‘Prevent’ counter-extremism strategy faces legal challenge – BBC News

Posted December 6th, 2016 in freedom of expression, human rights, news, universities by sally

‘A key part of the government’s counter-terrorism strategy, Prevent, is to face a legal challenge in the High Court on Tuesday.’

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BBC News, 6th December 2016

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Judge allows Oxford graduate’s £1m high court battle to proceed – The Guardian

Posted December 6th, 2016 in education, news, striking out, time limits, universities by sally

‘A graduate has won a round in his £1m legal battle over his failure to get a first from Oxford University.’

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The Guardian, 5th December 2016

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Britain’s oldest defendant appears in court on historical child sex offences, aged 101 – The Independent

Posted December 6th, 2016 in child abuse, elderly, news, prosecutions, sexual offences by sally

‘A 101-year-old man facing more than 30 historical child sex offences has become the oldest defendant in British legal history.’

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The Independent, 6th December 2016

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Some restraint techniques used in youth system ‘could kill children’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 6th, 2016 in children, news, personal injuries, reports, restraint, young offenders, young persons by sally

‘An internal Ministry of Justice (MoJ) assessment of restraint used against children and teenagers in young offenders institutions and secure training centres found that some techniques could kill or leave them disabled, it has been reported.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th December 2016

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Royal prerogative takes centre stage as supreme court Brexit case opens – The Guardian

‘Theresa May’s plan to implement Brexit without the authorisation of a vote in parliament would be “a contemporary necessity” rather than a misuse of outdated ancient royal powers, the attorney general said at the start of the most keenly awaited constitutional law case in recent memory.’

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The Guardian, 5th December 2016

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Religious discrimination laws ‘working well’, says national equality body – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 5th, 2016 in equality, news, religious discrimination, reports by sally

‘Discrimination laws governing religion or belief are generally working well and do not require significant revision, the Equality and Human Rights Commission concludes in a report published today.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 2nd December 2016

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Driving offences and penalties relating to causing death or serious injury – Ministry of Justice

Posted December 5th, 2016 in careless driving, consultations, dangerous driving, news, sentencing by sally

‘The government recognises that there is public concern about sentencing for offenders who kill or seriously injure others on the road and is committed to making sure that the legislative framework that the courts operate within reflects the seriousness of offending and the culpability of the offender.’

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Ministry of Justice, 5th December 2016

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Sharia law’s appeal to Muslims is ‘diminishing’, poll suggests – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 5th, 2016 in islamic law, news, reports by sally

‘One of the most extensive polls of British Muslims ever conducted suggests the appeal of sharia law is diminishing, especially among younger people.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 2nd December 2016

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Drones – the key legal issues – Technology Law Update

Posted December 5th, 2016 in aircraft, EC law, news, photography by sally

‘Drone usage has evolved from primarily military purposes to a variety of commercial and non-commercial uses today. Some estimates put global spending on drones at almost $91 billion over the next decade, making drones one of the most dynamic components of the aerospace sector.’

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Technology Law Update, 2nd December 2016

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The new era of housebuilding needs new property laws – The Guardian

Posted December 5th, 2016 in enfranchisement, leases, news, rent by sally

‘Leasehold houses aren’t the only problem area – apartment buyers need help too.’

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The Guardian, 3rd December 2016

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Patrick Adams jailed for nine years for shooting man ‘he labelled a grass’ – The Guardian

Posted December 5th, 2016 in grievous bodily harm, news, sentencing by sally

‘A member of a crime family who shot an associate he had apparently accused of being a “grass” has been sentenced to nine years in prison.’

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The Guardian, 2nd December 2016

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High Court judge criticises sex attack victim for ‘foolishness’ – The Independent

Posted December 5th, 2016 in alcohol abuse, judges, news, sexual offences by sally

‘One of Britain’s top judges castigated a sexual assault victim for “foolishness” for getting drunk on the night she was attacked.’

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The Independent, 2nd December 2016

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I fought the law: meet the super-litigants – The Guardian

Posted December 5th, 2016 in litigants in person, news by sally

‘Some people who represent themselves in court spend months, even years, battling for justice. So why do they go on? Here are four who refused to give up.’

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The Guardian, 4th December 2016

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Prostitution research to assess law change call – BBC News

Posted December 5th, 2016 in news, prostitution, select committees by sally

‘Research into the “scale and changing nature of prostitution” is to take place before calls to amend laws are considered, the government has said.’

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BBC News, 2nd December 2016

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House of Lords to debate reducing number of peers after David Cameron’s ‘profligate’ appointments – The Independent

Posted December 5th, 2016 in news, parliament, peerages & dignities by sally

‘While Lord Cormack refused to place a number on the amount of peers the Lords should have, he said the upper chamber ‘should be no bigger than the Commons’.’

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The Independent, 3rd December 2016

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Gina Miller: supreme court judges on Brexit case are being vilified – The Guardian

Posted December 5th, 2016 in judiciary, media, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘The supreme court judges who will decide whether the government has the right to trigger article 50 without a parliamentary vote have been disgracefully vilified, according to the lead claimant in the case.’

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The Guardian, 4th December 2016

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Everything you need to know about the Supreme Court judgment on Brexit – The Independent

Posted December 5th, 2016 in EC law, news, parliament, prerogative powers, referendums, Supreme Court, treaties by sally

‘The Government’s challenge against the High Court ruling that parliamentary approval is required to start the process of leaving the European Union will be hard tomorrow.’

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The Independent, 4th December 2016

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Minibus licence loophole puts people at risk – councils – BBC News

Posted December 5th, 2016 in criminal records, licensing, news, transport by sally

‘A legal loophole that allows minibus drivers to operate without undergoing a criminal record check is putting passengers in danger, councils say.’

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BBC News, 3rd December 2016

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£2 million legal battle over damage from sticky lime sap – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 5th, 2016 in news, nuisance, trees, trespass by sally

‘A wealthy solicitor is embroiled in a bitter legal dispute with his neighbour over a lime tree he claims is damaging his £1.3 million home and smearing unsightly sap over his windows.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd December 2016

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Share of EU litigants using English courts falls further – OUT-LAW.com

Posted December 5th, 2016 in choice of forum, dispute resolution, news, referendums, treaties by sally

‘The share of European litigants opting to settle their disputes in the English courts has fallen for the fourth successive year, down to 20% from a peak of 35% in 2012/13, according to annual research.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 2nd December 2016

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