Report due into Kirk Reid police rape inquiry – BBC News

Posted June 28th, 2010 in inquiries, news, police, professional conduct, reports by sally

“The Metropolitan Police is expected to be criticised over its investigation of a sex attacker who targeted women in south-west London.”

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BBC News, 28th June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

FOI does not require disclosure of BBC report, rules Court of Appeal – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 25th, 2010 in appeals, BBC, disclosure, freedom of information, media, news, reports by sally

“The BBC does not have to publish a report into its Middle East coverage, the Court of Appeal has ruled. A Freedom of Information (FOI) Act exemption for journalism applies to material even if it is held for other purposes, said the Court.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 25th June 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

British Broadcasting Corporation and another v Sugar (No 2) – WLR Daily

Posted June 25th, 2010 in appeals, BBC, disclosure, freedom of information, law reports, media, reports by sally

British Broadcasting Corporation and another v Sugar (No 2) [2010] EWCA Civ 715; [2010] WLR (D) 157

“Once it was established that information, requested under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, was held by the BBC as a public authority for the purposes of journalism (a word that was to be given its natural meaning), it was effectively exempt from production under the 2000 Act, even if the information was also held by the authority for other purposes.”

WLR Daily, 24th June 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Probation staff admit to serious failures over sex offenders – The Guardian

Posted June 24th, 2010 in news, probation, rehabilitation, reports, sexual offences by sally

“Probation officers have admitted to lacking the skills and training necessary to protect the public from sex offenders, according to an independent investigation into the police and probation services.”

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The Guardian, 24th June 2010

Source: www.gaurdian.co.uk

Police, prisons and probation ‘failing to tackle child gangs’ – The Guardian

Posted June 23rd, 2010 in children, gangs, news, police, prisons, probation, reports by sally

“Police, prisons and probation services are failing to tackle the growing dangers of young people getting involved in gangs, according to a damning new report.”

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Neuberger report: more solicitor judges wanted – The Lawyer

Posted June 21st, 2010 in judiciary, news, reports, solicitors by sally

“The Law Society has long stated its belief that the judiciary should better reflect the diversity of the society it serves rather than being the preserve of the white, heterosexual, Oxbridge-­educated, male barrister.”

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The Lawyer, 21st June 2010

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Children’s petting farms face tough new rules – The Independent

Posted June 18th, 2010 in agricultural holdings, children, health & safety, news, reports by sally

“There should be no ban on children petting animals on farms but more must be done to protect them from infection, an inquiry has concluded.”

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The Independent, 16th June 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Police apology for wrongful conviction of Warren Blackwell – The Independent

Posted June 18th, 2010 in miscarriage of justice, news, police, reports by sally

“A man who spent more than three years in jail for a crime he did not commit today described an apology from the police force that helped convict him as ‘too little, too late’.”

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The Independent, 18th June 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Baby P: Government lawyer apologises for handling of Sharon Shoesmith court case – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 17th, 2010 in government departments, news, reports, solicitors by sally

“The head of the Government’s legal team has apologised for failings in the preparation of a high-profile court case involving Sharon Shoesmith, the council chief blamed for the Baby P scandal.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th June 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Shannon Matthews serious case review clears social workers – The Guardian

Posted June 16th, 2010 in child abduction, news, reports, social services by sally

“Social workers could not have foreseen the abduction of Shannon Matthews by her mother, a serious case review has concluded.”

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The Guardian, 16th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Report calls for tougher drink driving laws – The Guardian

Posted June 16th, 2010 in alcohol abuse, dangerous driving, news, reports by sally

“A government-commissioned report has called for Britain’s drink driving laws to be toughened to a level that would mean some people would be over the legal limit after one drink.”

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The Guardian, 16th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

People trafficking protection measures slammed – The Independent

Posted June 16th, 2010 in news, reports, trafficking in human beings by sally

“Measures to protect victims of people smuggling are ‘not fit for purpose’ and may be illegal, a report claimed today.”

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The Independent, 16th June 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Bloody Sunday ‘unjustified and unjustifiable’ – The Independent

Posted June 15th, 2010 in armed forces, inquiries, news, Northern Ireland, reports by sally

“Fourteen civilians killed on Bloody Sunday died as a result of ‘unjustifiable firing’ by British soldiers, the long-awaited Saville Inquiry found today.”

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The Independent, 15th June 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Related link: Report of the Bloody Sunday Inquiry

Lawyers for Bloody Sunday families view Saville report – BBC News

Posted June 15th, 2010 in armed forces, inquiries, news, Northern Ireland, reports by sally

“Lawyers for the families of those killed and injured on Bloody Sunday and the soldiers involved are studying Lord Saville’s report on the events.”

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BBC News, 15th June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Yarl’s Wood staff criticised for poor investigation into child sex case – The Guardian

Posted June 15th, 2010 in child abuse, children, detention, immigration, news, reports by sally

“Social workers failed to properly investigate a case of two five-year-old boys found engaging in sexual activity at Yarl’s Wood detention centre and concerns an older child may have abused one of them, an official report found today.”

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The Guardian, 14th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Judge admits Court of Protection has ‘more than fair share of setbacks’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 11th, 2010 in Court of Protection, judiciary, news, private hearings, reports by sally

“Denzil Lush, Senior Judge said the Government had failed to anticipate the volume of work that would ‘inundate’ the tribunal that rules on the financial affairs and medical treatment of the elderly and mentally ill, or the ‘burden’  it would place on staff.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th June 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Court of Protection publishes first report – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted June 11th, 2010 in Court of Protection, news, reports by sally

“The Court of Protection today published its first report. It was set up in October 2007 and the report covers the 27 months to the end of 2009.”

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Report (PDF)

Judiciary of England and Wales, 10th June 2010

Source: www.judiciary.co.uk

Child abuse reports to be published – The Independent

Posted June 9th, 2010 in child abuse, news, reports, social services by sally

“Full reports of official investigations into the most notorious cases of child abuse are to be published, ministers confirmed.”

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The Independent, 8th June 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Lord Saville’s Bloody Sunday report is a failure of the judicial process – The Guardian

Posted June 3rd, 2010 in armed forces, inquiries, news, Northern Ireland, reports by sally

“The Bloody Sunday report, to be published by the Northern Ireland secretary on 15 June, will no doubt be welcomed by the families of those killed when British troops opened fire in Derry more than 38 years ago. But it will not be welcomed by the legal establishment, which regards Lord Saville’s inquiry into the events of 30 January 1972 as an embarrassing failure of the judicial process and the waste of a promising career.”

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The Guardian, 3rd June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

IPCC to publish report on Rachel Nickell’s death – BBC News

Posted June 3rd, 2010 in complaints, murder, news, police, rape, reports by sally

“The police watchdog is publishing a report into claims officers failed to detain a rapist who went on to kill Rachel Nickell.”

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BBC News, 3rd May 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk