Whole life prison terms upheld by Court of Appeal – BBC News

Posted November 21st, 2012 in appeals, dangerous offenders, early release, human rights, murder, news, prisons, rape by sally

“The Court of Appeal has upheld the principle of whole life sentences for the most dangerous of offenders, saying it does not breach human rights.”

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BBC News, 21st November 2012

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Barristers: profession is growing but what will it look like? – The Guardian

Posted November 21st, 2012 in barristers, diversity, equality, legal education, news, pupillage, statistics by sally

“Report shows fewer BME pupils, majority are from professional backgrounds and 22.5% have no debt.”

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The Guardian, 21st November 2012

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Lord Chief Justice to step down – The Independent

Posted November 21st, 2012 in judges, judiciary, news, retirement by sally

“Lord Chief Justice Lord Judge is to retire as head of the judiciary next year, the Judicial Office said.”

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The Independent, 21st November 2012

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Nanny jailed for crying rape after one-night stand – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 21st, 2012 in news, perverting the course of justice, rape, sentencing by sally

“A nanny who falsely accused her boss of rape when he rejected her following a one-night stand was jailed for two years today after a judge warned ‘hell hath no fury like a woman scorned’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st November 2012

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Command Papers – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted November 21st, 2012 in parliamentary papers by sally

International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage, 2001, Cm 8489 (PDF)

Protocol of 2003 to the International Convention on the Establishment of an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage, 1992, Cm 8490 (PDF)

Source: www.official-documents.gov.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted November 21st, 2012 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

YDG & Anor, R. v [2012] EWCA Crim 2437 (20 November 2012)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Churchill Insurance Company Ltd v Fitzgerald & Wilkinson (Rev 1) [2012] EWCA Civ 1465 (15 November 2012)

C (A child), Re [2012] EWCA Civ 1477 (16 November 2012)

Clearwell International Ltd v MSL Group Holdings Ltd & Ors [2012] EWCA Civ 1440 (16 November 2012)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Harrogate Borough Council v Crossland & Anor [2012] EWHC 3260 (QB) (20 November 2012)

Joseph & Ors v Spiller & Anor [2012] EWHC 3278 (QB) (20 November 2012)

MXB v East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust [2012] EWHC 3279 (QB) (20 November 2012)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Howard v Howard – Lawson [2012] EWHC 3258 (Ch) (20 November 2012)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Awuku, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWHC 3298 (Admin) (16 November 2012)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Bankhaus Wolbern & Co (AG & Co KG) & Anor v China Construction Bank Corporation, Zhejiang Branch [2012] EWHC 3285 (Comm) (19 November 2012)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Serious Fraud Office inspection report published – Attorney General’s Office

Posted November 21st, 2012 in Crown Prosecution Service, news, reports, Serious Fraud Office by sally

“The Attorney General has today published HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate’s report on the SFO.”

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Attorney General’s Office, 20th November 2012

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Plans unveiled for the future regulation of UK private security industry – Home Office

Posted November 21st, 2012 in licensing, news, professional conduct, regulations, security companies by sally

“Plans to make private security businesses across the UK more accountable for quality and standards were unveiled by the government today [20 November].”

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Home Office, 20th November 2012

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Rehabilitation revolution – next steps announced – Ministry of Justice

“A rehabilitation revolution aimed at cutting crime, better educating troubled young people and offering real value to taxpayers was set out by the Secretary of State for Justice today [20 November].”

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Ministry of Justice, 20th November 2012

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No Judgment – No Justice – Lord Neuberger

Posted November 21st, 2012 in internet, judgments, law reports, news by sally

No Judgment – No Justice (PDF)

Lord Neuberger

The First Annual BAILII Lecture, 20th November 2012

Source: www.supremecourt.gov.uk

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Regina (Gujra) v Crown Prosecution Service – WLR Daily

Regina (Gujra) v Crown Prosecution Service [2012] UKSC 52; [2012] WLR (D) 330

“The Crown Prosecution Service, in deciding whether to use its statutory power to take over and discontinue a private prosecution on the ground that there was insufficient evidence, was entitled to apply the same test as that applicable to Crown prosecutors when conducting public prosecutions, namely that a prosecution should not be continued unless it was more likely than not that the defendant would be convicted.”

WLR Daily, 14th November 2012

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Gothaer Allgemeine Versicherung AG and others v Samskip GmbH – WLR Daily

Posted November 21st, 2012 in compensation, EC law, enforcement, insurance, jurisdiction, law reports, transport by sally

Gothaer Allgemeine Versicherung AG and others v Samskip GmbH (Case C-456/11); [2012] WLR (D) 329

“On the proper interpretation of articles 32 and 33 of Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 of 22 December 2000 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters (OJ 2001 L 12, p 1), the court of a member state in which recognition was sought of a judgment by which a court of another member state had declined jurisdiction on the basis of a jurisdiction clause was bound by the finding—declaring the action inadmissible—regarding the validity of that judgment.”

WLR Daily, 15th November 2012

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Regina (Irfan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Regina (Irfan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWCA Civ 1471; [2012] WLR (D) 328

“There was nothing disproportionate about a notification requirement of ten years’ duration from the date of release from imprisonment on licence even in the absence of a right of review.”

WLR Daily, 14th November 2012

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Fewer than a quarter of infringers would be put off by internet access suspension threat, Ofcom report says – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 21st, 2012 in copyright, crime prevention, internet, news, penalties, statistics by sally

“Fewer than one in four UK internet users that engaged in copyright infringing activity during a three month period earlier this year said they would be put off from repeating the offence if they knew they would receive a letter to tell them that their internet access was to be suspended as a result of the behaviour, according to a new study commissioned by Ofcom.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th November 2012

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Jailed SAS sniper Danny Nightingale to lodge appeal over sentence – The Guardian

“An SAS veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan will lodge an appeal on Wednesday against a decision to jail him for possessing a pistol and live ammunition at his home in Britain.”

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The Guardian, 20th November 2012

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‘Brutal’ double killer James Allen jailed for 37 years – The Independent

Posted November 21st, 2012 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

A robber who killed twice while on the run was jailed for at least 37 years today after he was convicted of two counts of murder.

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The Independent, 20th November 2012

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Judges ruling on whole-life case – BBC News

Posted November 21st, 2012 in appeals, dangerous offenders, early release, human rights, judges, murder, news, rape, sentencing by sally

“Five leading judges are to rule on appeals by four convicted criminals against their whole-life tariffs.”

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BBC News, 21st November 2012

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So, Lord Sumption says to be patient – we’ll have a diverse bench … in 2062 – The Guardian

Posted November 21st, 2012 in diversity, equality, judiciary, news by sally

“If talking publicly about judicial diversity really is ‘the fastest way to make enemies’ then Lord Sumption’s decision to deliver some ‘home truths’ on the topic last week was a brave one. It was also welcome. As anyone who has looked hard at judicial diversity over the past few years knows, a representative bench is much further away than the received wisdom suggests.”

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The Guardian, 20th November 2012

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Government threatens to legislate if voluntary consumer data access standards are not adhered to by mobile, energy and financial services firms – OUT-LAW.com

“Financial services, mobile telecoms and energy companies will be compelled by law to provide consumers with data they hold about their transactions or consumption in an ‘electronic, machine readable’ format, upon request, if they do not do so voluntarily, the Government has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th November 2012

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Thousands of children sexually exploited each year, inquiry says – The Guardian

Posted November 21st, 2012 in child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences, statistics, victims by sally

“Thousands of children are raped and abused each year, with many more cases going unreported by victims and unrecorded by the authorities, according to an official study presented as the most comprehensive inquiry to date of the scale and prevalence of child sexual exploitation in England.”

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The Guardian, 21st November 2012

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