Local authority age assessments considered in R (HAM) v Brent LBC – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 23rd, 2022 in asylum, children, human rights, immigration, judicial review, local government, news by sally

‘This decision, handed down by Swift J in the High Court, concerns the requirements for fairness in local authority age assessments for asylum seekers and the correct approach to be adopted.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 22nd August 2022

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Cardiff burglar who raped mum and teenage daughter jailed for life – BBC News

Posted August 23rd, 2022 in burglary, news, rape, sentencing by sally

‘A burglar who broke into a house and repeatedly raped a mother and her teenager daughter in an “horrific” attack has been handed a life sentence.’

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BBC News, 22nd August 2022

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Will Plans To End ‘No Fault’ Evictions Make A Difference? – Each Other

Posted August 23rd, 2022 in housing, landlord & tenant, news, repossession by sally

‘New measures outlined by the government will ban private landlords from issuing “no fault” evictions. The latest government statistics show that the number of tenants evicted by their landlords has more than tripled since this time last year. The homeless charity, Crisis has said “no fault” evictions where landlords do not have to establish a fault on the part of the person renting their property, have risen by 52% in the last three months.’

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Each Other, 22nd August 2022

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Knife crime: Ex-police chief says higher sentences alone will not work – BBC News

Posted August 23rd, 2022 in assault, murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by sally

‘Ex-chief constable Sir Peter Fahy told Sky News the “main issue” was a court backlog caused by Covid-19, and this had led to a higher reoffending risk.’

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BBC News, 23rd August 2022

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Why criminal barristers are striking over legal aid funding – The Guardian

Posted August 23rd, 2022 in barristers, criminal justice, industrial action, legal aid, news, remuneration by sally

‘Criminal barristers in England and Wales have voted overwhelmingly to strike indefinitely from 5 September, the same date the new Conservative leader and prime minister will be announced.’

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The Guardian, 22nd August 2022

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