Cremation Regulations 2008: Your right to inspect the medical certificates – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 7th, 2008 in burials and cremation, news by sally

“The Cremation Regulations 2008 come into effect on 1 January 2009. They modernise and consolidate all previous regulations, replacing the Cremation Regulations 1930 as amended.”

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Ministry of Justice, 7th November 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Jacqui Smith lays down authority to appoint Met chief – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 7th, 2008 in news, police by sally

“Jacqui Smith has laid down her authority over the appointment of the next Commissioner of Scotland Yard by insisting that the successful candidate must be an ‘outstanding’ national leader.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th November 2008

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Daily Cause List, 7th November 200

Posted November 7th, 2008 in news by sally

Friday 7th November 2008

Source: www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk

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

Head of Government security quits over criminal record checks – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 7th, 2008 in criminal records, news, security companies by sally

“The head of the body responsible for Government security has been forced to stand down after hiring staff who had not undergone a criminal record check.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th November 2008

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Plan to make criminals pay defence costs – The Independent

Posted November 7th, 2008 in costs, news by sally

“Defendants convicted at the Crown Court may have to pay towards the cost of their defence under proposals announced today aimed at saving £50m from legal aid.”

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The Independent, 6th November 2008

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Grand Theft Auto player jailed for sex attacks on women – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 7th, 2008 in news, sentencing, sexual offences, video games by sally

“A teenager who sexually assaulted women in the street after spending hours playing the violent video game Grand Theft Auto has been jailed indefinitely.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th November 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Lovells up 15% as litigation looks set to take off – The Times

Posted November 7th, 2008 in law firms, news by sally

“Lovells, one of the City’s biggest law firms, defied gloomy expectations for the UK legal market today by reporting a 15 per cent increase in first-half revenue.”

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The Times, 6th November 2008

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Life sentence over knife in skull – BBC News

“A teenager is to serve at least seven years for attempted murder after stabbing a boy in the head.”

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BBC News, 6th November 2008

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Lords demand amendment to help the innocent get DNA off database – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 7th, 2008 in DNA, news by sally

“The House of Lords has voted to amend the law to help innocent people have their DNA samples removed from the Government’s DNA database. The Lords have passed an amendment to the Counter Terrorism Bill.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 6th November 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

Man jailed for 10-year-old murder after confessing in letter to girlfriend – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 7th, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A man has been jailed for a murder he carried out 10 years ago after confessing to his girlfriend in a letter.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th November 2008

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Animal rights activist cleared of sparklers bomb charge – The Guardian

Posted November 7th, 2008 in demonstrations, explosives, news by sally

“A prominent animal rights activist accused of planting petrol bombs at Oxford University was yesterday cleared of possessing an explosive substance – packets of sparklers – with intent.”

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The Guardian, 7th November 2008

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British lawyer wins seat on world court – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 7th, 2008 in international courts, judges, news by sally

“A QC who challenged General Pinochet’s immunity and advised on legal issues arising from the Iraq conflict has been elected to the International Court of Justice.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th November 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Law lord criticises plan to scrap defence of provocation for men who kill wives – The Times

Posted November 7th, 2008 in domestic violence, murder, news, provocation by sally

“The judge who heads Britain’s highest court has criticised the Government’s plans to scrap the defence of provocation for men who kill unfaithful wives.”

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The Times, 7th November 2008

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Judge cries in court as he passes sentence over death of young father – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 7th, 2008 in dangerous driving, news, sentencing by sally

“A judge was overcome with emotion in court as he passed sentence on a lorry driver who killed a young father with a dangerous U-turn.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th November 2008

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Bill for ID cards rises by £50m as Home Office unveils pilot scheme – The Guardian

Posted November 7th, 2008 in identity cards, news by sally

“The costs of the national identity card project crept up by a further £50m yesterday as the home secretary, Jacqui Smith, announced that a small number of transport workers will be able to volunteer to get the cards next year before the official launch date.”

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The Guardian, 7th November 2008

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Consultations launched on payment of Crown Court defence costs – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 6th, 2008 in costs, Crown Court, legal aid, news by sally

“Those found guilty of criminal offences may have to pay towards the cost of their defence the government announced today as it published two consultation papers.”

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Ministry of Justice, 6th November 2008

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Hustinx: nameless data can still be personal – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 6th, 2008 in data protection, internet, news, privacy by sally

“A person does not have to be identifiable by name for details of their computer usage to be protected by data protection laws, a senior European privacy watchdog has warned.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 6th November 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

‘Wave’ of credit crunch cases set to emerge – The Times

Posted November 6th, 2008 in law firms, news by sally

“Litigation departments at the City’s leading law firms have grown significantly busier in recent weeks as investors turn to legal action to recover losses suffered as a result of the financial crisis.”

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The Times, 6th November 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Quality fears prompt SRA to review foreign lawyer qualification regime – Legal Week

Posted November 6th, 2008 in news, solicitors, Solicitors Regulation Authority by sally

“The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is set to launch a formal consultation into the way in which foreign lawyers qualify into the UK, after pressure from the Law Society and education providers to tighten the regulations.”

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Legal Week, 6th November 2008

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Home Office denies scaling back ID cards – The Independent

Posted November 6th, 2008 in identity cards, news by sally

“The roll-out of identity cards is not being scaled back despite plans to include sensitive employees from just two airports in the next stage, the Home Office said today.”

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The Independent, 6th November 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk