Jimmy Savile estate and BBC sued over alleged abuse – BBC News

Posted February 13th, 2013 in BBC, child abuse, compensation, media, news, victims by sally

“The estate of Jimmy Savile and the BBC are being sued by alleged sex abuse victims of the late DJ and presenter.”

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BBC News, 13th February 2013

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GCSE English students lose court battle – The Guardian

Posted February 13th, 2013 in education, examinations, judicial review, news by sally

“Hopes that tens of thousands of GCSE English students might have their grades raised have been dashed after the high court ruled that measures exam authorities took last summer to combat grade inflation were lawful.”

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The Guardian, 13th February 2013

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Lord Justice Goldring to act as coroner for Hillsborough inquests – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted February 13th, 2013 in coroners, health & safety, inquests, news, sport, victims by sally

“Lord Justice Goldring has been appointed by the Coroners for the South Yorkshire (East) and the West Yorkshire (West) Districts as an Assistant Deputy Coroner for the purpose of conducting the inquests into the deaths of the 96 people in the Hillsborough disaster.”

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 13th February 2013

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Radical package of police reforms announced – Home Office

Posted February 13th, 2013 in complaints, disciplinary procedures, news, police by sally

“The Independent Police Complaints Commission is to be expanded to deal with all serious complaints against the police, the Home Secretary announced today.”

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Home Office, 12th February 2013

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In the matter of Digital Satellite Warranty Cover Limited and another (Appellants) v Financial Services Authority (Respondent) – Supreme Court

Posted February 13th, 2013 in contracts, EC law, financial regulation, insurance, law reports, warranties by sally

In the matter of Digital Satellite Warranty Cover Limited and another (Appellants) v Financial Services Authority (Respondent) [2013] UKSC 7 | UKSC 2012/0003 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 13th February 2013

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Financial Services Authority v Asset L I Inc (trading as Asset Land Investment Inc) and others – WLR Daily

Posted February 13th, 2013 in estoppel, financial regulation, hearsay evidence, news by sally

Financial Services Authority v Asset L I Inc (trading as Asset Land Investment Inc) and others [2013] EWHC 178 (Ch); [2013] WLR (D) 54

“Arrangements amounting to collective investment schemes within the meaning of section 235 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, or more generally, were not inchoate or imperfect contracts that were displaced if their parties entered into a form of understanding or contract.”

WLR Daily, 8th February 2013

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Rummun v State of Mauritius – WLR Daily

Posted February 13th, 2013 in criminal justice, delay, human rights, law reports, Privy Council, sentencing by sally

Rummun v State of Mauritius [2013] UKPC 6; [2013] WLR (D) 53

“Where there had been substantial delay in a criminal trial it was the duty of the court, whether at sentence or on appeal and whether or not the matter had been raised by the defence, to examine the possibility of there having been a breach of the defendant’s right to a fair trial within a reasonable time, and if so whether that should influence the sentence to be imposed. The court should consider the factors which had caused the delay, including the responsibility of the defendant for any delay, but was to exercise caution in respect of any decision by him to contest the case on grounds which proved to be unfeasible, since a defendant to a criminal charge was entitled to put the prosecuting authorities to proof of his guilt.”

WLR Daily, 7th February 2013

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What the Supreme Court’s Prudential ruling means for insurers – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 13th, 2013 in claims management, confidentiality, insurance, legal services, news, privilege by sally

“FOCUS: The decision by the Supreme Court last month that legal professional privilege would not apply to advice from non-lawyers confirms how important it is for insurers to maximise the value of legal privilege.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th February 2013

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Leveson report: what happened next – Q&A – The Guardian

Posted February 13th, 2013 in freedom of expression, inquiries, media, news, regulations by sally

“How the government has responded to Lord Justice Leveson’s recommendations on press regulation.”

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The Guardian, 12th February 2013

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International legal aid: private conscience and public duty – LegalVoice

“Lindsay Sandiford, the British woman sentenced to death for smuggling just under five kilos of cocaine into Bali, has obtained sufficient funds to appeal, writes Roger Smith.”

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LegalVoice, 12th February 2013

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Justice for dinner lady who told of school bullying – Daily Telegraph

“A school dinner lady who was unfairly sacked after telling a seven-year-old girl’s parents that their daughter had been tied to a fence and hit with a skipping rope has won her two-year battle for compensation.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th February 2013

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‘Not up to standard': 25% of care agencies providing services to people in their homes are failing – The Independent

“A quarter of agencies that provide care to people in their own homes do not meet all five national standards of quality and safety, regulators said.”

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The Independent, 13th February 2013

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UBS fined £9.45m for mis-selling to wealthy clients – The Guardian

Posted February 13th, 2013 in banking, compensation, complaints, fines, mortgages, news by sally

“Swiss bank UBS has been fined £9.45m and ordered to pay a similar sum in compensation for mis-selling an investment fund that took in more than £6bn from wealthy customers.”

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The Guardian, 12th February 2013

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‘He is the devil himself': Britain’s youngest ever ASBO holder, once branded an ‘imp of Satan’, turns to murder 10 years on – The Independent

Posted February 13th, 2013 in ASBOs, murder, news, recidivists, sentencing by sally

“A man has been found guilty of murdering his friend at a house party almost 10 years after he became Britain’s youngest ever ASBO holder.”

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The Independent, 12th February 2013

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Un-savvy leaseholders are paying the cost for hidden or unexplained terms – The Guardian

Posted February 13th, 2013 in housing, landlord & tenant, leases, news, unfair contract terms by sally

“Hidden clauses in leasehold agreements cost unlucky leaseholders thousands, warns property lawyer Stephen Hill.”

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The Guardian, 12th February 2013

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Judge who jumped red light ‘wasted court resources’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 13th, 2013 in costs, fines, judges, news, road traffic offences by sally

“[The defendent] was caught racing through a Central London junction at more than double the speed limit but then spent almost a year trying to get the charge thrown out.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th February 2013

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GCSE grading row: Result of court case due – BBC News

Posted February 13th, 2013 in education, examinations, judicial review, news by sally

“Thousands of teenagers are awaiting a ruling from the High Court on Wednesday over the grading of GCSE English exams sat in June last year.”

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BBC News, 13th February 2013

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Ken Clarke fights amendments to security bill – The Guardian

Posted February 13th, 2013 in amendments, bills, civil justice, closed material, human rights, news, private hearings by sally

“Judges should be given the ‘maximum amount of discretion’ in deciding whether or not to order a secret court hearing under the justice and security bill, Ken Clarke has told MPs and peers.”

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The Guardian, 12th February 2013

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Genital photo surgeon Erik Scholten has suspension lifted – BBC News

Posted February 13th, 2013 in disciplinary procedures, doctors, medical ethics, news, photography by sally

“A plastic surgeon suspended for photographing a female patient’s genitalia on his phone without her consent has been allowed back to work.”

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BBC News, 12th February 2013

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