R v Druce – why the truth alone is not always enough – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted February 19th, 2013 in appeals, confiscation, criminal justice, news by sally

“The judgment of the Court of Appeal in R v Druce [2013] EWCA 40 delivered on 31 January is a stark lesson in how confiscation proceedings can go badly wrong for an ill-prepared defendant.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 19th February 2013

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Daily Mirror fined for naming alleged sexual assault victim – The Guardian

Posted February 19th, 2013 in complaints, disclosure, fines, media, news, victims by sally

“The Daily Mirror has been fined and censured for unlawfully naming an alleged sexual assault victim in a court report.”

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The Guardian, 19th February 2013

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Hyperlinking should not infringe copyright, say academics – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 19th, 2013 in copyright, EC law, intellectual property, internet, news by sally

“Posting a link to copyrighted content should not be regarded as a communication of that work to the public, a group of leading academics has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 19th February 2013

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HMRC official jailed for plundering taxpayers’ accounts – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 19th, 2013 in benefits, breach of trust, fraud, HM Revenue & Customs, loans, news, sentencing by sally

“A HMRC official has been jailed for siphoning £12,000 from taxpayers’ accounts in a ‘flagrant breach of trust’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th February 2013

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Criminal justice watchdog set to overhaul flawed system – The Guardian

Posted February 19th, 2013 in criminal justice, news, speeches by sally

“A criminal justice watchdog is to be formed to help overhaul a system that does not deliver the level of service the public ‘expect, want or deserve’, a senior minister is to announce.”

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The Guardian, 19th February 2013

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Man jailed over girl’s crash death during police pursuit – BBC News

Posted February 19th, 2013 in dangerous driving, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

“A driver who crashed into a car, killing a 13-year-old, while being pursued by police in London has been jailed for eight-and-a-half years.”

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BBC News, 19th February 2013

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Pressure mounts on Lloyds boss as bank is fined £4.3m over delayed payment protection insurance redress – The Independent

Posted February 19th, 2013 in banking, compensation, delay, fines, insurance, news by sally

“Antonio Horta-Osorio came under more pressure today after Lloyds Banking Group was slammed with a £4.3 million fine for failing to pay compensation quickly enough to tens of thousands customers.”

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The Independent, 19th February 2013

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Parents jailed for toddler’s methadone death – The Guardian

Posted February 19th, 2013 in child cruelty, drug abuse, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

“A couple whose two-year-old son died after drinking his mother’s methadone have been jailed for his manslaughter.uple whose two-year-old son died after drinking his mother’s methadone have been jailed for his manslaughter.”

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The Guardian, 19th February 2013

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted February 19th, 2013 in law reports by sally

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Wilson v Haden (t/a Clyne Farm Centre) [2013] EWHC 229 (QB) (15 February 2013)

Lord Hanningfield of Chelmsford v Chief Constable of Essex Police [2013] EWHC 243 (QB) (15 February 2013)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Care North East Northumberland, Members of the Committee of, R (on the application of) v Northumberland County Council [2013] EWHC 234 (Admin) (15 February 2013)

Parker v The Republic of Argentina [2013] EWHC 226 (Admin) (15 February 2013)

Hunter v Newcastle Crown Court [2013] EWHC 191 (Admin) (29 January 2013)

Luthra v General Medical Council [2013] EWHC 240 (Admin) (18 February 2013)

High Court (Family Division)

AB v BB & Ors [2013] EWHC 227 (Fam) (13 February 2013)

A London Borough v A & Ors [2013] EWHC 96 (Fam) (15 February 2013)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Novoship (UK) Ltd & Ors v Mikhaylyuk & Ors [2013] EWHC 89 (Comm) (18 January 2013)

U&M Mining Zambia Ltd v Konkola Copper Mines Plc [2013] EWHC 260 (Comm) (15 February 2013)

Cadogan Petroleum Holdings Ltd v Global Process Systems LLC [2013] EWHC 214 (Comm) (15 February 2013)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Former professional boxer jailed for seven years for killing stranger with one punch – The Independent

Posted February 19th, 2013 in alcohol abuse, homicide, news, sentencing, sport by sally

“A former professional boxer has been jailed for seven years for killing a stranger with one punch outside a pub.”

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The Independent, 18th February 2013

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted February 19th, 2013 in legislation by sally

The Personal Injuries (NHS Charges) (Amounts) Amendment Regulations 2013

The Competition Act 1998 (Commencement No. 6) Order 2013

The Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (Amendment) Regulations 2013

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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British soldiers protected under human rights law, supreme court told – The Guardian

Posted February 19th, 2013 in armed forces, human rights, news, Supreme Court by sally

“British soldiers have the right, enshrined in European human rights law, to expect the government to take all reasonable steps to prevent them getting killed, the supreme court heard on Monday, in a case with profound implications for military commanders and their conduct of future operations.”

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The Guardian, 18th February 2013

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A human rights reality check for the Home Secretary – UK Human Rights Blog

“The Home Secretary, Theresa May, is no stranger to ill-founded outbursts concerning the evils of human rights. Against that background, her recent article in the Mail on Sunday (to which Adam Wager has already drawn attention) does not disappoint. May’s ire is drawn by certain recent judicial decisions in which the deportation of foreign criminals has been ruled unlawful on the ground that it would breach their right to respect for private and family life under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Some of these judgments, May contends, flout instructions issued to judges by Parliament about how such cases should be decided.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 18th February 2013

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Psychic TV channel faces Ofcom fine over Dowler and Jackson claims – The Guardian

Posted February 19th, 2013 in fines, media, news, psychics by sally

“A psychic television channel faces a fine from media regulator Ofcom after two psychics made claims about Michael Jackson and the police investigation into murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler.”

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The Guardian, 18th February 2013

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Crime, Rehabilitation and the Right to Private Life: where should the “Bright line” fall? – Garden Court Chambers Blog

Posted February 19th, 2013 in crime, criminal records, employment, news, privacy, rehabilitation by sally

“Shereener Browne analyses the recent decision in T, R (on the application of) v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester & Ors and its impact on employment law.”

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Garden Court Chambers Blog, 18th February 2013

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Prospective adoptive child will not be taken from blind woman, for now – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 19th, 2013 in adoption, disabled persons, injunctions, local government, medical treatment, news by sally

“This case, described by Cobb J as an ‘unusual and troubling’ case, concerns a 1 year old girl ‘SB’ and a woman ‘RCW’. SB was born prematurely, at 27 weeks, weighing just 1 kg; almost immediately she was abandoned by her natural mother.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 18th February 2013

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Man sentenced for leaving severed pig’s head outside Muslim place of worship – The Guardian

“An office worker who left a severed pig’s head outside a Muslim place of worship on Boxing Day has been spared jail.”

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The Guardian, 18th February 2013

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Law firm partner jailed for marriage scam – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 19th, 2013 in fraud, immigration, marriage, news, sentencing, solicitors by sally

“A partner in a law firm has been jailed for a £20 million ‘industrial scale’ immigration scam that saw about five sham marriages carried out a day over many years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th February 2013

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Jimmy Savile scandal: judge’s review contacted by more than 425 people – The Guardian

Posted February 19th, 2013 in BBC, child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences, victims by sally

“The judge-led investigation into sexual abuse at the BBC in the Jimmy Savile era has been contacted by more than 425 people and carried out 60 in-person interviews with witnesses.”

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The Guardian, 18th February 2013

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