UK woman held in ‘squalid’ cell for more than five years – The Guardian

Posted August 21st, 2013 in human rights, news, prisons, rehabilitation, standards, torture by sally

“Women’s prison in Surrey criticised for ‘inhumane and degrading treatment’ of a prisoner.”

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The Guardian, 21st August 2013

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High Court upholds autonomy over fatherhood for learning disabled man – UK Human Rights Blog

“For the first time a UK court has permitted non therapeutic sterilisation of a male individual who, through learning disabilities, was unable to consent to such a procedure.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 20th August 2013

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Gambling operators face losing their licence for failure to abide by new ‘place of consumption’ tax regime – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 21st, 2013 in advertising, corporation tax, gambling, internet, licensing, news, strict liability by sally

“Gambling operators could lose their licence to advertise and trade in Great Britain if they fail to comply with a new tax regime where liability for UK tax is based on the location of the customer rather than the gambling operator.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th August 2013

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More couples opt for DIY divorce as legal fees rise – LegalVoice

Posted August 21st, 2013 in arbitration, budgets, divorce, expenses, family courts, fees, news by sally

“With the legal fees for a ‘simple’ divorce in London now at £2,500, DIY divorce websites are reporting a sharp rise in the number of couples using their services.”

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LegalVoice, 19th August 2013

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Court proceedings might not be the best way to deal with fracking protests, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 21st, 2013 in climate change, demonstrations, energy, environmental protection, news by sally

“Taking court action to remove protestors from the Sussex site where energy firm Cuadrilla is carrying out exploratory drilling linked to shale gas deposits in the area may not be the most effective course of action, an expert has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th August 2013

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Are Britain’s barristers living on borrowed time? – Daily Telegraph

“It’s a profession that’s been associated with glamour, intrigue and financial gain. But imminent changes to our legal system have criminal lawyers fearing for their livelihoods. Why? And who stands to lose the most? Julia Llewellyn Smith reports.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th August 2013

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DNA tests cannot distinguish identical twins on rape charge – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 21st, 2013 in DNA, families, news, prosecutions, rape by sally

“A pair of identical twins who cannot be told apart by their DNA have both appeared in court charged over the rape of a woman.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th August 2013

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Google trying to evade UK privacy laws, campaigners claim – The Guardian

Privacy campaigners have condemned Google for responding to British users’ claims that it had illicitly tracked their web browsing by claiming that UK laws do not apply to it.

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The Guardian, 19th August 2013

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‘Wrong leg’ fraud case dropped at Exeter Crown Court – BBC News

Posted August 21st, 2013 in benefits, fraud, news by sally

“A man accused of benefits fraud has had his prosecution dropped because the investigations looked at the wrong leg.”

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BBC News, 20th August 2013

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Barrister Nadine Wilson-Ellis jailed for Bristol flat scam – BBC News

Posted August 21st, 2013 in barristers, benefits, documents, fraud, housing, landlord & tenant, news by sally

“A barrister has been sent to prison for seven months after pretending to be an unemployed single mother-of-two to get a council flat which she sub-let.”

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BBC News, 20th August 2013

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Oakwood and Drake Hall prison inmates paid to work in call centres – BBC News

Posted August 21st, 2013 in insurance, news, prisons, rehabilitation, telecommunications by sally

“Convicted criminals in the West Midlands are being paid to work in call centres.”

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BBC News, 21st August 2013

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Man banned from every farm in the country after admitting sex with goat – The Independent

Posted August 21st, 2013 in animal cruelty, news, sexual offences by sally

“A man has been banned from all farms where animals are kept after admitting having sexual intercourse with a goat.”

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The Independent, 20th August 2013

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10 years’ jail for prolific sex attacker Nigel Turner who returned to comfort victim – The Independent

Posted August 21st, 2013 in guilty pleas, news, sentencing, sexual offences, victims, young persons by sally

“A prolific sex attacker who returned to comfort his victim minutes after brutally assaulting her has been jailed for 10 years.”

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The Independent, 20th August 2013

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Theresa May had advance notice of David Miranda detention at Heathrow – The Guardian

“The home secretary has confirmed that she was given advanced notice of the decision by the police to detain David Miranda, the partner of the Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, at Heathrow airport.”

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The Guardian, 20th August 2013

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