BSB metes out hefty punishment to pupil who copied skeleton for moot – Legal Futures

Posted December 16th, 2015 in barristers, disciplinary procedures, fines, news, plagiarism, professional conduct by sally

‘A pupil barrister who dishonestly copied his skeleton argument for a moot has been reprimanded and fined £1,000 by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) – the strongest penalty meted out directly by the regulator this year.’

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Legal Futures, 16th December 2015

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DPP faces criticism from MPs for failing to see the “shambles” at magistrates courts – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 16th, 2015 in courts, Crown Prosecution Service, magistrates, news by sally

‘Alison Saunders told she is “living in a bubble” after saying she went to see cases in action only every few months.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th December 2015

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Mustafa Abdullah of Stockwell jailed over terror videos – BBC News

Posted December 16th, 2015 in firearms, news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘A jihadi has been jailed for four-and-a-half years after police found he had a number of terror training videos.’

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BBC News, 15th December 2015

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Call for tougher laws to stop imitation firearms being ‘reactivated’ – The Guardian

Posted December 16th, 2015 in firearms, Law Commission, news by sally

‘Those “reactivating” imitation weapons should face tougher legal sanctions because of the widespread availability of conversion kits, according to a Law Commission review of firearms legislation.’

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The Guardian, 16th December 2015

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Alexander Litvinenko death inquiry report completed – BBC News

Posted December 16th, 2015 in inquests, inquiries, news, poisoning, Russia, spying by sally

‘The inquiry report into the death of ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko in London in 2006 has been completed.’

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BBC News, 15th December 2015

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Legal Aid Agency delays “no longer” a good reason to miss deadlines, CA warns – Litigation Futures

Posted December 16th, 2015 in appeals, delay, legal aid, news, solicitors by sally

‘Solicitors who miss deadlines because they are waiting for a Legal Aid Agency funding decision can no longer rely on this alone as grounds to apply for an extension of time, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 15th December 2015

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Saudi millionaire cleared of raping teenager after claiming he accidentally fell on top of her – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 16th, 2015 in news, rape by sally

‘Property developer accused of forcing himself on 18-year-old is acquitted of rape after telling jury he accidentally fell on her as she tried to seduce him .’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th December 2015

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Woman who used fake penis to have sex with a woman avoids jail – The Guardian

‘A woman who wore a body suit and used a fake penis when having sex with a woman she met online has avoided jail.’

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The Guardian, 15th December 2015

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