High Court rejects challenge to Nottinghamshire joint strategy approach to green belt boundaries – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 29th, 2015 in environmental protection, housing, local government, news, planning by sally

‘The High Court has rejected a parish council’s challenge to the joint planning strategy of several Nottinghamshire local authorities after finding that the correct approach had been taken to the proposed alteration of green belt boundaries.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 28th April 2015

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Divorce: what’s fault got to do with it? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted April 29th, 2015 in divorce, families, news by sally

‘Much discussion has taken place of late with regard to the importance of fault in divorce law, so I ask is it still necessary to attribute blame to the other party? The party whom you once loved and maybe even still do, the party with whom you shared your hopes and dreams, your life, only for this party to become in legal speak, the respondent.’
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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 28th April 2015

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JUSTICE proposes lawyer-free dispute resolution model – Legal Voice

‘A new dispute resolution model ‘minimising the need for lawyers’ for a justice system ‘reeling from the impact of ongoing state retrenchment’, has been proposed by the Human rights group JUSTICE. In a new report (Delivering Justice in an Age of Austerity) the human rights group argues that the assumption that people will be legally represented post-LASPO is redundant.’

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Legal Voice, 28th April 2015

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Care assistant among trio jailed for gambler’s killing – The Guardian

‘A woman has been jailed for 16 years for setting a trap which led to the “pitiless and wicked” murder of a professional gambler for the sake of his winnings.’

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The Guardian, 28th April 2015

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Fewer barriers for women in judiciary than the bar – LCJ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted April 29th, 2015 in barristers, equality, human rights, judiciary, legal aid, news, women by sally

‘The barrier to women progressing further in the judiciary has gone, but more needs to be done to remove the glass ceiling at the bar, the lord chief justice said last night.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 28th April 2015

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Assisted suicide review granted by High Court judges – BBC News

Posted April 29th, 2015 in assisted suicide, disabled persons, human rights, news, prosecutions by sally

‘Disability rights campaigners who say assisted suicide policy in England and Wales is too “liberal” have won permission to bring a legal challenge.’

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BBC News, 28th April 2015

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UK intelligence tribunal to rule on surveillance case – The Guardian

‘A tribunal that hears complaints against the UK intelligence services is due to rule in a major state surveillance case on the confidentiality of conversations between lawyers and their clients.’

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The Guardian, 29th April 2015

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