New date set for Moors Murderer Ian Brady’s tribunal – BBC News

Posted December 6th, 2012 in mental health, murder, news, suicide, tribunals by sally

“Moors Murderer Ian Brady’s rescheduled mental health tribunal will take place in June, the Judicial Office has said.”

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BBC News, 6th December 2012

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Student convicted over Anonymous cyber-attacks – The Guardian

Posted December 6th, 2012 in bail, computer crime, internet, news by sally

“A key member of the Anonymous hacking group has been convicted for his part in a series of cyber-attacks on Paypal and other major companies.”

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The Guardian, 6th December 2012

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Bride jailed for downloading terror magazine – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 6th, 2012 in internet, news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

“A newly-married sister of two convicted terrorists was jailed for a year today for keeping al-Qaeda terrorist material on her mobile phone.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th December 2012

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Prison sentences: How do judges decide them? – BBC News

Posted December 6th, 2012 in consultations, detention, judges, news, sentencing by sally

“Changes are in the pipeline for the sentencing of sex offenders. But what principles govern how long a criminal is jailed for?”

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BBC News, 6th December 2012

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Two sentenced in first ever ‘land banking’ fraud trial – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted December 6th, 2012 in fraud, news, sale of land, sentencing by sally

“Two sentenced in first ever ‘land banking’ fraud trial Two men have today been sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court in what is thought to be the first ever trial for ‘land banking’ fraud. Omar Eshpari and Stefan Mitchell secured at least £3m from their victims between April 2008 and October 2009.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 6th December 2012

Source: http://blog.cps.gov.uk

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Voluntary sector should be able to charge – LSB – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 6th, 2012 in charities, consultations, fees, law centres, legal services, news by sally

“Not-for-profit groups should be allowed to charge for provision of legal services, the Legal Services Board has said.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 6th December 2012

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted December 6th, 2012 in law reports by sally

High Court (Chancery Division)

Clinisupplies Ltd v Park & Ors [2012] EWHC 3453 (Ch) (05 December 2012)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Cleightonhills v Bembridge Marine Ltd & Ors [2012] EWHC 3449 (TCC) (05 December 2012)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Command Papers – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted December 6th, 2012 in parliamentary papers by sally

Autumn Statement 2012, Cm 8480 (PDF)

Review Body on Senior Salaries: Report No. 80 Report on Locality Pay for NHS Very Senior Managers 2012, Cm 8507 (PDF)

NHS Pay Review Body: Market-Facing Pay, Cm 8501 (PDF)

School Teachers’ Review Body: Twenty-First Report – 2012, Cm 8487 (PDF)

Prison Service Pay Review Body: Report on Local Pay in England and Wales 2012, Cm 8488 (PDF)

Office for Budget Responsibility: Economic and fiscal outlook, Cm 8481 (PDF)

Post Legislative Assessment of the London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (Amendment) Act 2011, Cm 8503 (PDF)

Gas Generation Strategy, Cm 8407 (PDF)

Draft Gambling (Licensing & Advertising) Bill, Cm 8497 (PDF)

Source: www.official-documents.gov.uk

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted December 6th, 2012 in legislation by sally

The National Health Service Commissioning Board and Clinical Commissioning Groups (Responsibilities and Standing Rules) Regulations 2012

The Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2012

The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Disclosure of Confidential Information) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

The Insurance Companies (Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2012

The Friendly Societies (Modifications of the Tax Acts) Regulations 2012

The Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information (Amendment) Regulations 2012

The Finance Act 1994, section 30A (Appointed Day) Order 2012

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Judge strikes down Facebook page “Keeping our Kids Safe From Predators” – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted December 6th, 2012 in anonymity, criminal records, injunctions, internet, news, sexual offences by sally

“This fascinating case comes to light in the midst of general astonishment at the minimal attention paid in the Leveson Report to the ‘wild west’ of the internet and the question of social media regulation.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 5th December 2012

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High Court overturns ruling striking out £60,000 ATE premium for redacted insurance certificate – Litigation Futures

Posted December 6th, 2012 in costs, insurance, news, striking out by sally

“The High Court has overturned a cost judge’s ruling that a redacted after-the-event (ATE) insurance certificate did not comply with the Costs Practice Direction (CPD) because it did not show what premiums would have been payable had the case concluded earlier than it did.”

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Litigation Futures, 6th December 2012

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

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Are whole-life prison sentences an infringement of human rights? – The Guardian

Posted December 6th, 2012 in human rights, news, rehabilitation, sentencing by sally

“As three British lifers launch an appeal at the European court, we weigh the evidence.”

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The Guardian, 5th December 2012

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Abid Naseer loses extradition appeal – BBC News

Posted December 6th, 2012 in appeals, extradition, human rights, news, terrorism by sally

“A UK-based terror suspect has failed in his bid to stop his extradition to the US after the European Court of Human Rights threw his case out.”

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BBC News, 5th December 2012

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Thieves sell £500,000 Henry Moore sculpture as scrap for just £46 – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 6th, 2012 in artistic works, news, sentencing, theft, waste by sally

“Two thieves who stole a £500,000 sculpture by Henry Moore and sold it as scrap for just £46 have been jailed for a year.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th December 2012

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Gove challenged over exam changes by watchdog Ofqual – BBC News

Posted December 6th, 2012 in education, examinations, news by sally

“England’s exams regulator Ofqual has told the Education Secretary Michael Gove it has concerns over some of the changes he is bringing in to England’s exams system.”

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BBC News, 5th December 2012

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Divorce battle lands pair with £1.3m legal bill – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 6th, 2012 in appeals, costs, divorce, news by sally

“A husband ran up a £500,000 legal bill in a bitter divorce dispute he could not afford, the High Court ruled.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th December 2012

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Internet traffic data and debt collection: privacy implications – Panopticon

Posted December 6th, 2012 in data protection, EC law, internet, news, privacy by sally

“Mr Probst was a subscriber to the internet service provider (ISP) Verizon. He failed to pay his bill. A company called ‘nexnet’, the assignee of Verizon’s debt, sought to collect the sums due. In doing so, it obtained and used his internet traffic data in accordance with its ‘data protection and confidentiality agreement’ with Verizon. Disinclined to pay up, Mr Probst argued that nexnet had processed his personal data unlawfully and that the relevant terms of its agreement with Verizon purporting to sanction that processing were void. The first-instance German court agreed with him, but the appellate court did not.”

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Panopticon, 5th December 2012

Source: www.panopticonblog.com

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Jail sex offenders for longer, proposes review of sentencing guidelines – The Guardian

“Rapists and sex attackers should be given longer prison terms, the Sentencing Council recommends, as courts take into account gang attacks and new technologies exploited by offenders.”

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The Guardian, 6th December 2012

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Theresa May wins Abu Qatada court appeal bid – The Independent

Posted December 6th, 2012 in appeals, deportation, evidence, news, terrorism, torture by sally

“Home Secretary Theresa May has been granted permission to appeal against the decision to allow radical preacher Abu Qatada to stay in the UK, court officials said today.”

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The Independent, 5th December 2012

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Hillsborough probe bill supported in House of Commons – BBC News

Posted December 6th, 2012 in bills, complaints, news, parliament, police, sport by sally

“New powers to help the investigation of police officers involved in the Hillsborough disaster have been approved by MPs in the Commons.”

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BBC News, 5th December 2012

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