Eye-gouge man Shane Jenkin loses appeal over Tina Nash attack – BBC News

“A man jailed for life for blinding his girlfriend by gouging out her eyes has had an appeal against his sentence refused.”

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BBC News, 6th November 2012

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Library closures may be unlawful, says Commons select committee – The Guardian

Posted November 6th, 2012 in illegality, libraries, news, reports, select committees by sally

“A ‘damning’ report into library closures up and down the country has found that councils making plans to shut branches without taking proper account of local needs risk breaking the law.”

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The Guardian, 6th November 2012

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Extradition cases: Should politicians or courts decide? – BBC News

Posted November 6th, 2012 in courts, extradition, human rights, ministers' powers and duties, news by sally

“Who should decide whether a suspect should be extradited to stand trial abroad? Is extradition purely a legal matter, to be decided by the courts? Or should ministers have the discretion to block extradition in appropriate cases?”

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BBC News, 6th November 2012

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Bus driver sacked for BNP membership wins case in Strasbourg – The Guardian

Posted November 6th, 2012 in human rights, news, political opinion discrimination, unfair dismissal by sally

“A Bradford bus diver should not have been sacked for being a member of the British National Party, the European court of human rights has ruled.”

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The Guardian, 6th November 2012

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How UK immigration laws are splitting families apart – BBC News

Posted November 6th, 2012 in elderly, families, immigration, news by sally

“The government’s promise to reduce net migration by 2015 includes measures that have made it more difficult for people from outside Europe to join family members in the UK, creating tough choices for some British residents.”

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BBC News, 6th November 2012

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Civil enforcement remedies – consultation on extending the range of remedies available to public enforcers of consumer law – Department for Business Innovation and Skills

Posted November 6th, 2012 in consultations, consumer protection, enforcement, news by sally

“The consultation sets out proposals to extend the range of remedies available to enforcers of consumer law.”

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Department for Business Innovation and Skills, 5th November 2012

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted November 6th, 2012 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

KA (Afghanistan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWCA Civ 1420 (06 November 2012)

Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission (CMEC) v Gibbons [2012] EWCA Civ 1379 (30 October 2012)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Jolly v Harsco Infrastructure Services Ltd [2012] EWHC 3086 (QB) (05 November 2012)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Bamford & Ors v Harvey & Anor [2012] EWHC 2858 (Ch) (18 October 2012)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Doherty v Westminster Magistrates’ Court [2012] EWHC 2990 (Admin) (17 October 2012)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Gemini (Eclipse 2006-3) Plc & Anor v Danske Bank AS & Anor [2012] EWHC 3103 (Comm) (05 November 2012)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Police commissioner elections turnout threshold ruled out – The Guardian

Posted November 6th, 2012 in crime, elections, news, police by sally

“The home secretary, Theresa May, has refused to set a minimum turnout for next week’s police and crime commissioner elections in the face of claims that it could fall to the lowest in British election history.”

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The Guardian, 6th November 2012

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Ched Evans rape case: nine fined over naming of footballer’s victim – The Guardian

Posted November 6th, 2012 in anonymity, fines, identification, internet, news, rape, victims by sally

“Nine people have been fined after admitting to revealing online the identity of a woman raped by the footballer Ched Evans.”

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The Guardian, 5th November 2012

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Ignorance is no defence on Twitter and Facebook, warn legal experts – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 6th, 2012 in defamation, defences, internet, malicious communications, news, publishing by sally

“Media lawyers Niri Shan and Lorna Caddy explain why commenting on Twitter and Facebook is no longer the same as a chat down the pub.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th November 2012

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Addenbrooke’s resuscitation policy row goes to court – The Guardian

Posted November 6th, 2012 in consent, doctors, hospital orders, hospitals, news by sally

“The husband of a woman who died in Addenbrooke’s hospital, Cambridge, has claimed doctors ‘badgered’ her about agreeing to a ‘do not resuscitate’ order. David Tracey alleges two DNR notices were added to his wife Janet’s medical records without her knowledge or consent.”

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The Guardian, 5th November 2012

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Peers scrap hundreds of ancient laws in minutes – The Independent

Posted November 6th, 2012 in legislation, news, parliament, repeals by sally

“Peers took just minutes tonight to back the repeal of hundreds of outdated laws, stretching back over nearly 700 years.”

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The Independent, 5th November 2012

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In re MF Global UK Ltd (in special administration); Heis and others v MF Global Inc – WLR Daily

Posted November 6th, 2012 in administrators, insolvency, law reports by sally

In re MF Global UK Ltd (in special administration); Heis and others v MF Global Inc [2012] EWHC 3068 (Ch); [2012] WLR (D) 304

“The appointment of an investment bank administrator under the Investment Bank Special Administration Regulations 2011 was not analogous to the appointment of a liquidator.”

WLR Daily, 1st November 2012

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More committal hearings abolished – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 6th, 2012 in committals, courts, news by sally

“Criminals will face justice far more quickly as court committal hearings are abolished in dozens of areas of England and Wales from today [5 November].”

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Ministry of Justice, 5th November 2012

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City trader Nicholas Levene gets 13-year sentence for £32m Ponzi scam – The Guardian

Posted November 6th, 2012 in confiscation, false accounting, fraud, news, sentencing by sally

“He was the very embodiment of the flash City trader – a self-made millionaire who rode the wave of the 1980s big bang to become a financial player famed for throwing lavish parties attended by celebrities and leading business figures.”

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The Guardian, 5th November 2012

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Shared parenting provision to be inserted into Children Act section 1 – Family Law Week

Posted November 6th, 2012 in legislation, news, parental rights by sally

“The Department for Education has announced that it proposes to introduce amendments to the Children Act 1989 in order to provide for a presumption of shared parenting. A new section 1 (2A) will be inserted into the Act as follows:

‘(2A) A court, in the circumstances mentioned in subsection (4)(a) or (7), is as respects each parent within subsection (6)(a) to presume, unless the contrary is shown, that involvement of that parent in the life of the child concerned will further the child’s welfare.’”

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Family Law Week, 6th November 2012

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Cooperative parenting following family separation – Government’s response – Family Law Bar Association

Posted November 6th, 2012 in consultations, divorce, news, parental rights by sally

“Cooperative parenting following family separation: proposed legislation on the involvement of parents in a child’s life.”

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Family Law Bar Association, 5th November 2012

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Hillsborough: Attorney general replies to Anne Williams plea – BBC News

Posted November 6th, 2012 in attorney general, health & safety, inquests, news, sport by sally

“The attorney general has vowed to urgently apply for a new inquest for Hillsborough victim Kevin Williams after learning his mother has cancer.”

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BBC News, 5th November 2012

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Ofcom slams Channel 4 for airing sexual show when children watch – The Guardian

Posted November 6th, 2012 in children, complaints, media, news by sally

“Ofcom has criticised Channel 4 for airing dating show Love Shaft, which featured contestants talking about ‘massive tits’, ‘slut’ and ‘part-time slut’, when young children were likely to be watching.”

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The Guardian, 5th November 2012

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Family courts ‘ignoring needs of domestic violence victims’ – The Guardian

Posted November 6th, 2012 in domestic violence, family courts, news, parental rights, reports, victims by sally

“Government plans to enshrine the right of both divorced fathers and mothers to see their children risk putting victims of domestic violence and their children in danger, according to a report.”

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The Guardian, 5th November 2012

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