Home Office ordered to bring back migrant mother and five-year-old son deported to Nigeria – The Independent

‘The Home Office has been ordered to arrange for a deported migrant family to be returned to Britain from Nigeria – in a landmark ruling that threatens to undermine the Government’s “deport first, appeal later” policy.

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The Independent, 22nd April 2015

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Mind the gap: immigration rules and human rights are not coterminous – Free Movement

Posted April 22nd, 2015 in human rights, immigration, news, personal injuries, tribunals, visas by sally

‘In a useful case the Upper Tribunal addresses one of the “mind the gap” differences between the Immigration Rules and the requirements of human rights law. There is a growing body of case law that recognises that the two bodies of law are not, contrary to the Home Office position, coterminous. The latest is R (on the application of Chen) v Secretary of State for the Home Department) (Appendix FM – Chikwamba – temporary separation – proportionality) IJR [2015] UKUT 189 (IAC) on, you guessed it, the House of Lords case of Chikwamba and the proportionality of having to travel abroad in order to apply from abroad.’

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Free Movement, 22nd April 2015

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Consumer group begins ‘super-complaint’ over allegedly ‘misleading and opaque’ supermarket pricing practices – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 22nd, 2015 in consumer protection, food, news, regulations, sale of goods by sally

‘The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will investigate alleged “misleading and opaque pricing practices” by supermarkets in response to a ‘super-complaint’ brought by consumer group Which?, it has announced.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 21st April 2015

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Human Rights through the ages: Magna Carta and 7 key moments since 1215 – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted April 22nd, 2015 in constitutional history, human rights, legal history, magna carta, news by sally

‘2015 is the 800th anniversary of English law’s most momentous landmark – the signing of Magna Carta. For the first time, the king’s absolute rule was limited and the first step taken towards civil liberties and individual rights for all.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 21st April 2015

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RSPCA prosecutions ease despite rise in animal cruelty – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 22nd, 2015 in animal cruelty, animals, charities, news, prosecutions by sally

‘Charity insists no change in prosecution policy after controversial chief quits but convictions down sharply.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd April 2015

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Unease over police trial of hi-tech DNA machines amid fears that civil liberties could be infringed – The Independent

Posted April 22nd, 2015 in contamination, detention, DNA, forensic science, news, police by sally

‘Police forces across the UK are trialling technology that allows officers to analyse DNA samples in custody suites, amid fears that civil liberties could be infringed and evidence compromised.’

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The Independent, 21st April 2015

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1948 Malayan killings case reaches UK Supreme Court – BBC News

‘Relatives of 24 men killed by British troops in Malaya in 1948 will take their demands for a public inquiry to the Supreme Court later.’

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BBC News, 22nd April 2015

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Hired killer found guilty of murdering mother-of-five in New Forest field – The Guardian

Posted April 21st, 2015 in conspiracy, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been found guilty of stabbing a mother-of-five to death as she tended her horses in a New Forest field, after he was recruited to stop her making an accusation about a sexual assault.’

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The Guardian, 21st April 2015

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London Oratory school wins partial victory in admissions ruling – The Guardian

Posted April 21st, 2015 in Christianity, education, news, school admissions by sally

‘The London Oratory school, which educated the sons of former prime minister Tony Blair and current deputy PM Nick Clegg, has won a partial victory in a long-running legal battle over its admissions procedures.’

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The Guardian, 17th April 2015

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 21st, 2015 in legislation by sally

SI 2015/914 – The Care Act 2014 and Children and Families Act 2014 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2015

SI 2015/1001 – The Civil Enforcement of Parking Contraventions (England) General (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2015

SI 2015/1027 – The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Temporary Class Drug) Order 2015
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Current Issues in Cerebral Palsy & Brain Injury Claims – Cloisters

Posted April 21st, 2015 in birth, hospitals, negligence, news, personal injuries by sally

‘This is the legal round up slot. There have been a number of interesting first instance cerebral palsy cases reported in 2014/15. The most interesting of which are Tippett v Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital NHS Foundation Trust [2014] EWHC 917 (QB) and Baynham v Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust [2014] EWHC. I am going to focus on these two cases.’

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Cloisters, 9th April 2015

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Command Papers – GOV.UK

Posted April 21st, 2015 in parliamentary papers by sally

Government response to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee Report: UK government policy on the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Cm 9029

Memorandum to the Energy and Climate Change Committee: Post Legislative Scrutiny of the Energy Act 2010, Cm 9018

Government response to 2014 Great Western franchise consultation, Cm 9040
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Neil Moore: Con artist jailed for escaping from prison by sending staff a fake email – The Independent

Posted April 21st, 2015 in escape from custody, fraud, news, prisons, sentencing by sally

‘A con artist has been jailed after he made an “ingenious” escape from prison by sending staff a fake email saying he had been granted bail.’

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The Independent, 20th April 2015

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Review of Costs Budgeting Process by Jackson LJ – Zenith PI Blog

Posted April 21st, 2015 in budgets, costs, judges, news by sally

‘Following the introduction of costs budgeting as part of his wide-ranging package of civil justice reforms, Jackson LJ is now undertaking a review of the process.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 20th April 2015

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Chilcot inquiry into Iraq War ‘unlikely to be published this year’ – The Independent

Posted April 21st, 2015 in delay, inquiries, Iraq, news, publishing, reports by sally

‘The British inquiry into the 2003 Iraq war and its aftermath, which completed its last hearing in February 2011 with the promise to report back in “some months”, is unlikely to be published this year.’

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The Independent, 21st April 2015

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Costs Management, Proportionality and How the Courts Will Approach Costs Incurred Across the 2013 Divide – Zenith PI Blog

Posted April 21st, 2015 in budgets, case management, civil procedure rules, costs, news, proportionality by sally

‘Since the introduction of the Civil Procedure Rules, the standard basis of assessment of costs in civil litigation has required costs to be proportionate to the matters in issue as well as reasonably incurred and proportionate in amount.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 20th April 2015

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Teenager walks free from court after trying to order lethal toxin over internet – The Guardian

Posted April 21st, 2015 in attempts, internet, news, poisoning, suicide, young persons by sally

‘A “troubled” 16-year-old boy from Greater Manchester who ordered a deadly toxin from the dark web has walked free from court after claiming he tried to buy the poison to kill himself.’

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The Guardian, 20th April 2015

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Jackson has mercy on claimant whose damages were wiped out by “swingeing” costs order – Litigation Futures

Posted April 21st, 2015 in appeals, costs, damages, misrepresentation, negligence, news by sally

‘Lord Justice Jackson has shown his merciful side in overturning a “swingeing” costs order which would have wiped out the £75,000 damages won by the claimant in a housing case.’

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Litigation Futures, 21st April 2015

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Clive Howard: ‘dangerous predator’ rapist jailed for more than 10 years – The Guardian

Posted April 21st, 2015 in news, rape, recidivists, sentencing by sally

‘A victim of a night-stalker rapist who preyed on lone women has described how she was “violated in the worst possible way”, as her attacker was jailed for life.’

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The Guardian, 20th April 2015

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West Midlands gang who hid behind umbrellas to steal £177k from 13 shops jailed for 27 years – The Independent

Posted April 21st, 2015 in conspiracy, gangs, news, robbery, sentencing by sally

‘Armed gang members who used umbrellas to hide their identities as they embarked on a crime spree that saw them steal £177,000 from shops and supermarkets across the West Midlands have been jailed for more than 27 years.’

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The Independent, 20th April 2015

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