ECHR cases won by UK government show flexibility of human rights system – The Guardian

‘Strasbourg human rights court is ready to admit it gets things wrong when presented with good arguments.’

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The Guardian, 17th December 2014

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Supreme Court homeless appeals – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Three landmark appeals being heard this week should clarify who is ‘vulnerable’ and entitled to priority rehousing by local authorities.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 16th December 2014

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Jehovah’s Witnesses, and judicial review being a last resort – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted December 18th, 2014 in charities, data protection, human rights, judicial review, news, proportionality by sally

‘Judicial review is an excellent and flexible remedy, filling the gaps when statutory and other appeals do not provide a remedy for unlawful administrative acts or omissions.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 17th December 2014

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Can offensive use of social media justify a decision to dismiss? – Technology Law Update

Posted December 18th, 2014 in appeals, dismissal, employment, employment tribunals, internet, news by sally

‘Does use by an employee of a personal Twitter account in a way that is “intimidating, racist and anti disability” and “offensive to other groups of people including dentists, caravan drivers, golfers, the A&E department, Newcastle supporters, the police and disabled people” justify a decision to fire?’

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Technology Law Update, 18th December 2014

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National Crime Agency begins Rotherham abuse inquiry – BBC News

‘The National Crime Agency (NCA) has begun an investigation into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham.’

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BBC News, 18th December 2014

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Appeal court throws out attack on Bar disciplinary tribunals over time-expired members – Legal Futures

Posted December 18th, 2014 in appeals, barristers, disciplinary procedures, inns of court, news, time limits by sally

‘Anomalies in the appointment of panel members to Bar disciplinary tribunals between 2006 and 2011 did not affect the validity of their findings, the Court of Appeal decided yesterday.’

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Legal Futures, 17th December 2014

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London student faces jail over Isis bid – The Guardian

Posted December 18th, 2014 in firearms, imprisonment, news, terrorism, young persons by sally

‘A student who wanted the black flag of Isis to fly over Downing Street is facing jail after being found guilty of planning to join rebel forces in Syria.’

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The Guardian, 17th December 2014

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Al Sweady inquiry Q&A: What happened on 14 May 2004? – The Independent

Posted December 18th, 2014 in aggravated vehicle taking, armed forces, inquiries, Iraq, law firms, murder, news by sally

‘Q: What happened on 14 May 2004?

A: The summer of 2004 saw a sharp spike in attacks on Coalition forces by the Mahdi Army militia in southern Iraq. British troops were ambushed at two locations either side of the “Danny Boy” vehicle checkpoint, near Al Amarah. Witnesses said the fighting was particularly fierce and had involved the use of bayonets by British troops for the first time since the Falklands War.’

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The Independent, 17th December 2014

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Al-Sweady Inquiry: Legal battles after fighting ends – BBC News

Posted December 18th, 2014 in armed forces, inquiries, Iraq, law firms, murder, news, torture by sally

‘There’s anger, as much as relief and a sense of vindication, inside the Ministry of Defence and the Army at the end of this long public inquiry into allegations of murder and abuse by British soldiers in Iraq in 2004.’

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BBC News, 17th December 2014

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London man convicted of killing ex-partner and baby daughter – The Guardian

Posted December 18th, 2014 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A “monstrous” father has been jailed for 35 years, after being found guilty of hacking to death his former long-term partner and their 22-month-old baby daughter, on the day he was supposed to move out of the family home.’

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The Guardian, 17th December 2014

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PC Katie Murray jailed for leaking Cregan and drugs info to sister and ex-lover – BBC News

‘A PC who passed on intelligence about police killer Dale Cregan and planned drugs raids to her sister and drug-dealing former lover has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 17th December 2014

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Three parent babies given green light by government – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 18th, 2014 in assisted reproduction, bills, health, news by sally

‘Parliament will now vote on whether to allow a change in legistlation which would see the first three parent babies born by 2016.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th December 2014

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Mentally-ill teenagers no longer to be held in cells – BBC News

Posted December 18th, 2014 in children, detention, mental health, news, police, young persons by sally

‘Teenagers experiencing mental health problems will no longer be detained in police cells as a “place of safety”.’

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BBC News, 18th December 2014

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Jimmy Mubenga: Judge refused to allow jury to hear about guards’ racist texts – The Guardian

Posted December 18th, 2014 in death in custody, evidence, immigration, juries, news, racism, telecommunications by sally

‘An Old Bailey judge refused to allow a jury to hear about dozens of “grossly offensive and undoubtedly racist” text messages on the phones of two of the G4S security guards acquitted of killing Jimmy Mubenga because they did not have “any real relevance” to the trial.’

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The Guardian, 17th December 2014

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Judge uses Shakespeare’s ‘King Lear’ to decide divorce settlement figure – The Independent

Posted December 18th, 2014 in divorce, financial provision, judgments, news by sally

‘A High Court judge who was attempting to decide the settlement figure in a divorce case admitted he turned to the works of William Shakespeare for help.’

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The Independent, 17th December 2014

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Man jailed for five years for raping woman on his 18th birthday night out – The Independent

Posted December 17th, 2014 in news, rape, sentencing, victims by sally

‘A man has been jailed for five years for raping a woman during a night out to celebrate his 18th birthday.’

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The Independent, 16th December 2014

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Recovering Inquest Costs in Civil Proceedings – Zenith PI Blog

Posted December 17th, 2014 in costs, damages, disclosure, inquests, legal representation, murder, news, proportionality by sally

The Senior Court Cost Office has handed down a decision in the above case offering additional guidance as to when and what costs of attending an inquest can be recovered in subsequent civil proceedings.

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Zenith PI Blog, 17th December 2014

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Leslie Gadsby, paranoid schizophrenic who murdered his parents, was ‘failed’ by mental health services – The Independent

Posted December 17th, 2014 in families, homicide, mental health, news, reports by sally

‘A man with paranoid schizophrenia who killed both his parents in separate attacks was let down by mental health services in Liverpool, a report has concluded.’

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The Independent, 16th December 2014

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Catholic midwives’ abortion ruling overturned by supreme court – The Guardian

Posted December 17th, 2014 in abortion, midwives, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘The UK’s highest court has overturned a ruling made in favour of two Catholic midwives who object to any involvement in abortion procedures.’

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The Guardian, 17th December 2014

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Judge condemns laws that leave him powerless to give dangerous paedophile tough sentence – Daily Telegraph

‘Judge Andrew Woolman says laws mean he has to give sex offender Jason Leonard a “completely academic” sentence after he breached his licence conditions.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th December 2014

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