Junior doctors lose court fight – BBC News

Posted May 23rd, 2007 in doctors, news by sally

“Junior doctors have lost their High Court battle to scrap the new application system for training posts.” 

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BBC News, 23rd May 2007

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Judicial revolt looms after Phillips’ MoJ blast – Legal Week

Posted May 23rd, 2007 in judges, Ministry of Justice, news by sally

“The Government is locked on a collision course with senior members of the judiciary after the Lord Chief Justice told Parliament yesterday (23 May) the two camps remained ‘poles apart’ over the role of the controversial Ministry of Justice (MoJ).”

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Legal Week, 23rd MAy 2007

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Kennedy: employed barristers should have bigger Bar Council role – Legal Week

Posted May 23rd, 2007 in barristers, news by sally

“Employed and junior barristers are set to be given a greater role on the Bar Council following a report by a working group into the composition of the representative body.”

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Legal Week, 23rd May 2007

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Chagos islanders win legal battle to return home – The Independent

Posted May 23rd, 2007 in Chagos Islands, news, royal prerogative by sally

“Families expelled from the Chagos Islands by the British Government to make way for the Diego Garcia US airbase today won their legal battle to return home.”

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The Independent, 23rd May 2007

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Rules on sham marriage ‘unlawful’ – BBC News

Posted May 23rd, 2007 in immigration, marriage, news by sally

“Controversial immigration rules aimed at stopping sham marriages are unlawful, says the Court of Appeal.” 

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BBC News, 23rd May 2007

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PCC issues privacy guidelines on undercover reporting – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 23rd, 2007 in media, news, privacy by sally

“Newspaper regulator the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) has issued new guidelines on privacy and data protection for newspapers conducting investigations which involve subterfuge.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 23rd May 2007

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A herd of libel actions is fast approaching – The Times

Posted May 23rd, 2007 in defamation, news by sally

“Despite the myths, bloggers are just as vulnerable as conventional publishers to legal action – if not more so.” 

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The Times, 23rd May 2007

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Websites like Mumsnet are not above the law – The Times

Posted May 23rd, 2007 in news by sally

“The recent settlement of the libel action brought by the baby- and child-care author Gina Ford against Mumsnet, the parenting website, leaves some tricky questions unanswered – not least whether a website is a ‘publisher’ for the purposes of the law of libel.”

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The Times, 23rd May 2007

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Home sale packs may be doomed after Kelly U-turn – The Times

Posted May 23rd, 2007 in news by sally

“Home information packs (Hips) appeared to be doomed last night after ministers were forced into a humiliating climb-down by delaying the packs for two months.”

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The Times, 23rd May 2007

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Judge criticises “namby pamby” Asbos – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 23rd, 2007 in ASBOs, news by traceydennis

“A judge has attacked the “namby pamby state” which imposes unenforceable Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (Asbos) on offenders.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd May 2007

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Majority in poll back laws to protect gays – Reuters News

Posted May 23rd, 2007 in homosexuality, news, sexual orientation discrimination by traceydennis

“The vast majority of Britons support new legislation to protect gays from discrimination and would not mind if a member of their family was homosexual, a survey showed on Wednesday.”

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Reuters News, 23rd May 2007

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Speeding drivers with loophole lawyers to face police challenge – The Times

Posted May 23rd, 2007 in news, road traffic offences, speed cameras by traceydennis

“Drivers who challenge speed camera fines will face a new team of expert witnesses dedicated to the task of rebutting spurious arguments put forward by so-called loophole lawyers”

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The Times, 23rd May 2007

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An over-complex privacy law may trigger new legislation – The Independent

Posted May 23rd, 2007 in human rights, news, privacy by traceydennis

“The Human Rights Act created a right to privacy but case law has made it difficult to define what it is.”

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The Independent, 23rd May 2007

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Chancellor will block moves to water down FOI – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 23rd, 2007 in freedom of information, news by traceydennis

“Gordon Brown is poised to kill off moves by the Lord Chancellor to water down the Freedom of Information Act, it became clear last night.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd May 2007

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Woman “harassed” by bank wins settlement – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 23rd, 2007 in harassment, news by traceydennis

“A mother who sued a bank for allegedly harassing her over charges incurred in connection with her overdraft has settled the case out of court.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd May 2007

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Refusal to extradite would be within federation’s legal rights – The Times

Posted May 23rd, 2007 in extradition, news, Russia by traceydennis

“The Russian Federation is within its legal rights to refuse the extradition of Andrei Lugovoy even though it has signed up to extradition arrangements under the Council of Europe.”

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The Times, 23rd May 2007

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Judges fail to back new ministry – BBC News

Posted May 23rd, 2007 in judges, Ministry of Justice, news by traceydennis

“Senior judges have refused to back government plans to set up the new Ministry of Justice,  it has emerged.”

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BBC news, 23rd May 2007

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Crimes backlog four times worse – BBC News

Posted May 23rd, 2007 in criminal justice, criminal records, news by traceydennis

“The number of serious offences committed by Britons abroad which the Home Office failed to record was four times higher than first thought”

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BBC news,  23rd May 2007

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Ministers lose manslaughter vote – BBC News

Posted May 23rd, 2007 in corporate manslaughter, news, prisons by traceydennis

“The government has been defeated in the Lords over plans to exclude prisons from its Corporate Manslaughter Bill.”

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BBC news, 23rd May 2007

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Soham criminal records deadline missed again – Reuters

Posted May 22nd, 2007 in criminal records, news by sally

“Potential killers may be slipping through the judicial net because the government has again missed a deadline, set in the wake of the Soham schoolgirl murders, for speeding up the recording of criminal convictions.”

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Reuters, 22nd May 2007

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