Phone hacking: Rebekah Brooks’s husband loses £600,000 costs claim – The Guardian

‘Rebekah Brooks’s husband Charlie has lost his bid to recover the £600,000 in legal fees he incurred as a result of being a co-defendant in the phone-hacking trial.’

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The Guardian, 15th October 2014

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Are murder laws sexist? – BBC News

Posted October 16th, 2014 in defences, murder, news, provocation, sex discrimination by sally

‘In much of the UK, men on trial for killing their partner are no longer allowed to use the excuse of provocation. But are judges following the spirit of the law designed to eliminate sexism from the judicial process?’

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BBC News, 15th October 2014

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Tasers used by police more than 10,000 times last year – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 16th, 2014 in firearms, news, police, statistics by sally

‘New figures show the controversial weapons were drawn or fired 10,488 times in England and Wales in the 12 months to the end of June.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th October 2014

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Cellar slave girl: Salford couple must pay victim £100,000 – BBC News

‘A deaf girl from Pakistan kept as a slave for nine years by a millionaire couple from Salford is to receive £100,000 in compensation.’

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BBC News, 15th October 2014

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‘Prolific’ thief banned from all London drinking venues for 25 years in first Asbo of its kind – The Independent

Posted October 16th, 2014 in ASBOs, licensed premises, London, news, recidivists, sentencing, theft by sally

‘A man has been banned from every drinking establishment in Greater London for 25 years after admitting numerous thefts.’

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The Independent, 15th October 2014

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Rapes increase by 29% as overall crime falls in England and Wales – BBC News

Posted October 16th, 2014 in crime, news, rape, statistics by sally

‘The number of rapes reported to and recorded by police in England and Wales are at their highest ever level, police figures have shown.’

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BBC News, 16th October 2014

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Show us your evidence, Society tells MoJ consultation – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Law Society has urged the Ministry of Justice to release for formal consultation a report on the criminal legal aid market which casts doubt on its controversial reform proposals.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 14th October 2014

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Judy Finnigan and the danger of belittling rape – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted October 16th, 2014 in media, news, rape, victims, violence by sally

‘The broadcaster Judy Finnigan has been the cynosure of all eyes after ill-considered remarks she made on ITV’s “Loose Women” show on Monday 13 October 2014, when referring to convicted rapist and sometime Wales international and Sheffield United footballer Ched Evans.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 15th October 2014

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Court of Appeal fires warning over lengthy skeleton arguments – Litigation Futures

Posted October 16th, 2014 in appeals, courts, delay, news by sally

‘Lord Justice Jackson has led the Court of Appeal in issuing a stark warning to advocates over submitting lengthy skeleton arguments, with his fellow judges making it clear that there will be no special treatment of Commercial Court litigation.’

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Litigation Futures, 16th October 2014

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Judge blasts Southwark Council for evicting Sudanese tenant and destroying all of his possessions – The Independent

Posted October 16th, 2014 in damages, housing, local government, news, repossession by sally

‘Housing officers conspired to unlawfully evict a Sudanese refugee from his council flat and destroy his possessions, including memory sticks holding thousands of hours of work, before then covering up their wrongdoing, a judge has ruled.’

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The Independent, 16th October 2014

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CPS tells George Galloway he faces no charges over ‘Israel-free zone’ speech – The Guardian

Posted October 16th, 2014 in inciting racial hatred, news, prosecutions, speeches by sally

‘George Galloway will not face charges over a speech he made in August declaring Bradford an “Israel-free zone”.’

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The Guardian, 16th October 2014

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