Convicted paedophile walks free because prison ‘would make him more dangerous’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 14th, 2012 in detention, indecent photographs of children, news, prisons, rehabilitation by sally

“A man convicted of child porn offences has walked free from court as the judge ruled sending him to prison would make him ‘dangerous’, in a dilemma the judiciary ‘face again and again’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th August 2012


Trial by Twitter – The Guardian

Posted August 14th, 2012 in internet, law reports, news by sally

“As their papers go weekly or move online, court reporters are embracing Twitter.”

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The Guardian, 14th August 2012


Court of Appeal Clarifies the Law on Holiday Pay for Sick Workers – Harwicke Chambers

Posted August 14th, 2012 in appeals, employment, holiday pay, news, sick leave by sally

“In the recent decision of NHS Leeds v Larner [2012] EWCA Civ 1034, the Court of Appeal confirmed that workers on sick leave are entitled to carry forward unused statutory holiday entitlement without needing to submit a formal request to do so.”

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Hardwicke Chambers, 7th August 2012


Public Law and Article 8 at Eviction Stage – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted August 14th, 2012 in armed forces, disabled persons, housing, news, repossession by sally

“On 30th July 2012 Ingrid Simler QC, sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge, handed down judgment in JL-v- (1) Secretary of State for Defence (2) Leeds City Council (Interested Party) [2012] EWHC 2216 (Admin).”

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Hardwicke Chambers, 6th August 2012


Directors cannot form part of an “organised grouping of employees” for the purposes TUPE, tribunal holds –

“Directors of a charity cannot form part of an ‘organised grouping of employees’ and so cannot take advantage of certain legal protections when the service they provide is taken in-house, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has found.”

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A modern legal regime for protecting and managing wildlife – Law Commission

Posted August 14th, 2012 in animals, consultations, environmental protection, news by sally

“In a consultation opening today, the Law Commission is seeking views on how wildlife law should be modernised and simplified.”

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Law Commission, 14th August 2012


Related link: Wildlife: a consultation (PDF)

Justice Denied: The Greatest Scandal? – BBC Panorama

Posted August 14th, 2012 in news, perverting the course of justice, police, prosecutions by sally

“The case of the Cardiff Three – wrongly convicted of murder in 1992 – refuses to go away. Twenty years after a BBC Panorama investigation helped to clear the original men, the same team returns to investigate why the trial against the police officers accused of perverting the course of justice collapsed last year, and asks: is this the biggest scandal in British legal history?”


BBC Panorama, 13th August 2012


Command Papers –

Posted August 14th, 2012 in parliamentary papers by sally

Agreement for the Establishment of the African Legal Support Facility, Cm 8427 (PDF)