No finding of discrimination for British Gurkha pension scheme – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted September 30th, 2016 in Gurkhas, human rights, immigration, news, pensions, race discrimination by tracey

‘British Gurkha Welfare Society and others v. The United Kingdom, Application no. 44818/11. The Court has rejected claims that the cut-off scheme for British Gurkha pensions was in violation of Article 14 in conjunction with Article 1 of Protocol 1, but leaves open space for future proceedings.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 29th September 2016

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High Court rejects solicitor’s bid to judicially review Bar Standards Board – Legal Futures

Posted September 30th, 2016 in barristers, complaints, disciplinary procedures, judicial review, news by tracey

‘A solicitor who made multiple complaints against two barristers who acted for the claimant in litigation in which he was a defendant, has failed in an application to judicially review the Bar Standards Board’s (BSB) decision to dismiss the complaints.’

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Legal Futures, 29th September 2016

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MoJ told to comply with jailed drug baron’s kosher food FoI demands – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 30th, 2016 in food, freedom of information, Judaism, Ministry of Justice, news, prisons by tracey

‘A man jailed for 25 years for his role in a drug-smuggling plot has scored a victory over the Ministry of Justice, which has been told it failed to carry out ‘reasonable research’ about imports of kosher food into prisons.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 28th September 2016

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One-third of family court cases have no representative at all – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 30th, 2016 in family courts, legal aid, legal representation, news by tracey

‘More than a third of cases in the family court have no legal representative for either party, new statistics show.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 29th September 2016

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Archer v Titchener: what would a family court decide? – Family Law Week

Posted September 30th, 2016 in change of name, children, custody, domestic violence, news, parental responsibility by tracey

‘Jennifer Kotilaine, Pauline Troy, Emma Romer and Eilidh Gardner, all barristers at 42 Bedford Row, consider the family law implications for the Archer family following Helen’s much-publicised acquittal in the criminal court.’

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Family law Week, 21st September 2016

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Cyril Smith child abuse case: No further action – BBC News

Posted September 30th, 2016 in child abuse, news, prosecutions, sexual offences by tracey

‘No charges will be brought after a long-running investigation into claims former MP Cyril Smith abused boys.’

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BBC News, 29th September 2016

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Police body cameras ‘cut complaints against officers’ – BBC News

Posted September 30th, 2016 in complaints, news, police, video recordings by tracey

‘Police body cameras can dramatically reduce the number of complaints against officers, research suggests.’

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BBC News, 29th September 2016

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MoD censured over soldier’s death on Lydd range – BBC News

Posted September 30th, 2016 in armed forces, firearms, health & safety, inquests, news, statutory duty by tracey

‘The Ministry of Defence has been censured over the death of a soldier who was shot in the neck during a training exercise.
Fusilier Dean Griffiths, 21, of First Battalion the Royal Welsh, died at Lydd Range, Kent in September 2011.’

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BBC News, 29th September 2016

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Woman cut out of father’s £1m will refused slice of fortune as judge tells her lack of job is ‘lifestyle choice’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 30th, 2016 in financial provision, news, unemployment, wills by tracey

‘A daughter cut out of her entrepreneur father’s £1million will because he believed grown-up children should “look after themselves” has been refused a slice of his fortune by a judge. For Danielle Ames, unemployment was “a lifestyle choice” and she was fit and able to work, said Judge David Halpern QC.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th September 2016

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G4S equality helpline contract raises serious concern, high court told – The Guardian

‘Awarding global security firm G4S the contract to run a national discrimination helpline raises “serious and legitimate grounds for concern” and risks undermining the service’s credibility, the high court has been told. A judicial review challenge supported by human rights groups and the Law Centres Network has called on the government to delay transferring operation of the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) to G4S.’

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The Guardian, 29th September 2016

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Top police officer told to step down because he showed ‘unacceptable insensitivity’ to Hillsborough victims – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 30th, 2016 in bereavement, dismissal, inquests, news, police, sport, victims by tracey

‘South Yorkshire’s most senior police officer was told to step down because he showed unacceptable insensitivity to Hillsborough disaster victims, his police and crime commissioner has said. PCC Alan Billings suspended Chief Constable David Crompton and on Thursday asked him to resign after he delivered a controversial statement following the Hillsborough inquest alluding to “other contributory factors” to blame for the deaths.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th September 2016

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Ben Emmerson quits child sex abuse inquiry one day after being suspended – The Independent

Posted September 30th, 2016 in barristers, child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘The top lawyer in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has quit, only a day after being suspended from his role. Ben Emmerson QC decided to step down from his post of senior counsel after two years in the job.’

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The Independent, 29th September 2016

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Court ban over Pippa Middleton hacked iCloud photos – BBC News

Posted September 29th, 2016 in injunctions, interception, internet, news, photography, privacy by tracey

‘The High Court has banned publication of photographs allegedly stolen from Pippa Middleton’s iCloud account.’

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BBC news, 28th September 2016

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Teenager loses appeal over 27-year sentence for Essex knife murders – The Guardian

Posted September 29th, 2016 in appeals, homicide, murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘A teenager who stabbed two strangers to death in Essex in 2014 has lost his appeal against a minimum term of 27 years’ detention.’

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The Guardian, 28th September 2016

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Junior doctors lose high court challenge over Jeremy Hunt’s seven-day contract – The Independent

Posted September 29th, 2016 in contract of employment, doctors, news by tracey

‘Junior doctors have lost their High Court case against their new staffing contract one week before it is to be imposed on them.’

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The Independent, 28th September 2016

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Government forced to release ‘secret arguments’ for triggering Article 50 ahead of anti-Brexit legal challenge – The Independent

Posted September 29th, 2016 in constitutional reform, disclosure, documents, EC law, news, parliament, referendums by tracey

‘A legal bid challenging Brexit has secured its first major success ahead of a High Court hearing. A senior judge has ordered the Government to reveal ‘secret’ legal arguments which it says means parliament does not have to be consulted on when to trigger Article 50. The decision has been heralded a major victory as a series of legal challenges trying to block Brexit are beginning.’

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The Independent, 28th September 2016

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Care home company fined £1.6m for letting woman freeze to death – The Guardian

Posted September 29th, 2016 in care homes, duty of care, elderly, fines, news, social services by tracey

‘A care home that allowed a 91-year-old woman to die of severe hypothermia has been fined £1.6m.’

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The Guardian, 28th September 2016

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Penniless conman who posed as wealthy tycoon jailed over scam to buy Anthony Eden’s childhood home – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 29th, 2016 in fraud, mortgages, news, sentencing by tracey

‘William Davenport, 60, who claimed to earn almost half a million pounds a year as a computer executive, promised to spend whatever it took to preserve Windlestone Hall near Bishop Auckland in County Durham for future generations. But rather than being a jet-setting business mogul with millions in the bank, Davenport, was in fact a penniless conman, who span an elaborate web of deceit in order to build up a mind boggling property portfolio.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th September 2016

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Hate preacher Anjem Choudary applies for permission to appeal against his terrorism conviction – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 29th, 2016 in appeals, news, proscribed organisations, terrorism by tracey

‘Anjem Choudary, Britain’s most controversial hate preacher, has applied for permission to appeal against his conviction for terrorism offences.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th September 2016

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Natural born killers: humans predisposed to murder, study suggests – The Guardian

Posted September 29th, 2016 in murder, news, reports, violence by tracey

‘Humans are predisposed to murder each other, new research suggests, although it remains unclear if it’s down to genetics or other factors.’

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The Guardian, 28th September 2016

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