Wanted: criminal law expert to be new DPP – The Times

Posted May 20th, 2008 in Crown Prosecution Service, news by sally

“As Sir Ken Macdonald announces that he is standing down in October, the search begins for his successor.”

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The Times, 20th May 2008

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Teenager jailed for killing his sisters in arson attack – The Independent

Posted May 20th, 2008 in arson, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

“A teenager who killed his two sisters in an arson attack has been jailed for at least six years. But Shane Spence, 18, could be held for much longer after the judge ruled that he posed a serious risk to the public.”

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The Independent, 20th May 2008

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‘Big Brother’ database for phones and e-mails – The Times

“A massive government database holding details of every phone call, e-mail and time spent on the internet by the public is being planned as part of the fight against crime and terrorism. Internet service providers (ISPs) and telecoms companies would hand over the records to the Home Office under plans put forward by officials.”

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The Times, 20th May 2008

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Large Scale Expansion Of Britain’s Detention Estate – Home Office

Posted May 20th, 2008 in immigration, press releases by sally

“The UK Border Agency today (19 May) announced plans for up to 60 per cent more immigration removal centre places. The extra spaces, which will total between 1,300 and 1,500, will help the new Agency lift the number of removals of illegal immigrants up from its current performance of one removal every eight minutes.”

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Home Office, 19th May 2008

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Speaker ends attempt to gag MPs’ expenses – The Guardian

Posted May 20th, 2008 in expenses, news, parliament by sally

“Michael Martin, the Speaker of the House of Commons, has abandoned a legal bid, costing taxpayers £150,000, to keep secret a detailed breakdown of MPs’ expenses.”

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The Guardian, 20th May 2008

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Keeping on top of the money – The Times

Posted May 20th, 2008 in fees, law firms, news by sally

“The legal sector is under fire again over excessive fees. Allen & Overy has been criticised widely after a scathing High Court judgment highlighted that the firm charged more than £5 million of costs during a five-day trial.”

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The Times, 20th May 2008

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Man held by police over £5 parking ticket – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 20th, 2008 in news, parking by sally

“A composer who refused to pay £5 for a lost car parking ticket at a supermarket ended up in police custody for six hours, was interrogated, finger-printed and made to take a DNA test, it has been disclosed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th May 2008

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Family procedure rule committee news – March and April 2008 – Ministry of Justice

Posted May 20th, 2008 in family courts, news by sally

“An update on the work of the Family Procedure Rule Committee in March and April 2008.”

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Ministry of Justice, 19th May 2008

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Plastic mac fetish man convicted – BBC News

Posted May 20th, 2008 in news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

“A man with a fetish for plastic raincoats and cling film has pleaded guilty to two sexual assaults.”

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BBC News, 19th May 2008

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Google ‘street view’ maps may breach EU privacy laws – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 20th, 2008 in EC law, internet, news, privacy by sally

“Google could face difficulties with European privacy laws if it launches the Street View feature of its maps service in European Union countries, it has been warned.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th May 2008

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