The new drug-driving offence – Park Square Barristers

‘For many years, there has been a prescribed limit to the amount of alcohol one may have in one’s system when driving, but there has been no parallel legislation or specified limit in relation to drug-driving, prescribed or otherwise.’

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Park Square Barristers, 24th February 2015

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Polo player choked on sock after drug session – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 19th, 2015 in doctors, drug abuse, drug offences, news, sentencing by sally

‘A doctor who gave the president of a university polo club a cocktail of drugs leading him to choke to death on a sock has been jailed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th March 2015

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What should we do with violent children? One secure home may have the answer – The Guardian

‘The young people locked up in Clayfields House have been convicted of serious crimes, from assault to murder. Under close supervision, many have turned their lives around – but now this unusual prison may be under threat.’

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The Guardian, 18th March 2015

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Specialist Family Drug and Alcohol Court is going nationwide – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘The Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC), introduced by District Judge Crichton in 2007, has been piloted in London and successfully rolled out to Milton Keynes and Gloucestershire. The court aims to help parents struggling with alcohol or drug abuse where this features as a key element in a local authority’s decision to bring care proceedings.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 17th March 2015

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Rape victims with petty convictions denied compensation – The Guardian

‘The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority routinely refuses to make awards to women who have committed minor offences.’

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The Guardian, 17th March 2015

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Delaney v Secretary of State for Transport – WLR Daily

Posted March 17th, 2015 in appeals, compensation, drug abuse, EC law, insurance, law reports, uninsured drivers by sally

Delaney v Secretary of State for Transport [2015] EWCA Civ 172; [2015] WLR (D) 112

‘Clause 6(1)(e)(iii) of the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (Compensation of Victims of Uninsured Drivers) Agreement 1999, made between the Motor Insurers’ Bureau and the Secretary of State for Transport, which provided an exclusion from liability for compensation for the Motor Insurers’ Bureau where the vehicle involved was being used in the course or furtherance of a crime, was incompatible with Council Directive 72/166/EEC, Council Directive 84/5/EEC and Council Directive 90/232/EEC.’

WLR Daily, 9th March 2015

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Law degree drop-out Malachi Lindo jailed for murder – BBC News

Posted March 17th, 2015 in drug abuse, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A law degree drop-out has been jailed for life for repeatedly battering a stranger’s head with a brick while in a “drug-induced psychosis”.’

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BBC News, 16th March 2015

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Woman who killed son by feeding him methadone jailed for six years – The Guardian

Posted March 6th, 2015 in child neglect, drug abuse, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A heroin addict has been jailed for six years for killing her two-year-old son by feeding him methadone’

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The Guardian, 5th March 2015

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Swansea death crash drugs driver Owen Clements jailed – BBC News

Posted March 4th, 2015 in accidents, dangerous driving, drug abuse, news, sentencing by sally

‘A driver who took cocaine and cannabis before crashing his car into a tree and killing two of his friends has been jailed for four years.’

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BBC News, 3rd March 2015

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Charles Mann stabbed his mother 11 times and sliced off his penis in naked drug-fuelled attack – The Independent

‘A man has been handed a prison sentence after he stabbed his mother 11 times and sliced off his penis in a naked, drug-fuelled attack.’

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The Independent, 3rd March 2015

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Professionals blamed Oxfordshire girls for their sexual abuse, report finds – The Guardian

‘Police and social workers in Oxfordshire had a tainted perception that girls as young as 11 consented to sex with men who raped and brutalised them, an independent report into the failure to stop their exploitation has said.’

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The Guardian, 3rd March 2015

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UK’s first ‘supersized’ Titan jail to be run by public prison service – The Guardian

Posted February 25th, 2015 in drug abuse, news, prisons, public private partnerships by sally

‘Britain’s first “supersized” Titan prison, which will hold more than 2,100 inmates, is to be run by the public prison service and not a private security company.’

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The Guardian, 24th February 2015

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President of Family Division inveighs against social engineering in adoption proceedings – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 25th, 2015 in adoption, care orders, children, custody, drug abuse, families, family courts, human rights, news by sally

‘In a scathing judgment, the president of the Family Division has condemned as “social engineering” a local authority’s application to remove a baby boy permanently from the care of his father and place him for adoption.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 25th February 2015

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Depression linked to violent crime, study finds – BBC News

Posted February 25th, 2015 in alcohol abuse, assault, crime, drug abuse, mental health, murder, news, sexual offences, violence by sally

‘People with a depressive illness are three times more likely to commit a violent or sex crime than those in the general population, a study suggests.’

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BBC News, 25th February 2015

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Number of jailed mothers is a ‘litany of despair’ – The Independent

Posted February 23rd, 2015 in children, domestic violence, drug abuse, families, mental health, news, prisons, sentencing, women by sally

‘The number of women imprisoned in Britain every year represents a “litany of despair”, Nick Clegg will say tomorrow, in a tacit admission that the coalition has failed to tackle high rates of female incarceration.’

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The Independent, 22nd February 2015

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Family Drug and Alcohol Courts to be extended in England – BBC News

Posted February 18th, 2015 in alcohol abuse, drug abuse, families, family courts, news by sally

‘Courts which help parents deal with drug or alcohol addiction so they can keep their children are to be opened in more areas of England.’

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BBC News, 18th February 2015

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Parliamentary conference to discuss alternatives to UK’s failing drug laws – The Guardian

Posted February 11th, 2015 in drug abuse, drug offences, drug trafficking, news, parliament, United Nations by sally

‘A high-profile parliamentary conference is to be held next month to discuss alternatives to Britain’s failing drug laws and influence the international debate on drugs.’

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The Guardian, 10th February 2015

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Jasmyn Chan death: Man jailed for Sheffield hit-and-run – BBC News

‘A man has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years for killing a teenage girl in a hit-and-run crash. Jasmyn Chan, 14, died when she was hit by a car on Normanton Hill, Sheffield, on 9 May while crossing the road.’

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BBC News, 27th January 2015

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Legal highs and prescription drugs face ban in English and Welsh prisons – The Guardian

Posted January 27th, 2015 in bills, drug abuse, medicines, news, prisons by sally

‘The justice secretary will be able to ban any legal drug inside prisons, including prescription drugs and “legal highs”, under a crackdown to start this week.’

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The Guardian, 26th January 2015

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Jason Wilkes jailed over daughter’s MDMA drug death – BBC News

‘A father who supplied his teenage daughter with the drug MDMA and delayed getting medical treatment when she became ill has been jailed for five years and four months for killing her.’

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BBC News, 20th January 2015

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