Barristers told reforms needed to lure less well-off trainees – Financial Times

Posted April 5th, 2007 in barristers, news by sally

“Poorer students are likely to be driven away from becoming barristers unless the profession takes action to make itself more accessible, the Bar Council chairman warned yesterday.”

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Financial Times, 5th April 2007

Source: www.ft.com

Daily Telegraph Law Reports, 5th April 2007

Posted April 5th, 2007 in law reports by sally

Vranicki v. Architects Registration Board

R (Transport for London) v. Parking Adjudicator

Milton v. Crown Prosecution Service

Siddorn v. Patel & Anr

Antoniades v. East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust

R (Malik) v. Waltham Forest NHS Primary Care Trust & Anr

Daily Telegraph, 5th April 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Please note that the Daily Telegraph Law Reports are only available online for one week.

‘Only merit and potential necessary to enter the Bar’ – Bar Council

Posted April 5th, 2007 in barristers, reports by sally

“The interim report of a high-level Working Party, chaired by Law Lord, Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, says that the Bar should be equally open to all, irrespective of any barriers which are not connected with merit or potential.  It suggests changes from school level through to pupillage, including placement schemes in sets of chambers for less privileged children, and loan schemes on preferential terms for Bar students.”

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Bar Council press release, 5th April 2007

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Unlocking the door to the Bar – Legal Week

Posted April 5th, 2007 in barristers, news by sally

“The long-awaited report by Lord Neuberger’s working party on widening access to the Bar was officially unveiled today (5 April). The report sets out a number of proposals for boosting access and diversity within the bar.”

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Legal Week, 5th April 2007

Source: www.legalweek.com

Bar group floats capping BVC places and relaxing funding in access push – Legal Week

Posted April 5th, 2007 in barristers, legal education, news by sally

“The Bar Council may limit the number of places available on the Bar Vocational Course (BVC) and force course providers to reveal students’ chances of gaining a pupillage as part of a shake-up of the profession’s recruitment rules.”

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Legal Week, 5th April 2007

Source: www.legalweek.com

Justice Ministry’s welcome marred by political fallout – Legal Week

Posted April 5th, 2007 in Ministry of Justice, news by sally

“It perhaps says much about the fortunes of the Government – and the political controversy surrounding the Home Office – that the long-awaited creation of a Ministry of Justice should finally become a reality to so little fanfare or support.”

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Legal Week, 5th April 2007

Source: www.legalweek.com

National strategy to enhance prosecution of extremist radicalisers – Attorney General’s Office

Posted April 5th, 2007 in incitement, news, terrorism by sally

“A national strategy to enhance the investigation and prosecution of extremist radicalisers in the UK – those who incite others to terrorism, violence or hatred of other groups – was announced by the Attorney General, Lord Goldsmith today.” 

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Attorney General’s Office press release, 5th April 2007

Source: www.attorneygeneral.gov.uk

Goldsmith has radical preachers in his sights – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 5th, 2007 in Islam, news, terrorism by sally

“A drive against Islamist fanatics is being launched by the Government today to counter the growing radicalism that could fuel a new wave of terrorist bombings.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th April 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Brain-damaged man faces death for drug smuggling – The Independent

Posted April 5th, 2007 in death penalty, drug trafficking, news by sally

“A naturalised Briton who suffered brain damage in the Vietnam War will be shot by firing squad unless Tony Blair intervenes in his appeal, according to lawyers representing him. ”

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The Independent, 5th April 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Ban on human-animal embryos is unacceptable, MPs say – The Guardian

Posted April 5th, 2007 in embryology, news by sally

“Government plans to outlaw the creation of embryos which are part-human, part-animal are ‘unacceptable’ and threaten to undermine Britain’s leading position in stem cell science, MPs will say today.”

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The Guardian, 5th April 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Do we need limits to raise the Bar? – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 5th, 2007 in barristers, news by sally

“This is an idea whose moment may have come, Lord Neuberger tells me. The recently appointed law lord is explaining why he thinks that a working party set up by the Bar of England and Wales may have the answer to a recruitment problem that has stumped nine previous committees over the past 16 years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th April 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Neglectful dog owners could face prosecution – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 5th, 2007 in dogs, news by sally

“Owners of fat dogs or cats could face prosecution under the Animal Welfare Act which comes into force tomorrow.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th April 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Judges halt attempt to deport hundreds of Darfuri refugees – The Times

Posted April 5th, 2007 in asylum, news by sally

“The deportation of hundreds of Darfuri asylum-seekers was halted yesterday after three judges ruled that the conditions in camps near Khartoum were ‘unduly harsh’.”

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The Times, 5th April 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Judge frees man who had sex with girl, 10 – The Times

Posted April 5th, 2007 in news, sexual offences by sally

“A man was “traumatised” when he discovered that the girl he had had sex with was aged 10 and he was to be charged with rape, a court heard yesterday.”

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The Times, 5th April 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Monitoring of employee breached human rights, says European Court – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 4th, 2007 in employment, human rights, news by sally

“The monitoring by a Welsh college of an employee’s email, phone and internet use was a breach of her human rights, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled. The UK Government must pay £3,000 damages and legal costs in the case.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 4th April 2007

Source: www.out-law.com

Terror suspect wins control case – BBC News

Posted April 4th, 2007 in news, terrorism by sally

“A terror suspect won a battle against a control order imposed by the Home Secretary to limit his movements.”

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BBC News, 4th April 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Dispute resolutions fail say harassed employees – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 4th, 2007 in dispute resolution, employment, news by sally

“Workplace dispute resolution procedures make cases of discrimination worse and do not benefit the victim, according to sufferers of harassment on grounds of religion or sexual orientation.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 4th April 2007

Source: www.out-law.com

Public bodies face legal threat over disability scheme – The Times

Posted April 4th, 2007 in disability discrimination, news by sally

“The Disability Rights Commission has threatened 65 public organisations including fire services, councils, colleges and probation boards with legal action after accusing them of failing to comply with new disability laws. ”

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The Times, 4th April 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Darfur refugees allowed to stay in the UK – The Guardian

Posted April 4th, 2007 in asylum, news, Sudan by sally

“The removal of Darfuri asylum seekers from the UK for relocation in Sudanese refugee or squatter camps was brought to an abrupt halt by the court of appeal today.”

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The Guardian, 4th April 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

BAILII: Recent decisions

Posted April 4th, 2007 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Hickling v Baker [2007] EWCA Civ 287 (04 April 2007)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Leaf, R. v [2007] EWCA Crim 802 (04 April 2007)

Taylor & Anor, R. v [2007] EWCA Crim 803 (04 April 2007)

Gittins & Anor, R. v [2007] EWCA Crim 806 (04 April 2007)

European Court of Human Rights

COPLAND v. THE UNITED KINGDOM – 62617/00 [2007] ECHR 253 (3 April 2007)

Source: www.bailii.org