Damian Green: Unacceptable delays in criminal justice system – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 20th, 2013 in criminal justice, delay, magistrates, news by sally

“There are unacceptable delays in Magistrates’ Courts which slows down justice for victims, said Justice Minister Damian Green as he announced plans to modernise the system.”

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Ministry of Justice, 19th February 2013

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

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Diversity Review of Complaints Processes – Bar Standards Board

Posted February 20th, 2013 in barristers, complaints, diversity, minorities, news, professional conduct by sally

“The Bar Standards Board has commissioned an external agency to review its professional conduct complaints processes. The action was taken following an internal report which showed that Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) barristers were over represented in the complaints process.”

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Bar Standards Board, 19th February 2013

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

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Whistleblowing, forgotten children and the legal future of Wales -

Posted February 20th, 2013 in children, constitutional law, news, Wales, whistleblowers by sally

“Joining us this week is Theo Huckle QC, the chief legal officer of Wales who – controversially – says it’s ‘inevitable’ that Wales will become a separate legal jurisdiction. Are centuries of legal union with England really coming to an end?”

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BBC Law in Action, 19th February 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted February 20th, 2013 in legislation by sally

The Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedule 5) (No. 2) Order 2013

The Water Fluoridation (Proposals and Consultation) (England) Regulations 2013

The Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Prescribed Police Stations) Regulations 2013

The Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (Designation of Participating Countries) (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) Order 2013

The National Health Service Litigation Authority (Establishment and Constitution) Amendment Order 2013

The Teachers’ Pensions (Amendment) Regulations 2013

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Frances Andrade case: the treatment of vulnerable victims in the court system – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted February 20th, 2013 in news, sexual offences, suicide, trials, victims, witnesses by sally

“The recent suicide of Frances Andrade has sparked debate once again on the treatment of victims by the court system. Mrs Andrade had, days earlier, testified at the trial of her former music teacher, accused of rape and sexual abuse of her over a period of years during her teens. She took her own life whilst the trial was still continuing, but this information was subject to a reporting injunction until the trial had concluded.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 20th February 2013

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

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Man jailed over house gas blast that killed toddler neighbour – The Guardian

Posted February 20th, 2013 in criminal damage, news, sentencing by sally

“A man who deliberately blew up his house in an explosion that killed a neighbouring toddler has been jailed for 10 years.”

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The Guardian, 19th February 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Young offenders: raising the age of criminal responsibility – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted February 20th, 2013 in bills, children, criminal responsibility, news, young persons by sally

“There is a private members Bill making its way slowly through Parliament seeking a simple change in the law by replacing the word ‘ten’ with the word ‘twelve’ in s 50 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 19th February 2013

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

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The never-ending story: publication of Legal Education and Training Review delayed again – Legal Futures

Posted February 20th, 2013 in legal education, news by sally

“Completion of the much-anticipated Legal Education and Training Review (LETR) has been delayed once again.”

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Legal Futures, 20th February 2013

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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Advertising bodies loosen rules on price comparisons and on displaying VAT-exclusive prices – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 20th, 2013 in advertising, consumer protection, news, VAT by sally

Businesses will be given more freedom to compare the price of their products to those of rivals under changes made to the UK’s advertising rules.

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th February 2013

Source: www.out-law.com

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Iranian torture guard refused UK citizenship – BBC News

Posted February 20th, 2013 in armed forces, citizenship, crimes against humanity, immigration, Iran, news by sally

“An Iranian army conscript has been refused UK citizenship after a judge ruled he had been too closely linked with ‘crimes against humanity’.”

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BBC News, 19th February 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Drunk burglar who led police from scene of crime to his own doorstep with trail of footprints in snow is spared jail – The Independent

Posted February 20th, 2013 in burglary, news, sentencing by sally

“A drunk burglar who led police from the scene of a break-in to his own doorstep with a trail of footprints in the snow has been spared jail.”

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The Independent, 19th February 2013

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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Carina Trimingham withdraws appeal against Daily Mail ruling – The Guardian

Posted February 20th, 2013 in appeals, harassment, media, news, privacy by sally

“Carina Trimingham, the partner of the former energy secretary Chris Huhne, has withdrawn her appeal against a high court ruling rejecting her privacy claim against the Daily Mail.”

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The Guardian, 19th February 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Armed robber Trevor Hayes’ indeterminate jail term quashed – BBC News

Posted February 20th, 2013 in appeals, mental health, news, robbery, sentencing by sally

“An Oxfordshire bank robber has had his indeterminate prison sentence overturned after a court heard a brain tumour had changed his personality.”

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BBC News, 19th February 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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IPCC investigating police call handlers following death of man – The Guardian

Posted February 20th, 2013 in complaints, disabled persons, mental health, missing persons, news, police by sally

“An investigation has been launched into the behaviour of five police call handlers following the death of a man with mental health problems.”

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The Guardian, 19th February 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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