Government announces new law for increased data sharing – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 25th, 2008 in data protection, news by sally

“The powers of Government to share data will be increased under new laws announced yesterday. Legislation will introduce a fast-track procedure to allow data sharing whenever ‘a robust case’ can be made for sharing, said a Ministry of Justice report.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 25th November 2008

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The UK does not need a data breach notification law, says Government – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 25th, 2008 in data protection, news, privacy by sally

“The Government has rejected calls for a law that would require significant data security breaches to be notified to the country’s privacy regulator. It said that notification to the Information Commissioner should be a matter of good practice, not law.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 25th November 2008

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25 life terms for ‘British Fritzl’ – The Independent

Posted November 25th, 2008 in incest, news, rape, sentencing by sally

“A man who repeatedly raped his two daughters was jailed for life today at Sheffield Crown Court. He made them pregnant 19 times and seven of the children are still alive.”

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The Independent, 25th November 2008

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Hannah Foster’s killer jailed for 24 years – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 25th, 2008 in murder, news, rape, sentencing by sally

“The man convicted of kidnapping, raping and strangling teenager Hannah Foster – before going on the run to India – has been sentenced to a minimum of 24 years in jail.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th November 2008

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Law firms look outside as market prepares for ‘Big Bang’ – The Times

Posted November 25th, 2008 in alternative business structures, law firms, legal services, news by sally

“Four in five law firms expect to join forces with other professionals under the reforms to be introduced by the Legal Services Act, a new survey has found.”

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The Times, 25th November 2008

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Daily Cause List, 25th November 2008

Posted November 25th, 2008 in news by sally

Tuesday 25th November 2008

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Please note only the current day’s cause list will be accessible

Record number of criminals being handed community court orders – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 25th, 2008 in community service, news, sentencing by sally

“A record number of criminals are being handed community court orders despite one in three being breached by offenders.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th November 2008

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New laws against forced marriages – BBC News

Posted November 25th, 2008 in forced marriages, news by sally

“Laws to prevent forced marriages and protect those who have already fallen victim have been introduced in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.”

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BBC News, 25th November 2008

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Cancer patients seek damages after frozen sperm is destroyed – The Times

Posted November 25th, 2008 in hospitals, human tissue, negligence, news by sally

“Six cancer sufferers who lost their only chance of fathering children when a hospital freezer broke down and destroyed their sperm samples were at the centre of an unprecedented compensation claim yesterday.”

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The Times, 25th November 2008

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Domestic violence ‘costs £5.8bn’ – The Guardian

Posted November 25th, 2008 in domestic violence, news by sally

“Domestic violence costs the British economy £5.8bn a year and significantly depresses women’s ability to contribute to economic growth, the attorney general told French ministers and former victims in Paris yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 25th November 2008

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Human Rights undermines public safety, says Tory – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 25th, 2008 in human rights, news by sally

“The Human Rights Act has undermined public safety and led to a ‘rights culture’ developing in the UK, the Conservatives said.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th November 2008

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Legal moves against canoeist wife – BBC News

Posted November 25th, 2008 in fraud, insurance, news, pensions, proceeds of crime by sally

“Legal moves to reclaim hundreds of thousands of pounds illegally claimed by the wife of a back-from-the-dead canoeist are due to begin.”

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BBC News, 25th November 2008

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Defendants should not have to pay for being wrongly prosecuted – discuss – The Times

Posted November 25th, 2008 in costs, legal aid, news, prosecutions by sally

“Should the taxpayer foot the legal bills of defendants who are brought before courts and acquitted?”

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The Times, 25th November 2008

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‘British Josef Fritzl’ to be sentenced – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 25th, 2008 in incest, news, rape, sentencing by sally

“A rapist dubbed ‘the British Josef Fritzl’, is to be sentenced after admitting to repeatedly raping his two daughters and getting them pregnant 19 times.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th November 2008

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Foreign nationals given ID cards – BBC News

Posted November 25th, 2008 in identity cards, news by sally

“The Home Office is to start issuing identity cards to people from outside the European Economic Area.”

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BBC News, 25th November 2008

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Cannabis upgrade ‘very damaging’ – BBC News

Posted November 25th, 2008 in drug offences, news by sally

“A group of leading scientists and MPs has attacked plans to reclassify cannabis as a more dangerous drug.”

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BBC News, 25th November 2008

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Amy Winehouse’s husband Blake Fielder-Civil loses appeal – The Times

Posted November 24th, 2008 in appeals, assault, news, perverting the course of justice, sentencing by sally

“Amy Winehouse’s husband has lost an appeal against his sentence for attacking a pub landlord and perverting the course of justice.”

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The Times, 24th November 2008

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Doctor who lied after failing to visit pensioner who died in fire spared jail – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 24th, 2008 in doctors, elderly, inquests, news by sally

“A family doctor who lied ‘in a moment of panic’ after failing to visit a vulnerable pensioner before she died in a fire at her home has been spared jail.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th November 2008

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UK advertising rules may change to close YouTube loophole – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 24th, 2008 in advertising, insurance, news by sally

“Advertising claims made in videos on YouTube are subject to the same standards of truth and accuracy as ads that appear in traditional media, according to a US advertising watchdog. Such ads can escape the UK regulator’s remit, though. A group of advertising industry stakeholders is reviewing UK advertising rules. Its recommendations may include the extension of regulation to advertising claims on companies’ own websites, which are currently exempt, and videos that appear on sites like YouTube.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th November 2008

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Reforms bring increased competition to the Lloyd’s insurance market – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 24th, 2008 in competition, insurance, Lloyd's, news by sally

“A restriction on Lloyd’s managing agents doing business with non-Lloyd’s brokers was lifted last week by an order modernising the way the world’s leading specialist insurance market operates.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th November 2008

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