£5.8m payout for brain-damaged boy – The Independent

Posted October 25th, 2012 in birth, compensation, hospitals, medical treatment, news by sally

“A boy left brain damaged after a bowel condition was not properly treated is to receive compensation worth £5.8 million.”

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The Independent, 25th October 2012

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More shenanigans on prisoner votes – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted October 25th, 2012 in elections, human rights, news, prisons by sally

“The Government has until 22 November to put forth legislative proposals in order to comply with the court’s rulings on prisoner votes.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 25th October 2012

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Mediation is the future, Falconer says – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 25th, 2012 in arbitration, equal pay, news, time limits by sally

“The Supreme Court’s equal pay ruling yesterday will lead to ‘billions and billions worth of claims’ Labour’s former lord chancellor has predicted. Lord Falconer … suggested that such claims be mediated rather than leaving them to the ‘vagaries of the legal system’, which he said would be costly and could take years.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 25th October 2012

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Norfolk judge calls for ‘traumatic’ court scenes to be televised – BBC News

Posted October 25th, 2012 in courts, judges, media, news by sally

“A judge has said some traumatic scenes in court should be televised to show the devastation wreaked by road deaths.”

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BBC News, 24th October 2012

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Why saving the Human Rights Act will be good for your health – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted October 25th, 2012 in bills, health, human rights, legislation, news by sally

“Debate about whether the Human Rights Act (HRA) might be replaced by a new UK Bill of Rights often dwells on the potential loss, or at least weakening, of the legal route to accountability and redress for victims of human rights violations. An event next month in Liverpool reminds us how much more might be lost if the HRA were to be scrapped or watered down. In particular, it highlights the significance of section 6 of the Act, which requires all public authorities to act in a way which is compatible with European Convention rights unless primary legislation requires them to act otherwise.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 24th October 2012

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Tempest Tossed? – NearlyLegal

Posted October 25th, 2012 in fire, landlord & tenant, news, repairs, repossession by sally

“Does the landlord’s repairing duty under Section 11 Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 extend to damage by fire, flood or tempest?”

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NearlyLegal, 24th October 2012

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Pro bono – minding the gap – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 25th, 2012 in law firms, news, pro bono work by sally

“The tough economic climate, coupled with the threat to frontline advice agencies from local authority and legal aid cuts, has dramatically increased demand for free legal help. National Pro Bono Week, which starts on 5 November, will focus attention on the question ‘is something better than nothing?’ as law firms of all sizes explore how they can best respond, and in-house counsel press for regulatory change so they can offer more pro bono support.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 25th October 2012

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Fiancée fights for her right to a Scientology wedding in landmark legal bid to overturn ‘unfair’ marriage laws in England and Wales – The Independent

Posted October 25th, 2012 in belief discrimination, equality, marriage, news by sally

“Scientologists have launched a landmark legal bid to overturn marriage laws in England and Wales. Followers of the controversial new religion believe it is unfair that Protestants, Catholics, Quakers, Jews and Non-Conformists are allowed to have state sanctioned marriages in their religious buildings whilst other faiths are not.”

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The Independent, 24th October 2012

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Prisoner votes row will lose the government respect – The Guardian

Posted October 25th, 2012 in attorney general, elections, human rights, news, prisons by sally

“Cameron’s depressing announcement means the UK’s reputation will suffer – and it was a snub to his attorney general.”

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The Guardian, 24th October 2012

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Blow to Sarah’s Law as judges rule paedophiles’ human rights should be considered – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 25th, 2012 in criminal records, disclosure, human rights, judgments, news, sexual offences by sally

“A High Court ruling said paedophiles should be allowed to make representations before their details are revealed to members of the public.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th October 2012

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Disclosure of sex offender information – new high court judgment – Panopticon

Posted October 25th, 2012 in criminal records, disclosure, human rights, judgments, news, sexual offences by sally

“The High Court has today handed down an important judgment on the legality of the Government’s Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme (CSOD): X(South Yorkshire) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWHC 2954 (Admin). CSOD is a non statutory scheme which police forces nationally have been free to adopt since 2010. It enables members of the public to ask the police to provide details of a person who has some form of contact with children with a view to ascertaining whether that person had convictions for sexual offences against children or whether there is other relevant information about him or her which ought to be made available.”

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Panopticon, 24th October 2012

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Reginald Davies convicted of sex abuse dating back 63 years – The Guardian

Posted October 25th, 2012 in child abuse, extradition, news, rape, sexual offences by sally

“An elderly man has been convicted of the rape and sexual abuse of four young girls in south Wales up to 63 years ago, in one of the oldest historic cases of sex offences ever to be prosecuted in this country.”

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The Guardian, 24th October 2012

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