Psychiatrist who released killer patient is suing for compensation – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 28th, 2008 in mental health, news, psychiatrists by sally

“A psychiatrist is suing her employer for £300,000 compensation because she was ‘humiliated’ and made to stop work after she released a mental patient who fatally stabbed a retired banker the next day.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th June 2008


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted June 28th, 2008 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Anwoir & Ors, R. v [2008] EWCA Crim 1354 (27 June 2008)

High Court (Chancey Division)

Football Association Premier League Ltd & Ors v QC Leisure & Ors [2008] EWHC 1411 (Ch) (24 June 2008)

Astall & Anor v Revenue & Customs [2008] EWHC 1471 (Ch) (27 June 2008)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Buckley & Ors v Yates Wine Lodges Ltd & Anor [2008] EWHC 1408 (QB) (27 June 2008)

Green v Westleigh Properties Limits [2008] EWHC 1474 (QB) (27 June 2008)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Kamidian v Holt (On Behalf of Certain Underwriters At Lloyd’s) & Ors [2008] EWHC 1483 (Comm) (27 June 2008)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

TJ Brent Ltd & Anor v Black & Veatch Consulting Ltd [2008] EWHC 1497 (TCC) (13 June 2008)


Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

Posted June 28th, 2008 in legislation by sally

The Commissioner for Older People in Wales (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The European Parliament (House of Lords Disqualification) Regulations 2008

The Safety of Sports Grounds (Designation) (No.2) Order 2008

The Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Collective Investment Schemes) (Amendment) Order 2008

The Industrial Training Levy (Reasonable Steps) Regulations 2008

The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigative Powers of Prosecutors in England, Wales and Northern Ireland: Code of Practice) Order 2008


Is it legal to shoot pigeons? – BBC News Magazine

Posted June 28th, 2008 in birds, special report by sally

“Animal welfare activists have complained to Wimbledon organisers and the police over the culling of pigeons. Is it against the law for marksmen to take out the feral birds?”

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BBC News Magazine, 26th June 2008


Mother jailed for abandoning son – BBC News

Posted June 28th, 2008 in child neglect, news, perverting the course of justice, sentencing by sally

“A woman who left her two-year-old son alone for the weekend has been jailed for 18 months.”

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BBC News, 27th June 2008


Couple jailed after leaving girl to die in ‘filth and squalor’ – The Guardian

Posted June 28th, 2008 in child neglect, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

“A judge today questioned a decision by prosecutors not to pursue a murder charge against a mother who left her three-year-old daughter to die from malnutrition in her bedroom.”

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The Guardian, 27th June 2008


Midwives: Law on breastfeeding must be widened – The Independent

Posted June 28th, 2008 in breastfeeding, news by sally

“Midwives and maternity groups are urging the Government to extend a new law to give mothers the legal right to breastfeed babies more than six months old in public.”

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The Independent, 28th June 2008


Addict who murdered had been freed on bail – The Guardian

Posted June 28th, 2008 in bail, Crown Prosecution Service, murder, news, sexual offences by sally

“Police last night criticised prosecutors for failing to charge a crack addict accused of rape who went on to sexually assault and murder a woman a week after being released from custody.”

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The Guardian, 28th June 2008


Overworked’ QBD judges blast long hours culture – The Lawyer

Posted June 28th, 2008 in judiciary, news by sally

“The High Court’s Queen’s Bench Division (QBD) is in turmoil after being branded ‘chaotic’ by a raft of judges, some of whom claim not to have had a break in the past 10 months.”

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The Lawyer, 28th June 2008


Report questions gun crime policy – BBC News

Posted June 28th, 2008 in firearms, news by sally

“Policies on gun crime are flawed because ministers overlook its root causes – poverty and inequality, a report by criminologists claims.”

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BBC News, 28th June 2008