Older prisoners ‘doubly punished’ – BBC News

Posted July 10th, 2008 in news, prisons by sally

“Older prisoners in England and Wales face a ‘double punishment’ of poor treatment and conditions, says campaign group the Prison Reform Trust.”

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BBC News, 10th July 2008

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Editor defends decision to run exposé of Mosley orgy – The Independent

Posted July 10th, 2008 in freedom of expression, media, news, privacy by sally

“The editor of the News Of The World has defended the paper’s allegation that Max Mosley had engaged in ‘sick Nazi orgy’. Colin Myler claimed while being cross-examined at the High Court that the 68-year-old Formula One boss had instigated a ‘crime upon himself’ when he was caned until blood was drawn.”

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The Independent, 10th July 2008

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Complaints about solicitors jump 13 per cent in four years – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 10th, 2008 in complaints, news, solicitors by sally

“Complaints about solicitors have surged 13 per cent in just four years to more than 19,000, figures show.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th July 2008

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Youth guilty in baby murder case – BBC News

Posted July 10th, 2008 in child abuse, murder, news, young offenders by sally

“A teenager who killed a baby when he spun her around and slammed her head against a wall had been banned from seeing her, it has emerged.”

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BBC News, 9th July 2008

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Carer guilty of ‘sadistic’ attack – BBC News

Posted July 10th, 2008 in assault, care workers, elderly, news by sally

“A carer has been convicted of a sadistic sexual assault on an elderly dementia patient he was supposed to be looking after in a nursing home.”

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BBC News, 9th July 2008

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Millionaire divorcee sues lawyers for not winning big enough pay out – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 10th, 2008 in divorce, legal profession, negligence, news by sally

“A divorcee who won a £1.4million payout from her multi-millionaire husband is suing her lawyers because she claims she should have got twice that amount.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th July 2008

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Sight-drug battle in High Court – BBC News

Posted July 10th, 2008 in medicines, news by sally

“Three patients are taking their NHS trust to the High Court to try to force it to pay for a ‘sight-saving’ drug.”

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BBC News, 10th July 2008

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SFO consults on US-style plea bargains to boost its corruption conviction rates – Legal Week

Posted July 10th, 2008 in corruption, news, plea bargaining by sally

“The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is poised to launch a consultation about bringing in a US-style plea bargaining system for UK companies involved in corruption cases.”

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Legal Week, 10th July 2008

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Judge who sentenced animal rights activist was fan of blood sports – The Independent

Posted July 10th, 2008 in bias, judiciary, news by sally

“A man found guilty at the end of the longest animal rights trial in legal history has launched an appeal, claiming the judge should not have heard the case because of his interest in blood sports.”

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The Independent, 10th July 2008

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Europe to begin investigation of secrecy in family courts – The Times

Posted July 10th, 2008 in family courts, miscarriage of justice, news by sally

” Britain faces an investigation by Europe into secrecy in family courts, amid growing political pressure to overhaul the system.”

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The Times, 10th July 2008

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We need tougher sentences for knife crime, says Britain’s top judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 9th, 2008 in news, offensive weapons, sentencing by sally

“The independent body which advises judges and magistrates on sentencing has failed to keep pace with the scale of Britain’s knife crime crisis, the Lord Chief Justice has said.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th July 2008

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Charities ‘should be subject to human rights’ – The Guardian

Posted July 9th, 2008 in charities, freedom of information, human rights, news by sally

“Human rights and freedom of information legislation should be extended to cover charities and social enterprises that deliver public services, such as care homes, a report said today.”

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The Guardian, 9th July 2008

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Judge praises twins who reported their drink-driving mother – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 9th, 2008 in alcohol abuse, news, road traffic offences by sally

“A judge has praised twin sisters for public spiritedness in reporting their mother to police for drink driving.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th July 2008

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Law and order: Police stop nearly 2m for questioning in year – The Guardian

Posted July 9th, 2008 in news, police by sally

“The police used their powers to stop members of the public in the street and demand they account for themselves on nearly 2m occasions in the year 2006-07, according to Ministry of Justice figures published yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 9th July 2008

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Peers call for cybercrime shakeup (again) – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 9th, 2008 in computer crime, news, police, victims by sally

“Peers are calling for a reversal of rules that stop UK victims reporting cybercrimes directly to the police. The House of Lords science committee is also encouraging the government to introduce a data breach notification law.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 9th July 2008

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Impractical and wrong in principle: former MI5 chief’s verdict on Brown’s 42-day plan – The Guardian

Posted July 9th, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“Gordon Brown’s plan to detain terror suspects without charge for up to 42 days suffered a big setback yesterday when the former head of MI5 condemned it as unworkable and all but accused Downing Street of playing politics with Britain’s national security.”

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The Guardian, 9th July 2008

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Prisons: Child secure units still use adult restraint methods, says inspector – The Guardian

Posted July 9th, 2008 in children, news, prisons, restraint by sally

“Children being held in secure units are still subjected to restraining techniques designed for adults, with no consistent system of recording the reasons for its use, according to the prisons inspector.”

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The Guardian, 9th July 2008

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UK-IPO asks if research exemption in patent law is too vague – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 9th, 2008 in news, patents by sally

“The UK Intellectual Property Office (UK-IPO) will attempt to clear up uncertainty and doubt about an exception to patent law for researchers, moving to end a lack of clarity about which acts are illegal and which are allowed.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 9th July 2008

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Disabled teenagers allegedly told they were ‘scaring off other customers’ in salon – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 9th, 2008 in compensation, disability discrimination, news by sally

“Three disabled teenagers who were allegedly ‘shooed’ out of a beauty salon by staff who said they were ‘scaring off other customers’ have accepted £4,500 in an out of court settlement.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th July 2008

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Huge rise in number of racist attacks – The Independent

Posted July 9th, 2008 in harassment, news, racism by sally

“Record numbers of racist incidents – from verbal abuse to stabbings – are being reported to police, fuelling fears that levels of Islamophobia are rising.”

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The Independent, 9th July 2008

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