Knife in bra killer Katie Jenkins jailed for manslaughter – BBC News

Posted July 24th, 2014 in guilty pleas, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A woman who stabbed a businessman in the neck in his car has been jailed for eight-and-a-half years.’

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BBC News, 24th July 2014

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Digital Economy Act copyright regime shelved by UK government – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 24th, 2014 in copyright, enforcement, intellectual property, internet, news by sally

‘Work on a new online copyright enforcement regime under the Digital Economy Act (DEA) has been shelved now that rights holders and internet service providers (ISPs) have voluntarily agreed a framework for educating alleged infringers about the harm of piracy, the UK government has confirmed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th July 2014

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Ex-NoW journalist Dan Evans gets suspended sentence over hacking – The Guardian

‘A former journalist at the News of the World who admitted listening to more than 1,000 hacked voicemail messages has been spared jail because of what the judge said was his “unique” role in giving the prosecution evidence in the trial of Andy Coulson, Rebekah Brooks and others.’

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The Guardian, 24th July 2014

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UK terrorism laws so broad it has begun to ‘catch those it never intended to’ – The Independent

Posted July 24th, 2014 in legislation, media, news, reports, terrorism by sally

‘UK anti-terrorism laws are so broadly drawn they are in danger of catching journalists, bloggers, and those it was “never intended to cover” the counter-terrorism watchdog has said.’

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The Independent, 22nd July 2014

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‘Arrogant’ barrister has contempt finding set aside – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A barrister accused of ‘breathtaking arrogance’ has had a contempt finding against him set aside, but been referred to the bar’s regulator.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 23rd July 2014

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Number of prisoners over 60 in England and Wales doubles in 10 years – The Guardian

Posted July 24th, 2014 in elderly, news, prisons, statistics by sally

‘The number of prisoners over the age of 60 in jail in England and Wales has nearly doubled over the past decade to 3,577, according to the latest Ministry of Justice figures.’

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The Guardian, 23rd July 2014

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Thavisha Peiris murder: Man guilty of pizza man’s ‘frenzied’ killing – BBC News

Posted July 24th, 2014 in murder, news, offensive weapons, theft by sally

‘A man has been found guilty of murdering a pizza delivery worker who was making his last deliveries before moving to his “dream job”.’

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BBC News, 23rd July 2014

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Diplomat to chair Bar Standards Board – Legal Futures

Posted July 24th, 2014 in barristers, diplomats, news by sally

‘Sir Andrew Burns, a career diplomat, has been chosen to replace Baroness Ruth Deech as chair of the Bar Standards Board (BSB) from 1 January 2015.’

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Legal Futures, 22nd July 2014

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Foreign criminal cannot be deported because of his right not to be discriminated against on grounds of illegitimacy – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted July 24th, 2014 in appeals, citizenship, deportation, human rights, news by sally

‘The proposed deportation to Jamaica of a man convicted of drug smuggling and manslaughter would breach his rights under Article 8 and Article 14 because he had not obtained British citizenship on grounds of illegitimacy, the High Court has ruled.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 22nd July 2014

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Supreme Court: recoverability “may have breached article 6″ and could spark compensation claims – Litigation Futures

Posted July 24th, 2014 in appeals, fees, human rights, insurance, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘The pre-Jackson regime of recoverable success fees and after-the-event (ATE) insurance may breach the European Convention on Human Rights, with “very serious consequences for the government”, the Supreme Court suggested yesterday.’

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Litigation Futures, 24th July 2014

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Man fined for swallowing goldfish on film – BBC News

Posted July 24th, 2014 in animal cruelty, cautions, fines, news, private prosecutions by sally

‘A 20-year-old man from Suffolk has been fined £200 after he was filmed swallowing two goldfish as part of a ‘Neknominate” online dare.’

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BBC News, 23rd July 2014

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Sacked Baby P chief Sharon Shoesmith won payout of more than £600,000 – The Guardian

Posted July 24th, 2014 in compensation, local government, news, social services, unfair dismissal by sally

‘Haringey council has had to pay out more than £600,000 to its former children’s services boss Sharon Shoesmith in compensation for unfair dismissal, unpaid wages, and pension contributions, according to reports.’

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The Guardian, 23rd July 2014

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Rhys Ifans and Michael Barrymore awarded damages in phone hacking case – The Independent

Posted July 23rd, 2014 in damages, interception, media, news, privacy by sally

‘Rhys Ifans and Michael Barrymore have both received undisclosed damages at the close of their phone hacking lawsuit.’

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The Independent, 22nd July 2014

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Ian Watkins loses bid to reduce sentence for child sex offences – The Guardian

Posted July 23rd, 2014 in appeals, child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘Ian Watkins, the former lead singer of the Lostprophets, has lost a bid to reduce his 35-year sentence for a string of sex offences against children, including the attempted rape of a baby.’

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The Guardian, 23rd July 2014

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Drip surveillance law faces legal challenge by MPs – The Guardian

‘The application for a judicial review of the new legislation, which was passed with support from the three main parties, is to be mounted by the human rights organisation Liberty on behalf of the two backbench MPs.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2014

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UK definition of terrorism ‘could catch political journalists and bloggers’ – The Guardian

Posted July 23rd, 2014 in investigatory powers, news, statutory interpretation, terrorism by michael

‘The current British definition of terrorism is so broadly drawn that it could even catch political journalists and bloggers who publish material that the authorities consider dangerous to public safety, said the official counter-terrorism watchdog.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2014

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Developer seeks judicial review in relation to Rutland neighbourhood plan – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 23rd, 2014 in judicial review, local government, news, planning by michael

‘Developer Larkfleet Homes has applied for judicial review in relation to the neighbourhood plan for a Rutland parish, according to a report in Planning Magazine.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 22nd July 2014

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Former Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins to contest 35-year sentence – The Guardian

Posted July 23rd, 2014 in appeals, child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences by michael

‘A panel of judges at Cardiff crown court will decide whether the convicted paedophile has grounds for appeal.’

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The Guardian, 23rd July 2014

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Accelerated tax payment provisions to be extended to NIC avoidance schemes – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 23rd, 2014 in bills, national insurance, news, tax avoidance by michael

‘New provisions requiring accelerated payment of tax in certain tax avoidance schemes, which became law last week, will be extended to National Insurance Contributions (NICs) two months after the National Insurance Contributions Bill 2014 becomes law, the government has announced.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 22nd July 2014

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EU report finds no evidence to support sweeping immigration reforms – The Guardian

Posted July 23rd, 2014 in EC law, immigration, news, reports by michael

‘A government review looking into freedom of movement across the EU has not recommended any sweeping reforms to immigration rules in a report likely to disappoint Conservative Eurosceptics.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2014

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