I won’t give prisoners the vote, says David Cameron – The Guardian

Posted October 24th, 2012 in elections, news, prisons by sally

“Prime minister at odds with attorney general as he tells MPs prisoners will never get the vote under his government.”

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The Guardian, 24th October 2012

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Change law that puts children in jail for minor offences, says report – The Guardian

Posted October 24th, 2012 in children, death in custody, imprisonment, news, young offenders by sally

“Minor offences by children should be treated as a public health issue and not as crimes, according to a new report revealing failings in the justice system have cost 190 lives in a decade.”

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The Guardian, 24th October 2012

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DPP to launch urgent investigation into failure to prosecute Jimmy Savile over child abuse allegations – The Independent

Posted October 24th, 2012 in child abuse, Crown Prosecution Service, news, prosecutions, sexual offences by sally

“Mr Starmer will examine why the Crown Prosecution Service failed to act on evidence about Savile’s activities passed to it in 2009 by Surrey Police.”

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The Independent, 24th October 2012

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Victoria station killing: man convicted over Sofyen Belamouadden death – The Guardian

Posted October 24th, 2012 in conspiracy, grievous bodily harm, homicide, news, young offenders by sally

“The last teenager to stand trial for the murder of a 15-year-old boy who was hunted down at a central London railway station has been convicted of his killing.”

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The Guardian, 24th October 2012

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted October 24th, 2012 in legislation by sally

The Housing (Empty Dwelling Management Orders) (Prescribed Period of Time and Additional Prescribed Requirements) (England) (Amendment) Order 2012

The Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) (Isle of Man) (Amendment) Order 2012

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Command Papers – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted October 24th, 2012 in parliamentary papers by sally

The Sustainable Communities Act 2007, Cm 8470 (PDF)

Government response to the House of Lords Communications Select Committee Report, “Broadband for all – an alternative vision”, Cm 8457 (PDF)

Source: www.official-documents.gov.uk

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Secretary of State for the Home Department v CC and another – WLR Daily

Secretary of State for the Home Department v CC and another [2012] EWHC 2837 (Admin); [2012] WLR (D) 283

“Where it was alleged that illegal actions of state agents constituted an abuse of the process of the court, it was not necessary to prove actual knowledge of that illegality for abuse of process to be established. There might be situations where mere recklessness or even negligent conduct could justify a stay on grounds of abuse of process.”

WLR Daily, 19th October 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Regina (EM (Eritrea)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; Regina (MA (Eritrea)) v Same; Regina (AE (Eritrea)) v Same; Regina (EH (Iran)) v Same – WLR Daily

Posted October 24th, 2012 in asylum, human rights, judicial review, law reports, refugees by sally

Regina (EM (Eritrea)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; Regina (MA (Eritrea)) v Same; Regina (AE (Eritrea)) v Same; Regina (EH (Iran)) v Same [2012] EWCA Civ 1336; [2012] WLR (D) 282

“Persons who had sought, or been granted, asylum in Italy but had since come to the United Kingdom could not resist return to Italy on the ground that they faced inhuman or degrading treatment there unless it could be shown that there was a systemic deficiency in the system of refugee protection in that country. Short of such evidence, in respect of which the view of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (‘UNHCR’) was pre-eminent, even powerful evidence of individual risk was of no avail.”

WLR Daily, 17th October 2012

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Women who worked for Birmingham council win equal pay court fight – The Guardian

Posted October 24th, 2012 in appeals, equal pay, local government, news, women by sally

“Scores of women who worked for a local authority have won an equal pay compensation fight at the UK’s highest court.”

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The Guardian, 24th October 2012

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted October 24th, 2012 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Mohan v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWCA Civ 1363 (23 October 2012)

Gala Unity Ltd v Ariadne Road RTM Company Ltd [2012] EWCA Civ 1372 (23 October 2012)

PC Harrington Contractors Ltd v Systech International Ltd [2012] EWCA Civ 1371 (23 October 2012)

Spencer & Anor v Secretary of State for Defence [2012] EWCA Civ 1368 (23 October 2012)

George, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWCA Civ 1362 (23 October 2012)

Hussain v Hussain & Anor [2012] EWCA Civ 1367 (23 October 2012)

Barkas v North Yorkshire County Council [2012] EWCA Civ 1373 (23 October 2012)

High Court (Chancery Division)

The Procter & Gamble Company v Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA & Anor [2012] EWHC 2839 (Ch) (23 October 2012)

Fanfare Properties Ltd & Anor v Grafton Estate No. 2lp (Nominee One) Ltd & Ors [2012] EWHC 2918 (Ch) (22 October 2012)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Price v Cheshire East Borough Council [2012] EWHC 2927 (Admin) (11 October 2012)

High Court (Commercial Court)

ED & F Man Sugar Ltd v Unicargo Transportgesellschaft mbH [2012] EWHC 2879 (Comm) (23 October 2012)

Source: www.bailii.org

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New tool to fight economic crime – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 24th, 2012 in bribery, fraud, money laundering, news, prosecutions by sally

“A new measure announced today [23 October] will help prosecutors combat corporate offending including fraud, money laundering and bribery – which cost the UK billions of pounds each year.”

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Ministry of Justice, 23rd October 2012

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Only smarties have the answer – collective cabinet responsibility and the sale of Rowntree Mackintosh – Panopticon

Posted October 24th, 2012 in freedom of information, government departments, news, takeovers by sally

“The question of whether the convention on collective cabinet responsibility operates, in effect, as a trump card in the FOIA context has been considered in a number of tribunal cases (see further for example the Lamb case concerning a request for disclosure of the Iraq war cabinet minutes and the Cabinet Office case concerning cabinet discussions over the Westland takeover (‘the Westland case’)). Last week, in Cabinet Office v IC, the First-Tier Tribunal handed down a decision in which it reconfirmed the principle that the convention, whilst undoubtedly an important consideration in the FOIA context, does not create any absolute bar against disclosure.”

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Panopticon, 23rd October 2012

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Community sentences to deliver proper punishment – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 24th, 2012 in community service, compensation, news, punishment by sally

“The Government today publishes the new legislation, in the Crime and Courts Bill, that will mean adult community sentences will now contain a punitive element.”

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Ministry of Justice, 23rd October 2012

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Solicitor General: Keynote speech to World Bribery and Corruption Compliance Forum – Attorney General’s Office

Posted October 24th, 2012 in bribery, corruption, news, prosecutions by sally

Solicitor General: Keynote speech to World Bribery and Corruption Compliance Forum

Attorney General’s Office, 23rd October 2012

Source: www.attorneygeneral.gov.uk

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Urgent action call over child deaths in custody – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 24th, 2012 in children, death in custody, news, young persons by sally

“Two national charities have called for an urgent independent review of ‘systemic failings’ that have led to the deaths of 200 imprisoned children and young people over the past decade.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 24th October 2012

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Greater police prosecution powers to cut costs and deliver swifter justice – Home Office

Posted October 24th, 2012 in news, pilot schemes, police, prosecutions by sally

“Police prosecution powers are being extended in a bureaucracy busting change to the law announced today [23 October] by Home Secretary Theresa May.”

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Home Office, 23rd October 2012

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‘Courtroom chaos': Government accused of endangering justice by using cut-price courtroom interpreters – The Independent

Posted October 24th, 2012 in contracting out, courts, interpreters, news by sally

“Britain’s leading translators today accused the government of endangering justice with a cut-price private contract for courtroom interpreters, which is ‘dangerous to the interests of public safety.'”

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The Independent, 23rd October 2012

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Compensation for Savile’s victims – BBC Law in Action

Posted October 24th, 2012 in child abuse, compensation, news, sexual offences by sally

“Victims of abuse by Jimmy Savile may soon submit compensation claims to the courts. So what will they have to prove and what defences will be available to Savile’s former employers – such as the BBC, hospitals and prisons? Appeal Court judge, Sir Stanley Burnton, tells Joshua Rozenberg what is likely to happen.”

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BBC Law in Action, 23rd October 2012

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More appeals over police complaints handling, says IPCC – BBC News

Posted October 24th, 2012 in appeals, complaints, news, police, statistics by sally

“There has been a rise in the number of people unhappy with how police in England and Wales handled complaints.”

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BBC News, 24th October 2012

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Prince Charles and the curious case of the Black Spider Letters – UK Human Rights Blog

“Litigation relating to information rights can sometimes seem very dry and obscure, entailing lengthy analysis of the merits of public authorities disclosing or withholding information which is highly specialised or obtuse, and of little real interest to the general population. But this case – the case of the ‘Black Spider Letters’ – really is a fascinating one, involving an examination not just of the legislative provisions relating to the disclosure of information, but also a consideration of the existence and extent of constitutional conventions pertaining to the role of the monarchy in government. At the same time, it has the potential to generate such controversy as to make for perfect tabloid fodder. It has been the subject of international news coverage. And it’s not over yet.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 23rd October

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