Woman ordered to stop posting images of two-year-old granddaughter in Facebook ‘campaign’ after she was taken into care – The Independent

Posted January 28th, 2014 in anonymity, care orders, children, grandparents, news by sally

‘A woman has been ordered to stop an online “campaign” against a court’s decision to take her two-year-old granddaughter into care.’

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The Independent, 28th January 2014

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted January 28th, 2014 in legislation by sally

The Non-Domestic Rating (Designated Areas) Regulations 2014

The Costs in Criminal Cases (Legal Costs) (Exceptions) Regulations 2014

The Civil Legal Aid (Merits Criteria) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

The Uplands Transitional Payment Regulations 2014

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Ian Watkins verdict: How did he coerce Woman A and Woman B? – Barristers’ Hub

Posted January 28th, 2014 in child abuse, duress, harassment, news by sally

‘Ian Watkins was sentenced to 35 years’ imprisonment for a series of child sex offences, including the attempted rape of a baby, on the 18th of December 2013. His co-defendants, known as Woman A and Woman B, also received lengthy custodial sentences: 14 years and 17 years respectively.’

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Barristers’ Hub, 27th January 2014

Source: www.barristershub.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted January 28th, 2014 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Harvey & Ors, R v [2014] EWCA Crim 54 (24 January 2014)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Core Issues Trust, R (On the Application Of) v Transport for London & Anor [2014] EWCA Civ 34 (27 January 2014)

C v North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust (Rev 1) [2014] EWHC 61 (QB) (23 January 2014)

Tracey, R (on the application of) v Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust & Ors [2014] EWCA Civ 33 (24 January 2014)

ZZ v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWCA Civ 7 (24 January 2014)

S (A Child) , Re [2014] EWCA Civ 25 (24 January 2014)

Rajaratnam v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWCA Civ 8 (24 January 2014)

Miller v Associated Newspapers Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 39 (24 January 2014)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Mohammed, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWHC 98 (Admin) (27 January 2014)

Miller Homes Limited, R (On the Application Of) v Leeds City Council [2014] EWHC 82 (Admin) (27 January 2014)

Department of Work and Pensions v Kole- Emmanuel [2013] EWHC 4368 (Admin) (26 June 2013)

Islington Borough Council v Secretary of State for Communities And Local Government & Anor [2014] EWHC 62 (Admin) (24 January 2014)

South Yorkshire Police, R (on the application of) v Sheffield Crown Court & Anor [2014] EWHC 81 (Admin) (24 January 2014)

Chowdhury, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWHC 59 (Admin) (24 January 2014)

Trafford v Blackpool Borough Council [2014] EWHC 85 (Admin) (24 January 2014)

Source: www.bailii.org

Childhood memories can be deceptive – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 28th, 2014 in children, news, witnesses by sally

‘The brain may fill in gaps when it cannot remember details from childhood, according to study which could have important implications for court cases.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th January 2014

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Escalating legal fees – why family judges need to “get a grip” – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted January 28th, 2014 in case management, civil procedure rules, costs, family courts, fees, news by sally

‘Legal fees in family proceedings hit the headlines with Young v Young – the now infamous seven year divorce case which saw £6.5m spent on one side’s legal costs alone.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 27th January 2014

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

Man and woman jailed for trafficking two prostitutes – BBC News

Posted January 28th, 2014 in news, prostitution, sentencing, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘A man and a woman have been jailed for trafficking two Czech women to Cardiff to work as prostitutes.’

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BBC News, 27th January 2014

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Baby dies of rickets from vegetarian mother – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 28th, 2014 in child cruelty, Christianity, food, guilty pleas, health, homicide, news by sally

‘Couple told they could face jail after admitting manslaughter of their son Ndingeko, who died from rickets after his parents insisted on strict eating regime as part of their religion.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th January 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Missing terrorist suspect appeals against movement restriction – The Guardian

‘A terrorist suspect who went missing after changing into a burka at a mosque has begun an appeal against measures taken against him to protect the public.’

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The Guardian, 27th January 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Met Police custody healthcare a ‘major problem’ – BBC News

Posted January 28th, 2014 in death in custody, detention, duty of care, health, London, news, nurses, police, reports by sally

‘The Met Police is struggling to provide adequate medical staffing to assess and treat detainees in their custody, according to a new report.’

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BBC News, 28th January 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Prosecutors ‘behaving ludicrously’ in case of alleged undercover officer – The Guardian

Posted January 28th, 2014 in assault, miscarriage of justice, news, police, private hearings, prosecutions by sally

‘Prosecutors have been accused of behaving “ludicrously” by concealing the cause of a miscarriage of justice in which an undercover police officer is alleged to have used his fake identity in court to hide his covert infiltration.’

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The Guardian, 27th January 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Veiled Muslim woman will not give evidence – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 28th, 2014 in evidence, freedom of expression, intimidation, Islam, news by sally

‘Woman on trial on witness intimidation charges who was told to remove full-face veil if she wanted to take to the witness box decides not to give evidence.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th January 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Hospital payout for girl’s glue injection – BBC News

Posted January 28th, 2014 in children, damages, medical treatment, news, personal injuries by sally

‘A 10-year-old girl who was left brain damaged after she was accidentally injected with glue in her brain is to receive a multimillion-pound payout.’

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BBC News, 27th January 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk