Five years for knife fight killer – BBC News

Posted September 12th, 2008 in homicide, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“A teenager has been sentenced to five years youth detention for stabbing a student to death ‘instinctively’. ”

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BBC News, 12th September 2008

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Legal row over humanism in religious studies at school – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 12th, 2008 in education, examinations, judicial review, news by sally

“The exams regulator is being taken to court over its refusal to allow humanism to be taught in religious education classes.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th September 2008

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FSA insider dealing crackdown faces second challenge – The Times

Posted September 12th, 2008 in insider dealing, news by sally

“The Financial Services Authority’s (FSA) long-awaited crackdown on insider dealing hit another procedural hiccup yesterday when the case against Malcolm Calvert, a former partner at Cazenove, the Queen’s stockbroker, was put on hold.”

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The Times, 11th September 2008

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Company name display rules will change in October – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 12th, 2008 in company law, news, trade names by sally

“The law on companies’ display of names at their premises will change in three weeks’ time. From 1st October companies will have to display their registered name anywhere they do business, but will no longer have to put it on the outside of buildings.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th September 2008

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Employers of non-European workers face radical change to rules – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 12th, 2008 in employment, immigration, news by sally

“Employers have less than a month to change completely the way they deal with workers from outside Europe in what one expert has called the biggest shake-up in 40 years in the way that migrant workers are employed.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th September 2008

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Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

Posted September 12th, 2008 in legislation by sally

The Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008 (Commencement No 1) Order 2008

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Her Majesty’s Courts Service court user survey – Ministry of Justice

Posted September 12th, 2008 in courts, news by sally

“The bulletin presents the findings of the second year (2007/08) results from Her Majesty’s Courts Service (HMCS) court user survey.”

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Ministry of Justice, 11th September 2008

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Ministry of Justice proposals risk harm to the most vulnerable in society say family law barristers – The Bar Council

Posted September 12th, 2008 in barristers, family courts, legal aid, press releases by sally

“The Family Law Bar Association yesterday submitted a response to the Ministry of Justice consultation entitled Reforming the Legal Aid Family Barrister Fee Scheme concerning legal fees in family law cases.”

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The Bar Council, 11th September 2008

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‘Accidental’ stabbing man guilty – BBC News

Posted September 12th, 2008 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A man who claimed his girlfriend fatally stabbed herself in the back with a kitchen knife has been jailed for life.”

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BBC News, 11th September,  2008

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‘Voodoo-cursed’ woman is jailed – BBC News

Posted September 12th, 2008 in fraud, news, sentencing, tax credits, witchcraft by sally

“A woman who produced human fingers in court in a bid to explain her involvement in a £925,000 tax credit fraud has been jailed for five years.”

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BBC News, 11th September 2008

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Paedophilia blamed on teacher’s medication – The Independent

Posted September 12th, 2008 in child abuse, medicines, news, pornography by sally

“A former headmaster who amassed thousands of indecent images of children on his computer walked free from court yesterday, after a judge ruled that the drug he had been taking to treat his Parkinson’s disease was responsible for his crime.”

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The Independent, 12th September 2008

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Model who bought Porsche while claiming benefit is jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 12th, 2008 in benefits, fraud, news, sentencing by sally

“Sadie Collis, 27, and husband Derek Collis, 31, of Broadwater Road, Worthing, West Sussex, were told only custodial sentences were appropriate after they pleaded guilty to joint charges of benefit fraud at Worthing Magistrates’ Court.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th September 2008

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Gurkha veterans’ toughest battle – for the right to live in Britain – The Times

Posted September 12th, 2008 in armed forces, Gurkhas, immigration, news by sally

“The old soldiers whose test case at the high court could open the door for up to 10,000 comrades.”

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The Times, 12th September 2008

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Lawyer Jeffrey Tesler ‘bribed officials in $6bn Nigerian gas deal’ – The Times

Posted September 12th, 2008 in bribery, news, solicitors by sally

“A suburban solicitor accused of distributing £100 million of bribes to secure lucrative gas contracts is being investigated by the Serious Fraud Office.”

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The Times, 12th September 2008

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