Isle of Wight £90m cocaine yacht trial: Two men jailed – BBC News

Posted January 30th, 2013 in confiscation, drug trafficking, news, sentencing by sally

“Two men caught in possession of £90m worth of cocaine on a yacht off the Isle of Wight have been jailed.”

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BBC News, 30th January 2013

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Lord Judge ‘troubled’ by court camera plan – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 30th, 2013 in courts, judges, news, video recordings by sally

“The lord chief justice has voiced opposition to the government’s plan to allow the filming of sentencing in the Crown court.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 30th January 2013

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Bar Council welcomes BSB proposed changes to public access – The Bar Council

“The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, has welcomed the Bar Standards Board’s (BSB) proposed changes to Public Access training, which look to ‘enhance the course content and introduce an element of formal assessment’ to ensure barristers have the requisite knowledge and skills to carry out public access work.”

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The Bar Council, 29th January 2013

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B (Algeria) (FC) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) – Supreme Court

B (Algeria) (FC) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) [2013] UKSC 4 | UKSC 2011/0186 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 30th January 2013

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted January 30th, 2013 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Singh v Yaqubi [2013] EWCA Civ 23 (29 January 2013)

London Borough of Hackney v Sivanandan & Ors [2013] EWCA Civ 22 (29 January 2013)

Transport for London v O’Cathail [2013] EWCA Civ 21 (29 January 2013)

T, R (on the application of) v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester & Ors [2013] EWCA Civ 25 (29 January 2013)

Omnipharm Ltd v Merial [2013] EWCA Civ 10 (29 January 2013)

Grange v Quinn [2013] EWCA Civ 24 (29 January 2013)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Barnett & Ors v Nigel Hall Menswear Ltd [2013] EWHC 91 (QB) (29 January 2013)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Hotel Cipriani Srl & Ors v Fred 250 Ltd & Ors (Rev 1) [2013] EWHC 70 (Ch) (29 January 2013)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Telford and Wrekin Council v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2013] EWHC 79 (Admin) (29 January 2013)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Corporate manslaughter cases up by 40% in 2012 – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 30th, 2013 in corporate manslaughter, negligence, news, prosecutions, statistics by sally

“The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) began investigating 40% more corporate manslaughter cases in 2012 than it did the previous year according to figures obtained by Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind Out-Law.com.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 30th January 2013

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Children face court action for being ‘annoying’ under new Asbo scheme – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 30th, 2013 in ASBOs, bills, children, civil justice, news, nuisance by sally

“Children could get in trouble with the law simply for being ‘annoying’ under the Home Secretary’s new scheme to replace Asbos, senior police, crime commissioners and councils have warned.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th January 2013

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted January 30th, 2013 in legislation by sally

The Green Deal Framework (Disclosure, Acknowledgment, Redress etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2013

The NHS Bodies (Transfer of Trust Property) Order 2013

The Regional Strategy for Yorkshire and Humber (Partial Revocation) Order 2013

The National Health Service (General Duties of the National Health Service Commissioning Board in Relation to Clinical Commissioning Groups – Specification of Date) Order 2013

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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OFT rules out petrol prices inquiry – The Guardian

Posted January 30th, 2013 in consumer protection, news, statistics, unfair commercial practices by sally

“Rising petrol prices will continue to be a headache for cash-strapped motorists after the consumer watchdog concluded there is no evidence of unfair marketing or trading between oil companies and retailers.”

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The Guardian, 30th January 2013

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A new generation of lawyers – LegalVoice

“As the Skills Minister Matthew Hancock gives his backing for Apprentice Lawyers, Nick Skeet of Skills for Justice discusses the impact on the industry and what this could mean for legal aid.”

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LegalVoice, 30th January 2013

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Judge says £420,000 racism claim can stand, after 13 years of ‘Dickensian’ wrangling – Daily Telegraph

“A race equality campaigner who won £420,000 compensation after a council-funded anti-racism group turned her down for a job has emerged victorious from a “Dickensian” court battle – at the ultimate expense of the public purse.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th January 2013

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Secret courts: MPs to begin line-by-line battle over justice and security bill – The Guardian

Posted January 30th, 2013 in bills, civil justice, closed material, news, private hearings by sally

“Key amendments to government plans to expand secret courts may have reassured many Liberal Democrats MPs but do not give enough ground to satisfy civil liberties groups.”

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The Guardian, 29th January 2013

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Civil court claimants must keep costs under control from April, expert warns – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 30th, 2013 in budgets, civil justice, costs, damages, news by sally

“The Court of Appeal has reiterated the importance of accurate budgeting once wide-ranging reforms to civil court costs and procedures come into force from April.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 30th January 2013

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Asda cleared over ‘sexist’ Christmas ad despite more than 600 complaints – The Guardian

Posted January 30th, 2013 in advertising, complaints, news by sally

“The advertising watchdog has cleared Asda’s festive TV campaign featuring an exhausted mother doing all the work to make Christmas a success, despite more than 600 complaints it was offensive and sexist.”

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The Guardian, 30th January 2013

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Taxi driver jailed for killing lover 17 years ago – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 30th, 2013 in homicide, news, sentencing by sally

“A married black cab driver was jailed for 12 years today for killing his mistress more than 17 years ago and disposing of her body so that it has never been found.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th January 2013

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John Catt takes protester records case to Court of Appeal – BBC News

Posted January 30th, 2013 in criminal records, demonstrations, human rights, news, police, privacy by sally

“A man from Brighton who wants records of his political activities removed from a police database has taken his case to the Court of Appeal.”

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BBC News, 29th January 2013

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Iraqis seek public inquiry at the High Court over UK troops’ ‘acts of brutality’ – The Independent

Posted January 30th, 2013 in armed forces, human rights, inquiries, Iraq, news, torture, unlawful killing by sally

“Allegations that British troops in Iraq were guilty of killing civilians and ‘terrifying acts of brutality’ were made at the High Court today [29 January].”

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The Independent, 29th January 2013

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Soldier injured in Iraq grenade attack wins benefit battle – The Guardian

Posted January 30th, 2013 in armed forces, benefits, carers, disabled persons, news, tribunals by sally

“An injured soldier left suicidal after being falsely accused of benefit fraud has won an appeal against a decision to cut a £70-a-month carers’ allowance for his wife.”

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The Guardian, 29th January 2013

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Court of Appeal Declares Criminal Records Regime Incompatible with Article 8 – Panopticon

Posted January 30th, 2013 in cautions, criminal records, disclosure, human rights, news, privacy, proportionality by sally

“The Court of Appeal has today [29 January] handed down an important judgment in R (T & others) v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester & others [2013] EWCA Civ 25. The case concerned the blanket requirement in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, section 113B of the Police Act 1997 and articles 3 and 4 of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 that criminal convictions and cautions must be disclosed in an enhanced criminal record check (‘ECRC’) in the context of particular types of employment (such as with children or vulnerable adults), even if those convictions or cautions would otherwise be deemed spent by the 1974 Act.”

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Panopticon, 29th January 2013

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