Key information about adopting mother not shared before baby’s murder, report finds – The Guardian

‘Information about drinking, debts and mental health that could have prevented a baby boy being placed with an adopting mother who went on to murder him was not shared between agencies, an investigation has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 28th July 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

New Problem-Solving Courts to combat drug and alcohol-fuelled crime – Ministry of Justice

‘Ground-breaking new courts will direct drug and alcohol abusers to tackle their addiction head-on or face tough consequences.’

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Ministry of Justice, 17th July 2022

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Fine for male trainee who told female colleague: “I roofied your drink” – Legal Futures

Posted June 16th, 2022 in alcohol abuse, disciplinary procedures, fines, harassment, news, solicitors by sally

‘A trainee solicitor who subjected two female colleagues to “harassing and abusive behaviour” at a work Christmas party has been fined £2,000 by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).’

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Legal Futures, 16th June 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

M4 crash: Drink-drive killer’s sentence deemed not unduly lenient – BBC News

‘A man who killed two young children while drink and drug driving will not have his sentence reviewed by the court of appeal.’

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BBC News, 30th May 2022

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Snapchat drink driver Meirion Roberts jailed for death crash – BBC News

‘A man has been sentenced to seven and a half years in prison after killing his friend during a high-speed crash.’

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BBC News, 29th March 2022

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Catholic boarding school has ‘serious failings’ over safeguarding – The Independent

Posted March 17th, 2022 in alcohol abuse, clergy, drug abuse, education, news, reports, sexual offences by tracey

‘An Ofsted report into a leading Catholic boarding school has found its safeguarding of pupils was “inadequate”.’

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The Independent, 16th March 2022

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Alcohol tests: blood, hair, different types, what’s best and what can throw the results – Family Law

Posted February 7th, 2022 in alcohol abuse, children, families, family courts, forensic science, news by tracey

‘An individual’s drinking behaviour is an important factor in many family law cases, with a variety of measures used to test for chronic and excessive alcohol consumption.’

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Family Law, 4th February 2022

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Judge calls for ban on drunken Royal Naval parties after jailing sailor for raping colleague – The Independent

Posted December 17th, 2021 in alcohol abuse, armed forces, imprisonment, judges, news, rape, sexual offences, victims by michael

‘A judge has said there should be a ban placed on parties involving “excessive drinking” in the Royal Navy after a sailor was jailed for raping a female colleague following a party at a hotel. ‘

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The Independent, 16th December 2021

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Katie Price drink-driving crash: Star given suspended jail term – BBC News

‘A judge told TV personality Katie Price she was lucky to avoid prison at her sentencing for a drink-driving crash.’

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BBC News, 15th December 2021

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Offenders to be banned from drinking to cut alcohol-fuelled crime – Ministry of Justice

‘Offenders released from prison face being banned from drinking from today (17 November 2021) under world-first plans to curb alcohol-fuelled crime.’

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Ministry of Justice, 17th November 2021

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Drunkenness no basis for avoiding contributory negligence, Court of Appeal rules – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 18th, 2021 in accidents, alcohol abuse, contribution, negligence, news, road traffic by tracey

‘The drunkenness of a passenger seeking damages for injuries sustained in a car crash “will not avoid a finding of contributory negligence” where the claimant should have appreciated that the driver was too drunk to drive safely, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 16th November 2021

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Drunkenness no basis for avoiding contributory negligence, Court of Appeal rules – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The drunkenness of a passenger seeking damages for injuries sustained in a car crash ‘will not avoid a finding of contributory negligence’ where the claimant should have appreciated that the driver was too drunk to drive safely, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 16th November 2021

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Short jail terms fail to prevent reoffending, says former England and Wales magistrate – The Guardian

‘Criminals in England and Wales are being jailed for short terms that fail to prevent reoffending because of a lack of awareness and availability of community-based sentencing, a leading former magistrate has said.’

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The Guardian, 5th October 2021

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Priti Patel to enable police to stop disruptive protesters going to demos – The Guardian

‘Protesters disrupting motorways will be prevented from travelling around the country under new powers to be handed to the police, Priti Patel will announce on Tuesday.’

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The Guardian, 5th October 2021

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Drunk son jailed for attacking ill mother by ‘windmilling his arms’ – The Independent

‘A 33-year-old man has been sentenced to 11 months after he breached a restraining order to carry out a drunken attack on his mother.’

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The Independent, 1st July 2021

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Capacity to make decisions on care and alcohol dependency – Local Government Lawyer

‘Laura Wares analyses a recent case in which the assessment of capacity of an individual with a history of alcohol misuse was considered by the court.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 2nd July 2021

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Netflix star fined £3,000 for abusing BA staff on flight and ranting: ‘Look up who my mum is’ – The Independent

Posted May 4th, 2021 in airlines, alcohol abuse, coronavirus, fines, news, regulations by tracey

‘A Netflix reality TV star and son of a former attorney general has been fined nearly £3,000 for being abusive to staff on a flight and refusing to wear a mask.’

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The Independent, 2nd May 2021

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David Logan jailed for 10 years for killing family in Dalton crash – BBC News

‘A persistent drink-driver has been jailed for killing a father and his two children in a crash while they were out for a Father’s Day walk.’

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BBC News, 19th April 2021

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Disqualification undertakings and second chances—the correct approach to sections 8A and 17 of the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 (Ahmed v Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Industrial Strategy) – 4 New Square

‘Restructuring & Insolvency analysis: The court held that a disqualified director’s rehabilitation from drug and alcohol addiction did not amount to “special circumstances” for the purposes of the court’s discretion to discharge a disqualification undertaking under section 8A of the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 (CDDA 1986). The decision provides important guidance on the relationship between CDDA 1986, ss 8A and 17, the latter under which a disqualified director can obtain permission to act.’

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4 New Square, 24th March 2021

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Sobriety tags launched in England to tackle alcohol-fuelled crime – Ministry of Justice

‘Sobriety tags and drinking bans aimed at reducing alcohol-fuelled crimes launch in England today (Wednesday 31 March), following a successful rollout in Wales.’

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Ministry of Justice, 31st March 2021

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