Ched Evans faces new rape trial in October – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 27th, 2016 in news, rape, retrials by tracey

‘Footballer Ched Evans will go on trial to face an allegation of rape later this year.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th May 2016

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Driver Andrew Nay jailed for paralysing sisters in road rage crash – BBC News

Posted May 27th, 2016 in dangerous driving, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A driving instructor who left two young sisters paralysed after a road rage crash in Northamptonshire has been jailed for four-and-a-half years.’

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BBC News, 27th May 2016

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Supreme Court to hear key case on liability of councils for foster care abuse – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 27th, 2016 in appeals, child abuse, fostering, news, sexual offences, Supreme Court by tracey

‘The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a key case on the liability of councils for foster care abuse, it has emerged.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 27th may 2016

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Chief Inspector highly critical of Home Office internal review process – Free Movement

Posted May 27th, 2016 in appeals, immigration, news by tracey

‘The Immigration Act 2014 removed rights of appeal to an independent judge against refusal of many immigration decisions, replacing appeals with a system of internal review within the Home Office. It is called Administrative Review. The Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, David Bolt, has just published a report into how well this process is working. He finds “significant room for improvement.”’

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Free Movement, 26th May 2016

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High Court strikes down unfair decision in DFT of vulnerable victim of torture – Free Movement

Posted May 27th, 2016 in asylum, damages, detention, false imprisonment, news, torture by tracey

‘In the first judgment of its kind since the suspension of the Detained Fast Track on 2 July 2015, the High Court struck down the Home Secretary’s refusal and certification of an asylum claim which was made in the structurally unfair and unjust Detained Fast Track (DFT) and ordered the Home Secretary to remake the decision afresh without regard to material obtained in the unfair process. The case is R (on the application of Zafar) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWHC 1217 (Admin).’

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Free Movement, 25th May 2016

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Should “turning a blind eye” to allegations of child abuse be made illegal? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted May 27th, 2016 in child abuse, news, notification by tracey

‘According to the NSPCC’s 2015 report, How safe are our children? over 30,000 cases of child sexual abuse are now recorded annually in the UK. Perhaps this growing number can be attributed, in part, to people being more confident in speaking up and raising concerns, especially in an era of post-Yewtree Operation revelations.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 25th May 2016

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Reading the Riot Act: the future of riot damage compensation – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted May 27th, 2016 in compensation, criminal damage, news, violent disorder by tracey

‘“If you carry on doing that I’ll read you the Riot Act!” So might a hapless parent or teacher plead to their unruly charges. But the real Riot Act 1714 (removed only in 1973 by the Statute Law (Repeals) Act of that year) meant business. For, if more than 12 people “unlawfully, riotously, and tumultuously assembled together”, it allowed a justice of the peace (or other specified local official) to command the assembly to disperse and within an hour “peaceably to depart to their habitations or to their lawful business”. If not they were liable to “suffer death” as felons.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 25th May 2016

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High Court orders in favour of e-disclosure predictive coding in first contested case – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 27th, 2016 in case management, disclosure, electronic filing, news by tracey

‘The High Court has backed the use of predictive coding in a litigation disclosure exercise, in what is being reported as the first use of the technology without the consent of all parties.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 25th May 2016

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Spitalfields Trust Ltd lose judicial review claim – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 27th, 2016 in judicial review, local government, London, news, planning by tracey

‘The High Court has rejected Spitalfields Historic Trust Ltd’s judicial review claim against a planning permission decision by previous London mayor Boris Johnson.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 26th May 2016

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QOCS protection extends to appeals, High Court rules – Litigation Futures

Posted May 27th, 2016 in appeals, costs, news by tracey

‘Qualified one-way costs shifting (QOCS) applies not only to trials but to appeals, the High Court has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 26th May 2016

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Government eyes stronger powers to discipline solicitors as part of insurance fraud crackdown – Legal Futures

Posted May 27th, 2016 in fraud, insurance, news, solicitors by tracey

‘The government yesterday accepted recommendations for stronger fining powers for the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), a lower burden of proof before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT), and the need to introduce further measures to discourage ‘late’ personal injury claims, in the next stage of its crackdown on fraudulent behaviour.’

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Legal Futures, 27th May 2016

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Susan Whiting death: Woman guilty of manslaughter – BBC News

Posted May 27th, 2016 in homicide, news, rape by tracey

‘A man has been jailed for life for murdering a student with learning difficulties as his wife has been convicted of her manslaughter.’

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BBC News, 26th May 2016

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Top judge hands divorcee £3.5m despite husband arguing it should be less as ex-wife lives with another man – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 27th, 2016 in divorce, financial provision, news by tracey

‘Women who move in with other men after getting divorced are still entitled to a share of their ex-husband’s wealth, the UK’s most senior family judge has ruled.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th May 2016

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Children of woman jailed for Syria plot will live with relatives – The Guardian

Posted May 27th, 2016 in care orders, children, families, news, terrorism by tracey

‘Three children whose British Muslim mother has been jailed after planning a move to an area of Syria controlled by Islamic State are to live with relatives pending decisions about their long-term future, a high court judge has been told.’

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The Guardian, 26th May 2016

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Wardrobe death case: Care home must pay £150,000 – BBC News

Posted May 27th, 2016 in care homes, elderly, fines, health & safety, news by tracey

‘The owner of a care home where an 80-year-old woman was found dead under a fallen wardrobe has been ordered to pay £150,000 after being prosecuted.’

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BBC News, 26th May 2016

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Logan Peters killed himself following police custody – BBC News

Posted May 27th, 2016 in detention, inquests, mental health, news, restraint, suicide by tracey

‘A series of police failures caused a man to kill himself a day after being released from custody, an inquest found.’

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BBC News, 27th May 2016

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Serial killer Joanna Dennehy loses claim her human rights are being violated – The Independent

Posted May 27th, 2016 in detention, human rights, murder, news, prisons by tracey

‘Serial killer Joanna Dennehy has lost her High Court claim that she is entitled to damages for human rights violations after being placed in solitary confinement in jail.’

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The Independent, 26th May 2016

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Fingerprints and DNA of up to 800 terror suspects destroyed because of errors by spies and the police – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 27th, 2016 in DNA, fingerprints, intelligence services, news, police, terrorism by tracey

‘The fingerprint and DNA profiles of up to 800 terror suspects have been destroyed because of errors by spies and the police, it has emerged.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th May 2016

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Cuts have left court system ‘close to breaking point’ and have put its credibility at risk, MPs warn – The Independent

Posted May 27th, 2016 in budgets, criminal justice, delay, news, select committees by tracey

‘Inquiry finds that a shortage of judges is contributing to two-thirds of trials in the Crown Court being delayed, or not going ahead at all.’

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The Independent, 27th May 2016

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Competition watchdog attacks UK cloud storage providers – The Guardian

Posted May 27th, 2016 in competition, consumer protection, contracts, internet, news by tracey

‘Cloud storage providers are treating customers unfairly and risk users losing access to their photos and other personal possessions, the competition regulator said. An investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority found providers offered contract terms and practices that could breach consumer law.’

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The Guardian, 27th May 2016

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