Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 9th, 2013 in legislation by sally

The Consular Fees (Amendment) Regulations 2013

The Electoral Registration (Postponement of 2013 Annual Canvass) Order 2013

The Zimbabwe (Financial Sanctions) (Suspension) Regulations 2013

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Renting Homes in Wales – Law Commission

Posted April 9th, 2013 in news by sally

“In a report published today the Law Commission recommends reforms to the legal framework governing rented housing in Wales. The existing law is complex and inflexible. There are many different types of tenancy, and local authorities, social landlords, such as housing associations, and private landlords all have different forms of agreement with their tenants.”

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Law Commission, 9th April 2013

Source: www.lawcommission.justice.gov.uk

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Chris Grayling: criminals should be made to pay their legal costs – The Guardian

Posted April 9th, 2013 in news by sally

“Convicted criminals should be made to pay for their own legal defence costs, the justice secretary, Chris Grayling, will announce on Tuesday.”

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The Guardian, 9th April 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Human rights have disappeared from ‘Working Together’ – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 9th, 2013 in children, human rights, local government, news, social services by sally

“‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ is the lead piece of statutory guidance on… well, working together to safeguard children. Originally published in 1999, a new edition was published in 2006 following the changes brought about following the death of Victoria Climbié. And the next edition in 2010 incorporated recommendations of the second Laming Report which followed the death of Baby P. It had grown longer over time, as we all learned lessons from Haringey; but its growing length was causing concern.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 9th April 2013

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

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Philpott – why wasn’t it murder and when will he be free? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted April 9th, 2013 in arson, bad character, duress, evidence, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

“1.3 million people tuned into Channel 5 when the schedule was changed at 9pm on 3 April 2013 to show a documentary examining the high-profile Philpott story, featuring new material about the tragic event and subsequent trial.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 8th April 2013

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

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Do your bit for legal fairness – The Lawyer

Posted April 9th, 2013 in costs, law centres, legal aid, news, pro bono work by sally

“As legal aid declines, there are a number of different ways lawyers can help to fill the gap.”

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The Lawyer, 8th April 2013

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“More open, more transparent, and more powerful”: communications at the Supreme Court – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 9th, 2013 in media, news, Supreme Court by sally

“Max Hastings greeted the new Supreme Court with the prediction that it was a ‘constitutional disaster in the making.’ For Hastings this was Blair’s Court, Blair’s legacy; its creation just one more example of Labour’s wrecking of ancient British institutions. Of course, there was also positive coverage in the early days in papers like the Guardian and Times, but ideally the Court needed to get its own message about itself. How has it gone about doing this? And what has it been saying? What challenges has it faced in its first three years?”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 8th April 2013

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

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Kelvin MacKenzie’s Daily Mail column sparks £200,000 libel claim – The Guardian

Posted April 9th, 2013 in defamation, media, news by sally

“Kelvin MacKenzie faces more woes after being dropped by the Telegraph as it emerged that his column in the Daily Mail has become the subject of a £200,000 libel case.”

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The Guardian, 8th April 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Plans to keep names of suspects secret being considered – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 9th, 2013 in anonymity, media, news, police, reporting restrictions by sally

“The identities of suspects who have been arrested could be kept secret from the public, under new plans being drawn up.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th April 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Islington carer guilty of ex-partner’s manslaughter – BBC News

Posted April 9th, 2013 in carers, disabled persons, domestic violence, homicide, news by sally

“A 69-year-old woman has been found guilty of killing her former partner who was terminally ill.”

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BBC News, 8th April 2013

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Student solicitors step into the breach – The Guardian

Posted April 9th, 2013 in budgets, legal aid, news, pro bono work, universities, volunteers by sally

“Following dramatic cuts to legal aid, universities are seeing increased demand for their free law clinics.”

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The Guardian, 8th April 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Legal aid cuts: why law students are coming to the rescue – The Guardian

Posted April 9th, 2013 in budgets, legal aid, news, pro bono work, universities, volunteers by sally

“We get the chance to work with real clients, and they get our help for free, says a volunteer.”

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The Guardian, 8th April 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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The case for QASA – Legal Futures

Posted April 9th, 2013 in advocacy, criminal justice, legal profession, news, quality assurance by sally

“David Wolfe QC of Matrix Chambers argues that the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA) is a necessary step to assure the competence of criminal advocates and answers the main criticisms levelled by its opponents.”

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Legal Futures, 9th April 2013

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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ITV rapped over Charlie Brooks’ I’m a Celebrity stunt – BBC News

Posted April 9th, 2013 in children, complaints, media, news by sally

“ITV has been censured by the media regulator over a stunt on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, involving the seven-year-old daughter of EastEnders actress Charlie Brooks.”

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BBC News, 8th April 2013

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Professional dog walkers hit with £300 licence fee – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 9th, 2013 in dogs, licensing, news, parks by sally

“Commercial dog walkers will have to pay a £300 licence to walk in the Royal Parks as campaigners complain they are often putting public safety at risk.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th April 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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