Bribery and drugs exposed at private jail – The Guardian

Posted April 16th, 2007 in news, prisons by sally

“An investigation by an undercover reporter working as a prison officer has exposed conditions in a private jail where inmates have easy access to drugs and mobile phones and subject overstretched staff to intimidation if they are too diligent in their work.”

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The Guardian, 16th April 2007

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Asbo breach OAP to be sentenced – BBC News

Posted April 16th, 2007 in ASBOs, elderly, news, sentencing by sally

“An 81-year-old woman is due to be sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court after being found guilty of harassment and breaching her Asbo.” 

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BBC News, 16th April 2007

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Lawyers who made a fortune from miners’ claims must repay millions – The Times

Posted April 16th, 2007 in news, solicitors by sally

“Solicitors have been ordered to pay back tens of millions of pounds from the profits they made by handling compensation claims for sick miners.”

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The Times, 16th April 2007

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Widow pins hopes on fresh evidence in jail cell killing – The Guardian

Posted April 16th, 2007 in news, prisons by sally

“Britain’s prison system faces scrutiny this weekend over its treatment of ethnic minority prisoners as new evidence is revealed about how an Asian inmate was killed by his white cellmate.”

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The Guardian, 15th April 2007

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Judge’s £58,000 for staying at home – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 16th, 2007 in judges, news by sally

“An immigration judge involved in an alleged blackmail love triangle has been paid more than £58,000 for staying at home since a formal investigation began into his behaviour, it emerged yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th April 2007

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British judge limits wife’s share of income – Financial Times

Posted April 16th, 2007 in divorce, news by sally

“Wives divorcing high-earning husbands in the UK are not entitled to an unlimited share of their future income, a high court judge has ruled in the latest ‘big money’ case involving wealthy City of London figures.”

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Financial Times, 13th April 2007

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Judge praises gambler for beating habit – The Guardian

Posted April 16th, 2007 in gambling, news by sally

“An Old Bailey judge yesterday praised Britain’s worst gambler for beating her online betting addiction and revealed that he also struggles to pick a winner.”

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The Guardian, 14th April 2007

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Tracking e-mails ‘a breach of human rights’

Posted April 16th, 2007 in human rights, news, privacy by sally

“A college worker in Wales whose e-mails and internet usage at work were monitored has successfully sued her employer for breaching the European Convention on Human Rights.”

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The Times, 14th April 2007

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One man’s legal fight for justice over bank fees – The Independent

Posted April 16th, 2007 in banking, news by sally

“He is the ultimate bank rebel. After months of controversy, Britain’s banks face a landmark court challenge over charges as a result of a one-man campaign waged by a barrister who is risking his professional career to prove they are acting illegally.”

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The Independent, 14th April 2007

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Judge criticises 21/7 trial delay – BBC News

Posted April 16th, 2007 in criminal justice, delay, news by sally

“The judge in the 21 July trial has said a further delay has shown the criminal justice system in a ‘very poor light’.” 

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BBC News, 13th April 2007

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£185,000 in fines for householders who put rubbish out at wrong time – The Times

Posted April 13th, 2007 in environmental health, fines, news by sally

“Thousands of people across the country have been fined for putting out their rubbish on the wrong day. More than a dozen councils have levied fines since the introduction of legislation a year ago enabling local authorities to pursue residents, a Times investigation has found.”

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The Times, 13th April 2007

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Top QC condemns Treasury trust plan – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted April 13th, 2007 in money laundering, news, trusts by sally

“The Government’s draft money laundering regulations are so vague it could be unlawful to prosecute lawyers who may unwittingly fail to comply with them, a leading human rights QC has claimed.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 13th April 2007

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‘Tactics backfiring’ as jails try to curb radical Islam – The Guardian

Posted April 13th, 2007 in Islam, news, prisons by sally

“The Prison Service’s attempts to curb the growth of radical Islam in jails by restricting communal prayers and reading of the Qur’an during work breaks are exacerbating the problem, according to the first in-depth study of Muslim prisoners.”

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The Guardian, 13th April 2007

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Virgin Media sues BSkyB in High Court – The Times

Posted April 13th, 2007 in competition, media, news by sally

“Virgin Media has filed legal proceedings against BSkyB in the High Court, making good a threat to sue the rival pay-TV group over a dispute over the carriage fees paid to air channels.”

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The Times, 13th April 2007

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Internet ‘suicide helper’ found not guilty – The Times

Posted April 13th, 2007 in assisted suicide, news by sally

“A computer analyst who posted a message on the internet offering to help suicide attempts was cleared yesterday of breaking the law after a judge ruled that there was insufficient evidence.”

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The Times, 13th April 2007

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Job and pay victory in age discrimination case – The Times

Posted April 12th, 2007 in age discrimination, news by sally

“A 66-year-old health worker sacked the day before new age discrimination regulations came into force has won her job back, it was revealed today.”

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The Times, 12th April 2007

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Trading Standards officers become copyright enforcers – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 12th, 2007 in copyright, news by sally

“Trading Standards officers are now empowered to enter premises and seize goods and documents they believe to be involved in copyright infringement, now that changes to the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act have come into force.” 

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th April 2007

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One third of people will resist ID checks, Government predicted – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 11th, 2007 in identity cards, news by sally

“One in three people will resist identity checks according to Government figures. The just-released statistics predict a widespread revolt over identity cards, but the Home Office has dismissed the figures as irrelevant and out of date.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th April 2007

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Ministers rule out emulating America’s hardline ‘Megan’s Law’ – The Independent

Posted April 11th, 2007 in child abuse, news by sally

“The introduction of a British version of ‘Megan’s Law’, giving communities the automatic right to know about paedophiles living locally, has been ruled out by the Government. Parents will only have the right to information about convicted sex offenders in their neighbourhoods in specific circumstances, such as when a single mother has suspicions about a new partner.”

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The Independent, 11th April 2007

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Hindus may win right to open-air creamations – The Times

Posted April 10th, 2007 in burials and cremation, news by sally

“The open-air burning of human corpses may be permitted across Britain after a religious charity won a significant victory in its campaign to legalise traditional Hindu funerals. ”

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The Times, 10th April 2007

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