Injunction over Meriden travellers’ site – BBC News

Posted May 21st, 2010 in gipsies, injunctions, local government, news, planning by sally

“A High Court injunction has been won by a council to stop travellers building on land they own in a village.”

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BBC News, 21st May 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Judge-only trials should be an option for serious organised crimes – The Guardian

Posted May 21st, 2010 in crime, fraud, news, trial without jury by sally

“Trial by jury has become a central feature of the coalition agreement policy on civil liberties ‑ but is it time for reform?”

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The Guardian, 21st May 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Sex blogger wins libel case against Independent on Sunday – The Guardian

Posted May 21st, 2010 in defamation, media, news by sally

“Author Zoe Margolis has been awarded damages over newspaper’s ‘hooker’ headline.”

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The Guardian, 21st May 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

7/7 inquests to probe MI5 and police role – BBC News

Posted May 21st, 2010 in inquests, intelligence services, news, police by sally

“Inquests into the deaths of 52 people killed in the 7/7 bombings will examine the alleged failings of MI5 in the run-up to the attacks, a coroner has ruled.”

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BBC News, 21st May 2010

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Social services condemned over death of girl found hanged – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 21st, 2010 in child cruelty, news, social services by sally

“Social workers responsible for looking after an eight-year-old girl found hanged in her bedroom after weeks of neglect were poorly trained and over-worked, a report found.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st May 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Three jailed over Blackberry killing – The Independent

Posted May 21st, 2010 in closed circuit television, murder, news, robbery, sentencing by sally

“Three robbers were jailed for nine years each today for killing a man for his BlackBerry phone which they sold for £60 and a chicken dinner.”

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The Independent, 21st May 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Rape and torture robber jailed indefinitely – The Independent

Posted May 21st, 2010 in news, rape, robbery, sentencing, torture by sally

“A violent robber who was part of a gang that raped and tortured a couple in their home in a ‘horrendous and barbaric attack’ was jailed indefinitely for the public protection today.”

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The Independent, 21st May 2010

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Care home boss Rachel Baker jailed for killing resident – BBC News

Posted May 21st, 2010 in care homes, drug abuse, drug offences, news, sentencing by sally

“A former care home manager who stole drugs from residents to feed her own addiction has been jailed for 10 years for killing an elderly woman.”

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BBC News, 21st May 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted May 21st, 2010 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

L’Oreal SA & Ors v Bellure NV & Ors [2010] EWCA Civ 535 (21 May 2010)

Re W (Children) [2010] EWCA Civ 537 (20 May 2010)

Groveholt Ltd v Hughes & Anor [2010] EWCA Civ 538 (20 May 2010)

MJ (Angola) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2010] EWCA Civ 557 (20 May 2010)

Condron, R (on the application of) v Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council & Ors [2010] EWCA Civ 534 (20 May 2010)

Nessa v London Borough of Tower Hamlets [2010] EWCA Civ 559 (20 May 2010)

Brown, R (on the application of) v Stobart Air Ltd. [2010] EWCA Civ 523 (19 May 2010)

Churchill Insurance Company Ltd v Wilkinson & Ors [2010] EWCA Civ 556 (19 May 2010)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Basso & Anor v R [2010] EWCA Crim 1119 (19 May 2010)

High Court (Administrative Court)

The Civil Aviation Authority v Travel Republic Ltd [2010] EWHC 1151 (Admin) (20 May 2010)

Tegni Cymru Cyf v The Welsh Ministers & Anor [2010] EWHC 1106 (Admin) (20 May 2010)

Dudko v The Government of the Russian Federation [2010] EWHC 1125 (Admin) (19 May 2010)

Khan v Government of the United States of America [2010] EWHC 1127 (Admin) (19 May 2010)

Save Britain’s Heritage, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government & Ors [2010] EWHC 979 (Admin) (14 May 2010)

Sandler v General Medical Council [2010] EWHC 1029 (Admin) (14 May 2010)

Leeds Unique Education Ltd (t/a Leeds Professional College) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2010] EWHC 1030 (Admin) (14 May 2010)

Doubtfire & Anor, R (on the application of) v West Mercia Police Authority & Anor [2010] EWHC 980 (Admin) (14 May 2010)

 High Court (Chancery Division)

Cadogan Petroleum Plc & Ors v Tolley & Ors [2010] EWHC 1107 (Ch) (18 May 2010)

 Littlewoods Retail Ltd & Ors v HM Revenue and Customs [2010] EWHC 1071 (Ch) (19 May 2010)

Barclays Bank Plc v Nylon Capital LLP [2010] EWHC 1139 (Ch) (19 May 2010)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Pineway Ltd v London Mining Company Ltd & Anor [2010] EWHC 1143 (Comm) (20 May 2010)

High Court (Family Division)

ES v AJ & Anor [2010] EWHC 1113 (Fam) (19 May 2010)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Swain v Geoffrey Osborne Ltd & Anor [2010] EWHC 1108 (QB) (19 May 2010)

Source: www.bailii.org

Class action protocol drawn up for NHS litigation – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 21st, 2010 in class actions, doctors, hospitals, negligence, news by sally

“Lawyers have agreed an innovative collaboration process to handle a class action against a Liverpool hospital that is designed to save the NHS millions of pounds.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 20th May 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Court of Appeal rules on plea bargain sentencing – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 21st, 2010 in fraud, news, plea bargaining, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

“White-collar criminals sentenced to a year or less in jail should have their sentences suspended if they cooperate fully with related fraud investigations, the Court of Appeal ruled last week.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 20th May 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Opening Remarks at Criminal Bar Association Conference – Speech by The Rt Hon Lord Justice Leveson

Posted May 21st, 2010 in barristers, sentencing, speeches by sally

“Opening Remarks at Criminal Bar Association Conference – Speech by The Rt Hon Lord Justice Leveson, 8th May 2010.”

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 18th May 2010

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Update on child detention – UK Border Agency

Posted May 21st, 2010 in children, detention, immigration, press releases by sally

“The government is committed to ending the detention of children for immigration purposes. We can announce that Immigration Minister Damian Green will be leading a wide-ranging review to achieve this, setting out plans in the coming months.”

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UK Border Agency, 15th May 2010

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

On-demand ads must be controlled, says regulator – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 21st, 2010 in advertising, children, media, news by sally

“Advertisers and broadcasters must make sure that viewing of their adverts is as controlled on video-on-demand (VOD) services as it is when traditionally broadcast, advertising regulator the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th May 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

Rape case anonymity for defendants would be insult to victims, say activists – The Guardian

Posted May 21st, 2010 in anonymity, news, rape by sally

“Plans to ban identification of men accused of rape suggests victims of sexual violence do not matter, say campaigners.”

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The Guardian, 20th May 2010

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‘Incompetent’ forger jailed for fake notes in Wrexham – BBC News

Posted May 21st, 2010 in forgery, news, sentencing by sally

“An ‘incompetent’ forger who photocopied Scottish £10 notes and used them in Wrexham shops has been jailed for two years.”

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BBC News, 20th May 2010

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Rape conviction for sex offender struck off nursing register – The Guardian

Posted May 21st, 2010 in news, nurses, obtaining property by deception, rape, sexual offences by sally

“A sex attacker who was struck off the nursing register 14 years ago was today found guilty of rape and sexual assaults on patients in London.”

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The Guardian, 20th May 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Torture claims investigation ordered by William Hague – The Guardian

Posted May 21st, 2010 in inquiries, intelligence services, news, torture by sally

“A judge will investigate claims that British intelligence agencies were complicit in the torture of terror suspects,  William Hague, the foreign secretary, said tonight.”

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The Guardian, 20th May 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Widower to sue Lincolnshire hospital trust over death – BBC News

Posted May 21st, 2010 in hospitals, medical treatment, negligence, news by sally

“The widower of a Lincolnshire woman who died after doctors missed a six-inch piece of plastic embedded in her buttock has begun legal action.”

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BBC News, 19th May 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Boys, 10 and 11, will not testify in rape trial – BBC News

Posted May 21st, 2010 in attempts, children, news, rape, young offenders by sally

“Two boys on trial for raping an eight-year-old girl will not be giving evidence, it has been confirmed.”

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BBC News, 19th May 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk