Ruling clarifies gambling regulator’s power to withhold operating licences – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 12th, 2016 in news by sally

‘The Gambling Commission has the power to refuse applications for gambling operating licences if approving them would be inconsistent with the Gambling Act’s licensing objectives even if the applicants satisfy all other criteria necessary for obtaining those licences, a regulatory tribunal has confirmed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th February 2016

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The Attorney General on who should decide what the public interest is – Attorney General’s Office

Posted February 12th, 2016 in news by sally

‘The Attorney General Jeremy Wright QC MP spoke at University College London’s Law Faculty on his role as a guardian of the public interest.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 8th February 2016

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It’s time to overhaul the Investigatory Powers Bill – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 12th, 2016 in news by sally

‘This morning, the Joint Committee on the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill issued a 200-page report on the draft new law. It’s the next step in the scrutiny of a foundational piece of UK national security law – capabilities and safeguards on internet surveillance. The Report is remarkable and comprehensive work – not least because it was done in a few short months. The Committee has made no fewer than 86 recommendations for how the Bill can be improved.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 11th February 2016

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Government introduces Policing and Crime Bill – Home Office

Posted February 12th, 2016 in news by sally

‘The Home Office has introduced new legislation which will aim to finish the job of police reform.’

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Home Office, 11th February 2016

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Crackdown on student loan repayment avoiders – BBC News

Posted February 12th, 2016 in news by sally

‘Graduates in England and Wales who fail to repay their student loan in time could be prosecuted, ministers warn.’

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BBC News, 11th February 2016

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Court upholds 5-year ASBO preventing harassment of local authority employees – Local Government Lawyer

Posted February 12th, 2016 in news by sally

‘The Administrative Court has upheld an anti-social behaviour order prohibiting a man from engaging in any behavior likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to any of a local authority’s employees for five years.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 11th February 2016

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Restricting the use of police cells for those experiencing a mental health crisis – Home Office

Posted February 12th, 2016 in news by sally

‘Banning the use of police cells as a place of safety for under 18s and ensuring they are only used for adults in exceptional circumstances’

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Home Office, 8th February 2016

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Review of the youth justice system – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 12th, 2016 in news by sally

‘An interim report of emerging findings from the review of the youth justice system.’

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Ministry of Justice, 9th February 2016

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Langley Mill fire deaths: Father and sons guilty of murder – BBC News

Posted February 12th, 2016 in news by sally

‘A man and his two sons have been found guilty of murdering two teenagers and a baby in a house fire in Derbyshire.’

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BBC News, 11th February 2016

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HM Courts and Tribunals Service estate – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 12th, 2016 in news by sally

‘The government is committed to modernising the way in which justice is accessed and delivered. We are investing over £700m over the next 4 years to update the court and tribunal estate, installing modern IT systems and making the justice system more efficient and effective for modern users.’

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Ministry of Justice, 11th February 2016

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No 10 faces legal challenge over ministerial code rewrite – The Guardian

Posted February 12th, 2016 in news by sally

‘Downing Street is facing a legal challenge to restore 13 words deleted from the ministerial code that appeared to remove the government’s obligation to uphold international law.’

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The Guardian, 11th February 2016

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Analysis: What MPs say is wrong with spy bill – BBC News

Posted February 12th, 2016 in news by sally

‘Everyone agrees a new law governing surveillance powers is required but the devil is in the detail, as a series of parliamentary reports have illustrated.’

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BBC News, 11th February 2016

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Google to extend ‘right to be forgotten’ to all its domains accessed in EU – The Guardian

Posted February 12th, 2016 in news by sally

‘Google will begin blocking search results across all of its domains when a search takes place within Europe, in an extension of how it implements the “right to be forgotten” ruling.’

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The Guardian, 11th February 2016

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Separated people face more violence, figures suggest – BBC News

Posted February 12th, 2016 in news by sally

‘People separated from their partners are more than four times more likely to be victims of violent crime than those who are married or in civil partnerships, figures suggest.’

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BBC News, 11th February 2016

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Man jailed for life for killing unborn son in attack on ex-girlfriend – The Guardian

Posted February 12th, 2016 in news by sally

‘The teaching assistant who brutally attacked his heavily pregnant ex-girlfriend in Peckham, killing his unborn son by repeatedly stamping on her stomach, has been jailed for life.’

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The Guardian, 11th February 2016

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More than one in ten rape victims under ten, figures show – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 12th, 2016 in children, news, rape, sexual offences, statistics, victims by sally

‘Alarming analysis shows the extent of serious sexual assaults on young children for the first time.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th February 2016

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Criminal trials to be held in universities after closure of one in five courts – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 12th, 2016 in budgets, courts, criminal justice, news by sally

‘Alternative venues including universities, town halls and community centres will stage legal proceedings as ministers announce closure of 86 courts.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th February 2016

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Manchester student guilty of terror offences – BBC News

Posted February 12th, 2016 in news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘A cousin of sisters dubbed the “teenage terror twins” after they joined so-called Islamic State has been convicted of terrorism offences.’

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BBC News, 11th February 2016

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Jailing Heathrow 13 poses ‘massive threat’ to peaceful protest rights – The Guardian

Posted February 12th, 2016 in demonstrations, environmental protection, news, sentencing, trespass by sally

‘Jailing the 13 activists who last year chained themselves on Heathrow’s northern runway in protest at the airport’s expansion would represent a “massive threat” to the right to peaceful protest in the UK, according to John McDonnell and Caroline Lucas.’

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The Guardian, 12th February 2016

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English councils to get powers over Sunday trading hours from autumn, says government – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 11th, 2016 in news by sally

‘Local councils and elected mayors in England and Wales will be given the power to extend Sunday trading hours in their high streets and city centres from this autumn, the UK government has announced.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th February 2016

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