HM Advocate v P – WLR Daily

HM Advocate v P [2011] UKSC 44; [2011] WLR (D) 290

“There was no absolute rule that evidence which had been obtained from an accused who had been questioned by police when he had not been given access to legal advice, but which existed independently of his answers, was inadmissible.”

WLR Daily, 6th October 2011

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Jonathan Djanogly faces inquiries into legal aid profits – The Guardian

Posted October 12th, 2011 in bills, conflict of interest, government departments, inquiries, legal aid, news by sally

“Jonathan Djanogly, the justice minister, has admitted for the first time to MPs that inquiries had been launched by his own department and the Cabinet Office following an investigation by the Guardian that revealed he could personally profit from changes he was piloting in the Commons.”

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The Guardian, 11th October 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Supreme Court says forced marriage rules are unlawful – BBC News

Posted October 12th, 2011 in families, forced marriages, human rights, immigration, news by sally

“A government ban on non-EU foreign spouses under the age of 21 entering the UK is unlawful, judges have ruled.”

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BBC News, 12th October 2011

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Guardian pursues challenge to secrecy of criminal justice system – The Guardian

Posted October 12th, 2011 in appeals, bribery, criminal justice, disclosure, extradition, media, news by sally

“The Guardian’s efforts to win the right to see a set of key documents in a controversial extradition case continued today (11 October) at the court of appeal, where judges indicated they were minded to allow the paper an opportunity to appeal a High Court decision.”

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The Guardian, 11th October 2011

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Dale Farm: High Court ruling on eviction due – BBC News

Posted October 12th, 2011 in enforcement notices, gipsies, judicial review, news by sally

“Residents at Dale Farm, the UK’s largest illegal travellers’ site will learn later if they have won their High Court battle against eviction.”

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BBC News, 12th October 20111

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Rio Ferdinand stalker loses appeal against conviction – The Guardian

Posted October 12th, 2011 in appeals, harassment, news, restraining orders by sally

“A woman who was convicted of stalking Manchester United footballer Rio Ferdinand has had her appeal dismissed after she failed to appear at the court hearing.”

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The Guardian, 11th October 2011

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Anger over release of Portsmouth paedophile Tracy Lyons – BBC News

Posted October 12th, 2011 in child abuse, early release, indecent photographs of children, news by sally

“A children’s charity has expressed anger after a female paedophile was released from prison nine months after her conviction.”

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BBC News, 11th October 2011

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Freedoms Bill may infringe on individuals’ privacy rights, Parliamentary committee says – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 12th, 2011 in bills, data protection, DNA, human rights, news, police, privacy by sally

“Parts of a proposed civil rights law threaten the UK’s compliance with human rights obligations and infringe on individuals’ rights, Parliament’s Human Rights Joint Committee has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th October 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

Jackson calls for action on contingency legal aid fund – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 12th, 2011 in barristers, legal aid, news by sally

“The ‘time is ripe for action’ on creating a Contingency Legal Aid Fund (CLAF), according to Lord Justice Jackson, architect of the government’s reforms of civil litigation costs. ‘There is clearly a strong will among many in the legal profession to make such a scheme work,’ he said.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 11th October 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Retiring Supreme Court president defends human rights – BBC News

Posted October 12th, 2011 in human rights, news, Supreme Court by sally

“The founding president of the UK’s Supreme Court, Lord Phillips, has defended the Human Rights Act as he announces his retirement.”

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BBC News, 11th October 2011

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Private Eye editor defends use of subterfuge in investigative reporting – The Guardian

Posted October 12th, 2011 in freedom of expression, inquiries, internet, media, news, privacy by sally

“The editor of Private Eye told peers on Tuesday that the sex lives of well-known figures can be a legitimate subject of journalistic investigation.”

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The Guardian, 11th October 2011

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Police to track criminals whose DNA is not on database – BBC News

Posted October 12th, 2011 in bills, disclosure, DNA, homicide, news, police, sexual offences by sally

“Police could take DNA samples from up to 13,000 people convicted of serious offences like murder, manslaughter and rape, whose profiles are not on record.”

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BBC News, 11th October 2011

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Decisions, decisions: the best case scenario – The Guardian

Posted October 12th, 2011 in diversity, equality, inquiries, judiciary, news, Supreme Court by sally

“Not every supreme court justice need be a judge – or even a barrister.”

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The Guardian, 11th October 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Supreme Court Court backs asbestos compensation law – BBC News

Posted October 12th, 2011 in asbestos, compensation, health & safety, human rights, insurance, news by sally

“The UK Supreme Court has backed the right of people in Scotland to claim damages for the asbestos-related condition pleural plaques.”

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BBC News, 12th October 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

The child with two mothers and two fathers who went to court over her – The Guardian

“A high court judge’s ruling reveals the importance of deciding on parental roles before embarking on artificial insemination.”

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The Guardian, 11th October 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Bar Council Warns: European Sales Law is Double Whammy of Increased Costs and Less Certainty – The Bar Council

Posted October 12th, 2011 in consumer protection, contracts, EC law, news, sale of goods, small businesses by sally

“The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, has warned of the dangers of adopting a European Sales Law, the latest legislative proposal by the European Commission which would introduce a second contract law into the laws of all Member States.”

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The Bar Council, 11th October 2011

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk