Extended terror sentences justified, appeal court rules – BBC News

Posted October 31st, 2014 in appeals, news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘Three men who challenged their extended sentences for preparing terrorism offences have lost their appeals.’

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BBC News, 31st October 2014

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Jamie Reynolds loses Georgia Williams murder sentence appeal – BBC News

Posted October 31st, 2014 in appeals, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who killed a girl by hanging her at his parents’ house has lost his appeal against his whole-life sentence.’

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BBC News, 31st October 2014

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Credit Hire and Credit Repair: considered in the light of the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 – Zenith PI Blog

Posted October 31st, 2014 in news by sally

‘Those of you with experience of dealing with credit hire cases will know the difficulties faced when a hire agreement has no cancellation notice attached to it, or it is not in the correct and prescribed format, very often resulting in a non-enforceable contract and no credit hire charges being recovered. These arguments, under the Cancellation of Contracts made in a Consumer’s Home or Place of Work, etc Regulations 2008, have been the subject of extensive litigation.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 31st October 2014

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Adopting an orphan – a new licensing scheme for material of unknown origin – Technology Law Update

Posted October 31st, 2014 in news by sally

‘Now that copying and reproducing material electronically is so easy, you can find yourself infringing copyright almost without thinking. Where a film clip, photograph, piece of music or text, for example, does not obviously belong to anyone, can you just use it or do you have to steer clear? This has up to now presented a problem (at least for those with a reputation to protect).’

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Technology Law Update, 31st October 2014

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Joanne Dennehy accomplice Gary Stretch in sentence appeal – BBC News

Posted October 31st, 2014 in accomplices, appeals, attempts, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man jailed alongside “sadistic” triple killer Joanne Dennehy is to appeal against the length of his sentence.’

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BBC News, 30th October 2014

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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

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Removal of subsidy for spare room not unlawful – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted October 31st, 2014 in benefits, children, housing, human rights, judicial review, news, residence orders by sally

‘Whether you call it the “spare room subsidy” or the “bedroom tax”, the removal of this type of housing benefit has been nothing short of controversial. There have been several previous legal challenges to the Regulations, as well as to the benefit cap introduced as part of the same package of welfare changes. The outcome of these cases was not promising for these claimants, in particular the decision of the Court of Appeal in R (MA) v Secretary of State for Work & Pensions [2014] EWCA Civ 13. Another important case is R (SG (previously JS)) v Secretary of State for Work & Pensions [2014] EWCA Civ 156.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 29th October 2014

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Mother cleared of poisoning teenager daughter with hormones supplied by Belgian doctor says case should be landmark for parents’ rights – The Independent

Posted October 31st, 2014 in children, medical treatment, medicines, mental health, news, parental rights, poisoning by sally

‘A mother cleared of poisoning her daughter after taking desperate measures to treat a chronic condition has said that the case should be used as a landmark for other parents finding care for their children outside the NHS.’

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The Independent, 30th October 2014

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Asbo for man who fakes illness – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 31st, 2014 in ASBOs, emergency services, news, wasting police time by sally

‘A man who drives lifesavers to distraction by feigning illness and lying in the street to get attention has been given an Asbo banning him from wasting the time of the emergency services.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th October 2014

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Panorama’s planned Mazher Mahmood exposé may face legal gag – The Guardian

Posted October 31st, 2014 in BBC, injunctions, media, news, perjury by sally

‘Will the BBC be able to screen Panorama next Monday? The programme that is scheduled to be broadcast, “The fake sheikh exposed”, is about Mazher Mahmood, the Sun on Sunday journalist who is currently under suspension by his newspaper.’

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The Guardian, 30th October 2014

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Independent review of Ofsted ‘urgently required’ – BBC News

Posted October 31st, 2014 in education, local government, news, quality assurance, teachers by sally

‘Ofsted is in urgent need of independent review in light of concerns about its objectivity and reliability, local government leaders have said.’

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BBC News, 31st October 2014

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“It’s too late baby, now it’s too late”: limitation, competition claims and knowledge – Competition Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

Posted October 31st, 2014 in competition, limitations, news, public interest by sally

‘How much knowledge does a potential claimant need before time begins to run against a competition claim against a party alleged to have breached competition law? This was the key question addressed by Mr Justice Simon in the first case in which an English Court has had to consider the effect of s.32 of the Limitation Act 1980 (“LA”) in the context of a competition claim.’

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Competition Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 31st October 2014

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“Do not dismiss ABSs,” Lord Judge tells criminal law barristers – Legal Futures

‘Lord Judge, the former Lord Chief Justice, has warned criminal law barristers that the “old-fashioned chambers structures must be reconsidered” and they must not dismiss alternative business structures (ABSs) “out of hand”.’

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Legal Futures, 31st October 2014

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Record number of prison deaths ‘due to cuts and overcrowding’ – The Independent

Posted October 31st, 2014 in budgets, death in custody, news, prisons, statistics, suicide by sally

‘The number of people dying in prison has risen to its highest level since records began more than 30 years ago, figures released by the Ministry of Justice show.’

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The Independent, 31st October 2014

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Voluntary sector at forefront of new fight against reoffending – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 30th, 2014 in charities, contracting out, news, probation, recidivists, rehabilitation by sally

‘A major step towards completing the government’s crucial rehabilitation reforms was taken today, as the organisations that will play a key role in turning round the lives of offenders were announced.’

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Ministry of Justice, 29th October 2014

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Intellectual Property Act 2014: The New Law on Opinions – NIPC Law

Posted October 30th, 2014 in intellectual property, legislation, news, patents by sally

‘As I indicated in How the Intellectual Property Act 2014 changes British Patent Law JD Supra 21 June 2014 s.16 of the Intellectual Property Act 2014 amends s.74A and s.74B of the Patents Act 1977 and inserts three new subsections into s.73. The upshot as explained in paragraph 4 and paragraph 5 of the IPO’s guide Expansion of the Patent Opinions Service: business guidance is that the range of questions upon which an examiner’s opinion can be obtained has been expanded and the Comptroller now has power to revoke patents which are found to be invalid.’

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NIPC Law, 29th 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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Abdel Hakim Belhaj wins right to day in court over his kidnap by MI6 and CIA – The Guardian

Posted October 30th, 2014 in appeals, intelligence services, kidnapping, Libya, news, rendition, torture, trials by sally

‘A Libyan exile who was abducted in a joint MI6-CIA operation has won the right to bring his claim against the government to court.’

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The Guardian, 30th October 2014

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Dinah Rose QC: “Give MPs a constitution crash course” – The Lawyer

Posted October 30th, 2014 in barristers, constitutional law, human rights, news, parliament, rule of law, speeches by sally

‘New Members of Parliament should be given training on the constitution and the rule of law, one of the UK’s most prominent barristers has suggested.’

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The Lawyer, 29th October 2014

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Principle that profiteering from illegal acts should be prevented does not apply to patent infringements, rules Supreme Court – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 30th, 2014 in appeals, damages, injunctions, medicines, news, patents, proceeds of crime, Supreme Court by sally

‘A legal principle designed to prevent businesses from profiteering from illegal acts does not apply if that profiteering would stem from infringing patent rights, the UK Supreme Court has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 30th October 2014

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