Boxer’s six years for garage raid – BBC News

Posted September 30th, 2009 in news, robbery, sentencing by sally

“A former Wales Commonwealth Games boxer has been jailed for six years for a robbery at knife point at a petrol station.”

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BBC News, 28th September 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Lock up’ cruelty mother is freed – BBC News

Posted September 30th, 2009 in child cruelty, child neglect, news, sentencing by sally

“A mother who locked her toddler son in a room for six weeks has walked free after her nine month jail sentence was quashed appeal court judges.”

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BBC News, 30th September 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Petrol attack man jailed – The Independent

Posted September 30th, 2009 in arson, attempts, murder, news by sally

“A ‘highly dangerous’ man was locked up indefinitely today for what a judge described as a ‘horrific’ offence of attempted arson.”

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The Independent, 30th September 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Patricia Hewitt’s son fined for cocaine – The Guardian

Posted September 30th, 2009 in drug offences, fines, news by sally

“Nicholas Hewitt Birtles, son of former Labour health minister, is given £350 worth of penalties after London arrest.”

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The Guardian, 30th September 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Teacher jailed for sex with girl – BBC News

Posted September 30th, 2009 in children, internet, news, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

“A science teacher from Greater Manchester who pretended to be a teenage girl on the internet to groom a 13-year-old for sex has been jailed.”

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BBC News, 30th September 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Match ban for Bellamy clash fan – BBC News

Posted September 30th, 2009 in news, public order, sport by sally

“A fan who ran on to the Old Trafford pitch and was shoved by Manchester City’s Craig Bellamy has been banned from all matches for three years.”

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BBC News, 30th September 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Playboy Thanos Papalexis given life in jail for property deal murder – The Times

Posted September 30th, 2009 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A British playboy who led a millionaire’s lifestyle in Florida was sentenced to life in prison today for murdering a man who stood in the way of a property deal.”

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The Tines, 30th September 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

New powers help victims break cycle of domestic violence – Home Office

Posted September 30th, 2009 in domestic violence, press releases by sally

“Violent partners will be banned from their homes and their victims given support to escape abuse under new government proposals.”

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Home Office, 29th September 2009

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Citizenship ceremony conman jailed – UK Border Agency

Posted September 30th, 2009 in citizenship, forgery, fraud, press releases by sally

“The mastermind behind a fake document scam which raked in hundreds of thousands of pounds from immigrants seeking to stay in the United Kingdom has today been jailed for four-and-half years after a trial at Southwark Crown Court.”

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UK Border Agency, 29th September 2009

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Most of Companies Act finally comes into force – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 30th, 2009 in company law, news by sally

“Most of the 2006 Companies Act will finally come into force on Thursday when 550 sections of the massive Act are implemented, leaving only a handful of sections to be enacted.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 29th September 2009

Source: www.out-law.com

Lord Bingham to speak on the new Supreme Court – The Bar Council

Posted September 30th, 2009 in press releases, Supreme Court by sally

“In the aftermath of the controversy surrounding the opening of the Supreme Court, Lord Bingham will lead a debate which will include any impact to our own constitution. Lord Brennan QC will chair the debate. This is bound to be a stimulating session at the time of this historic change.”

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The Bar Council, 29th September 2009

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Ofsted childminding rules ‘to be reviewed’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 30th, 2009 in children, news by sally

“The Government said it was reviewing the regulations after admitting they may ‘penalise’ hard-working families.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th September 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

ASA bans ads for implying sexual violence and underage sex – The Guardian

Posted September 30th, 2009 in advertising, news by sally

“”Ad watchdog bans three campaigns for demeaning and irresponsible images of women and teenage girls.”

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The Guardian, 30th September 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Family in custody battle over pet sheep – The Times

Posted September 30th, 2009 in news by sally

“A family are in a court custody battle over a pet sheep. Bethan Parkinson, 35, from Buckley, Flintshire, bought the animal for her nine-year-old daughter, Lauren. Last December, while she looked for land on which to keep the sheep, named Lucy, Mrs Parkinson gave it temporarily to an animal sanctuary. When, five months later, she went to collect the ewe, she was told that it had been gifted to the sanctuary and ‘is ours now’.”

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The Times, 30th September 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Don’t cut off internet pirates, urge BT and Carphone Warehouse – The Times

Posted September 30th, 2009 in news by sally

“The two biggest internet service providers vowed yesterday to derail Lord Mandelson’s plans to disconnect persistent internet pirates.”

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The Times, 30th September 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted September 29th, 2009 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Fosh v Cardiff University [2009] EWCA Civ 940 (29 September 2009)

High Court (Administrative Division)

London Secure Services Ltd, R (on the application of) v The Youth Justice Board [2009] EWHC 2347 (Admin) (29 September 2009)

Nagiub v General Medical Council [2009] EWHC 2290 (Admin) (18 August 2009)

Source: www.bailii.org

Nine elderly residents wait for judgment on closure of Underhill House care home – The Times

Posted September 29th, 2009 in news by sally

“One of the UK’s oldest women and eight other residents of a Midlands care home must wait another week to see if they have won their battle to stop its closure after the court case was adjourned today.”

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The Times, 29th September 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

Posted September 29th, 2009 in legislation by sally

The Planning Act 2008 (Commencement No. 3) Order 2009

The Adoptions with a Foreign Element (Amendment) Regulations 2009

The Income-related Benefits (Subsidy to Authorities) (Temporary Accommodation) Amendment Order 2009

The Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 (Commencement No. 11) Order 2009

The Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (Commencement No. 5) Order 2009

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Construction companies to fight OFT after £130m bid-rigging fines – The Times

Posted September 29th, 2009 in news by sally

“The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is facing a wave of appeals by construction companies that were fined nearly £130 million last week for illegally colluding on building contracts.”

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The Times, 28th September 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Audit firms left unprotected against claims of negligence – The Times

Posted September 29th, 2009 in news by sally

“Britain’s big four auditing firms have been left exposed to a surge in negligence claims after the Government refused to limit further the damages they could face.”

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The Times, 28th September 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk