Customer data ‘needs protection’ – BBC News

Posted April 22nd, 2008 in data protection, news by sally

“Companies and public bodies are not doing enough to protect customers’ data, the UK’s privacy watchdog and a major survey of security have said.”

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BBC News, 21st April 2008

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Mayor who refereed while on benefits faces jail – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 22nd, 2008 in benefits, disabled persons, fraud, news by sally

“A town’s mayor is facing jail after being caught refereeing football matches while claiming more than £9,000 in disability benefits.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd April 2008

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The CPS is putting prosecution standards at risk – The Times

“Justice and the public interest seem to come a poor second to targets that the Director of Public Prosecutions is insisting on.”

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The Times, 22nd April 2008

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Driver is jailed for 51st offence – BBC News

Posted April 21st, 2008 in news, road traffic offences, sentencing by sally

“A 35-year-old man has been jailed for eight months and banned for driving for five years for his 51st offence of driving while disqualified.”

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BBC News, 21st April 2008

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Babysitter guilty of boy’s murder – BBC News

Posted April 21st, 2008 in child abuse, murder, news, sexual offences, young offenders by sally

“A teenage babysitter has been found guilty of the murder of a 22-month-old boy in his care.”

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BBC News, 21st April 2008

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File-sharing should not be a crime, says European Parliament – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 21st, 2008 in copyright, internet, news by sally

“The European Parliament has said that copyright-infringing music and film file-sharing should not be criminalised. The Parliament has said that file-sharers should not be prosecuted as criminal offenders unless they seek to profit from the sharing.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 21st April 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

Bank charges ruling due on Thursday – The Guardian

Posted April 21st, 2008 in banking, news by sally

“The long-running controversy over bank charges could come a step closer to being resolved this week after it was announced that the judge hearing the test case would be handing down his judgment on Thursday.”

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The Guardian, 21st April 2008

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College of Law set for 2009 Manchester launch – Legal Week

Posted April 21st, 2008 in legal education, news by sally

“The College of Law has announced plans to open up a new centre in Manchester.”

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Legal Week, 21st April 2008

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How to . . . move from the Bar to the City – The Times

Posted April 21st, 2008 in barristers, law firms, special report by sally

“Murray Rosen, QC, explains why he traded the serenity of Lincoln’s Inn for the more frenetic pace of Herbert Smith.”

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The Times, 21st April 2008

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted April 21st, 2008 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

R v T [2008] EWCA Crim 815 (16 April 2008)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Oxford Legal Group Ltd v Sibbasbridge Services Plc & Anor [2008] EWCA Civ 387 (18 April 2008)

High Court (Family Division)

M v H [2008] EWHC 324 (Fam) (21 February 2008)

SW v RC [2008] EWHC 73 (Fam) (24 January 2008)

P v P [2007] EWHC 2877 (Fam) (11 December 2007)

B County Council v R & Anor [2007] EWHC 2742 (Fam) (22 November 2007)

Source: www.bailii.org

Legal Services Commission v Rasool – Times Law Reports

Posted April 21st, 2008 in costs, law reports, legal aid, time limits by sally

Legal Services Commission v Rasool

Court of Appeal

“Where the Legal Services Commission sought to recover sums following the revocation of a legal aid certificate, the quantum of costs paid or payable need not first be established before a cause of action accrued.”

The Times, 21st April 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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

Regina v Plant – Times Law Reports

Posted April 21st, 2008 in criminal procedure, indictments, law reports by sally

Regina v Plant

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“Where a summary offence was tried with an indictable offence in the crown court but there was no case to answer on the indictable offence, the summary offence did not have to be withdrawn from the jury and retried before justices.”

The Times, 21st April 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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MY (Turkey) v Secretary of State for Home Department – Times Law Reports

Posted April 21st, 2008 in evidence, immigration, law reports, witnesses by sally

MY (Turkey) v Secretary of State for Home Department

Court of Appeal

“Where an immigration judge found a witness to be reliable and accepted his evidence, it was inappropriate and an error of law for another immigration judge at a second hearing to attack the credibility of the same witness.”

The Times, 21st April 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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

Lawyers fight plans for case-worker trials – The Times

Posted April 21st, 2008 in barristers, magistrates, news, rights of audience by sally

“Barristers begin an offensive today over plans to allow non-lawyers to conduct magistrates’ courts trials.”

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The Times, 21st April 2008

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New anti-terrorism rules ‘allow US to spy on British motorists’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 21st, 2008 in data protection, news, privacy, road traffic by sally

“Routine journeys carried out by millions of British motorists can be monitored by authorities in the United States and other enforcement agencies across the world under anti-terrorism rules introduced discreetly by Jacqui Smith.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st April 2008

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Inquiry reveals errors in investigation of Eddie Gilfoyle – The Times

Posted April 21st, 2008 in murder, news, police by sally

“Nine blunders were made by police investigating the death of a woman whose husband claims he was wrongly jailed for her murder, an inquiry report seen by The Times shows.”

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The Times, 21st April 2008

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Man jailed for first Friends Reunited murder – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 21st, 2008 in internet, murder, news by sally

“A Sardinian who stabbed his wife’s British lover to death has become the first person to be convicted of a murder involving the website Friends Reunited.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th April 2008

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Drink-drive offenders could keep licences – The Times

Posted April 21st, 2008 in alcohol abuse, news, road traffic by sally

“Drink drivers would no longer automatically lose their licences under government plans to lower the alcohol limit for motorists to the equivalent of less than a pint of beer or glass of wine.”

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The Times, 21st April 2008

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Increase in sex offender arrests – BBC News

Posted April 21st, 2008 in children, news, sexual offences by sally

“The number of suspected child sex offenders arrested in the UK has risen threefold in the past year, says the organisation set up to tackle abuse.”

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BBC News, 20th April 2008

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Government to quiz households on sex lives and salaries – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 21st, 2008 in news, statistics by sally

“More than 500,000 people a year are to be questioned about their sex lives and salaries by Government inspectors, it has emerged.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st April 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk