Artificial intelligence mimics judicial reasoning – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 23rd, 2016 in artificial intelligence, computer programs, judiciary, law firms, news by sally

‘Computer programs can already match judges in decision-making, a conference highlighting the growing use of artificial intelligence in law heard last night.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 22nd June 2016

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

How Abdul Haroun was prosecuted despite rules to protect refugees – The Guardian

Posted June 23rd, 2016 in asylum, news, prosecutions, railways, refugees, sentencing by sally

‘Abdul Haroun’s case for asylum was seemingly deemed so overwhelming that within 24 hours of being interviewed by Home Office officials he was granted it.’

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The Guardian, 22nd June 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Threatening IP infringers – what you can (and can’t) say – Technology Law Update

Posted June 23rd, 2016 in bills, enforcement, intellectual property, Law Commission, news by sally

‘The UK’s unjustified threats legislation is intended to prevent IP rights-holders from abusive behaviour – threatening to sue a competitor’s customers, for example, to persuade them to take their business elsewhere. While there is still a place for these rules, they have become outdated and inconsistent between the various forms of IP. The Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill aims to tidy up and modernise the threats rules.’

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Technology Law Update, 22nd June 2016

Source: www.technology-law-blog.co.uk

Death row pitbull reprieved by Exeter judge – The Guardian

Posted June 23rd, 2016 in dogs, news by sally

‘A pitbull-type dog that spent two years caged without exercise on police orders has been saved from a death sentence and is now to be allowed the run of a field.’

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The Guardian, 22nd June 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

What is the legal meaning of “refugee”? – Free Movement

Posted June 23rd, 2016 in asylum, freedom of movement, immigration, news, refugees, treaties by sally

‘This week is Refugee Week. The Free Movement blog is about communicating complex legal issues in immigration and asylum law in a clear way and I thought it would be a good time to put together a short blog post explaining what a refugee actually is in legal terms and to collect together some of our previous blog posts about asylum issues. I hope you find it useful and interesting!’

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Free Movement, 22nd June 2016

Source: www.freemovement.org.uk

Untold: Britain’s dirtiest murder cover-up has become a must-listen podcast – The Guardian

Posted June 23rd, 2016 in inquiries, media, murder, news, police, private investigators by sally

‘In 1987, Daniel Morgan was found dead in a pub car park with axe wounds to the head and £1,000 in his pocket. Now a gripping new podcast is lifting the lid on the most investigated murder in British history.’

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The Guardian, 22nd June 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

The Right to Rent and The Immigration Act 2016 – LAG Housing Law

‘In this post Alice Richardson considers the Immigration Act 2016 as it relates to possession proceedings and eviction.’

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LAG Housing Law, 21st June 2016

Source: www.laghousinglaw.com

Police must say if dead children’s identities stolen, say parents – The Guardian

Posted June 23rd, 2016 in children, identity fraud, inquiries, investigatory powers, news, police by sally

‘Bereaved parents have demanded that police reveal whether the identities of their dead children were stolen by undercover officers who spied on political groups.’

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The Guardian, 22nd June 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Family President orders re-hearing of fact finding in case where boy adopted – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 23rd, 2016 in adoption, children, evidence, family courts, news by sally

‘The President of the Family Division has ordered the re-opening of a finding of fact hearing in care proceedings where a boy was later adopted.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 22nd June 2016

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Supreme Court refuses to hear bid to reinstate dishonesty finding against solicitors – Legal Futures

Posted June 23rd, 2016 in appeals, fraud, mortgages, news, solicitors, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal against a decision that cleared two solicitors of “dishonest assistance in a breach of trust”, in this case a mortgage fraud.’

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Legal Futures, 23rd June 2016

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Judge quashes planning permission for gypsy caravan development – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 23rd, 2016 in gipsies, local government, news, planning by sally

‘A Deputy High Court judge has quashed a council’s grant of planning permission for a change of use of land from grazing to residential for a gypsy caravan and a touring caravan.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 22nd June 2016

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Teenager who raped unconscious girl wouldn’t let friend do the same because it was ‘technically rape’ – The Independent

Posted June 23rd, 2016 in news, rape, sexual offences, young persons by sally

‘A teenager who forced himself on a girl while she was sleeping refused to let his friend do the same because it was “technically rape”.’

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The Independent, 22nd June 2016

Source: www.independent.co.uk

What to expect from the new criminal legal aid contracts – Legal Voice

Posted June 23rd, 2016 in advocacy, contracts, criminal justice, legal aid, news, solicitors by sally

‘Richard Miller explains what may be in store when the new criminal legal aid contracts come into force next year.’

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Legal Voice, 23rd June 2016

Source: www.legalvoice.org.uk

Insufficient evidence to back employment tribunal fees in current form, MPs say – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 23rd, 2016 in employment tribunals, fees, news, select committees, tribunals by sally

‘”Substantial changes” to the current employment tribunal fee regime are required if an appropriate balance is to be struck between meeting some of the costs of operation and maintaining access to justice, according to an influential committee of MPs.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 22nd June 2016

Source: www.out-law.com

Rent increases and rent lawfully due – Nearly Legal

Posted June 23rd, 2016 in landlord & tenant, news, rent by sally

‘A few years ago now, I was instructed by Luton Law Centre in a series of possession cases brought by BPHA (a housing association) in Luton and Bedford County Courts. The claims were all for rent arrears, brought variously on Housing Act (HA) 1988 Sch 2 Grounds 8, 10 and 11. Their common feature was that, in all of them, BPHA had (apparently unwittingly) been raising the rent in breach of the terms.’

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Nearly Legal, 22nd June 2016

Source: www.nearlylegal.co.uk

Successful part 36 offer removes cap on provisional assessment costs, High Court rules – Litigation Futures

Posted June 23rd, 2016 in appeals, civil procedure rules, costs, news, part 36 offers by sally

‘A successful part 36 offer in a provisional assessment removes the £1,500 costs cap, the High Court has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 23rd June 2016

Source: www.litigationfutures.co.uk

High court refuses to publish Ben Butler judgment from 2014 – The Guardian

‘A high court judge has refused to publish a 2014 judgment on the death of Ellie Butler on the grounds that her father, who has been jailed for life for her murder, might in the future face a retrial.’

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The Guardian, 22nd June 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Fall in number of magistrates ‘will mean less diversity’ – The Guardian

Posted June 23rd, 2016 in diversity, inquiries, judiciary, magistrates, news, select committees, statistics by sally

‘A sharp fall in the number of magistrates in England and Wales will ensure that those on the bench remain overwhelmingly white and elderly, the government has been warned.’

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The Guardian, 22nd June 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Swansea landlord killer David Ellis guilty of murder – BBC News

Posted June 23rd, 2016 in murder, news by sally

‘A tenant who bludgeoned his landlord to death in Swansea and dumped his body 140 miles away has been convicted of murder.’

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BBC News, 22nd June 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Prisoners serving indefinite sentences have high self-harm rate – The Guardian

Posted June 23rd, 2016 in mental health, news, prisons, self-harm, sentencing, suicide by sally

‘The rate of self-harm among inmates serving indefinite prison sentences is more than double that among life-sentenced prisoners, according to new figures.’

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk