Prolific romance fraudster jailed as CPS issues a warning – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted January 17th, 2022 in Crown Prosecution Service, fraud, gangs, imprisonment, news, sentencing, victims, women by tracey

‘A stark warning to the public about falling victim to romance fraud has been issued by the Crown Prosecution Service – a month before Valentine’s Day – as a fraudster is jailed for conning at least nine people.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 14th January 2022

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Jury foreman sentenced over internet research – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A foreman of a jury who carried out internet research that led to the conviction of a defendant has been given a suspended prison sentence. Timothy Chapman, 62, caused other members of the split jury at Huntingdon Crown Court to change their mind after using a search engine to ask the question: “How hard is it to break bones?”’

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Law Society's Gazette, 16th January 2022

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Government breached duty over solicitor-judge’s disability struggles – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The government has been criticised by an employment tribunal for a “lack of coordination and pre-planning” that resulted in a solicitor-judge bringing a disability discrimination challenge against the justice secretary over her struggles to secure reasonable adjustments.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 17th January 2022

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Call to stop jailing pregnant women in England after baby dies in prison toilet – The Guardian

Posted January 17th, 2022 in bereavement, birth, death in custody, imprisonment, news, pregnancy, women by tracey

‘Vulnerable pregnant women are being imprisoned for non-violent offences, in some cases within just a few weeks of their babies’ due date, according to new research set to be published on Monday.’

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The Guardian, 16th January 2022

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Senior Met officers sacked for gross misconduct – BBC News

‘Two senior Metropolitan Police officers have been sacked for gross misconduct.’

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BBC News, 16th January 2022

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Couple jailed for killing nine-day-old baby who ‘had life shaken out of her’ – The Independent

‘A mother and father who caused the death of their nine-day-old baby have been jailed for a total of 18 years.’

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The Independent, 16th January 2022

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‘I’m so afraid’: Child refugees forced to share rooms with adults after being wrongly deemed over 18 – The Independent

‘Child refugees are being forced to share rooms and even beds with adults they do not know as increasing numbers are incorrectly placed in accommodation meant for over-18s by the government, The Independent can reveal.’

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The Independent, 16th January 2022

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Review of mother and daughter’s murders could save lives, family hopes – The Guardian

‘Relatives want an official review of the killing of Laura Mortimer and Ella Dalby to spark better collaboration between police, social services and others.’

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The Guardian, 15th January 2022

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Prince Harry in legal fight to pay for UK police protection – BBC News

Posted January 17th, 2022 in government departments, judicial review, news, police, royal family by tracey

‘Prince Harry is seeking a judicial review against a refusal of the Home Office to allow him to personally pay for police protection when in the UK.’

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BBC News, 16th January 2022

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Carriageways, footways and standards of maintenance – Local Government Lawyer

‘Shaun O’Neil and Nicola Hyam report on a recent case where a claimant sought to argue that a village road in the Lakes should have been maintained to the standards of a footway.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 14th January 2022

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Child Law Update – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 14th, 2022 in children, families, family courts, local government, news by tracey

‘Michael Jones reviews some of the most signifcant public law children cases of 2021.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 14th January 2022

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Councils win appeal over final injunctions against unauthorised encampment and prevention of newcomers occupying land – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 14th, 2022 in appeals, injunctions, local government, news, travellers, trespass by tracey

‘A High Court judge was wrong to hold that the court cannot grant final injunctions against unauthorised encampment that prevent newcomers from occupying and trespassing on land, the Court of Appeal has said.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 13th January 2022

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High Court dismisses JR over immigration detainees’ legal advice – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The High Court has dismissed a judicial review brought against the lord chancellor over immigration detainees’ access to justice.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 13th January 2022

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Failure to prosecute over boy’s drowning in Welsh river ‘irrational’, court told – The Guardian

‘The decision not to prosecute a teenager accused of pushing a 13-year-old boy into a river was legally flawed and unreasonable or irrational, a court has heard.’

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The Guardian, 13th January 2022

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Driver jailed after pretending to be undercover police officer following crash – The Independent

‘A driver who pretended to be an undercover police officer and brandished a knife after crashing his car under the influence of drugs has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 13th January 2022

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Ofsted withdraws ‘intrusive’ guidance for childminders to disclose depression – The Independent

Posted January 14th, 2022 in bereavement, children, disclosure, mental health, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘Ofsted has withdrawn guidance suggesting childminders should notify the watchdog if they have depression or have been bereaved following criticism that the requirement would be “intrusive”.’

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The Independent, 13th January 2022

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Prosecutors seek the public’s views on mercy killings and failed suicide pacts – Crown Prosecution Service

‘The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is seeking views on a proposed update to legal guidance on homicide, to assist prosecutors considering the public interest when dealing with suspects in deaths arising out of failed suicide pacts and so called “mercy killings”.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 14th January 2022

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Man jailed for racist abuse at Manchester United FA Cup game – BBC News

Posted January 14th, 2022 in hate crime, imprisonment, news, racism, sentencing, sport by tracey

‘A man who racially abused staff and attacked two police officers during an FA Cup match has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 13th January 2022

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UK data watchdog warns No 10 staff not to erase messages amid party probe – The Independent

‘The UK’s data watchdog has warned that it is important “official records are kept” as Downing Street staff face an investigation over allegations of lockdown-breaking.’

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The Independent, 13th January 2022

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Met police won’t investigate alleged No 10 lockdown party – The Guardian

‘The Metropolitan police will not investigate alleged parties held at Downing Street in apparent breach of lockdown rules unless an upcoming inquiry finds evidence of criminality.’

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The Guardian, 13th January 2022

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