Disgraced army colonel jailed after instructing women on how to abuse their children over webcam – The Independent

Posted May 23rd, 2019 in armed forces, child abuse, children, internet, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A former British army officer who instructed women on how to abuse their children so he could watch via webcam has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 22nd May 2019

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Court modernisation “undermining access to justice”, lawyers tell MPs – Legal Futures

‘Criminal and civil lawyers have spelt out to MPs on the justice select committee a catalogue of ways in which court modernisation is undermining access to justice.’

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Legal Futures, 22nd May 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Turkey seeks extradition of UK barrister over Twitter activity – The Guardian

‘A British barrister who has given evidence to parliament is facing possible extradition to Turkey on terrorism charges over his Twitter activity.’

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The Guardian, 20th May 2019

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Guidance on libel for the social media age – Law Society’s Gazette

‘”He tried to strangle me” – hardly innocuous words. But when Nicola Stocker posted them on Facebook in 2012 she could not have known it was the start of a 76-month libel dispute over two simple questions – questions that would reach the Supreme Court as Stocker v Stocker [2019] UKSC 17.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 20th May 2019

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

What are the rules for donating to UK political parties? – The Guardian

Posted May 22nd, 2019 in budgets, elections, financial regulation, internet, news, political parties by sally

‘The Brexit party funding row shows how technology has outpaced electoral law.’

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The Guardian, 21st May 2019

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UK pair who planned Syria journey on TripAdvisor jailed – The Guardian

Posted May 21st, 2019 in internet, Islam, news, proscribed organisations, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘Two friends who planned their journey to Syria on TripAdvisor have each been jailed for 14 years for preparing to join Islamic State.

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The Guardian, 20th May 2019

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Man who ‘confessed’ to raping woman in Facebook message was not prosecuted – The Independent

‘A man who “confessed” on Facebook Messenger to raping a woman in her sleep will not be prosecuted because authorities think there is “no realistic prospect of conviction”, The Independent can reveal.’

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The Independent, 19th May 2019

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UK government security decisions can be challenged in court, judges rule – The Guardian

‘Government security decisions will in future be open to challenge in the courts after judges ruled that a secretive intelligence tribunal could not be exempt from legal action.’

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The Guardian, 15th May 2019

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Call for curbs on Lord Chancellor’s power over online rule committee – Legal Futures

‘A future Lord Chancellor could impose “quite radical changes” on the court system unless changes are made to the Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill, peers have warned.’

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Legal Futures, 16th May 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

‘We want to make it more accessible’: a guide to the new-look bar course – The Guardian

Posted May 15th, 2019 in barristers, fees, inns of court, internet, legal education, news, statistics by sally

‘The exam for barrister trainees could be about to change. Here’s all students need to know about the planned new course.’

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The Guardian, 14th May 2019

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Tommy Robinson: high court gives go-ahead for new contempt case – The Guardian

‘Two high court judges have said fresh proceedings can be brought against Tommy Robinson for alleged contempt of court over the filming of people involved in a criminal trial.’

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The Guardian, 14th May 2019

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Number of British paedophiles may be far higher than thought – The Guardian

‘The number of Britons with a sexual interest in children may be seven times higher than previously thought, the head of the National Crime Agency has said.’

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The Guardian, 14th May 2019

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Ep 78: Paying artists in the age of the internet – Andrew Lewis – Law Pod UK

Posted May 14th, 2019 in artistic works, internet, news, remuneration by sally

‘Rosalind English discusses the new copyright proposals with music lawyer Andrew Lewis.’

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Law Pod UK, 13th May 2019

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Tech firms to give secret evidence at child sexual abuse inquiry – The Guardian

‘Facebook, Apple, Microsoft and Google are to give secret evidence to the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse (IICSA) as it examines the growing problem of online exploitation.’

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The Guardian, 13th May 2019

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Promoting cyber security for Internet of Things devices – Technology Law Update

‘The roll-out of 5G networks is ramping up with limited services available in parts of the US and South Korea. 2019 will see the launch of 5G in selected cities across the UK. This new, much faster, mobile connectivity will support a proliferation of internet-enabled devices. With expected benefits in terms of reduced latency and much greater capacity, many expect to see a proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices as 5G becomes a reality.’

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Technology Law Update, 10th May 2019

Source: www.technology-law-blog.co.uk

UK’s organised crime threat at record level, warns National Crime Agency – The Guardian

Posted May 13th, 2019 in brexit, budgets, crime prevention, gangs, internet, investigatory powers, news, police by sally

‘Britain risks losing the fight against organised crime unless police receive significant new resources to tackle the “chronic and corrosive” threat from such groups, the head of the National Crime Agency has warned.’

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The Guardian, 12th May 2019

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It felt like Fatal Attraction, says wife stalked by her hedge fund boss husband’s mistress – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 8th, 2019 in families, harassment, internet, news, sentencing, stalking by tracey

‘It was the chilling 1987 blockbuster about a spurned lover who wreaks revenge on a married man by launching a terrifying stalking campaign against him and his family. But when the wife of a hedge fund manager discovered her husband was having an affair – and his jilted mistress began viciously harassing her online – she said it felt like she had walked onto the set of Fatal Attraction.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th May 2019

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Police ‘overwhelmed’ by child sex abuse image cases call for new approach as thousands of paedophiles seek help – The Independent

‘Police leaders have called for a new approach to the rising number of people who view child sex abuse images online, as thousands of paedophiles seek help to stop their behaviour.’

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The Independent, 6th May 2019

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Judge stops transgender Twitter row – BBC News

Posted May 3rd, 2019 in gender, injunctions, internet, judges, news, transgender persons by sally

‘A judge has told a transgender lawyer and a Catholic journalist involved in an “out of control” Twitter row not to mention each other online.’

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BBC News, 2nd May 2019

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Even more people set to benefit from online court reform – Ministry of Justice

‘New legislation making it even easier for court users to apply for small money claims or divorce online was unveiled in the House of Lords today (1 May 2019).’

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Ministry of Justice, 1st May 2019

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