Attorney General to defend Brexit legal challenge – Attorney General’s Office

Posted September 29th, 2016 in attorney general, EC law, press releases, referendums, trials by tracey

‘The Attorney General Jeremy Wright QC MP, James Eadie QC, Jason Coppel QC, Tom Cross and Christopher Knight have been named as the counsel who will ask the High Court to reject a claim that legal obstacles stand in the way of Government giving effect to the referendum result and triggering Article 50.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 28th September 2016

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted September 29th, 2016 in legislation by tracey

The Gaming Duty (Amendment) Regulations 2016

The Al-Qaida (Asset-Freezing) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

The Offshore Installations (Safety Zones) (No. 4) Order 2016

The Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (Amendment) Regulations 2016

The Local Government Pension Scheme (Management and Investment of Funds) Regulations 2016

The Prison and Young Offender Institution (Amendment) (No. 2) Rules 2016

The Town and Country Planning (Section 62A Applications) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

The Immigration (Variation of Leave) Order 2016

The Criminal Justice (Electronic Monitoring) (Responsible Person) Order 2016

The Capital Allowances (Environmentally Beneficial Plant and Machinery) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2016

The National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2016

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Court ban over Pippa Middleton hacked iCloud photos – BBC News

Posted September 29th, 2016 in injunctions, interception, internet, news, photography, privacy by tracey

‘The High Court has banned publication of photographs allegedly stolen from Pippa Middleton’s iCloud account.’

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BBC news, 28th September 2016

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Teenager loses appeal over 27-year sentence for Essex knife murders – The Guardian

Posted September 29th, 2016 in appeals, homicide, murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘A teenager who stabbed two strangers to death in Essex in 2014 has lost his appeal against a minimum term of 27 years’ detention.’

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The Guardian, 28th September 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Junior doctors lose high court challenge over Jeremy Hunt’s seven-day contract – The Independent

Posted September 29th, 2016 in contract of employment, doctors, news by tracey

‘Junior doctors have lost their High Court case against their new staffing contract one week before it is to be imposed on them.’

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The Independent, 28th September 2016

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Government forced to release ‘secret arguments’ for triggering Article 50 ahead of anti-Brexit legal challenge – The Independent

Posted September 29th, 2016 in constitutional reform, disclosure, documents, EC law, news, parliament, referendums by tracey

‘A legal bid challenging Brexit has secured its first major success ahead of a High Court hearing. A senior judge has ordered the Government to reveal ‘secret’ legal arguments which it says means parliament does not have to be consulted on when to trigger Article 50. The decision has been heralded a major victory as a series of legal challenges trying to block Brexit are beginning.’

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The Independent, 28th September 2016

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Care home company fined £1.6m for letting woman freeze to death – The Guardian

Posted September 29th, 2016 in care homes, duty of care, elderly, fines, news, social services by tracey

‘A care home that allowed a 91-year-old woman to die of severe hypothermia has been fined £1.6m.’

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The Guardian, 28th September 2016

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Penniless conman who posed as wealthy tycoon jailed over scam to buy Anthony Eden’s childhood home – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 29th, 2016 in fraud, mortgages, news, sentencing by tracey

‘William Davenport, 60, who claimed to earn almost half a million pounds a year as a computer executive, promised to spend whatever it took to preserve Windlestone Hall near Bishop Auckland in County Durham for future generations. But rather than being a jet-setting business mogul with millions in the bank, Davenport, was in fact a penniless conman, who span an elaborate web of deceit in order to build up a mind boggling property portfolio.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th September 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Hate preacher Anjem Choudary applies for permission to appeal against his terrorism conviction – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 29th, 2016 in appeals, news, proscribed organisations, terrorism by tracey

‘Anjem Choudary, Britain’s most controversial hate preacher, has applied for permission to appeal against his conviction for terrorism offences.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th September 2016

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Natural born killers: humans predisposed to murder, study suggests – The Guardian

Posted September 29th, 2016 in murder, news, reports, violence by tracey

‘Humans are predisposed to murder each other, new research suggests, although it remains unclear if it’s down to genetics or other factors.’

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The Guardian, 28th September 2016

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Widow wins High Court frozen embryo case – BBC News

Posted September 29th, 2016 in assisted reproduction, costs, news by tracey

‘The widow of a Falklands war veteran has won a High Court bid to keep frozen embryos that they had created.’

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BBC News, 28th September 2016

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Serious Fraud Office steps up BHS investigation – The Guardian

Posted September 29th, 2016 in fraud, insolvency, news, pensions, Serious Fraud Office by tracey

‘The Serious Fraud Office has stepped up its inquiries into the collapse of BHS and the conduct of the department store chain’s former owner Dominic Chappell.’

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The Guardian, 28th September 2016

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Care home residents deprived of liberty in record numbers – The Guardian

‘Record numbers of care home residents are being deprived of their liberty by being put in straps, locked in or given behaviour-controlling drugs, fuelling fears that some are being mistreated.’

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The Guardian, 28th September 2016

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NHS negligence claims hit £1.4bn – BBC News

Posted September 29th, 2016 in costs, delay, health, negligence, news by tracey

‘NHS trusts in England paid out more than £1.4bn in medical negligence claims last year compared to £583m in 2008, analysis shows.’

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BBC News, 29th September 2016

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Suspension of child abuse inquiry lawyer a ‘devastating blow’ – The Guardian

Posted September 29th, 2016 in barristers, child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘The suspension of the most senior lawyer to the troubled public inquiry into institutional child abuse has been called a devastating blow to survivors of abuse.’

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The Guardian, 29th September 2016

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Watchdog to compare the market for price comparison websites – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 29th, 2016 in competition, consumer protection, internet, news by tracey

‘Price comparison websites will be scrutinised by the competition watchdog as it considers how the tools benefit consumers and competition.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th September 2016

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