Right to Rent – just how bad is it? – Nearly Legal

‘We though it would be bad. And thanks to the JCWI, we can now have an evidence based stab at an answer. JCWI co-ordinated an evaluation of the West Midlands pilot of ‘Right to Rent’ and have published the report.’

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Nearly Legal, 3rd September 2015

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Finance & Divorce Update – Family Law Week

‘Edward Heaton, Principal Associate and Jane Booth, Associate, both of Mills & Reeve LLP analyse the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during July 2015.’

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Family Law Week, 15th August 2015

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Rise in divorce cases signals mediation failure – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 26th, 2015 in dispute resolution, divorce, news, statistics by sally

‘A continuing rise in the number of new private law cases could signal that not enough divorcing couples are being channelled towards mediation, family law organisation Resolution has said.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 24th August 2015

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63 sex offenders back in jail after lie detector tests – Daily Telegraph

‘Paedophiles and rapists are caught out breaking the terms of their release from prison after undergoing new polygraph tests, Ministry of Justice figures show.’
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Daily Telegraph, 22nd August 2015

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Slavery: How women’s key role in abolition has yet to receive the attention it deserves – The Independent

‘The journey of Mary Prince from the salt ponds of Bermuda to a cause célèbre in early 19th-century Britain came at unbearable personal cost. Torn from her family in a slave auction and routinely beaten while naked, she was brought to England by her owners after years of brutality on Caribbean plantations.’

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The Independent, 23rd August 2015

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Rotherham abuse: ‘Fraction’ of victims have sought help – BBC News

Posted August 24th, 2015 in child abuse, local government, news, police, statistics, victims by sally

‘A fraction of the hundreds of victims of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham have sought help, according to a lawyer for some of the survivors.’

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BBC News, 24th August 2015

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Outstanding UK tax tribunal cases reach record levels – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 20th, 2015 in appeals, news, statistics, taxation, tribunals by sally

‘The queue of tax disputes awaiting litigation through the UK’s tax tribunals set a new record last year, with almost 30,000 cases waiting to be heard at the end of last year, according to official figures.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 19th August 2015

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Sex offences on trains and stations reach record level – BBC News

Posted August 19th, 2015 in news, sexual offences, statistics, transport, women by sally

‘The number of recorded sexual offences on trains and at stations has risen 25% to a record level, British Transport Police figures suggest.’

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BBC News, 19th August 2015

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The European Court of Human Rights Uncovered – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 17th, 2015 in human rights, news, statistics by sally

‘The European Court of Human Rights Uncovered: What it does, who it protects, why it matters.’
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UK Human Rights Blog, 14th August 2015

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Paedophiles and sex offenders receiving record sentences as number of convictions soars – The Independent

Posted August 14th, 2015 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences, statistics by tracey

‘Soaring numbers of paedophiles and other sex offenders are being convicted and are receiving record prison sentences, new figures have disclosed.’

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The Independent, 13th August 2015

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Yarl’s Wood conditions deteriorated so much women are being treated like ‘animals’ – The Independent

‘Conditions at a privately run immigration removal centre have “deteriorated” over the past year to the extent that almost half of the women held there fear for their safety, according to a damning report published by the Chief Inspector of Prisons.’

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The Independent, 12th August 2015

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UK prisons inspector seeks time limits on detention of migrants without trial – The Guardian

‘The chief prisons inspector has called for time limits on the detention of migrants without trial after fresh warnings of a significant deterioration in conditions at an immigration removal centre for women.’

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The Guardian, 12th August 2015

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More parents in England prosecuted for taking children out of school – The Guardian

Posted August 12th, 2015 in children, education, fines, news, prosecutions, school children, statistics, truancy by sally

‘Increasing numbers of parents are being taken to court because their children have skipped school, with thousands facing action last year.’

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The Guardian, 12th August 2015

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In sexual assault cases, the idea of the ‘perfect victim’ is pernicious – The Guardian

‘Compensation has been reduced for sexual assault victims who have criminal convictions. But we need to stop insisting that traumatised people should be model citizens.’

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The Guardian, 7th August 2015

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Watchdog asks DWP for ‘objective and impartial’ sanctions statements – The Guardian

Posted August 10th, 2015 in benefits, complaints, government departments, news, ombudsmen, sanctions, statistics by sally

‘The UK statistics watchdog has asked the Department for Work and Pensions to ensure its statements on jobseeker sanctions are “objective and impartial” following a series of complaints by leading experts.’

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The Guardian, 7th August 2015

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Half a million missing out on flight delay compensation – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 10th, 2015 in airlines, airports, compensation, delay, EC law, news, statistics by sally

‘Passengers more than three hours late to their destination can claim up to £420, but more than 500,000 have failed to do so over the past year.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th August 2015

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Social care regulators receiving 150 allegations of abuse towards vulnerable adults every day – The Independent

‘Social care regulators receive 150 allegations relating to the abuse of vulnerable adults and the elderly every day, new figures reveal.’

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The Independent, 8th August 2015

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Mothers Confined – Part 2: Time for action – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

It is plain that across the board there is a desire for change in relation to women and criminal justice. Many examples exists of wonderful, creative, worthwhile and even evidently successful projects in relation to diverting women away from custody and improving conditions for women who lose their liberty. Research related to women and criminal justice is ongoing from a range of respected and vociferous advocates such as Women’s Breakout, The Prison Reform Trust, Women in Prison and Halsbury’s Law Exchange to name but a few – many working together to effect change. There is no doubt that evidence and recommendations from each of these respected bodies – and more alongside them – will call for real change, offering genuine educated and reasonable arguments for doing so. However arguably (at least for now), the real “power” lies with the Courts, ergo it is the Courts who need to be at the vanguard of change.

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 3rd August 2015

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Disinheritance and the law: why you can’t leave your money to whoever you please – The Guardian

Posted August 3rd, 2015 in appeals, charities, consent, local government, news, probate, statistics, trusts, wills by sally

‘When Melita Jackson decided to disinherit her daughter Heather, she knew what she was doing, and her decision was clear. Now a court has ruled that Heather still has a right to a share of her estate. As Britain experiences a surge in will disputes, is our sense of what we owe our children changing?’

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The Guardian, 31st July 2015

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Street skaters may find their latest moves land them in court – but they are fighting back – The Independent

‘Campaigners claim Public Space Protection Orders are ‘criminalising young people just for being young’.’
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The Independent, 1st August 2015

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