Bloody Sunday report published next month – The Independent

Posted May 26th, 2010 in armed forces, demonstrations, news, Northern Ireland, reports by sally

“The long-awaited state report on the Bloody Sunday killings in Londonderry will be published on June 15, the Government announced today.”

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The Independent, 26th May 2010

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Administrative Redress: Public Bodies and the Citizen – Law Commission

Posted May 26th, 2010 in judicial review, Law Commission, news, ombudsmen, reports by sally

“On 26 May 2010, we published our report Administrative Redress: Public Bodies and the Citizen. This sets out an overview of the responses to our consultation paper and brings to a close the state liability aspects of the Administrative Redress project. The report is accompanied by a short summary. A press release is also available.”

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Law Commission, 26th My 2010

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Bar Standards Board endorses Wood review of pupillage – Bar Standards Board

Posted May 20th, 2010 in barristers, legal education, news, pupillage, reports by sally

“The Bar Standards Board has published the report of a major review of pupillage training for the Bar.”

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Bar Standards Board, 19th May 2010

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BSB publishes Preliminary Strategy 2010-2012 and Business Plan 2010 – Bar Standards Board

Posted May 19th, 2010 in barristers, news, reports by sally

“The BSB has today published its Preliminary Strategy 2010-2012 and Business Plan 2010. The document is the culmination of a significant amount of thinking and planning. It also shows the huge amount of work completed and about to be undertaken.”

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Bar Standards Board, 18th May 2010

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General counsel ‘bypass law firms’ and go directly to the bar – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted April 29th, 2010 in barristers, law firms, legal profession, news, reports, solicitors by sally

“General counsel are increasingly bypassing law firms to go directly to the bar for legal advice, according to a report published today.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 29th April 2010

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Blair Peach killed by police at 1979 protest, Met report finds – The Guardian

Posted April 27th, 2010 in demonstrations, news, police, reports by sally

“The anti-fascist protester Blair Peach was almost certainly killed by police at a demonstration in 1979, according to a secret report released today.”

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The Guardian, 27th April 2010

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Police to release secret report on the death of Blair Peach – The Guardian

Posted April 26th, 2010 in demonstrations, disclosure, news, police, reports by sally

“A highly critical report into the death of Blair Peach, the anti-fascist campaigner widely believed to have been killed by police in 1979, is expected to be published on Tuesday.”

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The Guardian, 25th April 2010

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Courts rapped for giving ‘too short’ jail terms to paedophiles who offend online – The Guardian

Posted March 29th, 2010 in internet, news, rehabilitation, reports, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

“Paedophiles convicted of downloading images of child abuse from the internet are not receiving rehabilitation treatment because the sentences they are given are too short, public protection experts warn today. A dossier collected by the probation union, Napo, reveals that typical sentences given to online paedophiles often fall far short of recommendations made by court-appointed experts who prepare pre-sentencing reports for judges.”

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The Guardian, 28th March 2010

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Rigorous review of youth justice published – Ministry of Justice

“A review of the Youth Justice Board and its pioneering role in managing the youth justice system has been published today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 25th March 2010

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Government accepts our recommendations on modernising trust law – Law Commission

Posted March 26th, 2010 in Law Commission, press releases, reports, trusts by sally

“We welcome the Government’s acceptance of our recommendations to change the law governing capital and income in trusts.”

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Law Commission, 23rd March 2010

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Insurance Contract Law – Law Commission

Posted March 26th, 2010 in insurance, Law Commission, press releases, reports by sally

“The Law Commission and Scottish Law Commission are conducting a joint review of insurance contract law.”

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Law Commission, 24th March 2010

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Government definition of complicity in torture ‘has no basis in law’ – The Guardian

Posted March 25th, 2010 in intelligence services, news, reports, torture by sally

“The government’s definition of what constitutes complicity in torture has no basis in law, parliament’s joint committee on human rights warns today in a hard-hitting attack on its attitude towards the abuse of terrorism suspects.”

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The Guardian, 25th March 2010

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Chancery Lane calls for ‘radical rethink’ of legal aid funding – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 24th, 2010 in Law Society, legal aid, news, reports by sally

“A loan fund akin to the student loans scheme and a ‘polluter pays’ funding mechanism are among ideas advanced today for legal aid funding by the Law Society.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 24th March 2010

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Yarl’s Wood detained baby for 100 days, damning report reveals – The Guardian

Posted March 24th, 2010 in children, detention, immigration, news, prisons, reports by sally

“A baby spent 100 days in detention in Yarl’s Wood immigration removal centre, the chief inspector of prisons discloses in a highly critical report published tomorrow.”

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The Guardian, 24th March 2010

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Fewer rape convictions because plea bargains prevail, report suggests – The Guardian

Posted March 22nd, 2010 in news, plea bargaining, rape, reports, sexual offences by sally

“Hundreds of convictions gained in rape cases are actually for lesser offences, official figures reveal.”

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The Guardian, 20th March 2010

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Report sheds light on role of UK ministers in overseas torture – The Guardian

Posted March 18th, 2010 in intelligence services, news, reports, torture by sally

“The role of ministers in sanctioning activities by security and intelligence officers abroad which could be unlawful if carried out in Britain will be highlighted in guidelines published for the first time tomorrow, according to Whitehall officials.”

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The Guardian, 17th March 2010

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Reforming the illegality defence – Law Commission

Posted March 17th, 2010 in defences, illegality, Law Commission, press releases, reports by sally

“We have published a report and draft Bill, recommending statutory reform of the illegality defence as it applies to trusts law.”

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Law Commission, 17th March 2010

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Child protection court fees scrapped – The Guardian

Posted March 16th, 2010 in family courts, fees, news, reports by sally

“The government has pledged to scrap family court fees after an official review found evidence that the high cost was deterring some social service departments from applying to take abused and neglected children into care.”

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The Guardian, 15th March 2010

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Officials failed to investigate asylum detainee abuse claims – report – The Guardian

Posted March 12th, 2010 in asylum, detention, human rights, news, reports by sally

“The UK Border Agency has failed to properly investigate claims of mistreatment by failed asylum seekers, including a woman handcuffed while undergoing a biopsy on a breast lump, according to an official inquiry report published today.”

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The Guardian, 12th March 2010

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Under fire Greater Manchester Police failed dead woman – BBC News

Posted March 11th, 2010 in domestic violence, harassment, news, police, reports by sally

“Greater Manchester Police has been told it failed a woman murdered by her ex-boyfriend as a report graded it as one of the worst in England and Wales.”

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BBC News, 11th March 2010

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