Back-to-work scheme breached laws, says Court of Appeal – BBC News

Posted February 12th, 2013 in appeals, benefits, forced labour, news, volunteers by tracey

“The government’s back-to-work schemes have suffered a setback after Appeal Court
judges agreed with a university graduate’s claim that unpaid schemes were
legally flawed.”

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BBC News, 12th February 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Council tax challenge goes to the Court of Appeal – BBC News

Posted February 12th, 2013 in appeals, benefits, consultations, council tax, local government, news, poverty by tracey

“A single mother is taking her legal battle over a north London council’s plans
to make people on benefits contribute to their council tax bill to the Court of
Appeal.”

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BBC News, 12th February 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Shouting is a lawful interrogation technique, says High Court – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 12th, 2013 in armed forces, human rights, news, public interest, torture by tracey

“Ali Hussein v Secretary of State for Defence [2013] EWHC 95 (Admin) –
Collins J has dismissed a claim that the MOD’s policy of allowing interrogators to shout at a captured person in order to obtain information is unlawfully oppressive. Not only did the complaint fail but it was denounced as ‘misconceived’ and one which should never have been pursued.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 11th February 2013

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

 

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Command Papers – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted February 12th, 2013 in parliamentary papers by tracey

Protocol amending the Agreement between the government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the government of the Republic of Singapore for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and capital gains signed at Singapore on 12 February 1997: Singapore, 24 August 2009 Second Protocol amending the Agreement between the government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the government of the Republic of Singapore for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and capital gains signed at Singapore on 12 February 1997 as amended by a Protocol signed at Singapore on 24 August 2009 Singapore 15 February 2012, Cm 8552 (PDF)

Source: www.official-publications.gov.uk

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Bereaved families to benefit from inquest reforms – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 12th, 2013 in families, inquests, press releases, victims by tracey

“Coroners will be able to hold inquests at different locations in England and Wales following a law change put in place today by Justice Minister Helen Grant.”

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 12th February 2013

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

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Bar Council responds to Home Secretary – Bar Council

Posted February 12th, 2013 in child abuse, press releases, sexual offences, suicide, victims, witnesses by tracey

“The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, has responded to calls in the House of Commons this afternoon, from the Home Secretary, the Rt. Hon. Theresa May MP, to look carefully at any lessons which can be learned from the Brewer case. ”

Full press release

Bar Council, 11th February 2013

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

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Remembering James Bulger – BBC Radio 4

Posted February 12th, 2013 in children, murder, news, victims by tracey

“The Bulger family still lives on a council estate in Kirkby and on the
surface of it very little has changed since Winifred last saw them two
decades ago when the children who had abducted and killed two year old
James were convicted of murder. But in the intervening years she often
reflected on the case and wondered about what had happened to the large
extended family and its campaign for justice for James.”

Listen

BBC Radio 4, 12th February 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted February 12th, 2013 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

AIB Group (UK) Plc v Mark Redler & Co Solicitors [2013] EWCA Civ 45 (08 February 2013)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Franklin & Ors, R. v [2013] EWCA Crim 84 (11 February 2013)

Hall v R [2013] EWCA Crim 82 (08 February 2013)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Hall, R (on the application of) v University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust & Anor [2013] EWHC 198 (Admin) (08 February 2013)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Loss Relief Group Litigation Order, Claimants Listed In v Revenue & Customs [2013] EWHC 205 (Ch) (11 February 2013)

Jeremy D. Stone Consultants Ltd & Anor v National Westminster Bank Plc & Anor [2013] EWHC 208 (Ch) (11 February 2013)

The Financial Services Authority v Asset L I Inc (t/a Asset Land Investment Inc) & Ors [2013] EWHC 178 (Ch) (08 February 2013)

Televisión Autonómica Valenciana, SA v Imagina Contenidos Audiovisuales, SL [2013] EWHC 160 (Ch) (08 February 2013)

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp & Ors v Harris & Ors [2013] EWHC 159 (Ch) (05 February 2013)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Company Ltd v Heraldglen Ltd & Ors [2013] EWHC 154 (Comm) (08 February 2013)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Transport for Greater Manchester v Thales Transport & Security Ltd [2013] EWHC 149 (TCC) (08 February 2013)

AMEC Group Ltd v Secretary of State for Defence [2013] EWHC 110 (TCC) (08 February 2013)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted February 12th, 2013 in legislation by tracey

The Social Fund Cold Weather Payments (General) Amendment Regulations 2013

The Social Fund (Maternity and Funeral Expenses) Amendment Regulations 2013

The Timber and Timber Products (Placing on the Market) Regulations 2013

The District of Craven (Electoral Changes) (Amendment) Order 2013

The King’s Lynn and West Norfolk (Electoral Changes) Order 2013

The Nuclear Industries Security (Amendment) Regulations 2013

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Does VTB v Nutritek foreshadow the Supreme Court’s approach to the Petrodel appeal on piercing the corporate veil? – Family Law week

Posted February 12th, 2013 in appeals, company law, disclosure, financial provision, matrimonial home, news by tracey

“Emily Marshall, family law professional support lawyer at Irwin Mitchell considers the possible implications of the Supreme Court’s decision in a commercial case on the forthcoming appeal in the Petrodel appeal, to be heard in March.”

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Family Law Week, 11th February 2013

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

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Doctors call for Dr David Kelly inquest to resume – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 12th, 2013 in doctors, inquests, news, suicide by tracey

“A group of doctors which has been investigating the death of government
scientist Dr David Kelly wrote to the Chief Coroner today calling for his
inquest to be resumed and the suicide verdict re-examined.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 10th February 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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iPhone used to bring child sex attacker William Walker to justice – BBC News

“A tattooist who raped a child has been jailed after his victim recorded a
conversation with him 20 years later.”

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BBC News, 11th February 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Ian Brady’s mental health advocate will not face charges – BBC News

Posted February 12th, 2013 in legal profession, mental health, murder, news, preventing lawful & decent burial by tracey

“Moors murderer Ian Brady’s mental health advocate will not face charges over
allegations she failed to disclose information about the location of one of his
victims’ remains.”

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BBC News, 11th February 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Church of England vicar faces jail for spying on woman and children – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 12th, 2013 in Church of England, indecent photographs of children, news, voyeurism by tracey

“A Church of England vicar is facing jail after admitting spying on and filming
intimate pictures of three children and a woman.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th February 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Probe into ‘high death rate’ hospitals extended – BBC News

Posted February 12th, 2013 in hospitals, human rights, inquiries, medical treatment, negligence, news by tracey

“Another nine hospital trusts are to be investigated for high death rates in the
wake of the damning report on the NHS over its handling of the Stafford Hospital
scandal.”

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BBC News, 11th February 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Theresa May: Derbyshire police chief to head undercover police probe – BBC News

Posted February 12th, 2013 in inquiries, news, police by tracey

“An investigation into undercover policing at the Metropolitan Police is to be
overseen by another force.”

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BBC News, 11th February 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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James Bulger killing: 20 years on – The Guardian

Posted February 12th, 2013 in children, criminal responsibility, murder, news, parole, sentencing by tracey

“Society’s view of young people still as venomous as 1993 says the lawyer who represented one of the two-year-old’s killers.”

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The Guardian, 1th February 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Judgment expected on government’s unpaid work schemes – The Guardian

Posted February 12th, 2013 in appeals, compensation, forced labour, news, volunteers by tracey

“The court of appeal will on Tuesday judge whether government employment schemes constitute forced labour and if tens of thousands of unemployed people will still be entitled to compensation after being wrongly sanctioned by the Department of Work and Pensions.”

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The Guardian, 12th February 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Judge condemns Salford University for failed libel case against ex-lecturer – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 12th, 2013 in defamation, judges, news, universities by tracey

“Salford University, which charges students up to £9,000 a year in tuition fees
and axed 60 posts last year, was accused by a judge of abusing the High Court’s
processes in its actions against Dr Gary Duke.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th February 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Divorcees to plunder partners’ pensions – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 12th, 2013 in divorce, financial provision, news, pensions by tracey

“Divorcees who separated in the past 12 years could have to hand over more of their pension income to their former spouse. Pension funds are often the main asset of a marriage and are frequently more valuable than the home, but according to a report from Divorce LifeLine in as many as half of the 1.5 million divorce settlements in the UK since December 2000, the divorce pensions may have been undervalued.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th February 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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