NSA leaks: David Cameron’s response is intimidation, says world press body – The Guardian

“David Cameron has been told that the government’s attempt to destroy sensitive leaked documents about mass surveillance was ‘an act of intimidation’ that risks a chilling effect on press freedom. The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has written to the prime minister over the government’s ‘deeply regrettable’ response to files leaked by the National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden.”

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The Guardian, 26th August 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Barrister Nadine Wilson-Ellis jailed for Bristol flat scam – BBC News

Posted August 21st, 2013 in barristers, benefits, documents, fraud, housing, landlord & tenant, news by sally

“A barrister has been sent to prison for seven months after pretending to be an unemployed single mother-of-two to get a council flat which she sub-let.”

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BBC News, 20th August 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Regina (Evans) v Her Majesty’s Attorney General – WLR Daily

Regina (Evans) v Her Majesty’s Attorney General [2013] EWHC 1960 (Admin); [2013] WLR (D) 313

“Section 53(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 required the existence of reasonable grounds before a certificate could be given by an accountable person and if reasonable grounds did not exist the certificate was invalid and of no effect. Further, a certificate under section 53(2) could validly be issued with regard to environmental information.”

WLR Daily, 9th July 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Mike Gordon: Prince Charles’ Correspondence Back in Court – Reflections on R. (Evans) v. Attorney General – UK Constitutional Law Group

“The Administrative Court is the latest body to become involved in the on-going saga related to disclosure of the Prince of Wales’ correspondence with government departments. In the recent case of R. (Evans) v. Attorney General [2013] EWHC 1960 (Admin), the Guardian journalist Rob Evans challenged the legality of the government’s decision to veto disclosure of the relevant correspondence between Prince Charles and a range of government ministers. Disclosure of most of this material had been ordered under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) by the Upper Tribunal, allowing an appeal from Evans against the earlier decision of the Information Commissioner that the correspondence sought could be withheld.”

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UK Constitutional Law Group, 22nd July 2013

Source: www.ukconstitutionallaw.org

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Regulator sees case against iSoft collapse over missing file – The Guardian

Posted July 23rd, 2013 in company directors, documents, financial regulation, news, retrials by tracey

“The city regulator has suffered a huge blow to its reputation after one of its biggest financial crime cases, against four former company directors of iSoft, collapsed over a missing file.”

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2013

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Self-Help Disclosure – Imerman v Tchenguiz: from ‘cheat’s charter’ to ‘damp squib’? (Some guidance, at last, in UL v BK) – Family Law Week

“Andrzej Bojarski of 36 Bedford Row examines the law and the latest guidance relating to self help disclosure.”

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Family Law Week, 18th July 2013

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

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Special court orders cast doubt on Kevin Lane murder conviction – The Guardian

Posted July 22nd, 2013 in corruption, disclosure, documents, murder, news, police, public interest immunity by sally

“Doubts have emerged about the conviction of a contract killer following a trial in which special court orders were used to keep sensitive information out of the public domain.”

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The Guardian, 21st July 2013

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Cardiff Three police corruption case collapsed ‘due to disclosure failures’ – The Guardian

“Prosecutors and police were overwhelmed by more than 1 million pages of evidence during the trial of eight former South Wales police officers that eventually collapsed, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.”

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The Guardian, 16th July 2013

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Global Torch Ltd v Apex Global Management Ltd and others; Apex Global Management Ltd v Fi Call Ltd and others – WLR Daily

Global Torch Ltd v Apex Global Management Ltd and others; Apex Global Management Ltd v Fi Call Ltd and others [2013] EWCA Civ 819; [2013] WLR (D) 276

“The court would only depart from open justice if strictly necessary. An application to depart from the principle of open justice would fall to be decided by reference to established principles, whether the proceedings were at an interim or final stage. A significant erosion of the open justice principle could not be justified where adequate protection existed in the form of vindication of the innocent through the judicial process to trial. The public airing of allegations which might embarrass a litigant was not a good reason to close the doors of the court.”

WLR Daily, 10th July 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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The Prince Charles veto: JR fails due to availability of JR – Panopticon

“As Chris Knight reported this morning, judgment has been handed down in R (Evans) v HM Attorney General [2013] EWHC 1960 (Admin). The Upper Tribunal had ordered disclosure of certain correspondence between Prince Charles and government ministers (termed ‘advocacy correspondence’). The government – the Attorney General specifically – exercised the power of veto under section 53 of FOIA. The requester, Guardian journalist Rob Evans, brought judicial review proceedings. The Administrative Court dismissed his claim.”

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Panopticon, 10th July 2013

Source: www.panopticonblog.com

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So we cannot see Prince Charles’ advocacy letters after all – UK Human Rights Blog

“As we all know, the Prince of Wales has his own opinions. And he has shared those opinions with various government departments. Our claimant, a Guardian journalist, thought it would be interesting and important for the rest of us to see those opinions. So he made a request under the Freedom of Information Act and the Environmental Information Regulations to see these documents.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 9th July 2013

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

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Decision to block Prince Charles’s letters upheld – BBC News

“The attorney general’s decision to block public disclosure of letters the Prince of Wales wrote to ministers has been upheld by the High Court.”

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BBC News, 9th July 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Proposals for landlord checks to tackle illegal migrants renting – Home Office

“Private landlords will be required to check the immigration status of new tenants under government proposals being launched in a consultation today.”

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Home Office,3rd July 2013

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

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New online application service for Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 2nd, 2013 in consultations, documents, electronic filing, powers of attorney by sally

“Thousands of people will be helped by a new online system which will make it simpler, clearer and faster to apply for Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA).”

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Ministry of Justice, 2nd July 2013

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

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Immigration Rule changes – UK Border Agency

“As previously announced a number of minor changes to the Immigration Rules come into effect today, Monday 1 July 2013.”

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Uk Border Agency, 30th June 2013

Soruce: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

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Damian Green: ‘Digital Courtrooms’ to be rolled out nationally – Ministry of Justice

Posted June 28th, 2013 in case management, courts, documents, electronic filing, press releases by tracey

“Courtrooms will be fully digital by 2016 ending the court service’s ‘outdated’ reliance on paper, Justice Minister Damian Green said today.”

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Ministry of Jutice, 28th June 2013

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

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Courtrooms to be fully digital by 2016 – BBC News

Posted June 28th, 2013 in case management, courts, documents, electronic filing, news by tracey

“Courtrooms in England and Wales will be fully digital by 2016, the government
says, ending what it described as ‘an outdated reliance on paper. ‘ ”

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BBC News, 28th June 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Abela v Baadarain – WLR Daily

Posted June 27th, 2013 in appeals, documents, foreign jurisdictions, news, service, Supreme Court by sally

Abela v Baadarain [2013] UKSC 44; [2013] WLR (D) 251

“The court’s power, when the parties were within the jurisdiction, to make an order under CPR r 6.15(2), that steps already taken to bring the claim form to the attention of the defendant by an alternative method or at an alternative place was good service, was applicable to claims where the defendant was outside the jurisdiction in a state in respect of which no relevant bilateral convention on service of judicial documents existed.”

WLR Daily, 26th June 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Abela and others (Appellants) v. Baadarani (Respondent) – Supreme Court

Posted June 27th, 2013 in appeals, documents, law reports, service, Supreme Court, time limits by sally

Abela and others (Appellants) v. Baadarani (Respondent) [2013] UKSC 44 | UKSC 2012/0023 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 26th June 2013

Source: www.youtube.com/user/UKSupremeCourt

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Privatising probation service will put public at risk, officials tell Grayling – The Guardian

Posted June 25th, 2013 in contracting out, documents, news, probation, rehabilitation by sally

“The justice secretary, Chris Grayling, has been warned by his most senior officials that plans to privatise 70% of the probation service lack support, are being pushed through on an aggressive timetable and potentially endanger public safety, leaked documents show.”

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The Guardian, 24th June 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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