UK Retail Banking Sector set for In-depth Market Investigation – Zenith Chambers

Posted November 17th, 2014 in banking, competition, consultations, inquiries, news by sally

‘The UK’s retail banking sector is set for in-depth scrutiny after the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) confirmed on 6 November 2014 that it would conduct a Phase 2 market investigation into the supply of retail banking services to personal current account (PCA) customers and to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).’

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Zenith Chambers, 10th November 2014

Source: www.zenithchambers.co.uk

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Quarter of Charity Commission inquiries target Muslim groups – The Guardian

‘More than a quarter of the statutory investigations that have been launched by the Charity Commission since April 2012 and remain open have targeted Muslim organisations, an analysis by the Guardian can reveal – drawing criticism from Islamic groups that they are being unfairly singled out.’

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The Guardian, 16th November 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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MPs reject call to propose candidates for abuse inquiry role – The Guardian

Posted November 14th, 2014 in child abuse, inquiries, news, select committees by tracey

‘MPs have rejected a “totally inappropriate” suggestion from Theresa May, the home secretary, that they should put forward three candidates to be the next chairman of the government’s child abuse inquiry.’

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The Guardian, 13th November 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Bloody Sunday investigation faces judicial review – BBC News

Posted November 11th, 2014 in demonstrations, homicide, inquiries, judicial review, murder, news, Northern Ireland, police by michael

‘The decision to scale back the police investigation into the deaths of marchers killed by soldiers in Londonderry in 1972 will be challenged in court by victims’ relatives.’

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BBC News, 11th November 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Home Secretary’s oral statement on child abuse inquiry – Home Office

‘With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement on the independent panel inquiry into child abuse, which has been established to consider whether institutions in England and Wales have taken seriously their duty of care to protect children from sexual abuse.’

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Home Office, 3rd November 2014

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

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Jimmy Savile NHS investigations widened to include 41 hospitals – The Independent

Posted November 7th, 2014 in child abuse, hospitals, inquiries, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘A total of 12 NHS Trusts have become embroiled in fresh abuse allegations against late BBC presenter Jimmy Savile, raising the number of NHS organisations undertaking investigations to 41.’

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The Independent, 6th November 2014

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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Wanless review ‘fails to find Dickens’ dossier’ – BBC News

‘An inquiry into the Home Office’s handling of child sex abuse claims in the 1980s has failed to uncover any of the missing documents that prompted the probe, BBC Newsnight has been told.’

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BBC News, 7th November 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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The Dickens Dossier: Secret file on establishment paedophiles may be opened – The Independent

Posted November 6th, 2014 in child abuse, disclosure, documents, inquiries, news, sexual offences by sally

‘A secret file which is said to contain the names of paedophiles with links to the British establishment and which is rumoured to be locked away in archives at the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, could be made public as part of the Government’s child abuse inquiry.’

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The Independent, 5th November 2014

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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Inquiries as to Damages in the Patents County Court: Henderson v All Around the World Recordings Ltd – NIPC Law

Posted November 5th, 2014 in copyright, damages, fees, inquiries, intellectual property, news by sally

‘I last discussed this litigation in Success Fees and ATE Premiums in the Patents County Court: Henderson v All Around the World Recordings Ltd 4 May 2013. I set out the basic facts in my case note:

“This was an action for infringement of a performer’s rights which Judge Birss QC (as he then was) decided in Henderson v All Around the World Recordings Ltd and Another [2013] EWPCC 7 (13 Feb 2013)……. She had not been entirely successful and the costs of an unsuccessful copyright claim and half the costs of an application were awarded against her but she had succeeded overall.”‘

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NIPC Law, 5th November 2014

Source: www.nipclaw.blogspot.co.uk

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Robbie Powell: CPS to review schoolboy’s death 24 years ago – BBC News

Posted November 5th, 2014 in children, Crown Prosecution Service, health, inquiries, news by sally

‘The death of a schoolboy 24 years ago from a treatable condition is to be reinvestigated by the Crown Prosecution Service.’

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BBC News, 4th November 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Fiona Woolf resigns as chair of government’s child abuse inquiry – The Guardian

Posted November 3rd, 2014 in child abuse, conflict of interest, inquiries, news, sexual offences by sally

‘The government’s child sex abuse inquiry was thrown into crisis after Fiona Woolf became the second senior legal figure to quit as chair over her links to the Westminster political establishment.’

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The Guardian, 31st October 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Theresa May accused of delaying abuse report publication amid inquiry furore – The Guardian

Posted November 3rd, 2014 in child abuse, delay, disclosure, inquiries, news, reports, sexual offences by sally

‘Theresa May, the home secretary, has been accused of delaying the release of a completed report about the Home Office’s handling of child abuse allegations during the furore about who should chair the new official inquiry into what happened.’

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Abuse inquiry: Fiona Woolf faces fresh pressure to quit – BBC News

Posted October 31st, 2014 in child abuse, complaints, inquiries, news, victims by sally

‘Victims’ groups are due to meet officials from a child sex abuse inquiry and are expected to reiterate calls for the inquiry’s head to resign.’

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BBC News, 31st October 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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The Spywatcher – BBC Law in Action

Posted October 30th, 2014 in dispute resolution, fraud, inquiries, intelligence services, judges, marriage, news by sally

‘The Intelligence Services Commissioner, Sir Mark Waller, gives Law In Action his first broadcast interview.

Sir Mark, a retired judge, is charged with judicial oversight of, among other organisations, MI5, MI6 and GCHQ.’

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BBC Law in Action,

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Abortion investigation: Group launches private prosecution – Daily Telegraph

‘Papers submitted to court in bid to trigger rare private prosecution of doctors exposed in The Telegraph’s undercover abortion investigation.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th October 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Mark Duggan officer faces misconduct investigation – The Guardian

‘‘ZZ46’ is the first officer from the operation to be served with a formal disciplinary notice by the IPCC.’

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The Guardian, 26th October 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Met police to pay more than £400,000 to victim of undercover officer – The Guardian

Posted October 24th, 2014 in compensation, demonstrations, inquiries, news, paternity, police, spying by sally

‘The Metropolitan police are to pay more than £400,000 to a woman who has been profoundly traumatised after discovering by chance that the father of her son was an undercover police officer.’

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The Guardian, 23rd October 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Fiona Woolf urged to step down from abuse inquiry over Leon Brittan links – The Guardian

Posted October 22nd, 2014 in child abuse, conflict of interest, inquiries, news by sally

‘The second head of the government’s child abuse inquiry is facing calls to stand down over her social links to Lord Brittan, who was home secretary when a dossier about alleged Westminster paedophiles went missing from his department.’

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The Guardian, 21st October 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Watchdog to pursue inquiry into sex sting against MP Brooks Newmark – The Guardian

Posted October 20th, 2014 in complaints, inquiries, media, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘The Independent Press Standards Organisation (Ipso) is to continue to investigate the Sunday Mirror for the sex sting carried out against MP Brooks Newmark even though the complaint against the newspaper has been dropped.’

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The Guardian, 19th October 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Bar Council Statement on the role of the Lord Chancellor – The Bar Council

Posted October 17th, 2014 in barristers, inquiries, judiciary, lord chancellor, parliament, press releases by tracey

‘Following the Lord Chancellor’s evidence on October 15 2014 to the House of Lords
Constitution Committee’s inquiry into the role of the Lord Chancellor, Nicholas Lavender QC, chairman of the Bar Council, said: “Justice is not a service that governments can choose to provide or not. It is a vital part of our constitutional arrangements. It needs to be defended and promoted to make the separation of powers a continuing reality and thereby to safeguard our democratic way of life for the future.” ‘

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The Bar Council, 16th October 2014

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

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