‘Bulger killers’ images': Two jailed for contempt – BBC News

Posted April 26th, 2013 in contempt of court, internet, news, photography, sentencing, suspended sentences by tracey

“Two men who published photographs on Twitter and Facebook said to show the
killers of James Bulger have been jailed for being in contempt of court.”

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BBC News, 26th April 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Ipswich sex slave teenager case: London men jailed – BBC News

“Three men from east London who abducted a 13-year-old girl from the streets of
the city and forced her to become their sex slave have been jailed.”

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BBC News, 26th April 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Justice and Security Act 2013 – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 26th, 2013 in disclosure, intelligence services, legislation, parliament by tracey

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Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Groceries Code Adjudicator Act 2013 – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 26th, 2013 in arbitration, codes of practice, dispute resolution, legislation by tracey

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Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Succession to the Crown Act 2013 – legislation.gov.uk

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BT wins right to take Sky Sports price ruling to court of appeal – The Guardian

Posted April 26th, 2013 in appeals, competition, media, news by tracey

“BT has won the right to take a competition regulator ruling that stopped BSkyB being forced to offer Sky Sports 1 and 2 to rival TV services at a discount of up to 23% to the court of appeal.”

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The Guardian, 26th April 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Former housekeeper wins victimisation case against boss – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 26th, 2013 in bullying, compensation, employment tribunals, harassment, news, unfair dismissal by tracey

“A Pakistan-born former housekeeper has won £43,000 compensation after she was
bullied by her boss while working at a Christian spirituality and conference
centre.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th April 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Birmingham terror ringleader gets five life sentences for plot – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 26th, 2013 in gangs, news, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

“The ringleader of a Birmingham terror cell who plotted for the worst attack on
UK soil was today given five life sentences.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th April 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Crime and Courts Act 2013 – legislation.gov.uk

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Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Marine Navigation Act 2013 – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 26th, 2013 in legislation, shipping law by tracey

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Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Defamation Act 2013 – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 26th, 2013 in defamation, legislation by tracey

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted April 26th, 2013 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Vestergaard Frandsen A/S & Ors v Bestnet Europe Ltd & Ors [2013] EWCA Civ 428 (25 April 2013)

McGuire v Rose & Ors [2013] EWCA Civ 429 (25 April 2013)

Walsh v Shanahan & Ors [2013] EWCA Civ 411 (25 April 2013)

Johnson & Ors v Old [2013] EWCA Civ 415 (23 April 2013)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Baker, R (on the application of) v Bath and North East Somerset Council [2013] EWHC 946 (Admin) (25 April 2013)

HC (A Child,), R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department & Anor [2013] EWHC 982 (Admin) (25 April 2013)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Arbuthnot Latham & Co Ltd v M3 Marine Ltd & Anor [2013] EWHC 1019 (Comm) (25 April 2013)

Deutsche Bank (Suisse) SA v Khan & Ors [2013] EWHC 1020 (Comm) (25 April 2013)

High Court (Family Division)

Y and Z (Children), Re [2013] EWHC 953 (Fam) (25 April 2013)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Ontulmus & Ors v Collett & Ors [2013] EWHC 980 (QB) (25 April 2013)

McAlpine v Bercow [2013] EWHC 981 (QB) (25 April 2013)

Source: www.bailii.org.uk

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 26th, 2013 in legislation by tracey

The Community Infrastructure Levy (Amendment) Regulations 2013

The Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 (Commencement No. 3) Order 2013

The Wireless Telegraphy (Licence Charges) (Amendment) Regulations 2013

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Regina v JFJ – WLR Daily

Posted April 26th, 2013 in appeals, assault, double jeopardy, law reports by tracey

Regina v JFJ: [2013] EWCA Crim 569;   [2013] WLR (D)  149

“A plea of autrefois acquit or convict was to be narrowly confined to cases where the offences were the same in fact or law. In any case where the narrow application of that principle would result in unfairness or injustice to a defendant, amounting to oppression, the remedy lay in the power of the court to stay the proceedings.”

WLR Daily, 24th April 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Dowland v Architects Registration Board – WLR Daily

Posted April 26th, 2013 in bankruptcy, disqualification, law reports, professional conduct by tracey

Dowland v Architects Registration Board: [2013] EWHC 893 (Admin);   [2013] WLR (D)  148

“The Architects Registration Board was not limited to questions of competence when considering whether to reinstate a person to the Register of Architects.”

WLR Daily, 19th April 29013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Command papers – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted April 26th, 2013 in parliamentary papers by tracey

Government response to the pre-legislative scrutiny report by the Draft Local Audit Bill Ad Hoc Committee, Cm 8566 (PDF)

Government response to the Justice Committee’s sixth report of session 2012-13: interpreting and translation services and the Applied Language Solutions contract, Cm 8600 (PDF)

Third Annual Report to Parliament on the Application of Protocols 19 and 21 to the Treaty on European Union (TEU) and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) (‘the Treaties’) in Relation to EU Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) matters (1 December 2011 – 30 November 2012) Cm 8541, PDF

Source: www.official-documents.gov.uk

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Defamation Act reforms libel law – Ministry of Justice

Posted April 26th, 2013 in bills, defamation, freedom of expression, legislation, press releases by tracey

“Large scale reforms to the law governing cases of defamation have today become law as the Defamation Bill gains Royal Assent.”

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Ministry of Justice, 25th April 2013

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

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Greater protection for homeowners – Ministry of Justice

Posted April 26th, 2013 in burglary, press releases, proportionality, self-defence by tracey

“Householders now have even greater protection from burglars as changes to the law on self defence have come into effect.”

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Ministry of Justice, 25th April 2013

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

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Commonwealth Law Conference: Equality before the law – Speech by Lord Judge

Posted April 26th, 2013 in equality, news, rule of law, speeches by tracey

“Commonwealth Law Conference: Equality before the law – Speech by Lord Judge, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, 18th April 2013.”

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 24th April 2013

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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Whether a property is a ‘flat’ depends on actual use, says county court – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 26th, 2013 in housing, news by tracey

“Whether a property can be considered as a residential ‘flat’ for the purposes of
property litigation will depend on how it is actually used, a county court has
ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th April 2013

Source: www.out-law.com

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