Woman not guilty of terror charge – BBC News

Posted November 8th, 2007 in news, terrorism by sally

“A woman from west London has been found not guilty of possessing an article for a terrorist purpose.”

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BBC News, 7th November 2007

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Watchdog releasing Menezes report – BBC News

Posted November 8th, 2007 in firearms, news, police by sally

“The Independent Police Complaints Commission is due to publish its report into the fatal police shooting in 2005 of Brazilian Jean Charles de Menezes.”

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BBC News, 8th November 2007

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Five Stephen Lawrence suspects could be rearrested – The Times

Posted November 8th, 2007 in evidence, murder, news by sally

“The five suspects in the racially motivated murder of Stephen Lawrence could be rearrested after a ‘breathtaking’ forensic breakthrough, it emerged last night.”

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The Times, 8th November 2007

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Government delays Companies Act – The Times

Posted November 8th, 2007 in company law, news by sally

“The Government has delayed the introduction of some of the remaining provisions of the Companies Act 2006, a wide-ranging overhaul of UK company law, it was announced today (7 November).”

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The Times, 7th November 2007

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Mother’s court fight to keep baby secret from father – The Guardian

Posted November 8th, 2007 in adoption, news by sally

“A mother’s decision to put a child conceived during a one-night stand up for adoption has turned into a legal dilemma over parental rights and responsibilities.”

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The Guardian, 8th November 2007

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Sally Clark’s death accidental, coroner rules – The Guardian

Posted November 8th, 2007 in inquests, news by sally

“Sally Clark, the mother who ‘never recovered’ from being wrongly convicted of killing her two children, died accidentally as a result of acute alcohol intoxication, a coroner ruled today.”

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The Guardian, 7th November 2007

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MPs savage plan to double terror detention time limit – The Independent

Posted November 8th, 2007 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“MPs of all parties condemned moves to double the time terror suspects can be held without charge amid fears that the number of people jailed for terrorist offences could grow twelvefold in the next decade.”

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The Independent, 8th November 2007

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Families let down by lack of coroners reform – The Times

Posted November 8th, 2007 in armed forces, coroners, news by sally

“Bereaved relatives of fallen troops are dismayed that an expected Coroners Bill was left out of the Queen’s Speech.”

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The Times, 7th November 2007

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Law firms under ‘intense’ scrutiny by Revenue – The Times

Posted November 8th, 2007 in news by sally

“Partners at law firms have been warned to prepare themselves for increased inquiries over their returns in coming weeks.”

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The Times, 7th November 2007

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Judges back two British boys who refuse to live in France – The Times

Posted November 8th, 2007 in contact orders, France, news by sally

“Two boys who hated living in France so much they asserted their Britishness and refused to return to live there with their mother have been granted their wish by senior judges.”

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The Times, 8th November 2007

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Services get anti-bully watchdog – The Guardian

Posted November 8th, 2007 in armed forces, bullying, news by sally

“People in the armed forces who feel they are being bullied or otherwise badly treated will be able to complain to an outside body, the Ministry of Defence announced yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 8th November 2007

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Appeal judges defer decision in Dando case – The Guardian

Posted November 8th, 2007 in appeals, murder, news by sally

“The family and supporters of Barry George, the man convicted of murdering the television presenter Jill Dando, said yesterday that they were ‘hopeful’ his conviction would be quashed. The court of appeal reserved its judgment yesterday but indicated that a decision would be made before the end of the month.”

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The Guardian, 8th November 2007

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Coroner criticises MoD and army in ruling soldier unlawfully killed after logistics failure – The Guardian

Posted November 8th, 2007 in armed forces, inquests, news by sally

“A coroner was scathingly critical of the Ministry of Defence and army yesterday when she ruled that a logistics failure had led to the unlawful killing of a British soldier by insurgents in a roadside bomb attack in Iraq.”

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The Guardian, 8th November 2007

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Business urges lasting reduction in red tape – The Times

Posted November 7th, 2007 in financial regulation, news, small businesses by sally

“Businesses called on the Government to cut red tape and not simply to replace it with more bureaucracy as plans for regulatory reform legislation were confirmed.”

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The Times, 7th November 2007

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Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

Posted November 7th, 2007 in legislation by sally

The Prison (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2007

The Scarborough and North East Yorkshire Health Care National Health Service Trust (Transfer of Trust Property) Order 2007

The British Nationality (British Overseas Territories) Regulations 2007

The Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 (Commencement No. 7) Order 2007

The British Nationality (General and Hong Kong) (Amendment) Regulations 2007

The York Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Transfer of Trust Property) Order 2007

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Regina v Ulcay – Times Law Reports

Posted November 7th, 2007 in law reports, legal profession by sally

Counsel should soldier on as best they can

Regina v Ulcay

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“If a defendant’s legal representatives considered that they were professionally embarrassed by continuing to conduct his case, the court could not oblige them to do so, but if the difficulty only amounted to insufficient time properly to prepare the case, owing to receiving late instructions, they should comply with their duty to the court by doing the best they could in the circumstances.”

The Times, 7th November 2007

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Please note the Times Law Reports are only availabe free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Ministers risk fresh legal attack on drive for new nuclear plants – The Times

Posted November 7th, 2007 in news by sally

“The Government faces the prospect of a fresh legal attempt to derail its plans to allow construction of a new generation of nuclear power plants.”

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The Times, 7th November 2007

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Lotto rapist victim ‘to win case’ – BBC News

Posted November 7th, 2007 in compensation, news, rape, time limits by sally

“A rape victim who is fighting to sue her attacker for damages after he won millions on the lottery is ‘almost certain’ to win, her lawyers say.”

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BBC News, 6th November 2007

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Discredited CSA finally replaced – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 7th, 2007 in child support, news by sally

“The Child Support Agency will be replaced by the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission. The Government says it will have tougher powers to force absent parents to pay for their children.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th November 2007

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Millions may get right to flexible work – The Guardian

Posted November 7th, 2007 in flexible working, news by sally

“Gordon Brown used his first Queen’s speech yesterday to set out a potentially costly and controversial work-life balance agenda that could give flexible working rights to as many as 4.5 million extra parents. Employees with children as old as 17 could be extended rights that have proved incredibly popular to parents with much younger families.”

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The Guardian, 7th November 2007

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