New National Standards for youth justice services – Youth Justice Board

Posted April 4th, 2013 in care homes, news, regulations, secure training centres, young persons by sally

“New National Standards for Youth Justice Services have been launched.”

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Youth Justice Board, 3rd April 2013

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

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Breaking: Mick Philpott jailed for life over house fire that killed six of his children – The Independent

Posted April 4th, 2013 in arson, conspiracy, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

“Mick Philpott was today jailed for life with a minimum term of 15 years after being found guilty of killing six of his children in a house fire.”

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The Independent, 4th April 2013

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Practice Bar Course Aptitude Test now available – Bar Standards Board

Posted April 4th, 2013 in barristers, legal education, news by sally

“The Bar Standards Board has created a practice Bar Course Aptitude Test (BCAT) to help students familiarise themselves with the test structure and question style used in the actual BCAT exam.”

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Bar Standards Board, 3rd April 2013

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

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Command Papers – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted April 4th, 2013 in news by sally

Exchange of Letters between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the French Republic Amending the Agreement between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the French Republic concerning the carrying of Service Weapons by French Officers on the territory of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Done at Le Touquet 4 February 2003, Cm 8595 (PDF)

Exchange of Notes between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics concerning Amendments to the UK/USSR Air Services Agreement of 1957 as amended by the Exchanges of Notes on 22 September and 14 October 1960 and 11 February and 14 April 1969, Cm 8597 (PDF)

Convention between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Federal Republic of Germany for the Avoidance of Double Charging of Bank Levies, Cm 8596 (PDF)

Source: www.official-documents.gov.uk

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How will government proposals to reduce reoffending affect charities? – The Guardian

Posted April 4th, 2013 in charities, news, recidivists, rehabilitation by sally

“The government has laid out plans to open the majority of probation services to competition, in its programme ‘Transforming Rehabilitation – a revolution in the way we manage offenders’. The aim is to reform offender management services in the community, in order to reduce re-offending rates, while delivering improved value for money for the tax payer.”

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The Guardian, 4th April 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Owner wins nine-month cat custody battle – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 4th, 2013 in animals, custody, news by sally

“An owner has won a nine-month legal battle, fighting tooth and claw for custody of a cat that went missing for six years after its adopted family refused to give her up.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd April 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Jailed property man hid his assets in offshore network during divorce – The Guardian

Posted April 4th, 2013 in contempt of court, divorce, financial provision, news by sally

“Ex-wife is suing Scot Young for share of £400m fortune that he claims he lost within three months.”

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The Guardian, 4th April 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Union conference motions on Israel and Palestine: employment tribunal dismisses harassment claim by member – Employment Law Blog

“The case of Fraser v University and College Union concerned a number of claims of harassment by the Claimant against the Respondent union of which he was a member, under section 57 of the Equality Act 2010. The complaints were based on or stemmed from motions debated at the Respondent’s Congress (annual conference) in the years 2007 to 2011 on proposals for a boycott of Israeli academic institutions.”

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Employment Law Blog, 3rd April 2013

Source: www.employment11kbw.com

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Doctors inform ICO of concerns over new medical data sharing scheme – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 4th, 2013 in anonymity, data protection, doctors, health, medical records, news by sally

“The UK’s data protection watchdog has highlighted concerns it has with a new information-sharing initiative that has begun operating in the health sector in England.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 3rd April 2013

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Behind the scenes at the Crown Prosecution Service – BBC News

“The BBC’s Legal Correspondent Clive Coleman went to see Brian Altman QC who is soon to retire, as First Senior Treasury Counsel, a post that that has seen him prosecute some of the biggest and most notorious criminal cases of recent times.”

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BBC News, 4th April 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Geoffrey Reed: Three guilty of child rapist murder – BBC News

Posted April 4th, 2013 in conspiracy, murder, news by sally

“Three men who killed a sex offender and buried him in a suitcase in a shallow grave have been convicted of murder.”

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BBC News, 3rd April 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Punks and goths can now be hate crime victims – The Independent

Posted April 4th, 2013 in crime, harassment, news, police, young persons by sally

“Greater Manchester Police is the first force to treat offences against subculture groups as hate crimes.”

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The Independent, 3rd April 2013

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Prisoners may lose legal aid for jail complaints – The Guardian

Posted April 4th, 2013 in complaints, consultations, legal aid, news, ombudsmen, prisons by sally

“Convicted criminals could be barred from claiming legal aid to fund complaints about the prison system regarding matters such as categorisation, moves, correspondence and visits.”

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The Guardian, 4th April 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

‘Gay? Prove it then – have you read any Oscar Wilde?’: Judges accused of asking lesbian asylum seekers inappropriate questions – The Independent

“Have you ever read Oscar Wilde? Do you use sex toys? Why have you not attended a Pride march? These are just some of the questions that have been asked of lesbian asylum seekers in what one academic says shows shocking levels of ignorance and prejudice among tribunal judges.”

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The Independent, 4th April 2013

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