Too little progress on stop and search, says police watchdog – The Guardian

Posted March 26th, 2015 in news, police, race discrimination, reports, stop and search by sally

‘Police forces have made too little progress on improving their use of stop and search powers, with too many officers lacking any understanding of their impact on the lives of young black people, an official watchdog has said.’

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The Guardian, 24th March 2015

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How to sue in respect of abusive comments on the Internet – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted March 26th, 2015 in defamation, internet, law firms, news by sally

‘The facts of this case are simple. A defamatory comment was posted on the claimant’s Google maps directional page, implying that he was a “loser” as a lawyer and that his firm lost “80%” of cases brought to them. The defendant claimed that someone must have hacked in to his own Google account to put up the post.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 25th March 2015

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Cheating Premier League footballer at centre of one-night stand blackmail plot should be named, says judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 26th, 2015 in anonymity, appeals, blackmail, costs, injunctions, news by sally

‘Justice Warby rules an anonymity order protecting a wealthy well-known defender who had a one-night stand despite having a long term partner and child should be lifted.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th March 2015

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Vaginal piercings have always been FGM – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted March 26th, 2015 in consent, crime, female genital mutilation, news by sally

‘In the UK some women choose to have their clitoris pierced to enhance their sexual pleasure. Recent headlines in the UK announced that vaginal piercings are now being classed as female genital mutilation (FGM) under new NHS guidelines. The truth is that vaginal piercings have always fallen within the definition of FGM but the lack of clear guidance to piercing clinics and the absence of clear guidance for health professionals has affected the way that traditionally mutilated girls and women are treated. The new guidelines are part of a package of measures designed to identify those at risk of traditional procedures in a non-discriminatory way as part of necessary intervention that ought to engage all health practitioners in the campaign to eradicate FGM in the UK.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 25th March 2015

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Support for death penalty drops below 50% for the first time – BBC News

Posted March 26th, 2015 in death penalty, news, reports, statistics by sally

‘Support for the death penalty in Britain has dropped below 50% for the first time on record, an annual opinion survey says.’

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BBC News, 26th March 2015

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Exclusive: Miscarriages of justice charity seeks law firm status – Legal Futures

‘A criminal appeals charity run by lawyers has applied to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to be a regulated legal practice, and could become the first charity to become a traditional law firm in its own right.’

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Legal Futures, 26th March 2015

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R (on the application of Trail Riders Fellowship and another (Respondents) v Dorset County Council (Appellant) – Supreme Court

R (on the application of Trail Riders Fellowship and another (Respondents) v Dorset County Council (Appellant) [2015] UKSC 18 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 18th March 2015

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Jail for thief who tried to sell secret nuclear submarine documents – The Guardian

Posted March 26th, 2015 in burglary, confidentiality, documents, intelligence services, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘A factory worker who stole restricted documents about British nuclear submarines and tried to sell them to an eastern European government has been jailed for four and a half years.’

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The Guardian, 25th March 2015

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M&S and hair cut paramedic guilty of misconduct – BBC News

‘A paramedic who left patients in an ambulance while he did some shopping and had his hair cut has been found guilty of misconduct.’

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BBC News, 25th March 2015

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Dating site ban for ‘serial abuser’ Karl Crimmins – BBC News

‘A “serial abuser” who admitted unlawfully wounding a woman he met online has been banned from joining dating websites.’

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BBC News, 25th March 2015

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R (on the application of SG and others (previously JS and others)) (Appellants) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Respondent) – Supreme Court

R (on the application of SG and others (previously JS and others)) (Appellants) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Respondent) [2015] UKSC 16 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 18th March 2015

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Solicitors fail to stop cuts in legal aid defence contracts – The Guardian

Posted March 26th, 2015 in appeals, Law Society, legal aid, news, solicitors by sally

‘Criminal solicitors have failed in their attempt to prevent the justice secretary, Chris Grayling, imposing deep cuts on the number of legal aid contracts for defence lawyers.’

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The Guardian, 25th March 2015

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Montgomery (Appellant) v Lanarkshire Health Board (Respondent) – Supreme Court

Montgomery (Appellant) v Lanarkshire Health Board (Respondent) [2015] UKSC 11 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 11th March 2015

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Carlyle (Appellant) v Royal Bank of Scotland (Respondent) (Scotland) – Supreme Court

Carlyle (Appellant) v Royal Bank of Scotland (Respondent) (Scotland) [2015] UKSC 13 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 11th March 2015

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Tael One Partners Limited (Appellant) v Morgan Stanley & Co International PLC (Respondent) – Supreme Court

Posted March 25th, 2015 in appeals, interest, law reports, loans, Supreme Court by sally

Tael One Partners Limited (Appellant) v Morgan Stanley & Co International PLC (Respondent) [2015] UKSC 12 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 11th March 2015

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Wyatt (Appellant) v Vince (Respondent) – Supreme Court

Wyatt (Appellant) v Vince (Respondent) [2015] UKSC 14 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 11th March 2015

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R (on the application of Catt) (AP) (Respondent) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis and another (Appellants); R (on the application of T) (AP) (Respondent) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis (Appellant) – Supreme Court

R (on the application of Catt) (AP) (Respondent) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis and another (Appellants); R (on the application of T) (AP) (Respondent) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis (Appellant) [2015] UKSC 9 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 4th March 2015

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R (on the application of Jamar Brown (Jamaica) (Respondent) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) – Supreme Court

R (on the application of Jamar Brown (Jamaica) (Respondent) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) [2015] UKSC 8 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 4th March 2015

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Extension of Freedom of Information Act to Network Rail – Ministry of Justice

Posted March 25th, 2015 in freedom of information, news, railways, statistics, transport by sally

‘Passengers and the public can request information directly from the authority which runs Britain’s rail infrastructure for the very first time from Tuesday 24 March.’

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Ministry of Justice, 23rd March 2015

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NIHL: Disease or Injury and Does it Really Matter? – Zenith PI Blog

‘A recent case heard by Mr Justice Phillips in the High Court has considered the increasingly popular argument that Noise Induced Hearing Loss is an injury rather than a disease.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 24th March 2015

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