‘Police surveillance of this kind undermines our democracy’: Judges rule that action against peaceful protester John Catt was unlawful – The Independent

“Police face having to rethink their whole strategy for public demonstrations after judges ruled today that the surveillance they placed a peaceful protester under was unlawful.”

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The Independent, 14th March 2013

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Judges would regret Human Rights Act repeal, warns Lady Hale – The Guardian

Posted March 14th, 2013 in human rights, judges, judiciary, legislation, news, repeals by sally

“UK’s most senior female judge says withdrawing from Strasbourg human rights court would require Britain to exit EU.”

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The Guardian, 14th March 2014

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Paralysed man to continue right-to-die battle – The Guardian

Posted March 14th, 2013 in assisted suicide, disabled persons, human rights, news by sally

“A paralysed road accident victim has won the right to continue the right-to-die campaign started by locked-in syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson, who died last year.”

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The Guardian, 13th March 2013

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MPs alarmed at rising use of force to restrain young offenders in detention – The Guardian

Posted March 14th, 2013 in inquiries, news, reports, restraint, security companies, young offenders by sally

“MPs have raised serious concerns about the rising use of force to restrain young offenders in detention last year.”

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The Guardian, 14th March 2013

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Baby P boss Sharon Shoesmith returns to court – BBC News

“The former head of Haringey Council children’s services has returned to court over her sacking following the death of Baby P.”

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BBC News, 13th March 2013

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The future of personal injury – land of opportunity or time to get out? – Legal Futures

Posted March 14th, 2013 in fees, law firms, news, personal injuries by sally

“What many personal injury (PI) firms have long feared is finally upon us, and there is no turning back.”

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Legal Futures, 14th March 2013

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Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce sentences ‘unduly lenient’ – The Guardian

Posted March 14th, 2013 in news, perverting the course of justice, sentencing by sally

“The Tory MP David Burrowes has written to the attorney general, Dominic Grieve QC, asking him to review the eight-month sentences imposed on Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce on the grounds that they are ‘unduly lenient’.”

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The Guardian, 13th March 2013

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Judiciary: from friend of the state to champion of the people – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted March 14th, 2013 in human rights, judiciary, legal history, news by sally

“This week, statements about the role of Parliamentary government in ensuring our liberties seems to die on our lips, while judges seem to enjoy an increasingly high profile in promoting human rights and mitigating the apparent harshness of government schemes. Roll back the clock a few centuries, however, and you find the popular view of the judiciary as self-serving, or delighting in pointless legal technicalities at the expense of justice. The future seemed to require more Parliamentary statutes and less work by judges.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 13th March 2013

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Inter-authority recoupment – Education Law Blog

“The Inter-authority Recoupment (England) Regulations 2013 have now been made and will come into force on 1 April 2013.”

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Education Law Blog, 13th March 2013

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More consumer bodies given right to bring “super-complaints” to financial regulators – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 14th, 2013 in complaints, consumer protection, financial regulation, news by sally

“Bodies representing consumers and small businesses can now apply to be designated as a ‘super-complainant’, making it faster and easier for them to raise concerns about financial products with the new regulator, the Treasury has announced.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th March 2013

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Fly-tipping fines should be tougher, says Sentencing Council – BBC News

Posted March 14th, 2013 in fines, news, sentencing, waste by sally

“People responsible for repeatedly dumping waste should face larger fines, says the Sentencing Council for England and Wales.”

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BBC News, 14th March 2013

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Police ‘should be given more powers to charge offenders’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 14th, 2013 in Crown Prosecution Service, news, police, prosecutions, speeches by sally

“Police should be given more powers to decide whether to charge offenders in routine, non-contested cases to free up prosecutors to focus on more serious crimes, the Attorney General has said.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th March 2013

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SAS sniper Danny Nightingale has gun possession conviction quashed – The Guardian

Posted March 14th, 2013 in appeals, firearms, guilty pleas, news, retrials by sally

“An SAS sniper has had his convictions for illegally possessing a pistol and ammunition quashed by the court of appeal.”

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The Guardian, 13th March 2013

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Warning over ‘needless criminalisation’ of children in care – BBC News

Posted March 14th, 2013 in care homes, children, crime, education, news, reports, select committees by sally

“Children in care in England and Wales are being needlessly criminalised for ‘trivial incidents’, MPs have warned.”

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BBC News, 14th March 2013

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Energy giant EDF drops lawsuit against climate change protesters after backlash – The Independent

Posted March 14th, 2013 in compensation, demonstrations, energy, news, trespass by sally

“Energy giant EDF today dropped a £5m law suit against 21 climate change protesters that shut down the company’s new West Burton gas-fired power station last October.”

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The Independent, 13th March 2013

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Ban on NHS gagging orders – The Guardian

Posted March 14th, 2013 in contracts, health, hospitals, news, whistleblowers by sally

“Gagging clauses that stop departing NHS staff from speaking out about patient safety or care have been banned by the government.”

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The Guardian, 14th March 2013

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