The Round-Up: Legal Aid for prisoners in the Court of Appeal – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 21st, 2017 in appeals, judicial review, legal aid, news, prisons by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal last week partially granted an application for judicial review of the cuts to Legal Aid in certain categories of prison law. The judgment may change the face of legal representation for prisoners across the UK.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 18th April 2017

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Council fined £1m after disabled man hit by vehicle for collecting branches – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 21st, 2017 in disabled persons, fines, guilty pleas, health & safety, local government, news, parks by tracey

‘Nottinghamshire County Council has been fined £1m after a disabled member of the public was struck by a vehicle used for collecting branches.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 21st April 2017

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Changes to fine levels for speeding – Sentencing Council

Posted April 21st, 2017 in fines, press releases, road traffic offences, sentencing by tracey

‘New sentencing guidelines for magistrates come into force on 24 April 2017 following their publication earlier this year.’

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Sentencing Council, 20th April 2017

Source: http://sentencingcouncil.judiciary.gov.uk

High Court ruling on meaning of ‘lack of integrity’ to cause SRA and other regulators problems – Legal Futures

Posted April 21st, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, news, professional conduct, solicitors by tracey

‘The High Court ruling last week that said a lack of integrity on the part of a solicitor is the same as dishonesty could cause regulators real problems when prosecuting cases where they are not sure they have enough to establish dishonesty, it has been claimed.’

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Legal Futures, 21st April 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Prisons and Courts Bill scrapped – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted April 21st, 2017 in bills, news, parliament, personal injuries, prisons by tracey

‘Legislation that would radically change the personal injury market and overhaul the courts has been dropped in the runup to the general election.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 20th April 2017

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Home Office scraps ‘insufficient evidence’ notification – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Suspects in criminal investigations will no longer be told by police they do not face any charges because of “insufficient evidence” the government has announced. It was responding to concerns that the phrase would cause an individual’s innocence to be questioned by the public and the media.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 21st April 2017

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Finance and Divorce Update April 2017 – Family Law Week

‘Sue Brookes, Senior Associate with Mills & Reeve LLP analyses the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during March 2017.’

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Family Law Week, 20th April 2017

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Children wait 100 days longer than adults for sexual abuse investigations to go to court, figures show – The Independent

Posted April 21st, 2017 in child abuse, delay, news, prosecutions, sexual offences by tracey

‘Child sex abuse victims are waiting 100 days longer than adults for their cases to go to court, a report has found, prompting calls for more to be done to give underage victims access to the support they desperately need.’

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The Independent, 20th April 2017

source: www.independent.co.uk

Seven men jailed for total of 92 years for ATM explosion raids – The Guardian

Posted April 21st, 2017 in burglary, conspiracy, explosives, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A gang of seven men that caused explosions at cash machines around England and Scotland has been jailed for a total of 92 years.’

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The Guardian, 20th April 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Probate fees: Planned increase scrapped ahead of election – BBC News

Posted April 21st, 2017 in fees, news, probate by tracey

‘Controversial plans to raise the legal fees payable after death are to be scrapped ahead of the general election.
Probate fees had been due to rise from £155 or £215 to up to £20,000 for some estates in England and Wales from May.
The Ministry of Justice said there was now not enough time for the legislation – dubbed a “stealth death tax” by critics – to go through Parliament.’

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BBC News, 21st April 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

London residents overlooked by Tate Modern extension suing gallery for breach of human rights – The Independent

Posted April 21st, 2017 in human tissue, news, privacy by tracey

‘Residents in a block of multi-million pound flats overlooked by a Tate Modern viewing platform are suing the gallery, arguing that their human rights are being breached by “near constant surveillance”.’

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The Independent, 20th April 2017

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Police used as ‘first resort’ for mental health care, watchdog warns – BBC News

Posted April 21st, 2017 in mental health, news, police by tracey

‘Police forces in England and Wales are increasingly being used as the “first resort” for dealing with people who have mental health problems, a watchdog has warned.’

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BBC News, 20th April 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Dangerous extremists to be separated from mainstream prison population – Ministry of Justice

Posted April 21st, 2017 in press releases, prisons, terrorism by tracey

‘Three separation centres are being created and will form part of the wider government strategy to tackle extremism in prisons.’

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Ministry of Justice, 21st April 2017

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Extremist prisoners to be held in ‘separation centres’ inside jails – The Guardian

Posted April 21st, 2017 in news, prisons, terrorism by tracey

‘Plans to house up to 28 of the most dangerous extremist prisoners in England and Wales in three “separation centres” away from mainstream prisoners are to go ahead, the Ministry of Justice has announced.’

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The Guardian, 21st April 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Couple staged their baby’s death on London bus after months of physical abuse – The Independent

Posted April 21st, 2017 in causing death of children or vulnerable adults, news by tracey

‘A couple who staged the death of their premature baby on a London bus are facing a lengthy prison sentence after being found guilty at a trial at the Old Bailey.’

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The Independent, 20th April 2017

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Crawley cinema acid attack: Man jailed for eight years – BBC News

Posted April 21st, 2017 in grievous bodily harm, hazardous substances, news, sentencing, wounding by tracey

‘A man who threw sulphuric acid into the face of a shop worker outside a cinema has been jailed for eight years.’

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BBC News, 19th April 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk