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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Geoffrey Robertson QC criticises arrests over alleged sex crimes – BBC News

Posted October 13th, 2014 in bail, Crown Prosecution Service, inquiries, news, police, sexual offences by sally

‘Police are arresting suspects of alleged historical sex crimes without sufficient evidence and keeping them on bail too long, a barrister has said.’

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BBC News, 11th October 2014

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Azelle Rodney murder trial: Ex-police marksman named – The Independent

Posted October 6th, 2014 in firearms, inquiries, murder, news, police, robbery by sally

‘The former police marksman charged with the murder of Azelle Rodney has been named for the first time as Anthony Long.’

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The Independent, 3rd October 2014

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Public inquiry into predator teacher’s abuse of boys – The Guardian

Posted September 29th, 2014 in abuse of position of trust, child abuse, inquiries, news, school children, teachers by tracey

‘A public investigation is to be launched into how a paedophile teacher, William Vahey, was able to drug and abuse at least 60 children at the £25,000-a-year Southbank International School in London.’

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The Guardian, 27th September 2014

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MP refers Sunday Mirror to police and press regulator over sex sting – The Guardian

‘One of the Conservative MPs who was contacted by a Sunday Mirror reporter posing as a woman interested in sex is to write to the Metropolitan police over the tabloid sting. Mark Pritchard said he would contact Scotland Yard and make a formal complaint to the Independent Press Standards Organisation (Ipso) over accusations of entrapment.’

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The Guardian, 29th September 2014

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Watchdog investigates Met police over handling of discrimination complaints – The Guardian

‘Scotland Yard is being investigated by a human rights watchdog for deleting references to discrimination from internal reports to avoid problems at tribunals.’

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The Guardian, 22nd September 2014

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How could 16-year-old Christina be killed on her way to school? – Daily Telegraph

‘As a report declares the fatal stabbing of schoolgirl Christina Edkins as ‘preventable’, her family speak out about the serious failings that led to the unprovoked attack.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st September 2014

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Christina Edkins inquiry finds missed opportunities to prevent killing – The Guardian

Posted September 15th, 2014 in homelessness, homicide, inquiries, mental health, news, social services by tracey

‘A string of agencies and professionals missed opportunities to prevent the death of schoolgirl Christina Edkins, who was fatally stabbed on a bus by a homeless man with serious mental health issues, an investigation has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 15th September 2014

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Former Times lawyer loses appeal against SDT – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A former legal director of Times Newspapers Ltd was guilty of “recklessly” rather than “knowingly” misleading the court in relation to litigation over revelations about the “NightJack” blogger, the High Court has ruled.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 12th September 2014

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Rotherham Council to be subject of independent inspection – BBC News

Posted September 11th, 2014 in child abuse, inquiries, local government, news, social services by sally

‘Rotherham Council is to face an independent inspection following the report that revealed 1,400 children were sexually abused in the town.’

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BBC News, 10th September 2014

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Iraq inquiry will tell ‘whole story’ insists Heywood – BBC News

Posted September 9th, 2014 in delay, documents, inquiries, Iraq, news, publishing, reports by sally

‘The Iraq Inquiry report will “not be a cover-up in any shape or form”, the UK’s top civil servant has insisted.’

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BBC News, 9th September 2014

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The public sector equality duty and priority need – NearlyLegal

‘In Kanu v Southwark LBC [2014] EWCA Civ 1085, the Court of Appeal considered whether the public sector equality duty added an additional obligation on housing officers when they came to consider whether an applicant had a priority need. As you will all know the public sector equality is an obligation placed on public authorities by s.149, Equality Act 2010 to have due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation; advance equality of opportunity between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it; and foster good relations between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it. Broken down, when someone is disabled, the duty further requires an authority to have due regard to the need to take steps to take account of a person’s disability.’

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NearlyLegal, 7th September 2014

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New press self-regulation body ‘not a fake’, says Ipso chairman – BBC News

Posted September 8th, 2014 in complaints, inquiries, interception, media, news, ombudsmen, privacy, standards, victims by sally

‘The chairman of a new press self-regulation body set up in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal says he wants to show critics it is not a “fake”.’

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BBC News, 8th September 2014

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