Children must be at the heart of care proceedings – Government News Network

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

“The welfare of children must be at the heart of the processes involved in considering whether to take a child into care, Family Justice Minister Harriet Harman will say today.”

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Department for Constitutional Affairs press release, 17th April 2007

Source: www.gnn.gov.uk

Tax evaders to win partial amnesty – Financial Times

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

“A partial amnesty for hundreds of thousands of tax evaders who hide money abroad will be announced this week, in a move expected to bring more than a billion pounds into the Treasury’s coffers.”

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Financial Times, 16th April 2007

Source: www.ft.com

Wrestlers win round three of WWF battle – The Lawyer

Posted April 16th, 2007 in damages, names, news by sally

“The wrestlers have beaten the environmentalists in the latest round of the fight over the initials WWF.”

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The Lawyer, 16th April 2007

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Data collection can evade Data Protection Act, says Court of Appeal – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 16th, 2007 in data protection, news by sally

“The selection and collation of information from several files held on a person does not necessarily count as processing of personal data, according to the Court of Appeal. The activity can escape the remit of the Data Protection Act.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th April 2007

Source: www.out-law.com

20 Essex Street barristers conclude key breach of contract case in the Lords – The Lawyer

Posted April 16th, 2007 in contracts, damages, news by sally

“A trio of barristers from 20 Essex Street has secured a House of Lords ruling that could alter significantly the principles governing the way damages are measured for breach of contract.”

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The Lawyer, 16th April 2007

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Ex-BNP banker claims she was forced out after taking maternity leave – The Times

Posted April 16th, 2007 in flexible working, news, sex discrimination by sally

“A former ‘high-flying’ female banker who claims that male colleagues placed bets on whether she would return to work after having a baby is suing her former employer, BNP Paribas, for sex discrimination.”

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The Times, 16th April 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Appeal on Iraqi civilian ‘torture death’ to begin – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 16th, 2007 in armed forces, courts martial, Iraq, jurisdiction, news by sally

“Five of Britain’s most senior judges will begin hearing an appeal this week that could lead to independent inquiries into the deaths of Iraqi civilians at the hands of British troops in Iraq.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th April 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Competition laws could keep RBS from getting ABN – The Times

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

“The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) consortium trying to gatecrash the £80 billion merger talks between Barclays and ABN Amro could have its approach scuppered on competition grounds.”

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The Times, 16th April 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Legal complaints scheme ‘will lead to higher fees’ – The Times

Posted April 16th, 2007 in complaints, legal profession, news by sally

The cost of seeing a lawyer is expected to rise with the disclosure that estimates for setting up a new legal complaints scheme have soared to nearly £50 million.

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The Times, 16th April 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Deportation reprieve for boy, 7, and HIV-positive parents – The Guardian

Posted April 16th, 2007 in children, HIV, immigration, news by sally

“A seven-year-old boy and his HIV-positive parents at the centre of a deportation battle have been granted a legal reprieve after coming within hours of being put on a plane to Malawi.”

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The Guardian, 16th April 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

MPs to debate mental health plans – BBC News

Posted April 16th, 2007 in mental health, news by sally

“Controversial plans to allow mentally ill people to be detained against their will, even if they have not committed a crime, are due to be discussed by MPs.”

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BBC News, 16th April 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Related link: Mental Health Bill 2006-07

Magistrates quit over government demand to impose charges – The Guardian

Posted April 16th, 2007 in fines, magistrates, news by sally

“Three senior magistrates have resigned over surcharges on fines for offenders in what could be the start of a wave of revolts against the scheme. Other magistrates are angry about the Home Office-inspired initiative, which they say interferes with their discretion to make the punishment fit the crime and turns them into unofficial tax collectors.”

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The Guardian, 16th April 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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

Source: www.ft.com

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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk