Consultation launched on Judicial discipline regulations – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted March 1st, 2012 in complaints, consultations, judiciary, press releases by tracey

“The Office for Judicial Complaints (OJC) has launched a consultation on proposed changes to the rules and regulations governing the procedures concerning the handling of complaints and discipline of judges today.”

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 29th February 2012

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

 

Attracting the brightest and best migrant workers – Home Office

Posted March 1st, 2012 in employment, immigration, press releases, visas by tracey

“Tougher rules for migrant workers on temporary work visas will mean only the brightest and best can apply to settle in the UK. Immigration Minister Damian Green today announced new settlement rules that will break the link between migrants coming here to work and staying forever. The amount of time they can stay will now be capped at six years to prevent temporary work routes being abused.”

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Home Office, 29th February 2012

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Broadcasters cannot unduly discriminate between advertisers under new Ofcom rules – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 1st, 2012 in advertising, codes of practice, media, news by tracey

“Television broadcasters are prohibited from unduly discriminating between advertisers looking to market on their service under new rules introduced by Ofcom.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 29th February 2012

Source: www.out-law.com

Regulators may not be able to enforce data protection regime outside of EU, ICO says – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 1st, 2012 in data protection, EC law, enforcement, news by tracey

“Regulators will not be able to hold companies based outside the EU accountable to proposed new data protection laws unless current enforcement mechanisms are changed, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 29th February 2012

Source: www.out-law.com

No solicitors make the silk round – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 1st, 2012 in diversity, legal profession, news, queen's counsel, solicitors by tracey

“Not a single solicitor was among the 88 new Queen’s Counsel appointments announced today. Of the 214 applicants, only two came from solicitor advocates; neither was successful. Since 2008, six solicitors have been made QC. Last year two out of the five who applied were successful, while in the previous competition one from the 10 who applied succeeded. Dame Joan Higgins, chair of the QC selection panel, said: ‘The panel is concerned that there appears to be considerable hesitancy on the part of solicitor advocates to apply for silk, even where they may be well qualified to do so.’”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 29th February 2012

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Government announces legal aid concessions – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 1st, 2012 in bills, domestic violence, legal aid, negligence, news by tracey

“The government has made two key concessions demanded by opponents of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders bill, days before the legislation enters report stage in the House of Lords.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 29th February 2012

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Three people jailed over Gagandip Singh revenge death – BBC News

Posted March 1st, 2012 in grievous bodily harm, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

“Three people have been jailed over the death of a TV executive who was beaten and left to die in a burning car.”

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BBC News, 29th February 2012

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London riots: Mark Duggan family not told of death – BBC News

Posted March 1st, 2012 in complaints, homicide, news, police, violent disorder by tracey

“The police watchdog has upheld a complaint by the family of Mark Duggan that they were not told he had been shot dead by officers in London.”

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BBC News, 29th February 2012

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‘Crash for cash’ mother jailed leaving behind baby – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 1st, 2012 in contempt of court, fraud, insurance, news, personal injuries, sentencing by tracey

“A mother has been jailed for claiming she suffered whiplash injuries in a fictitious car crash after her insurers took her to court in the first case of its kind.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th February 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk