Mother Natasha Sultan spared jail for killing her baby – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 12th, 2013 in guilty pleas, infanticide, mental health, news, sentencing, supervision orders by tracey

“A mother who admitted killing her baby daughter while she was ‘in a maelstrom of fatigue and mental disorder’ caused by postnatal depression has been spared jail.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th November 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Damian Green’s digital pathfinders – speech by Damian Green

Posted November 12th, 2013 in crime prevention, internet, police, speeches, telecommunications by tracey

“Speech given by Policing Minister Damian Green on Monday 11 November 2013 to the College of Policing’s digital pathfinders conference.”

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Ministry of Justice, 11th November 2013

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

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Rogue PPI claim companies targeted by fines and toughened regulations – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 12th, 2013 in claims management, financial regulation, fines, insurance, press releases by tracey

“Claims firms which use information gathered by unsolicited calls and texts or who provide poor quality services will face large fines under law changes announced by the Government today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 12th November 2013

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

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City solicitors urge MoJ to withdraw “premature” consultation on defamation costs protection – Litigation Futures

Posted November 12th, 2013 in consultations, costs, defamation, news, privacy, solicitors by tracey

“City solicitors have urged the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to withdraw its consultation on costs protection in defamation and privacy claims because it does not deal with the central issue of how eligibility for protection will be assessed.”

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Litigation Futures, 7th November 2013

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

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Targeted consultation on immigration and visa charging principles – Home Office

Posted November 12th, 2013 in consultations, fees, immigration, visas by tracey

“Targeted consultation on immigration and visa charging principles.”

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Home Office, 12th November 2013

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

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Barrister disbarred for endangering police helicopter – Bar Standards Board

“A public disciplinary tribunal has ordered the disbarment of a barrister for acting in a manner likely to endanger a police helicopter and its passengers.”

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Bar Standards Board, 12th November 2013

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

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Watch that Charter – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 12th, 2013 in asylum, EC law, human rights, news, torture, treaties by tracey

“AB, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] EWHC 3453 (Admin). Here unfolds a story of sophisticated abuse of the asylum system in this country by an individual skilfully shamming persecution. Nor did the security agents who escorted the claimant on his departure come up smelling of roses: it emerged during the course of these proceedings that they had falsified a room clearance certificate to boost the defence case.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 8th November 2013

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

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Hospital closures and the rule of law – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 12th, 2013 in appeals, consultations, hospitals, news, rule of law by tracey

“Trust Special Administrator appointed to South London Healthcare NHS Trust v. LB Lewisham & Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign [2013] EWCA Civ 1409, 8 November 2013. It takes a bit of time to close a hospital or make major changes to it. This is because you must go through a complicated set of consultations with all those likely to be affected before action can be taken. Many, if not most, people say this is a good thing, and Parliament has embedded these duties of consultation in the law.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 8th November 2013

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

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Sex in the IPT – Panopticon

Posted November 12th, 2013 in appeals, investigatory powers, news, police, stay of proceedings, tribunals by tracey

“As with all the best headlines, this one is slightly misleading. Readers can scarcely fail to have noticed the coverage surrounding the major ongoing case regarding a former undercover (under-the-covers?) police officer, Mark Kennedy, who (together with others) infiltrated political and environmental activists over a period of years. Claims were commenced in the High Court, with part of the conduct complained of involving ensuing sexual relations between activists/their partners and undercover officers.”

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Panopticon, 8th November 2013

Source: www.panopticonblog.com

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Injured holidaymaker entitled to compensation, but Court of Appeal upholds ‘local standards’ defence – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 12th, 2013 in appeals, compensation, health & safety, holidays, news, personal injuries by tracey

“The High Court was wrong to state that a Barbados hotel had to comply with the latest safety standards on an ongoing basis in order for a tour operator to escape liability for injury to a holidaymaker, the Court of Appeal has ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th November 2013

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High Court date set for office-to-home conversion rights challenge – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 12th, 2013 in housing, judicial review, local government, news, planning by tracey

“A judicial review of the Government’s procedure in deciding which areas to exempt from recently introduced rights allowing offices to be transformed into homes without planning permission will be heard in the High Court on 4 December.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th November 2013

Source: www.out-law.com

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Recent Statutory Instruments

Posted November 12th, 2013 in legislation by tracey

The Network Rail (Redditch Branch Enhancement) Order 2013

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Marwaha and others v Singh and others – WLR Daily

Posted November 12th, 2013 in appeals, charities, law reports, trusts by tracey

Marwaha and others v Singh and others: [2013] WLR (D) 429

“Where on the true construction of a trust, the trustees have a duty to exclude ineligible persons from membership and they breach that duty, the court is not prevented from intervening. The court has power to vary a scheme pursuant to the general supervisory power of the court in relation to charities.”

WLR Daily, 6th November 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted November 12th, 2013 in law reports by tracey

High Court (Commercial Court)

Rathbone Brothers Plc & Anor v Novae Corporate Underwriting & Ors [2013] EWHC 3457 (Comm) (08 November 2013)

Deutsche Bank AG v Sebastian Holdings Inc (Rev 1) [2013] EWHC 3463 (Comm) (08 November 2013)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Krause v Newsquest Media Group Ltd & Anor [2013] EWHC 3400 (QB) (11 November 2013)

J M Finn & Co Ltd v Holliday [2013] EWHC 3450 (QB) (08 November 2013)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Roe Brickwork Ltd v Wates Construction Ltd [2013] EWHC 3417 (TCC) (11 November 2013)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Luton custody death: Police officers and staff suspended – BBC News

Posted November 12th, 2013 in complaints, crime, death in custody, inquiries, news, police by tracey

“Five police officers and two staff have been suspended from duty after a man died in police custody.”

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BBC News, 11th November 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Opening up the Family courts: Transparency in the Family court and the Court of Protection – Speech by the President of the Family Division and President of the Court of Protection

Posted November 12th, 2013 in Court of Protection, family courts, judges, media, reporting restrictions, speeches by tracey

“Opening up the Family courts: Transparency in the Family court and the Court of Protection – speech by the President of the Family Division and President of the Court of Protection on 11/11/2013.”

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 11th November 2013

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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Marine A ‘should not be treated like a common criminal’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 12th, 2013 in armed forces, courts martial, mental health, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

“A Royal Marine convicted of murdering a wounded Taliban captive should not be treated as a common criminal, a former commander of British troops in Afghanistan has said.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th November 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Baby death: Natasha Sultan to be sentenced for killing daughter – BBC News

Posted November 12th, 2013 in guilty pleas, infanticide, mental health, news by tracey

“A mother who had post-natal depression when she killed her baby daughter in a ‘sudden explosion of violence’ is to be sentenced later.”

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BBC News, 12th November 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Vengeful polo trainer jailed after setting fire to love rival’s car – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 12th, 2013 in arson, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by tracey

“A vengeful husband who set fire to a polo-playing love rival’s car who had started dating his wife has been jailed for more than three years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th November 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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‘Spy watch’ GP report shows concerns were raised – BBC News

Posted November 12th, 2013 in doctors, news, reports, sexual offences, video recordings, whistleblowers by tracey

“A report into a GP who filmed intimate sexual examinations with a camera hidden in a watch has found a senior GP had concerns about his behaviour.”

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BBC News, 12th November 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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