Evidence in honours inquiry ‘not revealed’ ‘hidden’ in probe – The Independent

Posted November 15th, 2007 in news, peerages & dignities by sally

“The ‘most significant’ evidence discovered by police during the cash-for-honours inquiry has not been revealed to the public, according to an official report by one of the senior investigators in the case.”

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The Independent, 15th November 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

George’s Dando appeal ruling due – BBC News

Posted November 15th, 2007 in appeals, murder, news by sally

“Barry George is due to learn if an appeal against his conviction for the murder of BBC TV presenter Jill Dando in 1999 has been successful.”

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BBC News, 15th November 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Tighter security measures target railway stations – The Independent

Posted November 15th, 2007 in news, terrorism by sally

“Security is being stepped up at hundreds of railway stations, airports, ports and power stations amid fears that suicide bombers could strike at ‘soft targets’.”

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The Independent, 15th Novemebr 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Appeal over children in Pakistan – BBC News

Posted November 15th, 2007 in child abduction, news, Pakistan, wardship by sally

“A High Court judge in London has issued an urgent plea for four Oxfordshire children being kept in Pakistan by their father to be returned to the UK.”

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BBC News, 14th November 2007

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Crown lawyer accuses UK’s top prosecutor – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 15th, 2007 in bullying, Crown Prosecution Service, news by sally

“The country’s top prosecutor ‘publicly humiliated’ a Crown Prosecution Service lawyer by removing her from her job over unfounded bullying claims, a tribunal has heard.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th November 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Fantasist jailed for nailgun attack claims – The Guardian

“A fantasist who shot himself with a nailgun on two occasions before claiming that he had been attacked by thugs in an attempt to win compensation was jailed for two and a half years yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 15th November 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Brown seeks all-party consensus on extending detention limit – The Independent

Posted November 15th, 2007 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“Gordon Brown is preparing to water down his plan to double the maximum period for which suspected terrorists can be held without charge in an attempt to win all-party agreement for a higher limit. The Prime Minister, who has previously hinted at his support for the limit to be raised from 28 to 56 days, adopted a more conciliatory approach in a Commons statement yesterday.”

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The Independent, 15th November 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Restrictions threaten breach of European law – The Times

Posted November 15th, 2007 in EC law, news, sport by sally

“Hopes that clubs can be forced to field a quota of players from their home nation by using the new EU treaty are doomed to fail, according to the European Commission.”

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The Times, 15th November 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Doctors may be prosecuted if their laptops are stolen – The Times

Posted November 15th, 2007 in data protection, doctors, news by sally

“Doctors who have laptops containing patients’ records stolen from their cars could end up in court.”

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The Times, 15th November 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Chris Langham freed as judge accepts appeal – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 14th, 2007 in children, computer crime, news, pornography, sentencing by sally

“Chris Langham will walk free from prison later today after the Court of Appeal cut his sentence for downloading the most extreme kind of child pornography.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th November 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Brown announces anti-terror plan to protect public venues – The Independent

Posted November 14th, 2007 in news, terrorism by sally

“Gordon Brown today unveiled a wide-ranging package of measures to bolster security in public places while attempting to prevent young people being radicalised by violent extremists.”

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The Independent, 14th November 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Justice Outside London – Administrative Courts in Cardiff, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds? – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted November 14th, 2007 in Administrative Court, press releases by sally

“A Judicial Working Group, looking at the administration of justice outside of London, has recommended that four regional centres of the Administrative Court be established: in Cardiff, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds. This will allow regional High Court sittings to take place regularly outside London.”

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Judiciary of England and Wales press release, 14th November 2007

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Related link: Justice Outside London: Report of Judicial Working Group

Minister backtracks over detention limit – The Guardian

Posted November 14th, 2007 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“The government was plunged into disarray today over its proposed terror laws as security minister Lord West retracted his statement that he was not ‘totally convinced’ about the need to extend detention of terror suspects for more than 28 days without charge.”

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The Guardian, 14th November 2007

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Police complaints on the increase – BBC News

Posted November 14th, 2007 in complaints, news, police by sally

“Almost half of complaints against police are allegations of rudeness or neglect, according to a watchdog.”

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BBC News, 14th November 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Mobile Version

Posted November 14th, 2007 in news by sally

A mobile-friendly version of the Current Awareness Blog is now available at http://innertemple.mofuse.mobi/  

Darfuri asylum seekers can be sent to Khartoum, Lords rule – The Times

Posted November 14th, 2007 in asylum, deportation, news, Sudan by sally

“The House of Lords has ruled that Darfuri asylum seekers can be deported to the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, overturning an earlier court of appeal decision.”

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The Guardian, 14th November 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Stolen secrets allegation must go to full trial, rules High Court – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 14th, 2007 in confidentiality, news by sally

“A judge has said that he could not say for sure that a claim for breach of confidence was without merit based solely on an expert’s view that the information in dispute was in the public domain. He said the case must go to a full trial.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th November 2007

Source: www.out-law.com

Legal Services Act 2007

Posted November 14th, 2007 in legal services, legislation by sally

Legal Services Act 2007 published

Full text of Act

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Brown to confirm role for police in border force – The Guardian

Posted November 14th, 2007 in immigration, news, police, terrorism by sally

“Gordon Brown will today clarify the future role of the police in his plans for a unified border force designed to track and stem the flow of potential terrorists into the country.”

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The Guardian, 14th November 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted November 14th, 2007 in law reports by sally

High Court (Chancery Division)

Gaines-Cooper v Revenue and Customs [2007] EWHC 2617 (Ch) (13 November 2007)

Tackaberry & Anor v Hollis & Ors [2007] EWHC 2633 (Ch) (13 November 2007)

Van Der Merwe & Anor v IIG Capital LLC [2007] EWHC 2631 (Ch) (13 November 2007)

High Court (Commercial Court)

El Nasharty v J. Sainsbury Plc [2007] EWHC 2618 (Comm) (13 November 2007)

Source: www.bailii.org