UK army investigators under fire as bullying trial collapses – The Guardian

Posted March 20th, 2018 in armed forces, bullying, news by sally

‘A judge has criticised military investigators after the collapse of a case against army instructors who were accused of bullying teenage recruits.’

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The Guardian, 20th March 2018

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Army captain caught speeding at 130mph in Aston Martin spared driving ban so he can tour Falklands – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 5th, 2018 in armed forces, costs, disqualification, driving licences, news by tracey

‘An Army officer who was caught speeding at 130mph in his Aston Martin has been allowed to keep his driving licence so he can tour the Falklands.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th March 2018

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Soldiers convicted of sex attacks and violent offences being released without supervision, report warns – The Independent

‘Soldiers convicted of sex attacks and violent offences are being released without any supervision because of a loophole in the law, a report has found. HM Inspectorate of Prisons said the public were not being protected by processes at the UK’s only military detention centre, which operates independently of the normal probation system.’

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The Independent, 1st March 2018

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Peter Wrighton murder: Ex-soldier found guilty – BBC News

Posted March 1st, 2018 in armed forces, DNA, mental health, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A “callous” ex-soldier has been convicted of murdering an 83-year-old dog walker in an “animalistic” attack.’

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BBC News, 28th February 2018

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New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

Posted February 12th, 2018 in armed forces, flexible working, legislation, taxation, telecommunications by tracey

Telecommunications Infrastructure (Relief from Non-Domestic Rates) Act 2018

Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Act 2018

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Hyde Park bombing: Families of victims of IRA attack granted legal aid – The Independent

Posted February 6th, 2018 in armed forces, explosives, families, legal aid, news, victims by tracey

‘Families of the victims of the IRA Hyde Park bombing have been awarded legal aid to fund civil action against a suspect.’

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The Independent, 6th February 2018

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Who were the Deepcut four? – BBC News

Posted January 26th, 2018 in armed forces, inquests, news, suicide by sally

‘Between 1995 and 2002, four young Army recruits died from gunshot wounds in unexplained circumstances at Deepcut barracks in Surrey.’

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BBC News, 25th January 2018

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Family of Pte Sean Benton hope to learn truth of his death at Deepcut Barracks – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 22nd, 2018 in armed forces, bullying, inquests, news by sally

‘Pte Sean Benton’s mother suspected he was being bullied the last time she saw him, no matter how much he refused to confide in her.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st January 2018

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MOD to compensate Iraqis for “ill treatment” – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted December 19th, 2017 in armed forces, compensation, human rights, Iraq, news, war by sally

‘The High Court has upheld claims by four Iraqi civilians that their human rights had been breached by the British army. Their claims in tort were rejected as time-barred.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 18th December 2017

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Iraqis win damages for ‘ill-treatment’ by British soldiers – BBC News

Posted December 15th, 2017 in armed forces, assault, damages, detention, Iraq, news by tracey

‘Four Iraqi citizens have won damages from the Ministry of Defence for ill-treatment and unlawful detention during the Iraq War.’

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BBC News, 14th December 2017

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High Court halts deportation of Afghan interpeter who worked with British Army – The Independent

Posted December 7th, 2017 in armed forces, deportation, interpreters, news by sally

‘An Afghan interpreter who was due to be deported imminently has had his removal from the UK halted after the High Court ordered he be released from detention.’

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The Independent, 7th December 2017

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Deepcut: Family of Pte Geoff Gray win case for fresh inquest – BBC News

Posted November 28th, 2017 in armed forces, inquests, news by sally

‘The family of a young soldier who died at the Deepcut army barracks 16 years ago have won a High Court action for a fresh inquest.’

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BBC News, 28th November 2017

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British soldier shot comrade dead ‘after mistaking him for target’ during training exercise, inquiry finds – The Independent

Posted November 17th, 2017 in accidents, armed forces, inquiries, news by tracey

‘A young soldier was shot dead by a comrade who mistook him for a target during a flawed training exercise, an inquiry has found.’

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The Independent, 16th November 2017

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Man seen urinating by Bristol Cenotaph ordered to apologise to war veterans – BBC News

Posted November 13th, 2017 in armed forces, cautions, news, outraging public decency by tracey

‘A man has been cautioned and ordered to apologise to war veterans after he was seen urinating near a war memorial on Remembrance Sunday.’

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BBC News, 12th Novembe 2017

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Brecon Beacons deaths: families dismayed at junior officers’ charges – The Guardian

Posted November 3rd, 2017 in armed forces, courts martial, health & safety, inquests, negligence, news by tracey

‘The families of three men who suffered fatal heat illness during an SAS training march in the Brecon Beacons have expressed dismay that two relatively junior special services soldiers face charges of neglect rather than more senior figures or Ministry of Defence officials.’

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2017

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Conscientious objection again: Adyan v Armenia – Law & Religion UK

‘In Adyan and Ors v Armenia [2017] ECHR 882, four Jehovah’s Witnesses had been convicted and imprisoned for refusing to perform either military or alternative civilian service.’

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Law & Religion UK, 16th October 2017

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Criminal or casualty? – Counsel

Posted October 12th, 2017 in armed forces, diminished responsibility, homicide, mental health, murder, news, war by sally

‘Marine A is a salutary lesson on the pressures of modern warfare and those acting for service personnel, say Shaun Esprit and Jo Morris.’

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Counsel, October 2017

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SDT finally publishes Leigh Day judgment – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal today published the long-awaited judgment on human rights firm Leigh Day and three of its lawyers.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 26th September 2017

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Scandal of British troops cleared of Iraq death 14 years ago now facing fresh inquiry – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 21st, 2017 in armed forces, death in custody, inquiries, Iraq, news, war by sally

‘British troops finally cleared of wrongdoing over the death of an Iraqi civilian 14 years ago face the “insanity” of a fresh inquiry ordered by the Ministry of Defence, The Telegraph can disclose.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th September 2017

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MoD paid £750,000 on legal fees denying responsibility for soldier deaths – The Guardian

Posted September 12th, 2017 in armed forces, compensation, duty of care, fees, government departments, negligence, news by tracey

‘The UK government spent more than £750,000 on lawyers’ fees trying to deny responsibility for the deaths of soldiers killed in lightly armoured Snatch Land Rovers, a freedom of information request has revealed.’

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The Guardian, 12th September 2017

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