Dos and don’ts for the bill of rights commission – The Guardian

Posted November 29th, 2012 in consultations, devolution, human rights, news, reports by sally

“The commission’s report on whether the Human Rights Act should be repealed is soon due. What should be avoided?”

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The Guardian, 29th November 2012


Attorney General v National Assembly for Wales Commission and others – WLR Daily

Posted November 26th, 2012 in bills, byelaws, devolution, law reports, local government, Wales by sally

Attorney General v National Assembly for Wales Commission and others [2012] UKSC 53; [2012] WLR (D) 341

“Provisions in the Local Government Byelaws (Wales) Bill, which were necessary to give effect to the Bill but raised no separate issue of principle, were incidental to or consequential to the Bill’s primary purpose of removing the requirement for the confirmation of byelaws by the Welsh Ministers as part of the overall streamlining and modernising of the way in which byelaws were made in Wales and, on a true construction, were within the legislative competence of the National Assembly for Wales.”

WLR Daily, November 2012


Legality of first Welsh bill challenged at Supreme Court – BBC News

Posted October 9th, 2012 in byelaws, devolution, illegality, legislation, news, Supreme Court, Wales by sally

“The legality of the first bill passed by the Welsh assembly under new law-making powers will be challenged at the Supreme Court by the attorney general.”

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BBC News, 9th October 2012


The UK supreme court is changing the way we think about law – The Guardian

Posted October 27th, 2011 in constitutional reform, devolution, human rights, judiciary, news, Supreme Court by sally

“The separation of judiciary and legislature will bring about a more confrontational relationship between judges and ministers.”

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The Guardian, 26th October 2011


HM Advocate v P – WLR Daily

HM Advocate v P [2011] UKSC 44; [2011] WLR (D) 290

“There was no absolute rule that evidence which had been obtained from an accused who had been questioned by police when he had not been given access to legal advice, but which existed independently of his answers, was inadmissible.”

WLR Daily, 6th October 2011


Solicitor General: speech to 2011 Legal Wales Conference – Attorney General’s Office

Posted October 10th, 2011 in devolution, speeches, Wales by sally

Solicitor General: speech to 2011 Legal Wales Conference

Attorney General’s Office, 7th October 2011


Anti-terrorism powers for a rainy day – UK Human Rights Blog

“Next week will mark the 10th anniversary of the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks. Despite the intervening decade, the states threatened by terrorism are still puzzling out the right balance between the powers of security services and the rights of suspected terrorists to due process.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 4th September 2011


Localism Bill: people to get legal right to buy threatened local shops or post offices – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 13th, 2010 in assets of community value, bills, devolution, local government, news, right to buy by sally

“People will be given the legal right to buy threatened community assets like post offices or village shops, Communities secretary Eric Pickles will announce next week.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th December 2010