Judge forced to revoke jail term after sentencing teenager for wrong crime – The Independent

Posted January 8th, 2013 in news, sentencing, sexual offences, young offenders by sally

“A judge was forced into an embarrassing retreat after he sentenced a teenager for the wrong crime, it emerged today.”

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The Independent, 8th January 2013

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Police chief in high court battle to block successor – The Guardian

Posted January 8th, 2013 in injunctions, judicial review, news, police by sally

“A legal attempt by a chief constable to block the recruitment of his successor has been thrown out by the high court in London.”

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The Guardian, 8th January 2013

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Wales child abuse: Judge appeal to Waterhouse witnesses – BBC News

Posted January 8th, 2013 in child abuse, inquiries, news, Wales, witnesses by sally

“The judge leading a review of an inquiry into sexual abuse at care homes in north Wales has appealed for witnesses to come forward.”

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BBC News, 8th January 2012

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Ned Rocknroll wins Sun photo ban – The Guardian

Posted January 8th, 2013 in media, news, photography, privacy by sally

“Kate Winslet’s husband, Ned Rocknroll, has won his high court bid to prevent the Sun from publishing ’embarrassing’ pictures of him partly naked at a fancy dress party.”

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The Guardian, 8th January 2012

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Legal challenge to put an end to court papers – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 8th, 2013 in case management, courts, documents, news, trials by sally

“Saying you’re going to end the legal world’s reliance on paper sounds almost as audacious a claim as announcing you’re going to stop banks paying bonuses. Graham Smith, however, believes his small London-based business is set to revolutionise the way trials and other hearings are managed all over the world by doing exactly that.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th January 2013

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The price of equality? Gender and the assessment of risk – Cloisters

Posted January 8th, 2013 in equality, insurance, news, pensions, sex discrimination, women by sally

“The financial sector will no longer be allowed to use gender as a determining factor in the assessment of risk and therefore the price of premiums and benefits from Friday 21 December 2012.”

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Cloisters, 19th December 2012

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Equalities: Two Years after the Equality Act 2010 – 11 KBW

“The introduction of the Equality Act 2010 was a landmark in non-discrimination law, bringing together (and making some amendments to) a myriad of different statutory regimes covering various types of protected characteristics. However, such is the nature of litigation, that very little appellate case law has, as yet, had cause to consider the provisions of the Equality Act in any detail. As a result, the very substantial developments which have taken or are taking place recently in the equalities field have tended to arise out of the previous legal regimes, or related regimes such as the European Convention on Human Rights.”

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11 KBW, 20th December 2012

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Command Papers – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted January 8th, 2013 in parliamentary papers by sally

Partnership Agreement on Relations between the Federal Archives of the Federal Republic of Germany and the International Tracing Service, Cm 8525 (PDF)

Consultation on simplifying the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme: Government Response, Cm 8486 (PDF)

Source: www.official-documents.gov.uk

Regina v Sadighpour – WLR Daily

Posted January 8th, 2013 in appeals, burden of proof, crime, defences, immigration, law reports by sally

Regina v Sadighpour [2012] EWCA Crim 2669; [2013] WLR (D) 4

“Section 31(7) of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 did not reiterate a requirement to satisfy an evidential burden, initially imposed by section 31(1) on a defendant in relation to refugee status, even when the Secretary of State had refused an asylum claim, and was apt to cover a situation where there had already been due consideration of the defendant’s claim to refugee status on the merits.”

WLR Daily, 11th December 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Unreliable Evidence – BBC Radio 4

Posted January 8th, 2013 in criminal justice, criminal procedure, delay, evidence, news by sally

“Clive Anderson and top lawyers and judges reveal why the wheels of our legal system turn so slowly and discuss concerns that Government proposals to speed up proceedings in our criminal courts could lead to injustices.”


BBC Radio 4, 2nd January 2013

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Landlord John Tatton forced girl to ‘pay’ for rent in sexual favours – BBC News

Posted January 8th, 2013 in child abuse, landlord & tenant, news, rent, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

“A landlord who forced a teenage girl to ‘pay’ for her rent with sexual favours has been jailed for four years.”

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BBC News, 7th January 2013

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Law Commission Consultation on Marital Property : FLBA Response – Family Law Bar Association

Posted January 8th, 2013 in barristers, consultations, Law Commission, matrimonial home, news by sally

“Download the FLBA Response to the Law Commission Consultation on Matrimonial Property, Needs and Agreements.”

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Family Law Bar Association, 7th January 2013

Source: www.flba.co.uk

Court custody suites criticised by prisons watchdog – BBC News

Posted January 8th, 2013 in courts, news, prisons, reports by sally

“Women and children awaiting trial are being kept too close to men in court custody suites, a watchdog has found.”

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BBC News, 8th January 2013

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Doctors seek court order to carry out abortion on mentally disabled woman – Daily Telegraph

“Doctors are applying for a court order to allow them to carry out an abortion on a mentally disabled woman without her consent.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th January 2013

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