Offenders with Muslim names are not jailed for longer, study finds – The Guardian

Posted December 18th, 2018 in Islam, news, religious discrimination, sentencing, statistics by sally

‘Offenders who have Muslim names do not appear to be receiving unfairly long sentences from crown courts in England and Wales, according to criminology research.’

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The Guardian, 18th December 2018

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Femicide in UK: 76% of women killed by men in 2017 knew their killer – The Guardian

Posted December 18th, 2018 in domestic violence, homicide, news, reports, statistics, women by sally

‘Three-quarters of women killed by men in the UK in 2017 knew the perpetrator, according to a report on femicide.’

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The Guardian, 18th December 2018

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Gender pay gap targets must be set by all companies, Equality and Human Rights Commission says – Daily Telegraph

‘Targets to eliminate the gender pay gap must be set by all companies, Britain’s equality watchdog has suggested.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th December 2018

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What happened next? The lawyer who took on John Worboys – and showed how the justice system fails women – The Guardian

Posted December 17th, 2018 in criminal justice, news, parole, rape, recidivists, sexual offences, statistics, victims, women by sally

‘The parole board’s decision to release the black cab rapist was met with shock and outrage. Harriet Wistrich fought the decision, and won, but says there will be many more similar cases in future.’

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The Guardian, 17th December 2018

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Law firms “will stop using email within five years” – Legal Futures

‘Email will be replaced within five years by a more secure means of communication for law firms, an expert predicted this week.’

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Legal Futures, 13th December 2018

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Nuisance call bosses face £500,000 fines – BBC News

Posted December 17th, 2018 in bankruptcy, consumer protection, fines, news, nuisance, statistics, telecommunications by sally

‘Directors of firms that cold-call consumers can now be fined up to £500,000 under new rules that have come into force.’

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BBC News, 17th December 2018

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Two in three knife crime offenders being spared jail as offences hit eight-year high, MoJ figures show – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 14th, 2018 in news, offensive weapons, sentencing, statistics, suspended sentences by tracey

‘Two thirds of knife crime offenders are escaping jail as the number of offences has hit an eight-year high, Ministry of Justice figures reveal.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th December 2018

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UK Arbitration Act: Time for a revamp? – 4 New Square

‘Several countries have moved to amend their arbitration legislation, but the UK is yet to modernise its 1996 Arbitration Act, CDR explores what these provisions could look like and whether the market wants it.’

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4 New Square, 12th November 2018

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Legal aid advice network ‘decimated’ by funding cuts – BBC News

Posted December 11th, 2018 in budgets, housing, legal aid, legal representation, litigants in person, news, statistics by sally

‘Cuts to legal aid have created “deserts” of provision across England and Wales, a BBC investigation found.’

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BBC News, 10th December 2018

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The Women Behind The Universal Declaration of Human Rights – Rights Info

Posted December 11th, 2018 in domestic violence, equality, human rights, legal history, news, statistics, women by sally

‘Hannah Swirsky, Campaigns Officer at René Cassin, outlines why the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a time for celebration, but also for remembrance of the unsung role of women in the Declaration, and, realising their legacies today.’

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Rights Info, 10th December 2018

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Domestic abuse: Majority of controlling cases dropped – BBC News

Posted December 5th, 2018 in coercive & controlling behaviour, domestic violence, news, statistics by sally

‘Figures for the first two-and-a-half years of a new law on coercive and controlling behaviour show the majority of cases were dropped without a charge.’

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BBC News, 4th December 2018

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Gender pay gap reporting: the international perspective – OUT-LAW.com

Posted December 5th, 2018 in conflict of laws, equality, gender, jurisdiction, news, remuneration, statistics, women by sally

‘The gender pay gap (GPG) is not just a UK-centric issue, and understanding the international picture is becoming essential for multinational employers.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th December 2018

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UK opens its first ‘safe house’ for child sex abuse victims to speed up prosecutions and recovery – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 5th, 2018 in child abuse, children, news, pilot schemes, sexual offences, statistics, victims by sally

‘Britain’s first specialist “safe house” for child sex abuse victims has been launched to help cope with a surge in cases fuelled by social media and to speed up the prosecution of offenders.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th December 2018

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Resident crowd funds legal challenge to voter identification pilots – Local Government Lawyer

‘An Essex resident has set up a crowdfunding page to raise money for a legal challenge to the next round of voter identification pilots.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th December 2018

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Further CPS cuts impossible as workload grows, says new boss – The Guardian

‘The Crown Prosecution Service cannot sustain further cuts because digital technology is imposing heavy additional workloads on its lawyers, Max Hill QC, the new director of public prosecutions, has told MPs.’

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The Guardian, 4th December 2018

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Windrush: ‘Home Office ignored warnings’ – BBC News

‘Home Office processes led to wrongful detentions and deportations of members of the Windrush generation, says a National Audit Office report.’

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BBC News, 5th December 2018

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Prosecutions of parents for child cruelty and neglect double in five years – Daily Telegraph

‘The number of parents prosecuted for child cruelty or neglect has doubled to almost 17,000 in the past five years amid concerns over rising drug and alcohol misuse and mental ill health, police figures reveal today.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th December 2018

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Female genital mutilation cases more than double in a year in UK – The Guardian

Posted November 30th, 2018 in female genital mutilation, news, statistics by sally

‘The number of girls in England who have experienced or are believed to be at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) has more than doubled in a year, according to assessments by council social workers.’

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The Guardian, 30th November 2018

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A third of prisons hold at least one transgender inmate, MoJ says – The Guardian

Posted November 30th, 2018 in news, prisons, statistics, transgender persons by sally

‘More than a third of prisons in England and Wales hold at least one transgender inmate, official statistics have revealed.’

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The Guardian, 30th November 2018

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Home Secretary gives backing to police who ram scooter criminals – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 29th, 2018 in motorcycles, news, police, statistics by tracey

‘he Home Secretary has offered his backing to police who ram moped thieves from their scooters saying it is “exactly what we need”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th November 2018

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