Female barristers subjected to shocking levels of rampant sexism, says Bar report – The Independent

Posted July 28th, 2015 in barristers, news, reports, sex discrimination, women by sally

‘Shocking levels of rampant sexism still exist among barristers “existing in a children’s playground” who know they can get away with “grossly disrespectful” comments, according to a major Bar Council report.’

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The Independent, 24th July 2015

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Related link: Snapshot: The Experience of Self-Employed Women at the Bar

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IPCC further delays report into young athlete whose neck was broken – The Guardian

Posted July 24th, 2015 in complaints, death in custody, grievous bodily harm, news, police, reports by sally

‘The police watchdog has delayed again its report into how a young athlete’s neck was broken in the street more than two years ago, the Guardian has learned. It comes ahead of Theresa May’s speech on Thursday afternoon in which the home secretary announces her intention to stamp out the “evasiveness and obstruction” suffered by families at the hands of the authorities and launches an independent review of deaths in police custody.’

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The Guardian, 23rd July 2015

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Oxfordshire CSE report recommends taxi regulation review – BBC News

Posted July 24th, 2015 in child abuse, news, reports, sexual grooming, taxis by sally

‘A “robust overview” of taxi driver licensing in Oxfordshire is needed, according to a new report into child sexual exploitation in the county.’

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BBC News, 23rd July 2015

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South Yorkshire police still falling short on child protection, says inspector – The Guardian

Posted July 21st, 2015 in children, crime prevention, news, police, reports by tracey

‘South Yorkshire police still need to make “major improvements” to child protection, three years after the Rotherham child sex abuse scandal, according to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC).’

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The Guardian, 21st July 2015

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Review of possible miscarriages of justice – Attorney General’s Office

‘Mark Ellison QC and Alison Morgan’s review on the impact of undisclosed undercover police activity on the safety of convictions.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 16th July 2015

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Triennial Reviews of the Civil Justice Council and Family Justice Council Report – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted July 15th, 2015 in civil justice, Civil Justice Council, families, family courts, reports by tracey

‘Triennial Reviews of the Civil Justice Council and Family Justice Council were launched on the 4th November 2013.The Ministry of Justice have today (14th July 2015) published the final report of the review.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 14th July 2015

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Second annual report of the National Crime Agency (NCA) – Home Office

Posted July 14th, 2015 in national crime agency, reports by tracey

‘This is the second annual report of the National Crime Agency (NCA). It reports on the exercise of the NCA’s statutory functions for 2014 to 2015, its first full operational year.’

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Home Office, 13th July 2015

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Privacy campaigners win concessions in UK surveillance report – The Guardian

Posted July 14th, 2015 in intelligence services, investigatory powers, news, privacy, reports by tracey

‘Privacy campaigners have secured significant concessions in a key report into surveillance by the British security agencies published on Tuesday. The 132-page report, A Democratic Licence To Operate, which Nick Clegg commissioned last year in the wake of revelations by the US whistleblower Edward Snowden, acknowledges the importance of privacy concerns.’

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The Guardian, 14th July 2015

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Operation Jasmine: Care home neglect inquiry to report – BBC News

Posted July 14th, 2015 in care homes, elderly, inquiries, negligence, news, reports by tracey

‘The findings of an independent report into what became the biggest UK inquiry into alleged abuse at care homes are being published later. Operation Jasmine, led by Gwent Police, focused on six care homes in south Wales and cost £11.6m.’

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BBC News, 14th July 2015

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South Wales Police ‘did not investigate ID of child sex gang’ – BBC News

Posted July 14th, 2015 in gangs, news, police, reports, sexual grooming, sexual offences, Wales by tracey

‘Police did not try to identify a child sex gang which exploited a 15-year-old girl for four years, a watchdog says. Despite more than 40 child protection forms being completed, South Wales Police did not investigate the men or protect other children.’

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BBC News, 14th July 2015

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Baby ashes consultation to go ahead, minister confirms – BBC News

‘A consultation about baby cremations in England and Wales will take place later this year, Justice Minister Caroline Dinenage has said.’

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BBC News, 8th July 2015

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Suicides among male prisoners reaching an ‘all-time high,’ says penal reform campaigner – The Independent

Posted July 9th, 2015 in drug abuse, homicide, news, prisons, reports, suicide by sally

‘Suicides among men in prison could be reaching an all-time high as more than twenty inmates are reported to have taken their own lives since May, a leading penal reform campaigner has claimed.’

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The Independent, 8th July 2015

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Kesia Leatherbarrow: Girl’s death not ‘preventable’, review finds – BBC News

Posted July 9th, 2015 in children, detention, mental health, news, reports, suicide, young persons by sally

‘A troubled teenager who took her own life after being held in a police cell was failed by agencies, a report found.’

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BBC News, 9th July 2015

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‘Honour crime': 11,000 UK cases recorded in five years – BBC News

Posted July 9th, 2015 in female genital mutilation, forced marriages, news, reports, statistics by sally

‘More than 11,000 cases of so-called honour crime were recorded by UK police forces from 2010-14, new figures show.’

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BBC News, 9th July 2015

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Legal professionals are becoming more innovative in running their businesses but more is needed – Legal Services Board

‘Findings from the largest ever study of innovation in the legal sector, commissioned by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Legal Services Board (LSB), suggest that legal professionals ,including solicitors and barristers, are becoming more innovative in the organisation and management of their business.’
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Legal Services Board, 7th July 2015

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MPs call for guidance on prosecuting UK spies over US drone strikes – The Guardian

Posted July 8th, 2015 in intelligence services, media, news, reports, whistleblowers by sally

‘A group of MPs is urging the director of public prosecutions to publish guidance for police and prosecutors on how to handle allegations that British spies shared intelligence that led to covert US drone strikes.’

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The Guardian, 7th July 2015

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Legal highs a factor in prison deaths, says ombudsman – The Guardian

Posted July 7th, 2015 in drug abuse, medicines, news, prisons, reports, suicide by sally

‘Legal highs are suspected to have been a factor in 19 self-inflicted deaths in prisons in England and Wales over the past two and a half years, an official investigation has found.’

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The Guardian, 7th July 2015

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Codifying public nuisance and outraging public decency – Law Commission

Posted July 3rd, 2015 in nuisance, outraging public decency, press releases, reports by tracey

‘In our latest report, we recommend reforms to the common law offences of public nuisance and outraging public decency.’

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Law Commission, 24th June 2015

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Smacking must be banned to bring UK into line with international law – report to UN insists – Daily Telegraph

‘Report compiled for UN by Government’s children’s tsars demands “immediate repeal” of laws allowing parents to hit their children.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st July 2015

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Gove is right on our two-tier justice system – but cuts caused this crisis – The Guardian

‘We must modernise our courts but that won’t address the fact that those who need it most are failed by the system. Only investment can redress the balance.’

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The Guardian, 24th June 2015

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