Family barrister ‘exodus’ fears – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 16th, 2008 in barristers, family courts, fees, news by sally

“Proposed fee cuts for family law barristers that would bring them in line financially with solicitors will lead to a ‘massive exodus’ of experienced advocates, the Association of Lawyers for Children (ALC) has warned.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 15th May 2008

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Deportation dispute man leaves UK – BBC News

Posted May 16th, 2008 in immigration, news by sally

“Campaigners for a Filipino man who lost his fight to stay in the UK after his wife died are hoping to persuade the Home Office to look again at his case.”

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BBC News, 15th May 2008

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Court to rule on disclosure of MPs’ expenses – The Independent

Posted May 16th, 2008 in expenses, news, parliament by sally

“The High Court will rule today on whether the House of Commons has won its bid to overturn an information watchdog’s decision to force disclosure of MPs’ expenses.”

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The Independent, 16th May 2008

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Police defend race-fixing inquiry – BBC News

Posted May 16th, 2008 in corruption, gambling, horse racing, news by sally

“The City of London Police has defended the race-fixing investigation which ended with the collapse of a £10m trial but said procedures could be tightened.”

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BBC News, 16th May 2008

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Breasts not for looking but pecs are okay – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 16th, 2008 in news, voyeurism by sally

“It is perfectly legal to ogle a man’s chest but not a woman’s breasts, according to an unusual ruling on what constitutes voyeurism by a panel of leading judges at the Court of Appeal yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th May 2008

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Young deaths coverage questioned – BBC News

Posted May 16th, 2008 in media, news, suicide by sally

“The way in which the apparent suicides of young people in Bridgend was covered by the media is to be debated later.”

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BBC News, 16th May 2008

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Abortion debate: Gordon Brown to oppose 20-week limit change – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 16th, 2008 in abortion, news by sally

“An attempt to lower the legal abortion time limit will be opposed by Gordon Brown during next week’s vote on the issue.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th May 2008

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Judiciary should help promote mediation – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 16th, 2008 in dispute resolution, news by sally

“Judges should help boost ‘startlingly’ low take-up rates of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) by routinely directing litigants to mediate before taking disputes to trial, the Master of the Rolls has said.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 15th May 2008

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Thumbs down for designer robe – The Times

Posted May 16th, 2008 in court dress, judiciary, news by sally

“Like the new gown for judges? You’re in the minority; splutterings of dismay and derision are far more common.”

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The Times, 15th May 2008

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Police snap children during stop and search – The Guardian

Posted May 16th, 2008 in children, news, police, stop and search by sally

“Scotland Yard has admitted its officers have been photographing children who are stopped and searched even after they have been found to be innocent.”

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The Guardian, 16th May 2008

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Worker made to wear ‘I’m Simple’ badge – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 16th, 2008 in news, sex discrimination by sally

“A woman whose manager forced her to wear a badge proclaiming ‘I’m Simple’ has been awarded more than £5,000 in compensation.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th May 2008

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Taping killer’s calls broke the rules, Jack Straw admits – The Times

Posted May 16th, 2008 in confidentiality, interception, news, prisons, privilege by sally

“Prison staff bugged conversations between a convicted killer and his solicitor without authorisation, Jack Straw admitted yesterday.”

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The Times, 16th May 2008

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Government orders data retention by ISPs – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 16th, 2008 in data protection, investigatory powers, news by sally

“Phone and internet companies will soon be forced to keep logs of internet usage to be made available to the police under a new law announced by Prime Minister Gordon Brown this week.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 15th May 2008

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Army veteran, 73, is given electronic tag – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 16th, 2008 in electronic monitoring, news by sally

“An Army veteran has been fitted with an electronic tag and subjected to a curfew for failing to report a road accident.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th May 2008

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ID cards may put poorer people at risk of fraud – The Guardian

Posted May 16th, 2008 in identity cards, news by sally

“An official report has warned that the government’s plans for ID cards may put poorer people at greater risk of fraud, and that ministers are failing to coordinate implementation of the 10-year programme.”

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The Guardian, 16th May 2008

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Men urged to make use of new flexible working rights – The Times

Posted May 16th, 2008 in flexible working, news, part-time work by sally

“Fathers have been urged to make use of new rights to work part-time when the Government extends the law on flexible employment in April.”

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The Times, 16th May 2008

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I will not quit as judge – Cherie – BBC News

Posted May 15th, 2008 in barristers, judges, news by sally

“Cherie Blair has insisted she will not resign as a judge after a senior barrister said publishing her memoirs had brought the law into disrepute.”

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BBC News, 15th May 2008

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Hi-tech tool spots child drinkers – BBC News

Posted May 15th, 2008 in children, data protection, identification, news by sally

“The supermarket chain Budgens has installed face recognition cameras in one of its stores to stop children buying alcohol and cigarettes.”

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BBC News, 13th May 2008

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Actor Grant wins privacy damages – BBC News

Posted May 15th, 2008 in damages, news, privacy by sally

“Hugh Grant, Liz Hurley and her husband Arun Nayar have accepted £58,000 damages for invasion of privacy over photographs taken of them on holiday.”

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BBC News, 15th May 2008

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Jail terms ‘to reflect capacity’ – BBC News

Posted May 15th, 2008 in news, prisons, sentencing by sally

“Prison sentences would be set nationally by an independent body depending on the amount of space in jails, under government plans.”

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BBC News, 15th May 2008

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