M25 suicide case demonstrates limits of court of appeal – The Guardian

“Supreme court’s backing of initial tribunal reaffirms principle that suicidal people may not realise full effects of their actions.”

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The Guardian, 18th April 2013

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Proposed reforms undermine the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted April 18th, 2013 in appeals, criminal records, disclosure, news, proportionality, time limits by sally

“Imagine you are a middle-aged man with a young family looking to change career to work as a primary school teacher. When you were 12 you took a chocolate bar from a shop. You learnt a salutary lesson and never repeated this isolated error of judgment. Is it right that your prospective employer should be told this? Well, whilst the Government thought your prospective employer should be forewarned, the Court of Appeal disagreed. The Court of Appeal, in R(T) & Others v Greater Manchester was critical of the ‘blanket nature’ of the current regime deeming it disproportionate in pursuance of the legitimate aim of safeguarding children and young adults. As a result of this important case, the Government has been forced to modify the disclosure regime to avoid offending Art 8; the right to private and family life.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 18th April 2013

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Doctor entitled to rely on GMC’s assurance that his Caribbean qualification would be acceptable in UK – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 18th, 2013 in appeals, doctors, education, judicial review, news, universities by sally

“The registration criteria for doctors trained abroad have been changed to respond to abuse by medical schools claiming false affiliations with the institutions listed in the WHO Directory. Although the 2006 rules effecting this change were lawful, the appellant had a legitimate expectation that he could rely on individual and specific assurances that he would be allowed to register on completion of his training.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 18th April 2013

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Al-Swaiedi inquiry: Teenager was tortured and hanged, claims his uncle – The Independent

Posted April 18th, 2013 in armed forces, inquiries, Iraq, news, torture, unlawful killing, young persons by sally

“A teenager who it is claimed was unlawfully killed by British troops in Iraq had been tortured and hanged, his uncle has claimed.”

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The Independent, 18th April 2013

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Luton terror plot: four jailed over plan to bomb army centre – The Guardian

Posted April 18th, 2013 in armed forces, explosives, news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

“Two British terrorists who discussed plans for an al-Qaida-inspired attack in the UK have been ordered to serve up to 16 years and three months in jail.”

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The Guardian, 18th April 2013

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Teenager convicted of raping 11-year-old girl in park – The Guardian

Posted April 18th, 2013 in news, rape, young offenders by sally

“A teenage paedophile who dragged an 11-year-old girl into a park and repeatedly raped her for three hours is facing a life sentence after being convicted of the attack.”

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The Guardian, 18th April 2013

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£8.5m payout for boy whose brain was damaged in ‘catalogue of errors’ – The Independent

Posted April 18th, 2013 in birth, compensation, hospitals, news, personal injuries by sally

“A seven-year-old boy who suffered catastrophic brain damage after a ‘catalogue of errors’ at his birth is to receive a compensation package worth £8.5 million.”

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The Independent, 18th April 2013

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Abu Qatada could face prosecution in UK, says Theresa May – The Guardian

Posted April 18th, 2013 in bail, evidence, news, prosecutions, terrorism by sally

“The home secretary, Theresa May, has said police are examining evidence seized over the recent arrest of Islamic cleric Abu Qatada to see if he can be prosecuted in UK courts.”

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The Guardian, 18th April 2013

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‘The legal status of prisoners in this country is a mark of its humanity’ – LegalVoice

“On 4 April, a matter of days after the cuts to civil legal aid were brought into effect, Chris Grayling has announced the Government’s intention to cut legal aid for prisoners seeking to bring proceedings for judicial review of decisions relating to their treatment or the conditions of their confinement. He complains that £4 million pounds in legal aid is spent annually on such complaints and says that they can be perfectly adequately dealt with by the internal prison complaints system. His justification for the cuts makes neither financial nor constitutional sense and begs the question, what are his true motives?”

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LegalVoice, 18th April 2013

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Randy, rating, and his (house)boat – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 18th, 2013 in council tax, housing, news, ships, valuation by sally

“Randy Northrop is a Californian and a wanderer in spirit. He lives with his family aboard MY Cannis – see the pic. He got fed up of ‘living in a grotty council house in a rough area’ of Bristol, so bought and renovated this former Thames tug. And nice inside it sounds too – two open fireplaces, several flat screen TVs, a music room and grand piano.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 18th April 2013

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Fee remissions for the courts and tribunals – Ministry of Justice

Posted April 18th, 2013 in consultations, courts, fees, news, tribunals by sally

“This consultation paper sets our proposals for reform of the fee remissions system, which ensures that access to justice is maintained for those individuals on lower incomes who would otherwise have difficultly paying a fee to use court or tribunal services.”

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Ministry of Justice, 18th April 2013

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Court of Appeal dismisses human rights challenge to Immigration Rules – Home Office

Posted April 18th, 2013 in appeals, human rights, immigration, news, regulations, visas by sally

“The Home Office was successful in defending Immgiration Rules changes introduced to test migrant’s English language capabilities”

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Home Office, 17th April 2013

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Couple convicted over baby smuggling attempt – Home Office

Posted April 18th, 2013 in children, news, sentencing, trafficking in human beings by sally

“A couple from Oxford have been convicted of attempting to pass off a Nigerian baby as their own and bring it back to the UK.”

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Home Office, 17th April 2013

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Extradition, Deportation and Human Rights – Edward Fitzgerald QC

Posted April 18th, 2013 in deportation, extradition, human rights, news, speeches by sally

Extradtition, Deportation and Human Rights (PDF)

Edward Fitzgerald QC

Inner Temple Reader’s Lecture Series, 18th March 2013

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Jones (by Caldwell) (Respondent) v First Tier Tribunal (Respondent) and Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (Appellant) – Supreme Court

Jones (by Caldwell) (Respondent) v First Tier Tribunal (Respondent) and Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (Appellant) [2013] UKSC 19 | UKSC 2011/0123 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 17th April 2013

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Public Relations Consultants Association Limited (Appellant) v The Newspaper Licensing Agency Limited and others (Respondents) – Supreme Court

Posted April 18th, 2013 in copyright, internet, law reports, licensing, media, Supreme Court by sally

Public Relations Consultants Association Limited (Appellant) v The Newspaper Licensing Agency Limited and others (Respondents) [2013] UKSC 18 | UKSC 2011/0202 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 17th April 2013

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How to challenge a parking ticket – The Guardian

Posted April 18th, 2013 in appeals, contracts, fines, news, parking by sally

“Don’t be taken for a ride over parking tickets – know your rights on private car parks, penalty charges and your right to appeal.”

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The Guardian, 18th April 2013

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High Court issues strong warning over costs budget mistakes – Litigation Futures

Posted April 18th, 2013 in budgets, costs, news by sally

“It will usually be ‘extremely difficult’ to persuade a court to revise a costs budget that contains mistakes, even if the other party has not been misled or suffered prejudice, the High Court has warned.”

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Litigation Futures, 18th April 2013

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted April 18th, 2013 in law reports by sally

Supreme Court

Public Relations Consultants Association Ltd v The Newspaper Licensing Agency Ltd & Ors [2013] UKSC 18 (17 April 2013)

Jones v First Tier Tribunal & Anor (Rev 1) [2013] UKSC 19 (17 April 2013)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Dixon v R [2013] EWCA Crim 465 (17 April 2013)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Woolway (Valuation Officer) v Mazars LLP [2013] EWCA Civ 368 (17 April 2013)

Olympic Airlines SA v ACG Acquisition XX LLC [2013] EWCA Civ 369 (17 April 2013)

Fortress Value Recovery Fund I LLC & Ors v Blue Skye Special Opportunities Fund LP & Ors [2013] EWCA Civ 367 (17 April 2013)

Reeves (Listing Officer) v Northrop [2013] EWCA Civ 362 (17 April 2013)

Abdollahi, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] EWCA Civ 366 (17 April 2013)

George v The Ministry of Justice [2013] EWCA Civ 324 (17 April 2013)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Banwaitt v Dewji [2013] EWHC 879 (QB) (17 April 2013)

Renpower Investments Ltd v Clark Willmott LLP & Anor [2013] EWHC 800 (QB) (17 April 2013)

High Court (Chancery Division)

International Stem Cell Corporation v Comptroller General of Patents [2013] EWHC 807 (Ch) (17 April 2013)

High Court (Family Division)

A and S (Children) v Lancashire County Council [2013] EWHC 851 (Fam) (17 April 2013)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 18th, 2013 in legislation by sally

The Promotion of the Use of Energy from Renewable Sources (Amendment) Regulations 2013

The Inspectors of Education, Children’s Services and Skills (No. 3) Order 2013

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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