2012)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Crispin v Webster [2012] EWHC 2836 (QB) (18 October 2012)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Braithwaite v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2012] EWHC 2835 (Admin) (18 October 2012)

Yaacoub v General Medical Council [2012] EWHC 2779 (Admin) (18 October 2012)

Mulliqi, R (On the Application of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWHC 2852 (Admin) (18 October 2012)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Petrochemical Industries Company (KSC) v The Dow Chemical Company [2012] EWHC 2739 (Comm) (11 October 2012)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Former army lawyer urges end of ‘state torture’ to prevent future abuses – The Guardian

Posted October 19th, 2012 in armed forces, detention, Iraq, news, torture by sally

“The former chief legal adviser to the army in Iraq has said the UK’s complicity in the unlawful treatment of detainees was ‘institutional’ and must be wiped out to prevent future abuses by British troops.”

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The Guardian, 19th October 2012

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Brace yourself for unprecedented change, says master of rolls – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 19th, 2012 in costs, fees, legal aid, legal profession, news by sally

“Implementing the Jackson costs reforms will inevitably lead to satellite litigation, the master of the rolls has warned. He urged courts and lawyers to ‘do what they can’ to minimise it.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 19th October 2012

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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Caroline Coyne murder: Carl Powell jailed – BBC News

Posted October 19th, 2012 in murder, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

“A man described as sexually obsessive and predatory has been given a life sentence for murdering a young woman and sexually assaulting another.”

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BBC News, 18th October 2012

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Young offenders should be screened for brain injuries – The Guardian

Posted October 19th, 2012 in criminal justice, mental health, news, young offenders by sally

“A report published on Friday makes some surprising and rather alarming claims. Apparently, 60% of young people in custody say they have experienced a traumatic brain injury. To put this figure into perspective, the incidence of brain injury is typically higher in the population under 25 than in older people, but recent research cited in the report suggests it is higher still for under-25s who find themselves involved in the criminal justice system.”

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The Guardian, 19th October 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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The revolving door of EU criminal justice – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted October 19th, 2012 in criminal justice, EC law, news, veto, warrants by sally

“There has been much in the press recently about the UK Government being minded to opt out, and/or in, of EU criminal justice measures. The implications of this decision will be significant to the UK’s ability to investigate and prosecute crime. So what does it all mean?”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 18th October 2012

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

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Court lifts ban on naming Jeremy Forrest in child abduction case – The Guardian

Posted October 19th, 2012 in anonymity, kidnapping, news, reporting restrictions, teachers by sally

“It is now possible to report that school teacher Jeremy Forrest appeared in court on child abduction charges, after a magistrate court relaxed an unusual court order that had prevented the defendant from being named.”

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The Guardian, 18th October 2012

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MoD Iraq ‘negligence’ claim ruling due – BBC News

Posted October 19th, 2012 in armed forces, duty of care, human rights, negligence, news by sally

“The families of four UK soldiers killed in Iraq are to find out later whether they can sue the Ministry of Defence.”

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BBC News, 19th October 2012

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Gary McKinnon’s ordeal is over – now put a stop to all needless extraditions – The Guardian

Posted October 19th, 2012 in computer crime, extradition, human rights, mental health, news by sally

“Theresa May is to be congratulated for halting McKinnon’s extradition, but she must legislate to prevent future injustice.”

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The Guardian, 18th October 2012

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Prisoners should get vote says human rights chief Baroness O’Neill – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 19th, 2012 in elections, human rights, news, prisons, rehabilitation by sally

“Prisoners should be given the right to vote in an attempt to help them reintegrate into society, the newly appointed chair of the human rights watchdog has said.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th October 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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