Serious Fraud Office v Saleh – WLR Daily

Serious Fraud Office v Saleh [2015] EWHC 2119 (QB); [2015] WLR (D) 368

‘Where the court in another jurisdiction made an order for the restoration of shares to their owner in consequence of the abandonment of forfeiture proceedings by the prosecuting authority in that jurisdiction, the prosecuting authority in the United Kingdom was not prevented from initiating proceedings against the proceeds of sale of those shares located within the United Kingdom.’

WLR Daily, 21st July 2015

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Rotherham abuse scandal: IPCC working to identify 100 police officers – The Guardian

‘Investigators looking at how the police treated complaints of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham say they are now working to identify more than 100 officers.’

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The Guardian, 26th August 2015

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Man who posed as legal adviser jailed after trading standards prosecution – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 26th, 2015 in benefits, fraud, guilty pleas, McKenzie friends, news, sentencing by sally

‘A Biggleswade man who made more than £5,000 after advertising his services as a professional McKenzie friend has been jailed for three years after being found guilty of multiple trading standards and housing benefits offences.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 21st August 2015

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Rise in divorce cases signals mediation failure – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 26th, 2015 in dispute resolution, divorce, news, statistics by sally

‘A continuing rise in the number of new private law cases could signal that not enough divorcing couples are being channelled towards mediation, family law organisation Resolution has said.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 24th August 2015

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What the Ashley Madison case highlights about jurisdiction in data protection cases – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 26th, 2015 in data protection, EC law, internet, jurisdiction, news by sally

‘FOCUS: The Ashley Madison data breach case highlights the unsatisfactory lack of clarity that exists over which data protection laws apply to businesses that operate across the world.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th August 2015

Source: www.out-law.com

Judge quashes decision by Pickles refusing permission for gypsy site – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 26th, 2015 in gipsies, inquiries, ministers' powers and duties, news, planning by sally

‘A High Court judge has quashed a decision by the former Communities Secretary Eric Pickles to refuse planning permission for a site where a gypsy and his family have lived since 2008.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 25th August 2015

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Despite petition, government has no plans to legalise cannabis – The Guardian

Posted August 26th, 2015 in drug offences, news by sally

‘The government has responded to a 200,000-strong petition calling for the legalisation of cannabis in the UK by saying it has no plans to change the law.’

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The Guardian, 25th August 2015

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Departing forensic specialist highlights legal aid plight – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 26th, 2015 in budgets, forensic science, legal aid, news by sally

‘A forensic science specialist has paid tribute to solicitors working with a ‘decimated’ legal aid budget after announcing an exit from the UK market.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 25th August 2015

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Refusing a subject access request: proportionality, anxious scrutiny and judicial discretion – Panopticon

Posted August 26th, 2015 in burden of proof, data protection, disclosure, news, police, proportionality by sally

‘Zaw Lin and Wai Phyo v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis [2015] EWHC 2484 (QB), a judgment of Green J handed down today, is an interesting – if somewhat fact-specific – contribution to the burgeoning body of case law on how subject access requests (SARs) made under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) should be approached, both by data controllers and by courts.’

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Panopticon, 25th August 2015

Source: www.panopticonblog.com

Iran is Great van: no apology or compensation to family from Met – The Guardian

Posted August 26th, 2015 in compensation, news, police, terrorism by sally

‘The Metropolitan police have decided not to compensate or even apologise to the European family whose van was broken into because it had “Iran is Great” emblazoned on its sides.’

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The Guardian, 25th August 2015

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“Fundamentally decent” partner broke rules to keep firm afloat while waiting for legal aid payments – Legal Futures

Posted August 26th, 2015 in client accounts, disciplinary procedures, legal aid, news, solicitors by sally

‘A former president of Bolton Law Society, described by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) as a “fundamentally decent man”, made 61 improper transfers from client account and used a personal credit card to keep his firm afloat.’

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Legal Futures, 26th August 2015

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

‘Appropriate adults not being used’ for many vulnerable people in custody – BBC News

Posted August 26th, 2015 in detention, learning difficulties, local government, mental health, news, police by sally

‘About a quarter of a million vulnerable people are not receiving the support of an “appropriate adult” while in police custody, a report has suggested.’

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BBC News, 26th August 2015

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Revenge porn: Are the police and courts taking the crime seriously? – The Independent

Posted August 26th, 2015 in internet, news, police, pornography, prosecutions, victims by sally

‘Since April this year, sharing explicit images or videos without consent – known as revenge porn – has been illegal. Now, the first perpetrators are being sentenced. But does the new law go far enough? Emily Dugan speaks to victims, legal experts and campaigners to find out.’

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The Independent, 25th August 2015

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Bigamist jailed after cheating dying wife out of £30,000 in benefits – The Guardian

Posted August 26th, 2015 in benefits, bigamy, news, obtaining property by deception, sentencing by sally

‘A lorry driver has been jailed for cheating his terminally ill wife out of £30,000 of incapacity benefits and committing bigamy by marrying a new bride on their wedding anniversary.’

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The Guardian, 25th August 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk