Government consults on Trade Mark Rules – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 5th, 2008 in news, trade marks by sally

“The Government wants to change the rules on the registering of trade marks to encourage more people to register marks. It has launched a consultation on the changes.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 4th March 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

Parole hearings ‘beset by delays’ – BBC News

Posted March 5th, 2008 in news, parole by sally

“Serious shortcomings in the way inmates are assessed for parole have been revealed by the National Audit Office.”

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BBC News, 5th March 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

New powers for police to shut rowdy venues and cut drink-related crime – The Guardian

Posted March 5th, 2008 in alcohol abuse, licensed premises, licensing, news, police by sally

“Ministers are to give the police and local authorities powers to create ‘alcohol-free zones’ through the wholesale withdrawal of licences from pubs and clubs in city-centre problem areas.”

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The Guardian, 5th March 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

‘Bribe’ for foreign prisoners to return home triples to £3,000 – The Times

Posted March 5th, 2008 in deportation, news, prisons by sally

“A ‘bribe’ to persuade foreign prisoners to leave Britain has been more than tripled to £3,000 per offender by the Government as part of its drive to tackle prison overcrowding.”

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The Times, 5th March 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Call for inquiry as killer nurse Norris is jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 5th, 2008 in murder, news, nurses by sally

“The son of an elderly woman murdered by Colin Norris called for an independent inquiry after the male nurse was jailed for a minimum of 30 years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th March 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Migrants challenge rule changes – BBC News

Posted March 5th, 2008 in immigration, news by sally

“The government’s decision to change the rules for highly skilled immigrants is facing a challenge in the High Court.”

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BBC News, 5th March 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man faces trial over Facebook harassment – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 5th, 2008 in computer crime, harassment, internet, news by sally

“A man will become the first person in the UK to stand trial next month accused of harassing a woman on Facebook.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th March 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

City traders will be forced to record calls – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 5th, 2008 in financial regulation, news, telecommunications by sally

“Traders in financial markets will have to record phone transactions and keep the recordings for six months, financial regulator the Financial Services Authority (FSA) has ordered.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 4th March 2008

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Prisoner release system ‘puts public at risk’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 5th, 2008 in dangerous offenders, news, parole, prisons by sally

“The public could be at risk because of the haphazard way potentially dangerous prisoners are being assessed for release, spending watchdogs have found.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th March 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

More than 1,000 government laptops lost or stolen, new figures show – The Guardian

Posted March 5th, 2008 in data protection, government departments, news, theft by sally

“More than 1,000 laptops have been lost or stolen from government departments in recent years, new figures have revealed.”

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The Guardian, 4th March 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Small print causes big concerns – BBC News

Posted March 4th, 2008 in contracts, news by sally

“Small is far from beautiful, according to an MP seeking a new law to make small print in contracts bigger.”

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BBC News, 4th March 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Highest paid barristers from legal aid for the year ending 31 March 2007 – Ministry of Justice

Posted March 4th, 2008 in barristers, legal aid, news, remuneration by sally

“A breakdown of the ten highest paid criminal and civil barristers from the criminal defence service and the community legal service. The information covers the year ending 31 March 2007. A section on frequently asked questions about legal aid fees is also included in the document.”

Highest paid barristers for the year ending 31 March 2007 (PDF)

Ministry of Justice, 3rd March 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Whitehall bungled miners’ compensation, say MPs – The Guardian

Posted March 4th, 2008 in compensation, industrial injuries, miners, news by sally

“Whitehall ‘seriously mismanaged’ a £4bn compensation scheme for former miners suffering from lung disease and physical injuries, a report by a committee of MPs said yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 4th March 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Anger as inmate flees open prison – BBC News

Posted March 4th, 2008 in news, prisons by sally

“Demands to know why a violent robber with 100 previous offences who has absconded from an open prison was there in the first place have been made.”

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BBC News, 4th March 2008

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Brothers jailed for £220k fraud – BBC News

Posted March 4th, 2008 in benefits, conspiracy, fraud, news, sentencing by sally

“Two brothers have been jailed for falsely claiming more than £220,000 in housing and council tax benefits.”

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BBC News, 3rd March 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Jewish race row threatens school admissions – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 4th, 2008 in employment, news by sally

“The parents of a 13-year-old girl are to bring a landmark court case that could force religious schools to water down their admissions policies.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th March 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Rape cases: police admit failing victims – The Guardian

Posted March 4th, 2008 in news, police, rape by sally

“Police are contributing to the ‘appalling’ conviction rate in rape cases because officers too often fail to take alleged victims seriously enough and settle for mediocrity in their inquiries, the senior policeman responsible for raising standards in rape investigations has told the Guardian.”

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The Guardian, 4th March 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Jury’s still out on 24-hour drinking – The Independent

Posted March 4th, 2008 in licensed premises, licensing, news by sally

“Gordon Brown will keep open the option of reversing the controversial move to allow pubs and clubs to open 24 hours a day.”

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The Independent, 4th March 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Teenager wins age discrimination claim – The Times

Posted March 4th, 2008 in age discrimination, news by sally

” A 19-year-old woman who claimed that she was sacked for being too young has been awarded more than £16,000 in compensation after winning a ground-breaking case against her former employer.”

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The Times, 4th March 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Girl, 15, convicted of murder – The Guardian

Posted March 3rd, 2008 in murder, news, young offenders by sally

“A 15-year-old girl who stabbed a young mother to death while high on drink and drugs was convicted of murder today.”

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The Guardian, 3rd March 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk