Shop around for legal advice – The Guardian

Posted August 31st, 2011 in alternative business structures, law firms, legal services, news by sally

“While some solicitors regard the legal retail outlets springing up in shopping centres as tacky they can only be good for the public.”

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The Guardian, 31st August 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

London riots: Boy, 11, sentenced over bin theft – BBC News

Posted August 31st, 2011 in news, rehabilitation, sentencing, theft, young offenders by sally

“An 11-year-old has been given an 18-month youth rehabilitation order for stealing a bin during the recent riots.”

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BBC News, 31st August 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted August 31st, 2011 in legislation by sally

The Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011 (Commencement No. 1) Order 2011

The Wireless Telegraphy (Fixed Penalty) Regulations 2011

The Civil Courts (Amendment No. 3) Order 2011

The School Performance Information (Wales) Regulations 2011

The Education (Student Fees, Awards and Support) (Wales) Regulations 2011

The Cockles and Mussels (Specified Area) (Wales) Order 2011

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Hattersley man jailed for life for Peter Boustead murder – BBC News

Posted August 31st, 2011 in murder, news, robbery, sentencing by sally

“A man who admitted robbing and murdering a man at his home in Greater Manchester has been jailed for life.”

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BBC News, 30th August 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Freedom of expression: is filming the police in public a fundamental right? – Hugh Tomlinson QC – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 31st, 2011 in freedom of expression, human rights, news, photography, police, video recordings by sally

“As a number of recent cases have made clear, the filming of policing activity in public places is a vital method of holding police to account. But there have been continuing tensions between the police and photographers over filming police activity. In January 2010 there was a protest in Trafalgar Square by photographers against the use of terrorism laws to stop and search photographers. A campaign called ‘I’m a photographer, not a terrorist’ was launched to protect the rights of those taking photographs in public places.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 31st August 2011

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Swift riot justice ‘sets standard’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 31st, 2011 in criminal justice, news, sentencing, violent disorder by sally

“The speed at which rioters were dealt with in the courts has led a chief constable to question why court cases normally take so long.”

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Daily Telegraph, 31st August 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Dale Farm travellers’ eviction: High Court appeal due – BBC News

Posted August 31st, 2011 in enforcement notices, gipsies, housing, injunctions, local government, news, planning by sally

“A severely ill traveller living on an illegal site in Essex is going to the High Court to try to stop a council evicting her and other residents.”

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BBC News, 31st August 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Some discount voucher adverts have been misleading, advertising watchdog says – OUT-LAW.com

“The UK’s advertising watchdog has resolved more than 50 cases involving discount voucher adverts since March, the watchdog has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 30th August 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

News of World journalists who ordered phone hacking will not be revealed – The Guardian

Posted August 31st, 2011 in anonymity, interception, media, news, police, privacy by sally

“The names of several News of the World journalists who ordered a private detective to hack into mobile phones belonging to six public figures will not be publicly disclosed after Scotland Yard intervened to prevent their publication.”

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The Guardian, 30th August 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Blackpool mother jailed over indecent photos of girl – BBC News

Posted August 31st, 2011 in indecent photographs of children, news, sentencing by sally

“A mother who took indecent photographs of a young girl and distributed them when she was heavily pregnant has been jailed for two years.”

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BBC News, 30th August 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Electoral Commission rules out inquiry into NI payments to Andy Coulson – The Guardian

Posted August 31st, 2011 in conflict of interest, elections, media, news, political parties by sally

“The Conservative party will not face an official inquiry into allegations that it broke electoral law by failing to declare News International’s payments to its former head of communications, Andy Coulson, after the elections watchdog concluded that there was insufficient evidence of a breach.”

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The Guardian, 30th August 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Mr Justice Moylan gives a boost to spouses with inherited wealth – Zenith Chambers

Posted August 30th, 2011 in divorce, financial provision, news by sally

“In a recent decision in the High Court (reported in the press 12.8.11; judgment not yet available) Mr Justice Moylan has given encouragement to spouses who seek to preserve inherited or pre-acquired wealth.”

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Zenith Chambers, 30th August 2011

Source: www.zenithchambers.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted August 30th, 2011 in legislation by sally

The Criminal Defence Service (Funding) (Amendment) Order 2011

The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted August 30th, 2011 in law reports by sally

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Iqbal v Mansoor & Ors [2011] EWHC 2261 (QB) (26 August 2011)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Elvington Park Ltd & Anor, R (on the application of) v The Crown Court At York [2011] EWHC 2213 (Admin) (26 August 2011)

Scarth (The Living Man) v Governor of HM Prison Armley & Anor [2011] EWHC 2269 (Admin) (26 August 2011)

Modhej, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for Justice [2011] EWHC 2267 (Admin) (26 August 2011)

Massey v Governor of HM Prison Liverpool & Anor [2011] EWHC 2270 (Admin) (26 August 2011)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Deutsche Bank Ag v Tongkah Harbour Public Company Ltd [2011] EWHC 2251 (Comm) (24 August 2011)

British Arab Commercial Bank Plc v The National Transitional Council of the State of Libya [2011] EWHC 2274 (Comm) (26 August 2011)

Star Reefers Pool Inc v JFC Group Co Ltd [2011] EWHC 2204 (Comm) (23 August 2011)

Source: www.bailii.org

Former policeman guilty of assault during arrest – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 30th, 2011 in assault, news, police, sentencing by sally

“A judge has warned a former police officer that he may be jailed after being found guilty of assaulting a man he was trying to arrest.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th August 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Crime victims in Europe to get extra protection – Ministry of Justice

Posted August 30th, 2011 in EC law, news, victims by sally

“Britons who are victims of crime in another EU country will get a guaranteed level of support, Justice Minister Nick Herbert said today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 26th August 2011

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

No new social network banning powers being sought, Government says – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 30th, 2011 in internet, investigatory powers, news by sally

“The Government is not seeking new powers to ban the use of social networking, the Home Office has said, according to media reports.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 26th August 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

Cardiff Asbo for Agripina Gheorge, 74, over begging – BBC News

Posted August 30th, 2011 in ASBOs, news by sally

“A woman has been banned from begging in Cardiff as a result of an anti-social behaviour order (Asbo) imposed on her for three years.”

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BBC News, 30th August 2011

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Company breached contract by sending mis-targeted marketing material without consent, High Court rules – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 30th, 2011 in advertising, contracts, news by sally

“A company was entitled to terminate a marketing contract when the other company sent marketing emails to people from a bought-in, rather than just its own, mailing list, the High Court has ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 29th August 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

Isle of Wight sex offender prison plan ‘bad for image’ – BBC News

Posted August 30th, 2011 in news, prisons, sexual offences by sally

“Fears have been raised that plans to house only sex offenders in all three prisons on the Isle of Wight could damage the island’s image.”

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BBC News, 26th August 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk