Sharia unveiled – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 29th, 2008 in islamic law, special report by sally

“The Archbishop of Canterbury has sparked a fevered public debate about the relationship between religion and law. Polly Botsford reports.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 28th February 2008

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

The future of policing? – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 29th, 2008 in news, police, special report by sally

“Sir Ronnie Flanagan’s recent report on policing is sensible but could have shown more concern for the rights of suspects, argues Roger Smith.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 28th February 2008

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

EU trials in absence – Attorney-General’s Office

Posted February 29th, 2008 in consultations, criminal procedure, EC law by sally

“EU trials in absence: Attorney General launches UK consultation.”

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Attorney-General’s Office, 28th February 2008

Source: www.attorneygeneral.gov.uk

Freedom of Information: FoI opens up government to scrutiny – The Independent

“Ministers and the Commons’ authorities have lost two key battles to keep sensitive information under wraps. Robert Verkaik, Law Editor, says the tide may be turning against those who advocate secret government.”

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The Independent, 29th February 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Hands off our kilts: Scots bid to copyright their national dress – The Independent

Posted February 29th, 2008 in news, protected designations of origin, Scotland by sally

“To Scotland, it is as important as Parmesan is to Italy and champagne is to France. Now the national dress, the kilt, could soon get the same type of brand protection as its European counterparts.”

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The Independent, 29th February 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Father of boy killed in tractor accident is fined – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 29th, 2008 in accidents, children, fines, health & safety, news by sally

“A farmer whose 12-year-old son died in a tractor accident has been fined for breaching agricultural regulations.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th February 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Campaign to pardon last witch jailed in Britain – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 29th, 2008 in news, witchcraft by sally

“The last witch convicted of black magic in Britain should be pardoned, campaigners said yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th February 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Sisters jailed after spending bank’s error – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 29th, 2008 in banking, news, sentencing, theft by sally

“Two sisters have been given custodial sentences for helping to spend nearly £135,000 which was put into one of their bank accounts by mistake.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th February 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

European judges thwart attempts to deport foreign terrorist suspects – The Times

Posted February 29th, 2008 in deportation, news, terrorism by sally

“Britain’s efforts to deport terrorist suspects including the radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada were dealt a serious blow by the European Court of Human Rights yesterday.”

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The Times, 29th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Parking fines via CCTV to force drivers to obey – The Times

Posted February 29th, 2008 in closed circuit television, news, parking by sally

“Under an overhaul of parking regulations set out by the Government, a new era of ‘remote enforcement’ will become commonplace. From March 31 councils across England will be allowed to use CCTV cameras to detect parking offences.”

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The Times, 29th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Rail firm fined £14m for holiday shambles – but chiefs get bumper bonus – The Times

Posted February 29th, 2008 in fines, news, railways by sally

“Network Rail’s directors will receive bonuses likely to be more than £100,000 each despite the £14 million fine imposed on the company yesterday for causing severe disruption to Britain’s busiest railway line.”

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The Times, 29th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

£10,000 fines for employing illegal migrant without check – The Times

Posted February 29th, 2008 in employment, fines, immigration, news by sally

“Employers who hire illegal immigrants can be fined £10,000 per worker from today in cases involving negligence, compared with a previous figure of £5,000.”

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The Times, 29th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Court gags ex-SAS man who made torture claims – The Guardian

Posted February 29th, 2008 in armed forces, injunctions, Iraq, news, torture by sally

“A former SAS soldier was served with a high court order yesterday preventing him from making fresh disclosures about how hundreds of Iraqis and Afghans captured by British and American special forces were rendered to prisons where they faced torture.”

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The Guardian, 29th February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

New warning to faith charities – The Guardian

Posted February 29th, 2008 in charities, news by sally

“Faith charities encouraging or promoting violence or hatred risk losing their charitable status as part of a radical overhaul proposed by the Charity Commission.”

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The Guardian, 29th February 2008

source: www.guardian.co.uk

CCTV and DNA advances add to bills but minister calls rises unacceptable – The Times

Posted February 28th, 2008 in council tax, news, police by sally

“Soaring costs of surveillance technology to combat crime and terrorism has contributed to the eleventh consecutive round of inflation-breaking council tax rises.”

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The Times, 28th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Met chief intervenes over Conway payments – The Guardian

Posted February 28th, 2008 in expenses, news, parliament by sally

“Parliament’s standards watchdog has been asked to consider whether the Derek Conway case should be referred to Scotland Yard.”

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The Guardian, 28th February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Curry poisoner wife gets 30 years – The Guardian

Posted February 28th, 2008 in murder, news, poisoning, sentencing by sally

“A woman who attempted to kill her husband by putting antifreeze in his curry was today jailed for 30 years.”

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The Guardian, 28th February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

QCs battle against the Law Society – The Times

Posted February 28th, 2008 in copyright, Law Society, news, publishing by sally

” The delicious spectacle of dog eat dog — two QCs pitched against the Law Society in the courts — looks as if it will settle, thus avoid an embarrassing dispute.”

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The Times, 28th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

R (M) v Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough Council – WLR Daily

Posted February 28th, 2008 in children, housing, law reports, social services by sally

R (M) v Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough Council [2008] UKHL 14; WLR (D) 64

“A child who had been provided with accommodation by the housing department of a local authority but had not been brought to the attention of their children’s services department had not been ‘looked after’ under s 22(1) of the Children Act 1989 and was accordingly not entitled, having reached 18, to support under the Act as a ‘former relevant child’.”

WLR Daily, 27th February 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Mayr v Bäckerei und Konditorei Gerhard Flöckner OHG – WLR Daily

Mayr v Bäckerei und Konditorei Gerhard Flöckner OHG (Case C-506/06): WLR (D) 63

“An employee who was dismissed at a time between the in vitro fertilisation of her ova and the transfer of the fertilised ova to her uterus was not “pregnant” for the purposes of Directive 92/85 on the safety and health at work of pregnant workers, but her dismissal was unlawful under Directive 76/207 on equal treatment for men and women in employment matters if it was essentially based on the fact that she was undergoing in vitro fertilisation treatment.”

WLR Daily, 27th February 2008

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.