Woman with learning difficulties can decide own pregnancy fate, court rules – The Guardian

“A young woman with learning difficulties who faced the prospect of a court deciding if her pregnancy should be terminated has the capacity to decide herself, the high court has ruled.”

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The Guardian, 10th January 2013

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High Court wrestles with costs consequences after part 36 offers are accepted out of time – Litigation Futures

Posted January 10th, 2013 in costs, news, part 36 offers, time limits by sally

“Part 36 continues to trouble the courts, with two rulings recently involving parties seeking to overturn the usual costs consequences of accepting an offer after the usual 21 days.”

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Litigation Futures, 10th January 2013

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Torture claim redactions ‘show dangers of secret courts’ – The Guardian

Posted January 10th, 2013 in bills, closed material, news, private hearings, torture by sally

“Two versions of a highly sensitive military witness statement – initially substantially withheld, then later revealed – illustrate the dangers of government plans to expand secret courts, according to campaigners.”

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The Guardian, 10th January 2013

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted January 10th, 2013 in legislation by sally

The General Pharmaceutical Council (Amendment of Miscellaneous Provisions) Rules Order of Council 2012

The Electoral Registration Data Schemes (No. 2) Order 2012

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Sex offence conviction rates ‘low’ – BBC News

Posted January 10th, 2013 in crime, news, sentencing, sexual offences, statistics by sally

“Only a fraction of sexual offences in England and Wales results in a conviction, a statistical review says.”

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BBC News, 10th January 2013

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Bar Council’s BARCO Service open for business as FSA grants approval – The Bar Council

Posted January 10th, 2013 in barristers, financial regulation, news by sally

“The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, has announced that the Financial Services Authority (FSA) has granted regulatory approval under the Payment Services Regulations for its unique new service, BARCO.”

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The Bar Council, 10th January 2013

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Changes to the prison estate – Ministry of Justice

Posted January 10th, 2013 in news, prisons by sally

“The Government is to start feasibility work on what would be Britain’s biggest prison as part of a major programme of updating Britain’s prison estate. The new prison could hold more than 2,000 prisoners – around a quarter more than the largest current facility. The new facility is likely to be in London, the North West or North Wales.”

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Ministry of Justice, 10th January 2013

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Line-up of chambers to trial Bar client money initiative after FSA backing – Legal Week

Posted January 10th, 2013 in barristers, financial regulation, news by sally

“The Bar Council’s BARCO initiative, which will allow barristers to handle all client money for the first time, has been given the green light by the Financial Services Authority (FSA).”

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Legal Week, 10th January 2013

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted January 10th, 2013 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Nightingale, R. v [2012] EWCA Crim 2734 (29 November 2012)

High Court (Administrative Court)

AZ v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government & Anor [2012] EWHC 3660 (Admin) (20 December 2012)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Boxing Brands Ltd v Sports Direct International Plc & Ors [2012] EWHC 3588 (Ch) (10 December 2012)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Return of the super-prison as the Coalition changes tack – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 10th, 2013 in news, prisons by sally

“A ‘super-prison’ capable of housing 2,000 inmates is to be built along with four mini-prisons in a departure from Coalition policy which had suggested that jails are costly and ineffectual.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th January 2013

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Fatal helicopter flight instructor Ian King found guilty – BBC News

Posted January 10th, 2013 in aircraft, fraud, news, teachers by sally

“A flying instructor whose student died in a helicopter crash has been found guilty of lying to get him a licence.”

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BBC News, 9th January 2013

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John McCririck launches £3m ‘ageism’ claim over sacking from Channel 4 Racing – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 10th, 2013 in age discrimination, employment, media, news by sally

“John McCririck, the flamboyant racing pundit, has launched a £3 million age discrimination claim after he was dropped by Channel 4.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th January 2013

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Luciana Berger MP abuse: Philip Hayes fined for anti-Semitic remarks – BBC News

Posted January 10th, 2013 in fines, news, public order, racism by sally

“A Merseyside music promoter who admitted making anti-Semitic remarks to a Jewish MP has been fined £120.”

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BBC News, 9th January 2013

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Victims ‘could report crimes at the Post Office’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 10th, 2013 in crime, news, police, postal service, reports, victims by sally

“Victims could report crimes at the Post Office as 65 front desks in police stations across the capital are closed amid sweeping budget cuts of more than £500 million.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th January 2013

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2013: the year for legal apprenticeships – The Guardian

Posted January 10th, 2013 in employment, legal education, news by sally

“Enthusiasm for legal apprenticeships grew notably last year with several firms launching formal schemes. Not only are new Higher Apprenticeships in Legal Services due to launch in March, which are equivalent to the first year of a degree, but the government’s minister for skills, Matthew Hancock, announced in late December that it may be possible to enroll on apprenticeships equivalent to bachelors and masters degree level as early as this year.”

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The Guardian, 9th January 2013

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Transforming Rehabilitation – a revolution in the way we manage offenders – Ministry of Justice

Posted January 10th, 2013 in consultations, news, probation, rehabilitation by sally

“‘Transforming Rehabilitation – a revolution in the way we manage offenders’ describes the Government’s proposals for reforming the delivery of offender services in the community to reduce reoffending rates whilst delivering improved value for money for the tax payer.”

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Ministry of Justice, 9th January 2013

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Boy left brain damaged at birth wins £7.1m compensation – The Guardian

Posted January 10th, 2013 in birth, compensation, hospitals, medical treatment, negligence, news, personal injuries by sally

“A teenage boy who was left brain-damaged at birth has been awarded £7.1m damages after a 14-year legal battle by his mother against the hospital responsible.”

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The Guardian, 9th January 2013

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