Death row Briton to face retrial – BBC News

Posted September 3rd, 2007 in death penalty, news, retrials by sally

“A Briton who has spent more than 20 years on death row in the US is to face a retrial.”

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BBC News, 1st September 2007

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Adult courts ‘unfit for children’ – BBC News

Posted September 3rd, 2007 in children, courts, criminal justice, news by sally

“The use of the Old Bailey and other crown courts to try children is ‘inappropriate’, the new head of the Criminal Bar Association has warned.”

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BBC News, 3rd September 2007

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Hybrid embryo research likely to be approved – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 3rd, 2007 in embryology, news by sally

“Research using hybrid embryos is likely to be given the go-ahead this week after warnings it would be a major blow to British science if the Government watchdog refused to allow it.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st September 2007

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Fears new laws will ‘normalise’ gambling – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 3rd, 2007 in gambling, news by sally

“New gambling laws that relax restrictions on advertising and extend opening hours come into force today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st September 2007

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Lie detectors target benefit claim cheats – The Observer

Posted September 3rd, 2007 in benefits, fraud, news by sally

“Benefit claimants and job seekers could be forced to take lie detector tests as early as next year after an early review of a pilot scheme exposed 126 benefit cheats in just three months, saving one local authority £110,000.”

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The Observer, 2nd September 2007

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Government in dock as HIV couple sue US drug firms in blood scandal – The Guardian

Posted September 3rd, 2007 in blood products, HIV, negligence, news by sally

“Lawyers for a couple infected with HIV through contaminated blood products are hoping to reopen the issue of government responsibility for the scandal in the British courts.”

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The Guardian, 3rd September 2007

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Report into death of boy, 14, calls for reform of youth custody – The Guardian

Posted September 3rd, 2007 in news, suicide, young offenders by sally

“A report into Britain’s youngest death in custody will today condemn the youth justice system for treating 14-year-old Adam Rickwood more as a tearaway deserving to be locked up rather than a vulnerable child in need of care.”

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The Guardian, 3rd September 2007

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Charities want ageism ban in finance and health services – The Times

Posted September 3rd, 2007 in age discrimination, news by sally

“Ministers will face calls this week to extend the laws to protect the elderly as tribunals brace themselves for a surge in age discrimination claims.”

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The Times, 3rd September 2007

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Scrap ASBOs, says leading lawyer – The Times

Posted September 3rd, 2007 in ASBOs, news by sally

“A leading barrister and part-time judge believes ASBOs should be scrapped because they could lead to severe injustice.”

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The Times, 3rd September 2007

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Divorces down to record low but is it love that’s keeping couples together? – The Guardian

Posted August 31st, 2007 in divorce, news by sally

“The number of divorces in England and Wales has fallen to its lowest level since 1984 amid signs that changes in legal rulings and publicity surrounding big divorce settlements are encouraging couples to stay together.”

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The Guardian,31st August 2007

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What is personal data? Information Commissioner updates guidance – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 31st, 2007 in data protection, news by sally

“The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) published new guidance yesterday that explains its view of what counts as personal data under the Data Protection Act (DPA). Information that is not personal data today may become personal data as technology advances, it says.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 30th August 2007

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‘Commercially unimportant’ copyright infringement punished by injunction – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 31st, 2007 in computer programs, copyright, injunctions, news by sally

“A software developer responsible for a copyright infringement described even by the copyright owner as insignificant still broke the law, a court has ruled. An injunction has been served even though the infringer has stopped using the technology.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 31st August 2007

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July 21 lawyer faces investigation over bribery claims – The Guardian

Posted August 31st, 2007 in corruption, news, solicitors by sally

“Scotland Yard was today investigating claims that a solicitor who represented some of the July 21 bombers tried to bribe a co-defendant.”

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The Guardian, 30th August 2007

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Driver who deflected speed guns guilty of perverting justice – The Guardian

Posted August 31st, 2007 in fines, news, road traffic by sally

“A businessman who had a speed gun ‘zapper’ fitted to his Range Rover and then denied knowledge of it to police was fined £5,000 yesterday and banned from driving for a year.”

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The Guardian, 31st August 2007

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Jail dispute set to spread to other public sector unions despite talks – The Guardian

Posted August 31st, 2007 in industrial action, news, prison officers, trade unions by sally

“More strikes by prison officers look inevitable in the wake of the government’s response to this week’s wildcat action. The justice secretary, Jack Straw, is due to meet union leaders today for ‘meaningful talks’, but both sides appeared headed for a confrontation which could spread to other public sector unions.”

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The Guardian, 31st August 2007

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Imprisoned paedophile kept video abuse diary – The Independent

Posted August 31st, 2007 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

“A man who kept a video library of a campaign of sex attacks on children as young as three years old, racking up 89 separate offences, has been jailed for life.”

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The Independent, 31st August 2007

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Developer loses landmark squatting case – The Times

Posted August 31st, 2007 in adverse possession, compensation, human rights, news by sally

“A property developer’s landmark legal fight to secure compensation for land lost to squatters has ended in failure after Europe’s highest court ruled that UK law did not breach the developer’s human rights.”

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The Times, 30th August 2007

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Train ticket increases could breach law – The Guardian

Posted August 30th, 2007 in competition, news, railways by sally

“Rail fare increases could breach competition law if passengers are left carrying an excessive share of the cost of running the railways, the industry regulator warned yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 30th August 2007

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Woman admits illegal house raffle – BBC News

Posted August 30th, 2007 in gambling, news by sally

“A woman who tried to raffle her £150,000 home has been ordered to pay nearly £8,000 compensation after she admitted breaking lottery laws.”

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BBC News, 29th August 2007

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Framed father tells of barrister fake email plot – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 30th, 2007 in barristers, news, perverting the course of justice by sally

“A father who was framed by a leading barrister in a child custody case has spoken for the first time about the extraordinary chain of events that led to him uncovering the deception.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th August 2007

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