Judge ‘in error’ over sentence for Jeremy Vine stalker, says solicitor general – The Guardian

Posted November 8th, 2022 in appeals, judges, news, sentencing, stalking by sally

‘The judge who sentenced Jeremy Vine’s stalker to five and a half years in prison made a mistake and could have given Alex Belfield a higher sentence, one of the UK government’s most senior legal advisers has said.’

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The Guardian, 8th November 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

Neurodivergence in the CJS and the role of the Bar (1) – Counsel

Posted November 8th, 2022 in autism, barristers, criminal justice, disabled persons, diversity, dyslexia, news by sally

‘Thinking differently, engaging differently: the first of this two-part series by Dr Tom Smith looks at the experience of neurodivergent individuals in the criminal justice system and how barristers can mitigate/aggravate the challenges.’

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Counsel, November 2022

Source: www.counselmagazine.co.uk

Mental health patients held ‘unlawfully’ in A&Es across the country, experts warn – The Independent

Posted November 8th, 2022 in detention, hospitals, mental health, news, time limits by sally

‘Mental health patients are being held “unlawfully” in A&Es across the country as long waits for care and beds force staff into “fudging” the law, The Independent has been told.’

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The Independent, 8th November 2022

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UK rolling back efforts to tackle modern slavery, charity says – The Guardian

‘The UK has been accused of “rolling back” moves to tackle modern slavery before a UN review of its human rights record on Thursday.’

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The Guardian, 8th November 2022

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Ruling supports ‘bad faith’ trade mark counterclaims – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 8th, 2022 in news, striking out, trade marks by sally

‘Assertions that a trade mark has been registered in bad faith should be assumed to be true unless the trade mark holder can provide evidence to demonstrate otherwise, the Court of Appeal has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th November 2022

Source: www.pinsentmasons.com

LSB promises regulators “greater autonomy” in performance regime – Legal Futures

Posted November 8th, 2022 in legal profession, Legal Services Board, news, standards by sally

‘The Legal Services Board (LSB) has promised the frontline legal regulators “greater autonomy” in the framework it will use to assess regulators’ progress.’

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Legal Futures, 8th November 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Eastbourne couple jailed for neglecting children in squalid house – BBC News

Posted November 8th, 2022 in animal cruelty, child neglect, dogs, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by sally

‘A couple who neglected children in a house filled with litter, rotting food and animal faeces have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 7th November 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk