Solicitor Jim Beresford makes £30m from sick miners’ compensation scheme – The Times

Posted June 9th, 2008 in compensation, industrial injuries, miners, news, solicitors by sally

“A solicitor who specialises in claiming compensation for sick coalminers has banked a personal profit of more than £30 million from the government-funded scheme.”

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The Times, 9th June 2008

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Fraudsters hack into Home Office website – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 9th, 2008 in computer crime, government departments, news by sally

“Cunning computer hackers have hijacked the Home Office crime reduction website and used it to carry out an elaborate online scam.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th June 2008

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Repossessions swamp free lawyers – BBC News

Posted June 9th, 2008 in news, pro bono work, repossession by sally

“Homeowners threatened with repossession are being denied free legal advice because lawyers who provide it are being swamped, says a charity.”

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BBC News, 8th June 2008

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Mother of barrister’s clerk Lee Cook harangues judge for ‘disgusting’ sentence passed on killer – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 9th, 2008 in homicide, news, sentencing by sally

“The mother of barrister’s clerk Lee Cook, who was killed in a City bar because of a row over a spilt drink, berated a senior judge across a courtroom for the ‘disgusting’ 14-month sentence he passed on the man responsible.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th June 2008

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ID cards could help turn Britain into a surveillance society, warn MPs – The Guardian

Posted June 9th, 2008 in identity cards, news by sally

“A compulsory national identity card scheme could be used to monitor the movements of British citizens because of the dangers of ‘function creep’, a committee of MPs warned yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 9th June 2008

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MS sufferer seeks answers over laws on euthanasia – The Independent

Posted June 9th, 2008 in assisted suicide, news by sally

“A woman who suffers from a degenerative disease has called for the law on assisted suicide to be clarified so that she can decide when she wants to die.”

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The Independent, 7th June 2008

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Dossier prepared for UN details grim plight of many young people in Britain – The Guardian

Posted June 9th, 2008 in children, human rights, news by sally

“A dossier of abuse of the human rights of children and young people in Britain will be presented to United Nations inspectors today in a joint submission from the four children’s commissioners for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.”

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The Guardian, 9th June 2008

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Ministers promise to rehabilitate young offenders as well as punish them – The Times

Posted June 9th, 2008 in criminal justice, news, young offenders by sally

“A new approach to youth justice was promised by ministers yesterday in which equal weight would be given to prevention, enforcement and the rehabilitation of young offenders.”

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The Times, 9th June 2008

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Straw sacks magistrate who criticised police – The Independent

Posted June 9th, 2008 in magistrates, news by sally

“Jack Straw was at the centre of a political row last night after he sacked a magistrate who criticised the police for failing to protect her daughter from being physically assaulted at school.”

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The Independent, 8th June 2008

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Signalwoman, Donna McAllister, wins damages over taunts – The Times

Posted June 9th, 2008 in damages, news, sex discrimination by sally

“A signalwoman for Network Rail has won more than £100,000 damages after male colleagues put pornographic magazines in her in-tray. Donna McAllister, 44, said that she had a nervous breakdown after she complained about her treatment.”

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The Times, 7th June 2008

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Classroom stabbing boy sentenced – BBC News

Posted June 6th, 2008 in news, sentencing, wounding, young offenders by sally

“A 13-year-old boy who pulled a knife from his sock and stabbed a pupil at a school in Leeds has been sentenced.”

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BBC News, 6th June 2008

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‘Crippled’ benefit fraud jailed – BBC News

Posted June 6th, 2008 in benefits, fraud, news, sentencing by sally

“A man who said he could barely walk and claimed £90,000 in benefits has been jailed for 18 months after fraud inspectors filmed him playing football.”

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BBC News, 6th June 2008

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Rwandan suspects to be extradited – BBC News

Posted June 6th, 2008 in extradition, genocide, news by sally

“Magistrates in London have upheld a request to extradite four men to Rwanda to face mass murder charges.”

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BBC News, 6th June 2008

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Broadband advertising: Call for code to be extended to mobile internet – The Guardian

Posted June 6th, 2008 in advertising, consumer protection, internet, news by sally

“Senior industry figures are calling for the new code of practice for advertising broadband services to be extended to mobile internet providers.”

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The Guardian, 6th June 2008

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Teenager who killed youth worker given life sentence – The Guardian

Posted June 6th, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“A teenager was today sentenced to life imprisonment after being found guilty of shooting a youth worker six times as he sat on a garden wall.”

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The Guardian, 6th June 2008

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Competition Commission looks into banks’ payment protection – The Times

Posted June 6th, 2008 in banking, competition, consumer protection, insurance, news by sally

“Banks that have sold payment protection insurance (PPI) could face a wave of compensation claims after the Competition Commission said that 14 million consumers had been overcharged by an estimated £1.4 billion, or an average of £100 a year.”

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The Times, 6th June 2008

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Customers misled about broadband speeds, says Ofcom – The Times

Posted June 6th, 2008 in advertising, consumer protection, internet, news by sally

“Ofcom has encouraged internet service providers (ISPs) to sign up to a voluntary code which would regulate how they advertise broadband speeds to customers.”

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The Times, 5th June 2008

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IPCC questions for police inquiry – BBC News

Posted June 6th, 2008 in bias, complaints, news, police by sally

“Dyfed-Powys Police is to be examined over claims it failed to properly look at allegations against a friend of former chief constable Terry Grange.”

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BBC News, 5th June 2008

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Cash award for brain-damaged man – BBC News

Posted June 6th, 2008 in damages, news, personal injuries by sally

“A man who suffered brain-damage when he washed out to sea during a day trip organised by his local authority has been awarded undisclosed compensation.”

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BBC News, 5th June 2008

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Firms fined over screen collapse – BBC News

Posted June 6th, 2008 in fines, health & safety, news by sally

“Two companies have been fined a total of more than £52,000 after a giant TV screen put up to show World Cup games in the centre of Birmingham collapsed.”

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BBC News, 5th June 2008

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