Porn surf nurse struck off – The Independent

Posted November 7th, 2008 in disciplinary procedures, news, nurses, pornography, professional conduct by sally

“A nurse on an old people’s ward who used a hospital computer to look at sexually explicit images of an elderly woman was struck off today.”

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The Independent, 7th November 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Man ‘shopped’ by mother is jailed – BBC News

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

“A man whose mother shopped him to police after he admitted killing a man has been jailed for four years after pleading guilty to manslaughter.”

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BBC News, 7th November 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Men will suffer from new laws on sex discrimination, academic warns – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 7th, 2008 in news, sex discrimination by sally

“Men will become the new victims of sex discrimination if workplace equality laws are strengthened further, according to a female academic.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th November 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Asian employee superimposed on to bin Laden cave picture sues company – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 7th, 2008 in constructive dismissal, news, race discrimination by sally

“Vinod Rajdev claims that colleagues at software provider Civica routinely taunted him and joked that he was an al-Qaeda terrorist ‘mastermind’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th November 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Security firm fined £95,000 after criminals guard shops – The Times

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

“A security firm was fined £95,000 today after sending out unlicensed guards and staff with criminal convictions to look after a string of high street stores.”

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The Times, 7th November 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Policeman jailed for having sex on duty – The Independent

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

“A police officer who admitted having sex with one woman while on duty and propositioning another after she had been arrested was today jailed for four months.”

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The Independent, 7th November 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Lord Falconer: ‘regulators will drive litigation’ – The Times

Posted November 7th, 2008 in financial regulation, news by sally

“A surge in litigation is likely to be driven by regulators as they seek to find blame for the financial crisis, a group of leading lawyers said last night.”

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The Times, 7th November 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Ready for a fight in the Law’s ‘Big Bang’ – Evening Standard

Posted November 7th, 2008 in legal profession, news by sally

“As lawyers gear up for their version of the Big Bang, tensions are growing within a profession that has always prided itself on keeping calm in a crisis. The catalyst was an announcement by the Law Society last month that it was to commission a wide-ranging review of how solicitors in England and Wales should be regulated under recent legislation.”

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Evening Standard, 4th November 2008

Source: www.thisislondon.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted November 7th, 2008 in news by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

London & Regional (St George’s Court) Ltd v Ministry of Defence & Anor [2008] EWCA Civ 1212 (06 November 2008)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Michael Wilson & Partners Ltd v Emmott [2008] EWHC 2684 (Comm) (06 November 2008)

Source: www.bailii.org

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

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk