Regina (Singh) v. Stratford Magistrates Court – Times Law Reports

Posted August 13th, 2007 in guardianship, judicial review, law reports, mental health by sally

No entitlement to trial

Regina (Singh) v Stratford Magistrates Court

“Where a hospital or guardianship order was made under section 37(1) of the Mental Health Act 1983, there was no entitlement to a trial under section 37(3). The Queen’s Bench Divisional Court (Lord Justice Hughes and Mr Justice Treacy) so held on July 3, 2007, when dismissing a claim for judicial review by Surat Singh of the decision of a district judge to adjourn his trial for a second psychiatric report with a view to considering making either a hospital or guardianship order under section 37(1) without convicting him accused under section 37(3).”

The Times, 13th August 2007

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Rail firm’s legal threat to silence passenger watchdog – The Times

Posted August 13th, 2007 in complaints, defamation, news, railways by sally

“Britain’s worst-performing train company tried to silence the official passenger watchdog by threatening to sue it for libel for making a complaint about its poor performance.”

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The Times, 13th August 2007

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School cannot sack head in ‘gay marriage’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 13th, 2007 in civil partnerships, news, teachers by sally

“Lawyers have told the Roman Catholic Church that it cannot sack a Catholic headmaster who has entered a civil partnership with a male teacher.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th August 2007

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Paedophile gets life sentence for attacks on girls over 12 years – The Guardian

Posted August 13th, 2007 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

“A paedophile who committed ‘grave and disgraceful’ attacks on two young girls over 12 years was jailed for life yesterday. Morris Petch, 50, will spend a minimum of 12 years behind bars after a judge condemned him as a serious risk.”

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The Guardian, 11th August 2007

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Court secrecy rules hide child abuse errors – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 13th, 2007 in child abuse, family courts, news by sally

“Shocking failures in the child protection system are being hidden by the secrecy of England’s family courts.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th August 2007

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Guantánamo man’s family release ‘torture’ dossier – The Guardian

Posted August 13th, 2007 in news by sally

“A British resident held by the US as an alleged terrorist has claimed his captors repeatedly tortured him, subjecting him to beatings, sexual abuse and threats of execution.”

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The Guardian, 11th August 2007

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Queen sends in lawyers over ‘royal rage’ film – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 13th, 2007 in contracts, media, news by sally

“The Queen has instructed her lawyers to take action over the way a BBC programme trailer misrepresented her by suggesting she had stormed out of a photo shoot.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th August 2007

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Police to use terror laws on Heathrow climate protesters – The Guardian

Posted August 13th, 2007 in demonstrations, news, police, terrorism by sally

“Armed police will use anti-terrorism powers to ‘deal robustly’ with climate change protesters at Heathrow next week, as confrontations threaten to bring major delays to the already overstretched airport.”

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The Guardian, 11th August 2007

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Climate change protesters set up Heathrow camp – The Independent

Posted August 13th, 2007 in demonstrations, injunctions, news by sally

“Heathrow climate change activists have set up their protest camp two days early, after weeks of secrecy over the proposed site during which they fought a sweeping injunction against them.”

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The Independent, 13th August 2007

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Prostitutes face jail under tougher law – The Observer

Posted August 13th, 2007 in news, prostitution by sally

“The government was last night accused of turning the clock back 25 years by introducing a law that will allow courts to imprison prostitutes who are arrested for soliciting. The move has provoked the fury of women’s support groups, who say the move will do nothing to address the root causes of the illicit trade in sex.”

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The Observer, 12th August 2007

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Tory plan to curb forced marriages – The Observer

Posted August 13th, 2007 in forced marriages, news by sally

“A crackdown on forced marriages, in which young British Asian women are coerced into marrying mainly Pakistani men, is to be proposed by the Tories next week.”

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The Observer, 12th August 2007

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Police issue on-the-spot penalty fines once every three minutes – The Times

Posted August 13th, 2007 in fines, news, police by sally

“On-the-spot fines for crimes such as being drunk and disorderly, destroying property and shoplifting are being issued at a rate of one every three minutes, according to latest police figures.”

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The Times, 13th August 2007

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NatWest Three cry foul over witnesses – The Times

Posted August 13th, 2007 in fraud, news, solicitors, witnesses by sally

“Lawyers for the three former NatWest executives caught up in the Enron scandal have levelled an astonishing series of allegations against London solicitors representing the bank’s parent, RBS.”

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The Times, 12th August 2007

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Credit crisis could lead to surge in litigation – The Times

Posted August 13th, 2007 in banking, hedge funds, news, private equity by sally

“A meltdown in the credit markets could lead to banks, hedge funds and private equity firms finding themselves embroiled in years of costly litigation, lawyers warned today.”

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The Times, 10th August 2007

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Alzheimer’s: judgment in full – The Times

Posted August 10th, 2007 in law reports, medicines, mental health by sally

Eisai Ltd v NICE [2007] EWHC 1941 (Admin)

The Times, 10th August 2007

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Court orders review of Alzheimer’s drugs guidance – The Guardian

Posted August 10th, 2007 in medicines, mental health, news by sally

“A high court judge today ordered a review of guidelines on access to anti-dementia drugs, in a landmark ruling that favoured drugs companies and the Alzheimer’s Society.”

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The Guardian, 10th August 2007

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Jones v. Garnett (Inspector of Taxes) – Times Law Reports

Posted August 10th, 2007 in dividends, income tax, law reports, married persons, small businesses by sally

Husband not liable for tax on his wife’s private dividend

Jones v. Garnett (Inspector of Taxes)

House of Lords

“A spouse who used a private company to transfer some of his earned income to the other spouse was not liable to pay tax on that income, provided the other spouse’s shares in the company were ordinary shares which carried a right to more than mere income.”

The Times, 9th August 2007

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Men in court over 7 July bombings – BBC News

Posted August 10th, 2007 in conspiracy, explosives, news, terrorism by sally

“The first people to be charged over the 7 July 2005 London bomb attacks are to appear in court.”

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BBC News, 10th August 2007

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Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

Posted August 10th, 2007 in legislation by sally

The Large Combustion Plants (National Emission Reduction Plan) Regulations 2007

The A449 Trunk Road (Dudley, Staffordshire and Worcestershire) (Detrunking) Order 2007

The Docklands Light Railway (Capacity Enhancement and 2012 Games Preparation) Order 2007

The Flexible Working (Eligibility, Complaints and Remedies) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2007

The Criminal Procedure (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2007

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Bid to cut crime with new design – BBC News

Posted August 10th, 2007 in crime prevention, news by sally

“The government is launching a new drive to cut crime through innovative design.”

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BBC News, 10th August 2007

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