Home Secretary launches Best Use of Stop and Search scheme – Home Office

Posted August 28th, 2014 in codes of practice, news, police, stop and search by sally

‘Home Secretary Theresa May today [26 August] officially launched a new scheme to reform police use of stop and search powers.’

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Home Office, 26th August 2014

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

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No, The Sun, “Euro judges” do not “go against UK in 3 out of 5 cases”. More like 1 in 100 – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 28th, 2014 in courts, human rights, judgments, media, news, statistics by sally

‘Sun has got it badly wrong on human rights. Again. On 24 August 2014 Craig Woodhouse reported that “Euro judges go against UK in 3 out of 5 cases” (£). This is false and seriously misleading.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 27th August 2014

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

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Rotherham sex abuse scandal: Victims seeking millions in compensation – Daily Telegraph

‘Victims of child sex exploitation in Rotherham launch a class action against the local council and police for failings that allowed years of abuse.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th August 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Supreme Court refuses to hear litigant-in-person negligence appeal – Litigation Futures

Posted August 28th, 2014 in appeals, autism, litigants in person, negligence, news, solicitors, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal from a litigant in person who sued her solicitors for negligence and whose claim included the grounds that she suffered from Asperger’s Syndrome.’

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Litigation Futures, 28th August 2014

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

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Rape case warning over Tory plan to rewrite human rights law – The Guardian

Posted August 28th, 2014 in human rights, news, rape, victims by sally

‘Victims of rape may experience a decline in the standards of police investigations if David Cameron presses ahead with plans to scrap the Human Rights Act and loosen Britain’s commitments under the European convention on human rights, a new campaign warns.’

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The Guardian, 27th August 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Taking a selfie inside the National Gallery – a copyright infringement? – Legal Week

Posted August 28th, 2014 in artistic works, copyright, defences, news, photography by sally

‘A few days ago a number of newspapers reported that, following similar moves by a number of other UK institutions, the National Gallery in London has changed its strict no-photos-(please) policy, “after staff realised they were fighting a losing battle against mobile phones”, The Telegraph explains.

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Legal Week, 27th August 2014

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Victim of trafficking can claim compensation despite illegal entry to UK – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The Supreme Court has ruled that victims may in some circumstance recover damages from their traffickers. Overturning the judgment of the Court of Appeal that the illegality of the underlying contract ruled out the claim for compensation, the majority held that to permit the trafficker to escape liability would be “an affront” to public policy. The judgment has far reaching implications in this area because, by its very nature, human trafficking often involves illegality.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 27th August 2014

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

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New legal powers for families of missing people on the horizon – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 28th, 2014 in consultations, families, guardianship, missing persons, news, powers of attorney by sally

‘Campaign by Claudia Lawrence’s father Peter leads to proposals to give relatives of missing loved ones power over their financial affairs.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th August 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Changing legal education – OUP Blog

‘Martin Partington discussed a range of careers in his podcasts yesterday. Today [20 August], he tackles how new legal issues and developments in the professional environment have in turn changed organizational structures, rules and regulations, and aspects of legal education.’

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OUP Blog, 20th August 2014

Source: www.blog.oup.com

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Drivers ‘not adequately warned’ over end of tax discs – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 27th, 2014 in Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency, news, road traffic, taxation by sally

‘Thousands of drivers are at risk of fines because they have had insufficient warning about the abolition of tax discs by the Government, motoring experts said last night.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th August 2014

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EAT: employee who might be dismissed for gross misconduct may still be entitled to claim constructive dismissal – OUT-LAW.com

‘An employee is not prevented from resigning and bringing a constructive dismissal claim against a former employer by the fact that the employer may have been preparing a gross misconduct case against him, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 27th August 2014

Source: www.out-law.com

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The 13 obscure UK laws you didn’t know you were breaking – The Independent

‘Forget the urban myths about dying in Westminster or eating mince pies on Christmas Day: these are real rules you could be breaking without even realising it’

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The Independent, 26th August 2014

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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Law careers from restorative justice, to legal ombudsman, to media – OUP Blog

‘What range of career options are out there for those attending law school? In this series of podcasts, Martin Partington talks to influential figures in the law about topics ranging from restorative justice to legal journalism.’

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OUP Blog, 19th August 2014

Source: www.blog.oup.com

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How to protect yourself from data breaches – The Future of Law

‘Barristers and solicitors need to make sure they keep personal information secure, especially information on paper files, says a statement from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). This warning follows a number of data breaches reported to the ICO over the last few months involving the legal profession.’

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The Future of Law, 26th August 2014

Source: www.blogs.lexisnexis.co.uk

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British Standards enter the electronic age with new digital Kitemarks – The Independent

Posted August 27th, 2014 in banking, consumer protection, data protection, internet, news by sally

‘For almost a century it has appeared with reassuring mundanity on everything from manhole covers and condoms to fire extinguishers and motorcycle helmets, comforting the consumer that the product they are about to use is safe.’

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The Independent, 27th August 2014

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Sgt Richard Evans cleared of sex in police custody suite – BBC News

Posted August 27th, 2014 in news, police, professional conduct, sexual offences by sally

‘A police sergeant has been cleared of having sex with a female suspect in a custody suite.’

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BBC News, 26th August 2014

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Former judge says rape conviction rates will not improve until ‘women stop getting so drunk’ – The Independent

Posted August 27th, 2014 in alcohol abuse, judges, news, rape, sexual offences by sally

‘A former judge has claimed rape conviction statistics will not improve until women “stop getting so drunk”.’

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The Independent, 26th August 2014

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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Rebecca Ayres’s jealous boyfriend is jailed for life after admitting murder

Posted August 27th, 2014 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing, women by sally

‘A jealous boyfriend who murdered his girlfriend after rowing over her three-year-old son’s christening has been jailed for life.’

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The Guardian, 26th August 2014

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Rebekah Brooks and co-defendants try to recoup £20m in hacking trial costs – The Guardian

Posted August 26th, 2014 in costs, news, trials by tracey

‘Rebekah Brooks and her co-defendants in the phone-hacking trial are looking to recoup between £20m and £25m in legal fees from the tax payer following their acquittal of all charges.’

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The Guardian, 26th August 2014

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About 1,400 Rotherham children ‘sexually exploited over 16-year period’ – The Guardian

Posted August 26th, 2014 in child abuse, children, local government, news, rape, reports, sexual offences by tracey

‘About 1,400 children were sexually exploited in Rotherham over a 16-year period, according to a report that concluded “it is hard to describe the appalling nature of the abuse that child victims suffered”.’

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The Guardian, 26th August 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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