Rioter’s sentence reduced after appeal – The Independent

Posted October 6th, 2011 in appeals, burglary, news, sentencing, violent disorder, young offenders by sally

“The detention of a 17-year-old rioting drama student was upheld today by an appeal judge but his sentence was halved.”

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The Independent, 6th October 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

The Dale Farm Evictions – Garden Court Chambers Blog

Posted October 6th, 2011 in gipsies, human rights, local government, news, repossession by sally

“As we await the latest court judgment, Marina Sergides analyses the legal and social aspects of the Dale Farm case.”

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Garden Court Chambers Blog, 6th October 2011

Source: www.gclaw.wordpress.com

Force majeure clauses should be focussed and used to cement, not undermine, customer relationships, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 6th, 2011 in contracts, news by sally

“OPINION: Things go wrong in business – what matters is how a company reacts when they do.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 6th October 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

Bus driver jailed for causing death of Finlay Connor, 6 – BBC News

Posted October 6th, 2011 in accidents, dangerous driving, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

“A school bus driver has been jailed for causing the death of a six-year-old boy by dangerous driving.”

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BBC News, 6th October 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Command Papers – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted October 6th, 2011 in parliamentary papers by sally

Memorandum to the Home Affairs Committee Post-legislative assessment of the Police and Justice Act 2006, Cm 8195 (PDF)

The Antarctic Treaty, Cm 8197 (PDF)

Source: www.official-documents.gov.uk

Criminal justice system failing mentally ill – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 6th, 2011 in criminal justice, mental health, news, recidivists, suicide by sally

“Some 90% of prisoners in England and Wales suffer from mental health problems and upon release are up to 36 times more likely to kill themselves than the general population, a report has revealed.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 6th October 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Advertising watchdog will report record complaint figures following extension of its remit – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 6th, 2011 in advertising, complaints, internet, news, statistics by sally

“The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has said that it is set to report record annual complaints figures as a result of changes to its responsibilities earlier this year. It said that almost one third of complaints are now about online advertising falling under its extended remit.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th October 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

Guardian Focus podcast: squatters’ rights – The Guardian

Posted October 6th, 2011 in homelessness, podcasts, squatting by sally

“Hugh Muir examines whether home owners need more protection from squatters – and what effect criminalisation will have on the homeless.”

Podcast

The Guardian, 6th October 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Keynote address – EWI Annual Conference 2011 – Speech by Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, Master of the Rolls

Posted October 6th, 2011 in evidence, expert witnesses, immunity, speeches by sally

Keynote address – EWI Annual Conference 2011 (PDF)

Speech by Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, Master of the Rolls

EWI Annual Conference, 5th October 2011

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

New vetting of solicitors procedure ‘unfair’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 6th, 2011 in cautions, news, solicitors, Solicitors Regulation Authority, vetting by sally

“New rules take effect today that could see aspiring solicitors barred from entering the profession because of a police caution or penalty notice.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 6th October 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Grieve: stop spreading lies about Human Rights Act – The Independent

Posted October 6th, 2011 in attorney general, human rights, legislation, media, news by sally

“The Attorney General has reignited Tory tensions over the Human Rights Act by insisting it had been beneficial for Britain and condemning the ‘hysterical untruths’ printed by newspapers about its perverse effects. Dominic Grieve was speaking after Theresa May, the Home Secretary, mounted an attack on the Act, telling the Manchester conference that a Bolivian immigrant had successfully resisted deportation because of his pet cat.”

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The Independent, 6th October 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Judge who awarded injured schoolboy rugby player £50,000 ‘not in realistic world’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 6th, 2011 in appeals, compensation, health & safety, news, sport by sally

“A court’s decision to award £50,000 compensation to a schoolboy rugby player after he was injured by on-field debris has sparked calls for judges to ‘live in a realistic world.'”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th October 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

LSC Bar Bulletin – The Bar Council

Posted October 6th, 2011 in barristers, fees, legal services, news by sally

“On 3 August, the Bar Council posted a news item on its website updating the profession on the payment of advocates’ criminal graduated fees by the Legal Services Commission (LSC). That news item detailed efforts being made by the LSC to help resolve payment problems.”

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The Bar Council, 6th October 2011

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Giving the victim a voice – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted October 6th, 2011 in EC law, news, sentencing, victims by sally

“Victims of crime in England and Wales have no say when it comes to the sentencing of offenders, as the rule of law demands that victims do not dictate justice. Whilst this does not preclude the views of the victim from being taken into consideration, insofar as the consequences of the crime upon the victim can be highlighted, victims do not and should not have a decisive voice.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 5th October 2011

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

Attorney General: current Government policy on economic crime – Attorney General’s Office

Posted October 6th, 2011 in attorney general, bribery, fraud, national crime agency, speeches by sally

Attorney General: current Government policy on economic crime

Speech by Attorney General Dominic Grieve QC MP

Attorney General’s Office, 5th September 2011

Source: www.attorneygeneral.gov.uk

Magna Carta and the Judges – Realising the vision – Speech by the Right Honourable Lady Justice Arden DBE

Posted October 6th, 2011 in judiciary, magna carta, speeches by sally

Magna Carta and the Judges – Realising the vision (PDF)

Speech by the Right Honourable Lady Justice Arden DBE

Royal Holloway, June 2011

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Mock ‘ecocide’ trial – video – The Guardian

Posted October 6th, 2011 in energy, environmental protection, international law, news, trials by sally

“Top lawyers put fossil fuel bosses on trial in the UK’s supreme court to explore whether environmental destruction could be considered an international crime.”

Video

The Guardian, 5th October 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Criminal justice system ‘wasteful’, says Law Society report – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 6th, 2011 in criminal justice, news, reports by sally

“Better procedures and improved communication between prosecution and defence could reduce delays and waste in the criminal justice system, according to a Law Society report.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 5th October 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Power and property – a Privy Council ruling grapples with the extent of settlors’ rights – Legal Week

Posted October 6th, 2011 in news, Privy Council, trusts by sally

“XXIV Old Buildings’ Stephen Moverley Smith QC on the impact of a ruling over the powers of a trust’s settlor.”

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Legal Week, 6th October 2011

Source: www.legalweek.com

Father of Josie Russell steps forward as one of 13 new hacking claimants – The Independent

“The father of Josie Russell, who survived a frenzied hammer attack in which her sister and mother were killed, is suing News International over alleged phone hacking by the News of the World, it emerged yesterday.”

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The Independent, 6th October 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk