‘Sadistic’ horror film fan jailed for Chester murder – BBC News

Posted March 25th, 2013 in guilty pleas, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A horror film fan who killed his friend in a scene which mirrored one of his favourite films has been jailed for life at Chester Crown Court.”

Full story

BBC News, 25th March 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

Court orders stockbroker who defrauded £32m to pay nominal £1 fee – The Independent

Posted March 25th, 2013 in assets recovery, bankruptcy, fraud, news by sally

“A bankrupt stockbroker who defrauded millions of pounds from some of Britain’s shrewdest business people was today ordered to pay a nominal £1 fee.”

Full story

The Independent, 25th March 2013

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Comments Off

Rape myths not behind low conviction rate, says leading family lawyer – The Guardian

Posted March 25th, 2013 in news, prosecutions, rape, statistics, victims, witnesses by sally

“Helen Reece argues lack of independent witnesses is main cause of conviction rate which is similar to that of other crimes.”

Full story

The Guardian, 25th March 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off

Film tax-credit fraudsters jailed – The Guardian

Posted March 25th, 2013 in film industry, fraud, news, sentencing, tax credits, VAT by sally

“Five fraudsters who pretended to be making a Hollywood blockbuster as part of a £2.8m VAT and film tax credits scam have been jailed.”

Full story

The Guardian, 25th March 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off

Mike Gordon: Ministerial Responsibility After Huhne – UK Constitutional Law Group

“Does the Chris Huhne affair have constitutional implications? In one sense, the answer to this question might be a rather obvious one. From a constitutional perspective – although certainly not from a political perspective – the case seems relatively uncontroversial.”

Full story

UK Constitutional Law Group, 25th March 2013

Source: www.ukconstitutionallaw.org

Comments Off

Iraq ten years on – Garden Court Chambers Blog

Posted March 25th, 2013 in asylum, barristers, immigration, Iraq, news, victims by sally

“Ten years on from the invasion of Iraq by British and American forces, Jo Wilding recalls her work there, and describes how now as an immigration barrister she meets the victims of the conflict as clients seeking asylum in the UK.”

Full story

Garden Court Chambers Blog,

Source: www.gclaw.wordpress.com

Comments Off

Unclear judgment on unclear occupancy – NearlyLegal

Posted March 25th, 2013 in appeals, landlord & tenant, local government, news, repossession by sally

“This was an appeal of a Circuit Judge’s finding that LB Brent’s possession claim under Ground 16, Schedule 2 Housing Act 1985 failed because the property was reasonably needed to accommodate those living there. Very unusually, the appeal was in large part a challenge to the Judge’s findings of fact.”

Full story

NearlyLegal, 24th March 2013

Source: www.nearlylegal.co.uk

Comments Off

Legal aid is being ruled out of court – The Guardian

“From the beginning of April 2013 the chances of getting help with legal bills will be slim. The Law Society estimates 650,000 cases will no longer qualify, including 20,000 employment cases and 200,000 in family law.”

Full story

The Guardian, 23rd March 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off

Fake vicar jailed for charity fraud – BBC News

Posted March 25th, 2013 in charities, fraud, news, sentencing by sally

“A conman who posed as a vicar and tricked Merseyside charities out of about £90,000 has been jailed for five years.”

Full story

BBC News, 22nd March 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

Legal aid: Lawyer’s strike warning over reform plans – BBC News

Posted March 25th, 2013 in barristers, bills, budgets, costs, industrial action, legal aid, news, solicitors by sally

“A Welsh barrister has warned that lawyers could go on strike against the UK government’s latest plan to cut the legal aid bill in England and Wales.”

Full story

BBC News, 24th March 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

New rules to cut unfair dismissal payments – The Guardian

Posted March 25th, 2013 in bills, compensation, news, redundancy, unfair dismissal by sally

“A raft of changes to the way your employer can treat you will be introduced this summer in a bill that, critics say, will make it quicker and cheaper to sack staff.”

Full story

The Guardian, 23rd March 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off

Border agency condemned over backlog – BBC News

Posted March 25th, 2013 in delay, housing, immigration, news by sally

“MPs say the UK Border Agency is still plagued by backlogs of unresolved immigration cases.”

Full story

BBC News, 25th March 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

Ken Clarke ‘misled’ parliament over secret courts bill – The Guardian

Posted March 25th, 2013 in bills, closed material, habeas corpus, news by sally

“Conservative cabinet minister Ken Clarke has been accused of misleading parliament as confusion mounts over the government’s plans to introduce secret courts ahead of this week’s crucial vote in the House of Lords.”

Full story

The Guardian, 24th March 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off

Six months, no jail sentences: call for controversial squatter law to be axed – The Independent

Posted March 25th, 2013 in homelessness, legislation, news, sentencing, squatting, statistics by sally

“Six months after new laws were introduced to ‘protect homeowners’ from squatters, police have not arrested a single person for displacing residents from their home, leading to calls for the legislation to be scrapped.”

Full story

The Independent, 24th March 2013

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Comments Off

Blogs likely to be excluded from press reforms by House of Lords – The Guardian

Posted March 25th, 2013 in bills, damages, freedom of expression, inquiries, internet, media, news, regulations by sally

“Fears that bloggers and small-scale news websites will be dragged into the new proposed system of press regulation, so facing crippling costs, appeared to be lifting on Friday when Labour and the Liberal Democrats agreed to table last-minute amendments in the Lords to make it clear they will be excluded.”

Full story

The Guardian, 22nd March 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off