Police sergeant who sold story to Sun jailed – BBC News

Posted May 9th, 2013 in media, misfeasance in public office, news, police, sentencing by tracey

“A former Brighton-based police sergeant who sold a story to the Sun newspaper
has been jailed for 10 months.”

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BBC News, 9th May 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Headteacher under investigation by DfE over cronyism claims – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 9th, 2013 in education, employment, examinations, inquiries, news, teachers by tracey

“A headteacher is under investigation following allegations of cheating at exams,
nepotism and cronyism at the primary school she runs.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th May 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted May 9th, 2013 in law reports by tracey

Supreme Court

BNY Corporate Trustee Services Ltd & Ors v v Neuberger [2013] UKSC 28 (9 May 2013)

Futter & Anor v Revenue and Customs [2013] UKSC 26 (9 May 2013)

SL v Westminster City Council [2013] UKSC 27 (9 May 2013)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Hampshire Police v Taylor [2013] EWCA Civ 496 (09 May 2013)

Harbinger Capital Partners v Caldwell (As the Independent Valuer of Northern Rock Plc) & Anor [2013] EWCA Civ 492 (09 May 2013)

Consolidated Finance Ltd v Collins & Anor [2013] EWCA Civ 475 (08 May 2013)

Vince v Wyatt [2013] EWCA Civ 495 (08 May 2013)

Khans Solicitor (A Firm) v Chifuntwe & Anor [2013] EWCA Civ 481 (08 May 2013)

Seear v St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust [2013] EWCA Civ 491 (08 May 2013)

OM Property Management Ltd v Burr [2013] EWCA Civ 479 (03 May 2013)

William Hill Organisation Ltd & Anor, R (on the application of) v The Horserace Betting Levy Board & Ors [2013] EWCA Civ 487 (03 May 2013)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Jawad v R [2013] EWCA Crim 644 (03 May 2013)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Ivlev, R (on the application of) v Entry Clearance Officer, New York [2013] EWHC 1162 (Admin) (09 May 2013)

SM & Anor v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] EWHC 1144 (Admin) (08 May 2013)

Bowring & Anor v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government London & Anor [2013] EWHC 1115 (Admin) (03 May 2013)

T, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for Justice & Anor [2013] EWHC 1119 (Admin) (03 May 2013)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Shetty v Al Rushaid Petroleum Investment Company & Ors [2013] EWHC 1152 (Ch) (08 May 2013)

Hunt & Anor v Conwy County Borough Council [2013] EWHC 1154 (Ch) (08 May 2013)

Greaves v Stolkin [2013] EWHC 1140 (Ch) (03 May 2013)

Nokia OYJ v IPCom GmbH & Co Kg [2013] EWHC 1158 (Ch) (02 May 2013)

High Court (Patents Court)

Nokia OYJ v IPCom GmbH & Co KG [2013] EWHC 1178 (Pat) (02 May 2013)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Coates v Dartford Borough Council [2013] EWHC 1160 (QB) (08 May 2013)

TW v London Borough of Enfield & Anor [2013] EWHC 1180 (QB) (08 May 2013)

Yapp v Foreign & Commonwealth Office [2013] EWHC 1098 (QB) (03 May 2013)

Jones & Ors v Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change & Anor [2013] EWHC 1023 (QB) (03 May 2013)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

TSG Building Services Plc v South Anglia Housing Ltd [2013] EWHC 1151 (TCC) (08 May 2013)

Source: www.bailii.org

 

 

 

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Wyatt v Vince – WLR Daily

 Wyatt v Vince: [2013] EWCA Civ 495;   [2013] WLR (D)  166

“The court should not allow either party to a former marriage to be harassed by claims for financial relief which were issued many years after the divorce and had no real prospect of success. Such claims should be struck out under FPR r 4.4(1)(b) as an abuse of process.”

WLR Daily, 8th May 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Burr v OM Property Management Ltd – WLR Daily

Burr v OM Property Management Ltd: [2013] EWCA Civ 479;   [2013] WLR (D)  164

“When determining the amount of any service charge payable by a tenant for services supplied, on the natural and ordinary meaning of the words of section 20B of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, ‘costs’ were not ‘incurred’ on the mere provision of the services or supplies made to the landlord or management company.”

WLR Daily, 3rd May 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted May 9th, 2013 in legislation by tracey

The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (Allocation of Allowances for Payment) (Amendment) Regulations 2013

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Claimant lawyers hit out at government’s mesothelioma plan – Litigation Futures

“A government scheme designed to speed payments to mesothelioma sufferers could leave them thousands of pounds out of pocket and will not help other asbestos victims, according to claimant personal injury lawyers.”

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Litigation Futures, 9th May 2013

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

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Regulation at home, but not abroad – Gresham College Lecture

“In December 2012 Sir Geoffrey Nice finished four years as Vice Chair of the Bar Standards Board, the body that regulates barristers. After forty years in practice as a barrister, that included seven years working as an employed barrister in the UN, he will describe the differences between practice in a regulated legal community and practice in the UN system that operates with little effective regulation apart from what national systems impose on individual prosecution and defence lawyers. He will also review what he learnt as a regulator from looking critically at the Bar of England and Wales. The Bar of England and Wales and the country’s legal system as a whole proudly assert that they are the best in the world.  Are these claims justified?  If so, why was legislation thought to be necessary to regulate them more closely, and was that legislation wise?”

Transcript

Lecture by Professor Sir Geoffrey Nice QC

Gresham College, 8th May 2013

Source: www.gresham.ac.uk

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Daniel Morgan murder: Home Office to hold independent review – BBC News

Posted May 9th, 2013 in inquiries, murder, news, police, private investigators by tracey

“The Home Office is to announce an independent review into the murder of private
investigator Daniel Morgan in south London in 1987.”

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BBC News, 8th May 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Legal aid tendering: will it actually work? – The Guardian

Posted May 9th, 2013 in consultations, legal aid, news, tenders by tracey

“The MoJ’s public consultations on legal aid reforms show they are open-minded, but if the aim remains to reduce spending, what about the cost to justice?”

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The Guardian, 8th May 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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At-a-glance: Queen’ Speech 2013 bill-by-bill – BBC News

Posted May 9th, 2013 in bills, news, parliament, speeches by tracey

“The Queen’s Speech sets out the government’s legislative programme for the next
year. Here is a guide to all the bills in it.”

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BBC News, 8th May 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Motorcyclist Andrew Kelly jailed over 122mph ride – BBC News

“A motorcyclist who was caught speeding at 122mph and who boasted on an internet
forum about lying to police has been jailed for eight months.”

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BBC News, 8th May 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Woman who murdered family in act of ‘exceptional wickedness’ jailed for 30 years – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 9th, 2013 in arson, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

“A woman who murdered five members of a family by setting fire to her neighbour’s
pushchair in an ‘an act of exceptional wickedness’ has been jailed for at least
30 years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th May 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Entrepreneur defeats ex-wife’s attempt to increase £10.4m divorce settlement – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 9th, 2013 in divorce, financial provision, news, setting aside by tracey

“A multi millionaire entrepreneur who gave his ex-wife £10.4 million in their
divorce settlement has defeated an attempt by her at the High Court to get a
bigger slice of his fortune.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th May 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Age of consent should be 13, says barrister – BBC News

Posted May 9th, 2013 in age of consent, anonymity, limitations, news, sexual offences by tracey

“A prominent barrister specialising in reproductive rights has called for the age
of consent to be lowered to 13.”

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BBC News, 8th May 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Payment-by-results plan for offender supervision comes under fire – BBC News

Posted May 9th, 2013 in crime prevention, news, probation, recidivists, rehabilitation by tracey

“Senior probation officers have attacked plans to offer private companies and
charities payment-by-results for supervising people released from jail.”

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BBC News, 9th May 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Attorney General ‘wrong to overrule judges who ordered Government to publish letters Prince Charles wrote to ministers’ – The Independent

“The Attorney General Dominic Grieve got the law wrong when he overruled judges who ordered the government to publish letters Prince Charles wrote to ministers, a court heard today.”

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The Independent, 8th May 2013

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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Tax scandal threatens charity donations – The Independent

Posted May 9th, 2013 in charities, Charity Commission, news, taxation by tracey

“The Charity Commission’s handling of a high-profile tax-avoidance scandal that saw shockingly little donated money reach good causes has put charities at risk of losing the public’s confidence – and consequently their money, one of the leading figures in the sector has warned.”

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The Independent, 8th May 2013

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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All prisoners face a year of supervision upon release – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 9th, 2013 in bills, news, prisons, probation, rehabilitation by tracey

“Low-level criminals who spend a few weeks or months in prison will be supervised
for a year in the community after their release in an attempt to cut ‘shameful
levels’ of reoffending, the Justice Secretary will announce.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th May 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Fines for motorists caught texting to double – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 9th, 2013 in dangerous driving, fines, news, telecommunications by tracey

“Fines for motorists caught texting behind the wheel are to double after the
Government announced a crackdown on dangerous driving.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th May 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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