DPP publishes new Code for Crown Prosecutors following public consultation – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted January 31st, 2013 in codes of practice, consultations, Crown Prosecution Service, news by sally

“The Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer, QC, has today published a new edition of the Code for Crown Prosecutors, the overarching document that guides prosecutors and police in deciding whether or not to charge a suspect.”

Full story

Crown Prosecution Service, 28th January 2013

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Comments Off

Sperm donors who know parents can apply to see children, court rules – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2013 in assisted reproduction, children, contact orders, news, parental rights by sally

“Sperm donors who know the parents to whom they have donated can apply for contact with their biological children, a court has ruled. Previously this was not allowed. The ruling has major implications for anyone who has a child conceived using the sperm of someone they know and for those considering starting a family this way.”

Full story

The Guardian, 31st January 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off

Hot 100: James Dingemans QC, 3 Hare Court – The Lawyer

Posted January 31st, 2013 in barristers, diversity, inns of court, news, pupillage by sally

“Inner Temple became a trailblazer on diversity issues at the bar when in March 2012 it launched the Pegasus Access Scheme.”

Full story

The Lawyer, 28th January 2013

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Comments Off

Man convicted of supplying gun to Mark Duggan – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2013 in firearms, news, retrials, witnesses by sally

“A man has been convicted of supplying a gun to Mark Duggan, whose shooting by police triggered the 2011 riots across England.”

Full story

The Guardian, 31st January 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off

Reducing delays in family courts – Ministry of Justice

Posted January 31st, 2013 in delay, evidence, expert witnesses, family courts, news by sally

“New measures have been introduced to ensure child care cases are dealt with more quickly and effectively in family courts. This is so children and families are spared unnecessary delays and the cost to taxpayers is reduced.”

Full story

Ministry of Justice, 31st January 2013

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Comments Off

Call centre justice – LegalVoice

Posted January 31st, 2013 in law centres, legal services, news, telecommunications by sally

“The Ministry of Justice is not that interested in research-based policy at the moment, writes Roger Smith. Better in the current environment to stick to prejudice; the elevation of austerity as the sole goal; and stagger through to tomorrow. Hence, no one, least of all Lord Chancellor Chris Grayling, is interested in what anyone has actually ever found out about telephone legal advice hotlines. We are two months away from LASPO Day when face to face advice begins to disappear from the High Street, at least for poor people, just as surely as Woolies and Comet. There is no time left for reflection, let alone reconsideration.”

Full story

LegalVoice, 31st January 2013

Source: www.legalvoice.org.uk

Comments Off

Bali drugs: UK government accused of breaching Lindsay Sandiford’s rights – The Guardian

“The government’s failure to provide an ‘adequate’ lawyer to represent a British woman sentenced to death in Indonesia for drug smuggling is a breach of her rights, the high court has been told.”

Full story

The Guardian, 31st January 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off

TV death baby: Kian McMillan’s mother jailed – BBC News

Posted January 31st, 2013 in child cruelty, child neglect, drug abuse, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

“The mother of a four-month-old boy who died when a television fell on his head has been jailed.”

Full story

BBC News, 31st January 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

Prisoners’ rights: no tea bags please! – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted January 31st, 2013 in judicial review, news, prisons by sally

“Was challenging the decision for prisoners having the right to vote a step too far?”

Full story

Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 31st January 2013

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

Comments Off

Classifieds

Posted January 31st, 2013 in news by sally

Recently added:

Comments Off

Naomi Campbell wins damages from Telegraph over ‘elephant polo’ claims – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2013 in damages, defamation, media, news by sally

“Naomi Campbell has received an apology and ‘substantial’ libel damages from the Daily Telegraph over an article that wrongly claimed she organised an elephant polo tournament in India.”

Full story

The Guardian, 31st January 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off

Command Papers – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted January 31st, 2013 in parliamentary papers by sally

Government Response to the Report of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee, Third Report of Session 2012-13: Library Closures, Cm 8535 (PDF)

HM Government Response to the Joint Committee on Human Rights Fourth Report of Session 2012-13: Legislative Scrutiny: Justice and Security Bill, Cm 8533 (PDF)

The Six-Monthly Report on Hong Kong: 1 July to 31 December 2012, Cm 8532 (PDF)

Source: www.official-documents.gov.uk

Comments Off

EU Court annuls EU freezing orders on Iranian bank – and Wikileaks again – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted January 31st, 2013 in appeals, banking, EC law, news by sally

“In October 2009, Bank Mellat, an Iranian bank, was effectively excluded from the UK financial market by an Order made by the Treasury, on the basis that it had or might provide banking services to those involved in Iran’s nuclear effort. The Bank challenged the Order, and the challenge failed in the Court of Appeal, albeit with a dissent from Elias LJ: see Rosalind English’s post and read judgment. The Bank’s appeal to the Supreme Court is due to be heard in March 2013; it raises some fascinating issues about common law unfairness, Article 6, and the right to property under A1P1 , given that the Bank was not told of the intention to make the Order prior to its making.”

Full story

UK Human Rights Blog, 30th January 2013

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Comments Off

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted January 31st, 2013 in law reports by sally

Supreme Court

B (Algeria) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] UKSC 4 (30 January 2013)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Dlugosz, R. v [2013] EWCA Crim 2 (30 January 2013)

Kenny v R. [2013] EWCA Crim 1 (30 January 2013)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Gallastegui, R (on the application of) v Westminster City Council & Ors [2013] EWCA Civ 28 (30 January 2013)

Ibrahim v London Borough of Wandsworth [2013] EWCA Civ 20 (30 January 2013)

LH (Nigeria) & Anor v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] EWCA Civ 26 (30 January 2013)

FHR European Ventures LLP & Ors v Mankarious & Ors [2013] EWCA Civ 17 (29 January 2013)

EU (Afghanistan) & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] EWCA Civ 32 (31 January 2013)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Isis Investments Ltd v Oscatello Investments Ltd & Ors [2013] EWHC 7 (Ch) (30 January 2013)

Ridgewood Properties Group Ltd & Ors v Valero Energy Ltd [2013] EWHC 98 (Ch) (30 January 2013)

MF Global UK Ltd, Re [2013] EWHC 92 (Ch) (29 January 2013)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Polish Judicial Authority v Wolkowicz [2013] EWHC 102 (Admin) (30 January 2013)

Cakani v Secretary of State for Home Department [2013] EWHC 16 (Admin) (31 January 2013)

High Court (Family Division)

AI v MT [2013] EWHC 100 (Fam) (30 January 2013)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Arcadis UK Ltd v May and Baker Ltd (t/a Sanofi) [2013] EWHC 87 (TCC) (29 January 2013)

Source: www.bailii.org

Comments Off

Blanket disclosure requirement for minor past convictions breaches Convention – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted January 31st, 2013 in appeals, cautions, disclosure, human rights, news, privacy, vetting by sally

“The Court of Appeal has ruled that the statutory requirement that criminal convictions and cautions must be disclosed in an enhanced criminal record check (‘ECRC’) in the context of particular types of employment interfered with the appellants’ right to respect for private life under Article 8.”

Full story

UK Human Rights Blog, 30th January 2013

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Comments Off

TV cameras to be allowed into court of appeal – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2013 in appeals, courts, law reports, media, news by sally

“TV cameras will be allowed into the court of appeal for the first time from October and senior judges will be offered training before appearing on camera, the lord chief justice has revealed.”

Full story

The Guardian, 30th January 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off

UK criminal record disclosure laws deemed to infringe individuals’ privacy rights – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 31st, 2013 in cautions, criminal records, disclosure, human rights, news, privacy, vetting by sally

“UK laws that set out a ‘blanket’ requirement that job applicants disclose to employers all of the ‘recordable’ criminal convictions and police warnings they have been given are incompatible with individuals’ right to privacy, the Court of Appeal has ruled.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 31st January 2013

Source: www.out-law.com

Comments Off

Regina (T) v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police and others (Liberty and another intervening); Regina (B) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; Regina (W) v Secretary of State for Justice – WLR Daily

Posted January 31st, 2013 in appeals, cautions, criminal records, law reports, police, privacy by sally

Regina (T) v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police and others (Liberty and another intervening); Regina (B) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; Regina (W) v Secretary of State for Justice [2013] EWCA Civ 25; [2013] WLR (D) 33

“The statutory regime requiring the blanket disclosure of all convictions and cautions relating to recordable offences against an individual was disproportionate to (i) the general aim of protecting employers and, in particular, children and vulnerable adults who were in their care, and (ii) the particular aim of enabling employers to make an assessment as to whether the individual was suitable for a particular kind of work.”

WLR Daily, 29th Janaury 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Comments Off

O’Cathail v Transport for London – WLR Daily

Posted January 31st, 2013 in adjournment, appeals, civil justice, employment tribunals, law reports by sally

O’Cathail v Transport for London [2013] EWCA Civ 21; [2013] WLR (D) 31

“An employment tribunal’s decision to refuse a claimant’s application to adjourn a hearing could not be set aside by the Employment Appeal Tribunal unless the tribunal had erred in law.”

WLR Daily, 29th January 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Comments Off

In re MF Global UK Ltd (in special administration) Heis and others v Attestor Value Master Fund LP and another – WLR Daily

Posted January 31st, 2013 in administration orders, financial regulation, insolvency, law reports by sally

In re MF Global UK Ltd (in special administration); Heis and others v Attestor Value Master Fund LP and another [2013] EWHC 92 (Ch); [2013] WLR (D) 30

“The hindsight principle was not applicable to the determination of claims to client money for the purposes of a distribution under Chapter 7A of the Client Assets Sourcebook (‘CASS 7A’) issued by the Financial Services Authority in accordance with its powers under Part X of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.”

WLR Daily, 29th January 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Comments Off