Court of Appeal tells barrister she is being “over-sensitive” with complaints about trial judge’s behaviour – Legal Futures

Posted August 9th, 2017 in barristers, bias, complaints, judges, news by sally

The vice-president of the Court of Appeal’s criminal division has told a barrister who complained about a trial judge that she was over-sensitive and lacked an “understanding of the role of the judge in managing a jury trial”.

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Legal Futures, 9th August 2017

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Plans for a new Data Protection Bill – Technology Law Update

Posted August 9th, 2017 in bills, data protection, news by sally

‘The collection and use of private information by business is a hot topic, with the tech giants frequently in the news accused of going too far. Cold-calling companies contacting us out of the blue with unwanted products or services, and indiscriminate collection and retention of information about suspects are other by-products of the information age. It is high time for individuals’ rights to be improved.’

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Technology Law Update, 8th August 2017

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

Appeal judges reject law firm’s claim for fees under insolvency CFA – Litigation Futures

Posted August 9th, 2017 in appeals, costs, estoppel, insolvency, news, solicitors by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has rejected a law firm’s claim to its legal fees in a battle with a liquidator over a conditional fee agreement (CFA).’

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Litigation Futures, 8th August 2017

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Why are judges worried about the ECJ’s post-Brexit role? – The Guardian

Posted August 9th, 2017 in EC law, interpretation, judiciary, news, precedent by sally

‘The country’s most senior judge has called for government guidance amid fears over legal precedents and the status of long-running cases.’

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The Guardian, 8th August 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

PKU funding battle: Family wins High Court challenge over drug – BBC News

Posted August 9th, 2017 in autism, children, judicial review, medicines, news by sally

‘The family of a seven-year-old boy whose condition could cause brain damage have won a High Court challenge over an NHS decision not to fund a life-changing drug.’

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BBC News, 8th August 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Helicopter sex film officer Adrian Pogmore jailed – BBC News

Posted August 9th, 2017 in aircraft, misfeasance in public office, news, police, sentencing, voyeurism by sally

‘A “sex-obsessed” police officer who used his force helicopter to film people having sex has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 8th August 2017

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Rape juries to hear more about men’s sexual history to increase chance of conviction – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 9th, 2017 in evidence, juries, news, prosecutions, rape by sally

‘Jurors in rape trials will be told more about the previous sexual behaviour of male defendants in a bid to increase the chances of conviction.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th August 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Of course judges are worried about Brexit: their position is as clear as mud – The Guardian

Posted August 9th, 2017 in EC law, interpretation, judiciary, news by sally

‘The government must offer some clarity on the judiciary’s relationship to the ECJ – because the Brexit bill itself is ambiguous, and will lead to uncertainty all round.’

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The Guardian, 8th August 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Gang members guilty of ‘hunting down’ and killing 18-year-old in street – The Guardian

Posted August 9th, 2017 in gangs, murder, news by sally

‘Eleven young men, including a 14-year-old boy, have been convicted of the gangland killing of an 18-year-old in Manchester.’

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The Guardian, 8th August 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Law Pod UK Episode 8: Approaches to radicalisation, the Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Act, and child protection in terrorism related cases – 1COR

‘Rosalind English talks to Marina Wheeler QC about how the civil courts are approaching radicalisation, the practical problems of introducing the Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Act, and the role of the family courts in protecting children under the “Prevent” strategy.’

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Law Pod UK, 8th August 2017

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Animal abusers ‘get away with it’ and avoid jail, finds report – BBC News

Posted August 9th, 2017 in animal cruelty, news, reports, sentencing by sally

‘Those who commit cruelty against animals “are getting away with it” due to the “leniency” of UK courts, according to a report.’

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BBC News, 9th August 2017

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English schools excluded 700 children for sexual misconduct in past four years -The Guardian

‘Hundreds of children, including some as young as five, are being expelled or temporarily excluded from school for sexual misconduct including abuse, assault, harassment and watching pornography, according to new figures.’

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The Guardian, 9th August 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com