Easter Break

Posted March 24th, 2016 in news by tracey

There will be no posts over the Easter weekend (Friday 25th March – Monday 28th March inclusive) during which time the Library will be closed. We will resume posting on Tuesday 29th March.

Children: Private Law Update (March 2016) – Family Law Week

Posted March 24th, 2016 in appeals, children, domestic violence, legal aid, news, reports, social services by tracey

‘Alex Verdan QC of 4 Paper Buildings reviews recent important judgments in private law children cases.’

Full story

Family Law Week, 23rd March 2016

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Family Justice and Race: the need for a fundamental review? – Family Law week

Posted March 24th, 2016 in civil justice, equality, families, judiciary, news, race discrimination by tracey

‘Rebekah Wilson, barrister, of Garden Court Chambers asks whether it is time for a review of the lack of racial diversity in the family justice system and of its consequences.’

Full story

Family Law Week, 24th March 2016

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Iraq Fatalities Investigations: report into the death of Muhammad Abdul Ridha Salim – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted March 24th, 2016 in armed forces, human rights, inquiries, Iraq, parliamentary papers, reports by tracey

‘The report records the outcome of the third investigation into civilian deaths referred to the Iraq Fatalities Investigations by the Secretary of State for Defence.’

Full report

Official-documents.gov.uk, 23rd March 2016

Source: www.official-documents.gov.uk

Government and major retailers unite to tackle knife crime – Home Office

Posted March 24th, 2016 in crime, crime prevention, news, offensive weapons by tracey

‘Home Secretary Theresa May announces agreement of principles between major retailers and the government to tackle knife crime.’

Full press release

Home Office, 23rd March 2016

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Four men convicted in relation to plot to murder servicemen – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted March 24th, 2016 in armed forces, conspiracy, firearms, murder, news, terrorism by tracey

‘Two men have been convicted of planning to commit a terrorism inspired murder or murders on the streets of London following a trial at the Old Bailey which concluded today. Two others have been convicted of firearms offences connected with the same incident.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 23rd March 2016

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe online fraud refund claim provokes anger – BBC News

Posted March 24th, 2016 in banking, consumer protection, fraud, internet, news, police, victims by tracey

‘A police chief’s suggestion that banks should consider no longer refunding some online fraud victims has been branded as “astonishingly misjudged” by a consumer group.’

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BBC News, 24th March 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Mirror Group refused permission to appeal landmark phone hacking damages awards – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 24th, 2016 in appeals, damages, interception, media, news, privacy, Supreme Court, telecommunications by tracey

‘Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN) has failed in its bid to overturn a landmark ruling in which it was ordered to pay approximately £1.2 million in damages for infringing the privacy of eight individuals through phone hacking.’

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 23rd March 2016

Source: www.out-law.com

Jailed Libor trader Tom Hayes must pay more than £878,000 – The Guardian

Posted March 24th, 2016 in banking, confiscation, fraud, interest, legal aid, news, proceeds of crime by tracey

‘Tom Hayes, the former star trader serving an 11-year jail sentence for manipulating Libor interest rates, has been ordered to pay £878,806 after a court ruled the money was the proceeds of crime.’

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The Guardian, 23rd March 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ched Evans rape appeal decision delayed until April – BBC News

Posted March 24th, 2016 in appeals, Criminal Cases Review Commission, delay, news, rape by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal will not give its decision on an appeal by footballer Ched Evans against his conviction for rape until April, judges have said.’

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BBC News, 23rd March 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Theresa May faces parliamentary investigation over flimsy basis for student deportations – The Independent

‘Theresa May is to face a parliamentary investigation after an immigration tribunal ruled that the Home Office used unscientific “hearsay” to deport thousands of students from Britain.’

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The Independent, 23rd March 2016

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Duty of care for disabled people in UK not being met, say peers – The Guardian

Posted March 24th, 2016 in disabled persons, duty of care, equality, news, reports, select committees by tracey

‘The government is failing in its duty of care to Britain’s 11 million disabled people, peers have said, in a House of Lords report published on Thursday. It identified a series of government failures, from inaction on long-standing provisions of the Equality Act designed to help disabled people, to repealing others that favour reducing business regulations over their rights, to the impact of spending cuts, as having a “hugely adverse impact” on those with disabilities.’

Full story

The Guardian, 24th March 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Woman abused three young girls by pretending to be man with prosthetic penis – Daily Telegraph

‘A woman sexually abused young teenage girls by pretending to be a man using a prosthetic penis.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd March 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk