£1.4bn UBS rogue trader Kweku Adoboli jailed for 7 years for UK’s largest ever fraud – The Independent

Posted November 20th, 2012 in banking, false accounting, fraud, news, sentencing by sally

“A rogue trader who carried out the UK’s largest ever fraud, losing £1.4 billion in bad deals which nearly brought down a major international bank, was jailed for seven years today.”

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The Independent, 20th November 2012

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Hillsborough: Application to quash inquests next month – BBC News

Posted November 20th, 2012 in health & safety, inquests, news, public interest, sport by sally

“An application to quash the Hillsborough inquest verdicts will be made next month, the Attorney General has announced.”

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BBC News, 20th November 2012

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Mandatory post-release rehab courses for short-sentence prisoners unveiled – The Guardian

Posted November 20th, 2012 in drug abuse, news, prisons, probation, rehabilitation, sentencing by sally

“Prisoners serving less than 12 months will have to agree to undertake a post-release rehabilitation programme as a condition of their release under legislation planned by the justice secretary, Chris Grayling.”

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The Guardian, 20th November 2012

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When does a professional appointment include a guarantee of success? – Zenith Chambers

Posted November 20th, 2012 in appeals, fire, news, professional conduct, warranties by sally

“For anyone concerned as to whether a professional appointment imposes a duty guaranteeing or warranting a successful outcome the Court of Appeal decision in Trebor Bassett Holdings Limited -and- The Cadbury UK Partnership v. ADT Fire and Security Plc (2012) EWCA Civ 1158 provides invaluable assistance.”

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Zenith Chambers, 14th November 2012

Source: www.zenithchambers.co.uk

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New rights for surrogate parents as part of innovative overhaul of flexible parental leave framework – Cloisters

Posted November 20th, 2012 in flexible working, news, parental rights, surrogacy by sally

“Parental leave is to be shared more equally in the future. From 2015 the UK will have a new system of flexible parental leave in place”

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Cloisters, November 2012

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Just because it looks like a Duck, walks like a Duck and sounds like a Duck, does not mean it is Duck –or a house? – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted November 20th, 2012 in appeals, housing, leases, news by sally

“Part I of the Leasehold Reform Act 1967 was designed to alter the balance between freeholders and their residential tenants, by giving the leaseholders the right to an extended lease or to compulsory acquisition of the freehold.”

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Hardwicke Chambers, 16th November 2012

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Judicial Review by Third Parties – 11 KBW

Posted November 20th, 2012 in judicial review, news, public procurement, tenders, third parties by sally

Judicial Review by Third Parties (PDF)

11 KBW, 16th November 2012

Source: www.11kbw.com

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Command Papers – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted November 20th, 2012 in parliamentary papers by sally

Government’s Response to Professor Malcolm Harrington’s Third Independent Review of the Work Capability Assessment, Cm 8474 (PDF)

Source: www.official-documents.gov.uk

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted November 20th, 2012 in legislation by sally

The Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Wales) Regulations 2012

The General Optical Council (Continuing Education and Training Rules) (Amendment) Order of Council 2012

The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Amendment) (Charging Schemes) Regulations 2012

The Machine Games Duty (Exemptions) Order 2012

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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More victims to get a say – restorative Justice – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 20th, 2012 in news, restorative justice, victims by sally

“More victims of crime will be able to access a high standard of restorative justice across England and Wales with the launch of a new action plan today [19 November].”

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Ministry of Justice,

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Related link: Restorative Justice Action Plan for the Criminal Justice System (PDF)

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted November 20th, 2012 in law reports by sally

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Abbey v Gilligan & Ors [2012] EWHC 3217 (QB) (20 November 2012)

Ahmed v The Inns’ Conduct Committee [2012] EWHC 3270 (QB) (19 November 2012)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Payday loan firms warned over lending and debt collection – BBC News

Posted November 20th, 2012 in consumer credit, consumer protection, debts, news, reports by sally

“The payday loan industry has been warned to improve the way it lends money and collects debts, or face sanctions.”

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BBC News, 20th November 2012

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JR, the rule of law, and administrative justice – NearlyLegal

Posted November 20th, 2012 in housing, judicial review, news, rule of law by sally

“According to Cameron, there is a need to restrict the right to judicial review to ensure the country’s economic competitiveness. As he put it, judicial review should, therefore, cost more, have shorter deadlines, and fewer rights of appeal. This is so that ‘people think twice about time wasting’.”

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NearlyLegal, 20th November 2012

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Charging announcement in relation to Operation Elveden – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted November 20th, 2012 in conspiracy, corruption, media, misfeasance in public office, news, police, prosecutions by sally

“Alison Levitt, QC, Principal Legal Advisor to the Director of Public Prosecutions, oversees CPS decision making and all potential prosecutions in relation to the ongoing phone hacking investigations and other related matters.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 20th November 2012

Source: www.blog.cps.gov.uk

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Protected food names: Quality or cartel? – BBC News

Posted November 20th, 2012 in food, news, protected geographical indication, trade names by sally

“What’s in a name? Well, if it’s the name of a tasty local food, then legal wrangles, multimillion-pound sales and the threat of small local traders going to the wall.”

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BBC News, 20th November 2012

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Elephant owners in court over alleged animal cruelty – The Guardian

Posted November 20th, 2012 in animal cruelty, news by sally

“Secretly filmed footage of a circus elephant being kicked and hit with a pitchfork has been shown at the trial of a husband and wife who are accused of causing the animal unnecessary suffering.”

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The Guardian, 19th November 2012

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MoJ plans for judicial review reform face sceptical response from lawyers – Legal Week

Posted November 20th, 2012 in judicial review, legal profession, news by sally

“The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is to reform the judicial review process in an attempt to reduce the number of ‘weak or ill-conceived cases’ the Government says are clogging up courts, with the news greeted with a sceptical response from the legal profession.”

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Legal Week, 19th November 2012

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IPCC advised to take soft tone with police – BBC News

Posted November 20th, 2012 in complaints, news, police by sally

“The deputy chair of the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) cautioned one of their senior investigators against treating police as possible suspects in investigating a man’s death during an arrest.”

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BBC News, 19th November 2012

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Diminishing judicial review will reverse 50 years of legal progress – The Guardian

Posted November 20th, 2012 in civil justice, judicial review, news, rule of law by sally

“We ought always to strive to streamline our judicial system, but our right of access to justice should not be lightly interfered with.”

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The Guardian, 19th November 2012

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Votes for prisoners – opening the door? – BBC News

Posted November 20th, 2012 in bills, courts, elections, human rights, news, prisons by sally

“Polls suggest the public are incredulous at the idea. And, famously, we all know that it makes David Cameron physically sick.”

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BBC News, 19th November 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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