Judges to condemn new Ministry of Justice – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 15th, 2007 in judges, Ministry of Justice, news by sally

“Senior judges will today consider whether to issue an unprecedented condemnation of the new Ministry of Justice, launched last week without the constitutional safeguards they regard as essential.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th May 2007

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Deportation ruling deals blow to anti-terror policy – The Guardian

Posted May 15th, 2007 in news, terrorism by sally

“The government’s anti-terror policy was dealt another blow today after judges ruled against deporting a man cleared of plotting to launch a poison attack on London.”

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The Guardian, 14th May 2007

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Sentence extended for lawyer murder – The Times

Posted May 14th, 2007 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“One of the two robbers convicted of murdering Linklaters lawyer Tom ap Rhys Pryce had his minimum custodial term increased by the Court of Appeal today.”

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The Times, 14th May 2007

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Copyright damages should not be punitive, says UK Government – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 14th, 2007 in copyright, damages, news by sally

“The Government has proposed a change to the damages available under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act, ruling out the possibility of the award of punitive damages in civil cases of copyright infringement.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th May 2007

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See you in court? There’s a good chance – The Times

Posted May 14th, 2007 in news by sally

“Britain is becoming a nation of “law junkies”, with thousands heading to see lawyers each week, according to a survey.”

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The Times, 14th May 2007

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‘Choose between cash or court, Cherie’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 14th, 2007 in news by sally

“Cherie Blair could become a successful judge but only if she abandons her plans to become a fixture on the lucrative lecture circuit, she was advised yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th May 2007

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Judges seek to retain sentencing powers in prisons crisis – The Guardian

Posted May 14th, 2007 in news, prisons, sentencing by sally

“The new justice secretary, Lord Falconer, is under pressure to find a solution to the prison overcrowding crisis without threatening judicial independence by leaning on judges to pass lighter sentences.”

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The Guardian, 14th May 2007

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Doctors seek judicial review on job selection – The Guardian

Posted May 14th, 2007 in doctors, judicial review, news by sally

“Junior doctors will this week take the health secretary, Patricia Hewitt, to court in a final attempt to stop a job selection process she admits “has simply not worked”. Remedy UK, an organisation representing 10,000 young doctors, is seeking a judicial review that would mean all training posts granted under the discredited system would only last for a year, allowing for a fairer system to be introduced in six months.”

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The Guardian, 14th May 2007

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One night in the court cells costs as much as a Ritz suite – The Independent

Posted May 14th, 2007 in news, prisons by sally

“Prisoners are being held in court cells that cost more per night than a suite at the Ritz it emerged as ministers were accused of an ‘absurd waste of money’.”

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The Independent, 14th May 2007

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Online communities face money-laundering – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 14th, 2007 in money laundering, news by sally

“Anti-Fraud experts are calling on the Government to start regulating virtual online communities amid fears that criminals and terrorists could use them to launder money.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th May 2007

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Police back new law on killer dogs – The Observer

Posted May 14th, 2007 in dogs, news by sally

“One of Britain’s most senior police officers has demanded a change to the law on dangerous dogs so that children are better protected.”

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The Observer, 13th May 2007

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Call for witnesses to be filmed – BBC News

Posted May 14th, 2007 in news, witnesses by sally

“The head of criminal justice for the judiciary in England and Wales has called for witnesses to be filmed when they testify in court.” 

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BBC News, 12th May 2007

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Gambler tried to sell his kidney online – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 14th, 2007 in human tissue, news by sally

“A gambler who touted one of his kidneys over the internet to pay off his debts has today walked free from court.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th May 2007

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Prison sell-off may fund village jail plan – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 14th, 2007 in news, prisons by sally

“Britain’s large Victorian prisons could be sold off and replaced with dozens of small specialist units under plans being drawn up by the Government.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th May 2007

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Police ‘escape justice’ in Menezes death inquiry – The Independent

Posted May 14th, 2007 in news, police by sally

“Eleven police officers involved in the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, the Brazilian electrician shot after being mistaken for a terrorist, will not face any disciplinary action.”

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The Independent, 12th May 2007

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Billionaire gambler sued by Iran in UK court – The Times

Posted May 14th, 2007 in news by sally

“A billionaire trader who is one of the world’s most prolific gamblers has won a £60m High Court battle with the Iranian military over a missing aeroplane.”

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The Times, 11th May 2007

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Accidents banished from Highway Code – The Times

Posted May 14th, 2007 in news, road safety by sally

“The word ‘accident’ is to be banned from the new edition of the Highway Code in an attempt to persuade drivers and police that someone is almost always to blame for a death or injury on the roads.”

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The Times, 12th May 2007

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Changes to domestic violence laws may backfire – The Times

Posted May 11th, 2007 in domestic violence, news by sally

“Domestic violence has the highest repeat rate of any crime. It is not limited to any particular class, creed or gender. So how should we deal with it? Following its consultation paper “Safety and Justice”, the Government has decided that the best way of tackling this growing – and largely unreported – problem is to criminalise it further.”

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The Times, 10th May 2007

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Justice protest heats up with court demos – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 11th, 2007 in legal aid, news by sally

“The Access to Justice Alliance (AJA) will next week step up opposition to the government’s proposed civil legal aid reforms with a week of action, including protests outside courts.” 

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Law Society’s Gazette, 10th May 2007

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Jail at last for rapist cleared by sleeping judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 11th, 2007 in judges, news, rape by sally

“A man who was cleared of rape after a complaint that a judge fell asleep at his trial later raped two other young women, a court heard.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th May 2007

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