Dart, Alom and Mahmood jailed for preparing for acts of terrorism – BBC News

Posted April 25th, 2013 in conspiracy, explosives, news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

“Three British men have been jailed at the Old Bailey for engaging in conduct in preparation of acts of terrorism.”

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BBC News, 25th April 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 25th, 2013 in legislation by sally

The Regional Strategy for the West Midlands (Revocation) Order 2013

The Regional Strategy for the North West (Revocation) Order 2013

The Regional Strategy for the South West (Revocation) Order 2013

The Small Charitable Donations Regulations 2013

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Command Papers – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted April 25th, 2013 in parliamentary papers by sally

Social Justice: transforming lives, Cm 8606 (PDF)

Post Legislative Scrutiny Memorandum, Cm 8610 (PDF)

Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Cm 8612 (PDF)

Reform of Judicial Review: the Government response, Cm 8611 (PDF)

Source: www.official-documents.gov.uk

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QASA gets go-ahead from bar regulator – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted April 25th, 2013 in advocacy, barristers, news, quality assurance by sally

“The Bar Standards Board has approved the handbook for the controversial Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 25th April 2013

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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Regina v Cosford and others – WLR Daily

Regina v Cosford and others [2013] EWCA Crim 466; [2013] WLR (D) 147

“The test for identifying a public office turned on the nature of the duty undertaken and, in particular, whether it was a public duty in the sense that it represented the fulfilment of one of the responsibilities of government such that the public had a significant interest in its discharge extending beyond an interest in anyone who might be directly affected by a serious failure in the performance of the duty. The existence or otherwise of a public office was a question of law to be decided by a trial judge not by a jury.”

WLR Daily, 16th April 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Another blow for Theresa May: treating 17-year-olds in custody as adults ‘incompatible’ with human rights law – The Independent

Posted April 25th, 2013 in children, human rights, news, parental rights, young offenders by sally

“A teenager has won a High Court victory over the Home Secretary Theresa May’s policy of treating 17-year-olds taken into custody as adults – depriving them of protections offered to those aged 16 and under.”

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The Independent, 25th April 2013

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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Tailoring the law on vicarious liability – Lord Hope of Craighead

Posted April 25th, 2013 in child abuse, education, employment, news, speeches, vicarious liability by sally

Tailoring the law on vicarious liability (PDF)

Lecture by Lord Hope of Craighead

Lord Taylor Memorial Lecture, Inner Temple, 23rd April 2013

Source: www.supremecourt.gov.uk

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Death Row, Human Rights and the Limits of the Law – Criminal Law and Justice Weekly

“Although both the law surrounding human rights and the use of judicial review to uphold it have grown exponentially in the UK in recent times, there are still plenty of jurisdictions where even fundamental principles of justice are not respected with any consistency. It is not surprising, therefore, that the last decade has seen a number of cases where those faced with perceived injustice abroad turn homewards for redress.”

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Criminal Law and Justice Weekly, 20th April 2013

Source: www.criminallawandjustice.co.uk

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Barts and the London NHS Trust (Respondent) v Verma (Appellant) – Supreme Court

Barts and the London NHS Trust (Respondent) v Verma (Appellant) [2013] UKSC 20 | UKSC 2011/0246 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 24th April 2013

Source: www.youtube.com/user/UKSupremeCourt

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Salvesen and Riddell and another (Respondents) v. The Lord Advocate (Appellant) (Scotland) – Supreme Court

Salvesen and Riddell and another (Respondents) v. The Lord Advocate (Appellant) (Scotland) [2013] UKSC 22 | UKSC 2012/0111 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 24th April 2013

Source: www.youtube.com/user/UKSupremeCourt

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Uprichard (Appellant) v Scottish Ministers and another – Supreme Court

Posted April 25th, 2013 in environmental protection, law reports, planning, Scotland, Supreme Court by sally

Uprichard (Appellant) v Scottish Ministers and another [2013] UKSC 21 | UKSC 2012/0034 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 24th April 2013

Source: www.youtube.com/user/UKSupremeCourt

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted April 25th, 2013 in law reports by sally

Supreme Court

Salvesen and Riddell & Anor v. The Lord Advocate (Scotland) [2013] UKSC 22 (24 April 2013)

Uprichard v Scottish Ministers & Anor (Scotland) [2013] UKSC 21 (24 April 2013)

Barts and the London NHS Trust v Verma [2013] UKSC 20 (24 April 2013)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Court)

Foye v R. [2013] EWCA Crim 475 (24 April 2013)

JFJ, R. v [2013] EWCA Crim 569 (24 April 2013)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Cosco Container Lines Company Ltd v Batchford (t/a County Contractors) & Anor [2013] EWHC 840 (QB) (24 April 2013)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Bracking & Ors, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions & Anor [2013] EWHC 897 (Admin) (24 April 2013)

F, R (on the application of) v The Director of Public Prosecutions & Anor [2013] EWHC 945 (Admin) (24 April 2013)

MV, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] EWHC 1017 (Admin) (24 April 2013)

Treagus, R (on the application of) v Suffolk County Council & Anor [2013] EWHC 950 (Admin) (24 April 2013)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Important guidance on criminal confiscation: R v Mahmood – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted April 25th, 2013 in appeals, confiscation, criminal procedure, news, proceeds of crime by sally

“The recent Court of Appeal judgment in R v Mahmood [2013] EWCA 325 provides important guidance on several important issues which often arise in criminal confiscation proceedings before the Crown Court.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 24th April 2013

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

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Revealed: Grayling’s plan to drive a wedge between bar and solicitors – Law Society’s Gazette

“Justice secretary Chris Grayling has sought to drive a wedge between solicitors and barristers over the drastic plans to cut criminal legal aid and restructure the market, the Gazette has learned.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 25th April 2013

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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Sex consent could still lead to rape charge, judges say – BBC News

Posted April 25th, 2013 in assault, consent, news, prosecutions, rape by sally

“A woman who agreed to sex might still be the victim of rape, the High Court has ruled.”

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BBC News, 24th April 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Isn’t it time to abolish most women’s prisons? – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 25th, 2013 in drug abuse, news, prisons, victims, women by sally

“A parliamentary campaign launched today from Soroptimist and the Prison Reform Trust, suggests women and their families are disproportionately affected by a jail term. Ahead of Vicky Pryce’s expected release next month, Cathy Newman appraises the effectiveness of female imprisonement in the UK and considers the alternatives.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th April 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Class A drugs policy failing, say prison governors – BBC News

Posted April 25th, 2013 in crime, drug abuse, drug offences, news, prisons by sally

“Current policy on illegal drugs creates victims of crime and more prisoners at a cost to taxpayers, the Prison Governors Association (PGA) has argued.”

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BBC News, 25th April 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Police back change in law to treat 17-year-olds in custody as juveniles – The Guardian

Posted April 25th, 2013 in news, parental rights, police, young offenders, young persons by sally

“Senior police officers are backing a change to the law so that 17-year-olds are treated as juveniles in custody and their parents are informed if they are arrested.”

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The Guardian, 24th April 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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