Police detention officer convicted of terror offence over UDA posts – The Independent

Posted March 16th, 2023 in guilty pleas, internet, news, police, proscribed organisations, terrorism by sally

‘A police detention officer has been convicted of a terror offence after he published images showing his apparent support of a Northern Ireland paramilitary group.’

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The Independent, 15th March 2023

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‘Hostile, authoritarian’ UK downgraded in civic freedoms index – The Guardian

‘The UK has been downgraded in an annual global index of civic freedoms as a result of the government’s “increasingly authoritarian” drive to impose restrictive and punitive laws on public protests.’

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The Guardian, 16th March 2023

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New Judgment: The Law Debenture Trust Corporation plc v Ukraine (acting upon the instructions of the Cabinet Ministers of Ukraine) [2023] UKSC 11 – UKSC Blog

Posted March 16th, 2023 in banking, contracts, duress, international law, loans, news, Russia, Supreme Court, Ukraine by sally

‘This appeal arises out of a contractual dispute between Ukraine and the Law Debenture Trust Corporation plc (“the Trustee””), acting on behalf of the Russian Federation (“Russia”).’

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UKSC Blog, 15th March 2023

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SLAPPs – defamation, privacy, public participation and reform – Mills & Reeve

‘SLAPPs – what are they? If you’ve asked yourself that question, it’s most likely a good thing. In this article we take a look at the impact of Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs), which present an important issue within society, politics and the legal profession, particularly in a libel and privacy context.’

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Mills & Reeve, 14th March 2023

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Speeding driver jailed over biker chase death in Birmingham – BBC News

Posted March 16th, 2023 in homicide, news, road traffic offences, sentencing by sally

‘A woman who chased and hit a motorcyclist in her car, leaving him fatally injured, has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 15th March 2023

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Dawn French ad cleared by watchdog after title of show draws complaints – The Guardian

Posted March 16th, 2023 in advertising, complaints, news, theatre by sally

‘An ad that read “Dawn French is a Huge Twat” – the title of her live show – has been cleared by the advertising watchdog after complaints it was offensive.’

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The Guardian, 15th March 2023

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